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Budget Hearings Set

April 3, 1997

Five public hearings will be held this month on the 1997-99 state budget as the spending plan works its way through the Legislature.

Book To Show How Dance Creates, Challenges Gender Identity

April 3, 1997

Sally Banes, Marian Hannah Winter Professor of Theatre History and Dance Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has found evidence from the dance stage that leads to alternative interpretations.

Life on Mars? Hear One Geochemist’s View

April 2, 1997

Jeffrey L. Bada, a geochemist from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a leading skeptic of claims that evidence of life has been revealed in features of a meteorite from Mars, will give a lecture entitled 'Life On Mars?'

Plant Science Teaching Goes High-Tech in New UW Greenhouse

April 2, 1997

With a gallery of computerized temperature, humidity and light controls, the University of Wisconsin–Madison's new instructional greenhouse will have plant science students cultivating in high-tech style.

Korean Cultural Day To Be Held Sunday

April 1, 1997

Authentic food, stress management techniques and other offerings will help the Soyo Am Buddhist Association celebrate Korean Cultural Day April 20 at the Eagle Heights Community Center.

Lanscape Architecture Students to Exhibit Designs

April 1, 1997

About 20 undergraduate and graduate landscape-architects-in-training at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will display their handiwork April 6-20 at the UW–Madison Gallery of Design.

UW Experts Connect with New Supercomputing Partnership

April 1, 1997

UW-Madison faculty and staff have eight partnerships with a National Science Foundation (NSF) project to advance high-performance computing in science and engineering.

UW, Community Join To Celebrate 10th Annual Diaspora

March 31, 1997

Africa's past, present and future will conjoin in the artistic comment, 'Impulses of the Diaspora: An African Mosaic,' at Cafe Montmarte, 127 E. Mifflin, and Espresso Royale, 208 State St.

UW-Madison To Offer MBA in Agribusiness

March 31, 1997

Beginning this fall, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will join a handful of schools where students can earn an MBA in agribusiness.

Lanscape Architecture Students to Exhibit Designs

March 31, 1997

About 20 undergraduate and graduate landscape-architects-in-training at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will display their handiwork April 6-20 at the UW–Madison Gallery of Design.

Chemical Engineering’s Minority Ph.D. Program Recognized

March 28, 1997

The UW–Madison chemical engineering department's past success in graduating minority Ph.D. students has garnered an invitation from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help increase the numbers.

Future of Campus Natural Areas To Be Discussed

March 28, 1997

How should the university care for Picnic Point and other beloved campus natural areas? There'll be a public meeting to discuss the future of these important lakeshore lands on April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Union.

UW Conference To Explore New Anthology

March 28, 1997

Six of the nine editors who worked on the Norton Anthology of African American Literature — including general co-editors UW–Madison’s Nellie McKay and…

Advising Services Making Steady Progress Campus-Wide

March 28, 1997

The hundreds of professionals involved in academic and career advising at UW–Madison have a shared mission and a full agenda for improvement through the three-year-old Council on Academic Advising (CAA).

UW Historian Publishes Book on Nazi Turncoats

March 28, 1997

What complex and sometimes mysterious motives cause minds to change? In the case of many high-ranking and initially loyal German Nazis, the answer may…

Richard Davis To Conduct 4th Annual Bass Conference

March 27, 1997

Internationally recognized jazz bassist Richard Davis, professor of music, will conduct the fourth annual bass conference for young people March 28 and 29.

Student Technology Dollar Goes Further at UW–Madison

March 27, 1997

Each semester, a 1.5 percent surcharge on each student's tuition (currently about $20 for a full-time resident undergraduate) goes into the Student Information Technology Initiative (SITI) fund.

Virologist Richard Marsh Dies at 58

March 26, 1997

Richard F. Marsh, a veterinary virologist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a longtime investigator of infectious agents related to 'mad cow disease,' died March 23, 1997 at his home in Middleton, Wis., after a long bout with cancer. He was 58.

Benefit Concert Planned for Waisman Center

March 25, 1997

A benefit concert by founders of the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society will be held Sunday, April 6 for the Waisman Center, a national center devoted to disabilities research.

Guide to Midwestern Trees and Shrubs Now on CD-ROM

March 24, 1997

Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest, a CD-ROM featuring color photos and information on more than 600 species and varieties of trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers that grow in the region is now available.