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Bascom ups and downs

Photo: students walking up and down Bascom Hill

Bascom Hill at class change can be chaotic at best. Find yourself going against the flow, and you're little more than a speed bump to the approaching hordes. Now, university officials have announced an obvious but never-tried safety measure in a move to bring more order to pedestrian movement through UW-Madison's most venerable corridor.

Top Stories

UW, Madison schools team on educator preparation

School children

The School of Education and the Madison Metropolitan School District agreed to strengthen their partnership to ensure that every school has the best educators to boost student achievement through the Forward Madison initiative.

Three to receive honorary degrees

Diplomas ans stoles

Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss; Tom Lyon, who built and led the world's largest animal genetics cooperative; and producer and former National Endowment for the Arts Chair Rocco Landesman will be the recipients of honorary degrees at UW–Madison in a ceremony on Friday, May 16.

Badgers’ next stop: Dallas

Sam Dekker dunk

The Badger basketball team heads for Dallas this week and a berth in the Final Four. Badger fans welcomed them home Sunday after they defeated top-seeded Arizona to clinch the West Regional. To check out the social media conversation about the Badgers, visit our Final Four social media hub.

50 weeks a year!

This series offers you a glimpse into amazing research. This week, UW researcher David Wassarman highlights how understanding traumatic brain injuries starts small, with fruit flies. Learn More

Around Campus

Four to receive Hilldale Awards

UW crest

Four UW-Madison faculty members – Elliott Sober, Donata Oertel, Thomas Kuech and Donald Downs – will receive this year's Hilldale Awards in recognition of their contributions to teaching, research and service. The awards will be presented at Monday's Faculty Senate meeting.

Competition seeks solutions to climate change

Earth from space

A new competition to spark climate change solutions begins Friday at UW-Madison. Individuals and groups can participate in a team-based challenge to design practical solutions to mitigate or adapt to climate change.  

Professor’s words help community explore its beliefs

Shawnika Hull

Shawnika Hull, an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, helped craft the messages for Acceptance Journeys – a Milwaukee marketing campaign that aims to reduce anti-gay feelings in the community.

Outside UW

Science on Tap sparks UW, Northwoods dialogue

Anna Pidgeon

UW-Madison researchers are highlighting the university’s impact more than 200 miles away from campus through a series of conversations at a Minocqua brewery involving community members on topics ranging from carnivore conservation to climate change.  

Inside Info

Sea Grant rolls out Eat Wisconsin Fish campaign

Tilapia

The Sea Grant Institute's Eat Wisconsin Fish campaign emphasizes that by purchasing fish from state fish farmers and Great Lakes commercial fishers, you're keeping your food dollars close to home. Check out recipes and find out more about the nutritional value of fish.

Milestones

Margaret Tennessen appointed to FP&M post

Margaret Tennessen

Margaret Tennessen will become the new deputy to Bill Elvey, associate vice chancellor of Facilities Planning & Management, beginning April 21. Tennessen is currently the assistant director for administration at the Wisconsin Union. She succeeds Dorothy Steele, who retired in October 2013.

In Memoriam

Artist and professor Don Reitz dies at 84

Don Reitz

The New York Times wrote this obituary of Don Reitz, a renowned artist who died on March 19 at his home in Clarkdale, Ariz. at age 84. A ceramics artist, Reitz was known for his provocative works of abstract art. He taught at UW-Madison for 25 years before retiring in 1988.

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