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Mining the mind

Computing and the brain

In the supercharged era of high-throughput computing, researchers can process and analyze massive data sets in days compared to what would have taken decades with conventional techniques. Brain science is just one of many fields being reshaped and reconsidered at UW-Madison thanks to computational approaches pioneered by Morgridge Institute for Research Director of Core Computational Technologies Miron Livny. See how researchers Ned Kalin, Barry Van Veen and Michael Koenigs use the technology.

Top Stories

Business services helps employees ‘GET’ reimbursed

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The new Guided Expense Tool (GET) for expense reimbursement submission is now available to the entire university. GET will become the primary campus tool for submitting expense reports during the course of the year. GET can be used to submit the vast majority of reimbursement requests. 

Campus map and much more

Track bus arrival times, find public parking with live stats on open spots, create custom maps and of course, get directions. This and more is featured in your UW Campus Map.

Around Campus

ETF announces pension annuity adjustments

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The 2013 core annuity adjustment is 4.7 percent and the variable annuity adjustment is 25.0 percent. The rates take effect May 1.

New report profiles UW organic agriculture research

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UW-Madison scientists are engaged in a wide range of research related to organic agricultural production practices, according to a new report. It summarizes 23 studies conducted by researchers in the university's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.  

Outside UW

Community partnership award nominations sought

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The Community-University Partnership Awards recognize the work of faculty, staff and students and their community partners to address pressing  public issues in the Madison region. Awards recognize partnerships, so each application must identify one community partner.

Campus Initiatives

MOOCs application deadline extended to March 18

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Proposals for the second phase of pilot Massive Open Online Courses are being sought as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s continued efforts involving Educational Innovation. The next round of pilot MOOCs is expected to launch in the fall.

Inside Info

Dr. Gerhart: Yearly mammogram might not be necessary

Jackie Gerhart

Guidelines have changed over time. Women who were told in the past to get their yearly mammogram and their yearly pap smear may be pleasantly surprised that they may not need to have these screening tests performed quite as often.


Three accounting faculty members join business school


Three new faculty members – Dereck D. Barr and Emily Griffith, who research various aspects of auditing; and Dan Lynch, whose research focuses on financial and tax reporting – have joined the Wisconsin School of Business, adding their depth of expertise to the accounting department.


Holmes named interim associate dean at CALS

Brian Holmes

Brian Holmes, who retired after a career as professor and Extension specialist in biological systems engineering, was named interim CALS associate dean for extension and outreach. He replaces John Shutske, who became interim provost and vice chancellor at UW-Extension.


Nelson Institute Earth Day conference April 22

Rosario Dawson

Actress and activist Rosario Dawson, co-founder and chair of the voting rights organization Voto Latino and an international advocate for women's rights and environmental quality, will keynote the eighth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on Tuesday, April 22.


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