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Persistent partners

Photo: Tabea and Ted Elias

Ten years ago, the lives of the Elias family were tragically altered when Tabea was struck by a car and left paralyzed. Her husband, Ted, became the primary caregiver for her and their infant daughter, Isabella. Together, through her determination, his encouragement and the support of the School of Education’s Kinesiology Department, they’ve come farther than anyone could have expected. And Ted has discovered a passion for helping others that opened up an entirely new career.

Top Stories

Classified Staff Congress adds voice to budget debate

Capitol dome

The Classified Staff Congress Monday passed a resolution opposing Gov. Walker’s proposed budget and supporting shared governance. Previously, the Faculty Senate and Academic Staff Assembly approved similar measures calling for a study of public authority and preservation of shared governance.

Campus opens to community for Science Expeditions

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Science Expeditions, UW-Madison’s 13th annual science open house, will open the doors of dozens of campus attractions to thousands of curious visitors March 20-22, offering the public the opportunity to mix with the university’s scientists and students and learn about their work.

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Around Campus

Calligraphy tour-de-force celebrates sacred texts

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Scribes representing each of the Abrahamic religions shared their skills Thursday as part of the Chazen Museum of Art’s programming for “Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible,” — a calligraphy tour-de-force, celebrating the traditions, methods and materials of handwritten sacred texts.

Course finds the artist in the engineer, and vice versa

Drawing: Schematic sketch of fountain

This fall, the Materials Science & Engineering and Art departments offered an unusual course: one that was cross-listed between these two seemingly disparate disciplines. Students collaborated on designing a fountain, proving that "there’s a little bit of the artist in the engineer and engineer in the artist.”

Outside UW

UW, partners address urban food insecurity

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In cities like Milwaukee, fresh food is out of reach in many neighborhoods. Food insecurity has implications for health, community stability and local economies, and a team of UW-Madison researchers has launched a project to study ways to boost the availability of healthy food in urban communities.

Inside Info

Bracketology 101: What McLay reads in the seeds

Photo: Frank Kaminski dribbling

Will a No. 5 seed lose to a No. 12? Will No. 1 seed Wisconsin make it to the Final Four? One could guess the answers to these questions before March Madness begins in earnest, but there are much better ways to fill out NCAA brackets, according to UW-Madison’s resident bracketologist, Laura McLay.

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Albarghouthi joins programming languages group

Photo: Aws Albarghouthi

Aws Albarghouthi has joined UW-Madison’s computer programming languages area. “The programming languages group is very well known in the field,” he says. As a new professor, Albarghouthi looks forward to letting his own enthusiasm for the field show as a means of fueling students’ excitement.

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Buzz

What does net neutrality mean to the UW?

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When you ask a handful of experts, you'll hear that net neutrality probably won’t mean many changes on the UW-Madison campus, but overall it should be a net positive (pun intended). It appears the typical user of UW networks won’t see much difference at all, but the debate is ongoing.

Milestones

Dolly Ledin honored for career of science outreach

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Longtime UW-Madison community outreach champion Dolly Ledin, outreach director at WISCIENCE, is receiving the 2015 Sister Joel Read Civic Leadership Award for her contributions to civic engagement. Video: See one of Ledin's programs — Adult Role Models in Science (ARMS) — in action.

In the Media

Acclaimed expert, valued mentor William Craig dies

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William A. Craig, who was renowned as a clinician-scholar in the fields of antimicrobial therapy and infectious disease, died March 11. Craig was the founding faculty member of the infectious disease division of the School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Medicine. Services will be April 18.

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