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Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:39:38 +0000


Girls and women not a “silver bullet” for ending poverty

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:44:52 +0000

Researcher Kathryn Moeller says such initiatives transfer the responsibility for change onto girls and women, and away from governments, corporations and global governance institutions whose actions have often led to the unequal distribution of resources, poor labor conditions and other structural inequities.

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Sounds of ‘La Boheme’ to fill Shannon Hall this weekend

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:04:20 +0000

For the first time since its 2014 renovation, an opera will be performed in Wisconsin Union Theater's Shannon Hall this weekend.

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UW Arboretum celebrates 50 years of winter lectures, fellowship

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:01:14 +0000

The educational talks for naturalists began as an effort to help extend the Arboretum’s guiding credo — Aldo Leopold’s land ethic — beyond the Arboretum grounds.

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New research reimagines anti-poverty policies and the social safety net

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:03:43 +0000

A selection of innovative anti-poverty policy proposals by leading social scientists, including some from UW-Madison, explores alternatives to shrinking federal programs.

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Forecasting antibiotic resistance with a ‘weather map’ of local data

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:09:53 +0000

To help physicians choose the best antibiotic first, researchers in the School of Pharmacy and the State Cartographer's Office are drawing inspiration from the weather.

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Pulling needles out of haystacks: With computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materials

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:43:55 +0000

Using advanced computational methods, UW–Madison materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality.

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GreenHouse program coordinator blends sustainability, student life

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:40 +0000

The learning community, one of 10 organized by University Housing, lets students explore sustainability and agricultural systems through seminars and hands-on experiences that are integrated with residential life.

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Nominees sought for 2018 Administrative Improvement Award

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:03 +0000

The award recognizes exceptional performance in administrative roles that support academics, research, student services, outreach and administration.

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Vigil, march commemorate Parkland shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:42:23 +0000

About 200 students and community members gather on Library Mall Wednesday for a vigil in honor of those killed and injured in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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ABC News’ David Muir, America’s most-watched anchor, to be spring commencement speaker

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:00:50 +0000

Muir is known as a tough and principled reporter whose exclusive interviews generate global headlines — a “Gen X Walter Cronkite,” as Vanity Fair magazine put it.

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