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  • Gordon's wallet Long lost WWII soldier returned to family with help of UW-Madison scientists June 10, 2014 No longer missing, Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon is finally on his way home.
  • Chancellor Blank and Robert Pierce University-Community Partnership Awards celebrate successful collaboration June 10, 2014 The awards, revived last year after a break of several years, highlight exemplary partnerships that get to the heart of the Wisconsin Idea: community members and UW-Madison personnel working collaboratively to transform the campus and community for the public good.
  • Wiscard logo Preferred name available for Wiscard June 10, 2014 Students attending Student Orientation, Advising and Registration sessions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this summer have an opportunity to select a preferred name to be printed on their Wiscard, the official university identification card.
  • Photo: Joshua Moon Johnson Moon Johnson named director of Multicultural Student Center June 10, 2014 Joshua Moon Johnson, director of LGBT Services and the Non-Traditional Resource Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara has been named assistant dean of students and director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Multicultural Student Center (MSC).
  • Photo: Jordan Schmidt UW–Madison chemist wins young teacher-scholar award June 10, 2014 Jordan Schmidt, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is one of 15 young researchers to win prestigious 2014 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards.
  • Ron Kalil Neuroscience approaches the bench June 10, 2014 American courts have long relied on the expert help of science to sort out knotty legal tangles. From fingerprinting to DNA fingerprinting, science has been used widely and with growing frequency to help render criminal and civil justice.
  • Elaine and Christine Bower Opportunity to represent Team USA arrives 34 years later June 10, 2014 Elaine Bower is finally fulfilling a dream that's been more than 34 years in the making.
  • Cows UW-Madison chosen to develop curriculum for major dairy training program in China June 6, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected to develop the curriculum for a new $400 million dairy training center being established by the Nestle corporation in China's northeast province of Heilongjiang.
  • Mobile sustainability game spurs students to take environmental action June 3, 2014 Traversing the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus while consulting iPads and smartphones, the students in Cathy Middlecamp’s introductory environmental studies course could have been mistaken for anyone checking social media en route to class. But for these students, class was already in session. Middlecamp, a professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, partnered with the UW Mobile Learning Incubator to have students in Environmental Studies 126 playtest a new mobile game under development that explores sustainability features on the UW–Madison campus.
  • Eight professors receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships June 3, 2014 Eight promising young members of the UW-Madison faculty have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.
  • Donna Paulnock Paulnock remains interim Arboretum director June 3, 2014 Donna Paulnock will continue her service as interim director of the UW Arboretum, home to historic ecological restoration research and one of Madison’s most popular natural areas.
  • Social media UW-Madison ranks highly in social media influence, engagement June 2, 2014 UW-Madison likes to tweet—a lot. And a news study shows that it’s having an impact.
  • State Street Mall construction Recent Sightings: Transforming the State Street Mall June 2, 2014 A city of Madison project to renovate the 700-800 blocks of the State Street Mall, where it meets campus, has begun with crews demolishing the old mall. Officials expect that the construction project will be completed this fall.
  • Still capture from animation Scientists capture most detailed images yet of tiny cellular machines June 2, 2014 A grandfather clock is, on its surface, a simple yet elegant machine. Tall and stately, its job is to steadily tick away the time. But a look inside reveals a much more intricate dance of parts, from precisely-fitted gears to cable-embraced pulleys and bobbing levers.
  • Jeffrey Novak Novak named director of University Housing May 30, 2014 Jeffrey Novak, director of housing operations and residence life at the University of Central Florida, has been selected as the next director of University Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Recent Sightings: Splash of color May 30, 2014 Flowering tulips reach for the sunny sky from the backyard garden of Olin House, the chancellor’s residence.
  • Experts to discuss mining in the Penokee Range at June 5 forum in Minocqua May 30, 2014 A final decision won't be made for years but, already, the proposal to build an open-pit iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties has created a stir in Wisconsin. Politicians have updated state laws.
  • Birchbark canoe being moved Recent Sightings: Canoe on the move May 29, 2014 From left, Tom DuBois, professor of Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, and Colin Connors, graduate student in Scandinavian Studies, are spotted supporting a birchbark canoe as its driven a short distance along Observatory Drive toward a launch site near the Memorial Union Terrace.
  • Albee Messing named interim Waisman Center director May 29, 2014 On September 1, Albee Messing will step in as the interim director of the Waisman Center, while Marsha R. Mailick serves as the interim vice chancellor for research at the Graduate School.
  • Jordan Ebert Of Badgers and bovines: Jordan Ebert pursues both passions at UW May 29, 2014 Like many University of Wisconsin-Madison students, Jordan Ebert found himself in Dallas this March, cheering on the Badgers in their Final Four matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats, adding to a list of memorable moments in his young undergraduate career.