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  • Photo: Bob Lavigna Lavigna book shows managers how to engage employees July 8, 2014 You could say that Bob Lavigna, UW–Madison’s assistant vice chancellor-human resources, wrote the book on public-sector employee engagement. And you’d be right.
  • Photo: Howard Karp Howard Karp, pianist and musical patriarch, dies at 84 July 8, 2014 Howard Karp, professor emeritus of piano at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, died of complications of cardiac arrest on Monday, June 30 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, close to his beloved summer home in Estes Park. He was 84.
  • Three new studies to take a look at angles related to Wisconsin water July 7, 2014 Three new research projects, all based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will each take a look at a specific angle related to the state’s water supply and use, including one study specifically studying Madison’s water for the presence and effects of manganese.
  • Mind the gap: Socioeconomic status may influence understanding of science July 7, 2014 When it comes to science, socioeconomic status may widen confidence gaps among the least and most educated groups in society, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Science, Media and the Public research group.
  • Photo: Yoshihiro Kawaoka UW’s important influenza research conducted safely July 3, 2014 The UW-Madison Influenza Research Institute (IRI) has been safely conducting important influenza research since its opening at Research Park in 2008. However, press accounts of the results of recent studies as well as a biosafety incident at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have brought IRI into the news.
  • International grassroots development leader shares work with UW community July 2, 2014
  • UW-Madison faculty leads new Higher Education Video Game Alliance July 1, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is playing a key role in launching the Higher Education Video Game Alliance, a national platform to create more collaborations and sharing among video game scholars, video game industry professionals and the public.
  • UW, Madison schools team up to train mindfulness muscles July 1, 2014 Mindfulness practice in the classroom may be one way to help students improve their academic performance, nurture their emotional well-being and bolster their behavior.
  • New MOOCs to focus on environmental and community themes July 1, 2014 Beginning in 2015, UW-Madison will take Leopold’s words to heart by offering six Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on topics ranging from Shakespeare’s dramas and the digital humanities, to understanding Leopold’s land ethic, to the relationship between climate change and public health.
  • Photo: Shakhashiri fireworks demonstration ‘Science is fun’ offers traditional July Fourth show July 1, 2014 Chemist and stage master Bassam Shakhashiri will present “Science and Fireworks: Sights and Sounds for Independence Day,” on the Memorial Union Terrace July 4.
  • Photo: Eric Martell and Matt Howard Menu for success: EatStreet finds fast growth in fast delivery July 1, 2014 It’s startup city at the offices of EatStreet in downtown Madison: bikes in the corridors; backpacks in the corners; construction workers running cable for the large new office that will be filled within weeks by engineers and product managers. Business is booming, says Matt Howard, EatStreet’s president. The company — a coast-to-coast, online restaurant take-out ordering service — has more than doubled its list of customers since January, and it’s just received a $6-million investment.
  • Why Files website image Why Files recognized by school librarians June 30, 2014 The Why Files, an online science magazine published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison was honored as one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
  • Soyeon Shim UW-Madison dean helps with study on young adults’ financial well being June 30, 2014 The majority of young adults are struggling to achieve financial security in their transition from college to adulthood, according to the latest report from a longitudinal study.
  • Movie Night at Camp Randall Recent Sightings: Stadium cinema June 27, 2014 Everything was awesome – the weather, the crowd and the movie – as more than 6,000 people made themselves at home on the football field and in the stands of Camp Randall Stadium to watch a free, public screening of "The Lego Movie" on Thursday, June 26.
  • Brian image Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain June 27, 2014 For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts.
  • Strategic approach to materials research aims to benefit U.S. manufacturers June 27, 2014 Innovative new materials drive advances in virtually every product and industry imaginable - healthcare, transportation, energy, electronics, and many others.
  • Steven K. Smith Smith appointed secretary of the faculty at UW-Madison June 27, 2014 Steven K. Smith, associate director of the Global Studies program, has been named the new secretary of the faculty.
  • Scientists find the shocking truth about electric fish June 26, 2014 Scientists have found how the electric fish evolved its jolt.
  • Snow plow Government innovation winners announced June 25, 2014 An agreement that gets textbooks into the hands of students with blindness in a timely fashion and a procedure that turns waste cheese brine into a cost-saving de-icer are the winners of a government innovation contest sponsored by the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Alzheimer's study data gets boost from WEDC, Wi2 June 25, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison took a big step forward in Alzheimer’s research this week when the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation provided seed funds for a private non-profit organization to work with the university to speed the translation of data from the nation’s largest study of people with a family history of Alzheimer’s into possible diagnostic tools and therapies.