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Intersection of art, science

Drawn from a record number of entries, 10 pictures at the intersection of art and science have been chosen as winners of the 2013 UW-Madison Cool Science Image contest. Here, nanoflowers made of zinc oxide (ZnO), an important semiconductor in the electronics industry, are captured by chemistry grad student Audrey Forticaux via scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Top Stories

Teaching patient advocacy can be better online

Photo: Meg Gaines

Center for Patient Partnerships Director Meg Gaines was skeptical of teaching patient advocacy online. But now, she says she was wrong. "You can not only do it, but in some ways, you can teach it better online because people have the time to absorb things."

Hilldale Awards honor teaching, research, service

Four faculty members are the recipients of this year's Hilldale Awards, which honor contributions to teaching, research and service. The awards are based on UW's four major divisions: biological sciences, physical sciences, social studies, and arts and humanities.

Wisconsin Energy Institute Opening

Celebrate with us April 5-6! Public events include: energy career fair, research symposium and hands-on activities.

Around Campus

Friends of the Libraries Book Sale starts April 3

Library book sale

The Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries Spring Book Sale, one of the largest used book sales in Wisconsin with more than 15,000 books to choose from, will be held Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6.

Search formed for Secretary of the Academic Staff

A search committee of eight has begun the process of identifying a new secretary of academic staff. The person selected will replace Donna Silver, who retired Jan. 3.

Construction damage closes part of Park Street

North Park Street is temporarily closed between Langdon Street and Observatory Drive due to construction activity that damaged an underground pipe. The work is causing detours for Routes 80, 81 and 82.

Campus Initiatives

HR Design Web chat set for April 8

Logo: HR Design project

Set a reminder to join a web chat from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8 to discuss implementation of the HR Design strategic plan. Project leaders will be on the chat to answer questions. For more information about the plan, go to the HR Design website.

Inside Info

How to make cooking for one healthy, convenient

Photo: woman making salad

Cooking for one may not always seem like it's worth the time when there are quicker choices available. But opting for convenience doesn't have to mean sacrificing good nutrition, if you follow these tips from UW-Extension's Susan Nitzke. The 645,000 single-person households in Wisconsin should take note.


Downey’s top ten for new department chairs

Photo: Greg Downey

What do new department chairs think about? What should they think about as they shift from research and teaching to the world of administration? Journalism and Mass Communication's Greg Downey offers his top ten list.

In Memoriam

Jerry Marwell, expert on social movements, dies at 76

Gerald Marwell, Richard T. Ely Professor Emeritus of sociology, died March 24 in New York City. "Jerry was one of the great sociologists of his generation, and highly respected among all of the different generations of our department," says Letters & Science Dean Gary Sandefur.


UW Varsity Band promises an indoor Fifth Quarter

Photo: Varsity Band concert

The 2013 edition of the UW Varsity Band Concert will be bigger and better than ever, says conductor Mike Leckrone, who promises handclapping Badger favorites, multimedia displays, dramatic pyrotechnics, and aerial stunts performed by Leckrone himself.  

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