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Microwave medicine

Photo: Kevin McSweeney

When soil science Professor Kevin McSweeney was referred to UW Health last year for a tumor in his liver, he had already gone through six rounds of chemotherapy and 13 surgeries over 10 years to treat his metastasized cancer. Rather than put him through another operation and round of radiation and chemo, his physicians decided to utilize a technology developed here at the UW: microwave tumor ablation. Not only was the treatment effective, but McSweeney was able to return to teaching within days.

Top Stories

$25 million commitment funds new engineering institute

Engineering Mall

The Grainger Institute for Engineering,  a new trans-disciplinary research institute in the College of Engineering, is being created with a $25 million commitment to drive technological advances that the college says will enhance the success of U.S. industries and spur economic growth in the nation.

Cramer, Bernard-Donals named to vice provost positions

Photo: Bascom Hall

Steven M. Cramer, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering, has been named vice provost for teaching and learning, and Michael Bernard-Donals, professor of English and former chair of the University Committee, will become the vice provost for faculty and staff. 

Third Thursdays on The Pyle Center Rooftop Terrace

This Thursday, June 19th from 4-7 p.m., join us for complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and live music on The Pyle Center’s lakeside rooftop terrace.

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Around Campus

Campus signs get a makeover

Campus signs

Campus buildings are being marked with new signs that have a single, unified design as part of a project undertaken by UW-Madison’s Division of Facilities Planning and Management. The new signs feature an arched design with the university's signature crest. Related: Portion of North Park Street closed through August.

Malala Fund cofounder will keynote Go Big Read

Shiza Shahid

Shiza Shahid, CEO and cofounder of the Malala Fund, which backs entrepreneurs who have developed programs to increase educational access for women, will be on campus Oct. 27-28 to give a talk as part of Go Big Read. "I Am Malala," by Malala Yousafzai, is the 2014-15 common-book choice.    

White seeks greater inclusion in our food system

Monica White

Monica White's research engages communities of color and grassroots organizations in developing sustainable food systems. "Everybody can locate themselves in this movement and feel connected to why it’s important to grow food and know where their food comes from," she says.

Outside UW

Blank wraps up system tour with Whitewater visit

Photo: UW-Whitewater campus

Chancellor Rebecca Blank spent a day at UW-Whitewater last week, reaching her goal to visit each of the UW System's 13 four-year campuses in her first year leading the state's flagship university. Blank also used the outreach trips to meet with legislators, business leaders, editorial boards and alumni.

Get Tickets: Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic

Former Badger hockey player Blake Geoffrion and some of his closest hockey friends will scrimmage on Friday, June 27 to raise money for the UW Health Burn Center. Buy your tickets.

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UW graduate students off on an ‘Amazing Race’

The Amazing Race

UW-Madison food science graduate students Amy DeJong and Maya Warren are among the cast of the 25th edition of "The Amazing Race," a CBS television reality show where the duo will compete against 10 other teams in various physical and mental challenges as they trek around the globe.

Milestones

Hilldale and Bascom professors named

UW crest

Seven recipients of Hilldale and Bascom professorships, recognized for their records of outstanding research or creative work, and promise of continued productivity, have been selected by the Named Professorship Advisory Committee.

Bogenschneider addresses UN event

Karen Bogenschneider

Karen Bogenschneider, professor of human development and family studies, delivered the keynote address at the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family at the United Nations. She called for building better public policy for families at a time when they are struggling worldwide.  

In the Media

HathiTrust project upheld by federal appeals court

Library stacks

HathiTrust’s book digitization and accessibility efforts have once again been found to be fair uses of copyrighted works, a federal appeals court ruled last week. UW-Madison was a named defendant and has assisted in the development of the system.

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