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  • Photo: Volunteer loading lamp into truck Volunteers needed during residence halls move-out April 28, 2015 As more than 7,400 students prepare to move out of the university residence halls, the UW-Madison Division of University Housing is asking for volunteers to help residents and their families repurpose or recycle items they no longer need.
  • Student fellowships will benefit communities across Wisconsin April 28, 2015 Launching a community market in Cross Plains. Using Shakespeare to inspire young writers in Green Bay. Teaching the value of conservation and green space in Hudson and Kenosha.
  • Photo: Tom Neeson Bigger bang for your buck: Restoring fish habitat by removing barriers April 28, 2015 A few years ago, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology created the first map of all the road crossings and dams blocking the tributary rivers that feed the five Great Lakes. These tributaries serve as migratory highways, providing fish like walleye and lake sturgeon access to headwater breeding grounds.
  • Photo: Nepali earthquake damage Campus Nepali community asks for help after earthquake April 28, 2015 In response to Nepal’s most devastating earthquake in 81 years, the Nepal Student Association is holding a candlelight vigil Wednesday night and requesting help from the UW-Madison community to support relief efforts.
  • Photo: P.B. Poorman Nominations sought for UW System P.B. Poorman Award April 28, 2015 The Division of Student Life is seeking nominations for UW-Madison’s recipient of the UW System P.B. Poorman Award.
  • Photo: People looking into microscopes 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival seeks proposals April 28, 2015 Planning for the 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival, to be held Oct. 22-25 in Madison and around Wisconsin, is actively underway.
  • Photo: Map of travel times in 1800 UW-Madison spinoff is big-time producer of specialty maps April 27, 2015 If paper maps are dead, nobody has read the obituary to David Knipfer, owner and operator of Mapping Specialists, a 15-person business in Fitchburg that runs the gamut from paper to digital.
  • Chancellor Blank message on Nepal earthquake April 26, 2015
  • Photo: SnowShoe Stamp held against smartphone UW-Madison startup marries digital, physical worlds April 24, 2015 A startup business that wants to link the realm of physical objects to the digital world of the Internet is basing its future on low-cost, highly engineered, one-of-a-kind plastic stamps.
  • Photo: Phil Barak with jars Business will implement new phosphorus recycling process in Midwest April 24, 2015 A University of Wisconsin-Madison startup is helping Midwest cities remove pollutants from wastewater through a new process that will benefit local farmers, too.
  • Photo: Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma Compact UV lasers could identify substances from a distance April 24, 2015 For soldiers in the field, the ability to identify an object or substance based on how it responds to light could mean the difference between life and death. They could, for example, determine from a safe distance if an approaching person or vehicle is carrying an explosive device or dangerous biological agent.
  • Map: Yahara River Watershed Changes in land use, climate and agriculture undermine efforts to clean up Madison lakes April 23, 2015 Efforts to clean up the Madison lakes are being hampered by more asphalt, row crops and intense rainstorms and higher manure concentrations on the landscape, according to a new study from the Water Sustainability and Climate project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Two UW-Madison alumni honored as inspirational leaders by Heinz Awards April 23, 2015 When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti in January 2010, former Marine and 2005 UW-Madison graduate Jacob Wood, along with fellow veteran William McNulty, assembled a rapid-response team to provide aid. Their success gave rise to Team Rubicon, an organization of volunteer veterans armed with a new mission: providing swift and effective disaster relief.
  • Photo: Judith Kornblatt Program helps address nursing shortage in rural Wisconsin April 23, 2015 About 16 students each year take a spring semester class in rural health. During the clinical, they work at free clinics, stage bike rodeos to promote helmet use and safety, help organize immunization clinics, work in a soup kitchen, ride along with sheriffs and EMTs, present health education programs, test beachwater and go along on restaurant inspections.
  • Photo: Empty vial for blood sample In Sierra Leone, a chance to learn from Ebola April 23, 2015 When Yoshihiro Kawaoka and members of his research team first arrived in Sierra Leone in December 2014, the consistent wail of ambulance sirens was a frightening reminder that the Ebola virus was there, too.
  • Photo: Engraving of Shakespeare UW-Madison offering Shakespeare MOOC April 23, 2015 On April 26, on the heels of William Shakespeare’s birthday, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will launch its third free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of 2015, “Shakespeare in Community,” to an audience of more than 12,700 enrolled participants.
  • Posters in the Rotunda event showcases student research April 22, 2015 POSTERS IN THE ROTUNDA SHOWCASES STUDENT RESEARCH
  • Photo: Laura Anderson Barbata Community arts procession STRUT! scheduled for Saturday, May 2 April 22, 2015 Members of the public are invited to watch and participate with over 30 of Madison's creative and cultural groups in STRUT!, a community arts procession showcasing stilt walking, dance, music, design, puppetry and more.
  • Photo: Presenter talking to students Technology, film underscore 17th annual Undergraduate Symposium April 22, 2015 The lights dimmed in Union South’s Marquee Theater Thursday afternoon, but it wasn’t for a feature-length movie screening. This year’s Undergraduate Symposium, the annual showcase event for undergraduate research, was the first to feature film shorts as part of its lineup of presentations.
  • Photo: Jenny Saffran UW-Madison expert on infant learning elected to American Academy April 22, 2015 Jenny Saffran, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of psychology and an expert on how infants learn, is among leaders in academia, business, public affairs and the arts elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, it was announced today (April 22, 2015).