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Notable graduates: Leann Barden — Research leads to help for dysphagia sufferers

May 13, 2008

UW-Madison food science graduate Leann Barden made a commitment to the field when she began researching and developing beverages suitable for people diagnosed with dysphagia, a swallowing disorder that affects nearly 18 million adults and children and is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Hot subjects—Civil and Environmental Engineering 679: Travel Behavior Analysis

February 18, 2008

From the moment people step outside their homes to the moment they return, civil and environmental engineering professor Jessica Guo is…

Hot subjects—Horticulture 375: Organic Agriculture Colloquium

February 15, 2008

After two years of teaching an experimental colloquium on organic farming, horticulture professor Jim Nienhuis is no longer surprised by the diversity of majors interested in his class.

Hot subjects—Music 319: Musical Ethnicities of Wisconsin

February 12, 2008

Most students are surprised to find on the timetable that a Wisconsin-focused class could fulfill their ethnic studies requirement. But music professor Susan Cook says her new class takes a broad view of both music and ethnicity, diving into the use of music in ethnic settlements in Wisconsin since the 1800s, such as the Swiss in New Glarus and Germans in Milwaukee. She will also explore the musical traditions of Native Americans and recent Hmong immigrants.

Hot subjects—Environmental Studies 900: ‘Working Toward Regional Sustainable Development’

October 4, 2007

As the demand for greener companies and communities continues to rise nationwide, UW–Madison is responding by offering new courses on the environment and sustainability.

Upcoming conference focuses on first-year experiences

October 3, 2007

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the First-Year Conference Thursday, Oct. 11, to discuss ways to engage new students and set them on the path for a successful academic career.