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Turf battle

Photo: Whistling Straits golf course

Whistling Straits, a 36-hole golf course at a luxury resort on Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shore, is hosting the prestigious PGA Championship August 10-16. Manager Michael Lee admits he could not shoulder the responsibilities of preparing The Straits for such worldwide scrutiny without plenty of help. And one of the places he counts on most for guidance in dealing with the course’s fussy turf is his alma mater, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences — more specifically, the O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research and Education Facility.

Top Stories

Underwood reflects on a decade in her ‘dream job’

Photo: Julie Underwood

Julie Underwood is rejoining the School of Education faculty in August after 10 years as dean. In this profile, Underwood reflects on her work guiding world-class research, advocating for public education, bolstering private support for the school, considered among the nation's best, and advancing the Wisconsin Idea.

UW 2020 program to support early stage research

Photo: Bascom Hall

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, with support from WARF, is teeing up a new $5 million program to seed potentially groundbreaking research. It is open to all of campus, from the social sciences and the arts and humanities, to the biological and physical sciences.

Going back to school with Apple never sounded better.

Buy a Mac with education pricing from the DoIT Tech Store and receive a pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones.

Around Campus

PEOPLE students celebrate at White House

Photo: PEOPLE students at White House

Two participants in UW-Madison's PEOPLE program traveled to the White House on Thursday for First Lady Michelle Obama's inaugural Beating the Odds Summit. The event was part of her efforts to make college more accessible to students from underrepresented communities.

Memorial Union’s history wins national recognition

Photo: Memorial Union

Memorial Union has been officially recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. UW-Madison now has 17 national register sites, including the Red Gym and Bascom Hill — making it second behind the University of California, Berkeley as the college campus with the most historic designations.

Outside UW

Changing Cuba: Q&A with Laurie Greenberg

Photo: Laurie Greenburg

With the United States and Cuba reopening embassies after 54 years, curiosity about Cuba here in the U.S. continues to grow. Laurie Greenberg, who has worked in Latin America on and off for more than 30 years, has answers to some common questions people have about Cuban travel.

Inside Info

Tips for keeping your skin safe in the summer

Photo: Hands putting on sunscreen

It's important to protect your skin year-round, but with warmer weather and longer days, summer's the time to be extra vigilant about skin safety. UW Health dermatologist Apple Bodemer has some tips on how to protect yourself from the sun's rays, and how to detect skin cancer early.


Toma studies link between Facebook, relationships

Photo: Catalina Toma

Becoming "Facebook official" is a milestone in modern romance, and new research suggests that activities on the popular social networking site are connected to whether those relationships last. Catalina Toma is the first researcher to track dating couples over time in order to examine the link.

In the Media

Video: DCS leaders discuss radical changes

Photo: Jeffrey Russell

WISC's Neil Heinen interviewed Dean Jeffrey Russell (left) and Les Howles of the Division of Continuing Studies about radical transformations in the way people learn. Russell and Howles discussed an upcoming conference to prepare educators for 21st century challenges on For the Record.


UW Health at The American Center open house

Architect's drawing: UW Health at the American Center

UW Health at The American Center, a new health care and wellness facility on Madison's east side, will have an open house this Sunday. It will include self-guided tours, wellness, sports performance and cooking demonstrations, and appearances by Donald Driver, Sam Dekker and Josh Gasser.

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