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  • Photo: Passengers boarding bus in the snow Transportation Services releases campus commuting report Feb. 10, 2015 Transportation Services has released the results of its latest biennial survey of UW-Madison faculty, staff and students and UW Hospital employees.
  • Photo: Biochemistry research Campus push to address crisis in U.S. biomedical research Feb. 10, 2015 The growing realization that the American biomedical research enterprise is unsustainable and requires a comprehensive fix will be the subject of a wide-ranging campus conversation to take place over the next few months.
  • UW-Madison seeking 2015 Administrative Improvement Award nominees Feb. 10, 2015 Nominees are being sought for a campus award that recognizes exceptional performance in administrative roles that support academics, research, student services, outreach and administration.
  • Photo: Microscopic image of cellulose nanofibers Contest seeks another round of amazing science images Feb. 10, 2015 To highlight the visual and scientific value of scientific imagery, the fifth annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best images from students and faculty and staff scientists on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Recent sightings: The Wonders of Physics Feb. 9, 2015 Dressed in a black-and-white-striped prisoner costume, Physics Professor Emeritus Julien "Clint" Sprott runs across the stage as part of an opening skit for the 32nd annual The Wonders of Physics Show at Chamberlin Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 8, 2015. This year's science-education outreach event was based on the theme of Sprott being on trial for breaking the laws of physics, an accusation that the show's many guest presenters proceed to debunk.
  • Photo: Austin and Younkle in CD warehouse Long live the CD? UW grads’ business brings disc collections to the cloud Feb. 9, 2015 Is there a life for compact discs in the age of the cloud? No, and yes, is the answer from Murfie, a Madison business founded by two UW-Madison alumni that is now in its fourth year of operation. No: It's a hassle to juggle discs. Yes: Ownership of the disc gives you the right to play its music through a cloud-connected device in your car, home, office or pocket.
  • Darwin Day celebration focuses on islands, isolation Feb. 9, 2015 What do Madagascar and Jurassic Park have in common? Both are island-based evolutionary “experiments” that will be highlighted in this year’s Darwin Day celebrations, sponsored by the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution at UW-Madison and its partners. “Darwin Day 2015: Islands and Isolation” will run all day Thursday, Feb. 12, and focus on the unique opportunity that islands provide to witness evolution and the diversity of life.
  • Photo: Battle for Bascom 2K15 participants make a charge Slideshow: Battle for Bascom snowball fight Feb. 9, 2015 On Sunday, Feb. 8, hundreds of students engaged in the “Battle for Bascom 2K15,” an epic snowball fight held on Bascom Hill. In what is becoming an annual tradition, the spirited battle pits members of the Lakeshore residence halls against those from the Southeast residence halls. The Lakeshore team claimed victory this year, yet fun seemed to be had by all.
  • Security alert issued for Outlook mobile app Feb. 7, 2015
  • Graphic: Map of Wisconsin counties where social work grads work UW child welfare program keeps social workers in Wisconsin Feb. 6, 2015 A social work program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison boasts a nearly 100 percent placement rate for graduates, and the majority of those jobs are in Wisconsin.
  • Photo: Chancellor Rebecca Blank speaks at Board of Regents meeting Chancellor Blank discusses challenges of proposed budget cut at Board of Regents meeting Feb. 5, 2015 University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank told the UW Board of Regents that a proposed $300 million cut in state support for UW System would reduce student programming, lead to job lapses and layoffs, and reduce financial aid and access to the university.
  • Two UW-Madison engineers named to National Academy of Engineering Feb. 5, 2015 On Thursday, Feb. 5, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced it has named two University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professors to its 2015 class of new members. Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Thomas M. Jahns and Steenbock Professor of Engineering Physics Raymond J. Fonck are among the 67 new members and 12 foreign members elected to the NAE in 2015.
  • Photo: Jeffrey S. Russell UW-Madison launches new website for flexible and online degrees and certificates Feb. 5, 2015 In an effort to highlight the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s growing menu of flexible and online degree and certificate programs, the campus is launching a new one-stop Web portal, advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu. The portal presents information about these offerings in one place, making it easier to learn about more than 40 online, hybrid, accelerated and evening/weekend programs. It also connects nontraditional students to special career services available for adult learners and community members.
  • Photo: Lynn Haynes in the School of Medicine and Public Health 2013 research expenditure data show UW-Madison ranks 4th Feb. 5, 2015 According to figures released today by the National Science Foundation (NSF), research expenditures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison took a slight dip in 2013, landing Wisconsin’s flagship university in the number four spot among universities nationwide.
  • Photo: Mike Peters with cow Faculty and academic staff invited to apply for Wisconsin Idea Seminar 2015 Feb. 5, 2015 UW-Madison faculty and academic staff interested in learning about the state of Wisconsin and the university's relationship to the state should apply now for the Wisconsin Idea Seminar, May 18-22, 2015.
  • Madison ranked top metropolitan area in U.S. for STEM graduates Feb. 4, 2015 The Brookings Institution on Tuesday recognized Madison, Wisconsin, as the number one metropolitan area in the U.S. for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) college graduates - the workers most likely to support the advanced industries that are driving the U.S. economy.
  • Photo: Corn at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station UW botanist harnesses the grid to illuminate crop growth Feb. 4, 2015 With help from the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC), botany Professor Edgar Spalding is applying this astronomical sense of scale to our understanding of corn. Spalding uses the HTC capabilities pioneered by Miron Livny, Morgridge Institute for Research chief technology officer, to quantify the incredibly complex process of corn growth from seed to vigorous seedling — not just one at a time, but over thousands of samples.
  • Photo: Senior Christian Hernandez (left) and faculty associate Andrew Lokuta Innovative teaching practices encourage students in STEM Feb. 4, 2015 Like many seniors majoring in biology, Christian Hernandez is pursuing the pre-med track. However, he nearly didn’t make it past his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison As a Latino first-generation college student, Hernandez says he had no role models to help him achieve his career goal: to change the face of medicine in the United States. But then he took Physiology 335.
  • Chancellor Blank reacts to proposed state budget cuts, public authority proposal Feb. 3, 2015
  • UW–Madison faculty share concerns about budget proposal, pass resolution condemning cut Feb. 3, 2015 The Faculty Senate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Monday passed a resolution expressing “strong opposition” to a proposed $300 million state funding cut for the UW System.