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Greener spaces

Though most of us spend our workdays inside working under fluorescent lights, even a short break outside can have health benefits. Fortunately, campus planners are creating a growing number spots for a quick walk during a break or an outdoor meeting, like the one Byron Lichstein and Meredith Ross, both clinical professors in the Law School, held recently on the north-facing balcony of the Education Building.

Top Stories

Ward weighs in on Joint Finance WCIJ action

Interim Chancellor David Ward wrote to legislators Friday expressing frustration over the Joint Finance Committee's actions on the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. UW "can't function when a government body holds more sway over decisions than years of careful experience," he wrote.

DeLuca to step down as provost, return to medical physics faculty

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Paul M. DeLuca Jr. announced that he will step down as the university's chief academic officer and return to the faculty. He will serve until a successor is named by incoming Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Third Thursdays – Pyle Center

Join the Pyle Center and Dane County Humane Society on Thursday, June 20 for live music, complimentary appetizers, and a cash bar on the Pyle Center’s lakeside rooftop terrace.

Around Campus

Ceremony to honor Muir, legendary preservationist

To recognize the 175th anniversary of the birth of John Muir, and to honor one of history's most influential preservationists, a plaque will be dedicated on Thursday, June 20 within sight of Muir's dormitory room in North Hall. The plaque recalls the naturalist's first botany lesson, received under a black locust tree growing next to the historic building.

Researchers look to natural sources for organic meat preservatives

When Jeff Sindelar, CALS associate professor and extension meat specialist. talks about the ingredients he's working with, you'd think he was making juice. Not quite. He's adding things like cranberry concentrate, cherry powder, lemon extract and celery powder to meat.

Inside Info

Keeping kids safe on the soccer field

Before it was Alison Brooks, UW Health sports medicine physician, it was Alison Brooks, North Carolina women's soccer player. Now, she specializes in pediatric and adolescent primary care sports medicine. So who better to ask for some tips on keeping kids safe out on the pitch?    

Introducing...

Top spud: Endelman will head potato breeding program

Advances in biotechnology such as DNA sequencing have helped speed the pace of plant breeding in many food crops, but applying these tools to the potato, which has an extra set of chromosomes, has been a bit more difficult. Jeff Endelman, a plant breeder with expertise in statistical genetics, will join UW's horticulture department on July 1 to head its potato breeding program.

Buzz

Biomolecular chemistry wins oldest centrifuge contest

The ability to keep an aging centrifuge operating for more than a half-century has paid off to the tune of $44,000 for research in UW's biomolecular chemistry department.

Milestones

Fotis will lead residence life in Housing

Fred Fotis has been hired as director of residence life at University Housing, replacing Kay Reuter-Krohn, who is retiring.

Doherty inducted into CoSIDA Hall of Fame

Justin Doherty, associate athletic director for external relations in the Athletic Department, was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame June 14 at the group's annual convention in Orlando.

In the Media

Q&A: Retiring Research Park chief Mark Bugher

Mark Bugher, 64, announced last week he would retire as director of the University Research Park in October, ending a career in public service that spans nearly 35 years. He recently talked to Mike Ivey of the Cap Times about tech transfer at UW, the state's political environment and the future of Milwaukee.

Events

Hasler Lab open house explains lake research

From 2-6 p.m. on Friday, June 21 the UW's Center for Limnology will open the doors of Hasler Lab for a behind the scenes tour of the study of lakes, rivers and streams.

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