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A doctor’s Honor Flight

Photo: Garren photo at WWII Memorial

When Mike Garren was growing up in Kenosha, he knew that his father, Dr. John T. Garren Jr., had served as an army surgeon in the Pacific theater of World War II. When Garren, himself a surgeon at UW Hospital and Clinics, learned that the “Honor Flights” that bring veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials needed medical staff, he was thrilled to volunteer. Garren's flight made the trip from Madison on Saturday, Oct. 19, the 40th anniversary of his father's death.

Top Stories

Model shows why there’s no cure for common cold

Photo: model of cold virus

In a pair of landmark studies that exploit the genetic sequencing of the “missing link” cold virus, rhinovirus C, scientists at UW-Madison have constructed a 3-D model of the pathogen that shows why there is no cure yet for the common cold.

Science Coalition cites spinoffs’ impact on economy

Photo: Randy Cortright

Two companies spun off from UW-Madison research are mentioned in a new report by the The Science Coalition. The coalition says the investment made in science at colleges across the U.S. helps drive the country’s economy directly through the creation of new companies based on that science.

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Discover the latest on investigations and inventions from UW researchers.  This week: The Science of IceCube–Beyond Neutrinos, from Astrophysics to Earth Tomography.

Wed@Lab

Around Campus

Diversity and inclusion engagement sessions set

As UW-Madison makes plans to create a new framework for diversity and inclusion, each member of the UW community is being encouraged to share feedback through a series of upcoming engagement sessions, the first of which is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4.

Online suicide prevention resource launched

Photo: UHS logo

Suicide is a known health concern for college students on all campuses nationwide. To help, UHS is launching At-Risk for University and College Faculty and Staff, an online, interactive educational program that builds skills in interacting with students in distress.

Outside UW

Prof studies Latin American prosecution of atrocities

Photo: Alexandra Huneeus

Alexandra Huneeus, an expert in international law at the Law School, will study how Latin American countries prosecute the most heinous crimes, like the 1980s genocide in Guatemala. For Huneeus, who is originally from Chile, the research is more than business. It’s personal.

Campus Initiatives

Parent Program launches Chinese website

Photo: Chinese student and mother

The Parent Program has reached out to parents who speak Mandarin Chinese with a new corner of the updated Parent Program website. Since May of 2012, portions of the site have been accessible in Spanish. Related: Latest edition of Badger Parent.

Inside Info

Free smoke alarms for some Madison residents

Photo: Smoke detectors

The Madison Fire Department is providing free smoke alarms for 1,000 homes in the city. If you qualify, MFD will install them in the correct locations. You must own your home, and be age 65 or older, or have children age 5 or younger in your home, or someone in the home with a disability.

Buzz

Bring custom technology training to your classroom

Photo: student and teacher in tech training class

Software Training for Students builds custom training and delivers it in your classroom during the normally scheduled meeting time. The trainers are students themselves, making the information more accessible to students who might be intimidated by the technical nature of the presentations.

Events

Egyptian author to speak on feminine resurgence

Photo: Soffra lecture

Sahar Elmougy, an Egyptian author who writes from a feminist perspective, will offer insights into the ongoing turmoil in her native country in “Resurgence of the Feminine: Transformation of Egyptian Psyche,” on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 4:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

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