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Virtually healthy

The majority of health care takes place not in hospitals and clinics, but in the home. It’s important for health care providers to understand how their patients actually perform these activities — yet do so without invading their privacy. Patricia Flatley Brennan enters a stunning virtual reality environment in the "CAVE" at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery to achieve that goal.

Top Stories

Robertson named new engineering dean

Ian Robertson, Donald B. Willett professor of engineering at the University of Illinois and director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research, has been selected as the new dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Faculty Senate okays HR Design plan

The Faculty Senate on Monday approved a resolution accepting the framework of the HR Design Strategic Plan, a proposal that aims to update UW–Madison’s personnel system to attract, develop and retain the best talent for a leading research and teaching institution.

The Power Of Many

What happens when Badgers everywhere take action? You might say things snowball. Won’t you help Share the Wonderful?

Around Campus

Do the Rose Bowl in style

Photo: Rose Bowl luggage tag

Thinking about heading to the Rose Bowl? The Wisconsin Alumni Association and Wisconsin Athletics provide the only Official Badger Bowl Tour. You can book your tour package online.

Using the Internet to fight plagiarism

When it comes to academic integrity, the Internet is a double-edged sword: it's a weapon of both the cheating student and the suspicious professor. Additionally, crowd-sourced pages such as Wikipedia have normalized publishing without proper citation and attributions, making copying seem acceptable. Related: Division of Student Life video on academic integrity.

Class explores worldwide picture for AIDS, HIV

Six UW researchers are helping about 100 students in the class, HIV: Sex, Society, and Science, get up to speed on the state of the pandemic. World AIDS Day was observed on Saturday, Dec. 1 and recent progress has given rise to a  goal of an "AIDS-free generation."

Inside Info

Dark chocolate, in moderation, can have benefits

Just like red wine and coffee, chocolate can have health benefits — if you are savvy about what type you eat, says UW Health Dr. Jacquelyn Gerhart.

Introducing...

Meet bacteriologist Jade Wang

Photo: Jade Wang

Jade Wang joined the faculty in the Department of Bacteriology as an assistant professor this summer, arriving in Madison from the Baylor College of Medicine. Her lab's research focuses on the principles that regulate DNA replication.

Buzz

From the archives: UW’s 1965 ‘College Bowl’ champs

Forty-seven years ago, a UW-Madison student team won five straight competitions on the network TV show "College Bowl," and retired as undefeated champions. Check out the video here.

Milestones

AAAS fellows, MSC associate director and short-course leader

Five faculty members elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Alice Traore, new associate director of the Multicultural Student Center; and Dick Cates will become interim director of the Farm and Industry Short Course at CALS.

Events

Odyssey Project documentary viewing Thursday

Photo: Odyssey class

The transformational effect of UW–Madison's Odyssey Project on the low-income adults it serves is the topic of a new Big Ten Network documentary. The show can be viewed at a special event Thursday, Dec. 6, at Sundance Cinemas 608 in Madison.

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