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Housing, remade

Paul Evans

Paul Evans retires next month after having led University Housing through a period of renewal, growth and change. Evans has been with the division since 1978, and served as director for the past 16 years. His achievements, and those of his division, are reflected in residential learning communities and new and updated facilities that meet the needs of today's students. Related: Finalists for housing director named.

Top Stories

Mailick to join Graduate School

Marsha Mailick

Marsha Mailick, a longtime University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member and veteran of research leadership roles at the university, has been selected by Chancellor Rebecca Blank as interim successor to Martin Cadwallader, who is returning to the faculty.

HR Design advances on several fronts

Photo: "W" crest on Kohl Center

Last week's legislative approval of a new UW-Madison personnel management system gives the green light for implementation of most of the HR Design Strategic Plan on July 1, 2015, but work has been continuing on other components of the plan as well.

Noon @ the Niche

How and why do we age? How can we live longer? And what can we learn from worm models? Hear from Prof. Craig Atwood. Wed. April 30, noon – 1 p.m., Discovery Building.

Around Campus

Community commitment drives Valdez

Carmen Valdez

As an academic, Carmen Valdez appreciates the importance of conducting quality research and the value of producing fresh knowledge that can advance a field. But it’s the work that directly touches the lives of others that drives this associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology.

Happy Cranniversary ice cream marks CALS’ 125th

UW-Madison’s dairy plant churned its first batch of Happy Cranniversary, a cranberry-flavored vanilla base loaded with whole cranberries and cranberry sauce created in honor of the 125th anniversary of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.  

Students win award for recycling program

Styrocycle team

A team of UW-Madison undergraduates has won a $90,000 award to expand a novel Styrofoam reuse and recycling program in the Madison area.The award will enable the team to expand and prototype their program to reduce packaging waste through collection and reuse of bio-shipping containers.

Inside Info

Ticks likely survivors of a harsh winter

Susan Paskewitz

Entomologist Susan Paskewitz talks about ticks, which were seen in abundance in Wisconsin last year. Although the winter was brutal, she suspects tick populations may not be heavily affected and discusses the arrival of the Lonestar tick and ticks' challenges to human health.    


State redesigns

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State government's official website,, has a new design and new features. DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch says in a memo that the site will be more user-friendly and was redesigned at no cost to taxpayers.

Video: Dancing, doctors and whey on BTN show

Video cap: dance student becomes teacher

A dance student's life changes when she becomes the teacher; a doctor uses biofeedback to control a serious medical condition; and Badger athletes recharge themselves "the Wisconsin whey" — all on Forward Motion tomorrow night at 7:30. Watch the promo for details.

In the Media

DARE reboots for new generation

Photo: computer screen with DARE survey

The Appleton Post-Crescent peeks in on a Menasha family filling out the latest survey by the Dictionary of American Regional English. How well do you know Wisconsin words? Take the quiz.

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