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Bridging the gap

Photo: Cultural Linguistic Services

Bridging the communications gap between employees who do not speak English as a first language and their supervisors, is just one of the many duties of Carmen Romero González and the Cultural Linguistic Services unit. The group provides interpretation and translation services in Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan and Mandarin Chinese with the goal of helping employees learn, participate and be involved in their organization and work environment.

Top Stories

Ward updates campus on fund balances

Photo: interim chancellor David Ward

Interim Chancellor David Ward has issued an update with more specific information about how the UW System fund balances issue relates to our campus. Ward says his aim is to operate a stable enterprise that is less vulnerable to fiscal turbulence.

Parking rates to increase for 2013-14

Photo: Parking garage

Parking rates on campus will increase beginning Sept. 1, 2013. UW Transportation Services is making the change to ensure revenue streams can maintain the current levels of transit, transportation and parking options available.

Remarkable Digestive Health Care

From basic consults and colorectal cancer prevention to the most advanced treatments available. Learn how the experts at the new UW Health Digestive Health Center can help.

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Around Campus

Momentum builds for campus research computing

Photo: distributed computing server

Faced with infrastructure limitations that might stymie researchers elsewhere, UW-Madison scientists and investigators have always found ways to do more with less. Now, the Advanced Computing Infrastructure is leveraging shared campus resources to help researchers improve their use of computers for scholarly work.

Landgon Street closed for Union construction

Photo: Memorial Union renovation

Due to utility work for the Memorial Union project, Langdon Street is closed to both directions of traffic between Memorial Union and Park Street. Langdon Street is expected to reopen to westbound traffic only on Friday, May 10.

Career Academy diversifies IT workforce

Photo: Latoria Isom

The IT Career Academy is on a mission to create a more diverse IT workforce. ITCA graduated its first class of six students in November. Five were women and three were African-Americans, both demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in IT.

Inside Info

Lab builds equipment for the most advanced experiments

Photo: Dan Wahl using laser to measure tiny wires in a screen

Sequestered in the farmland near Stoughton, an unusual UW facility — part machine shop, part design lab, part physics outpost — the Physical Sciences Laboratory, continues to make machines, equipment and detectors for the world's most advanced experiments.

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Flanagan examines birth of youth’s political views

Photo: Constance Flanagan

Constance Flanagan says just because young people are too young to vote doesn't mean they're too young to care about politics. Her new book examines how political attitudes are developed early in life, and how they are often overlooked by adults.

Buzz

A conversation with geographer Yi-Fu Tuan

Photo: Yi-Fu Tuan

Known as the ‘father’ of humanist geography, Yi-Fu Tuan taught at the UW from 1983 until his retirement in 1998. Through his books, essays, letters to colleagues, and innumerable conversations with students, Tuan has profoundly influenced the way scholars think about the relationship between people and their environments.

Milestones

Madison Sports Hall of Fame taps Amundson

Photo: Steve Amundson

Before he became director of Visitor & Information Programs, Steve Amundson played football, basketball and baseball for Madison La Follette High School in the early 1980s — earning the most fame in basketball, where he led the Lancers to the 1982 WIAA Class A state title. On June 5, he will be inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame.

Events

UW Family Gardening Day is May 11

Photo: Allen Garden

Whether your garden sprawls across an acre or fits into a pot on your balcony, this year's UW Family Gardening Day, May 11 at two campus locations, will provide tips for making it your best ever.  

Interact

What are you looking at?

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For a final time this academic year, we ask: Where can you find these waves on campus? Submit your guesses. One winner will receive a UW coffee mug.

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