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Nancy Nicholas Hall debuts

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After more than a decade of planning, the new Nancy Nicholas Hall greeted School of Human Ecology students as the fall semester began in the 200,000-square-foot space. "Nancy Nicholas Hall is a gem among schools of human ecology nationally and opens great possibilities for faculty, staff and students,” Dean Soyeon Shim says. Its grand opening is Oct. 18.

Top Stories

Sir Ken Robinson featured at Wisconsin Science Festival

At noon on Sunday, Sept. 30, Sir Ken Robinson brings his views on intelligence, education and creativity to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery for what amounts to the keynote talk at the Wisconsin Science Festival and a rousing call to begin the Year of Innovation. Related: Seeing sound from all angles at the science festival.

Crim to lead NSF math and science unit

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The National Science Foundation has selected chemistry Professor F. Fleming Crim to serve as assistant director for the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. MPS supports research in astronomy, chemistry, physics, material science and mathematics.

Year of Innovation

Join us in a yearlong celebration of the past, present and future of innovation at UW-Madison.

Around Campus

Traffic advisory: Langdon Street utility construction

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Langdon Street from Lake Street to Park Street is reduced to one lane of traffic westbound and the eastbound lane has been closed for utility construction, in a project that is expected to last until September 2013.

Law students advocate for immigrant detainees

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Law students have created the state's first Immigrant Justice Clinic at the UW Law School. Access to legal counsel, they have discovered, most often determines the outcome of immigrant deportation cases in the federal system.

Acclaimed brass ensemble turns 40

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The Wisconsin Brass Quintet is marking its 40th anniversary in 2012. Performing new original works, they will share the stage with the UW Wind Ensemble Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in Mills Hall.

Inside Info

Keep it cold, keep it hot, keep it safe

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How do you keep a cold lunch from getting warm and a hot lunch from getting cool? How do you make sure that the foods you pack for yourself and your kids are as safe as they can be? UW-Extension has some simple but useful school lunch tips.


Felled trees incorporated in nursing school

Two oak trees were removed when construction began on the new School of Nursing. But care has been taken to ensure they will live on in the new building.


Treating abuse with apps

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Can smartphones and tablets be used to improve substance abuse treatment and reduce costs? A research group led by David Gustafson has won a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to find out.

In the Media

McDonald seeks chancellor consensus

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History Professor David McDonald, newly appointed to chair the search for UW-Madison's next chancellor, has no doubt that this remains an attractive destination for potential candidates, according to The Capital Times. (Registration may be required.)


OHRD offers supervisory excellence program

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The Excellence in Management Supervision Certificate Program is intended to support the professional development pathways of experienced managers and supervisors who aspire to outstanding skills development and competency in their supervisory work. 

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