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Lake research

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Jake Walsh (right), graduate researcher for the Center for Limnology, and undergraduate Carly Broshat (left) use plankton nets to collect water samples from Lake Mendota. Walsh is studying the spiny water flea, an invasive species of zooplankton, in the lake.

Top Stories

Elvey chosen as associate vice chancellor for facilities

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William M. Elvey will take over as associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management on Sept. 1.  He is director of facilities management at the University of Texas at Dallas and previously served as assistant vice president for facilities and director of physical plant at Virginia Tech.

APT actors aided at voice clinic

The UW Health Professional Voice Clinic provide voice therapy to American Players Theater actors who perform at the popular Spring Green venue.

MPD, UWPD address University Avenue incidents

The Madison Police Department, the University of Wisconsin Police Department and the Division of Student Life are seeking help from the community to address a string of violent incidents that have taken place on University Avenue in recent weeks.

Markel chosen to lead School of Veterinary Medicine

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Mark D. Markel, a UW-Madison professor of medical sciences and associate dean for advancement in the university's School of Veterinary Medicine, has been chosen to lead the school. He will be the third dean in the school's 29-year history. Related: Read a Q&A with the new dean.

Native Plant Garden Tour

Join the Arboretum for a free tour on Wednesday, August 8. Take a closer look at the colors, size and features of native grasses, from tiny mustache grass to big bluestem.

Around Campus

Forget blizzards and hurricanes, heat waves are deadliest

When it comes to severe weather, tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes seem to get most of our attention. But for sheer killing power, heat waves do in far more people than even the most devastating hurricane, according to UW medical historian Richard Keller.

Why I Give: Russell has witnessed what giving makes possible

Jeff Russell has seen what philanthropy can do on campus, and that's a big reason he and his wife, Vicki, support the university. Russell is vice provost for lifelong learning and dean of the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

Special Collections showcases new exhibit and more

A new exhibit, "Expanding the Home Circle: An Exhibit of Artists' Books Paired with Illustrated Books 
from the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers," has been installed in Memorial Library's Special Collections department.

Multimillion-dollar gift supports Waisman Center scholars

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A planned estate gift from Dr. Richard Morse of New Orleans will fund an interdisciplinary society of graduate student scholars to study childhood mental health and developmental disabilities in the Waisman Center.

Inside Info

Dr. Jacqueline Gerhart: Is it bad to drink coffee every day?

How bad is it to drink coffee every day? Gerhart says how much caffeine you can or should have varies on a variety of factors. But heavy intake often causes side effects in a naive caffeine drinker or an occasional consumer.


DoIT: Important changes coming to campus wireless

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DoIT is upgrading the wireless infrastructure to buildings with UWNet logins. The upgrade is 65 percent complete, and you'll soon begin to see positive changes. Even better, you'll only need to log in once per semester.


Democratic congressional hopefuls square off in debate

The university and WISC-TV will host a debate between 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary candidates tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Plenary Room on the first floor of Grainger Hall.

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