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Seeking Innocence

Photo: Tricia Bushnell

The Wisconsin Innocence Project has advocated on behalf of numerous wrongfully convicted inmates, securing new trials and, in some cases, overturning their convictions. With thousands of requests for assistance, how does the legal clinic know which cases to take on in the first place? It's only through the hard work of Tricia Bushnell, staff attorney and clinical instructor (pictured), and a team of intake specialists.

Top Stories

Ward: Joint stewardship of higher ed needed

Photo: David Ward

Public universities need to develop a new strategy to remain competitive and advance their vision, Interim Chancellor David Ward told the Board of Regents on Thursday.

State budget lapse means about 10 fewer faculty hires for CALS

Photo: Bill Tracy

The CALS budget team has worked through the numbers on the impact of the budget lapse and the college will be able to fill perhaps 10 fewer faculty positions than had seemed possible before the lapse was announced, says CALS Interim Dean Bill Tracy (pictured).

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Around Campus

At CALS ice cream school, bacon is the flavor of the day

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Bacon ice cream is exceptional. That’s the kind of lesson learned in the annual Ice Cream Short Course, presented once a year by the CALS food science department. It’s a playground for ice cream manufacturers, says department chair Scott Rankin in this YouTube video.  

CAVE of wonders: Exhibit pushes the boundaries of art, collaboration

Photo: CAVE

Lisa Frank's "<1>: "der" //Pattern for a Virtual Environment" takes a $2.5 million device from the realm of research and creates fine art. The exhibit runs through Dec. 16 at the Discovery building, 330 N. Orchard St.

Milestones

Three UW faculty members honored as AAAS fellows

Richard Amasino, Robert Mathieu and John Denu have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  

Parliamentarian provides 25 years of meeting guidance

Elaine Staley, academic staff parliamentarian at UW-Madison, is retiring after 25 years of service to the Academic Staff Assembly.

Zoerb will lead CALS external relations efforts

Photo: Heidi Zoerb

Heidi Zoerb, director of special projects in the university's Office of University Relations, has been named assistant dean for external relations in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Zoerb earlier served on CALS' administrative team from 2007-10.    

Events

Free skiing and snowboarding safety seminar Dec. 18

Photo: Skiier

Downhill skiing and snowboard enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels can learn how to stay safe on the slopes this winter during a free community seminar hosted by UW Health Sports Medicine.

Interact

All hail the “Cookie Czar”

Photo: Chocolate Cake

Thursday's question about holiday parties brought an array of answers from across campus. But the best came from Social Science Computing Cooperative "Cookie Czar" Nancy McDermott, who told us about her 19-year old cookie exchange and earned bonus points for providing the recipe to "Carol's Kahlua Cake." She wins a mug.

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