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Environment

Bird’s-eye view of geology using drones offers new way to protect groundwater

November 27, 2020

Researchers at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey are spending a little less time on the ground and more time in the air — looking at the ground. What they're finding could help improve water quality.

COVID-19

Health care workers appeal to people of Wisconsin for help

November 22, 2020

Hundreds of UW Health workers call on the people of Wisconsin to take precautions against COVID-19 to avoid overwhelming hospitals.

Awards

UW–Madison senior among finalists for 2021 Rhodes Scholarship

November 21, 2020

University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Alex Plum competed this year as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated college award for…

Recent Sightings

A flock of seagulls perch on the Goodspeed Family Pier and look out on the open water of Lake Mendota.

Winter is coming, Badgers The COVID-19 pandemic has made it a year like no other on the UW-Madison campus, but the seasons continue to change as always. The first snowfall of the year on Tuesday gave campus a wintery look. See more

Photo by: Jeff Miller

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In Memoriam

Research administrator Bob Andresen remembered for his humor and passion

November 25, 2020

Andresen, who died Nov. 19, said in a 2016 profile: “I feel I can help the faculty that are looking for cures for diseases or solutions to social problems by doing what I do best."

Books

UW alumnus Brandon Taylor one of six finalists for prestigious Booker Prize

November 19, 2020

Taylor came to UW–Madison pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry but his education, both in and out of the college classroom, inspired him to write “Real Life.”