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Menu for success

Eat Street website on iPad

EatStreet, a young web-based company formed by three UW-Madison students, is riding to success on a simple premise: Present menus from dozens — even hundreds — of local restaurants at a single website. Make ordering fast and easy. Don’t compete with your customers — just bring them more orders. Business is booming. The company — a coast-to-coast, online restaurant ordering service — has more than doubled its customer list since January, and it’s just received a $6 million investment.

Top Stories

Leopold theme runs through newest MOOCs

Photo: Aldo Leopold

Famed UW conservationist Aldo Leopold's interest in how people relate to each other and to the land is a common thread running through the newest wave of UW-Madison MOOCs. To be launched in 2015, the online courses will focus on environmental and community-building themes.

Smith selected as secretary of the faculty

Steven K. Smith

Steven K. Smith, associate director of the Global Studies program, has been named the new secretary of the faculty. The Office of the Secretary of the Faculty facilitates effective functioning of shared governance through its logistical and administrative assistance to the faculty and to the administration.

Saturday Science at Discovery

Investigate the science of the past, present and future! Experience Time Machine Earth:
Dinosaurs, Fossils & the Future on Saturday, July 5, 10 a.m. – noon, Discovery Building.

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Around Campus

Shim helps with study on young adults’ financial well-being

Soyeon Shim

The majority of young adults are struggling to achieve financial security in their transition from college to adulthood, according to the latest report from a longitudinal study. Its original principal investigator was Soyeon Shim, dean of the School of Human Ecology.    

New life for a grand old campus tree

Goff

The Goff family invites you to sit on a branch of their family tree. They were on campus to present the horticulture department with a spectacular bench crafted from a fallen portion of the historic larch named after their forebear, Emmett S. Goff, the UW’s first professor of horticulture.  

Outside UW

CUNA Mutual aids UW partnership with local schools

Photo: Madison teacher and student

The CUNA Mutual Group is committing $1.2 million to Forward Madison, a collaborative between the School of Education and the Madison school district that supports new educators and helps improve the diversity of the Madison schools workforce.

Inside Info

Teens vulnerable to sports anxiety

Photo: girl softball player

Teens are particularly vulnerable to anxiety in sports, and the effects can be lasting. Pressure from parents, coaches, teammates and peers — along with the visibility of their performance — can lead some teens to struggle during the game. Learn the signs and how to help.

Buzz

Time-Lapse Tuesday: Construction and clouds

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This edition of Time-Lapse Tuesday features Abe Lincoln overseeing the spate of construction in Madison, the work of crews on the  ongoing makeover of the State Street Mall and a look at billowing clouds passing over Bascom Hill.

Librarians name Why Files a best website

The Why Files

The online science magazine The Why Files, published at UW-Madison, has been recognized by the American Association of School Librarians.

Milestones

Lucas to lead University Communications

John Lucas

John Lucas, a communicator with a background in news, social media and media relations, was named executive director of University Communications. He plans additional outreach to faculty and staff and resources for school and college communicators.

Hittinger named Pew Scholar

Chris Hittinger

Genetics Professor Chris Hittinger, well known for his work studying yeast fermentation, has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. He is one of 22 of the latest early-career scientists to receive the honor.

Veterans Law Center receives pro bono award

Law Library stacks

UW Law School’s Veterans Law Center has received the State Bar of Wisconsin's annual Pro Bono Organization Award. The award recognizes the center's innovative delivery of legal services to veterans, a community with an increased need for assistance.

Events

Shakhashiri show will light up the Fourth

Photo: Shakhashiri chemistry demonstration

Chemist and stage master Bassam Shakhashiri will present  “Science and Fireworks: Sights and Sounds for Independence Day,” on the Memorial Union Terrace July 4. The event will begin at 8:15 p.m. and last for one hour.

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