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  • UW Population Health Institute awarded $12 million to build culture of health July 30, 2014 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced it will continue to fund the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) to rank and provide guidance for improving the health of America’s counties from Florida to Alaska.
  • Recent sightings: Walk work July 30, 2014 Construction workers erect a concrete form as they build a new base and retention wall for a raised pedestrian crosswalk at North Park Street leading to Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on July 30, 2014.
  • PEOPLE members PEOPLE high school students celebrate completing pre-college program July 29, 2014 Scholars from one of the most successful long-term diversity pipelines to higher education in the nation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence), will be recognized for their accomplishments at an annual banquet on Friday, Aug 1., at noon.
  • Mature plant phytochromes Tricking plants to see the light may control the most important twitch on Earth July 29, 2014 Copious corn growing in tiny backyard plots? Roses blooming in December? Thanks to technology that the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Richard Vierstra has been developing for years, these things may soon be possible. And now, new findings out of the genetics professor’s lab promise to advance that technology even further.
  • UW-Madison Day brings slice of campus to state fair July 29, 2014 For the fourth consecutive year and sixth year overall, UW-Madison will host its own day at the Wisconsin State Fair as a way to promote education and give back to the community.
  • Illustration: Boat on Lake Monona Antique and classic boat tour to stop at campus July 29, 2014 A fleet of vintage watercraft from the last seven decades, including Chris Crafts, Centuries, Gar Woods and more, will be on tour in Lake Mendota along the Memorial Union shore on Friday, Aug. 1 to benefit the health of Madison’s lakes.
  • Photo: Sims Sims: Diversity Framework does not relate to grading July 25, 2014
  • Facebook Study shows role of media in sharing life events July 24, 2014 To share is human. And the means to share personal news — good and bad — have exploded over the last decade, particularly social media and texting. But until now, all research about what is known as "social sharing," or the act of telling others about the important events in our lives, has been restricted to face-to-face interactions.
  • Mouse intestine New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 24, 2014 A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.
  • Tom Mohs Wisconsin plastics industry has roots in modest, multitalented UW-Madison professor July 24, 2014 “The Graduate” is a running joke in the plastics industry. In that 1967 Dustin Hoffman movie, a character famously — and accurately — summarized the future in one word: “Plastics.” The movie may have been influential, but Tom Mohs, founder of the Madison plastics manufacturer Placon, says he owes nothing to it. “I was already buying my second thermoforming machine when the movie came out,” says Mohs. “No, I owe it to Ron Daggett.”
  • Dairyland Initiative outreach Grant generates increased access, network training to Dairyland Initiative July 23, 2014 The Dairyland Initiative - a UW School of Veterinary Medicine outreach program that works with farmers to optimize cow comfort, health and milk production - has received a renewal grant of $50,000 from the Dean Foods Foundation. The grant will allow the initiative to continue providing free access to its web-based resources for dairy farmers across the country and create a network of trained, certified consultants for planning and facilitating new welfare-friendly designs.
  • Archaeology at Trempealeau Town meets gown to explore Wisconsin’s Trempealeau mounds July 23, 2014 Why did migrants from Cahokia, the large mound city near St. Louis, move to the present-day village of Trempealeau in western Wisconsin to build flat-topped mounds about 1,000 years ago? That question has intrigued Danielle Benden, senior curator in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Anthropology, for more than a decade.
  • Paul M. DeLuca Jr. After more than four decades, DeLuca to retire July 22, 2014 For most of Paul M. DeLuca Jr.’s life, fall has signaled the beginning of a new school year. But not this fall. After more than four decades on campus, DeLuca will retire as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs on Aug. 4.
  • The Wonders of Physics The Wonders of Physics to hold special event Aug. 15 July 22, 2014 The Wonders of Physics, a long-running science outreach effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will host a special preview of its new presentation, “The Physics of Plasma,” as part of a fundraising event Aug. 15.
  • Carla Pugh Eight honored by UW–Madison as Outstanding Women of Color July 22, 2014 Eight winners of the 2014-15 Outstanding Women of Color awards, who are heavily involved in the campus as well as the Madison community through their work toward research and civic enrichment, have been announced by UW–Madison.
  • Photo: Rebecca Blank Chancellor Blank joins Council on Competitiveness July 22, 2014 University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has joined the Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that seeks to generate public policy solutions to drive U.S. economic growth.
  • Waste containment site UW researchers create safe, resistant material to store waste July 18, 2014 Storing industrial waste has never been a pretty job, and it's getting harder.
  • Photo: emergency responders Campus practices for emergency it hopes never comes July 17, 2014 As part of a full-scale campus emergency-response exercise, members of the UW-Madison Police Department, Madison Fire and Police Departments, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and other regional agencies respond to mock reports of a simulated bomb incident with wounded victims during a running event at Camp Randall Stadium.
  • Photo: Frederic March Play Circle Something old, something new: Wisconsin Union Theater gets a makeover while maintaining historic feel July 16, 2014 Renowned. Renewed. Restored. Those three words sum up the newly renovated Wisconsin Union Theater. While it won’t host its first official performance until Aug. 22-23 with “Kiss Me Kate,” a sneak peek inside reveals the building itself is quite the showstopper.
  • Photo: Aaron Olver Olver to lead University Research Park July 16, 2014 Aaron Olver, a former secretary of the state Department of Commerce and head of Madison’s economic development division, has been hired as managing director of University Research Park (URP).