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Supper science

Photo: Diners at table in supper club

What do you get when UW-Madison research and Wisconsin tradition meet at a local restaurant? Supper club science! Our state's iconic supper clubs are both a culinary institution and a lively social scene. From fish fry to old fashioneds, "Supper Clubs 101" takes a look at the elements that make these establishments so special, through the eyes of UW experts. The program is a co-production of Wisconsin Public Television and University Communications.

Top Stories

Blank’s Slate: New opportunities for research

Photo: Rebecca Blank

WARF has pledged to increase its support for research programs by more than $9 million this year, including the new UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative, and boost funding for the Fall Research Competition by $2 million, Chancellor Rebecca Blank reports in her blog.

New, improved MyUW goes live today

Screen shot of MyUW

The new MyUW goes live for the UW-Madison campus today, August 11. It offers improved functionality and ease of use that will help the campus community work smarter, faster and safer. You can learn more about the new site or view the Quick Start Guide to help with the transition.

WARF’s 90 Years: Decade by Decade

Learn the history behind WARF’s innovative, long-term financial strategy and how it has allowed the foundation to meet immediate research needs while maintaining support for future generations of university scientists.

Graphic: WARF 90th anniversary logo

Around Campus

New Grad School dean begins duties

Photo: William Karpus

William Karpus has started as the first dean of the Graduate School since its restructuring in 2014. Service, engagement and advocacy will be the cornerstones on which the Graduate School will continue to build its partnerships with students, faculty and staff across all the schools and colleges, Karpus says.

Beauty in bloom in the heart of campus

Photo: Flowers in Botany Garden

Located on University Avenue behind Birge Hall, the 500+ species Botany Garden is an oasis of beauty in the center of campus, serving research, teaching — and the senses. The UWMadScience blog shares photos of the garden in full bloom, its fish pond and bridge adding to the calming atmosphere.

Found in the Archives: Centennial of UW Band tour

Illustration: Panama Pacific Exposition

One hundred years ago, the UW organized a band to play at one of the premier events of the day: the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. The UW-Madison Archives shares images from several photo albums and scrapbooks documenting the band's western trip.

Outside UW

Chancellor’s Wausau trip highlights industry ties

Photo: Rebecca Blank and Greenheck fan official

What do business leaders in central Wisconsin say they need above all else? That’s the question Chancellor Rebecca Blank asked at a recent meeting with executives whose companies — Greenheck and Eastbay — have global reach. The answer: talented workers.

Inside Info

Changing world presents teens with perils, possibilities

Photo: Teenage boy

Few times in life are more full of change, promise and challenge than adolescence. The reality is that modern teens are growing up in a very different world than their parents. Stephen Small identifies some major trends and offers tips for ways parents can support their children through the teen years.  

Buzz

What you should know about 911 and technology

Photo: Phone screen dialed to 911

Can you send a text to 911 if you have an emergency on campus? Is calling 911 from your cellphone just like calling from your landline? Advances in technology mean better access to public safety resources, but there are many things you should know about using that technology, according to UWPD.

Milestones

Ian Duncan wins veterinary medicine lifetime award

Photo: Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan, a world leader in the study of myelin disorders of the central nervous system, has received the 2015 Lifetime Excellence in Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association. He was one of the first faculty hired at the School of Veterinary Medicine after it was established in 1983.

Events

See what’s growing at Urban Horticulture Day

Photo: West Madison Agricultural Research Station flowerbeds

Want some fresh ideas for your home garden? Stop by Urban Horticulture Day at UW-Madison's West Madison Agricultural Research Station on Saturday, Aug. 15. Visitors can tour the station's vineyard, vegetable garden and extensive flowerbeds, and take part in fun activities for families.

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