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Staying safe on the lake

It’s a hot and sunny day. People are swimming, sailing and enjoying summer relaxing on Lake Mendota, the campus’ 9,842-acre neighbor. But the crew of the UW Lifesaving Station is always keeping a watchful eye over the carefree summer fun. Bill Stebbins (left) and Sean Geib (right) are part of a team providing lake rescue service. Recent events have shown that the service is vital to the campus community.

Top Stories

Extension responds to drought with resources

Southern Wisconsin is now in the depths of historic drought conditions, posing challenges for all residents, both urban and rural. UW-Extension's Cooperative Extension arm has created a website with up-to-date information for farmers and the public.

Inter-institutional research grants awarded

Twelve teams of scientists from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison will collaborate with the help of the third round of Intercampus Research Incentive grants.

Pharmacy dean to leave her post in September 2013

Jeanette Roberts, dean of the School of Pharmacy,  says the public policy and political sides of health care have always interested her. After a 10-year run as the head of the UW System’s only pharmacy school, Roberts plans to step aside next year to pursue that passion.

Sandefur to step down as dean, return to faculty

Gary Sandefur, who has headed the College of Letters and Science since August 2004, will wrap up his work as dean next year, then return to the faculty of the Department of Sociology.

Third Thursdays – Pyle Center

Join us on Thursday, July 19, for this free event featuring live music from the The Caos, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar on the Pyle Center’s Rooftop Terrace overlooking Lake Mendota.

Around Campus

Don’t miss UW-Madison Day at the State Fair

Help honor the traditions that make the university great by being part of UW-Madison Day at the Wisconsin State Fair, on Aug. 8, 2012. Donate school supplies and you can help Milwaukee Public Schools and receive a discount on admission.  

Geneticist remembered as his papers are read

Photo: James Crow

Months after the death of legendary UW geneticist James Crow, a journal club is rereading his papers. “Jim had a way of bringing so many things together into the big picture, that would allow him to come up with a big conclusion,” says emeritus professor Rayla Temin.

UW asks court to clarify terms of adidas contract

The Board of Regents Friday asked a Dane County court to decide whether adidas has met the terms of its contract with the university.

UW Hospital and Clinics Named top state hospital

In its first-ever ranking of hospitals by state, U.S. News & World Report magazine has named UW Hospital and Clinics the top hospital in Wisconsin - and among the nation's top 50 hospitals in seven medical specialties.

Inside Info

Take precautions to ensure fun in summer sun

Many children are off at camp this week in the extreme heat. Don't forget that sun protection could be one of the most important ways you can protect your kids, according to UW Health's Growing Up Healthy blog.  


SSEC Satellite Meteorology Timeline

For more than 50 years, UW has been a leader in creating ways to view the planet Earth with satellites. Check out a timeline of developments in satellite meteorology by the Space Science and Engineering Center.


Political scientist wins award in international relations

Photo: Helen Kinsella

Helen M. Kinsella, an associate professor of political science has received the inaugural Sussex International Theory Prize for innovative research in international relations. She was recognized for her book, "The Image Before the Weapon" A Critical Distinction Between Combatant and Civilian."


A Hubble Space Telescope instrument returns to Wisconsin

Photo: High-speed photometer

After a journey of 535 million miles, one of the original scientific instruments aboard the Hubble Space Telescope is back. It goes on display at the Space Place beginning Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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