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Big Apple Badgers: Gabriel Stulman

Photo: Gabriel Stulman

Owner of five successful restaurants in New York City, UW–Madison graduate Gabriel Stulman can feed you all week, if you’re up for seafood one night, Italian another night, a burger the next ... wherever your cravings take you. When he came here, he wanted to become a history teacher. Now that’s his fallback position, but there's no sign that his days as a rest-aurateur are near an end. To the contrary, he is thriving as one of our Big Apple Badgers, making his mark in the city where he formed his culinary family. Related: It all started at Ella's.

Top Stories

Graduate programs ranked high by U.S. News

Photo: Aerial view of Bascom Hill

UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Those on this year's list are business, education, engineering, economics, English, history, law, library, medicine, nursing, political science, psychology and sociology. Not every program is ranked every year.

Recently tenured faculty become Romnes fellows

Bascom in the snow

Eleven promising young faculty members have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships. Romnes awards recognize faculty who have earned tenure within the last six years. The awards are named for the late H.I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and of the WARF Board of Trustees.

An evening with
Melissa Clark

Join author of more than 30 cookbooks and food writer for The New York Times Melissa Clark, Thurs. March 16, 7 p.m.

Around Campus

Team seeks to be first to detect dark matter

Photo: Kimberly Palladino

Ten UW-Madison scientists are part of a team seeking to be the first in the world to hear the faint whispers of the universe’s most elusive material: dark matter. They are involved in designing and testing a detector to be installed in an abandoned gold m­­­ine one mile beneath Lead, South Dakota.

Professor, students share manga experience in Japan

Photo: Adam Kern being interviewed by TV crew

Four students got a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the world of manga — a traditional Japanese comic art form — during a trip to Japan with their professor, Adam Kern. Kern was going to be featured on a popular prime-time television program, and the show’s pro-ducers wanted him to bring his students along.

Video: The intricate process of growing crystals

Photo: Closeup of a piece of crystal

Middle school, high school and home school students are competing in the Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition, organized by the chemistry department. Students whose crystals are selected as winners will have an opportunity for their creations to grow aboard the International Space Station.

Badgers skate into national semifinal

Photo: Women's hockey player celebrating

The Wisconsin women's hockey team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, defeated Robert Morris, 7-0, on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Frozen Four for the fourth consecutive season. The Badgers, 32-2-4 on the season, will meet Boston College in a national semifinal Friday at 5 p.m. in St. Charles, Missouri.

Outside UW

WUD is driving force behind collaborative art project

Illustration: Art en Route bus logo

Art En Route, sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate, will curate an exhibition linking public art with public transportation. The project will pair creative writers with visual artists to create uniquely commissioned works of art to be wrapped on Madison Metro buses. The deadline for submissions is April 7.

Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse

Can the pop-culture phenomenon of post-apocalyptic films and books help us understand today’s environmental challenges? Explore this and more April 18.

In the Media

Panel debates value of college education

Photo: Speaker at podium at Union South

The Cap Times reports on a spirited discussion titled "Who needs college?" The event sparked debate about political views on campus, with the speaker of the Assembly saying the UW sees things through a liberal lens, and several students saying some opinions don't deserve equal time if they are at odds with facts.

Events

Scientists get their hands dirty with new book

Photo: Closeup of a small pile of soil

Two soil scientists will present Chancellor Rebecca Blank with the first copy of their new book, The Soils of Wisconsin, on Thursday. The volume joins the rich history of soil science at UW–Madison, which extends more than a century. The foreword is written by Chancellor Blank, whose father was a soil scientist.  

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