Longtime botany greenhouse director Mo Fayyaz to retire

When the Iranian government offered Mo Fayyaz a full scholarship to study horticulture abroad, a simple oversight meant the University of Wisconsin–Madison was not his top choice. “I didn’t even know there was a state called Wisconsin,” laughs Fayyaz, who is retiring in August after 33 years as the distinguished director of the botany department greenhouse and botanical gardens.

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Music returns to the carillon with Sunday concerts

The UW–Madison Memorial Carillon concerts will resume at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, with Sunday afternoon concerts on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at least through August.

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Rediscovered mosses document changing Wisconsin landscape

The Wisconsin State Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has discovered a collection of more than 2,000 mosses from the turn of the 20th century, lost to time in a cabinet inside Birge Hall, where the herbarium is housed.

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Awards recognize staff contributions across campus

Eight members (two from L&S) of the University of Wisconsin–Madison community have been selected by the University Staff Awards Selection Committee to receive the 2017 University Staff Recognition Award. 

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Fayyaz honored with UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Award

Eight members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s academic staff — including Mo Fayyaz in the Department of Botany — have been selected as recipients of the 2017 Academic Staff Excellence Awards.

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2017 L&S Staff Awards

Announcing the 2017 recipients of the L&S Advising Awards, L&S Academic Staff Early-Career, Mid-Career and Judith Craig Distinguished Service Awards, and University Staff Awards. 

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