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100-Hour Challenge

Create “a valuable, innovative or socially beneficial product or service" from novelty items, old office supplies, lab equipment and other items (pictured) supplied by UW SWAP (Surplus With A Purpose)? It's no problem for the student participants of the annual Wiscontrepreneur 100-Hour Challenge. Now in its fifth year, the event, sponsored by the Office of Corporate Relations, invites students to use $15 in materials along with their innovation and creativity. View a photo story of the event, then view the projects and vote for your favorite.

Top Stories

Administrative Excellence plans begin to take shape

Image: Logo

Administrative Excellence work teams have been rolling up their sleeves to refine and develop action plans to incorporate effective resource stewardship across the campus.

Senior class of 2012 unveils Wisconsin Idea Scholarship

The 2012 senior class officers, led by president Steven Olikara (pictured), have announced a new service-based scholarship to commemorate the Wisconsin Idea centennial and inspire the future of the university's time-honored service mission.

UW School of Music Presents: Carnival!

Carnival! Music from Latin America & the Iberian Peninsula performed by 30+ pianists and guests. Sat., Mar. 3, 12-3 p.m., Morphy Hall. Come and go as time allows. Free admission – Reception follows.

Around Campus

Bound to El Norte: Pulitzer-winning photos on display

Photo: Barletti photo

Los Angeles Times photographer Don Bartletti's work, which includes 29 images from the series that won Bartletti the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, goes on display today at the Ebling Library.    

Campus blood drive in memory of Maureen Grant

The campus community will honor the memory of Maureen Grant, a former UW Libraries employee, on March 8, with a special blood drive. Grant died after being struck by a bus while walking across University Avenue on June 22, 2011.

Law School establishes $2.5 million fund to honor Rowe

Exelon Corporation is marking the upcoming retirement of CEO and UW graduate John Rowe with a $500,000 gift to the UW Law School. The firm made a separate, $2 million gift in 2011. The  gifts will be combined to form the John W. Rowe Faculty Fellowship Fund.

Inside Info

Kid-friendly recipes from the Pediatric Fitness Clinic

In the winter, families tend to eat fewer fruits and vegetables. Try these recipes that feature available fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen varieties, courtesy of UW Health's Growing Up Healthy blog.  


Bromley wins Reimer Lüst Award

Photo: Daniel Bromley

Professor Daniel W. Bromley has received the Reimer Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange. The award recognizes outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists who have promoted bilateral relations between Germany and their own countries.

In the Media

NYT: Trying to Find a Cry of Desperation Amid the Facebook Drama

Photo: Moreno

School of Medicine and Public Health professor Megan Moreno was recently featured in the New York Times, discussing how teen Facebook postings can serve as signs of depression and an early warning system for timely intervention.


Madison Reads Leopold set for Saturday at UW Arboretum

Photo: Aldo Leopold

The UW-Madison Arboretum — where Aldo Leopold (pictured) helped establish a pioneering experiment in ecological restoration — will host Madison Reads Leopold, a public reading from Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac” on Saturday, March 3, to mark Aldo Leopold Weekend.


Amazing lunch options

You wowed and amazed us with the diversity and complexity of your packed lunches, ranging from PB&J to eggplant curry. Read the full set of lunch ideas, and view a Flickr set of your photos. Congrats to Kate Battiato of the La Follette School, who wins a UW mug for pictures of her breakfast and lunch.

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