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  • Study tour brings Fukushima students UW-Madison March 7, 2014 In the days leading up to the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, Madison will host a group of students from Fukushima University, who will speak at a public event about their lives back home.
  • Chazen map exhibit Chazen exhibit examines art and cartography March 7, 2014 The subject of one exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art is marginal. Literally.
  • Photo: aerial view of Gulf of Mexico dead zone Excess nitrogen in water prompts March 28 summit March 6, 2014 Concern about excess nitrogen getting into the state's waterways and drinking water is the impetus for a Nitrogen Science Summit March 28 on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Jerlando Jackson and grad student Jerlando F. L. Jackson: Driven for diversity March 6, 2014 The son of a drill sergeant in Fort Benning, Ga., Jerlando F. L. Jackson quickly learned the value of structure and organization. But there, in a rural area of the Deep South, deeper lessons about inclusion and diversity took root.
  • Darrell Bazzell Campus financial management discussion kicks off March 6, 2014 The University of Wisconsin­–Madison is building on the success of a recent forum to engage the campus community in a discussion about effective financial management practices and internal controls.
  • Desire 2 Learn logo UW-Madison student innovators win Desire 2 Learn grand prize March 5, 2014 An idea that began as a homework assignment for two UW-Madison sophomores living in Sellery Hall's Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community, has since grown into a fully functional, award-winning website that serves hundreds of UW-Madison students.
  • Wisconsin Dance Marathon: Standing for those who can't March 5, 2014 University of Wisconsin students and members of the Madison community will put on their dancing shoes on Mar. 8 to raise money for American Family Children's Hospital.
  • ASM Green Fund applications available to students March 5, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison student organizations may now apply to receive funding for sustainability-related projects on campus from the newly created Associated Students of Madison Sustainability Committee Green Fund for Fall 2014.
  • Photo: Warren Porter Baby sea turtles spend ‘lost years’ in warm blankets of seaweed March 4, 2014 Nosing their way out of eggs buried in sandy beaches from Florida’s east coast north into the Carolinas, baby loggerhead sea turtles race to the water as fast as their flippers will carry them and begin a swim frenzy to clear the predator-rich shore.
  • Military dads have to re-learn parenting after deployment March 4, 2014 Fathers who returned after military service report having difficulty connecting with young children who sometimes don’t remember them, according to a study released this week.
  • Water polo play Club water polo melds aspects of several sports March 4, 2014 For those interested in finding out more about campus water polo, the men’s club is hosting its own invitational March 8-9 at the South East Recreational Facility.
  • Forward under 40 winners Forward under 40 Awards honor seven UW-Madison alumni March 4, 2014 The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) has recognized seven young alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for their contributions in a wide variety of fields to the global community.
  • Business services helps employees 'GET' reimbursed March 4, 2014 The new Guided Expense Tool (GET) for expense reimbursement submission is now available to all of campus. GET will become the primary campus tool for submitting expense reports during the course of the year.
  • Wendy Crone Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells March 3, 2014 A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has induced human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to differentiate toward pure-population, mature heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes.
  • Photo: Egg in a pot Sardis dig yields enigmatic trove: ritual egg in a pot March 3, 2014 Sardis has given up another treasure in the form of two enigmatic ritual deposits, which are proving more difficult to fathom than the coins for which the city was famous.
  • UW seeks applications for second phase of MOOCs by March 18 March 2, 2014 Proposals for the second phase of pilot Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are being sought as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s continued efforts involving Educational Innovation.
  • Photo: Rosario Dawson Actress Rosario Dawson to keynote Nelson Institute conference in April Feb. 28, 2014 Actress and activist Rosario Dawson, cofounder and chair of the voting rights organization Voto Latino and an international advocate for women's rights and environmental quality, will keynote the eighth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on Tuesday, April 22 in Madison.
  • Photo: students in greenhouse New report profiles UW-Madison organic agriculture research Feb. 28, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists are engaged in a wide range of research related to organic agricultural production practices, according to a new report released on Feb. 28 at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse.
  • Photo: Aldo Leopold Madison Reads Leopold set for Saturday at UW Arboretum Feb. 27, 2014 The UW Arboretum's ninth annual Madison Reads Leopold event anchors the celebration of Aldo Leopold Weekend in the Madison area with a mix of citizen and celebrity readers giving voice to Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac."
  • Photo: Mahal the orangutan Famed Milwaukee County Zoo orangutan’s death caused by strange infection Feb. 27, 2014 Mahal, the young orangutan who became a star of the Milwaukee County Zoo and an emblem of survival for a dwindling species, led an extraordinary life. It turns out, the young ape died an extraordinary death, too.