Community service projects set for May 21 furlough day Food Summit

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http://www.news.wisc.edu/wisweek	                                                                                                                                                              April	21,	2010


                                                                                                                                                                     Community
                                                                                                                                                                     service projects
                                                                                                                                                                     set for May 21
                                                                                                                                                                     furlough day
                                                                                                                                                                     By Stacy Forster
                                                                                                                                                                     forster2@wisc.edu

                                                                                                                                                                     Instead of heading off to work in the
                                                                                                                                                                     UW-Madison’s biological systems engi-
                                                                                                                                                                     neering department on Friday, May
                                                                                                                                                                     21, Patrick Litza will instead go to the
                                                                                                                                                                     Lakeshore Nature Preserve.
                                                                                                                                                                        He’ll be joined there by his wife and
                                                                                                                                                                     two children, ages 14 and 10, and a
                                                                                                                                                                     group of about 15 other UW-Madison
                                                                                                                                                                     employees who will be using part of the
                                                                                                                                                                     designated university-wide furlough day
                                                                                                                                                                     to pull shrubs at the protected natural
                                                                                                                                                                     area on the west end of campus and plant




                                                                                                                                               Photos:	Jeff	Miller
                                                                                                                                                                     less invasive ones instead.
                                                                                                                                                                        All over the community, university
                                                                                                                                                                     workers like Litza will be performing
                                                                                                                                                                     community service work on the desig-
                                                                                                                                                                     nated furlough day, one of 16 unpaid
Meteorite shards land at UW lab, museum
                                                                                                                                                                     days that all state employees were
Researchers Takayuki Ushikubo, at left, and      mously brought to the university for analysis.                                                                      required to take under the two-year state
Noriko Kita, use a scanning electron micro-      At least five pieces of the meteorite will be on                                                                    budget that started July 1, 2009.
scope and X-ray spectrometer to analyze          display at the Geology Museum through this                                                                             “By participating in this event, each
piece of rock they believe is from the April     weekend. The museum will have extended                                                                              of us can make a difference in even a
14 meteor that blazed across the night sky       hours this week and weekend for seeing the                                                                          small way,” Litza says. “It’s a chance to
over southwestern Wisconsin. Both are mete-      meteorites and other exhibits: Wednesday-                                                                           do some good and move beyond this
orite experts in the Department of               Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-                                                                           whole notion that a furlough is a bad
Geoscience. The fragment, shown at right,        4 p.m., and Sunday noon-4 p.m. Sunday                                                                               thing because you’re not getting paid. In
was found by a Wisconsin farmer and anony-       is the museum’s annual open house.                                                                                  addition to providing a sense of personal
                                                                                                                                                                     satisfaction, this is a way of showing that
                                                                                                                                                                     UW-Madison does have compassion for

Food Summit winds up campuswide food discussion                                                                                                                      the community.”
                                                                                                                                                                        A group of academic and classified staff
                                                                                                                                                                     are working to organize the day of ser-
By Gwen Evans                                    Committee on Unmet Basic Needs, will                 Humanities, 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     vice, which developed from a resolution
gevans@wisc.edu                                  provide the keynote address.                       n “Raw Milk Consumption,” Scott Rankin,
                                                                                                                                                                     passed by the Academic Staff Assembly
                                                   The Wisconsin Alumni Association and               Department of Food Science, 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     that encouraged academic staff to con-
More food for thought will be on the menu        the UW-Madison College of Agricultural             n Keynote address by George McGovern,
                                                                                                                                                                     sider volunteering during their furlough
on Friday, April 23 at the Day on Campus:        and Life Sciences organized the Day On               11 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     days. All faculty, academic staff, classified
Food Summit.                                     Campus: Food Summit. All the Food                  n Day on Campus Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     staff, postdoctoral fellows and students
  The event is a closing bookend to Go           Summit programs take place at the                  n “A Global View of Diabetes,” Linda
                                                                                                                                                                     are invited to participate in the event,
Big Read, UW-Madison’s common reading            Memorial Union. All events are free, except          Baumann, School of Nursing, 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     which will typically involve signing up
program that began during the fall 2009          for an optional luncheon. Here is a schedule       n “Farmers and Markets: Competitive Issues
                                                                                                                                                                     for a three-hour shift at an activity of the
semester. As part of the program, the cam-       for the day’s events:                                Facing American Agriculture,” Peter
                                                                                                                                                                     participant’s choosing.
pus and area communities were invited            n Welcome message, Chancellor Biddy                  Carstensen, Law School, 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                        “Our university staff and faculty were
                    to read “In Defense            Martin, 8:15 a.m.                                n “GardenFit: Can Childrens’ Garden
                                                                                                                                                                     asked to make a sacrifice by taking
                    of Food: An Eater’s          n “Parenting Style and Overweight Youth,”            Projects Lead to Better Choices and Better
                                                                                                                                                                     unpaid furlough days, and I’m inspired
                    Manifesto” by Michael          Susan K. Riesch, Waisman Center and                Health?” Dale A. Schoeller and Sarah
                                                                                                                                                                     by the decision of some to show their
                    Pollan, and then               School of Nursing, 9 a.m.                          Jacquart, Department of Nutritional
                                                                                                                                                                     dedication to the community and use
                    participate in events and    n “Babcock, Hart, and the Wisconsin                  Sciences, 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     that time to give something back,” says
                    book discussions.              Hunger Fighters,” Dave Nelson,                   n “Food Safety Then and Now: The UW Food
                                                                                                                                                                     UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin.
                       In the spirit of Go Big     Department of Biochemistry, 9 a.m.                 Research Institute,” Chuck Czuprynski,
                                                                                                                                                                        Charlene Krembs, manager of the
                    Read, the Food Summit        n “Adventures in Agricultural Development            Food Research Institute, 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     administrative computing services unit
    McGovern        program includes discus-       in Africa,” Jeremy Foltz, Department of          n “We Are What We Eat: Fast, Cheap and
                                                                                                                                                                     at the College of Agricultural and Life
                    sions and presentations        Agricultural and Applied Economics,                Easy?” Lydia Zepeda, School of Human
                                                                                                                                                                     Sciences and a member of the planning
on the food we eat, where it comes from,           9 a.m.                                             Ecology and Center for World Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                     committee, says UW-Madison workers
and how it affects our health and society.       n “Managing Import Safety,” Lorna Zach,              and the Global Economy (WAGE), 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                     recognize that furloughs are a hardship
Campus experts will discuss food-related           College of Engineering and Center for            n “A Brief Look at Wisconsin’s Agricultural
                                                                                                                                                                     and there are people for whom furloughs
topics such as childhood obesity, nutrition,       World Affairs and the Global Economy               History,” Jerry Apps, College of
                                                                                                                                                                     are causing some financial difficulties.
food safety, food culture, food economics          (WAGE), 10 a.m.                                    Agricultural and Life Sciences, 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                        But, Krembs adds, “A lot of us feel
and agricultural development.                    n “Martha Stewart Minus the Jail                     For more information on Day on Campus:
                                                                                                                                                                     fortunate and that taking furlough days
  Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern,                Time: Hannah Woolley, Restoration                Food Summit, contact the Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                                                     is better than people losing their jobs, so
who served as director of the Food for Peace       Cookery, and Ethical Culture,” David             Alumni Association, 262-2551, or visit
Program and chair of the Senate Select             Goldstein, Institute for Research in the         http://uwalumni.com.                                                              Furlough, continues on page 11
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n	TITU	            http://www.union.wisc.edu/              dance party will bring Jarius King, DJ Vilas      during CALS Day for Kids at the Stock Pavilion. The daylong outreach event was hosted by the
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                                                           Ice Cream Social set for May 12                   hospital’s clinics, says the hospital gave her                           Bahensky added. “Programs that strengthen
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                                                                                                                                                         at	21	N.	Park	St.,	or	visit	us	online	anytime		
input from faculty, staff, students, visitors      n	Noon.	“Office	Hours:”	                            n	3:00	a.m.	“Wisconsin	Reflections:”	
                                                                                                                                                         at	http://www.vip.wisc.edu.	Below	are	
and nearby residents. Kass recognizes the            UW-Madison	political	science	professor	             an	interview	show	featuring	prominent	
                                                                                                                                                         two	recent	questions	Ask	Bucky	received.	
                                                     Ken	Goldstein	hosts	“Office	Hours,”	a	half-         UW-Madison	alumni	and	friends,	is	taped	
importance of stakeholder involvement.
                                                     hour	weekly	talk	show.	Political	science	           in	front	of	a	live	audience.	This	episode	
   “I encourage everyone to attend the                                                                                                                   Q:	I	noticed	the	other	day	while	walking	
                                                     professor	Charles	Franklin	and	communica-           features	UW-Madison	alumnus	Neil	
open forums to help us develop program                                                                                                                   through	East	Campus	Mall	that	Vilas	Hall	has	
                                                     tion	arts	professor	Stephen	Lucas	,			              Willenson,	a	communication	arts	graduate	
options that will resolve our existing                                                                                                                   a	theater.	What	sorts	of	productions	go	on	
                                                     a	historian	of	political	rhetoric,	discuss	the	     who	started	Camp	Heartland,	a	charity	that	
financial situation while positioning us to                                                                                                              there?
                                                     recent	phenomenon	of	the	Tea	Party	rallies	         sponsors	summer	camp	for	kids	with	HIV/
                                                                                                                                                         A:	Vilas	Communications	Hall	is	home	to	
meet our customers’ needs in the future,”            around	the	country.		                               AIDS.	His	national	camps	have	helped		
                                                                                                                                                         the	Mitchell	Theatre,	which	primarily	hosts	
said Kass.                                         n	12:30	p.m.	“The	Wheel:”	                            thousands	of	children	across	the	country.
                                                                                                                                                         productions	by	University	Theatre.	University	
   In an effort to enable as many commu-             a	half-hour	magazine-style	program	show-
                                                                                                       Tuesday, May 4                                    Theatre	gives	faculty	and	student	actors	
nity members as possible to attend, the              casing	university	stories	reported	on	and	
                                                                                                       n	Noon.	A	new	episode	of	“Office	Hours:”	         and	producers	experience	with	theatrical	
sessions have been scheduled for a variety           hosted	by	students.	Topics	in	this	episode	
                                                                                                         featuring	Goldstein	as	the	host	of	this	half-   production.	This	year,	the	last	show	of	the	
of times and locations:                              are	student	sexuality,	hands-on	learning	
                                                                                                         hour	talk	show.                                 school	year	is	“Into	the	Woods,”	a	musical	
                                                     in	engineering,	the	Wiscontrepreneur	
n Wednesday, May 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                                     n	12:30	p.m.	“100	years	of	‘On,	Wisconsin!’:”	    with	music	and	lyrics	by	Stephen	Sondheim.	
                                                     Challenge	and	the	Jump	Around	tradition.	
   at the Ebling Symposium Center in                                                                     a	half-hour	documentary	examines	the	           University	Theatre	describes	the	show	as	
                                                   n	7:30	p.m.	“Office	Hours:”	
   the Microbial Sciences Building,                                                                      history	of	UW-Madison’s	popular	fight	song	     filled	“dead	giants,	less-than-charming	
                                                     features	a	rebroadcast	of	the	analysis	of	
   1550 Linden Drive.                                                                                    and	what	it	means	to	alumni.                    princes	and	one	particularly	ambivalent	
                                                     the	Tea	Party	movement.
n Thursday, May 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in                                                                                                                     witch.”	For	more	information,	you	may	visit	
                                                                                                                                                         http://www.utmadison.com.	Tickets	cost	
   the Multipurpose Room in University
                                                                                                                                                         $14	to	$20.
   Square, 333 E. Campus Mall
n Tuesday, May 25, 9-11 a.m., Room 1335                                                                                                                  Q:	I	am	loving	the	nice	weather	lately	—	do	
   in the Health Sciences Learning Center,         In preparation for recertification,                 Web site links environment and health             you	have	any	unique	suggestions	for	things	
   750 Highland Ave.                            UW-Madison conducted a self-study                      for middle schoolers                              to	do	outside?
                                                assessment to evaluate athletics in key                                                                  A:	One	of	the	most	unique	spots	on	campus	
   Attendees are encouraged to come and                                                                What do climate change, urban sprawl
                                                                                                                                                         is	Picnic	Point,	located	in	the	Lakeshore	
go as they are able. The first half of each     areas: governance and commitment to                    and globalization have common? All are
                                                                                                                                                         Nature	Preserve.	Picnic	Point	is	a	mile-long	
session will consist of an open information     rules compliance, academic integrity, and              forms of environmental change that can            peninsula	jutting	into	Lake	Mendota	and	
fair with posters describing program his-       gender/diversity and student-athlete well-             trigger public health problems.                   offers	great	views	of	Downtown	Madison.	
tory, the department’s financial situation,     being.                                                    What people should know and what               Each	year,	thousands	venture	out	to	this	
future challenges and potential changes            “This is a significant accomplishment,              they can do about these problems is               preserve	and	archaeologists	estimate	that	
that will either reduce expenses or increase    and one in which we take pride,” says                  explored in a newly redesigned website,           the	Point	has	been	inhabited	for	12,000	
revenues.                                       Chancellor Biddy Martin. “The NCAA’s                   “EcoHealth: Environmental Change and              years.	The	peninsula	is	a	great	place	to	bird	
   Transportation Services staff members        recertification validates ongoing efforts to           Our Health,” aimed at middle school               watch,	hike,	boat	or	picnic.	The	Route	80	
will be on hand to answer questions and         deliver excellence in sports, in students’             students and their teachers as well as the        campus	bus	stops	regularly	at	Picnic	Point,	
provide further information. The sec-           academic experience, and in other signifi-             general public. The site’s address is http://     but	the	entrance	can	also	be	reached	by	foot	
                                                cant aspects of athletics. The process was                                                               or	on	bike	via	the	lakeshore	path	or	by	car.	
ond half will consist of a presentation by                                                             www.ecohealth101.org.
                                                                                                                                                         For	more	information,	please	visit	http://
Kass, followed by a question-and-answer         thorough and afforded an opportunity to                   “When forests are cut down or our cli-
                                                                                                                                                         www.lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu/visit/
period.                                         take a top-to-bottom look at our program               mate is altered by emissions from fossil          picnicpoint.htm.	
   Those who are unable to attend are           to ensure it meeds our own expectations,               fuel combustion, human health is at risk,
encouraged to visit http://www.wisc.edu/        fulfills NCAA requirements and meets the               along with resultant environmental deg-           Event puts alternative transportation
trans and click on “2010 Open House             standards of the people of Wisconsin.”                 radation,” says Jonathan Patz, a professor        within reach
Forums” to find a complete summary of              Darrell Bazzell, vice chancellor for                of population health sciences and envi-           UW	Transportation	Services	is	spending	this	
forum topics as well as online feedback         administration, chaired the campus recerti-            ronmental studies at UW-Madison. “We’ve           week	promoting	the	benefits	of	walking,	
forms for submitting thoughts, opinions         fication steering committee.                           shown these links in our research and are         biking,	busing,	and	car-	and	vanpooling	to	
and suggestions to the department.                 “I am pleased that UW-Madison and our               obliged to translate this knowledge to the        campus.
                                                athletic program are being recognized for                                                                   During	Commuter	Solutions	Week,	
                                                                                                       next generation of problem solvers: our
WID Town Center previewed May 6                                                                                                                          employees,	faculty,	students	and	visitors	can	
                                                operating in accordance with the NCAA’s                children.”
Get a sneak peek at the design, attractions                                                                                                              obtain	information	about	their	commuting	
                                                highest standards and values,” Bazzell says.              Patz and a group of collaborators at
and menus of Town Center at “Journey to                                                                                                                  options	in	a	face-to-face	setting.	A	mix	of	
                                                “My thanks go out to everyone across cam-              the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School                alternative	transportation	experts,	including	
the Center of the Institutes,” a preview May    pus who participated in this process and               of Public Health first developed the              Madison	Metro,	RideShare	Etc.,	Community	
6 in the Memorial Union’s Tripp Commons         helped tell the story of how athletics sup-            EcoHealth website as an educational com-          Car	and	UW	Transportation	Services’	
and Deck.                                       ports the institution’s mission.”                      plement to a PBS television mini-series           Commuter	Solutions	team	will	be	on	hand	
   Encompassing the first floor of the             The steering committee monitored the                “Journey to Planet Earth.”                        throughout	the	week.		
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Town        progress of the subcommittees and pre-                    Although the series ended, the site lived         In	addition,	Budget	Bicycles,	Erik’s	Bike	
Center’s mission is to draw the public and      sented conclusions and recommendations.                on, highlighting issues raised by global          Shop	and	Revolution	Cycles	will	provide	
campus community to the building —                 The three subcommittees were                        warming, stratospheric ozone depletion,           complimentary	bike	safety	checks	again	to	
which will open in December on University       responsible for collecting and reviewing                                                                 help	ensure	those	early	rides	of	the	season	
                                                                                                       conflicts between humans and nature,
Avenue between North Orchard Street and                                                                                                                  are	as	safe	as	they	are	fun.	Also	back	are	the	
                                                information pertinent to their respective              agriculture and drinking water, and glo-
North Randall Avenue — immersing them                                                                                                                    “pedestrian	tune-ups”	provided	by	Movin’	
                                                criteria, and submitting recommendations               balization and disease. Along with an
in the research underway in the public and                                                                                                               Shoes	of	Madison.
                                                to the steering committee.                             abundance of issue-specific information,             Each	day	the	Commuter	Solutions	team	
private labs, fostering collaboration and          Each subcommittee was chaired by a                  the site, now managed at UW-Madison,              will	set	up	a	minifair	at	a	new	location	
cross-disciplinary inspiration, and filling     faculty member of the Athletic Board and               offers news, games, video clips, a glos-          on	campus,	the	goal	being	to	be	acces-
stomachs.                                       included representatives across campus.                sary and lesson plans for teachers. With          sible	to	as	many	people	on	campus	as	
   The “Journey” will give visitors a feel         “The NCAA certification process involves            a single click, users also can translate the      possible.	Complete	event	info	can	be	
for the Town Center’s interactive science       a thorough examination of our athletic                 content into nearly 50 different languages.       found	at	http://www.wisc.edu/trans/
exhibits, a tribute to UW-Madison’s rich        department and I’m very pleased to receive                “EcoHealth helps provide the context           UWCommuterSolutionsWeek.pdf.
research history and three dining spots —       the good news that we have been certified,”            for today’s headline news,” says Patz.               UW	Commuter	Solutions	Week	dates		
a restaurant, a café and a soda fountain.       says athletics director Barry Alvarez.                                                                   and	locations	(11:30	a.m.	to	5:30	p.m.	daily)	
                                                                                                       And because it is reviewed for accuracy
   The previews are free, but reg-                                                                                                                       include:
                                                   The purpose of athletics certification              and fairness by science, health and envi-
istration is required. Please visit                                                                                                                      n	Wednesday,	4/21:	Health	Sciences	
                                                is to ensure integrity in the institution’s            ronmental experts in a wide range of
TownCenterCampusPreviews.org or call                                                                                                                       Learning	Center	(front	entrance)
                                                athletic program and to assist institutions            specialties, the site “is a reliable resource     n	Thursday,	4/22:		Animal	Sciences	Building	
(608) 890-2087 and choose one of three          in improving their athletics departments,              for sorting the science from the sound              (Elm	between	Linden	and	Observatory)
start times: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.    according to the NCAA.                                 bites.”                                           n	Friday,	4/23:	East	Campus	Mall	(between	
                                                   Athletics certification originated at the                                                               Johnson	and	Dayton)
NCAA recertifies UW-Madison athletics
                                                Division I 1993 convention, and was a
UW-Madison has received athletics recer-
                                                central component of the NCAA’s reform
tification from the NCAA for another 10
                                                agenda. UW-Madison was first certified in
years.
                                                1994 and again in 2000.

                                                                                                                                                  	                      April 21, 2010	                 3
                                                                 f aculty                        and             s taff
UW-Madison honors Academic Staff Excellence Award winners
By Stacy Forster                                  Wisconsin Idea, writes Catherine Stafford,                           Katherine Loving,              across the country.
forster2@wisc.edu                                 assistant professor of Spanish.                                        Civic Engagement                Through efforts such as this, Paustian has
                                                     “She has laid important groundwork for                              Coordinator for University   shown his leadership in creating innovations


N
          ine University of Wisconsin-            students of Spanish to learn in both class-                            Health Services,             in teaching. He’s also adapted course materi-
          Madison professionals have been         room and community contexts, not only                                  Robert Heideman Award        als to offer distance learning opportunities,
          honored with the 2010 Academic          facilitating the development of students’                              for Excellence in Public     started a blog to give students experience
Staff Excellence Awards in recognition of         language skills, but also providing the                                Service and Outreach         discussing their research results, modern-
their achievements in leadership, public          opportunity for them to put these skills to                               Since coming to           ized labs and launched new courses.
service, research, teaching and overall excel-    much-needed use within the Latino com-                                 UW-Madison in 1999,             “Dr. Paustian is a creative, dedicated edu-
lence.                                            munity,” Stafford writes.                          Loving has been a leader in asking what it       cator who is an invaluable member of our
   Winners were recognized by the                                                                    means for UW-Madison to be engaged in            teaching staff,” writes Richard L. Gourse,
Academic Staff Assembly on Monday,                                   Sandra Guthrie                  the community and effectively communicate        chair of the Department of Bacteriology. “He
April 12 and will attend a reception with                            Associate Director for          with area nonprofits, as well as in teach-       has had a large and direct impact by training
Chancellor Biddy Martin later in the month.                          Administration for the          ing and mentoring students. She’s helped         hundreds of our graduates in the most mod-
   This year, awards were given in all nine                          General Library System,         improve the technology offerings of local        ern methods of microbiology.”
categories. The awards carry $2,500 sti-                             Ann Wallace Career              community groups and engaged fellow staff
pends, except for the Chancellor’s Hilldale                          Achievement Award               members in considering the future of the                            Faramarz Vakili
Award for Excellence in Teaching, which                                 Throughout a 34-year         Wisconsin Idea.                                                      Associate Director
carries a $5,000 stipend.                                            career at UW-Madison,              Loving has helped develop TechShop,                               of Physical Plant for
   “I continue to be impressed by the con-                           Guthrie has been known          which pairs UW students with area groups to                          Facilities Planning and
tributions our talented academic staff make       for demonstrating the highest standards            provide information technology assistance,                           Management, Wisconsin
to learning, research and operations at           of leadership as an administrator, supervi-        and coordinates the Community Partnerships                           Alumni Association
UW-Madison,” Martin says. “I want to con-         sor, manager and mentor. She has been a            and Outreach Staff Network, which addresses                          Award for Excellence in
gratulate and thank these winners, as well as     constant innovator and has carried with her        internal barriers to community engagement                            Leadership, College, School
all academic staff members across campus,         a dedication to staff development, equity,         and increases UW-Madison’s capacity to meet                          or Larger University
for their dedication and service to the uni-      diversity and expanded internship oppor-           community needs.                                   In nearly 20 years at UW-Madison, Vakili
versity.”                                         tunities.                                             “She has a long history working with          has led the transformation of the Physical
   This year’s winners are:                          In addition to her work for the library         some of the most important community             Plant from a paper-and-pencil operation to
                                                  system, Guthrie has made wide-ranging              organizations in Madison and a reputation        a modern, customer-focused facility services
                   Linda Clipson                  contributions to the campus community              that opens doors for others,” writes Randy       organization. He is also one of a few people
                     Associate Researcher,        and governance committees, especially in           Stoecker, professor in the community and         on campus who can boast of helping save
                     Department of Oncology,      her work to further the university’s commit-       environmental sociology department.              millions of dollars and having an impact on
                     Chancellor’s Award for       ment to diversity and equality.                                                                     the environment.
                     Excellence in Research,         “She has always gone above and beyond                             Robert Meyer,                    As program director of We Conserve, an
                     Critical Research Support    in making herself available to staff at all                           Senior Scientist and          environmental stewardship initiative, Vakili
                        In 32 years of biomedi-   levels, developing services and personnel                             Research Professor in         has worked to limit the university’s energy
                     cal research, Clipson has    needed to keep the administrative offices                             the Wisconsin Center          consumption and environmental footprint.
                     steadily developed her       of the library running efficiently, and in                            for Education Research,       In the past four years alone, the effort has
talents in a series of collaborative research     creating an environment that is welcom-                               Chancellor’s Award for        reduced water use by about 178 million gal-
endeavors with investigators ranging from         ing, inclusive and transparent,” writes Lee                           Excellence in Research,       lons a year, reduced trash by 9 percent and
undergraduate students to faculty col-            Konrad, director of Memorial Library.                                 Independent Investigator      saved the university about $10 million a
leagues. During that time, her contributions                                                                              Meyer has made the          year in utilities costs.
to research into the biology of cancer have                          Catherine “Terry” Jobsis        Value-Added Research Center into a world-          “His enthusiasm, creative thinking and
included her strong technical skills as a sci-                         Research Program              wide hub on value-added analysis — which         passion for success are infective and create
entist, an ability to anticipate problems and                          Manager II, Department        assesses changes in student achievement          an energy absorbed by all of those working
correct for them, and her sharp analysis of                            of Animal Sciences,           within a school over time — and has a            around him,” writes John Harrod Jr., direc-
data.                                                                  Wisconsin Alumni              strong track record of gaining funding for       tor of Physical Plant.
   “Linda Clipson illustrates an ability and                           Association Award for         the center’s work. Because of the current
commitment to evolve in pace with the                                  Excellence in Leadership,     national focus on developing education and                          Roland Weeden,
dynamic changes in science and to con-                                 Individual Unit               accountability standards, Meyer’s contribu-                          Assistant Director in
nect between disciplines,” write William                                  When it comes to           tions have never been more relevant.                                 the Office of Student
Dove, professor of Oncology and Medical           animal care, there is no detail too small             One reason for his success is an ability                          Financial Aid,
Genetics, and James D. Shull, professor           for Jobsis. When she discovered a floor-           to work across borders: bringing together                            Martha Casey Award for
and chair of oncology and director of the         ing material that would make cattle in             academic departments and research centers;                           Dedication to Excellence
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research.           pens more comfortable, she worked to get           school districts and universities; faculty                              As the person in charge
                                                  it installed. With this small change, she          and staff; theory and practice. He has also                          of overseeing all awarding
                   Verónica Egon                  expanded the facility’s functionality while        brought the center’s expertise into practice                         of student aid, Weeden
                   Associate Faculty              improving the comfort of animals used in           through a partnership with the Milwaukee         is one of the reasons thousands of students
                   Associate, Department of       teaching and research.                             Public Schools.                                  are able to attend classes every semester. He
                   Spanish and Portuguese,            That’s just one example of Jobsis’ attention      “While many might argue that they are         integrates more than $200 million in finan-
                   Chancellor’s Award for         to detail during her work at UW-Madison            examples of the Wisconsin Idea, Meyer’s          cial aid funds and keeps up to date with
                   Excellence in Service          coordinating the use of animals and facilities     career has allowed the university to extend      constantly changing financial aid eligibility
                   to the University              for animal science. She has taught a popular       its reach beyond the campus through collab-      criteria. He also developed a unique way to
                      Egon’s work reaches         class on animal handling and earned respect        orative policy work,” write Adam Gamoran         offer financial aid fairly without penalizing
                   just about every Spanish       from students for her high standards for           and Beth Graue of the Wisconsin Center for       students who may apply for it late or who
language student on campus. As coordinator        animal care in agricultural and research           Education Research.                              may need it the most.
of two of the core Spanish courses, she has       settings.                                                                                              Colleagues say he has a keen analytical
revised and updated courses and textbooks,            “Her leadership in the Department of                             Timothy Paustian,              ability that allows him to see issues and solu-
and trained lecturers and teaching assistants.    Animal Sciences…has improved our ability                            Faculty Associate,              tions from a variety of angles, and a creativity
Beyond her administrative work, she has           to use animals in research and teaching, our                        Department of                   that keeps the office’s budget in the black.
developed new courses to fit certain needs        animal handling facilities, and has improved                        Bacteriology, Chancellor’s         “You will not see news quotes and flash
of Spanish majors. In addition, her courses       what and how we teach our students to face                          Hilldale Award for              from Rollie,” writes Susan Fischer, direc-
in legal Spanish and advanced conversation        challenges and opportunities in the animal                          Excellence in Teaching          tor of the Office of Student Financial Aid.
improved the university’s ability to work in      industries,” writes Joan Parrish, researcher                           As part of a committee       “Behind those of us in front of the crowd is
Madison’s Latino community, with many             in the Department of Animal Sciences.                               evaluating concerns about       that strong silent type who is all about fair-
students working for area organizations.                                                                              the high cost of text-          ness, is all about access, is all about integrity
   Such service-learning experiences are a                                                           books, Paustian developed one solution for       in funding and programs … Current
reflection of Egon’s work to advance the                                                             microbiology students: a 26-chapter, one-of-     UW-Madison students, as well as future
                                                                                                     a-kind animated textbook called “Through         students, will long be the beneficiaries of his
                                                                                                     The Microscope,” now used by colleges            dedication and skill.”


4	      Wisconsin Week
                                                              f aculty                          and         s taff
Notable Washington, D.C. graduates recognized                                                                                                         Milestones
with annual Distinguished Alumni Awards                                                                                                               Wisconsin	wrestling	head	coach	Barry Davis	
                                                                                                                                                      has	been	named	the	2010	National	Coach	of	
                                                                                                                                                      the	Year	by	the	National	Wrestling	Coaches	
By Teresa Welsh                                    Robert Barnett ’68 and Rita Braver ’70:      the author of more than a dozen books                 Association.	The	award	caps	the	most	suc-
                                                                                                                                                      cessful	season	in	Wisconsin	history,	including	
twelsh@wisc.edu                                 Barnett is a leading Washington, D.C.,          of political analysis and modern history,             a	fourth-place	finish	at	the	national	champi-
                                                attorney who represents authors, television     on topics like the civil rights movement              onships,	four	All-Americans,	and	sophomore	
Five outstanding national figures are being     news anchors and producers, and govern-         and the Cold War. Oberly is an associate              Andrew	Howe’s	undefeated	season	and	
recognized this week with the 74th annual       ment officials, and has worked on eight         judge on the District of Columbia Court of            national	title.
Distinguished Alumni Awards, the highest        presidential campaigns. He was named one        Appeals; her first official act was to swear          In	recognition	of	lifetime	achievements	
                                                                                                                                                      in	research,	a	Humboldt	Research	Award	
honor bestowed on UW-Madison graduates          of the 100 most powerful people in the          in Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of
                                                                                                                                                      has	been	granted	to	T. Douglas Price,	
from the Wisconsin Alumni Association.          entertainment business for his represen-        state. Previously, as an attorney, she won            the	Weinstein	Professor	of	European	
   The awards ceremony will be held tomor-      tation of authors such as Barack Obama          13 cases before the Supreme Court. She                Archaeology	and	director	of	the	Laboratory	
row, Thursday, April 22, at 5 p.m. The          and Sarah Palin. He is a graduate of the        graduated with degrees in political science           for	Archaeological	Chemistry	at	UW-Madison	
                                                                                                                                                      as	well	as	a	member	of	the	faculty	at	the	
program at the Wisconsin Union Theater at       Department of English. Braver has won           and law.
                                                                                                                                                      University	of	Aberdeen	in	Scotland.
the Memorial Union is free and open to the      multiple awards, including five Emmys,             Arnold Weiss ’51, LLB’53: A German-
                                                                                                                                                      William Reznikoff,	professor	emeritus	in	the	
public, and will feature a musical tribute by   for her career as a senior correspondent        Jewish immigrant and decorated World War
                                                                                                                                                      Department	of	Chemistry,	has	been	named	
student co-ed a cappella group, Redefined.      for CBS News. Today, she reports on             II U.S. intelligence officer, Weiss discovered        the	director	of	education	for	the	Marine	
   The award celebrates outstanding             topics ranging from arts and entertain-         Adolf Hitler’s last will, now in the National         Biological	Laboratory,	the	oldest	private	
UW-Madison graduates whose professional         ment to politics and foreign policy for         Archives. Having witnessed the war’s                  marine	laboratory	in	the	Americas.	
achievements, contributions to society and      “Sunday Morning.” She is a graduate of the      destruction, Weiss dedicated his career as            The	U.S.	Track	&	Field	and	Cross	Country	
support of the university exemplify the         Department of Political Science.                an investment-bank attorney based in the              Coaches	Association	has	named	Nate Davis
                                                                                                                                                      the	2010	Division	I	Indoor	Track	&	Field	Great	
Wisconsin Idea.                                    Haynes Johnson MS’56 and Kathryn Oberly      Washington, D.C., area to building, and his
                                                                                                                                                      Lakes	Region	Women’s	Assistant	Coach	of	
   The 74th annual Distinguished Alumni         ’71, JD’73: Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize-        efforts brought social and economic prog-             the	Year.
Awards honorees are:                            winning journalist and one of America’s         ress to many developing nations. He earned
                                                leading voices on current politics. A gradu-    his UW-Madison degrees in political
                                                ate of the Department of History, he is also    science, economics and law.                           Mixed news on owl family
                                                                                                                                                      Sad and promising news about the owl
                                                                                                                                                      family that attracted attention in the
UW Carbone Cancer Center researchers honored                                                                                                          campus community emerged this week.
                                                                                                                                                         The father of the two owlets resid-
by foundation for prostate cancer research                                                                                                            ing in the Willow Woods area of the
                                                                                                                                                      Lakeshore Nature Preserve was found
Two researchers at the UW Carbone Cancer        for patients who do not show evidence of        and chief science officer.                            dead on the ground below the owls’ nest
Center are among 21 who have been named         metastatic disease but whose PSA continues         Lang and Bruce are among a select group            tree on Saturday, April 3 by Chris Olsen
2010 Young Investigators by the Prostate        to increase after hormonal treatment. She       of investigators and research fellows from            of the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Cancer Foundation (PCF).                        is working with a novel experimental agent      distinguished academic medical centers                   DNR veterinarian Julia Langenberg
   Joshua Lang and Justine Bruce were           that inhibits tumor growth and disease pro-     including Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New             says it is possible the bird died of an
awarded three-year grants to continue their     gression.                                       York and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center              undetermined infection.
research projects on prostate cancer treat-        Lang and Bruce will be awarded               and the University of Texas to receive the               “The good news is that the remaining
ments.                                          $225,000 each. That amount will be              Young Investigators honor.                            members of the family are all looking
   Lang, a research fellow, is investigating    matched to total $450,000 for each                 The UW Carbone Cancer Center is one                really good,” says Langenberg. “With
a prostate cancer vaccine for patients with     researcher.                                     of the founding members of the Prostate               only one parent now, the young owls
advanced disease. He will study medica-            “Encouraging talented investigators with     Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium with the            are far enough along in their develop-
tions that could activate the body’s immune     impressive early-career accomplishments,        U.S. Department of Defense. The consor-               ment as long as mom can keep up with
system to attack tumor cells.                   like Drs. Lang and Bruce, is crucial to                               ,
                                                                                                tium, funded by PCF represents the most               their care and feeding.”
   Bruce, an assistant professor at the UW      realizing PCF’s goal of accelerating break-     active prostate cancer clinical research sites
School of Medicine and Public Health, will      throughs that can potentially end death         in the world.
use the grant money to develop additional       and suffering from prostate cancer,” says
imaging techniques and new medicines            Howard Soule, PCF executive vice president



UW-Madison recognizes PACE’s high-risk drinking prevention efforts
By John Lucas                                   innovative in its pursuit of developing solu-      PACE can also be credited with assisting         house parties, and;
jplucas@wisc.edu                                tions to this difficult problem.”               change on campus and in the city. As a result     n created a robust conversation around the
                                                   PACE was initially funded by a grant from    of the work, UW-Madison has:                         role of alcohol prices and drink specials.
Campus and community leaders are honoring       the New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson        n standing membership on the city Alcohol            “PACE has shown terrific successes, and
the groundbreaking work of UW-Madison’s         Foundation and was incorporated into the           License Review Committee;                      we thank everyone who has been involved
PACE Project as the group nears the finale of   operations of Prevention Services at UHS        n clarified expectations of student conduct       through the life of this project,” says Brower.
its successful 14-year tenure.                  when the grant expired in 2006.                    and misconduct around alcohol. In par-         “We feel very positive that the work that has
   Based in University Health Services (UHS),      “The work of PACE continues with the            ticular, it made changes to University         been pioneered through PACE will continue
PACE (Policy, Alternatives, Community,          university’s commitment to creating a cam-         Housing and during SOAR;                       through the work of the university, ALRC,
Education) conducted innovative research        pus where high-risk drinking doesn’t impact     n successfully instituted parental involve-       city, county and MPD.”
and advocated for changes in an entrenched      the health and safety of our community and         ment in cases of transports to detox              “The Dane County community will be well
campus and city alcohol culture.                the academic success of our students,” says        facilities;                                    served by the ongoing collaborative relation-
   The efforts of the group are credited        Van Orman, who notes that the work of           n advocated for increased police outreach to      ships that were established through PACE,”
with bringing the campus and community          PACE has been incorporated into the larger         high-density student areas and increased       adds Susan Crowley, who co-directed the
together to discuss and develop policy-         mission of student life units at UW-Madison.       enforcement of alcohol-related crimes          project between 2000 and 2009, before leav-
oriented solutions to help curb the negative       The group can cite many major accom-            downtown;                                      ing UW-Madison for the state Department of
“second-hand effects” of high-risk drinking     plishments, says Aaron Brower, professor of     n helped to focus city policies around large-     Health Services.
among students and in the city of Madison.      social work and vice provost for teaching and      scale events, including the Mifflin Street        PACE was “A Matter of Degree” grant site,
Those effects include serious academic prob-    learning, who co-directed the project since        Block Party and Halloween;                     a group of 10 universities funded by the
lems, property damage, fights and unwanted      its inception as its principal investigator.    n supported restrictions on bar-density and       RWJ Foundation and evaluated by Harvard
sexual contact.                                    Despite a steadily growing number               increased downtown safety;                     University, to reduce high-risk drinking and
   The final meeting of the PACE Community      of bars and alcohol licenses downtown,          n advocated for higher fines for alcohol-         its consequences on campuses. The National
Partnership Council was held on April 20.       UW-Madison has seen positive outcomes              related violations, the use of electronic ID   Program Office for all of the grants was
   “In the early 1990s, most universities       in its statistical research, with sustained        scanners, and alcohol-focused data analy-      housed at the American Medical Association.
didn’t collaborate with their cities or local   decreases in the rate of “frequent” binge          sis both in MPD and in the city;               The initial grant from the Robert Wood
stakeholders around alcohol,” says Sarah        drinkers, along with promising decreases in     n conducted yearly survey and reporting of        Johnson Foundation came to UW-Madison
Van Orman, UHS director. “Today, that’s a       the number of students who experience five         drinking rates;                                as the result of a proposal written by Dr.
standard approach. PACE was absolutely          or more problems related to alcohol.            n addressed the dangers of off-campus             Richard Keeling, former director of UHS.

                                                                                                                                         	                           April 21, 2010	              5
                                                                              r esearch
Gift, choice of                                  Controls for animals’ color designs revealed
architect propel                                 By Terry Devitt                               Williams, now
Nursing Science                                  The vivid colors and designs animals use
                                                                                               at the University
                                                                                               of Dayton, pried
Center                                           to interact with their environments have      loose the molecular




                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo:	provided	by	Nicolas	Gompel	and	Sean	Carroll
                                                 awed and inspired since before people         details and evolu-
A $500,000 gift from Barbara D. and              learned to draw on the cave wall.             tionary history of
M. Keith Weikel has provided further                But how different creatures in the         how a species of
momentum to the campaign for a new               animal kingdom — from colorful birds          North American
UW-Madison Nursing Science Center.               and reef fish to butterflies and snakes       fruit fly, Drosophila
   In related news, Kahler Slater, a             — make and deploy their artful designs        guttifera, generates
Wisconsin-based architectural-engineering        is one of nature’s deepest secrets. Now,      a complex pattern of
firm, has been selected to conduct pro-          however, a team of researchers from the       16 wing spots.
gramming validation and provide the              Howard Hughes Medical Institute at               The group discov-
architectural design for the Nursing Science     UW-Madison has exposed the fine details       ered a morphogen,            This North American fruit fly has now helped a team of scientists
Center. Construction on the $52 million,         of how animals make new body orna-            a protein present in         figure out how complex color patterns are made at the most basic
100,000-square-foot building is slated to        mentation from scratch. The work, the         embryonic tissue and         level.
begin in 2011, with completion scheduled         result of years-long and laborious experi-    encoded by a gene                                  gene into different parts of the fly’s
for summer 2013.                                 mentation, was published recently in the      known as Wingless, which seems to be a             genome, the team was able to successfully
   The Weikels’ gift will name the Barbara       journal Nature.                               linchpin of wing decoration. Late in wing          manipulate the decoration of the fly’s
D. Weikel Clinical Practice Laboratory in           “How do you generate complex pat-          development, the Wingless morphogen                wing, creating stripes instead of spots,
the Nursing Science Center.                      terns? This is a question that has            is produced and diffuses through tissue            and patterns not seen in nature. “We
   “The need for well-trained nurses is great    interested biologists for a really long       where it prompts cells in certain areas            can make custom flies,” notes Carroll.
now, and that need will only grow in the         time,” says Sean Carroll, a UW-Madison        of the wing to make pigment. “It acts by           By manipulating the gene, “we can make
future,” says Barbara Weikel, who with           molecular biologist and the senior author     triggering responding cells to do things,          striped flies out of spotted flies.”
her husband splits time between homes in         of the Nature report. “In this case, we at    in this case make color,” Carroll explains.           In addition to working out the molecu-
Sea Island, Ga., and Toledo, Ohio. “With         first had no clue. But now we think we’ve        In Drosophila guttifera, the morpho-            lar details of how the fly colors its wings,
the new health-care law, I believe nurses        figured out all the key ingredients and we    gen acts in proximity to existing physical         Carroll’s group was also able to deduce
will have more responsibilities than ever,       believe they are generally applicable (to     landmarks such as the intersections of             the evolutionary history of wing coloring
and those nurses will have to be very well-      many animals).”                               veins and cross veins on the wing. The             in Drosophila guttifera.
trained.                                            The new study is important because         positioning of the spots, in short, is                In short, says Carroll, the patterns
   “The University of Wisconsin-Madison          it is the first to provide concrete evi-      dictated by these pre-existing patterns,           found on the wings of Drosophila gut-
always has been a well-regarded research         dence for a long-hypothesized system          notes Carroll: “The Wingless molecule is           tifera came about through the fly’s
institution, and we believe the School of        for generating animal color patterns, be      deployed in this species at specific points        manipulation of the Wingless gene: “It
Nursing will be able to give these nurses the    they stripes, spots or any of the myriad      in time and in specific places — the               evolved by simply turning this gene on in
base of knowledge they will require,” she        designs animals use to camouflage them-       places where the spots are going to be.”           places where it hadn’t been on before.”
adds.                                            selves or find a mate. In particular, the        The role of the Wingless morphogen                 Although the study was conducted in
   Barbara Weikel worked as a nurse at           Wisconsin group is the first to identify a    was detailed by the painstaking genetic            a lowly fruit fly, the principles uncovered
University of Wisconsin Hospital and             color-inducing morphogen, a diffusible        manipulation of flies that took three              by Carroll’s group, he argues, very likely
Clinics and at the Veterans Administration       protein that tells certain cells to make      years and the injection of nearly 20,000           apply to many animals, everything from
Hospital in Madison while Keith was earn-        pigment.                                      fly embryos to accomplish. Complicating            butterflies to boa constrictors. “This is
ing his Ph.D. in the School of Business.            To ferret out the secret of ani-           the project is the fact that Drosophila            animal color patterning, how they are
He spent his career in the health care field,    mal ornamentation, Carroll and his            guttifera is little used in research and its       generated, how they evolved.”
retiring as senior executive vice presi-         UW-Madison colleagues, Thomas Werner          genome has not been sequenced.
dent and chief operating officer for HCR         and Shigeyuki Koshikawa, and Thomas              However, by inserting the Wingless
Manorcare.
   Previous major gifts to the university
from the Weikels created the M. Keith
Weikel Chair in Leadership and the M.            La Follette School to host lecture, discussion
Keith Weikel Executive Leadership Speaker
Series Fund in the Wisconsin School of
Business.
                                                 about issues in human trafficking
   “The Nursing Science Center offered           By Stacy Forster                                 “We are excited to host Ben to bring          of Justice Assistance Human Trafficking
another opportunity for us to help the uni-      Forster2@wisc.edu                             awareness to the global issue of modern-         Committee; and Marianna Smirnova,
versity,” Barbara Weikel says. “Madison and                                                    day slavery,” says professor Carolyn             human trafficking policy specialist at
the university will always be close to our       A prize-winning author known for his          Heinrich, director of UW-Madison’s La            the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual
hearts.”                                         global research on modern-day slavery         Follette School of Public Affairs, which is      Assault. They are part of the panel that
   School of Nursing Dean Katharyn May           will deliver a free public lecture this       organizing the lecture and symposium.            will address the scope of the problem of
praised the Weikels for their vision.            month at as part of a daylong symposium          “Modern-day slavery touches on many           modern-day slavery in Wisconsin.
   “We are most grateful to Barbara and          on human trafficking.                         public policy issues, including interna-            In addition to the La Follette School,
Keith Weikel,” May says. “They realize that        Madison native E. Benjamin Skinner,         tional trade, legal, human rights, social        financial sponsors on campus include
their gift will have a tremendous impact         author of “A Crime So Monstrous: Face-        welfare, labor, public health, economic          African Studies, Latin American,
on the quality of nursing in Wisconsin.          to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery,” will        and education,” she says. “Yet, due to           Caribbean and Iberian Studies/Brazil
Nursing education and research have a rip-       speak at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30,       legal, territorial and institutional barri-      Initiative, Global Studies, International
ple effect. Students educated in the Barbara     in Ebling Auditorium in the Microbial         ers, not to mention culturally ingrained         Institute, and the Wisconsin Center for
D. Weikel Clinical Practice Laboratory will      Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive.         practices, it is a very difficult problem to     World Affairs and the Global Economy.
be the nurses caring for you and me.”              Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for    address and resolve.”                            Lending support and assistance are Slave
   As for the selected architect, May said:      Human Rights Policy of Harvard Kennedy           Skinner will also be part of the sympo-       Free Madison and Madison Committee
“The School of Nursing is thrilled to partner    School and a senior fellow at the Schuster    sium, which will be held from 8:45 a.m.-         on Foreign Relations, and these cam-
with Kahler Slater on this project. This is      Institute for Investigative Journalism at     4 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences,           pus units: the Center for Southeast
an outstanding architectural firm, with a        Brandeis University, went undercover,         1180 Observatory Drive. Both events are          Asia, Center for International Business
well-deserved reputation for excellence. It is   when necessary, to infiltrate trafficking     free and open to the public. No registra-        Education and Research, Department
so exciting to see this plan, now more than      networks, slave quarries, urban child         tion is required.                                of History, Havens Center, Law School,
20 years in the making, finally becoming a       markets and illegal brothels. His work           The symposium features three panels           Political Science Department, Department
reality.”                                        received the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace       of experts from academia, public policy,         of Population Health Sciences and
   Kahler Slater designed the Health             Prize for nonfiction, as well as a citation   non-profits and law enforcement. Two of          Sociology Department.
Sciences Learning Center at UW-Madison.          from the Overseas Press Club in its book      the panelists are La Follette graduates:
The firm has also designed the Nursing           category for 2008.                            Karina B. Silver, of the Wisconsin Office
Clinical Education Center at the University
of Iowa and the School of Nursing
and Student Community Center at the
University of Texas among other projects

6	      Wisconsin Week
                                                        r esearch                                                                                                       Curiosities
                                                                                                                                                                        Editor’s note: This column provides a glimpse

More than 500 students present at 2010 Undergraduate Symposium                                                                                                          into the science behind everyday life. Do you
                                                                                                                                                                        have a question for Curiosities? Submit it to
                                                                                                                                                                        curiosities@news.wisc.edu.
By Kiera Wiatrak                                 for the “Comic Imagination” course on how           work of real professionals in the field.
wiatrak@wisc.edu                                 Japan and the United States used humor and             Design studies majors Christine Pearson                                                   Q: What	makes	a	plant	
                                                 propaganda in World War II to dehumanize            and Anna Gimmer worked with their group                                                      or	animal	“invasive”	
With a larger sampling from the humani-          the enemy.                                          to study natural daylighting in office designs.                                              instead	of	just	“non-
ties combined with the traditional caliber          The most fascinating aspect of her                  “Obviously, right now with the whole sus-                                                 native?”
of groundbreaking scientific research,           research, she says, is how both countries           tainability and environmental issues that are                                                A:	Non-native	plants	
the 400 or so projects at the 12th annual        used similar humor to create propaganda.            going on, a lot of people want to take advan-                                                and	animals	are	those	
Undergraduate Symposium had little in com-          In her oral presentation, she also explained     tage of daylight,” Gimmer says. “But a lot of                      that	come	from	another	country.	Those	non-
mon but the gifted students behind them.         that many of the same depictions are used in        people don’t understand there are better ori-                      native	species	that	start	to	reproduce	in	a	
   More than 500 students, a significant         propaganda and humor today.                         entations to take advantage of sunlight.”                          new	location	are	said	to	be	“naturalized.”	
                                                                                                                                                                           Only	a	few	of	the	naturalized	plants	and	
increase from previous years, presented class       “It’s history that helps to shape what we           “A lot of people kind of view design, espe-
                                                                                                                                                                        animals	will	become	invasive,	says	Don	
or independent projects in the form of a         see today,” Wroblewski says. “The techniques        cially interior design, as making things look
                                                                                                                                                                        Waller,	a	professor	of	botany	and	conserva-
poster, display, oral presentation or perfor-    that are used in the past aren’t forgotten. It’s    pretty,” Pearson says. “[Our research] really                      tion	at	UW-Madison.	
mance at the Memorial Union on April 15.         stuff that keeps reappearing.                       shows how much our designs can make a                                 “There	are	many	different	exotic,	non-
   “Presenting at the Undergraduate                 Though she’s a genetics major,                   difference.”                                                       native	species	that	can	come	into	a	new	
Symposium gives students a chance to prac-       Wroblewski’s excited for the opportunity to            In addition to humanities projects, the                         area,	either	because	they	are	intentionally	
tice how to talk about their work to a general   present a humanities-based project in the           symposium welcomed a surge of under-                               or	accidentally	introduced.	Only	a	fraction	of	
audience, in addition to speaking in more        symposium.                                          graduates doing research with faculty in the                       those	actually	get	established,	and,	and	only	
technical terms to their professional peers         “[The humanities] is about human nature,         School of Medicine and Public Health.                              a	subset	of	the	naturalized	species	actually	
and mentors,” says Aaron Brower, vice pro-       our relationship with others and why we do             Pediatrics assistant professor Megan                            explode	and	become	invasive.”
vost for teaching and learning. “Being able to   the things we do,” she says. “I think that can      Moreno works with undergraduates in her                               Although	“non-native”	usually	means	“from	
                                                                                                                                                                        another	country,”	Wisconsin	is	host	to	some	
talk to a range of audiences about your work     be just as important as finding cures for dis-      lab on researching social media and health,
                                                                                                                                                                        invasive	species	that	have	American	roots.	
is a crucial set of skills students need these   eases and that sort of thing.”                      specifically how students discuss health on
                                                                                                                                                                        The	house	finch,	for	example,	is	a	bird	that	
days.”                                              Design studies professor Roberto Rengel,         Facebook.                                                          originated	in	California	and	is	flourishing	in		
   The symposium hit on a largely untapped       who required his entire class to submit proj-          “For those of us who do research as part                        its	new	range.	
resource this year — the arts and humanities.    ects, is also excited to expand the humanities’     of our career, part of how we get better and                          Originally,	scientists	thought	invasives	pros-
Gallery space was provided for 10 students       presence at the symposium.                          how we learn to be better researchers and ask                      pered	mainly	because	they	have	left	diseases	
in the art department to hang their framed          “What’s really neat about the humanities         better questions is to bring our results into                      and	predators	behind,	but	other	processes	
drawings, paintings and photography.             is where in scientific research you take your       the academic community and get feedback,”                          may	also	be	at	work,	says	Waller,	who	stud-
   Brower was pleased to see a number of         magnifying glass and you really zoom in, for        Moreno says. “I think the Undergraduate                            ies	invasive	plants	like	buckthorn	and	garlic	
other projects in the humanities as well.        humanities, you tend to try to understand           Symposium allows them that exact same                              mustard.	“There	seems	to	be	an	evolution	
   Adam Kern, associate professor of East        problems more holistically,” he says.               experience.”                                                       of	increasing	invasiveness.	There	may	be	a	
                                                                                                                                                                        switch	in	life	history	or	an	evolution	away	from	
Asian languages and literature encour-              Rengel is an example of another emerging            Katie Egan, a junior in the nursing
                                                                                                                                                                        defenses	that	they	no	longer	need	in	their	new	
aged a few students from both his “Comic         trend at the symposium.                             program, presented a poster and oral presen-
                                                                                                                                                                        home,	so	they	are	free	to	put	more	resources,	
Imagination” and “Manga Studies” classes to         “We’ve always encouraged faculty and             tation on how UW-Madison students display                          energy,	material	into	reproduction.”
submit their final papers from the fall semes-   instructors to bring the ‘real world’ into their    drinking habits on Facebook. She started                              By	crowding	out	natives	species,	invasives	
ter to the symposium.                            classrooms — and vice versa,” says Laurie           her research on alcohol last summer when                           are	one	of	the	biggest	causes	of	declining	
   “This kind of symposium is a really won-      Mayberry, assistant vice provost. “This is          she was awarded a grant from the School of                         biodiversity.	
derful way of getting the students to share      just what presenting at the Undergraduate           Medicine and Public Health.
their papers with people outside of the class,   Symposium does.”                                       “Facebook is something that I’m interested                      US News ranks graduate programs
so it gives them the good experience of try-        The 34 juniors and seniors in Rengel’s           in, and I think really impacts my life and all                     Several	UW-Madison	graduate	programs	are	
                                                                                                                                                                        ranked	among	the	nation’s	best	in	the	2011	
ing to rethink their papers in terms of how      upper level Interior Design course presented        the lives of my peers,” Egan says. “There are
                                                                                                                                                                        edition	of	U.S.	News	and	World	Report’s		
would people who haven’t taken the course        nine projects in small groups. Throughout           so many things that are so applicable to us,
                                                                                                                                                                        “Best	Graduate	Schools.”
would find this material,” Kern says.            the semester they have been working on              like possible interventions using Facebook                            Not	all	programs	are	ranked	every	year.	
   Rachel Wroblewski wrote her final paper       comprehensive design plans that simulate the        and how it can be used in health care.”                            Those	UW	programs	ranked	in	2010		(along	
                                                                                                                                                                        with	specialties	ranked	in	the	top	10)	include:


“Gonzo scientist” to discuss the wild side of science writing
                                                                                                                                                                        n	School	of	Education:	ninth	overall.	Specialties	
                                                                                                                                                                          were	ranked	in	curriculum	and	instruction	
                                                                                                                                                                          (first),	education	policy	(third),	elementary	
By Terry Devitt                                                                                                                                                           education	(second),	secondary	education	
trdevitt@wisc.edu                                                                                                                                                         (second),	counseling	and	personnel	services	
                                                                                                                                                                          (second),	administration	and	supervision	
Science writer John Bohannon will bring                                                                                                                                   (second),	educational	psychology	(first)		
                                                                                                                                                                          and	special	education	(tied	for	ninth).
his alter ego, the “Gonzo Scientist,” to the
                                                                                                                                                                        n	College	of	Engineering:	tied	for	15th	overall.	
UW-Madison campus the week of April 26.
                                                                                                                                                                          Specialties	were	ranked	in	nuclear	(second),	
Bohannon will participate in science and
                                                                                                                                                                          chemical	engineering	(tied	for	sixth),	indus-
journalism classes and work individually                                                                                                                                  trial	manufacturing	(tied	for	10th).
with students, staff and faculty to provide                                                                                                                             n	School	of	Business:	tied	for	27th	overall.	The	
insight into how science news is made and                                                                                                                                 school’s	part-time	MBA	program	was	tied	for	
written.                                                                                                                                                                  15th.
   Bohannon will also deliver a free public                                                                                                                             n	Chemistry:	tied	for	seventh	overall,	with	
                                                                                                                                    Photo:	courtesy	John	Bohannon




lecture on Tuesday, April 27 at 4 p.m. in                                                                                                                                 specialties	ranked	in	analytical	(eighth),	bio-
Room 4151 of Grainger Hall.                                                                                                                                               chemistry	(fifth),	inorganic	(seventh),	organic	
   The talk is titled “Why I Left the Lab to                                                                                                                              (ninth),	physical	(seventh)	and	theoretical	
                                                                                                                                                                          (ninth).
Make Green Porno with Isabella Rossellini.”
                                                                                                                                                                        n	Computer	science:	tied	for	11th	overall,	with	
   The televised “Green Porno” series
                                                                                                                                                                          specialties	ranked	in		programming	language	
employs scientists, clad as the sex organs of    Science writer John Bohannon will bring his alter ego, the “Gonzo Scientist,”
                                                                                                                                                                          (10th),	and	systems	(seventh).
animals, to discuss evolution and reproduc-      to campus the week of April 26.
                                                                                                                                                                        n	Biological	sciences:	tied	for	15th	overall,	
tion.                                                                                                                                                                     a	specialty	ranked	in	microbiology	(third).
                                                 a concept in molecular biology. Another             was established with the help of the
   “Who knew that a Ph.D. in molecu-                                                                                                                                    n	Earth	sciences:	tied	for	13th	overall,	with	
                                                 article described an expedition to the Gobi         Brittingham Trust and continues with sup-
lar biology could be so useful?” says                                                                                                                                     specialties	ranked	in	geochemistry	(eighth)	
                                                 Desert to watch a solar eclipse, where he           port from the UW Foundation. Past visiting
Bohannon, who plans to “describe the                                                                                                                                      and	geology	(eighth).
                                                 found himself “in the midst of a mob of             writers include many of the nation’s lead-                         n	Mathematics:	tied	for	16th	overall,	with	
strange path that took me from research in
                                                 Mongolians” who were “going essentially             ing science writers, including three whose                           specialties	ranked	in	analysis	(10th)		
a laboratory at the University of Oxford to
                                                 insane as they tried to dissuade the mon-           work subsequently earned Pulitzer Prizes.                            and	logic	(fifth).
telling stories from the slums of Gaza, the
                                                 strous god Rah from eating the sun.”                  The UW-Madison Science Writer                                    n	Physics:	tied	for	17th	overall,		a	specialty	
forests of Madagascar, and now on televi-
                                                    Bohannon’s writing for plays and tele-           in Residence Program is sponsored                                    ranked	in	plasma	(tied	for	second).
sion depicting animal sex with Isabella
                                                 vision has won awards; each May, he is              by the School of Journalism and                                    n	Statistics:	tied	for	12th.
Rossellini.”
                                                 playwright in residence at Oriel College at         Mass Communication and University                                  n	Law:	Tied	for	28th.
   Bohannon has fleshed out the gonzo sci-                                                                                                                              n	Medicine:	Tied	for	27th,	specialties	ranked	in	
                                                 Oxford.                                             Communications.
entist in articles and Web pages for Science                                                                                                                              primary	care	(tied	for	12th),	family	medicine	
                                                    UW-Madison’s Science Writer in
magazine. One article focused on a line                                                                                                                                   (fifth),	rural	medicine	(eighth).
                                                 Residence Program, now in its 24th year,
dance that a student staged to illustrate

                                                                                                                                                                    	                  April 21, 2010	                 7
arts&events
April	21,	2010

Grandeur recaptured in WHS library renovation                                                                                                                                                          Booksmart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Being	Colonized:		
By Bob Granflaten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The	Kuba	Experience		




A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in	Rural	Congo,		
        fter seven months of painstaking                                                                                                                                                                                   1880–1960		
          renovation and restoration work,                                                                                                                                                                                 (UW	Press,	2010)		
            the Library Reading Room at the                                                                                                                                                                                Jan Vansina,	John	
Wisconsin Historical Society’s headquarters                                                                                                                                                                                D.	and	Catherine	T.	
will be open for free public tours during an                                                                                                                                                                               MacArthur	and	Vilas	
open house on Friday and Saturday,                                                                                                                                                                                         Professor	Emeritus,	
April 23-24.                                                                                                                                                                                           History	and	Anthropology
   Tours will depart regularly from 1 to                                                                                                                                                               Scholars	take	many	different	approaches	to	
4 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                               retirement.	In	each	of	the	15	years	since	he	
Saturday.                                                                                                                                                                                              officially	retired,	Jan	Vansina	has	returned	to	
   The work has returned the room —                                                                                                                                                                    campus	to	give	a	special	lecture	in	African	
one of the most beautiful and ornate spaces                                                                                                                                                            studies.	During	that	time,	he	has	completed	
in the state — to the elegance of its origi-                                                                                                                                                           “oh,	four	or	five	books”	—	each	one	a	signifi-
nal architectural style while furnishing the                                                                                                                                                           cant	contribution	to	a	field	he	helped	create.	
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vansina’s	latest	book	revisits	fieldwork	
space to meet 21st-century needs. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                       he	began	in	1953,	documenting	the	tes-
project restored historic details missing or
                                                                                                                                                                                                       timony	of	the	Kuba	Kingdom	of	central	
obscured since a renovation undertaken in                                                                                                                                                              Congo.	Though	he	arrived	intending	to	write	
1955, including a magnificent replicated                                                                                                                                                               an	ethnology	of	local	customs,	he	ended	
stained-glass skylight in the room’s 30-foot-                                                                                                                                                          up	analyzing	the	history	of	people	with	no	
high ceiling.                                                                                                                                                                                          written	texts.	Through	gossip,	dreams,	local	
   Surrounding the central skylight, banks of                                                                                                                                                          news	and	more,	he	captured	the	voices	of	
ornately trimmed ceiling coffers with hang-                                                                                                                                                            African	villagers	on	their	own	terms.	
ing lamps light the room from above while                                                                                                                                                                  “At	that	time,	the	intention	was	for	them	to	
re-creations of the original bronze wall                                                                                                                                                               present	their	own	society	and	culture	without	
sconces illuminate the room’s perimeter. The                                                                                                                                                           me	asking	leading	questions,”	Vansina	says.	
                                                                                                                                                                                                       “But	50	years	later,	it	became	obvious	that	
ceiling sparkles with color while the subtle
                                                                                                                                                                                                       we	were	talking	to	the	elite	of	that	popula-
tones of a historically appropriate paint
                                                                                                                                                                                                       tion,	six	or	seven	years	before	independence	
scheme complement the room’s neoclassical                                                                                                                                                              from	Belgium.”
architecture.




                                                                                                                                                       Photos:	courtesy	Wisconsin	Historical	Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Being	Colonized”	provides	a	counterpoint	
   New and restored tables and lounge fur-                                                                                                                                                             to	more	commonly	known	histories	written	
nishings give the room a warm and elegant                                                                                                                                                              by	European	colonizers.	Vansina	cites	the	
character. Replicas of the massive brass table                                                                                                                                                         example	of	another	eminent	UW-Madison	
lamps that shone on the books of students                                                                                                                                                              historian,	Philip	Curtin,	for	addressing	the	
in 1900 look just like the originals but now                                                                                                                                                           history	of	the	British	Empire	not	from	English	
contain outlets in the bases to power laptop                                                                                                                                                           nobility	and	down	but	from	the	Jamaican	
computers.                                                                                                                                                                                             slave	trade	and	up.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “To	claim	that	this	history	is	just	as	valid	
   “The challenge we faced in this restoration        The renovated and restored Library Reading Room seen from the balcony at the Wisconsin                                                           as	a	top-down	history	is	one	thing,	but	in	
and renovation project was to marry the aes-          Historical Society’s headquarters.                                                                                                               this	work	I	went	a	little	further	and	claimed	
thetics of 1900 with the technological needs                                                                                                                                                           that	it	is	more	important	to	have	a	point	of	
of the 21st century,” says Ellsworth Brown,                                                                                                                                                            view	from	within	the	country.	That’s	the	point	
the Ruth and Hartley Barker Director of the                                                                                                                                                            of	view	of	the	people	who	are	there	now,”	
Society. “I think we met that challenge suc-                                                                                                                                                           Vansina	says.
cessfully.”                                                                                                                                                                                                The	book	is	also	notable	for	its	reliance	on	
   The project’s remarkable success shows on                                                                                                                                                           primary	sources	from	the	time	itself	—	com-
visitors’ faces. Typically, as first-time research-                                                                                                                                                    mon	with	histories	of	American,	European	
ers enter the room, their eyes immediately                                                                                                                                                             or	Asian	cultures,	but	exceptional	in	African	
gravitate to the ceiling, and a sense of awe                                                                                                                                                           history.	Using	the	rigorous	documentation	of	
                                                                                                                                                                                                       his	own	experiences,	Vansina	aimed	to	write	
washes over their faces.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       something	radically	different	than	the	texts	
   Campus users are clearly voting with
                                                                                                                                                                                                       usually	used	by	undergraduates.	The	result-
their feet. With no advertising — just word                                                                                                                                                            ing	approach	speaks	to	both	intellect	and	
of mouth — students have returned to the                                                                                                                                                               imagination.
Library Reading Room in numbers seldom                                                                                                                                                                     These	days,	he	spends	much	of	his	time	
seen before. Patrons are using the computers                                                                                                                                                           as	a	caretaker	at	home,	not	a	researcher	
more heavily, and visitors are almost always                                                                                                                                                           amid	the	Memorial	Library	stacks.	The	hours	
sitting in the comfortable furniture reading                                                                                                                                                           he	once	used	for	study	come	in	smaller	
books, working on laptops or just leaning                                                                                                                                                              chunks.	When	he	can	work	on	scholarly	pur-
back to gaze at the ceiling.                                                                                                                                                                           suits,	he	carefully	prepares	a	final	archive	of	
   “It’s wonderful to see the numbers of visi-                                                                                                                                                         his	career:	more	than	50	years	of	pioneering	
                                                                                                                                                                                                       work.
tors to this grand room swell as word gets
                                                      The Library Reading Room will be open for free public tours during an open house on Friday                                                           Still,	he	seems	reluctant	to	rule	out	
out about what we’ve done with it,” says
                                                      and Saturday, April 23-24.                                                                                                                       another	major	work	completely.
Peter Gottlieb, who administers the society’s                                                                                                                                                              “Will	I	never	write	anything	anymore?	I	
Division of Library-Archives. “And it’s very             Staff of Isthmus Architecture worked with                                                                                                     don’t	think	so,	but	I	don’t	know.	Something	
satisfying to know that, amidst the turn-of-          historical society’s librarians and preserva-                                                                                                    might	come	up	that	I	could	probably	do	bet-
the-20th-century architectural grandeur,              tionists to develop plans for the renovation.                                                                                                    ter	than	anyone.”	
patrons can harness the latest technological          Skilled craftspeople and managers from                                                                                                               He	pauses	for	clarification.
tools to conduct their research.”                     Findorff & Sons, the general contractor,                                                                                                             “Whenever	something	can	be	done	with	
   Funding for the $2.96 million project              carried out the project with great attention                                                                                                     more	up-to-date,	younger,	better	sources,	
came from three principal sources: the State          to detail and completed the work on time.                                                                                                        it	should	be	done	that	way.	It’s	only	when	
Building Commission, which funded the                 Staff from the Department of Administration                                                                                                      something	comes	up	like	this…	I	was	the	one	
                                                                                                                                                                                                       who	had	the	data.”
bricks and mortar, and combined support               oversaw all aspects of the project.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   —	Susannah Brooks
from the UW-Madison Library System and                   The Wisconsin Historical Society is located
the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, which            at 816 State St. on the UW-Madison campus.
raised funds privately to fund furnishings            For more information about the open house
and equipment necessary to meet the needs             events, contact the society at 264-6586.          Workers spent seven months painstakingly
of a modern audience.                                                                                   renovating and restorating the Reading Room.



8	       Wisconsin Week
To view event listings: http://www.today.wisc.edu/

Calendar Highlights
Anthropologist Frank Salomon discusses         Symposium honors film scholar                  own Fredric March, this notoriously
knotty issues in language                      Kristin Thompson                               loose 1933 adaptation of Noël Coward’s
Khipus are long knotted cords common to        Kristin Thompson came to UW-Madison            Broadway hit is about a woman (Hopkins),
Andean peoples, such as the Inca. Made         in 1973, but along the road to get-            the two men who love her (Cooper and
most commonly of cotton, they were used        ting her Ph.D., she became more than           March) and their scandalous, mutual
to record censuses, inventories, tribute       just a student. Now known as an emi-           decision to “forget sex.” It’s scintillating,
records and documents of transactions.         nent film critic and co-author of two          chic, just a tad risque — and all Lubitsch.
But how could knotted cords — through          widely-used textbooks on film, she has         This sparkling comedy is presented in a
their color, number of knots and even the      contributed to making the Department of        restored print.
direction of the fiber’s twist — transmit      Communication Arts a vibrant, respected          Vilas Hall is located at 821 University
language? One professor has devoted his        producer of creative talent.                   Ave. For more information, visit http://
career to finding out.                            On Friday, May 1, Cinematheque and          cinema.wisc.edu or contact
   Originally scheduled for April 7, Frank     the Department of Communication Arts           Cinematheque at 608-262-3627 or
Salomon, John V. Murra Professor of            honor Thompson with a symposium                kfkolb@wisc.edu.
Anthropology, presents “The Farther Shores     on the occasion of her 60th birthday.
                                                                                              “Maria Stuarda” closes out University
of Literacy: New World Ethnography and         “Movies, Media and Methods” takes place
                                                                                              Opera’s season with a bang
the Question of What Writing Is” at the        all day in Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall,
                                                                                              With an epic story based on some of his-
Chazen Museum of Art on Wednesday,             featuring distinguished scholars pre-




                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo:	Brent	Nicastro
                                                                                              tory’s most intriguing characters, the tale
April 28 at 5:30 p.m. His lecture is the       senting research relevant to her areas of
                                                                                              of a fictional meeting between Queen
last of four Focus on the Humanities lec-      interest and a lecture by Thompson. The
                                                                                              Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary Stuart
tures presented by distinguished faculty       event, including the evening film showing,
                                                                                              (also known as Mary, Queen of Scots) took
members on behalf of the Center for the        is free and open to the public.
                                                                                              form in a play by Friedrich Schiller before      Left to right: Emily Birsan (Maria Stuarda),
Humanities; it is free and open to the pub-       Thompson has been an honorary fel-                                                           J. Adam Shelton (Leicester), Celeste Fraser
                                                                                              coming to life in Gaetano Donizetti’s 1835
lic.                                           low of the Department of Communication                                                          (Queen Elizabeth).
                                                                                              opera. With dynamic confrontations rarely
   Salomon’s current project is a detailed     Arts since her arrival on campus. The
                                                                                              seen in works from this time, the action
study of Rapaz, a community 4,000 meters       Independent Film Channel named
                                                                                              onstage matches the vocal fireworks com-         undergraduate and graduate students from
above sea level that guards some 263           Thompson and spouse David Bordwell,
                                                                                              mon to bel canto operas.                         the School of Music, supported by the UW
khipus in a house of traditional ritual from   professor emeritus of film studies, film
                                                                                                 Sung in Italian with projected English        Chamber Orchestra under the direction of
which villagers serve the deified moun-        critics of the 2000s. Together, they are
                                                                                              surtitles, “Maria Stuarda” will be per-          James Smith.
tains. The project combines close study        known for writing textbooks as well
                                                                                              formed on Friday, April 23 and Tuesday,             Music Hall is located at 925 Bascom
of these khipus with archaeological, eth-      as their popular blog. Most recently,
                                                                                              April 27 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April         Mall, at the foot of Bascom Hill along
nographic and architectural study of their     Thompson is the author of “The Frodo
                                                                                              25 at 3:00 p.m. All shows will take place        N. Park St. Advance tickets are available
context. Khipu research bears on questions     Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and
                                                                                              at the Carol Rennebohm Auditorium in             through the Wisconsin Union Theater
of “proto-writing,” the origin and demise      Modern Hollywood,” examining the film’s
                                                                                              Music Hall; tickets are $20 for the general      Box Office at 608-265-ARTS, or at the
of scripts, and relations between semiosis     production, marketing and merchandis-
                                                                                              public, $18 for senior citizens and $10 for      Vilas Hall Box Office. For more informa-
(sign action) and social complexity.           ing, and its impact on world cinema.
                                                                                              UW-Madison students.                             tion, visit the School of Music’s web site
   The Chazen Museum of Art is located at         Capping off the symposium at
                                                                                                 Banned before its original debut, the         at http://music.wisc.edu or contact Justin
800 University Ave. For more information,      7:30 p.m. is Thompson’s film selection,
                                                                                              opera was performed infrequently until           Niehoff Smith at jnsmith5@wisc.edu or
visit http://humanities.wisc.edu/events/       Ernst Lubitsch’s “Design for Living” (USA,
                                                                                              the mid-20th century, with more reviv-           415-359-6325.
focus-humanities.html or e-mail                35mm, b/w, 91 min.). Featuring Gary
                                                                                              als coming after a 1987 discovery of
fsalomon@wisc.edu .                            Cooper, Miriam Hopkins and Wisconsin’s
                                                                                              Donizetti’s score. Farlow’s cast includes




    Writer’s Choice: Chorus, symphony take on Beethoven work
    By Gwen Evans                                               The work is religious, but is symphonic in its feel,          University in Waukesha, and has performed with the
    gevans@wisc.edu                                             with Beethoven’s musical genius in full force.                Milwaukee Symphony, the Heartland Festival and
                                                                Beethoven inscribed the manuscript with these words:          Skylight Opera Theater.


    A
            not-to-be-missed concert will take place on         “From the heart — may it go to the heart!” Indeed,              Beethoven completed the “Missa Solemnis” in 1823,
             campus when the UW-Madison Choral Union            there is emotion in abundance, with barely contained          four years before his death. At this point in his life he
              and Symphony Orchestra present Beethoven’s        emotion and fervor.                                           was completely deaf. His music and treatment of the
    larger-than-life “Missa Solemnis,” Op. 123, in Mills           Beethoven’s choral writing can be treacherous for          text at the end of the Credo movement provides fod-
    Concert Hall, Mosse Humanities Building, Saturday,          singers to execute, and the “Missa Solemnis” is a chal-       der for what he may have been feeling. The text is: “Et
    May 1, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.           lenge, but for the listener, the experience is a joyous       expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam venturi
    The 160 voices in the choir and 78-piece Symphony           ride. Taylor says it has some of the most demanding           saeculi. Amen.” (And I expect the resurrection of the
    Orchestra will strain the Mills Hall stage, which will      choral parts a choir is likely to encounter and that the      dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.) He
    be extended to accommodate the choir, orchestra, four       extended high notes and low notes and fast and slow           repeats the words “and the life of the world to come”
    soloists and conductor.                                     sections all contribute to its difficulty. “Just when you     over and over, page after page, without interruption,
       Considered a masterpiece of Western music, it is         think you couldn’t sing one more high note, you turn          mirroring unceasing eternity.
    rarely performed, due in part to its difficulty. It has     the page and there are more high notes!”                        And what of Beethoven’s take on eternity? Scholars
    been 15 years since the Choral Union last performed            The soloists for the performance are Brooke Jackson,       know that Beethoven did not attend Mass regularly
    the work. The trying technical demands, though, give        soprano; Jennifer Sams, mezzo-soprano; Heath Rush,            and his actual religious beliefs are not clearly defined.
    a huge musical reward; it is exuberant and trium-           tenor; and Thomas Weis, lyric bass. All have a past or        But his letters imply a belief in an ultimate, benign
    phant, yet can be moving, tender and quite personal.        current connection to UW-Madison.                             and intelligent power. It is impossible to not speculate
    “It’s like Beethoven invited 20 people over for din-           Jackson has performed with the Apollo Chorus of            that he may have envisioned an everlasting existence
    ner and there is only room for six at the table,” says      Chicago as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.            in which his hearing would be restored.
    Beverly Taylor, director of the Choral Union and cho-       Sams is pursuing her doctorate and has performed                Single admission tickets are $15 for the general
    ral activities at UW-Madison and professor with the         with the Knoxville Opera Company. Rush studied                public and $8 for students and seniors, available at
    School of Music.                                            with James Doing at UW-Madison and has performed              the Wisconsin Union Theater Box Office, 265-ARTS.
       The “Missa Solemnis” follows the traditional             with the Madison Opera, the Madison Symphony                  Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
    Catholic Mass in structure and text, with Kyrie,            Orchestra and the Orlando Opera Studio. Weis has
    Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei movements.             been an active voice teacher and performer at Carroll



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                                              Wisconsin Idea database spreads word of service to state
                                              By Bill Graf                                     database so it can remain an effective tool for   Farms are working Wisconsin farms facing dif-
                                              wlgraf@wisc.edu                                  telling the story of UW-Madison’s benefits        ferent environmental challenges. They include:
                                                                                               beyond the boundaries of campus.                  Harrison Farms, Elk Mound; Bragger Family
This column features the We Conserve          Legislators, county officials and newspaper         “To continue these productive efforts,         Farm, Independence; Pagel’s Ponderosa
program and its work on campus. Learn         readers across the state are finding out about   we must constantly refresh the database           Dairy, Kewaunee; Breneman Farms, Rio;
more at http://www.conserve.wisc.edu.         the Wisconsin Idea through a university          with new examples of the Wisconsin Idea           Heisner Family Dairy Farm, Mineral Point;
                                              database that documents faculty and staff        in action,” DeLuca and Sweeney wrote.             and Riechers Beef, Darlington. UW-Madison
There are more than 750 million motor         contributions to the state.                      They are asking faculty and staff to submit       faculty and graduate students of the Discovery
vehicles in the world today and the              News releases, Wisconsin Profiles and         projects and programs that exemplify the          Farms Program take a real-world approach
number is projected to double in              county-by-county legislative reports are being   university’s service to state citizens, busi-     to finding the most economical solutions to
the next 30 years.                            generated from entries in the Wisconsin Idea     nesses and communities. Of most interest is       overcoming the challenges that farmers face
   About a third of these vehicles            in Action database. The releases are being       Wisconsin-focused work, especially examples       as they try to comply with new and changing
operate in the United States and travel       published in print and online across the         from outside of Dane County. Here are two         environmental regulations.
more than 3 trillion miles a year to          state in newspapers with a combined reader-      examples of the Wisconsin Idea in action:            To submit a listing to the Wisconsin Idea
transport people and goods from one           ship of more than 300,000. The profiles are         UW Specialty Ophthalmology Clinic in           in Action, go to: http://www.learning.wisc.
place to another; the same as driving to      appearing in a statewide magazine for county     Mauston: Along with Drs. Potter, Blodi and        edu/dcs/survey.html for the online submis-
the sun and back 13,440 times.                officials. Legislative reports have been well    Perkins, Dr. Gary Sterken examines a variety      sion form.
   For this to happen, about 28 percent       received by members of both parties at the       of eye patients in Mauston, treating their           To update an existing record, locate the
of the total energy in the United States is   State Capitol. The news releases and reports     various conditions medically and surgically.      listing on the database Web site at http://
consumed by the transportation sector.        have cited examples of UW-Madison teach-         This greatly aids many patients who would         www.searchwisconsinidea.wisc.edu and
Personal vehicles consume 60 percent of       ing, research, outreach and public service       otherwise need to make many lengthy trips         click on the “Update this page” link in the
this energy while commercial vehicles,        benefitting each county in Wisconsin.            to Madison or some other larger medical           lower left corner.
pipelines and mass transit account for           In a recent campuswide e-mail, Provost        community for their necessary eye care. The          For more information or assistance,
the rest.                                     Paul DeLuca and Vice Chancellor for              clinic also provides occasional information       contact Bill Graf, Project Manager for the
   To deal with this increasing demand        University Relations Vince Sweeney appealed      seminars to the community.                        Wisconsin Idea Project, at wisconsinidea@
for energy and to address the environ-        to faculty and staff to continue adding to the      Discovery Farms Program: Discovery             uc.wisc.edu or 265-0476.
mental impact of this consumption,
major technological advancements, new
public policies and serious changes in        Year of Humanities finishes with events, performances
people’s habits and expectations are
necessary.                                    By Gwen Evans                                    spective to that history. She is best known as    University; John Gabrieli, professor of cogni-
   Gasoline and diesel make up about 84       gevans@wisc.edu                                  the author of “The Gnostic Gospels,” “The         tive neuroscience, MIT; John Haugeland,
percent of all energy used in transporta-                                                      Origin of Satan,” and “Adam, Eve and the          professor of philosophy, University of
tion. Currently, alternative sources of       The Year of the Humanities will come to          Serpent.” Her most recent books include the       Chicago; and Larry Shapiro (moderator),
fuel, less harmful to the environment,        a close during the remaining weeks of the        New York Times best-seller “Beyond Belief:        professor of philosophy, UW-Madison.
are both limited in application and in        semester and the concluding events are not       The Secret Gospel of Thomas,” and “Reading           The Zhang Clan from Hunan, China,
availability.                                 to be missed. On the program are a lecture       Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping        will explore “Supernatural Presences” in
   In the United States, about 87 percent     on the Book of Revelation, a panel discus-       of Christianity.” The lecture will be in room     performances that include hymn singing
of all automobile trips occur with two        sion on the mind and performances of Daoist      L160, Elvehjem Building.                          accompanied by flutes, gongs and drums,
or fewer occupants. The average for           rituals.                                            What makes us tick? Perhaps it depends         brandishing swords and burning ritual paper.
work-related trips is 1.1 occupants per          Elaine Pagels, Harrington Spear Paine         on whom one asks. A panel discussion              The performances, the first of their kind in
vehicle. Matching vehicle size to our         Foundation Professor of Religion at              will explore the topic “What is the Mind?”        North America, will introduce audiences to
needs is an essential vehicle design          Princeton University, will deliver the second    from the perspective of a philosopher, a          Daoist traditions of mainland China. Magic
priority. Carpooling anyone?                  Chancellor’s Lecture from the Year of the        psychologist and a cognitive neuroscientist,      Moves: A First Glimpse of Daoist Ritual will
   Miles driven is directly the result        Humanities on Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m.         Thursday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., Memorial           take place Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m. on
of distance between places and the            Her talk title is “The Cultural Impact of the    Union. Panelists are Elizabeth Spelke, pro-       Library Mall. Inviting the Gods: Daoist Ritual
frequency of trips to those places.           Book of Revelation.” A celebrated scholar of     fessor of psychology and co-director of the       Performance will take place Saturday, May 1,
Although factors such as city design,         early Christianity, Pagels brings fresh per-     Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative, Harvard     1 p.m., Union Terrace.
urban sprawl and availability of mass
transit impact this issue and may not be
as easy to change, people’s travel habits     Rennebohm Foundation, Morgridge Center team
and the importance of planning daily
trips should not be underestimated.           to expand nonprofit leadership development
   On average, food travels more than
2,000 miles by the time it is delivered       The Oscar Rennebohm Foundation has               matches 50 percent of gifts and grants col-       students are involved in Morgridge Center
to the consumer. In addition, a large         announced a gift of $100,000 to expand the       lected by UW-Madison campus entities and          programming totaling 51,882 service hours,
amount of energy is used to produce           work of the UW Center for Nonprofits in the      community-campus partnerships for new             with a value of $1.1 million to the com-
the pesticide and fertilizer used for its     School of Human Ecology.                         projects that advance the Morgridge Center’s      munity. For more information, visit: http://
growth, not to mention what it takes             Robin Douthitt, dean of the School of         mission and goals.”                               www.morgridge.wisc.edu/.
for its packaging and refrigeration.          Human Ecology says, “We believe the rela-           “The UW Center for Nonprofits program             The UW Center for Nonprofits was for-
Buying local and organic food reduces         tionship between the Center for Nonprofits       will serve to expand the options for ser-         mally established in 2008 with input from
the impact of this problem and can be         and the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation               vice learning and civic engagement in an          nonprofit professionals and scholars from
healthier for us.                             embodies the best of what public-private         exponential way,” said Oscar Rennebohm            the campus and community. For more infor-
   With advances in computers and tele-       partnerships accomplish, ultimately leading      Foundation President Steve Skolaski. “Our         mation, visit: http://www.sohe.wisc.edu/
communication technologies, working           both to new vistas.”                             belief in the work of both the Center for         centers/cnp/index.html.
from home and transferring informa-              The foundation’s gift also represents         Nonprofits and the Morgridge Center                  Oscar Rennebohm established the Oscar
tion, rather than people, is currently an     the first lead gift that can be matched by       for Public Service is exemplified by our          Rennebohm Foundation in 1949 to support
underused tool in reducing congestion         the Morgridge Center for Public Service          $100,000 commitment. We hope it will              education, research, health care and com-
and energy waste.                             Matching Gift challenge program.                 encourage others to do the same.”                 munity service in the Madison metropolitan
   Most of these measures are realistic,         “This will bring another $50,000 to              The Morgridge Center for Public Service,       area. The gift announced today is consis-
easy and smart to implement. The We           the transforming work of the Center for          established in 1996 through a generous            tent with the mission of the Rennebohm
Conserve initiative is committed to           Nonprofits. It will result in new service        endowment by John and Tashia Morgridge,           Foundation — to support the work of
working with the community to sup-            learning, community-based research, civic        advances the Wisconsin Idea by promoting          UW-Madison.
port progressive transportation policies      engagement and collaborative partnerships        civic engagement, strengthening teaching             During the past 60 years, the Oscar
of our city and the university, such as       with other nonprofit organizations, ” says       and learning, and building collaborative          Rennebohm Foundation has provided grants
access to mass transit, availability of       Douthitt.                                        partnerships through public service, aca-         for people and programs in many of the
great bicycle paths replacing campus             Morgridge Center associate director Randy     demic credit-based service-learning and           schools and colleges at the university. The
fleet vehicles with more fuel-efficient       Wallar adds, “It’s gratifying to know our        community-based research.                         foundation is known for supporting some of
ones and promoting the health benefits        matching grant will forward the important           The campus and community impact of the         the most influential and innovative endeav-
of walking.                                   work of the UW Center for Nonprofits. The        Morgridge Center student engagement and           ors in Wisconsin.
                                              Morgridge Match Challenge Grant program          volunteering is dramatic. More than 4,000

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                                                                                                                    O n C ampus
  A place to ponder                                                                                                 Oldest dance program becomes newest department
                                                                                                                    While finalizing preparations for this weekend’s         the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1952, where
                                                                                                                    Lathrop Hall centennial celebration, the                 she became a leading soloist; she subsequently was
                                                                                                                    UW-Madison Dance Program received an added               a guest artist for numerous companies and taught at
                                                                                                                    reason to rejoice — the nation’s first college program   Graham’s school and at Juilliard in New York City.
                                                                                                                    to offer a dance degree had just been granted depart-       Matt Hart Turney (B.S. ’47), a principal dancer
                                                                                                                    mental status.                                           with Graham’s company in 1950s through the 70s.
                                                                                                                       The ground-breaking Dance Program was founded            Anna Halprin (B.S. ’42), who received an honorary
                                                                                                                    in 1926 by Margaret H’Doubler, who set high stan-        Doctor of Fine Arts from UW-Madison in 1994 in
                                                                                                                    dards.                                                   recognition of her pioneering work in choreography
                                                                                                                       Dance programming has expanded in recent years        and dance as healing.
                                                                                                                    to include national and international exchanges and         Joan Woodbury (B.S. ’50, MS ’51), co-artistic
                                                                                                                    opportunities for faculty and students to study, teach   director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in Salt
                                                                                                                    and engage with a wide range of choreographers and       Lake City and professor emerita and former chair of
                                                                                                                    dance artists.                                           the Department of Dance at the University of Utah,
                                                                                                                       Until the latest move, the program had operated       where she taught for almost 50 years. Murray Louis
                                                                     Courtesy:	Facilities	Planning	and	Management
                                                                                                                    under the wing of the Department of Kinesiology in       of The Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance selected
                                                                                                                    the School of Education.                                 Woodbury’s company to house the works of 20th
                                                                                                                       “The Dance Program has been on a progres-             century master Alwin Nikolais.
                                                                                                                    sively innovative path since its founding,” says Julie      Sharon Gersten Luckman (B.S. ’67), executive
                                                                                                                    Underwood, dean of the School of Education. “We          director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation in New
                                                                                                                    are thrilled that the faculty, staff and students can    York City, who has been selected as a 2010 recipient
                                                                                                                    operate in the future with this long-deserved auton-     of the School of Education’s Alumni Achievement
                                                                                                                    omy.”                                                    Award.
                                                                                                                       “We are humbled and honored to uphold and                Rosalind Newman (B.S. ’74), an internationally
As spring settles in on University Bay, visitors to the Lakeshore                                                   enhance the university’s great legacy of dance onto      known educator, choreographer, and artistic director
Nature Preserve can now take in the view from a custom-crafted                                                      the world stage,” says Jin-Wen Yu, chair of the new      of her own company in New York, who received the
park bench along the shoreline.                                                                                     Dance Department.                                        School’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2006.
  “Our new bench is truly representative of the preserve. Not only                                                     H’Doubler’s legacy has spread far beyond the             Dance alumni will play prominent roles in
were we able to incorporate elements of our logo into the form of                                                   Madison campus. Dance alumni have created pro-           the Lathrop celebration, which includes a host
the metal bench ends, we also used campus sourced materials to                                                      grams and departments at universities across the         of activities open to the campus community and
build the bench,” explains Daniel Einstein, program manager at the                                                  country. More than 30 graduates have served as           Madison-area residents. For more about the celebra-
preserve.                                                                                                           dance chairs at their respective institutions.           tion, go online to: http://www.education.wisc.edu/
  The bench project was a collaboration that benefited from gener-                                                     Prominent Dance Program alumni include:               alumni/Lathrop100/default.asp.
ous contributions from UW System students, graduates and staff, as                                                     Mary Hinkson, (B.S. ’46, M.S. ’47), who joined
well as university supporters in the manufacturing community.



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                                               UW graduate
let’s work with it and see if we can get
                                               Anthony Shadid                                                                                         Friends of the UW-Madison Arboretum
some good out of it. We’re hoping there
will be a lot of people who feel the same
way.”
                                               wins second
   Those interested will be able to
register through the Office of Human
                                               Pulitzer Prize
Resource Development and then access
                                               By Stacy Forster
a database of available volunteer oppor-
                                               forster2@wisc.edu
tunities for the day through the United
Way of Dane County, where people can
register for projects. Those who arrange
their own volunteer work can also take
                                               A UW-Madison alumnus has earned a
                                               Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award                                                                                         Saturday, May 8
part.
   Participants are invited to two
                                               in journalism, for his reporting from the
                                               Middle East on the legacy of the war in                                                                                            9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                               Iraq.
kickoff events: Monday, May 17,
                                                  It was the second Pulitzer Prize for
                                                                                                                                                                                    In the big tent near the
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Tripp Commons at
                                               Anthony Shadid, who in 1990 earned his                                                                                              Arboretum Visitor Center
the Memorial Union; and Tuesday, May
                                               bachelor’s degree in journalism and politi-                                                                                         1207 Seminole Highway
18, 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. in the atrium of
the Health Sciences Learning Center.
                                               cal science at UW-Madison, where he also                                                                                                   in Madison
                                               studied Arabic. Shadid earned a Pulitzer
Damon Williams, vice provost for diver-
                                               Prize for international reporting in 2004                                                                               • More than 100 species of woodland plants,
sity and climate, will speak at the Tripp
                                               for his coverage from Iraq during and after
Commons event; Provost Paul DeLuca
                                               the U.S. invasion in March 2003. He was
                                                                                                                                                                         prairie plants, shrubs and trees
will appear at the Health Sciences
                                               also a finalist for the prize in 2007.
Learning Center.                                                                                                                                                       • Propagated plants – not dug from the wild
                                                  “Anthony brings to his work all the
   Those who will do volunteer work
                                               marks of outstanding journalism,” says                                                                                  • Information on plant care with each species
are also encouraged to join a Facebook
                                               Greg Downey, director of the School of
group for the day’s activities, where they
                                               Journalism & Mass Communication. “His                                                                                   • Experts on hand to answer your questions
can post updates about their plans, as
                                               stories give voice to people and cultures
well as offer reports and post pictures
                                               while untangling the complexities of con-                                                                               • 10% discount for members of Friends of the
from their volunteer projects.
                                               flict. We are proud to see his thorough
   To sign up to volunteer, please visit:                                                                                                                                Arboretum
                                               reporting and masterful writing earn this
http://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/survey/
                                               important recognition.”                                                                                                 • Proceeds benefit Arboretum projects
event_survey.asp?id=3212.
                                                  Now a foreign correspondent for the
                                               New York Times, Shadid’s award hon-
                                               ors stories he wrote as a reporter for the                                                                                         For more information:
                                               Washington Post. Pulitzer judges recog-                                                                                              608.263.7760 or
                                               nized Shadid “for his rich, beautifully                                                                                             uwarboretum.org/foa
                                               written series on Iraq as the United States
                                               departs and its people and leaders struggle
                                               to deal with the legacy of war and to shape
                                               the nation’s future.”


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