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2008-08-02 06:00:20

By KJ Lang, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Aug. 2--The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, like other schools in the UW-System, has trouble recruiting and retaining faculty because its salaries have not kept pace with comparable institutions across the nation. Full professors at UW-L earned an average of $74,900 during the 2007-08 academic year, while faculty at other public master's institutions across the nation earned about $10,000 more, according to the American Association of University...

2008-07-31 03:00:37

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--MADISON -- Graduate students attending the Wisconsin School of Business this fall will find the digs decidedly roomier, with more space for career specializations. Construction of the $40.5 million addition to Grainger Hall is nearly complete, with finishing touches scheduled to happen by the time students start arriving in mid-August. The new wing is part of what the University of Wisconsin-Madison says is the biggest building boom...

2008-07-27 12:00:20

By Simone Peloquin, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 27--Eau Claire, Bloomer and other Chippewa Valley locations are among the stops planned by those doing a new statewide public health survey this summer. "We hope to get the message out," said Phoebe Frenette, community relations coordinator for Survey of The Health of Wisconsin. "We realize it is a big commitment to participate, with each person representing 3,000 other residents, but we hope people will consider...

2008-07-20 12:00:19

By Deborah Ziff, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 20--A new Web site is under construction to be a Wisconsin geologic Wikipedia of sorts, with user-generated content about rock exposures, fossils, sinkholes and more across the state. Called the Wisconsin Geologic Record, the site is being created by geologists at UW-Richland, UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. "It 's the first of its kind anywhere as far as we know, in that it 's a community-based...

2008-07-18 12:01:06

By Nick Perry, Seattle Times Jul. 18--In a plan that could change the face of higher education in the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington said Thursday it wants to double enrollment at its branch campuses in Tacoma and Bothell over the next decade. UW President Mark Emmert said he believes that an aggressive outreach program, coupled with additions such as dormitory housing and an expanded range of degrees, could attract thousands of new students to the branch campuses....

2008-07-16 00:00:27

Linda Doser, on the academic staff for the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently was honored with the Teacher Educator of the Year Award. The Teacher Educator of the Year is nominated by the Student Wisconsin Education Association as an educator who is both active in their Student WEA chapter and who also displays excellent teaching practices in the classroom. Before coming to UW-P, Doser taught in the Cuba City School District as a kindergarten...

2008-07-14 03:00:21

By KJ Lang, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 14--The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is taking the LEED in sustainability. The new academic building -- Centennial Hall -- is the first in the UW System that will be LEED certified, said Bob Hetzel, UW-L vice chancellor for administration and finance. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. "We are very pleased to make that claim; it speaks very well for our campus," said Hetzel. The move added an additional...

2008-07-11 21:00:13

By Ryan Hebel, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 11--In a college town like Madison, the final school bell seems to echo in a blaring cacophony for three long months. Motorcycles and lawnmowers rev their engines at dawn like sputtering roosters, construction crews jackhammer the street with a tireless makeover and every picnic area vibrates with the musical earthquakes of car radios. No wonder everyone's listening to iPods instead of the birds. Here are six Madison hideaways where earplugs...

2008-07-01 09:00:56

By Simone Peloquin, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 1--UW-Eau Claire will launch a new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning next fall as the first step in a university strategic plan. "We are really interested in seeing it go forward," said Robert Eierman, interim director of the program. "It really fits the mission of the institution well." Eierman is a UW-Eau Claire chemistry professor who will serve as director of the program for one year. Eierman said people have...

2008-06-27 12:03:00

By Becky Orr, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Jun. 27--CHEYENNE -- A report says the University of Wyoming doesn't require future elementary teachers to take enough coursework to teach mathematics. And it gives the school a failing mark for its efforts to prepare elementary educators in that subject. The report, released today by the National Council on Teacher Quality, studied 77 education schools in 49 states. It looks at how well colleges prepare elementary educators to teach math....


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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