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Forty years of discovery at Waisman

Photo: Harry Waisman and colleagues in the labl

Well before the establishment of the Waisman Center, the scientific passion and advocacy of the late Harry Waisman, shown at left, burned brightly for those with developmental disorders. The Waisman Center, which this year marks its 40th anniversary, has helped gather new knowledge on the basic biology, developmental course, prevention, treatment and social context of a highly complex set of human conditions.

Top Stories

New campus map combines cartography, web features

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One of the most frequently used campus online tools, UW-Madison’s campus map, recently received a facelift at http://map.wisc.edu. In addition to a brand-new look and smooth functionality, the site includes improved features such as real-time Madison Metro data and also works on smart phones and tablets.

University Roundtable: From vinyl to forgiveness

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The spring University Roundtable luncheon series opens with Joe Newman and Michael Koenig’s look into the mind of a psychopath, then we’ll listen to the legacy of 78 rpm recordings from Henry Sapoznik and, finally, Bob Enright provides insight into forgiveness.

UW-Madison Innovation

We invite you to share your perspective by providing an example of what you feel is part of the legacy and future of innovation at UW.

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Around Campus

Research: Popular study techniques don’t make grade

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Stop underlining important passages and put down that highlighter. Popular study strategies used for decades are ineffective, reports a team of leading psychological scientists — including UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan, a professor of the learning sciences — in a recently published paper.  

Inside Info

Healthy habits can save you money

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We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows that healthy habits can save us money. Gayle Coleman, nutrition education specialist with UW-Extension, offers 10 tips for increasing your health and wealth in 2013.

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Marketing faculty members join School of Business

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The Marketing Department at the Wisconsin School of Business has added four faculty members — Kevin Chung, Paola Mallucci, Liad Weiss, and Evan Polman—to build upon the department’s research and teaching excellence.

Buzz

Slip slidin’ away on Observatory Hill

Photo: Tobaggon run

Nuts to cafeteria trays. There was a time when toboggans ruled Observatory Hill in the winter with an exciting and icy run that extended 600-feet onto Lake Mendota. UW Archives provides a look back at the toboggan run. This year, on Feb, 2, the Hoofer Rail Jam will take place at that location.    

Milestones

Online engineering graduate programs ranked top 10

For the second year in a row, the UW-Madison is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 schools offering high-quality online graduate engineering programs.

In Memoriam

Virus vectors or food? DeFoliart saw insects as both

Photo: Gene Defoliart

Eating insects was no joke to Gene DeFoliart, professor emeritus of entomology, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 87. Defoliart was passionate about the potential of insects as a bountiful, high-protein food source for humans. His interest was sparked in the 1970s and continued after he retired in 1991.  

In the Media

Cap Times: Wisconsin will feel climate-change impacts

Photo: Dan Vimont

Dan Vimont, a scientist in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, is interviewed by The Capital Times on climate change and its impact here. (Registration may be required.)  

Events

Registration open for Cycle for Sight on March 2

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Fight blinding diseases and get some exercise in the middle of Wisconsin winter –  you can do both by registering an indoor cycling team for the annual Cycle for Sight Fundraiser on Saturday, March 2. Online registration is open. Proceeds will benefit the McPherson Eye Research Institute on campus.

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