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  • Berquam, Sims: UW offers Ferguson resources Nov. 24, 2014 We recognize that today’s grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson and the death of Michael Brown will spark a wide range of opinions and emotions in the UW-Madison community. Regardless of your view of the case, we know that it has been a traumatic few months in Ferguson, Missouri, and for many in our own Madison community. We offer our support to all UW students, faculty and staff, as well as those from Missouri.
  • Former governor Doyle to teach at La Follette this spring Nov. 24, 2014 Former governor Jim Doyle will teach a spring class on the politics of state policy issues class at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
  • Grasshoppers signal slow recovery of post-agricultural woodlands, study finds Nov. 24, 2014 New research by Philip Hahn and John Orrock at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the recovery of South Carolina longleaf pine woodlands once used for cropland shows just how long lasting the legacy of agriculture can be in the recovery of natural places. By comparing grasshoppers found at woodland sites once used for agriculture to similar sites never disturbed by farming, Hahn and Orrock show that despite decades of recovery, the numbers and types of species found in each differ.
  • Photo: Sheboygan County Civil War Memorial Flower links Civil War, natural history and ‘the blood of heroes’ Nov. 24, 2014 On August 14, 1864, in a Union Army camp in Georgia, a captain from Wisconsin plucked a plant, pressed it onto a sheet of paper, wrote a letter describing the plant as "certainly the most interesting specimen I ever saw," and sent it with the plant to a scientist he called "Friend" in Wisconsin.
  • AAAS honors four UW-Madison professors for advancing science Nov. 24, 2014 Four members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the society announced today.
  • Recent sightings: Blowing off steam Nov. 21, 2014 Geese and ducks swim in and fly above the steamy water of Lake Mendota as the sun rises above the dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol and downtown Madison skyline with temperatures in the single digits. The Friday, Nov. 21, view is from the tip of Picnic Point, part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Lakeshore Nature Preserve.
  • Photo: Michael Povlonis Satellite history at UW-Madison comes full circle with award Nov. 21, 2014 Michael Pavolonis thinks of himself as a volcano guy.
  • Photo: A deer wades into a stormwater detention pond at Curtis Prairie in the UW Arboretum. Ecologist/hunter talks deer, plants, hunters and balance Nov. 20, 2014 UW-Madison Professor of Botany Donald Waller is a pioneer in exploring the impact of deer in natural habitats. For more than 20 years, Waller - who counts himself among the state's deer hunters - has led research on the economic, health and environmental impacts of deer, including:
  • Photo: Yoshihiro Kawaoka Halting the hijacker: Cellular targets to thwart influenza virus infection Nov. 20, 2014 The influenza virus, like all viruses, is a hijacker. It quietly slips its way inside cells, steals the machinery inside to make more copies of itself, and then - having multiplied - bursts out of the cell to find others to infect.
  • Full color 3-D printing takes top prize in Collegiate Inventors Competition Nov. 20, 2014 Innovative 3-D printing technology came out on top as Spectrom - developed by a University of Wisconsin-Madison team that includes Cedric Kovacs-Johnson, Charles Haider and Taylor Fahey - won first place in the undergraduate category of the Collegiate Inventors Competition.
  • Lavigna answers common questions about HR Design Nov. 20, 2014 If attendance at recent information sessions is any indication, interest in the HR Design project is increasing.
  • ‘Active learning’ takes center stage at School of Nursing Nov. 20, 2014 The classroom is changing. Massive lecture halls used to mean you could sit quietly in the back, with rows of fellow students perched above a lecturing professor. But you won’t find any lecture halls in the School of Nursing’s Signe Skott Cooper Hall. For students at the new Active Learning Classroom (ALC), the learning is — well, active.
  • Prematurity Awareness Month: Variation among preterm infants is the norm Nov. 19, 2014
  • Crops play a major role in the annual CO2 cycle increase Nov. 19, 2014 In a study published Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Nature, scientists at Boston University, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and McGill University show that a steep rise in the productivity of crops grown for food accounts for as much as 25 percent of the increase in this carbon dioxide (CO2) seasonality.
  • Photo: Barry Van Veen with sensors attached to head Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain Nov. 19, 2014 As real as that daydream may seem, its path through your brain runs opposite reality. Aiming to discern discrete neural circuits, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have tracked electrical activity in the brains of people who alternately imagined scenes or watched videos.
  • Photo: Lump of fool's gold Scientists get to the heart of fool's gold as a solar material Nov. 18, 2014 As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association honors Horicon native, now Silicon Valley leader, with Distinguished Alumni Award Nov. 18, 2014
  • Photo: Researcher in lab Grad program honored for closing science-society gap Nov. 18, 2014 The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Neuroscience and Public Policy Program was honored by the Society for Neuroscience with the Neuroscience Graduate Program Achievement Award.
  • Study shows possible link between asthma, cardiovascular disease Nov. 17, 2014 Asthma that requires daily medication is associated with a significantly higher risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).
  • Photo: Study abroad students in Freiburg UW-Madison ranks ninth nationally in study abroad participation Nov. 17, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks ninth among U.S. universities and colleges in the number of students who studied abroad in 2012-13, with 2,157 students earning academic credit outside the country, according to the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. This marks the eighth consecutive year that UW-Madison has been among the top 10.