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Deep appreciation

Photo: 3-D map of Lake Mendota

Caroline Rose remembers the first time she saw Lake Mendota. “It was this beautiful, sunny day,” Rose says. “There were sailboats out on the lake and it just looked so peaceful.” Like so many people, she developed a connection with the lake. Now, the student of cartography and geographic information systems has paid tribute with a 3-D magnetic map of Lake Mendota located in the renovated Hoofers space inside Memorial Union. Read how it was painstakingly created and how it will help boaters and divers.

Top Stories

Ben Miller named federal relations director

Ben Miller

Ben Miller, who has served as UW-Madison’s interim director of federal relations for the past nine months, has been named to that role on a permanent basis. He will maintain relationships with the congressional delegation and bolster partnerships with agencies and other groups in Washington.

Dozens of DoIT staff restore campus to the Internet age

UW banner

Last Wednesday's data outage that crippled email, access to UW-Madison websites and voicemail was cured by dozens of Division of Information Technology staff members who restored more than 1,000 UW systems within 13 hours, with no data or servers lost. Officials continue to search for the cause.    

Noon @ the Niche

Why do so many people need reading glasses after age 40? Dr. Paul Kaufman speaks about presbyopia and the aging eye. June 27, Discovery Building.

Around Campus

Residents give high marks to University Housing

Newell Smith Hall

Surveys of on-campus residents tell of an overwhelmingly positive experience no matter which of the 19 residence halls they lived in. In a survey from last academic year, and 95 percent said they would recommend living in university residence halls to friends. Related: Summer Music Clinics in full swing. 

Outside UW

Townsend shares expertise with astronaut candidates

Earth from space

Forest and wildlife ecology Professor Phil Townsend is in Houston this month to train astronaut candidates at the Johnson Space Center. He is providing training on how remotely sensed data are used to measure ecosystem function on Earth.

Inside Info

Summertime tips for food-safe grilling

Grilling

Grilling season is in high gear as many people enjoy Wisconsin’s all-too-short summer by cooking meals outdoors. When you’re grilling out, keep in mind that foodborne illness peaks in the summer, says UW-Extension food science specialist Barbara Ingham.

Buzz

Video: Campus speeds up in the summer

In this installment of Time-Lapse Tuesday, we take a look at clouds near the Carillon Tower, traffic near the Memorial Union and the sky at the iconic statue of Abraham Lincoln.

Milestones

Doren earns distinguished research award

Bonnie Doren

Bonnie Doren, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, has received the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association’s James F. Garrett Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research Award.

Chemist wins young teacher-scholar award

Photo: Jordan Schmidt

Jordan Schmidt, assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 15 young researchers to win 2014 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards, which are intended to "support exceptional young academic researchers at an early and crucial stage of their careers."

In the Media

Draine, Hinden produce a new mystery

Book cover

The Capital Times says UW-Madison professors emeriti Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden must be having a wonderful time writing their mystery series. It certainly is fun reading their books, a critic says. They're out with a second mystery, which takes place on the California coast — plus a bit in Madison.  

Events

Public invited to free lecture by world bread expert

Loaves of bread

Bread – that kneaded, crusty, baked staple filled with grainy goodness – will be the focus of a June 26 lecture by Peter Reinhart, one of the world’s foremost bread authorities. The free lecture will be delivered at 6 p.m. in room 113 of the Psychology Building.

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