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Hallowed hall

Hoax or horror? Reality or imagination? The tales of UW-Madison’s Science Hall are as tall as its towering, castle-like walls at the base of Bascom Hill. To share this lore, the Nelson Institute Student Ambassadors hosted a Science Hall Fright Night in late February, leading participants through a haunting tour of highlights. Afterward, the students presented 10 of their favorite bits of Science Hall knowledge.

Top Stories

Golden asserts research has bright future here

The website Slate recently speculated on "The End of Research in Wisconsin." It isn't so, says Robert Golden, dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health. In a reply to the opinion piece, Golden says top researchers still want to come here, with hundreds of highly qualified applicants for open positions.

Hate flyers appear on campus printers

Photo: Laser printer

UW-Madison cybersecurity staff are respond-ing to a harassment campaign targeting Internet-accessible printers on campus. Last week, attackers remotely printed a number of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay flyers here and at other universities across the U.S., including UW-Milwaukee, Princeton and USC.

Events at Fluno Center

The Fluno Center is a resource for corporate visits to UW-Madison. Whether your guests are in town for a short stay or you’re hosting an event, let us assist you.

Around Campus

University Staff Congress election process begins

Photo: W crest

The process of conducting the third congressional election for University Staff has begun. The University Staff Congress has 106 seats, with each seat representing 35 to 75 employees of similar job type. If you're interested in running, you must file or postmark your application no later than April 9.

Holder to speak at ceremony for law graduates

Photo: Eric Holder

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will be the speaker at the 2016 UW Law School Hooding Ceremony for law students and their friends and families May 13. Holder was the third-longest serving attorney general in U.S. history and the first African-American to hold that office.

Does lack of science knowledge mean lack of support?

Photo: Dominique Brossard

What does it mean to be science literate? UW Life Sciences Communication Professor Dominique Brossard says a national panel she and Education Professor Noah Feinstein are on will explore whether a lack of science literacy is associated with decreased public support for science or research.

Inside Info

Why routine eye exams are important

Photo illustration: Eye chart seen through glasses frames

It’s easy to forget to have an eye exam. After all, if you can see, there’s nothing that can be wrong, right? Not quite, says UW Health optometrist Tracy Klein. A comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist or ophthalmologist can detect eye problems before they steal your vision, Klein advises.


Iverson to succeed Gulbrandsen at WARF

Photo: Erik Iverson

Erik Iverson, a nationally recognized leader in advancing global health initiatives, life science discoveries and intellectual property management, has been selected as the next managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Iverson will succeed Carl Gulbrandsen, who is retiring June 30.

Explore Science
at UW-Madison

Be a part of UW Science Expeditions, a three-day open house, April 1-3. Experience science spectaculars, open houses, guided tours and exploration stations.


WARF’s Younger takes 1st place in water writing contest

Photo: Sally Younger

A technical writer at WARF is the winner of 1st place honors in the Our Waters, Our Future Writing Contest. Sally Younger's story, called "Antigone lupulus," is about a young woman learning to manage a hops farm under a warmer climate. It will appear in Madison Magazine’s June issue.  

In Memoriam

Students, colleagues remember J-School’s Baughman

Photo: James Baughman

James Baughman, Fetzer-Bascom Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, died of lung cancer on Saturday. He was an expert in journalism history in the 20th century and the beginnings of TV in America. Related video: Baughman delivers a "5 Minute Lecture" in 2009.

Zoologist Hailman drew on psychology in studies

Photo: Jack Hailman

Jack P. Hailman, professor emeritus of zoology and well-known experimentalist and animal behaviorist, died in January. “The work he did fit the intersection of psychology and biology,” says colleague Chuck Snowdon. Among other things, Hailman did seminal work on color perception in animals.

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