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Four-legged blood donors

Photo: Dog

As human patients, we expect that a hospital would have an ample supply of blood or plasma on hand for a transfusion, if we needed one. But where do life-saving blood products come from when an animal is in dire need? “It is a pretty constant need,” says Jonathan Bach, who directs emergency and critical care services for the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Top Stories

Steinkuehler provides expertise to Biden gun panel

UW-Madison’s Constance Steinkuehler was back at the White House earlier this month briefing Joe Biden about various aspects of the video game industry, as part of Biden's examination of ways to prevent gun violence.  

Take charge of your heart health!

Watch live online sessions presented by UW Health experts. For topics, times and details on this series, go to

Around Campus

Contest seeks amazing science images

Doing science can be cool, but seeing science in new ways and using new tools can be transformative. To recognize and highlight the visual and scientific value of science images, the UW-Madison Cool Science Image Contest is seeking the best images from students, faculty and staff by Feb. 28.

Nominations sought for classified employee awards

Photo: Michael Hansen

Do you know a classified employee who provided outstanding service to students and the public, or makes other significant contributions to UW–Madison or our community? Nominate that person for a 2013 Classified Employee Recognition Award.

Inside Info

Don’t let winter derail your fitness plans

Photo: Woman with barbells

The cold, snowy days of winter can make it a challenge to keep active and eat healthfully. Susan Nitzke, nutrition specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and professor emerita of nutritional sciences at UW-Madison, offers these tips to help you stay fit when it’s hard to get outdoors.


New faculty Q&A: Morgan Robertson

Photo: Morgan Robertson

After stints at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he helped create new rules for the replacement of wetlands lost to development, and the University of Kentucky, Morgan Robertson is excited to return to the Midwest as an assistant professor in the Department of Geography.


Charity knitting at Steenbock Library

Steenbock Library’s lunchtime charity knitting program supports Warm Up America, a nonprofit that provides blankets for people in need. The weekly group attracts more than 20 knitters.


Sabbatical recipients announced

Sabbaticals have been granted to 128 faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year, according to the Academic Personnel Office.

In the Media

Isthmus: Krakauer calls for a new campus to lead a new world

Photo: David Krakauer

David Krakauer, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, has bold ideas that could transform UW in the 21st century. He was featured on the cover of last Thursday's Isthmus in an in-depth profile of his work and vision.


Second Science Café focuses on future fuels

Photo: Tim Donohue

The new Science Café series being held in the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building devotes its second installment to the future of fuels. Former WPR host Jean Feraca engages in a conversation with UW-Madison biofuels expert Tim Donohue on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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