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Scholars feel Russian chill

Moscow skyline near Kremlin

In Russia, the focus is on recent anti-gay legislation that threatens freedom and singles out gay couples with children as "harmful" examples. At UW-Madison, faculty members are concerned not only about how the law will play out at the Sochi Olympics, but afterward. “[Russian president Vladimir] Putin knows the world is watching at the Olympics,” says Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature Irina Shevelenko. “No one is in danger there. It’s what happens after Sochi, or in cities far from Sochi, that is worrisome.”

Top Stories

Panel forwards draft report on research reorganization

Pipette and petri dish

The working  group exploring the feasibility of reorganizing UW-Madison's research and graduate education structure has completed its draft report and found that a proposed dual-leadership structure is viable and will provide the best opportunities to attract both new revenue streams and effective leadership.

UW seeks applications for second phase of MOOCs

Woman at computer

Proposals for the second phase of pilot Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are being sought as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s continued Educational Innovation efforts. Related: Educational Innovation director finalists to give public presentations.

Campuswide data infrastructure service debuts March 1

Computing hardware

Beginning March 1, UW-Madison will have access to a new portfolio of data center services and consultation, including co-located facilities, storage, backup and high-capacity networking. Designed to best address users, the new service will provide a “one-stop shop” for both physical and virtual solutions.

Calling all Female Fans

Do you want a say in the type of Badger gear available to you? Offer your thoughts in a Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) online survey on women’s college apparel.

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Around Campus

Author, journalist Williams named Writer in Residence

Photo: Florence Williams

Florence Williams, a prolific, award-winning author and science journalist, has been named the spring 2014 Science Writer in Residence for UW-Madison. Williams will spend the week of Feb. 23 on campus working and sharing her expertise with students, faculty and staff.

LSS filmmaker’s work selected for film festival

David Macasaet

Among films chosen for the Wisconsin Film Festival was "The Round Barns of Vernon County," a short documentary directed by David Macasaet of Letters & Science Learning Support Services.  He co-produced the documentary with UW-Madison and LSS alumnus Shahin Izadi.

Rhodessa Jones brings her talent to campus

Rhodessa Jones

Rhodessa Jones, an actress, singer, teacher and co-artistic director of the San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey, is the Arts Institute's Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence. She also directs the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, and will be featured in a number of events this semester.

Inside Info

Tips for building a heart-healthy lifestyle

Stair stepper

February is National Heart Month and UW Health says it' a great time to assess how heart healthy your family’s habits are. Check out these four main principles to achieving a heart-healthy lifestyle for you and your family, as we emerge from what can be a sedentary winter.  

Buzz

From the archives: Harry Steenbock in his lab

Harry Steenbock

This brief 16 mm film, shot in 1929, shows Harry Steenbock, a UW biochemistry professor, in his laboratory. Steenbock is perhaps best known for effectively curing rickets through his discovery that irradiation of food increases the food’s vitamin D content.  

Milestones

Law School clinic founders win business award

Law books

Anne Smith and Eric Englund, co-founders of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at the UW Law School, recently received a 2014 Best of Madison Business Award from Madison Magazine.

Events

Festival features ‘Jungle Kings’ and ‘Moonshine’

Multicultural Theatre Festival

The inaugural Multicultural Theatre Festival includes Rain Wilson's “Jungle Kings,” a play about a young man imprisoned for a gang-initiation crime on Feb. 22-23 and “Moonshine,” a dance-focused performance on Feb. 28 directed by Chris Walker. Both will be performed in Lathrop Hall.  

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