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Satellite imagery helps forecast path of Sandy

Thanks to satellite imagery done in part by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, people along the mid-Atlantic coast were prepared for the worst when Superstorm Sandy made landfall Oct. 29.


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Collaborative study aims to decode high STEM dropout rate

A recent report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology projects a shortfall of one million college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the next decade. Approximately five to six of every 10 students that begin in a STEM major will switch majors to a non-STEM field before graduation.


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Young Americans for Liberty makes waves at UW, nationwide

University of Wisconsin-Madison senior Joe Diedrich changed his conservative political views to embrace the independent, Libertarian party in his later high school years, when he said he realized the Bush administration’s continued shipment of U.S. soldiers and supplies to fuel warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan “didn’t make any sense.”


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Lab develops bacterial test to help fight infant deaths

A University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry professor has developed a simple bacterial test that could be used to save infants’ lives in developing countries, after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation granted him $100,000 for the project, according to a UW-Madison news release.


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Petitioners request details of HR changes

Many University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, staff and community members have signed an online petition asking the Office of Human Resources to release a list of changes to be included in the personnel system redesign following recent campus feedback.



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