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Losers not always weepers

Photo: mitten on fence post

Finders keepers? Not necessarily. Hoisting a stray mitten onto a Bascom Hill fence post is one way to seek out its owner. But UW-Madison actually has many options when it comes to lost items. Despite the challenge of so many people moving and mixing on campus, many of the items that are misplaced — sunglasses, mobile phones, books and even single shoes — are not only found, but ultimately returned.

Top Stories

Chancellor finalists, in their own words

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UW-Madison's four finalists for chancellor have each submitted statements explaining their interest in the position and their hopes for the future of the university. Related: Nicholas P. Jones of The Johns Hopkins University holds his public reception today from 1:30-3 p.m. in the lobby of the Chazen Museum of Art.

UW Health reaches out to Ethiopian hospital

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Nurses Mary Jean Erschen and Dianna Bower flew into Ethiopia in January with nearly as much gear as Santa Claus. Both from UW Hospital and Clinics, they were making their annual trip to the Black Lion Hospital, and came loaded with luggage full of medical equipment, scrubs, toys and gifts.

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Around Campus

Game designers, brain scientists urged to work together

Photo: Richard Davidson

Neuroscientists should help to develop compelling digital games that boost brain function and improve well-being, says Richard Davidson, chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, in a commentary in the science journal Nature.

UW’s relationship with Alta Gracia pays dividends

At a factory in Latin America, workers are sewing UW apparel, providing for their families, and spreading hope that the global textile industry can change.

Blood drive honors Maureen Grant

Logo: American Red Cross

On the second anniversary of her death, UW Libraries is again holding a blood drive in memory of Maureen Grant. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 5, in 116 Memorial Library, west corridor.

Campus Initiatives

HR Design information sessions set

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HR Design project leaders will hold a series of information sessions on implementation of the plan. The first session is scheduled for Monday, March 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Union South.


Q&A: Get to know University Librarian Ed Van Gemert

Photo: Ed Van Gemert

Ed Van Gemert, recently named vice provost for libraries and university librarian, shares his views about bicycling, iPads and apple pie in a wide-ranging interview. “I take my work seriously, but I don’t take myself too seriously,” says the De Pere native.  


Frederick Jackson Turner: The revolutionary frontier

WID Director David Krakauer has created a profile series examing people, places and ideas that exemplify creative life in the state of Wisconsin. His first subject is UW's Frederick Jackson Turner, who introduced the idea of a physical, metaphysical and socioeconomic frontier as a defining feature of North American culture.


UN policy analyst and UW alumna to speak

Shams Banihani, a policy analyst with the United Nations Development Programme, will visit this week for presentations on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals and UNDP’s work in poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS and green jobs.

Space Place tees up science for grown-ups

Photo: comet

Lift off for a night of fun and science at UW-Madison’s Space Place for the first edition of Speakeasy Science. The adults-only event will feature edible comets, the smell of space, an astronomical tattoo parlor and other activities exclusively for the 21 and older crowd.

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