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  • New MOOCs to focus on environmental and community themes July 1, 2014 Beginning in 2015, UW-Madison will take Leopold’s words to heart by offering six Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on topics ranging from Shakespeare’s dramas and the digital humanities, to understanding Leopold’s land ethic, to the relationship between climate change and public health.
  • Photo: Shakhashiri fireworks demonstration ‘Science is fun’ offers traditional July Fourth show July 1, 2014 Chemist and stage master Bassam Shakhashiri will present “Science and Fireworks: Sights and Sounds for Independence Day,” on the Memorial Union Terrace July 4.
  • Photo: Eric Martell and Matt Howard Menu for success: EatStreet finds fast growth in fast delivery July 1, 2014 It’s startup city at the offices of EatStreet in downtown Madison: bikes in the corridors; backpacks in the corners; construction workers running cable for the large new office that will be filled within weeks by engineers and product managers. Business is booming, says Matt Howard, EatStreet’s president. The company — a coast-to-coast, online restaurant take-out ordering service — has more than doubled its list of customers since January, and it’s just received a $6-million investment.
  • Why Files website image Why Files recognized by school librarians June 30, 2014 The Why Files, an online science magazine published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison was honored as one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
  • Soyeon Shim UW-Madison dean helps with study on young adults’ financial well being June 30, 2014 The majority of young adults are struggling to achieve financial security in their transition from college to adulthood, according to the latest report from a longitudinal study.
  • Movie Night at Camp Randall Recent Sightings: Stadium cinema June 27, 2014 Everything was awesome – the weather, the crowd and the movie – as more than 6,000 people made themselves at home on the football field and in the stands of Camp Randall Stadium to watch a free, public screening of "The Lego Movie" on Thursday, June 26.
  • Brian image Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain June 27, 2014 For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts.
  • Strategic approach to materials research aims to benefit U.S. manufacturers June 27, 2014 Innovative new materials drive advances in virtually every product and industry imaginable - healthcare, transportation, energy, electronics, and many others.
  • Steven K. Smith Smith appointed secretary of the faculty at UW-Madison June 27, 2014 Steven K. Smith, associate director of the Global Studies program, has been named the new secretary of the faculty.
  • Scientists find the shocking truth about electric fish June 26, 2014 Scientists have found how the electric fish evolved its jolt.
  • Snow plow Government innovation winners announced June 25, 2014 An agreement that gets textbooks into the hands of students with blindness in a timely fashion and a procedure that turns waste cheese brine into a cost-saving de-icer are the winners of a government innovation contest sponsored by the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Alzheimer's study data gets boost from WEDC, Wi2 June 25, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison took a big step forward in Alzheimer’s research this week when the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation provided seed funds for a private non-profit organization to work with the university to speed the translation of data from the nation’s largest study of people with a family history of Alzheimer’s into possible diagnostic tools and therapies.
  • John Lucas Lucas named University Communications director June 24, 2014 John Lucas, an experienced communicator with a background in news, social media and media relations, has been named executive director of University Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Chris Hittinger Yeast researcher, Chris Hittinger, named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences June 24, 2014 A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher, well known for his work studying yeast fermentation, has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • UW-Madison becomes newest Intel Parallel Computing Center June 24, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected to join the Intel Parallel Computing Centers program.
  • Photo: 3-D map of Lake Mendota Lake Mendota mapmaker shows depth of her appreciation June 24, 2014 Caroline Rose remembers the first time she saw Lake Mendota. The Minnesota native had been accepted at UW-Madison and came to campus for a visit.
  • Summer Music Clinic celebrates eight decades of hitting the high notes June 23, 2014 For 80 years, UW-Madison’s Summer Music Clinic has provided its campers with the chance to learn new skills through a variety of different classes and performance opportunities.
  • Outside of Tripp Hall On-campus housing gets high marks from residents June 23, 2014 Annual surveys of on-campus residents consistently tell of an overwhelmingly positive experience no matter which of the 19 residence halls in which they lived.
  • Photo: Innova Dash vehicle UW-Madison to receive electric ‘micro cars’ for sustainability research June 23, 2014 Four unique electric “micro cars” are coming to UW-Madison soon, part of a new research project that aims to reduce the university’s carbon footprint, gather data and initiate more sustainability research among faculty members and students.
  • Ben Miller Miller selected as UW-Madison’s federal relations director June 19, 2014 Ben Miller, who has served as the University of Wisconsin-Madison's interim director of federal relations for the past nine months, has been named to that role on a permanent basis.