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Week’s activities urge awareness of your brain

March 23, 1998

Neuroscience faculty, students and staff will celebrate Brain Awareness Week, March 22- 28, with public lectures, tours of research laboratories and demonstrations in local schools.

This land is our land

March 23, 1998

An impressive selection of John Steuart Curry's paintings, all evoking scenes that seem quintessentially Midwestern, is on display at 'John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West,' on exhibition through May 17 at the Elvehjem Museum of Art.

English skills: Not just for English class

March 20, 1998

Since 1996, the UW–Madison National Research Center for English Learning and Achievement has engaged in multidisciplinary research with several other universities in New York, Oklahoma and Washington to investigate the many complicated contexts in which students learn to write and read.

Reading, writing and talking: Researcher discovers discussion is key to improving skills

March 20, 1998

A fictional (youâll see why in a few lines) ninth-grade English class has been assigned to write a paper predicting the outcome of the William Golding novel, Lord of the Flies.

Commission seeks community input on Greek life

March 20, 1998

A UW–Madison group examining the future of Greek life on campus is asking for input from the community to inform its study.

Innovation incubation

March 20, 1998

Since 1989 the MG&E Innovation Center has helped 23 of its 26 small-business tenants to successfully establish themselves.

Ghosts in the machine

March 20, 1998

At age 60, George Cramer, professor in UW–Madison's art department, is working to create a new academic tradition on campus with a marriage of art and technology.

Minority program reaches milestone

March 20, 1998

From its meek beginning as a pilot project with just six students enrolled in 1984, the Chancellor's Scholarship Program, a privately funded scholarship to attract and support talented minority and disadvantaged undergraduates, is now prospering.

UW team asks how well NASA communicates during crises

March 19, 1998

How well do mission control crews communicate during a crisis? Itâs an important question that two UW–Madison faculty members will explore on behalf of NASA.

School of Music instrument sale Mar. 20-21

March 19, 1998

There's that empty space in the den just begging for a harpsichord. You know you want one. And the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Music will make it a reality for you at its first instrument surplus sale March 20 and 21.

Park-and-ride option available for WIAA boys’ tourney

March 18, 1998

Fans planning to attend the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association's State Boys' Basketball Tournament at the Kohl Center this week will be able to 'park and ride' from the Dane County Coliseum to the games and back.

Midwest educators gather to discuss AIDS prevention

March 17, 1998

UW-Madison will host the third in a series of regional conferences on HIV/AIDS and college learning April 2-4 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

Anthropologist collaborates with study’s subjects

March 16, 1998

In a new book titled Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Folktales, cultural anthropologist Kirin Narayan contributes to a growing movement in anthropology to work out more equitable and collaborative relations with the people being studied.

UW students earn ride on NASA’s zero-gravity plane

March 16, 1998

Four UW–Madison students have earned a research trip to NASA this spring to experience life in the queasy world of zero gravity.

Dalai Lama to speak at UW–Madison

March 13, 1998

Nobel laureate Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, will present a free public lecture at UW–Madison's Kohl Center May 13.

Happy birthday to me

March 13, 1998

Next month, printmaker and small-press owner Bud Shark will help Tandem Press, the UW–Madison's fine-arts press, celebrate its 10th anniversary by taking part in a symposium on the current state of printmaking in America.

Conference examines welfare’s new deals, new hopes

March 13, 1998

Keith Bradley, a leader of Britain's Labour Party and its spokesperson on welfare reform, will be the featured speaker at a UW–Madison conference March 19-20.

Research zeros in on molecular destination of antidepressants

March 12, 1998

Side effects or not, Prozac and similar medications are helping millions of people live more satisfying lives. But scientists still aren't sure exactly how the drugs work at the most basic molecular levels. With a grant from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, UW Medical School researchers are aiming to find the answers.

Leukemia society supports UW Medical School researcher

March 11, 1998

The Leukemia Society of America has put its money on a UW Medical School researcher whose studies show promise for understanding genetic abnormalities associated with leukemia.

Two pharmacy faculty awarded named professorships

March 11, 1998

Two UW School of Pharmacy professors have been awarded named professorships. Bonnie Svarstad is now the William S. Apple Professor and George Zografi is the Edward Kremers Professor.