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  • Accuracy in radiation firm with ties to UW marks 25 years in Middleton Feb. 13, 2015 In 1989, Ed Neumueller — who had been general manager of a company established by UW-Madison faculty member John Cameron — helped found Standard Imaging in Middleton to build quality assurance products for radiation delivery machines used in cancer treatment. The company is marking its 25th anniversary this year.
  • Photo: The Rev. Alex Gee speaking to group Open house offers warm welcome for South Madison Partnership Feb. 13, 2015 The word "joy" came up often during the grand opening of the UW South Madison Partnership.
  • Photo: Elizabeth Odders-White Review identifies keys to financial well-being for children and young adults Feb. 13, 2015 What's the best way to raise children who are financially savvy?
  • Photo: Forum attendees listening Employees hear effects of proposed budget cuts at late-night forum Feb. 12, 2015 A standing-room-only crowd of more than 350 employees packed the auditorium at the Health Sciences Learning Center late Wednesday night to hear information on how the state budget would impact UW–Madison.
  • Graduate School reorganization report online Feb. 12, 2015 As the UW-Madison Graduate School continues to restructure in response to changes on campus and in higher education and how research is supported nationally, an ad hoc committee charged with collecting information from faculty, staff and student stakeholders has posted its report.
  • Slideshow: Pieces of UW-Madison astronomy history off to the nation’s attic Feb. 12, 2015 While cleaning out Sterling Hall cabinets that hadn’t been opened in decades, UW-Madison Space Place Director Jim Lattis and colleagues in the Astronomy Department struck historical gold: a collection of old photodiode and photomultiplier tubes dating to the earliest days of photoelectric astronomy. The university is donating 20 of the vintage photo detectors to the Smithsonian Institution for its permanent collection of astronomical instruments.
  • Photo: Amanda Ochsner Game researcher encourages Wisconsin girls to become next generation of computer programmers Feb. 11, 2015 Amanda Ochsner’s got game. A researcher at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s Games + Learning + Society (GLS) and graduate student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Ochsner studies why there are so few women in the booming game design industry — and she’s working to encourage Wisconsin girls to get into games, too.
  • Campus community invited to forums on UW and state budget Feb. 10, 2015 Chancellor Rebecca Blank invites the campus community to be part of a discussion about the proposed budget for the University of Wisconsin-Madison in a series of forums starting next week.
  • Photo: Paul Hutson speaking at microphone Governance groups meet jointly on budget proposals Feb. 10, 2015 Speaking to a joint meeting of employee governance groups Monday, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said proposed cuts to state support would impact educational quality and jeopardize generations of taxpayer investment that have made the school a world-class university.
  • Marc Lamont Hill to keynote Black History Month on campus Feb. 10, 2015 Although February is named Black History Month, it’s an opportunity for University of Wisconsin-Madison community members of all backgrounds to both celebrate and build cultural competency.
  • Photo: Passengers boarding bus in the snow Transportation Services releases campus commuting report Feb. 10, 2015 Transportation Services has released the results of its latest biennial survey of UW-Madison faculty, staff and students and UW Hospital employees.
  • Photo: Biochemistry research Campus push to address crisis in U.S. biomedical research Feb. 10, 2015 The growing realization that the American biomedical research enterprise is unsustainable and requires a comprehensive fix will be the subject of a wide-ranging campus conversation to take place over the next few months.
  • UW-Madison seeking 2015 Administrative Improvement Award nominees Feb. 10, 2015 Nominees are being sought for a campus award that recognizes exceptional performance in administrative roles that support academics, research, student services, outreach and administration.
  • Photo: Microscopic image of cellulose nanofibers Contest seeks another round of amazing science images Feb. 10, 2015 To highlight the visual and scientific value of scientific imagery, the fifth annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best images from students and faculty and staff scientists on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Recent sightings: The Wonders of Physics Feb. 9, 2015 Dressed in a black-and-white-striped prisoner costume, Physics Professor Emeritus Julien "Clint" Sprott runs across the stage as part of an opening skit for the 32nd annual The Wonders of Physics Show at Chamberlin Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 8, 2015. This year's science-education outreach event was based on the theme of Sprott being on trial for breaking the laws of physics, an accusation that the show's many guest presenters proceed to debunk.
  • Photo: Austin and Younkle in CD warehouse Long live the CD? UW grads’ business brings disc collections to the cloud Feb. 9, 2015 Is there a life for compact discs in the age of the cloud? No, and yes, is the answer from Murfie, a Madison business founded by two UW-Madison alumni that is now in its fourth year of operation. No: It's a hassle to juggle discs. Yes: Ownership of the disc gives you the right to play its music through a cloud-connected device in your car, home, office or pocket.
  • Darwin Day celebration focuses on islands, isolation Feb. 9, 2015 What do Madagascar and Jurassic Park have in common? Both are island-based evolutionary “experiments” that will be highlighted in this year’s Darwin Day celebrations, sponsored by the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution at UW-Madison and its partners. “Darwin Day 2015: Islands and Isolation” will run all day Thursday, Feb. 12, and focus on the unique opportunity that islands provide to witness evolution and the diversity of life.
  • Photo: Battle for Bascom 2K15 participants make a charge Slideshow: Battle for Bascom snowball fight Feb. 9, 2015 On Sunday, Feb. 8, hundreds of students engaged in the “Battle for Bascom 2K15,” an epic snowball fight held on Bascom Hill. In what is becoming an annual tradition, the spirited battle pits members of the Lakeshore residence halls against those from the Southeast residence halls. The Lakeshore team claimed victory this year, yet fun seemed to be had by all.
  • Security alert issued for Outlook mobile app Feb. 7, 2015
  • Graphic: Map of Wisconsin counties where social work grads work UW child welfare program keeps social workers in Wisconsin Feb. 6, 2015 A social work program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison boasts a nearly 100 percent placement rate for graduates, and the majority of those jobs are in Wisconsin.