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Neuro reunion shows off progress

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They were brought together by some of the worst moments of their lives – but you’d never know, if you witnessed the hugs and snapshots and, yes, laughter, at the first-ever reunion of patients from UW Hospital’s Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, writes Susan Lampert Smith.  

Top Stories

Report highlights UW retention and grad rates

UW–Madison has a freshman-sophomore retention rate of nearly 94 percent, and a six-year graduation rate of nearly 83 percent, according to an annual accountability report presented to the Board of Regents. Related: UW plans new research and teaching facilities to support dairy, meat and poultry processors.

Transportation Services highlights campus changes

Transportation Services is reminding the campus community of several recent and upcoming changes to bus routes, auto parking, moped parking and the SAFEride program.

Badger Bash is back & celebrating 40 years!

Be a part of Badger game day! Stop by Union South before kickoff Saturday, Sept 1 to catch the UW Marching Band, great food and fun for the whole family. More details.

Around Campus

Hackathon bridges a divide

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Scientists and humanities scholars are teaming up to harness the power of computing in the innovative Hackathon series at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.    

Robins: West Nile’s ‘super spreaders?’

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Birds are far and away the most frequent carriers of West Nile virus, and the ubiquitous robin, a mainstay of suburban American lawns, cemeteries and golf courses, has now been identified in several studies, including one by Professor Tony Goldberg's group, as the West Nile "super spreader."

Ceremony celebrates Memorial Union groundbreaking

With a backdrop of sailboats and the UW Alumni Band playing “On, Wisconsin,” the campus community celebrated the Memorial Union Reinvestment Project at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday.


Blogging from the conventions

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Political science Professor Byron Shafer is at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and is blogging about his observations. He's following up by visiting the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.


Nelson’s Holloway wins clean energy award

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Nelson Institute associate professor Tracey Holloway is the recipient of the first-ever C3E award for education and mentorship in clean energy. The award is a key component of the U.S. Department of Energy's unique program to help increase the number of women engaged in clean energy disciplines.

Interim vice provost for teaching and learning named

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Christopher Olsen has been named interim vice provost for teaching and learning, following Aaron Brower’s appointment as interim provost at UW-Extension and special assistant to UW System President Kevin Reilly.

In Memoriam

Graduate School’s Knickmeyer dies unexpectedly

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James F. Knickmeyer, the Graduate School's associate dean for administration, died unexpectedly early Monday, Aug. 27 at his Madison home. He was 61. "We have lost a wonderful friend and colleague," says Graduate School Dean Martin Cadwallader.

In the Media

From tragedy to training

In the wake of recent shooting tragedies both in and outside of Wisconsin, WISC-TV follows UW-Madison Police through a jarringly realistic training exercise for an "active shooter" situation at the Kohl Center.


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