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Map quest

Photo: Jaime Stoltenberg

In stories, maps lead to treasure. But in Jaime Stoltenberg's world, maps are the treasure. Stoltenberg has overseen a major transformation since taking over the Robinson Map Library in Science Hall. The "old-school" library she stepped into 10 years ago has vaulted into the digital age under her leadership — all in the name of serving students and faculty in teaching and research on campus.

Top Stories

Regents freeze tuition for all UW students

Graphic: UW System Logo

The UW Board of Regents unanimously voted Thursday to freeze resident undergraduate tuition in accordance with the state’s biennial budget, and extended the freeze to include graduate and nonresident tuition. Related: GE CEO urges innovation on campus.

Aldo Leopold Residence Hall emphasizes sustainability

Photo: Aldo Leopold

The legacy of Aldo Leopold, a former UW professor considered the father of wildlife management, is being honored with the naming of a new residence hall built with an emphasis on sustainability and conservation. The building will house 172 students starting this fall.

SatCam lets phone users fill in weather satellite gaps

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SatCam is a new app developed at UW-Madison to make observations of cloud conditions for comparison with images collected by weather satellites. Any iPhone user can now help sharpen the “cloud mask” applied to data collected from three satellites. Download the app for iOS devices.

Third Thursdays – Pyle Center

Join us this Thursday for complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and live music by local artists Anthony and Leslie Cao on the Pyle Center’s lakeside rooftop terrace.

Around Campus

Pharmacists aid in making Ramadan’s fast safe

Nearly a quarter of the world's population is celebrating Ramadan this month. For those with chronic illnesses or prescriptions with meal-based schedules, long stretches without eating or drinking can be dangerous. But it doesn't have to be that way, according to Mohamed Amin, a School of Pharmacy graduate student.  

Hackathon summer course links science, humanities

Photo: attendees at Humanities Hackathon summer course

A growing number of humanities researchers on campus are introducing computational approaches to their work. Unlike other universities with formal departments, certificate programs or endowments for digital humanities scholarship, UW–Madison has the grassroots Humanities Hackathon.

CALS research works to protect our pollinators

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Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive, Grow Magazine reports.

Inside Info

Dogs are a man’s — and woman’s — best friend

Photo: dog on leash

If you want a friend in Washington, D.C., said President Harry Truman, get a dog. Turns out the same advice holds — as long as you walk the dog — if you want to maintain your physical function and stay active as you grow older, says School of Nursing professor Kimberlee Gretebeck.      

Buzz

Remembering the dawn of campus email

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Travel back with us now into the shadows of ancient history, to the year A.D. 1993. That fall, the UW took a great leap forward in terms of communication when, for the first time, the university offered all students email accounts. On Wisconsin Magazine remembers.  

Milestones

Tai fellowship, WARF ranking, Odyssey grants

Photo: Stephanie Tai

Stephanie Tai (left) of the Law School, a regular lecturer on food safety and environmental law issues, is selected as a U.S. Supreme Court fellow. WARF has been ranked fourth for university biotechnology patents issued in the U.S. and Europe from 2008 to 2012. And two new grants for the Odyssey Program.

In the Media

Powless finds training sanctuary at turf center

John Powless, the world’s top-ranked 80-year-old tennis player, needed to find a surface that resembled the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The solution? A custom grass court at the O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research and Education Facility, reports the Wisconsin State Journal. (Registration may be required.)  

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