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Engineering

3D scan will reveal the stories hidden within 1,200-year-old Wisconsin canoe

May 24, 2022

An engineering professor performed the scan on the 15-foot dugout canoe recovered in 2021 from the waters of Lake Mendota, the largest of Madison’s four lakes and part of the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation.

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COVID-19 subvariant BA.2 does not cause more severe illness than BA.1

May 23, 2022

The researchers are now testing the newest sub-variants of omicron, including BA.2.12.1, which recently began spreading quickly in New York state.

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A small black bird with red and yellow epaulets flying away from a snag

Spring takes its own sweet time Nature seems to be taking a halting approach this year to unfurling the highly anticipated and deeply appreciated splendor of late spring — which makes even the slightest glimmer glorious.  See more

Photo by: Jeff Miller

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Alvin Thomas: The Buffalo mass shooting

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Faculty receive WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

May 19, 2022

Thirty-two members of the UW–Madison faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, spanning the arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences.