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  • UW finds strategies to increase number of organic grain farms in Wisconsin March 5, 2015 While the $35 billion U.S. organic industry continues to expand at a brisk pace, organic grain production is not keeping up with the growing demand for organic livestock feed and value-added food products, according to a new report on Wisconsin organic agriculture.
  • Search narrows for UW-Madison research leader March 5, 2015 Four finalists have been named for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s top research and graduate education post.
  • Photo: Dave Chapman Chapman to reflect on public relations career in UW-Madison lecture March 5, 2015 Dave Chapman left the Midwest in 1988, heading to California to direct the west coast offices of a couple of the world’s leading communication agencies.
  • Photo: Tehshik Yoon Nine professors receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships March 5, 2015 Eight promising young members of the UW-Madison faculty have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.
  • Photo: Dairy cows grazing UW-Madison helps train aspiring farmers enrolled in ‘the MBA of dairy’ March 4, 2015 Considering the average age of a Wisconsin farmer is over 56 years old and the state has been losing around 500 dairy farms per year in recent years, experts say it's important to prepare young people to step into farm roles to help keep the state's $88 billion agricultural economy strong into the future.
  • Faculty Senate urges study of public authority, preservation of shared governance March 3, 2015 Faculty Senate passes resolutions on public authority, shared governance
  • Three candidates in running for enrollment management position March 3, 2015 Three candidates have been chosen as finalists to be the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s vice provost for enrollment management.
  • Recent sightings: Dancers upon stilts March 2, 2015 Dancers took to stilts for a Brooklyn Jumbies workshop in Lathrop Hall on Saturday, Feb. 28. Participants worked with the dance performance group, which teaches cultural elements of the African diaspora like stilt walking, and Chris Walker, a UW-Madison associate professor of dance, to learn new dance moves in preparation for “Strut!” — a university dance event scheduled for May 2. The workshop was hosted by the UW-Madison Arts Institute as part of Laura Anderson Barbata’s spring interdisciplinary arts residency.
  • Research communications experts partner with Morgridge Institute March 2, 2015 Dietram Scheufele and colleagues in the Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC) are partnering with the Morgridge Institute for Research to take a deeper look at what works — and why — in engaging the public on science. Morgridge provides a unique proving ground for the topic: In partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, science outreach programs bring more than 30,000 participants to the Discovery Building each year.
  • Photo: aerial view of the Aspen Free-Air Carbon dioxide and ozone Enrichment (Aspen FACE) experiment site Munching bugs thwart eager trees, reducing the carbon sink March 2, 2015 A new study published today [Monday, March 2, 2015] in Nature Plants shows that hungry, plant-eating insects may limit the ability of forests to take up elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, reducing their capacity to slow human-driven climate change.
  • Recent sightings: Snow kiting on Mendota Feb. 27, 2015
  • Photo: Neil Lerner UW center helps grow businesses, jobs and communities in South Central Wisconsin Feb. 27, 2015 The Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business released its 2014 annual report today, highlighting its efforts to promote business development and job growth in Dane, Columbia and Sauk counties.
  • Mealworm farming project wins Climate Quest competition Feb. 26, 2015
  • Photo: Title page of First Folio UW to host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016 Feb. 26, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected as the host site for the state of Wisconsin for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
  • Photo: Mealworms feeding on a diet of oats and a carrot Could squirmy livestock dent Africa’s protein deficit? Feb. 26, 2015 As a cheap and easy source of protein for humans, it might be hard to beat the mighty mealworm.
  • Photo: Ronald Raines Bioenergy center’s research leads to 100th patent application Feb. 25, 2015 The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application.
  • Photo: Rachel Watters UW’s Wisconsin TechSearch serves state businesses Feb. 25, 2015 Each month, the Wisconsin TechSearch handles an average of 3,500 information requests from engineering firms, manufacturers, small businesses, law firms and private citizens, both around the state, nationally and internationally.
  • Study reveals possible biological trigger for canine bone cancer Feb. 25, 2015 Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have identified the biological mechanism that may give some cancer cells the ability to form tumors in dogs. The recent study uncovered an association between the increased expression of a particular gene in tumor cells and more aggressive behavior in a form of canine bone cancer. It may also have implications for human cancers by detailing a new pathway for tumor formation.
  • Photo: Christian Capitini UW to test ‘breakthrough’ pediatric leukemia treatment Feb. 24, 2015 A promising method of immunotherapy to treat children with relapsed acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is opening at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center and American Family Children's Hospital. The trial is open to relapsed/refractory pediatric ALL patients who have limited treatment options.
  • Student budget forum draws questions, concerns Feb. 24, 2015 Student budget forum