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Trumbo trove

Photo: Dalton Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo, the acclaimed screenwriter blacklisted by Hollywood during the Red Scare of the 1950s, is the subject of a new movie starring Byran Cranston in the title role. Trumbo, who died in 1976, left his papers — including his subpoena to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee — to UW-Madison's Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, a center right here in the Badger State that is one of the world’s major archives of research materials relating to the entertainment industry.

Top Stories

Search for next nursing dean begins

Photo: Nursing student with simulated patient

The search for the next dean of the School of Nursing is officially underway, with a search and screen committee inviting nominations and applications. The committee is chaired by nursing Professor Barbara Bowers. The new dean will succeed Katharyn May, who is retiring in 2016 after 15 years of service.

Expert shares insights on sports and brain disorder

Illustration: Profile of brain in skull

Ann McKee, who earned her undergrad degree at UW-Madison, has made headlines with her research linking football and other sports to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. She recently visited campus to talk to UW Health sports medicine staff and to give a talk titled “Football, boxing and the brain.”  

Around Campus

Contest seeks writers on future of water

Photo: Tree along Lake Wingra shore

Water is essential to our lives and to those of future generations. But big changes are bringing big challenges. The “Our Waters, Our Future” writing contest seeks short stories that reflect positive futures for water and people in south-central Wisconsin. The winning story will be published in Madison Magazine.

ESPN’s Katz tells how to make it in journalism

Photo: Andy Katz

Turn on ESPN during the college basketball season and you’re bound to see Andy Katz. The 1990 UW-Madison graduate breaks stories, reports on games and even interviewed President Obama. On campus last week, Katz discussed his career with journalism and public affairs students.

Outside UW

Bolz helps arts organizations revitalize communities

Photo: Sign for Shake Rag Alley

The nine cabins and limestone buildings that make up the core of Shake Rag Alley look like a quirky postcard from Wisconsin's mining village past. The nationally renowned art center and writing retreat in Mineral Point has turned to UW-Madison's Bolz Center for Arts Administration as it looks to the future.  

Inside Info

What to expect when kids go to the eye doctor

Photo: Child taking eye exam

You probably know what to expect when you go in for an eye exam. But what about your kids? There's more to it than reading letters on an eye chart, having lights shined in their eyes, or picking “1 or 2” repeatedly. UW Health says the tests are tailored to each patient but some parts of the exam are universal.

Milestones

Ciplijauskaité wins award in archiving advocacy

Photo: Biruté Ciplijauskaité

Biruté Ciplijauskaité, professor emerita of Spanish, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Governor's Archives Award for Archival Advocacy. Since she retired in 1998, Ciplijauskaité's volunteer efforts have helped bring international visibility to Memorial Library's Department of Special Collections.

In the Media

Research on politicians nails long-winded liars

Photo: Lyn Van Swol

Maybe you've heard the joke "How do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving." There may be some truth in that, says NPR's Shankar Vedantam. He cites research by Lyn Van Swol, who found that pols who make false statements are more likely to use longer sentences in their speeches.

Events

Rec Sports ‘Day of Play’ will get kids moving

Photo: Kids participating in Day of Play

Rec Sports will host a "Day of Play" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Natatorium. It's a free annual event that introduces kids in grades K-5 to the Rec Sports mantra: "Play Hard. Get Fit. Live Well." The event will feature fall-themed activities and games designed to get kids moving, running, dancing and smiling.

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