Have you noticed that more and more restaurants are featuring great-tasting, locally sourced foods on their menus? Now, through a UW–Madison horticulture initiative called “Seed to Kitchen,” chefs on the culinary cutting edge are working with plant breeders to grow produce with specific flavor characteristics their customers will love.
Muir Woods consists of a 7-acre forested tract northwest of Bascom Hall and east of the Sewell Social Science Building. In many ways, it is one of those little secrets that hides in full view. The formal name for this area is John Muir Park, a tribute to the great naturalist who once lived in North Hall just across the road.
The Botany Garden is a green and fragrant oasis in a sea of buildings and traffic. The 1.2 acre garden is situated along University Avenue between Chamberlin, Birge and Lathrop halls. It features trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and annuals with more than 500 species representing over 140 families and 40 taxonomic orders of plants from all over the world.
Who are they thankful for? Where do they hope to work? What will they remember fondly? What surprised them? And what if they'd known then what they know now?
UW-Madison has a surprising connection with blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, subject of a current movie whose star, Bryan Cranston, was just nominated for an Oscar.
A sneak peek at the next Forward Motion — the Big Ten Network show all about UW–Madison.
Guns made from 3-D printing, microscopic creatures capable of surviving in space, and a man who will eat anything from rolls of toilet paper to painter’s caulk in a bid to end world hunger — you wouldn’t expect to find videos on these topics on the same website, let alone from a single person. But Erin Lee Carr has produced documentary films centered on all these subjects, among others.
“Curiosity is infectious,” says Jamin Dreyer in a short online video. “My eyes see things differently after doing field research in beautiful Iceland.”
Dear Members of the UW–Madison Community, It is hard to believe that another academic year is coming to a close. That thought is a relief…