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Love and life in the lab

Valentine's Day candy

Valentine’s Day is a day when we think about our romantic relationships — or lack thereof. But at the UW-Madison Couples Lab, every day is spent thinking about the importance of relationships. What makes them work? How do couples communicate? In what ways do our parents’ relationships affect us for a lifetime?

Top Stories

LaBelle to lead Office of Corporate Relations

Photo: Susan LaBelle

Susan LaBelle, a veteran private sector executive who has taught in the UW-Madison master's in biotechnology program, has been selected to head the Office of Corporate Relations. Her background includes nearly three decades working in the health care and health products manufacturing industry.

UW leads the nation in Peace Corps volunteers

Peace Corps logo

UW-Madison is the nation's top producer of current Peace Corps volunteers again, with 90 alumni now serving. The university held the top spot in rankings from 2001-06 and has consistently ranked among the top 10.  

Keep your heart healthy

From Feb. 10-14, buy an Apple laptop from the DoIT Tech Store and get a free FitBit Flex! Or buy an Apple iPad and get a FitBit Flex at half price.

Around Campus

Search panel formed for director of University Housing

Dejope Residence Hall

UW-Madison is seeking applications and nominations for director of University Housing. A 12-member search committee, chaired by Steve Amundson, director of campus and visitor relations, will recommend finalists for the position to Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell.

UW spring game to benefit student literacy efforts

Football field

Athletic Director Barry Alvarez announced that proceeds from the Badger football team’s annual spring game will help fund efforts across UW-Madison’s School of Education dedicated to improving student literacy.

Finalists named for Discovery to Product leader

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Three finalists have been named in UW-Madison's effort to identify a leader for D2P (Discovery to Product), the new partnership between WARF and the university to boost campus entrepreneurism.

Campus Initiatives

Beyond the Game opens doors to science

Science Saturday

Beyond the Game, a project of Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, entails classes, seminars and a practicum experience for athletes. Its primary goal is to improve graduation rates and post-graduate outcomes of student athletes.

Inside Info

Cold weather kills bugs

Colorado potato beetle

Here’s something to make you feel better as you’re struggling through winter. Extended very cold weather knocks back some insects that we’d like to do without – the emerald ash borer, Colorado potato beetle, and others. CALS entomologist Russell Groves explains in a new CALS podcast.    

Awards! Submit Abstracts Today.

Alzheimer Research Day abstracts are due tonight by 11:59 p.m. Posters from all related disciplines are welcomed as are previously submitted abstracts.

In Memoriam

Social work scholar Alfred Kadushin dies at 97

Alfred Kadushin

Professor Alfred Kadushin was one of the nation's leading scholars in child welfare services and social work. He was the author of 66 journal articles and six books, and was known as a caring teacher and mentor during a UW-Madison academic career that spanned 40 years, ending in 1990.  

Tess Hauser was key to Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

tess hauser

Taissa S. “Tess” Hauser, a key scientific figure in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study – one of the longest and most respected sociological studies ever undertaken – passed away in Washington D.C. last month. Hauser worked for 40 years with the renowned study.

Events

Cycle for Sight aids research on blinding diseases

Stationary bike

The McPherson Eye Research Institute at the School of Medicine and Public Health will sponsor Cycle for Sight, an annual indoor-cycling fundraiser, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit research on blinding diseases.

Interact

What are you looking at? Social Sciences

We had numerous correct guesses of our latest photo, which is a snowy front to the William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building. Jonathan Bronk of Facilities Planning and Management is the winner of a UW coffee mug.

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