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Bascom Hill Loses Two of Its Elms

July 16, 1997

Two of Bascom Hill's aged elm trees are being taken down this week, not because of the Dutch elm disease that has killed many of their kind, but because of safety concerns.

UW-Madison Scientists Bridge Gap In Cell Communication

July 16, 1997

A critical step in communication between cells that promotes such things as bone formation, limb growth, and the development of other critical tissues, has been found by a team of researchers from UW–Madison.

New Campus Information Technology Guidelines Approved

July 15, 1997

UW-Madison's Information Technology Committee and the Provost's Office have approved guidelines for appropriate use of campus information technology resources.

Summer Forum Explores ‘American Politics at the Millennium’

July 15, 1997

Experts on the U.S. government, the global economy, American ethnicity, and technology and politics will be among the featured lecturers participating in a University…


July 14, 1997

A significant electric power interruption may occur this summer. Loss of power to the University facilities could be devastating unless we carefully manage our power usage.

Geology Museum and Arboretum Get $625,000 for K-12 Science Education

July 11, 1997

With help from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, elementary, middle and high school science teachers from Wisconsin and beyond will have the opportunity to experience science first hand through the UW–Madison Arboretum and Geology Museum.

University Theatre Serves Up Nostalgic Comedy in ‘The Dining Room’

July 10, 1997

A new University Theatre production will take audiences back to a bygone era when the dining room table was the hub of family…

Subtle Biotic Changes Have Big Environmental Impacts

July 10, 1997

By changing the composition of fish populations in a lake, scientists have found a switch by which the flow of carbon between lakes and the atmosphere can be turned on, off, or reversed.

Agricultural Engineering Visionary Dies

July 9, 1997

Hjalmar D. (Ham) Bruhn, emeritus professor of agricultural engineering, died July 1, 1997 at his summer cottage on Black Oak Lake near Land O'Lakes, Wis. He was 89 years old.

Construction Begins on Historic Red Gym

July 3, 1997

The first phase of the renovation of the historic Red Gym is underway. The building, which went up in 1894, will reopen in 1998 as a student services center.

UW Space Scientist Wins NASA Achievement Medal

July 2, 1997

Lawrence A. Sromovsky, Space Science and Engineering Center planetary scientist, has been honored with the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for leading the team responsible for the Galileo Probe instrument, the Net Flux Radiometer.

New Campus Information Technology Guidelines Approved

June 30, 1997

UW-Madison's Information Technology Committee and the Provost's Office have approved guidelines for appropriate use of campus information technology resources.

Follow the Volleyball Team on their Trip to Russia

June 27, 1997

The women's volleyball team has a Web site where they are posting a daily digital diary and photo album of their 21-day training and cultural trip to Russia.

University Theatre Stages Murder Mystery Musical

June 26, 1997

In his last University Theatre production, director John Staniunas guides the murder mystery musical ‘Something’s Afoot’ through a series of plot twists and elaborate…

Casting Call: UW–Madison National TV Spot

June 25, 1997

The university is looking for 50 of current and former students to appear in its new national TV spot, 'Anthem,' to be aired this coming fall and winter during broadcasts of Badger sporting events.

UW Prepares for U2

June 25, 1997

Here's some important information about parking, shuttle service, stadium rules and ticket sales for the U2 PopMart concert-goers who will take in the Wednesday evening, June 25, event at Camp Randall Stadium.

Arboretum Receives Gift of Land

June 24, 1997

A new reception and orientation hall for the UW Arboretum will become a reality, thanks to a gift of property appraised at $600,000 from local resident George Icke.

Roger Wyse Steps Down As Dean of CALS

June 24, 1997

Roger Wyse, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since 1992, announced his resignation today, effective immediately.

Space Exploration Workshop Places Local Youths in the Role of NASA Engineers

June 20, 1997

Fourteen local 12- and 13-year-olds are getting the chance to experience first-hand what it is like to engineer a remote-controlled rover craft and guide it over a foreign terrain via computer-relayed commands.

Law School Addition, Renovation Earns Architecture Award

June 19, 1997

Recognizing its unique and challenging design, the American Institute of Architects' Wisconsin chapter has presented its highest award to the University of Wisconsin Law School for its recent addition and renovation.