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  • Photo: Morgridges Morgridges give $100 million to invest in UW-Madison faculty Nov. 14, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received a landmark gift of $100 million from John and Tashia Morgridge, representing one of the largest single contributions from individual donors in the history of the institution.
  • Photo: Education Building School of Education’s Underwood to return to faculty Nov. 14, 2014 After nearly a decade leading UW-Madison’s School of Education, Dean Julie Underwood announced today that she is stepping aside from her post in August 2015 to return to the faculty.
  • Photo: David Vereide Morgridge scientists find way to ‘keep the lights on’ for cell self-renewal Nov. 13, 2014 One remarkable quality of pluripotent stem cells is they are immortal in the lab, able to divide and grow indefinitely under the right conditions. It turns out this ability also may exist further down the development path, with the workhorse progenitor cells responsible for creating specific tissues.
  • Photo: Interactive map showing alcohol-related fatal traffic accidents in 2013 Interactive map shows where traffic deaths are occurring Nov. 12, 2014 UW–Madison’s Traffic Operations and Safety Lab (TOPS) has partnered with Madison news website Channel3000.com and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to create an interactive map that plots the locations of fatal traffic accidents in Wisconsin dating back to 2001.
  • Reminder: Campus inclement weather policies Nov. 12, 2014
  • Photo: WisCEL classroom WisCEL invites faculty and staff to collaborate on active-learning courses Nov. 11, 2014 The Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning (WisCEL) is inviting faculty and staff interested in teaching active learning and technology-enhanced courses to apply for space during the fall 2015 semester by December 1.
  • Photo: Cover of Budget in Brief Budget in Brief offers a transparent look at UW–Madison’s budget Nov. 11, 2014 Seeking to increase transparency and accessibility of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s revenues and expenditures, Chancellor Rebecca Blank asked staff to create the Budget in Brief, a slimmed-down booklet that breaks the university’s $2.9 billion annual budget into digestible chunks.
  • Photo: Joe Rasmussen Student veterans find another service opportunity in social work Nov. 11, 2014 Social work is an increasingly popular choice for veterans returning to graduate school. Just under 20 percent of graduate students receiving veteran’s benefits at UW-Madison are pursuing a master’s degree in social work, according to data from the UW-Madison Graduate School, while only 4 percent of graduate students overall are enrolled in the MSW Program.
  • Photo: Eftychios Sifakis, center, talks with Tim King, left, and Court Cutting during a training session for surgical residents. ‘Flight simulator’ for surgeons: Project joins computer science with medicine Nov. 10, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science and medical researchers have teamed up to create a sophisticated new simulator to help surgical students practice detailed procedures before operating on live patients.
  • Photo: William Busse Largest grant ever awarded to UW School of Medicine and Public Health will continue inner-city asthma research Nov. 10, 2014 The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) a seven-year, $70 million grant for its continuing work on the Inner-City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) - a nationwide clinical research network to evaluate and develop promising new immune-based treatments. The goal of the work is to reduce the severity of asthma in inner-city children, and to lead research efforts into preventing this disease.
  • Collaboration yields new methods to treat tumors with antennas Nov. 7, 2014 A conversation with a University of Wisconsin-Madison neurosurgeon prompted two engineering researchers to challenge a commonly held idea about tumor ablation, and as a result, they're now working to commercialize a new technology that could yield less invasive radiation therapies for cancer patients.
  • Photo: Bill Provencher New master’s program in energy conservation is first of its kind Nov. 7, 2014 A new professional master's program will launch at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in fall 2015 and become the first in the world specifically designed to train analytically minded students to evaluate energy efficiency and other resource-conservation initiatives.
  • Some campus streets partly closed for Madison Marathon this weekend Nov. 7, 2014 The UW-Madison Police Department is welcoming thousands of athletes and spectators from all over the country to the 2014 Madison Marathon on Sunday, and asks runners, residents and visitors to keep in mind that many downtown roads will have lane restrictions because of the race.
  • Graphic: Badgers ADAPT logo Adaptive fitness events Saturday open to students of all abilities Nov. 6, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Recreational Sports, along with UW Kinesiology Adapted Fitness, will host Badgers ADAPT on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southeast Recreational Facility.
  • Photo: Astronaut Reid Wiseman injects a fixative solution onto the seedlings. UW team’s plants return to Earth after growing in space Nov. 6, 2014 Researchers at Simon Gilroy's lab in the Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison expect to greet a truck this afternoon that is carrying small containers holding more than 1,000 frozen plants that germinated and grew aboard the International Space Station.
  • Search committee seeks team builder as next Graduate School dean Nov. 6, 2014 The search for the next dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School is officially underway.
  • Photo: Katie Brenner UW-Madison scientist receives award to save babies, a diaper at a time Nov. 6, 2014 She woke up in her hospital room feeling nothing short of desperation. Katie Brenner remembered giving birth to a tiny daughter hours earlier but the doctors and nurses had whisked the preterm infant away for care. She hadn’t seen little Ruthie since. “I want to meet my daughter,” the normally polite Brenner demanded of the hospital staff. Her little girl is now a healthy 6-year-old and for that, Brenner is thankful. But she knows the story ends much differently for too many families. Doing something about it has inspired her scientific career.
  • Photo: John Karl Scholz Letters & Science launches initiative to prepare liberal arts students for careers Nov. 6, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Letters & Science has launched a new, coordinated approach to preparing students for careers.
  • Greater use of social media gets science, scientists noticed, study says Nov. 6, 2014 In September, a group of UW-Madison professors and their colleagues published a study in the journal Journalism & Mass Communications Quarterly showing a connection between “h-index” — a measure of the quality of a researcher’s work and influence — and whether the scientists interact with reporters and get mentioned on Twitter.
  • Photo: Sculpting in LOV-Dane in pottery course Recent sightings: Living Our Visions Nov. 5, 2014 The Memorial Union's Wheelhouse Studios hosted an outreach pottery sampler course Nov. 4 in partnership with LOV-Dane, a grassroots organization of individuals with disabilities, families and community members who strive to build fulfilling, community-centered lives for all citizens.