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Milk matters

Photo: Dairy cow in photo studio

Dairy science is no longer the field of straw hats and bib overalls. But the spotlight in Wisconsin remains fixed on dairy, an industry worth $26 billion a year to the state. And that means that milk matters to the UW, where dairy draws large grants from government, and industry and researchers have patented inventions worth millions in revenues. On Wisconsin Magazine reports that the field is far less traditional and far more scientific than you might think. Related: CALS issues its Status of Wisconsin Agriculture report, highlighting dairy.

Top Stories

Contest seeks amazing science images

Cool Science image

To highlight the visual and scientific value of scientific imagery, the fourth annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best images from students and faculty and staff scientists on the UW-Madison campus. To enter, visit the contest home page. The submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 28.


Join Paul Appelbaum, M.D. from Columbia University for a presentation, Informed Consent for Whole Genome Sequencing, Wed. Jan 29 from noon-1 p.m.

Around Campus

Website helps find a campus parking spot

Parking sign

Wouldn’t it be great if you always knew where parking was available on campus? Well, you can. Visitors to the UW-Madison campus are always welcome, and now it’s easier for them to locate available visitor parking by clicking here.

Education, surgery try ‘speed dating’ for research

Collaboration event

About 60 faculty members from the UW Department of Surgery and the School of Education got together last month to brainstorm about joint projects. Think of it as an "e-Harmony" for research – and as a way to grow collaboration and partnerships across the campus.

Film explores religion and story of the Apostle Paul

Image: poster for "A Polite Bribe"

Filmmaker Robert Orlando will come to UW-Madison to screen his documentary, “A Polite Bribe: An Apostle’s Final Bid” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Union South. Orlando's interest in the Apostle Paul was first piqued in an undergraduate religious studies course.

Campus Initiatives

Accreditors ask, ‘How are UW police doing?’

Photo: UWPD High Res Patch

UWPD is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve national accreditation by proving it meets professional standards. Agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. at Union South.

Inside Info

Tips for talking with kids

Dad and son talk

Having regular conversations helps children know that you care about their lives. While they may seem reluctant, it is important to try. And, with a few simple strategies, you may find your kids begin to open up.


At the plate: New sports historian Sean Dinces

Sean Dinces

Sean Dinces, assistant professor of history, has arrived from Brown University in Providence, R.I. Hired as the first Allan H. “Bud” Selig Professor of History – a chair established by the Major League Baseball commissioner – Dinces is launching U.S. sports history as a field of study here.


Doug Way named associate university librarian

Doug Way

Doug Way, currently head of collections and scholarly communications at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., has been selected as the new associate university librarian for collections and research services. Way has been at Grand Valley State since 2002.

TA’s ‘backwards’ approach earns her campus award

Teaching assistant Molly Simis would be the first to tell you that her approach to teaching is backwards. And that’s a good thing—good enough to earn her a campuswide Innovation in Teaching Award, sponsored by the College of Letters & Science.


Like Trivia? Here’s a question…

Andy North

Where will Bo Ryan make a guest appearance on Thursday, Jan. 30? At the UW Carbone Cancer Center’s Trivia Night with Andy North. Join in this night of fun, food, facts and prizes; proceeds benefit UW Carbone Cancer Center. Registration ends soon.

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