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Bugs crawl, media call

Photo: Phil Pellitteri pointing to bugs

He's been called the bug guy, the bug geek, and the bug doctor. Phil Pellitteri spends his days at the Insect Diagnostic Lab surrounded by samples and images of tiny creatures that fascinate, puzzle or just plain creep people out. Watch a video profile of the UW outreach specialist who has been the media's go-to-guy on all things insects. Related: Pellitteri's analysis of the summer mosquito season.

Top Stories

Walker spares journalism center, upholds HR delay

Gov. Walker has vetoed a budget provision that would have prevented the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism from utilizing space on the UW–Madison campus. But he let stand a delay in the HR Design project. Related: 1 percent raises approved.

Damon Williams leaving for new post

Photo: Damon Williams

Damon Williams, vice provost and chief diversity officer, has announced that he will leave the university to become senior vice president for programs, training and youth development for the Atlanta-based Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

University withdraws WiscNet award

UW-Madison has withdrawn its award to WiscNet for advanced research and educational network services and will immediately begin transitioning to the operation of its own network, which includes service to the campus and other UW System institutions.

The Brat Stand is bigger and better than ever

The sizzle has returned to the Terrace. Learn more about the remodeled Brat Stand and other Memorial Union Terrace dining options.

Around Campus

Richard Davis wins nation’s highest jazz honor

Photo: Richard Davis

The National Endowment for the Arts has named Richard Davis, a professor of bass, jazz history and combo improvisation, one of four 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, considered the highest honor for a living jazz musician. Davis will receive a one-time award of $25,000.  

Bioinformatics center rides wave of data

Photo: card with dried blood samples

The Bioinformatics Resource Center provides one-stop shopping for a host of services to help faculty and others make sense of the sea of data generated by new technologies that have put the secrets of genomes within tantalizing reach.

Waisman scientists model human disease in stem cells

Photo: Su-Chun Zhang and Lin Yao

Many scientists use animals to model human diseases. But animal models are seldom perfect, so scientists at the Waisman Center are in the forefront of looking at the induced pluripotent stem cell, which can be grown into models of disorders caused by defective nerve cells.

Campus Initiatives

Sessions to address latest on HR Design

Logo: HR Design project

Four information sessions are set for July to update the campus community on the HR Design project. Project leaders will discuss the next steps for the project in light of the new state budget and address questions from the audience.

Inside Info

Suffering through summer? Check out allergy apps

Photo: woman sneezing

Many equate summer months with picnics, hikes and blossoming trees and flowers. The rest of us endure the season with allergies. Thankfully, you do not need to suffer any longer. Check out these five apps so you, too, can stop and smell the roses.


SOAR changes ease transition for students, families

Photo: new student and peer advisor

2013 marks the second year of SOAR's new programming model, the first major overhaul in years, which resulted from more than two years of review and planning. The biggest shift allows students to experience advising and enrollment information on both days.


Photographer Jeff Miller recognized by profession

Photo: Jeff Miller

The University Photographers’ Association of America (UPAA) has selected Jeff Miller, senior photographer in University Communications, a recipient of a 2013 Master of the Profession award. View a sampling of Miller's work.


Shakhashiri reprises fireworks show

Photo: Bassam Shakhashiri

Chemist and stage-master Bassam Shakhashiri will present two free shows on campus in early July. The first is tomorrow night at 8 p.m. on the Union Terrace, and the second on July 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.


No shortage of Blank ice cream ideas

Last week's call for suggestions of ice cream flavors and names for incoming Chancellor Blank drew a huge response, netting hundreds of entries in Inside UW and on Facebook combined. Entries will be accepted through July 3 and the person submitting the winning flavor will receive a prize.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.