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Winter fades to spring

Bascom Hill overpass

Winter on campus begins its fade to spring as a shaft of late afternoon sunlight shines on the Park Street pedestrian overpass bridge near the Mosse Humanities Building on March 7. This week should feel even more like spring following the shift to daylight savings time and another spell of warm weather on tap.

Top Stories

U.S. News ranks UW graduate programs among best

Several graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”

HR Design project seizes an opportunity

Image: HR Design

Vice Chancellor for Adminstration Darrell Bazzell explains that the chance to reshape the university’s human resources system doesn’t come along frequently and needs to be done correctly. Related: Two events to gather feedback on the HR Design project are set for today and Thursday.

UW offers transcatheter aortic heart valve

UW Hospital and Clinics now offers a heart valve replacement considered by some to be the most important cardiovascular breakthrough in years. Learn more.

Around Campus

Construction continues at Lathrop Hall

New steps will soon greet visitors to Lathrop Hall. Construction began last October on the building's front steps and is expected to wrap up in June.

Art, science mix at National Science Foundation

A Sunday Afternoon on the Shore

A series of paintings, quilts and other artworks developed through a collaboration between artists and ecologists in Wisconsin is on display at the headquarters of the National Science Foundation in Virginia.

A new resource for campus biology educators

The university has always been an active setting for innovation in biology education. Now, a new resource is available to campus biology educators through the Institute for Biology Education.

Inside Info

UW Health: Colonoscopies get a bad rap

Dr. Sam Lubner

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer screening saves lives, raps UW Health's "Dr. Sam" Lubner. Related: Don't let myths about colonoscopies keep you from getting this important test. Learn the truth about this life-saving procedure.

Buzz

Lake Mendota “ice out”

Watch a time-lapse video of Lake Mendota changing from ice into open water on March 10, shot from the rooftop cameras at AOS/SSEC. Strong south winds and temperatures over 60 degrees contributed to the fast thaw.

Milestones

McGuirk named Dairy Industry Person of Year

The 2012 honoree of World Dairy Expo's Dairy Industry Person of the Year Award comes from the Dairy State. Dr. Sheila McGuirk, a professor of medical sciences with the School of Veterinary Medicine, will be recognized at the show for her dedication to the industry.

In the Media

For a future college education, “save your brains out”

Susan Fischer

That's the advice from Susan Fischer, director of financial aid, to parents concerned about sending their children to college. Fisher spoke at last week's Board of Regents meeting on financial aid and student debt, reports the Capital Times.

Events

Share ideas at Showcase on March 27

Image: Showcase

Innovative ideas that solve problems and pave the way for success on campus will take center stage at this year's Showcase event on Tuesday, March 27 at the Memorial Union.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.