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From seed to kitchen

Photo: Chopped veggies on plate

If you go out to eat in the Madison area, you may notice that more and more restaurants are featuring great-tasting, locally sourced foods on their menus. Now, through a UW-Madison horticulture initiative called “Seed to Kitchen,” chefs on the culinary cutting edge are working with plant breeders to grow produce with specific flavor characteristics their customers will love. Related: "Eat Your Vegetables," from On Wisconsin magazine.

Top Stories

Blank’s Slate: A global university

Photo: Small international flags

It's International Education Week, and Chan-cellor Rebecca Blank notes UW-Madison's contributions to globally important research and its standing in students studying abroad as well as international students studying here. Related: International Education Week events on campus. Also: Top 25 ranking.

Four UWPD chief finalists chosen

Graphic: UWPD logo

A search committee of faculty, staff, students and community members has selected four finalists for the position of University of Wisconsin–Madison chief of police. Each candidate will give a presentation to the campus community and general public. Times and locations are to be determined.

Holiday Events at the Fluno Center

It’s never too early to start planning your holiday event at the Fluno Center. Contact us to reserve your space today: 608-441-7108 or

Around Campus

Wayward moth in Botany Garden a Wisconsin first

Photo: white-tipped black moth

In the Botany Garden last month, Edgar Spalding photographed “a handsome moth” he suspected was rare. It was the first recorded sighting in Wisconsin of the white-tipped black moth, a tropical species whose natural range typically does not extend much farther north than Florida and the Texas coast.

Engineers floored by powerful footsteps

Photo: Xudong Wang

UW-Madison engineers have developed an inexpensive, simple method to convert foot-steps into electricity. The method uses wood pulp to make flooring that produces electricity to power lights or charge batteries. It's part of a new field called “roadside energy harvesting” that could, in some settings, rival solar power.  

Grant enables creation of electronic music studio

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A UW2020 grant will be used to establish an electro-acoustic music research studio, to be housed in the Humanities Building and set up by the end of the academic year. The equip-ment will include music processing and recording software and various midi instruments, including a Moog synthesizer.    

Wisconsin MBA launches alumna’s global career

Photo: Cheryl Stallworth-Hooper

Cheryl Stallworth-Hooper’s childhood wan-derlust turned her into a global business leader who has had a broad range of marketing experiences throughout much of the world, after earning her MBA at the Wisconsin School of Business as a fellow with the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.


New faculty focus: Stefan Schieke

Photo: Stefan Schieke

What causes relapses in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma? How can future drugs and therapies target the cancer’s strengths and turn them into weaknesses? New dermatology Assistant Professor Stefan Schieke, a native of Düsseldorf, Germany, hopes his research will shed light on these questions and more.  

Pussy Riot in Conversation and Q & A

Join the conversation with Russian feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot and their mission in music.


Video: Drone footage captures campus rooftops

Photo: Science Hall viewed from a drone

You've probably seen bird's eye photos of the UW-Madison campus, and there's no denying they capture our daily surroundings in a dramatic way. But here's a view you've never seen, thanks to video taken on a recent fall day from a drone. See how many landmarks you can identify from above.


Guyer’s appointment brings humanities group here

Photo: Sara Guyer

Center for the Humanities Director Sara Guyer starts this semester as president of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, founded in 1988 to link humanities organizations and scholars. With her selection, the consortium moves to UW-Madison from its previous home at Duke University.

In the Media

Supermoon? Not to director of Space Place

Did you see it? After all the "supermoon" hype, people can decide for themselves just how super it was. The New York Times quoted UW Space Place's Jim Lattis Sunday in a story saying the moon would actually look little different than usual (unlike last year's spectacle, pictured at left).


Advice for avoiding consulting conflicts

Photo: Angela Kujak

Consulting for a company can be a win-win situation, but the obligations may conflict with the rights and responsibilities of researchers as UW employees. Faculty and staff can learn how to better understand the fine print at "Consulting Without Conflict" this Thursday. Angela Kujak of WARF will moderate.

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