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Science images that amaze

Photo: Cotton pollen

The 2012 Cool Science Image Contest is seeking the best images from students and scientists on campus. The contest -- with submissions due by Feb. 28 -- offers any currently enrolled student, staff or faculty member a rare opportunity to show off their compelling science images. Last year's contest drew more than 60 entries, with cotton pollen (pictured) winning.

Top Stories

Cartoonist, author Barry is artist in residence

Graphic: Lynda Barry self-portrait

Lynda Barry, shown in a self-portrait, is credited with expanding the range of American comics. She is best known for her weekly comic strip "Ernie Pook's Comeek," which ran for 30 years. She'll be here as artist in residence this spring.  

Flu research will pause for 60 days

UW-Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka (pictured) will voluntarily pause his work with highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses as part of an effort to better explain the benefits of the research and to allow governments around the world additional time for discussion.

Program provides ways to help transfer students

This week, more than 400 transfer students are adjusting to a new campus, new friends, and a new home. This transition can be difficult, but the Center for the First Year Experience and the Transfer Transition Program are committed to help integrate transfer students into the campus community.  

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Around Campus

Practicing what we teach: A commitment to environmental living

Talking about sustainability is easy but living it can be much more difficult, with obstacles and costs. Still, actions to reduce environmental impacts are common among the Nelson Institute's faculty, staff and students, like Jean Bahr (pictured), many of whom are doing as much as their situations allow.

New plant species named for UW botany professor

Photo: Treelet

A new plant species, a blue-flowered "treelet" native to the cloud forests of northern Ecuador, has been named Ichroma baumii, for botany professor David Baum.

Lectures focus on hip-hop teaching, culture, performance

Using hip-hop pedagogy as a teaching tool to integrate topics from history, politics and art to culture and performance in the classroom will be the topic of the second annual lecture series "Getting Real II" this spring.

Inside Info

Healthy habits can save you money

We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Gayle Coleman, nutrition education specialist with Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs, offers 10 tips for increasing your health and wealth in 2012.


Student photos added to UW class rosters

The Office of the Registrar and DoIT have collaborated to create photo rosters of enrolled students for Spring classes available from the My UW Faculty Center.


Nominations sought for Classified Employee Recognition Awards

Nominees for the award are evaluated based on a variety of factors, including success at promoting excellence, performance under pressure, developing innovative solutions to everyday problems and participating in public service activities. Nominations are due by March 5.


Selig Lecture examines Japanese Americans and baseball

Samuel Regalado, history professor at California State University, Stanislaus (pictured) will discuss how baseball helped Japanese Americans develop an identity and bond with America. The Selig Distinguished Lecture in Sport and Society is today, Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m. at the Pyle Center.


Welcome to a new semester!

Students have returned and classes are finally back in session. What do you most enjoy about winter and spring on campus? Share your thoughts. One commenter will win an Inside UW coffee mug.

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