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  • Photo: Vilas Hall and pedestrian bridge Pedestrian bridge to be demolished next week Aug. 4, 2015 Demolition of the pedestrian bridge over University Avenue between the George L. Mosse Humanities Building and Vilas Hall is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 10, and continue throughout the week.
  • Photo: Drummer and Ann Trachtenberg Inside story: How a patient got her wish, and a video went viral Aug. 4, 2015 My first hint that our UW Carbone Center video had gone viral came early in the morning, when my husband shook me awake to tell me my phones had broken. Both cell phones were dinging, buzzing and skittering around the kitchen table like demented cockroaches.
  • Photo: Judith Kimble Obama taps UW-Madison biochemist to head science medal panel Aug. 4, 2015 President Barack Obama has named University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry Professor Judith Kimble to chair the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.
  • Photo: Yei Hwan Jung UW–Madison grad student wins HHMI international fellowship Aug. 4, 2015 Yei Hwan Jung, a graduate student in the lab of University of Wisconsin–Madison electrical and computer engineering Professor Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma, has been named an International Student Research Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
  • Photo: Kandis Elliot in front of fish poster Wisconsin’s fish – all of them – star in new poster series Aug. 4, 2015 Fully grown, the least darter is one inch long — Wisconsin’s smallest fish. The lake sturgeon, which can grow to more than 6 feet in length, is Wisconsin’s biggest. In between are 181 other species, and each and every one of them will soon have its moment in the spotlight, thanks to scientific illustrator Kandis Elliot.
  • UW engineers use ‘CRISPR’ technology to locate crucial protein in stem cell survival Aug. 3, 2015 In a multidisciplinary effort, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has identified a protein that is integral to the survival and self-renewal processes of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC).
  • Photo: Aerial view of West Madison Agricultural Research Station Urban Horticulture Day set for Aug. 15 July 31, 2015 Want some fresh ideas for your home garden? Stop by Urban Horticulture Day at UW-Madison's West Madison Agricultural Research Station on Saturday, Aug. 15 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Photo: Susan LaBelle Open house features one-stop shopping for corporate partners July 30, 2015 A daylong event Aug. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will acquaint businesses with the range of research, collaboration, recruitment and educational opportunities on campus.
  • New online tool puts Madison lakes on the map — and in the forecast July 30, 2015 Imagine packing the car, herding your family on board and heading to the lake, only to find green, scummy water or a closed beach at your destination. Up until now, it's been an all-too-common end to summer travel plans in Wisconsin. But a new online tool can send people to clearer waters.
  • Photo: Ian Duncan Veterinary medical researcher honored for lifetime achievement July 30, 2015 Ian Duncan, a professor of neurology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and a world leader in the study of myelin disorders of the central nervous system, has received the 2015 Lifetime Excellence in Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
  • Photo: Solar textile Solar textile collaboration weaves chemistry and design July 29, 2015 A new faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Marianne Fairbanks is bringing decades of experience with dyes, fibers and design to the development of a technology she's been dreaming of for years: the solar textile.
  • Photo: Grad student and PEOPLE student working on chemistry experiment PEOPLE banquet celebrates accomplishments and future opportunities July 29, 2015 For some scholars in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) Program, their senior year of high school represents the culmination of up to 10 years of classes, workshops, internships and family sacrifices. The program's success has helped increase the number of college-ready students applying to the state's flagship campus.
  • Photo: Dan Negrut Chancellor visits Oshkosh Corporation, site of UW-industry collaboration July 29, 2015 After seeing firsthand the technologies that Oshkosh Corporation is building in Wisconsin and sending around the world, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank stressed the value of collaboration between premier public research institutions and companies such as Oshkosh, which employs nearly 100 UW-Madison alumni.
  • Photo: Aerial shot of UW-Madison campus UW 2020: New VCRGE program to support early stage research July 28, 2015 In an effort to create a dynamic new funding mechanism for bold research ideas, ideas with potential to drive significant discoveries, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE), with support from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), is teeing up a new program to seed potentially groundbreaking research.
  • Photo: John Doebley UW study shows how a kernel got naked and corn became king July 27, 2015 Ten thousand years ago, a golden grain got naked, brought people together and grew to become one of the top agricultural commodities on the planet.
  • President Barack Obama makes a surprise visit to the Beating the Odds Summit, part of the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative, in the East Room of the White House.  CREDIT: Official White House photo by Pete Souza. From Madison to the White House, PEOPLE students celebrate beating the odds July 24, 2015 Growing up, Brandon Alvarez-Carrera learned English on his own and had to work hard to catch up with his peers in Madison schools. This fall, he will enter the University of Wisconsin-Madison with college credits, a full scholarship and direct entry to the university's program in engineering physics.
  • Photo: Catalina Toma The couple who Facebooks together, stays together July 24, 2015 Becoming "Facebook official" is a milestone in modern romance, and new research suggests that activities on the popular social networking site are connected to whether those relationships last.
  • Cages offer new direction in sustainable catalyst design July 23, 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed a new approach to structuring the catalysts used in essential reactions in the chemical and energy fields. The advance offers a pathway for industries to wean themselves off of platinum, one of the scarcest metals in the earth's crust.
  • Photo: Bas Rokers Researchers pinpoint where the brain unites our eyes’ double vision July 23, 2015 If you have two working eyes, you are live streaming two images of the world into your brain. Your brain combines the two to produce a view of the world that appears as though you had a single eye - like the Cyclops from Greek mythology.
  • Photo: Antenna on USS Theodore Roosevelt Smaller and smarter antennas for military use July 23, 2015 When it comes to protecting the men and women of the armed forces, University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Nader Behdad focuses his work on an obstacle most people wouldn't associate with combat: the physical limitations of low-frequency antennas.