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Nursing’s next generation

Photo: Students in nursing training program

Simulated patients with realistic symptoms demand team-based problem solving. State-of-the-art technology replicates the environment of modern hospitals and clinics. Yesterday's lectures give way to today's engaged learning. This is what students are finding in the School of Nursing’s advanced new home, Signe Skott Cooper Hall. Whatever motivated them to get into this vital and demanding field, the future nurses have arrived at a place — physically and educationally — where the latest tools and techniques put them in a position to turn inspiration into preparation.

Top Stories

WARF announces $58 million in UW funding

Graphic: WARF logo

WARF, the nonprofit foundation that patents and commercializes campus inventions, has granted the university $58.5 million for the 2015-16 academic year. The funding will benefit faculty recruitment and retention, graduate fellowships, research, interdisciplinary studies and entrepreneurship.

Housing, unions getting rid of automatic dining receipts

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Beginning this semester, University Housing’s cash registers no longer automatically print receipts for every transaction. The Wisconsin Union is following suit, testing a similar change at select locations that should roll out across campus next week. A professor fed up with waste sparked the idea.

Public Lecture Series: Crossroads of Ideas

An exciting new lecture series on critical current issues, Crossroads of Ideas, debuts Oct. 6 with UW-Madison political scientist Kathy Cramer exploring ‘The Politics of Resentment.’

Around Campus

Who should lead University Relations?

Photo: Bascom Hall

A search committee is seeking candidates to be the next vice chancellor for university relations. The vice chancellor oversees the offices of communications; marketing and brand strategy; and strategic partnerships, which includes federal, state, community, corporate and campus and visitor relations.

Series highlights accomplishments of graduate alumni

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The lab and the classroom aren't the only destinations after earning a graduate degree. Ben Moga co-founded a company trying to revolutionize how blood is drawn. Pallavi Phartiyal advocates for the use of science in solving societal problems. A new Graduate School series shares their stories, and more.

Nigel Hayes READ poster available at libraries

Graphic: Nigel Hayes READ poster

When Nigel Hayes says "READ," you can't help but get the message. The Badger basketball star, pictured at Memorial Library with "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," appears on this year's edition of the popular READ poster series. You can pick one up at most campus libraries or order by email.


Laurent Lessard studies feedback control

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In the background of all of our electronic machines and devices are systems that sense — and automatically compensate for — noise, disturbances, and other unwanted behavior. These mitigations are the basis of "feedback control systems," the principal focus of new ECE faculty member Laurent Lessard.


Own your very own, one-of-a-kind BEAT CANCER button featuring Bucky Badger. All sales support the UW Carbone Cancer Center.


Downtown Madison exec to lead Alumni Park

Photo: Mary Carbine

Mary Carbine will be the first managing director of WAA's Alumni Park, which is currently under construction between Lake Mendota and Langdon Street. She has served as executive director of Madison’s Central Business Improvement District, which supports State Street and the Capitol Square.

In Memoriam

Leon Varjian remembered for Pail & Shovel capers

Photo: Leon Varjian

Leon Varjian, a leader of the notorious Pail and Shovel Party that put flamingos on Bascom Hill and the Statue of Liberty on Lake Mendota, died Tuesday. He was 64. Varjian taught math at a high school near New York City, and returned to campus recently to help promote the "Fill the Hill" campaign.

In the Media

‘Genius grant’ winner studied evictions while at UW

Photo: Matthew Desmond

The Boston Globe profiles Matthew Desmond, who lived in a mobile home park to study the effects of eviction while working on his Ph.D. at UW-Madison. Now a Harvard sociologist, Desmond is the winner of a MacArthur fellowship, sometimes known as the "genius grant," worth $625,000.


Lynda Barry drawings go on display Friday

Photo: Lynda Barry

The Madison Children’s Museum is opening “Drawing Fast and Slow: The Compbook Art of Lynda Barry” on Friday. Barry, an award-winning cartoonist and author, is a UW-Madison assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity, teaching about drawing, writing and the creative process.

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