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Warm-weather learning

Photo: Youth camp

Think the UW campus slows down during the summer? Well, think again: The university is a mighty busy place well into August as new students and parents attend SOAR; camps, clinics and conferences pop up to explore everything from math to music; and University Housing welcomes more than 100 groups needing places to stay. Photographer Jeff Miller's slideshow provides a look at the action, like naturalist Colleen Feist (pictured) at a Arboretum class.

Top Stories

Parking assignments coming soon

Photo: Parking garage

A new parking management system has delayed parking assignments for 2012-13, however they should be ready by early August. Customers will receive an e-mail keeping them up to date on when assignments will be available.

CALS welcomes a new National Guard team for Ag 101 training

You may be seeing groups of people in camo around campus this week. Until July 27, CALS is once again providing a week of “Agriculture 101" training for the Wisconsin National Guard’s 97th Agricultural Development Team to help the soldiers prepare for deployment in Afghanistan.

New conflict-of-interest rules take effect Aug. 24

Mandated federal conflict-of-interest rules will tighten considerably on Aug. 24, affecting thousands of faculty, staff and some students on campus.

Wednesday Nite @ The Lab – “The Sociology of Young Children”

Come experience science as exploring the unknown every week. Discover the latest from UW-Madison researchers as they describe their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life.

Around Campus

Apps chronicles rural life in Wisconsin

Name anything related to Wisconsin life and culture and prolific author Jerry Apps has probably written about it. Apps, an emeritus professor in CALS, has devoted his career to recording and telling the stories of rural people in Wisconsin.

UWPD hosts Dog Days of Summer picnic

Photo: K9 officer and dog

The first annual Dog Days of Summer picnic, an official fundraising event dedicated to supporting the UW Police Department's K9 unit, will be held on Saturday, July 28. The event runs from 2-5 p.m. at Hickory Hills Kennels, 3317 Femrite Drive.

For industry, UW-Madison is ‘one-stop shopping’

Representatives from more than 40 companies in industries attended the first-annual UW-Madison corporate open house on July 12. The event explored how partnerships with UW-Madison can strengthen competitiveness.

UW to aid in African conservation efforts

Faculty and students will lend their expertise to conservation efforts in central Africa as the first university member of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership.

Inside Info

Lake algae: What you don’t see can really hurt you

Photo: Algae sign

The strikingly blue algae that afflicted the Madison lakes last week hardly needs a danger sign to warn of its toxicity. But this stuff could, in the next days or weeks, be followed by blue-green algae that are much more toxic, says Katherine McMahon, a UW lake ecology expert.  


Time-lapse video captures storm’s advance

Photo: Storm video

When a line of thunderstorms swept across the Madison area last week, the drama was captured by a rooftop camera atop the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Building.


Two researchers build ties with Indonesia

It took a trip halfway around the world to bring two UW scientists together. Paleoanthropologist John Hawks and climate scientist Dan Vimont had never crossed paths on campus. But they landed on common ground at the Kavli Indonesian-American Frontiers of Science Symposium in Indonesia.

Hans Sollinger wins international transplant award

Photo: Hans Sollinger

Dr. Hans Sollinger, the Folkert O. Belzer Professor of Surgery in the division of transplantation, received the Roche Award for Outstanding Achievement in Transplantation Science (clinical) at the international congress of The Transplantation Society in Berlin.

In the Media

Pick a watering plan during drought, lawn experts say

Most lawns in Wisconsin are made up of Kentucky bluegrass, which is hardy enough to survive up to 60 days without water in drought conditions, said Doug Soldat, a turfgrass specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension.


Fair food: What’s your favorite?

Put on your favorite Badger gear, grab the family and celebrate UW-Madison traditions at the Wisconsin State Fair Wednesday, Aug. 8. Without a doubt, there will be plenty of fun and fantastic food. What's your favorite kind of fair food? One lucky commenter will win a UW mug.

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