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  • Sharon Dickey Mainstay clerk celebrates 50 years of reliability at UW Hospital Sept. 9, 2014 The Neurosciences ICU on the fourth floor of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is normally a hushed and darkened spot. It’s kept that way for the comfort of patients, who have recently survived brain surgery, stroke or some manner of head trauma. But on a Thursday in May, there was an uncharacteristic party going in the employee break room. It was a celebration of health unit clerk Sharon Dickey’s 50th anniversary at the hospital.
  • Neuron In directing stem cells, study shows context matters Sept. 8, 2014 In a new study, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has added a new wrinkle to the cell differentiation equation, showing that the stiffness of the surfaces on which stem cells are grown can exert a profound influence on cell fate.
  • Prototype electric motor New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff Sept. 8, 2014 A tabletop motor using an entirely new driving principle is under development at the headquarters of C-Motive Technologies, a startup business that is commercializing technology from the College of Engineering at UW-Madison.
  • An All American, Oil on canvas, 1941 Museum featuring works of UW’s John Steuart Curry Sept. 8, 2014 Many on campus get to see the works of John Steuart Curry often. But people off-campus have an opportunity to see his artwork through Sept. 14 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend.
  • Recent sightings: The W Project Sept. 5, 2014 More than a thousand students gather in the stands and learn traditional "fifth quarter" songs before flowing onto the football field at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to form the shape of the letter "W" as part of the W Project on Sept. 4, 2014.
  • Physical Sciences Lab PSL: Still making amazing instruments after all these years Sept. 4, 2014 A century ago, physicists used a tabletop “cloud chamber” to explore the motion of otherwise invisible particles. Today, they need giant machines to explore the bizarre frontiers of modern physics. And significant components of the most important modern physics experiments in China, Switzerland, the United States and the South Pole can trace their roots to a lab across the road from a cornfield near Stoughton, Wisconsin — the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Physical Sciences Laboratory, or PSL.
  • Football returns to Camp Randall: Plan ahead Sept. 3, 2014 It’s that time of year — Badger Football returns to Camp Randall Stadium! The UW-Madison Police Department is excited about another successful, safe year.
  • Nelson named UW CIO chief of staff Sept. 3, 2014 Don Nelson has been named chief of staff for the Office of Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nelson has been the Director of State Relations for the UW for the past six years. - See more at: http://www.doit.wisc.edu/news/nelson-named-uw-cio-chief-staff/#sthash.8567EjlX.dpuf
  • Photo: Hoofer Mountaineering Club member climbing rock wall at Union South UW-Madison places high in numerous recent rankings Sept. 3, 2014 Once again, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been recognized in a number of recent college rankings, with honors for both campus life and academics.
  • Badger Volunteers Badger Volunteers fall registration opens Sept. 3, 2014 UW-Madison students are being invited to register for the largest volunteer program on campus. Badger Volunteers, a program through the UW’s Morgridge Center for Public Service, is designed to foster deeper connections between students and community partners by establishing a consistent, semester-long relationship.
  • Geography 101 in Science Hall Recent sightings: Back to school Sept. 2, 2014 UW-Madison's campus was back in full action Sept. 2 for the first day of fall classes.
  • Photo: John Lease speaking at podium John Lease named secretary of classified staff Sept. 2, 2014 After a year serving on an interim basis, John Lease has been named secretary of the classified staff, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell announced last week.
  • Camp Randall New tradition welcomes students to Camp Randall, captures a “W” snapshot Sept. 2, 2014 Camp Randall won’t host its first football game of the season until Saturday, Sept. 6, but its field will see plenty of action a couple of days before kickoff. This Thursday, Sept. 4, first-year students will meet at Camp Randall from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to take part in a slew of activities, including the main attraction — when they will flow onto the field to form the shape of the UW’s Motion W for an ambitious snapshot.
  • Sarah Mangelsdorf Campus does anything but cease in the summer Sept. 2, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is host to boundless opportunities, happenings, changes and more — even when school’s out for the summer. Whether you were around to experience some of the new developments yourself, or taking a break from the everyday bustle of campus life, there was no shortage of activity at the university over the summer.
  • Photo: Chancellor Blank speaks to incoming freshmen and transfer students Recent sightings: Chancellor's Convocation Aug. 29, 2014 The Chancellor's Convocation, a Wisconsin Welcome event for incoming freshmen and transfer students, was held Friday, Aug. 29, at the Kohl Center. It highlighted a theme fundamental to the university: service.
  • Gary Andersen Gary Andersen: Settling in Aug. 29, 2014 Behind Gary Andersen’s office desk, there’s a framed picture of Andersen hugging wife Stacey after his 2010 Utah State team upset BYU, 31-16, snapping a 10-game losing streak in the series that dated back to 1993. “That’s the one picture,” said Andersen, the second-year Wisconsin coach, “that completely keeps me grounded.”
  • Photo: volunteer helping student move in to residence hall Recent sightings: Movin' on in Aug. 28, 2014 The bulk of more than 7,400 students were scheduled to move into University Housing residence halls on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28.
  • Early education and child care expansion for UW families offered Aug. 28, 2014 The UW Office of Child Care and Family Resources is expanding its childcare services for UW students, faculty and staff.
  • Animated spot looks forward, reflects on why UW-Madison matters Aug. 28, 2014 While there’s a break in action during the Wisconsin-LSU football game, UW-Madison will take 30 seconds to turn its eyes forward — emphasizing that the university serves not only to improve lives today, but also to move society toward a better future. The new institutional spot, titled “Reality Forward,” will premier nationally Saturday on ESPN and run during other UW sporting events throughout the academic year.
  • Jeff Novak New director right at home — literally — in University Housing Aug. 28, 2014 The mission statement of University Housing really resonated with Jeff Novak: “Be the place where everyone wants to live” — to the point where “everyone” includes Novak himself. Novak has been on campus for just a few weeks, but he is already feeling at home in his new position as director of University Housing for UW-Madison.