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  • McArdle Laboratory research UW-Madison cancer research showcased in Wisconsin Public Television series March 27, 2015 Next week, cancer research by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists will be featured in a series of programs airing on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT).
  • Varsity Band concert Badger Band goes over the rainbow March 27, 2015 Dorothy's tornado will touch down in Madison this spring and transform the Kohl Center into the Emerald City when the Badger Band celebrates "The Wizard of Oz" at its annual Varsity Band Concert April 16-18.
  • Campus and community invited to hear from longtime congressmen March 26, 2015 Two longtime congressional leaders will be on campus Monday, April 13 to discuss crucial issues for Wisconsin residents - and the importance of civic participation in bipartisan discussion on key policy issues.
  • Photo: Ebola virus on host cell Ebola whole virus vaccine shown effective, safe in primates March 26, 2015 An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus.
  • Photo: Steven Rinella Steven Rinella of TV’s ‘MeatEater’ to make UW appearance March 26, 2015 Steven Rinella, award-winning author and host of the hit TV show “MeatEater,” will give a talk the evening of April 14 to discuss his outdoor adventures and his life as a modern day hunter-gatherer.
  • Photo: Dan Vergano BuzzFeed’s Dan Vergano to be spring Science Writer in Residence March 26, 2015 Dan Vergano, a veteran science journalist with stints at USA Today, National Geographic and now, the digital news platform BuzzFeed, has been named UW-Madison Science Writer in Residence for Spring 2015.
  • Photo: Jolene Enge Two honored as outstanding undergraduate returning adult students March 26, 2015 Jolen Enge and Patrick Dunn have both won Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Awardsfor their determination in continuing their education.
  • Annual rankings rate health of Wisconsin counties March 25, 2015 Ozaukee County ranks healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee County ranks least healthy, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
  • Photo: William Murphy Researchers aim to broaden understanding of how toxins affect the body March 25, 2015 Even in an era in which there is increased emphasis on living "green," humans are constantly exposed to a wide range of toxins in everything from our air, food and water to the goods we buy.
  • Photo: Robert Lipsyte Registration open for conference on ethics and sports journalism March 25, 2015 Registration is now open for "Fair or Foul: Ethics and Sports Journalism," a public conference to be held April 10 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Photo: Robert Lindner Automation offers big solution to big data in astronomy March 24, 2015 It’s almost a rite of passage in physics and astronomy. Scientists spend years scrounging up money to build a fantastic new instrument. Then, when the long-awaited device finally approaches completion, the panic begins: How will they handle the torrent of data?
  • Portal offers growing menu of flexible and online degrees and certificates March 24, 2015 Last month, the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched AdvanceYourCareer.wisc.edu, highlighting 44 convenient graduate programs for working professionals who want to continue their education. Since then, thousands have visited the site, and the university is adding two programs that address Wisconsin’s dynamic workforce needs.
  • Photo: Mark Ediger Discovery could yield more efficient portable electronics, solar cells March 23, 2015 By figuring out how to precisely order the molecules that make up what scientists call organic glass — the materials at the heart of some electronic displays, light-emitting diodes and solar cells — a team of chemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has set the stage for more efficient and sturdier portable electronic devices and possibly a new generation of solar cells based on organic materials.
  • Photo: Bruce Beihoff UW and M-WERC expand Wisconsin’s energy industry March 23, 2015 Researchers at the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an industry partnership that promises to create jobs here in Wisconsin.
  • Here comes HAWC: New observatory to seek out gamma rays March 20, 2015 High on a sleeping Mexican volcano, a new particle astrophysics observatory is about to blink to life, commencing an all-sky search for very high-energy gamma rays - a search that could greatly expand the catalog of known gamma ray sources and chip away at the mystery of the cosmic rays that constantly bombard our planet.
  • Photo: Ankur Desai stands in front of Willow Creek flux tower For UW-Madison scientists, Northern Wisconsin serves as a lab and a classroom March 19, 2015 For the past decade, Ankur Desai has been working with collaborators from across the country to study the uptake and emission of carbon in northern Wisconsin’s forests, wetlands and lakes.
  • New University Staff grievances policy takes effect July 1 March 19, 2015 On July 1, 2015, UW-Madison’s Classified Staff employee designation will change to University Staff. Chapter 230 of the Wisconsin Statutes, which applies to state employee relations and personnel, will no longer govern these areas; they will be handled exclusively by UW-Madison.
  • Photo: Cars parked in Russell Labs garage No increase for parking rates, bus passes for 2015-16 March 19, 2015 All parking rates will remain unchanged for the 2015-16 permit year, effective Sept. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016.
  • Photo: Amy DeJong and Maya Warren Amazing plans for ‘Amazing Race’ winner March 18, 2015 You may know Maya Warren for her $1 million victory, shared with fellow food science grad student Amy DeJong, in the latest edition of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.” You likely do not know that, after she receives her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August, she intends to homogenize her TV experience with her knowledge of ice cream, outgoing nature, and self-confidence to develop a show showcasing frozen desserts around the world.
  • Photo: The 2015 UW-Madison Clean Snowmobile Team UW-Madison engineering students win clean snowmobile challenge March 18, 2015 With a highly efficient, powerful, clean-running sled, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering students took first place in the highly competitive internal combustion division of the 2015 SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge.