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Go Big Read goes “Radioactive”

Photo: Radioactive cover

Interim Chancellor David Ward has selected "Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout" by Pulitzer Prize-nominated New York Times illustrator Lauren Redniss as the book for the fourth year of Go Big Read, the university's common reading program. The theme of this year's event is "innovation."

Top Stories

Forms of online learning enhance students’ experiences

Logo: Educational Innovation

Educational Innovation is aimed at enhancing student learning while improving the university’s capacity and finding new revenue sources. Through it, teachers are being encouraged to think about how to offer classes solely online or in a blended environment, which means teaching with a mix of online and in-person techniques.

Chill Out & Grill Out

Whether you’re cooling down after Crazylegs or gearing up for the Badger spring football game, you’ll want to stop by Union South Saturday, April 28. Join us for brats fresh off the grill, live music, and plenty of family-friendly activities.

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Around Campus

National science reporter visiting UW-Madison campus

Juliet Eilperin

Juliet Eilperin, national environmental reporter for The Washington Post, is visiting campus this week as public affairs writer in residence. She will talk about her book, “Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks,” at 4 p.m. today at the Pyle Center.

Moving from the studio to the world

Pottery

Artists needing help getting their work from the studio to the world can find assistance through The Flourishing Artist, an online resource hub offering tips on everything from how to find inspiration to shipping and packing artwork.

Digital Salon showcases student new media projects

Projects from the third annual Digital Salon, an exhibition of new media projects by UW-Madison students are being exhibited online, showcasing videos, animations, podcasts, games, graphic novels, websites, blogs, multimedia presentations, installations and posters by undergraduate and graduate students.

For the record: Chemical application on grounds

Spring means it's time to think about pesticide use on campus. In accordance with the university's stormwater permit and Pesticide Use Policy, pesticide applicators are to notify the Central Answering and Response Service at 263-3333 prior to using a pesticide.

Inside Info

Taking steps toward better health

Stairs

School of Medicine and Public Health students have started the "Stairs for Wellness" program, a public health campaign to encourage those in the Health Sciences Learning Center to boost their activity level and burn a few extra calories each day by taking the stairs.

Buzz

Spring cleaning in Lake Mendota

Photo: Lake Mendota

If you head down to the shore of Lake Mendota today, you’ll notice you can see right down to the bottom. In fact, the current Secchi reading is seven meters, meaning you can get a clear view of Lake Mendota’s depths more than 20 feet down. The Center for Limnology's blog explains why.

Milestones

Guggenheim Foundation names two UW-Madison faculty as fellows

Alexander Kiselev, professor of mathematics, and Asifa Quraishi-Landes, assistant professor of law, were selected for 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards, which recognize artists, scholars and scientists based on distinguished past achievement and exceptional future promise.

Three UW-Madison scholars elected to prestigious academy

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected Robert Fettiplace, Steenbock Professor of neural and behavioral sciences, Margaret J. McFall-Ngai, professor of medical microbiology and immunology, Steve J. Stern, the Alberto Flores Galindo and Hilldale Professor of history, for induction into its 2012 class.

In the Media

State Journal: School of Nursing project many years in the making

Photo: Nursing building

After 10 years of planning and development, Dean Katharyn May and Gov. Scott Walker broke ground on the $52 million building on April 21.

Events

Public policy symposium to explore Wisconsin Idea

Logo: Wisconsin Idea

The La Follette School of Public Affairs will link public policy to the Wisconsin Idea in a symposium called "The Wisconsin Idea at 100: Making the Link to Policy," on Thursday, April 26, in Memorial Union's Tripp Commons.

Interact

Thank an administrative professional

Administrative professionals power every large organization, UW-Madison included. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, on Wednesday, April 25, the University Club is offering a free dessert for any UW administrative professional who comes in for lunch. Who helps power your office? Share your thanks.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.