Solving the mystery of cosmic rays

Since cosmic rays were discovered in 1912, scientists have sought the origins of these mysterious particles. In September 2017, a flash of blue light in the ice deep beneath the South Pole set researchers on a path to resolving this century-old riddle.

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In Madison Magazine: New music center launches seat-naming campaign

As a way for individuals to be a part of the new Hamel Music Center, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is kicking off a new seat-naming campaign.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: Madison, revisited

Been awhile since you've visited the UW's hometown? Consider an itinerary made up of beautiful views, a raft of restaurants (including a food cart owned by 2008 zoology alumna Melanie Nelson), and a less-traveled path on campus.

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CS alum Brent Seales makes seeing the unseeable possible in charred Herculaneum scrolls

UW alum Brent Seales, Director of the Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments at the University of Kentucky, is featured in the article "Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millennia" on Smithsonian.com. "I'm continuing to work toward access to materials, as well as technical methods that will allow me to read the Herculaneum scrolls, which I consider to be a fantastic 'grand challenge' problem," says Seales.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: The pregnancy puzzle

After a UW scientist and his wife lost two pregnancies, he sought answers. Why are these losses so common, and do other living things face the same struggle his family did?

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Kraut King

Ryan Downs ’02 is a man of tradition. He attended the UW because his grandparents, father, and siblings did before him. He makes the trek from Appleton, Wisconsin, each Game Day with his three young daughters because that’s what his father did when he was young. And he’s the owner of GLK Foods — a company that’s been in his family since 1900.

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“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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