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Lovelorn liars

Online daters intent on fudging their personal information have a big advantage: most people are terrible at identifying a liar. But new research is turning the tables on deceivers using their own words. "Generally, people don't want to admit they've lied," says Catalina Toma, communication science professor. "But we don't have to rely on the liars to tell us about their lies. We can read their handiwork."

Top Stories

Panel assessing organization of international studies

A committee with representatives from across campus is meeting to evaluate the way international studies are governed and organized at the university.    

School of Nursing building named for Cooper

Photo: Signe Skott Cooper

Signe Skott Cooper's generosity and lifelong commitment to the university was recognized with the university's decision to name the new School of Nursing building in her honor. Groundbreaking for the project is set for April.

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Around Campus

Blood drive aims to fight sickle cell disease

A blood drive set for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Red Gym will underscore the importance of blood donation as a way to help fight sickle cell disease, or SCD. The event is sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Madison and UW-Madison's Morgridge Center for Public Service, with the help of the Red Cross.

Construction to close portion of Observatory Drive

The traditional construction season on campus really hasn't begun yet, but Observatory Drive between Charter Street and Babcock Drive is expected to be closed to traffic from Tuesday, Feb. 14, to Friday, Feb. 25, due to construction near the Soils Building.

Bundle up and ride: It’s Winter Bike to Work Week

Photo: Snowy bikes

What's a little snow? Organizers of the effort to get people to bike to work through the winter are holding “Madison’s First Winter Bike to Work Week” now through Sunday, Feb. 19.

Take the HR Design survey, view chat transcript

The HR Design survey closes on at 12 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. A transcript of the Feb. 13 web chat can be viewed.


Happy Valentine’s Day, 1901

Take a look back to turn of the century campus gatherings, courtesy of the Found in the University Archives blog. In this photo, student Flora Davidson hosted friends for a Valentine’s Day gathering at her boarding house near campus.


Two engineers named to national academy

Craig Benson, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Geological Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Max Carbon, professor emeritus of engineering physics, are among 66 new members and 10 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Forest and Hawks named HHMI Faculty Fellows

Katrina Forest, professor of bacteriology, and John Hawks, associate chair of anthropology, have been selected by the Institute for Biology Education as Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Fellows for 2012.


Seeing, drawing, writing and cooking through a cartoonist’s eye

4:30-5:45 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, Chazen Museum of Art. Presented by Lynda Barry, Ivan Brunetti has been reading and drawing comics for over twenty years. His cartoons and illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and Spin.


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