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Research rewarded

Photo: Yoshihiro Kawaoka gesturing to projected map

In recent years, Yoshihiro Kawaoka has found himself at the center of controversy surrounding research on highly pathogenic influenza. His studies to understand, monitor, treat and potentially prevent pandemic influenza have often been misrepresented and misunderstood. So he took special pleasure in a recent award that said his work studying mutations in viruses currently found in nature and carrying pandemic potential could "help protect humanity."

Top Stories

Blank plans for budget challenges ahead

State Capitol

The state budget will soon be the focus of our elected state leaders, says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. This upcoming budget will be particularly important for UW-Madison, she says, given that the UW received substantial cuts two years ago. Blank describes the challenges facing the university and what's being done to prepare for them.

Hill filled: Flamingos mark annual campaign giving

Photo: Pink flamingos on Bascom Hill

Proud Badgers helped "fill the hill" Oct. 6-7 by giving to UW-Madison’s Annual Campaign. Every gift made during a 24-hour period resulted in classic pink flamingo lawn ornaments gracing Bascom Hill once again. The more than 800 gifts exceeded the campaign's goal.

Communicating Science:
Talk & Panel Discussion

A panel of UW faculty present why it’s crucial for those in the sciences to communicate more effectively. Oct. 16, 2:30-4:30 pm, Discovery Building.

Around Campus

Forecasting tools enhance sporting event safety

Photo: Aerial view of Camp Randall Stadium

Not long ago, come rain or storm, outdoor athletic events went on — regardless of the weather and its potential hazards. But today, improvements in weather forecasting are making it possible to ensure public safety during large outdoor sporting events.

WCER seeks to better gauge college teaching style

Photo: Students in Shakespeare class

College teaching styles are often categorized as either “lecture” or “interactive," but those terms don't reflect the full extent of classroom practice. In response, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research has developed a research tool that captures more subtle, dynamic teaching methods in the classroom.

Law School takes creative approach with endowed chair

Photo: Sheldon B. Lubar and Marianne S. Lubar

UW supporters Sheldon B. Lubar and Marianne S. Lubar have provided the funding to endow a faculty post at the Law School with a creative approach. The endowment will be awarded on an annual, competitive basis to further diversify research and support extraordinary scholarship.  

Campus Initiatives

HR Design information sessions set for this fall

Logo: HR Design project

The fall 2014 HR Design informational sessions are slated for Oct. 30 and Nov. 3 and 4. Since the inception of HR Design, regular information sessions have been held to keep the UW–Madison campus community fully informed about progress on the project.

Inside Info

Beyond the ‘work-life balance’: finding the flow

Photo: Shilagh Mirgain

Magazines are filled with articles about work-life balance, yet in the U.S. people work longer hours than ever before. They're constantly "on," staying connected to work even during off hours. The challenge, says UW Health's Shilagh Mirgain, is to find the flow between the multiple roles you play.


David Ronis brings theatrical flair to University Opera

Photo: David Ronis

David Ronis, the visiting director of University Opera at the UW-Madison School of Music, doesn’t want his opera singers to just “park and bark” their arias. He wants them to truly express the various hidden narrative levels of the opera’s libretto and musical score. In short, he wants them to act as actors do.

Scholarly Publishing Symposium

Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty: attend the Thurs., Oct. 30 symposium to engage in the campus-wide conversation about today’s publishing landscape.

In the Media

New state map takes shape in Madison

Photo: Wisconsin land cover map

Fox 11 in Green Bay reports on a project headed by UW faculty and students to create a new land cover map of Wisconsin. In addition to replacing an outdated map, the final product could influence the management of Wisconsin's deer population.

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