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Badgers in the Olympics

Photo: Ahmed Mohammed

The London Olympics are under way and Badgers are in the hunt for medals. UW Athletics has assembled a website that allows fans to follow UW athletes, like Canadian 10,000m runner Mohammed Ahmed, as they prepare to compete. Ahmed is the only current student competing, but many other former student-athletes are represented. Related: More on Badger Olympic history.

Top Stories

UW-Madison Day at the State Fair features fun

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Agricultural displays, special appearances and more than 20 "exploration stations" will bring the campus eastward as the Wisconsin State Fair celebrates UW-Madison Day on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Susan Lampert Smith: The story behind Art’s Pole at Picnic Point

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At the end of Picnic Point, there is a pole. And on that pole, there is on plaque, and on that plaque, there hangs a tale. It’s a story of friendship and sweat, and of the rituals that bring people together on campus, writes Susan Lampert Smith.

Collaborative computing helped drive LHC analysis

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When scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced the appearance of a new particle among the pieces of smashed protons, Miron Livny saw a huge scientific success. But the UW computer scientist reveled in more than a fascinating research finding.

Concert in the Park

Thursday, August 2: Relax to the sounds of Madison’s Capitol City Band, conducted by Professor Emeritus Jim Latimer and associate conductor Dave Pedracine. Bring a chair and a friend!

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Around Campus

Uhlrich to oversee campus research policy

Photo: Daniel Uhlrich

Daniel Uhlrich, a professor of neuroscience in the School of Medicine and Public Health, has been appointed the associate vice chancellor for research policy. In his new role, Uhlrich will oversee many facets of research policy on campus, including responsible conduct of research, animal research and the use of human subjects.

Science and law connect in campus collaboration

The Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic is helping student attorneys learn about intellectual property while aiding scientific researchers focus their work and find potential commercial applications.

UW Police invite kids to be Badger Watch Buddies

Photo: Kristin Radtke

In the coming academic year, the UW Police Department’s award-winning Badger Watch crime prevention program will celebrate its tenth anniversary, and a recent addition to it is a new program for children ages 5-12 called Badger Watch Buddies.

Campus Initiatives

Administrative Excellence teams strategize best practices for IT decision making

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Two strategic work teams involved in Administrative Excellence are researching the best ways to deliver information technology services while supporting the core mission of UW–Madison.

Inside Info

Brown rice has nutritional edge over white

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Rice is enjoyed as part of traditional cuisines around the world and is a staple food in many Asian countries. White rice is chosen more often than brown rice, but that’s a choice that people would do well to change, a UW expert says.    

Milestones

Brown wins Historical Society award

Photo: Gary Brown

The Wisconsin Historical Society has awarded Gary Brown, the university's director of the Office of Planning and Landscape Architecture, a 2012 Historic Restoration Award for the exterior rehabilitation work on North Hall and South Hall.

Mathematical ecologist wins prestigious award

Photo: Tony Ives

UW ecologist Anthony Ives is being recognized with the prestigious Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America. A professor in the Zoology Department since 1990, Ives works at the interface of theoretical and experimental ecological questions.

In Memoriam

Remembering a beloved journalism teacher

Photo: Bob Tottingham

For more than 30 years—from the 1950s to the 1980s—thousands of Wis­con­sin high school stu­dents learned about news and fea­ture writ­ing at News­pa­per in Edu­ca­tion pro­grams led by professor Bob Tot­ting­ham of Con­tin­u­ing Stud­ies (then UW-Extension).

In the Media

Cap Times Q & A: Carillonneur Lyle Anderson

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The Cap Times recently interviewed Lyle Anderson, best known as the musical force behind the Carillon Tower on Observatory Drive. He explains how to use the giant instrument and why Leonard Cohen might be ringing out across campus in the next week.  

Interact

Fair foods: Cream puffs to deep fried Oreos

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Last week's question about your favorite foods at the Wisconsin State Fair brought in 35 responses running the gamut from cream puffs and funnel cakes to newer favorites like deep fried Oreos and Ostrich steak sandwiches. Winner of the UW mug is Marie Koch from SMPH.

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