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Pet project

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WisCARES – Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education and Social Services – provides basic veterinary care for pets in Dane County whose owners are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. But it also does much more. “It’s not just about the medical care for pets. It’s also a way to get people access to the other resources they need,” says William Gilles, the program director.

Top Stories

UW-Madison redesigns its main website

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If you haven't already noticed, www.wisc.edu — the online front door to UW-Madison — has a refreshed look and feel, along with a new focus on prospective relationships. Read about the thinking behind the redesign, take a look around, kick the tires, and then share your thoughts.

Connecting with Milwaukee students, educators

As part of a University of Wisconsin-Madison outreach trip, Rebecca Blank (left), chancellor of UW-Madison,  speak with Gerald Randall (right), executive director of the Milwaukee Partnership Academy, following a tour of the Pieper-Hillside Boys and Girls Club  on Jan. 14, 2016. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and School of Education Dean Diana Hess visited with youngsters at a Boys and Girls Club in Milwaukee and discussed new opportunities for partnerships with area education leaders including the Milwaukee school superintendent.

Child Development Study

The Child Emotion Lab at the Waisman Center is seeking typically developing children ages 4 to 12 for a child learning study. Learn more.

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Around Campus

Computer Sciences receives Epic gift

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Judith Faulkner and the company she founded, Epic, have made a gift endowing three positions in the computer sciences department. They will emphasize teaching software development, application design and "exemplary user experiences."

How did life begin? John Yin wants to know

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John Yin, professor of chemical engineering and systems biology theme leader at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, is beginning an interdisciplinary initiative to examine the origins of life with new methods, approaches, and perspectives.

English professor explores medieval ‘how-to’ texts

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All of us have probably used a "how-to" manual, maybe more often in recent years with all the new technology to master. Lisa Cooper studies these guides with an eye on the past, specializing in medieval manuals that were both poetic and practical.

Outside UW

A safety net for farmers in developing countries

Adolph Okine

Adolph Okine, a first-year Ph.D. student studying actuarial science at the Wisconsin School of Business, took an innovative statistical approach to predicting the negative effects of climate change on agriculture in his home country of Ghana, and it paid off.

Campus Initiatives

UW System invites your input into planning process

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Members of the UW-Madison community are invited to provide input into UW System’s statewide strategic planning effort at two listening sessions next week. The System president and chancellor will be there, along with shared governance leaders.

Inside Info

Protect yourself from tax fraud and identity theft

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It’s the biggest tax fraud scam around: Someone steals your identity, files a fake tax return for you, and collects the refund from the IRS. Although there have been no breaches of university systems that hold personal or financial data, it’s important to be vigilant.

Milestones

Nelson wins Research-Service Grant

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To take account of the substantial commitments to university service made by newer faculty members, UW-Madison created the Research-Service Grant Program. This year's recipient is Nicole Nelson from the Department of History of Science.

In the Media

“The Black Voice,” once a newspaper, is now a blog

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A UW-Madison senior has launched a blog called "The Black Voice," whose name recalls a 1970s-era student newspaper. Jordan Gaines tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the hope is it will be a place "where black students can find community and share their stories."    

Events

What makes Wisconsin the right place for high-tech?

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WARF is hosting a special two-part series exploring why our state is the right environment for tech businesses. The first talk, “Mergers & acquisitions: Why do some companies choose to stay in Wisconsin?” takes place Thursday.

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