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Wisconsin Science Festival highlights connection between science, art

What happens when you mix one part Aldo Leopold, another part Frank Lloyd Wright and add a pinch of Indiana Jones? Find out with a visit to the first Wisconsin Science Festival, an educational and fun-filled exploration of science and art taking stage across several sites in Madison from Sept. 22–25.

Top Stories

Governance groups ask Ward to extend tenure

Two campus governance groups have asked interim Chancellor David Ward to consider extending his tenure beyond next summer, as previously planned.    

New faculty eager to make their mark

Some come directly from graduate school; some come from established careers at major universities. Read the story of Daniel Grabois (pictured) and a few of this fall's new faculty members.

Your moment to shine: Oct. 14

Celebrate 150 years of alumni and UW traditions as we drive toward a goal of a $150,000 donation to the Great People Scholarship fund.
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Around Campus

Strategic framework: Two years of progress

A progress report compiled following the second year of the university’s five-year strategic framework highlights accomplishments in several areas.

Economist publishes book on U.S. financial crisis

In the summer of 2007, UW economist Menzie Chinn was among those who started to think something was amiss with the U.S. economy. He was right. Chinn’s new book on the economy’s spiral, “Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery,” was published on Monday.

50 Google Apps added through NetID login

Campus users can now access 50 additional Google apps, such as YouTube, Blogger, Picasa and Google Analytics, by logging in with a NetID and password.

Inside Info

What does it take to change from cooling to heating campus buildings?

It's the time of year when campus buildings start to transition from a need for air conditioning to heat. You might be surprised about the steps needed to make the seasonal switch.


Campus voices: UW’s Nobel winners

In total, 18 Nobel Prizes have a connection to UW-Madison. In this UW Archives audio exhibit, the legendary Joshua Lederberg (1958, Medicine), Har Gobind Khorana (1968, Medicine), Howard Temin (1975, Medicine) and John Van Vleck (1977, Physics) discussed their paths to the awards.


Geneticist looks back on crowded, stellar career

Waclaw Szybalski, a professor emeritus of oncology, has a string of scientific achievements that could easily have merited at least one Nobel Prize, and his work has laid foundations for several Nobels won by others. He's mentored a string of highly successful scientists and collaborated for 60 years with the biggest names in the field.


Bees: What is all the buzz about?

Noon–1 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 20, 4274 Chamberlin Hall. Entomologist Hannah Gaines will discuss the decline of honeybees (Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD) and the need for farmers to seek alternative ways of pollinating their crops, including native pollinators.


Natural places, revisited

On Sept. 6, Interact asked about your favorite natural places on campus. Based on your responses, we built a photo slideshow of 10 of the most beautiful. Enjoy!

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