Helping out

UW–Madison publishing and printing team makes face shields to protect UW Hospital workers

April 3, 2020

“It’s literally like Santa’s workshop – everybody’s playing a part to get this done … We’re in this doom and gloom time, and this is a way they can help at a time when many feel hopeless."


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April 3, 2020

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Recent Sightings

A sign reading

Social distancing on Library Mall On April 1, a sign on Library Mall puts a positive spin on the unusually empty corridor as people observe a stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo by: Bryce Richter

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Barry Burden: Wisconsin primary

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Summer Term shifts to online only; scholarship deadlines extended

April 1, 2020

“We already had a robust online offering and in response, we are offering even more online courses than ever before so students can continue their academic progress,” says Associate Dean Aphra Mednick.

Brain injuries

Chilling concussed cells shows promise for full recovery

April 3, 2020

“You can’t cool too little; you can’t cool too much; and you can’t wait too long following an injury to start treatment,” says mechanical engineer Christian Franck. And when the researchers identified that sweet spot, the results were striking.


Answering the call: Engineering alum races from Utah to Wisconsin to contribute ventilator expertise

April 1, 2020

“It didn’t hit me until I got back to the facility and saw how many people are coming to volunteer. There are so many people who are giving up a lot to do this. It’s really, truly amazing to be a part of it.”