“Ring around bathtub” at giant volcano field shows movement of subterranean magma

The Laguna del Maule volcanic complex in Chile is a large, complicated and explosive landscape that, oddly, lacks the classic cone seen on many volcanoes, including Fuego, the Guatemalan volcano that killed hundreds in a June 3 eruption.

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Geography Ph.D. student Chelsea Nestel in CNN: The future of maps: Cartography in the 21st century

Today, satellites and digital mapping tools have turned modern cartography -- the science and art of map-making -- into a technology-driven field. With accuracy all but guaranteed, new ways of visualizing space have emerged in the process. They mix art, experience and topography, approaching the physical world through the lens of time, perspective and storytelling.

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New Center Prepares for Success

The Public Leadership Board for the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership took action on a number of important items that will set the stage for the Center's success.

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Muir Woods research works to understand how plants have sex

Sain is studying how — and why — different plants have sex. Her main research subject is the ubiquitous early meadow-rue, a low-lying perennial plant found across the eastern half of the United States.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: Beata Nelson

Psychology major Beata Nelson began her swimming journey where any kid who loves the water might: at the neighborhood pool. Time spent there playing with friends quickly grew into swimming on club teams, competing for her high school, and committing to Wisconsin. And once a Badger, she found that her teammates offered the strongest support system she’d ever experienced.

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UW announces community partnership awards

Strong community partnerships are an essential part of the Wisconsin Idea’s strength. In recognition of this teamwork, the university will honor seven collaborations with the 2018 Community-University Partnership Awards, held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 27 at Olin House.

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In Wausau Daily Herald: UW student turns history paper about Wisconsin's MIA soldiers into a mission, and book

A news story posted on Facebook jolted Erin Miller when she read it in 2014. The story was about Staff Sgt. James Lee VanBendegom of Racine, who was last seen by fellow soldiers after he was wounded and captured by enemy forces in a 1967 battle in Vietnam.

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Just the facts

When Gerald Porter, Jr., enrolled in a journalism fact-checking class, he was apprehensive about wading into politics. How could he distill accuracy among all the claims, attacks and spin? Would there even be verifiable truths to be found? And in this era of political polarization, would anyone actually care about facts?

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Today’s middle school students study yesterday’s people of Aztalan

Every few summers, the park becomes an active archaeological site when Sissel Schroeder leads a field school there, to better understand those who lived at Aztalan nearly 1,000 years ago.

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