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Biochemistry: Mixing old and new

Photo: Biochemistry building

A glass panel, at right, reflects a mirror view of a man descending a sunlight-filled staircase at the Biochemical Sciences Building. The building is part of a complex that has preserved the historical character of older parts of the complex and added new, exciting and state-of-the-art facilities.

Top Stories

Terrace adds “Mendota Blue” chairs to mark changes

Blue chair

The palette of the Memorial Union Terrace gained another vivid color on Sunday, as 300 “Mendota Blue” Terrace chairs joined those in the familiar orange, green and yellow. The chairs are designed to create public awareness of, and build support for, the renovations at the core of the Memorial Union Reinvestment project.

Neil deGrasse Tyson to make UW appearance

Photo Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, a world-renowned science orator known for dreaming the impossible and urging it into reality, will be the keynote speaker for UW-Madison's inaugural Senior Day on Thursday, May 10. The event is open to the entire campus community.

Come on a communications exploration!

Tune into the science of sound and presentation at this free science education program for families and learners of all ages. Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. – noon, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Town Center.

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Around Campus

UW-Madison to offer dual law, public health degree

The university will offer a combined juris doctor and master of public health degree starting this fall.

#UWRightNow flashback: Speed, efficiency key to garbage collection

Bucky Clock

During April 18th's #UWRightNow, the stories of dozens of UW employees were featured, including Wade Otis and Bob Leick on the 4 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. shift. The pair gathers all the refuse and recycling materials an institution of this size generates.

Save the date: Employee ice cream social on May 15

Photo: Ice cream

All university employees are invited and encouraged to attend the annual Employee Recognition Ice Cream Social at 1 p.m. on May 15 on Bascom Hill, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, the Office of Human Resource Development and deans and directors.

Inside Info

Documentary features Pediatric Fitness Clinic

Pediatric fitness

A new HBO documentary series airing May 14-15 about pediatric obsesity called "Weight of the Nation" will feature the UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic. The multidisciplinary clinic assists children who have concerns about their weight, want to improve their fitness or are dealing with medical problems associated with their weight.

Buzz

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, OH MY!

Photo: Social media

In the newest podCALS, Life Sciences Communication faculty associate Don Stanley gives beginner tips on using social media.

Milestones

CALS honors awards winners

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences recently honored 17 members of its community for excellence in teaching, advising, research, extension, leadership and service.

In Memoriam

School of Human Ecology remembers Bill Aquilino

Photo: Bill Aquilino

Bill Aquilino passed away on April 21, after battling colon cancer for more than a decade. He served as department chair and associate dean of graduate education and research in the School of Human Ecology. Related: Read a remembrance from his colleagues in the School of Human Ecology.

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