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Preserving a treasure

Joan Gorman is one of a team of art conservators that repaired and restored John Steuart Curry murals lining the Seminar Room and a stairwell foyer at the 1937 Biochemistry Building. The 1940s murals by the famous painter were carefully preserved while the building around them was gutted and rebuilt.

Top Stories

Global Health Institute awards grants, celebrates merger

Eight research projects ranging from human and animal disease to agriculture to economic growth will move forward with start-up funding as part of the UW-Madison’s focus on global health. Grantees will be recognized at a Thursday event launching the Global Health Institute, a merger of the Center for Global Health and Global Health Initiative.

Go Big Read author to discuss ‘Enrique’s Journey’

When Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Sonia Nazario speaks the evening of Thursday, Oct. 27, at Union South at UW-Madison, she’ll join a vibrant campus conversation already under way about her book, “Enrique’s Journey.”

VandenBosch named CALS dean

Kathryn VandenBosch, professor and head of the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, has been named new dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Pro Arte 100th Birthday Celebration

Pro Arte Quartet’s 100th anniversary runs throughout the year, featuring lectures, interviews and musical events.  Join us for performances ranging from classical repertoire concerts to world premieres of exciting new music.

Around Campus

UW to collaborate on new federal Climate Science Center

UW-Madison is among several institutions that will collaborate through a new federal Northeast Climate Science Center to study the effects of climate change on ecosystems, wildlife, water and other resources.

Wisconsin poverty measure informs antipoverty conference

A researcher with the Wisconsin Poverty Project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) is sharing project findings at an upcoming antipoverty summit.

Inside Info

Dealing with school bullying

School bullying is a serious concern. SMPH Professor Megan Moreno recently wrote a short resource guide for parents in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.  


Greg Russo: Student, athlete, soldier

As part of the YouW YouTube series about students, watch a short video profile of junior Greg Russo, a sociology major, an Iraq War veteran and a member of the Badger football practice squad.


Devine honored with 2011 Scientific Impact Award

Professor Trish Devine (Psychology) received the 2011 Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

In Memoriam

Hedden explored sustainable Great Lakes mining

Gregory Dexter Hedden, with the Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program, provided advisory and technical support to the nascent Great Lakes mining industry spawned by those discoveries. Hedden died on Monday, Oct. 17, in Madison at age 92.


Spooky UW

We're closing in on Halloween: What's the spookiest spot on campus? Or what's the scariest piece of campus lore? Share your idea and one commenter will receive a UW coffee mug.

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