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Video: Vaughn Williams’ Posse

The UW was the first public institution to join the Posse Program and is now the largest partner, drawing students from four cities — Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Sophomore Posse Scholar Vaughn Williams shares how his posse, along with a supportive network of faculty and staff, helped his transition from New York City to the UW campus.

Top Stories

Chancellor finalists plan campus visits

Photo: Bascom Hall

Public reception dates have been scheduled for the four finalists for chancellor in early March, with the first one from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. View schedules, bios and CVs for candidates Rebecca M. Blank, Nicholas P. Jones, Michael H. Schill and Kim A. Wilcox.

Flu transmission studies could resume soon

Photo: Yoshihiro Kawaoka

After a voluntary hiatus of more than a year, avian influenza transmission studies may soon resume at UW-Madison’s Influenza Research Institute (IRI). Related: UW officials recently conducted a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility for media and government officials.

BTN LiveBig show features UW outreach

A new Big Ten Network series, “BTN LiveBIG,” airs today at 11 p.m., featuring stories about a student-run UW program that provides free health care to patients in need, and Little Libraries, a local neighborhood book exchange program that has gone global.

Put On Your Thinking Cap

This is BIG! Don’t miss out on early-bird registration for the 2013 Big Learning Event: Powerful Conversations for the Future set for June 5-6.

Around Campus

Science + art exhibit focuses on the beauty of a cure

An unusual exhibit focusing on cancer recovery through the lens of art and science is now open in the Biochemistry Department from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., running until March 31.

Dairy cattle center to be dedicated March 9

Photo: dairy cow

The public is invited to help welcome the cows back to campus as CALS dedicates its refurbished Dairy Cattle Center on Saturday, March 9. "We're hoping people will stop by and see the barn," says Kent Weigel, dairy science department chair. "We're pretty proud of what we have here."  

Campus Initiatives

Dell computers selected as preferred products

Graphic: desktop computer

The Administrative Excellence team, in partnership with Purchasing Services, has selected Dell computers — including three laptops and one desktop with an optional monitor — as UW–Madison preferred products.


From the Archives: Astronauts make 1966 visit

On Feb. 24, 1966, astronauts James “Jim” Lovell and Donald “Deke” Slayton returned to Madison amid fanfare to participate in a variety of events around town and on campus. The Found in the University Archives! blog remembers.  


Gratton awarded, Fallon honored, Panczenko elected

Claudio Gratton, associate professor in the Department of Entomology, won a prestigious fellowship. John Fallon, emeritus professor of cell and regenerative biology, received a lifetime achievement award. Paula McCarthy Panczenko, executive director of Tandem Press, is the new president of the International Fine Print Dealers Association.  

In the Media

Brossard discusses pitfalls of online science comments

Photo: Dominique Brossard

How do negative website comments affect the way journalists and bloggers present science stories to their audiences? Life Sciences Communication Professor Dominique Brossard recently joined NPR's Ira Flatow to discuss the question.


Nicest bathroom on campus?

A recent Capital Times story cited the restrooms in Nancy Nicholas Hall as among the "coolest" on campus, if not the entire city. What's your pick for the nicest bathroom on campus?

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