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Campus from the rooftop

Campus skyline at dusk

In what most of us hope are the waning days of a brutal winter, photographer Jeff Miller headed to the roof of the Engineering Research Building to capture the beauty of campus from a unique perch just at dusk in this trio of photos. As traffic made its way through campus and lights began to glow in the office windows of university buildings, a cold but striking night took hold.

Top Stories

UW ranks highly for graduate programs

Paul DeLuca

Numerous UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” Says Provost Paul M. DeLuca Jr.: “We’re proud that so many of these graduate programs have once again ranked so highly.”

John Biondi named Discovery to Product director

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John Biondi, an entrepreneur with experience in early-stage high-tech firms, was named the first director of Discovery to Product. And, Mary Linton has been named interim director of the Igniter grant from UW System to campus. 

Cross promises openness on system finances

Ray Cross

UW System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents last week that clearly communicating the system’s financial status is his top priority. “I want everyone in this room to have a basic understanding of our finances — to understand how much money we have, where it is, and where it is spent,” he said.

Around Campus

Showcase spotlights campus improvement ideas

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Showcase – where creative ideas, innovations, best practices and success stories from across campus are highlighted – moves to Varsity Hall at Union South on Wednesday, April 2. The event is a great opportunity to explore dozens of ideas that have been successfully implemented.    

A novel idea: the integration of art and business

Graphic: Arts enterprise logo

A group of educators at the Wisconsin School of Business recognized the need among art students for business coursework and vice versa. Thus, the Arts Business Initiative was born.

Outside UW

Students to present research at State Capitol

Posters in the Rotunda

Twelve UW-Madison students will present their undergraduate research to legislators, alumni, UW supporters and others at the 11th annual Posters in the Rotunda event Wednesday, March 12 at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Inside Info

How does the weather affect our pancakes?

Weather Guys logo

The Weather Guys – faculty members Steven Ackerman and Jonathan Martin – take a look at how weather affects sap harvesting for maple syrup, which often begins in March. Related: The Why Files science news site.


Book Madness takes hold at libraries

Tournament bracket

UW-Madison Libraries are celebrating March Madness with their own special contest. Sixty-four books in a variety of genres go head-to-head in several rounds of voting until one title is chosen to "rule them all." Fill out your bracket now. The deadline to submit your entry is 11:59 p.m. on March 18.

In the Media

Three simple ways to catch a liar in the act

Lyn Van Swol features a study led by UW-Madison Professor Lyn M. Van Swol in which "The Ultimatum Game" is played by study participants. Watching players interact, Van Swol and colleagues at UW and Harvard found that players showed three easy “tells” when they were lying.


Art and cartography featured in Chazen exhibit

Chazen exhibit map

One exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art is marginal. Literally. Marginalia in cARTography, which runs through May 18, explores the images on the margins of maps dating from the 13th century through the 1960s. The exhibit is in the Leslie and Johanna Garfield Gallery.

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