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Discovering (((clang)))

Photo: Clang exhibit

What if you could see music or hear a sculpture? A new series, Discovery Encounters, kicks off at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery with the debut of an exhibit created by a musician and local artist exploring that very question. The exhibit, called (((clang))), is installed in the Town Center and consists of two hanging aluminum sculptures centered in a motion-sensored space. The public is invited to a free opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m on Friday, Nov. 16.

Top Stories

Academic Staff Assembly OKs HR Design framework

The Academic Staff Assembly (ASA) on Monday voted to approve the general framework of the HR Design strategic plan, and recommends it be forwarded to the Board of Regents for consideration.

Another top 10 ranking in study abroad

Photo: students at study abroad fair

UW–Madison continues to rank among the national leaders in the number of students studying abroad, with 2,159 students studying outside the United States for academic credit in 2010-11, according to the 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

Invitation from UW Transportation Services

Attend one of four public events this week to learn preliminary results of a consultant’s study on the campus bus and accessible transportation. These findings and your input may impact the future of the campus transportation system.

Around Campus

Lubar Institute strives for religious understanding

Photo: Lubar Institute students

The aftermath of 9/11 heightened Sheldon Lubar's concern about religious tensions in the world. His vision was to promote honest inquiry into the similarities and differences among distinct faiths. The result is the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, featured in this new video.

Home base for bioscience students evolves

The Institute for Biology Education and Steenbock Library have launched a joint Educational Innovation project to create a biology community and learning center for bioscience students across campus. Two town hall meetings have been scheduled to gather feedback — Nov. 19 and Dec. 11.

Where there’s smoke, there may be a controlled fire

Photo: controlled prairie burn

Don't be surprised if you notice a dark cloud of smoke rising near the western edge of campus soon. What you are seeing is most likely one of the prescribed burns that may be taking place in areas of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve during the next week or two.

Inside Info

How much yogurt is needed to get the benefits of bacteria?

Photo: Bowl of yogurt

UW Health's Dr. Jacqueline Gerhart says one serving of yogurt is usually recommended to get your "daily dose" of healthy bacteria. But this can be difficult for people with lactose intolerance.

Does it cost too much to be healthy?

Photo: Doctor and child

People of modest means are not the only ones suffering from the high cost of health care. Even those who can well afford it are often deterred from seeking medical attention for their families, researchers from the School of Medicine and Public Health have found.

In the Media

Election sent a mixed message, UW experts say

Photo: student voting

Wisconsin voters once again showed themselves to be both persuadable and polarized last Tuesday, says the Wisconsin State Journal. UW experts Barry Burden and Charles Franklin weigh in on the outcome of Election 2012. (Registration may be required.)


Yiddish Theater Sound Salon set Nov. 14

Join Mayrent Institute Director Henry Sapoznik for a sonic tour of the Yiddish stage through rare 78-rpm records from the Mayrent Collection. “On the Stage and in the Groove: a Yiddish Theater Sound Salon," happens on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Library.

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