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  • Leafcutter ants Science meets art: 2015 Cool Science Images unveiled April 9, 2015 Whether a close-up of a leafcutter ant, or a micrograph of the neurons derived from marmoset stem cells, or an MRI of the hidden pathways in the human brain, submissions to UW-Madison’s 2015 Cool Science Image Contest continue to put science and nature on eye-catching display.
  • Photo: Lisa Munro Next Generation award supports dream for a college degree April 9, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Odyssey Project helps adults facing adversity get a jump-start on a college degree. Over the past 12 years, participants have journeyed from poverty and incarceration to meaningful work in the community. This year, the new Lisa Munro Next Generation Scholarship is granting $1,000 to an Odyssey Project graduate who is continuing her educational journey.
  • Photo: Jordan Ellenberg 16th annual Showcase scheduled for April 14 April 9, 2015 UW-Madison’s Showcase, which highlights creative ideas, innovations, best practices and success stories from around campus, will return for its 16th year April 14 with poster presentations, breakout sessions and a lunchtime keynote presentation. The events will take place beginning at 8 a.m. in Varsity Hall of Union South.
  • Photo: Orion nebula Hubble Space Telescope to star at April 14 Space Place event April 9, 2015 Twenty-five years of spectacular imagery and groundbreaking astronomy from the Hubble Space Telescope will be the subject of a Tuesday, April 14 public presentation at UW-Madison’s Space Place.
  • Making a giant treat for a sweet cause April 8, 2015 Students aim to break world record for largest Rice Krispie treat.
  • Photo: A bicyclist pedals along the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path. Commuter Solutions offers spring biking tips April 8, 2015 It really is springtime – finally! Many people find one of the best ways to shake off winter and get outside is to jump on a bicycle. Staff members from Commuter Solutions, part of UW-Madison’s Transportation Services, share nine top tips for making those early rides safe and fun.
  • Stanley Kutler UW-Madison professor and Nixon historian Stanley Kutler dies April 8, 2015 Stanley Kutler, the University of Wisconsin-Madison historian who fought for the release of hours of tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal, died Tuesday at the age of 80 after a brief stay in hospice.
  • UW scientists find key link in cold-virus picture April 8, 2015 Researchers at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) have made a key discovery about a cold-causing virus that is strongly associated with severe asthma attacks.
  • Photo: Robert Mathieu Mathieu named director of Wisconsin Center for Education Research April 8, 2015 Robert Mathieu, a UW-Madison professor of astronomy and an international leader in advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) higher education, has been named director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood announced April 6.
  • Graphic: Logo for Wisconsin Wellness Campaign Annual wellness expo raises awareness — and funds April 8, 2015 Fun fitness activities for all ages, from a Zumbathon to a fitness obstacle course, will be highlighted at the Wisconsin Wellness Campaign Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Southeast Recreational Facility. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Recreational Sports, the expo provides campus and the community the chance to connect with organizations promoting wellness. The free event is open to the public.
  • Photo: Powwow entrance On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow is April 11-12 at Field House April 8, 2015 UW-Madison, Wunk Sheek, and Native American tribal partners from across the state will host the 45th On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow (OWASP) April 11-12 at the UW-Madison Field House. This cultural and educational event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 10 a.m.
  • Spring Book Sale starts April 15 at Memorial Library April 7, 2015 If you love books, you won't want to miss the Spring Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale, to be held Wednesday, April 15 through Saturday, April 18. With more than 500 boxes of books ready to fill the tables for you to browse, this is the largest used book sale in Wisconsin. The sale is open to the public and held in Room 116 of Memorial Library, 728 State St., Madison.
  • Two receive awards for research to benefit children April 7, 2015 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have received three-year Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards to support research into fungal disease and therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Photo: Shot from above of seated graduates Volunteers needed as commencement marshals April 7, 2015 All faculty and staff members – academic or classified – are welcome and encouraged to serve as marshals at this spring’s main commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 16 at Camp Randall Stadium. Interested persons may register by completing this online form by Friday, April 10.
  • Sessions scheduled to discuss making Diversity Framework a reality April 7, 2015 Last fall UW-Madison introduced Forward Together, a Diversity Framework, with the goal of creating a university community that encourages the full participation of all of its members and maximizes the expression of their talents and contributions.
  • Photo: Savannah Schill Great run, sad end April 6, 2015 “Make ‘em believe” was the slogan that kept Badgers fans going all season, even into the final seconds of a hard-fought NCAA championship that ended with a 68-63 loss to Duke.
  • Global Health Symposium spans disciplines, generations and the world April 6, 2015 From avian influenza to empowering women in agriculture to improving access to pain medicines in Africa, Global Health Symposium 2015: Advancing Health in an Interconnected World gives the UW community a place to explore the complex determinants of health in Wisconsin and across the world.
  • Buckets, Bucky and brains: A look back, a Duke link April 6, 2015 History and more about the NCAA championships
  • Dan Thoma Advancing engineering for a better society: Los Alamos leader named UW-Madison Grainger Institute director April 6, 2015 In June, Dan Thoma will become the first director of the Grainger Institute for Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Funded in 2014 with $25 million from The Grainger Foundation of Lake Forest, Illinois, the institute is an incubator for transdisciplinary research in the UW-Madison College of Engineering.
  • Badgers Final Four #MemeMadness April 5, 2015