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Uniquely human

Art: two people's faces merging

The scholarship of Robert Enright and Donna Hicks is like the branches of a family tree. Enright, an educational psychology professor renowned for his exploration into the role of forgiveness, was Hicks’ adviser while she worked on her doctoral degree at the UW. As Enright continued his groundbreaking work, Hicks began studying the complex and emotional topic of dignity. On Wisconsin Magazine talked to this teacher and his student, now peers, both of whom demonstrate a willingness to examine the dark places within us, and a commitment to bring them into the light.

Top Stories

Four L&S dean finalists announced

South Hall

Three UW-Madison professors, along with a fourth candidate who taught here for 18 years, have been named as finalists to become dean of the College of Letters & Science. The new dean will succeed Gary Sandefur, who has led the college since 2004.

Blooms are behind at Arboretum

It's shaping up as the latest spring on record at the UW Arboretum. “Generally, we’re seeing six or seven of the woodland flowers blooming at this time, but right now we’re seeing zero,” says native plant gardener Susan Carpenter.

DoIT Tech Store & Help Desk Grand Opening! 333 East Campus Mall

Join us tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 333 East Campus Mall for a grand opening celebration at our newest location. We’ll have special deals, free food, giveaways and even Bucky Badger!


Around Campus

Sociologist analyzes NBA player’s coming out

Photo: Jason Collins on cover of Sports Illustrated

Jane Allyn Piliavin, who is teaching the course Sociology of Sport in the upcoming summer session, thought, “I’m going to have to change my lecture on gays in sports” when NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay. Inside UW–Madison talked with Piliavin in the wake of Monday's news.

Violinist Tyrone Greive to retire from School of Music

Photo: Tyrone Greive with violin

After 36 years as professor of violin and tireless supporter of the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic, Tyrone Greive is retiring this spring. Greive will perform  a free concert with the UW Symphony Orchestra May 3 at 8 p.m. in Mills Hall.

Inside Info

What’s on your bookshelf?

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery wants to know what you're reading and how it influences your work. Soyeon Shim, dean of the School of Human Ecology, reveals that she recently read "Ender’s Game," a young adult science fiction novel that is more than meets the eye.


Rolich preserves fragile library materials

Photo: Andrea Rolich

To Andrea Rolich, preservation librarian at Memorial Library, knowing that a fragile, crumbling, or otherwise unusable old text can be made fully accessible to users is very fulfilling. Her goal is to maintain and enhance access to all of the great research materials available through the University Libraries.


Anticipating ‘The Great Gatsby’ with David Zimmerman

“The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is one of English professor David Zimmerman’s favorite novels. In advance of the May 10 release of Baz Luhrmann’s new film, Zimmerman shares insights about the book and its characters.


Bousquet, returning from Eau Claire, to rejoin faculty

Photo: Gilles Bousquet

Gilles Bousquet, dean of international studies and vice provost for globalization, will rejoin the faculty in July after taking leave to serve as UW-Eau Claire’s interim chancellor during the 2012-13 academic year. Guido Podestá has agreed to continue in an interim role until the search for a permanent dean has taken place.

Zoologist elected to prestigious academy

Anthony Ives, Plaenert-Bascom Professor of Zoology, has been elected to membership in the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ives studies the way interaction among species in an ecological community may influence their response to changes in their environment.

In the Media

MJS: UW grad leads National Weather Service

Photo: Louis Uccellini

Even though it's been decades since Louis Uccellini was a UW student, he vividly remembers the state's weather and quickly rattles off details of three blizzards that hit his senior year, writes the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Favorite outdoor work and study spots?

Photo: Education Building outdoor plaza

Everyone loves the Union Terrace. But what are some of your other favorite outdoor patios, gardens and plazas? We're looking for input for a future story about the the best places to work and study — that aren't an office or library.

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