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Exotic patients

Photo: hyena teeth

A team from the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Milwaukee County Zoo examines a healthy hyena in a routine procedure for one of the zoo’s newest residents. UW–Madison has one of only 22 accredited zoological medicine residency programs in the world, preparing students to treat exotic pets, zoo animals, and sick and injured wildlife. Related: Watch a video of the program staff caring for animals.

Top Stories

Campus prepares for first winter storm

The UW–Madison campus was preparing for the first major winter storm of the season with snow and high winds expected beginning Wednesday, Dec. 19 and throughout the day Thursday, Dec. 20. The university is open for business and finals are expected to be held as scheduled.

Search committee appointed for L&S dean

Photo: Jeff Hardin

A 17-member search and screen committee has been appointed to assist in identifying a successor to Gary Sandefur, dean of the university's College of Letters & Science. It will be chaired by Jeff Hardin, professor and chair of zoology.

Attention UW clinical educators, faculty and curriculum developers

Register today for this Jan. 18, 2013 event dedicated to building shared meaning and catalyzing collaborative efforts for interprofessional education and practice.

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Around Campus

Prize-winning prosthetic moves closer to market

Photo: ReHand prosthetic

With an inexpensive, body-powered prosthetic that replicates an amputee's lost hand, a UW–Madison mechanical engineering student earned second place in the undergraduate division of the 2012 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, held in Washington, D.C.  

The Letters & Science year in review

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The College of Letters & Science compiled some of the biggest stories involving its staff and faculty in 2012. From Gary Sandefur's retirement announcement to the Higgs boson and more, it's been a big year.

University seeking proposals for child care facility

The Office of Child Care and Family Resources is working to improve and expand child care options with a focus on high-quality early education and care programs while responding to the increasing need for infant and toddler care. The office is requesting proposals for a contract to address full- and part-day programming, along with services for younger children and summer programming.

Campus Initiatives

Administrative Excellence teams make progress

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As 2012 ends, UW–Madison teams working on the Administrative Excellence initiative have made significant strides to realize institutionwide savings and efficiencies. Related: Winter break is a good time to manage your email.

Inside Info

Healthy eating for the holidays

Photo: Vegetable appetizers

Holiday parties and special treats are oh-so-plentiful this time of year. But with some thoughtful planning, you don’t have to abandon the basics of good nutrition, says Susan Nitzke, Extension nutrition specialist and professor emerita of nutritional sciences.

Buzz

Gaming center joins Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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In a loftlike upper level of a purple building at University Avenue and Randall Street, people dart through cubicles with NERF guns, forgetting deadlines to wage playful battles for an hour or two with colleagues and celebrate new office space.

Milestones

Academic staff award nominations sought

UW–Madison and the UW System plan to again honor the achievements of academic staff through the Academic Staff Excellence Awards. Deans, directors, department chairs and members of the faculty and academic staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding candidates by Monday, Jan. 14.

In Memoriam

Former men’s gymnastics coach George Bauer dies

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Longtime and beloved University of Wisconsin professor and former Badger men’s gymnastics head coach George V. Bauer passed away Dec. 10 in Hammond, Wis. He was 93. A physical education professor from 1947-82, Bauer served as head coach for the men’s gymnastics team from 1960-71.

Interact

Stories of the semester

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The semester is at a close and we're taking a publication break until Jan. 8. But before we go, we reviewed Inside UW's issues from the past semester and present to you the top 10 stories of the fall, ranked by the number of your clicks as of Dec. 17. Read on to view the list.

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