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‘Hip, frank, funny’

Photo: Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans is funny. And not just on the page. The new assistant professor of creative writing’s short fiction often features laugh-out-loud dialogue from characters morosely making the best of a bad situation. No doubt Evans will bring laughter to the classroom. When asked about her teaching style, she extends a peach, patent-leather sandal. “My students tell me I really upped their shoe game." But then she switches gears — fast — delivering a crystal-clear vision for what she wants undergraduates to get out of her workshops.

Top Stories

Last chance to comment on Union reinvestment

Photo: Exterior of Memorial Union

Plans for finishing the Memorial Union Reinvestment are nearly complete. The last information gathering session is being held on Monday, Sept. 22. This is the final opportunity to review and comment on the designs and plans which will renovate and upgrade the central core and east wing.

UW plays leading role in women’s philanthropy

Photo: Members of Women's Philanthropy Council singing 'Varsity'

For a quarter century, Wisconsin women have played a leading role in women's philanthropy. These pioneering women will be joined by national leaders and faculty experts this week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Women's Philanthropy Council, supported by the UW Foundation.

WARF Essential Topics Series

Commercializing campus-produced software: A two-part miniseries. Register for Part I: Intellectual property protection for software, Tues. Sept. 23, Discovery Building.

Around Campus

Q&A: Crone charts course for Grad School

Photo: Wendy Crone

As the Graduate School and the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education set sail into a new era, Wendy Crone is taking stock of graduate education and mapping out a strategy to best support it. Related: Q&A with Marsha Mailick.

New approach to School of Music concert season

Photo: Brass quintet

Breaking with tradition, the UW-Madison School of Music will present an array of music festivals this year, rather than individual guest artists scattered throughout the fall and spring semesters. Events include a brass celebration, a jazz festival, and features of contemporary composers.

Outside UW

University-community partnership seeks healthy food

Photo: Handful of okra

The majority of food consumed in American cities is transported from at least 1,500 miles away. And yet, in some urban areas, more than half of the population is out of reach of fresh food. An interdisciplinary team of UW-Madison scientists is working toward solutions.

Milestones

McArdle Lab to celebrate 75th anniversary in October

Photo: Archival photo of McArdle researchers in lab

On Oct. 2, the faculty and staff of the UW Department of Oncology will celebrate 75 years of a centralized research effort to help eliminate cancer. The McArdle Lab, now located in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, was one of the first basic cancer research groups in the world. 

In Memoriam

Animal scientist Ed Hauser dies at 98

Edward R. Hauser, professor emeritus of animal sciences, died Sept. 8. Hauser's research focused on beef cattle reproduction and genetics. He performed groundbreaking research on the how genetics altered the effects of environment on efficiency of beef production.

In the Media

School of Human Ecology focuses on problems of life

Photo: Human ecology professor and students

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on what it calls "the least understood school on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus." It's the School of Human Ecology, featured in an extensive profile as "the hub of problem-solving for some of the most basic issues of life."

Events

Forum to explore state of stem cell research

Photo: Colorful image of microscopic stem cells

What are the most promising frontiers in UW-Madison stem cell research? A Morgridge Institute forum Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Discovery Building will look at the state of the science and some current projects that have major implications for improving human health.

Horticulture students hold annual plant sale

Photo: Healthy houseplants

Want to green up your office or home? UW horticulture students will be ready to help at their fall plant sale, Sept. 19-21 at the Stock Pavilion. The UW-Madison Horticulture Society holds this annual event to raise funds for conferences, field trips and other activities.

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