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2008-06-26 21:01:53

By Ed Treleven, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 26--In a signal that more copyright infringement lawsuits could be coming against students in the UW System, the Recording Industry Association of America filed a lawsuit in federal court in Madison Wednesday seeking the names of people it believes illegally downloaded music at UW facilities. The John Doe lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Madison by the RIAA, seeks the identities of 48 people who were monitored downloading...

2008-06-26 03:00:00

By Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 26--Don't miss "Triptych," which opened last weekend at the Kenilworth Building East, the massive lower east side outpost of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. Choreographer Luc Vanier, composer Christopher Burns and visual artist Leslie Vansen, all UWM faculty members, collaborated on the show, which will run again Friday and Saturday. You start in a sixth-floor hallway, with a few minutes to examine Vansen's...

2008-06-25 18:02:57

MILWAUKEE - Mike Borden appreciates all the attention he's been getting from potential employers. He also knows it's not personal. They don't want him, exactly. They want his degree. Borden, who accepted an internship with NASA this summer, graduated this month from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He had a job offer from Illumination Optics in Wauwatosa but decided to go with NASA to push his engineering degree and training as far as...

2008-06-25 15:02:29

By Deborah Ziff, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 25--When first-year UW-Madison law students arrived in Anuj Desai's constitutional law class last semester, he told them to shut their laptop computers and next time, leave them at home. The directive may have come as a surprise to students who are used to having a keyboard -- and the Internet -- at their fingertips in class. Whether to outlaw laptops in college classes is a question many professors face as the technology becomes...

2008-06-25 03:00:00

By Elie Dolgin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 25--University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemist Doug Weibel has won the prestigious Searle Scholar Award, a prize recognizing academic excellence of young faculty in medicine, chemistry and the biological sciences. The award nets Weibel $300,000 over the next three years in research funding, one of the top monetary prizes available in the biomedical sciences. "Doug has a very broad scientific program that he's developed here," said Ron...

2008-06-20 12:00:36

By Anita Clark, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 20--The UW Foundation announced Thursday it's launching a money-raising campaign focused on financial help for undergraduates and keeping talented professors and graduate students at UW-Madison. Donors are invited to channel their contributions to those needs or designate them for an east campus gateway plan as the university undertakes major renovations, additions and building projects. The drive is called "Great People. Great Place."...

2008-06-17 09:00:56

MILWAUKEE _ Mike Borden appreciates all the attention he's been getting from potential employers. He also knows it's not personal. They don't want him, exactly. They want his degree. Borden, who accepted an internship with NASA this summer, graduated this month from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He had a job offer from Illumination Optics in Wauwatosa, but decided to go with NASA to push his engineering degree and training as far...

2008-06-14 06:00:22

By Rob Carson, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 14--The University of Washington Tacoma awarded degrees to 891 graduating students Friday, the second-largest class in the school's 18-year history. More than 4,000 friends and family members cheered the graduates at a 10 a.m. commencement ceremony in the Tacoma Dome, as strains of Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" echoed throughout the cavernous space. "This is your day," keynote speaker Michael Phillips, chairman of Russell...

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2008-04-08 14:45:00

Molecules, any chemist will tell you, have lots to teach us.Giving voice to the lessons of molecules and other props of science, as the lamentable state of science literacy in the United States attests, is no easy task.But a novel project by a collaboration of scientists and educators from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Madison Area Technical College (MATC) is making molecules and atoms the stars of a project to use theater to teach children the basics of science.The project,...

2008-03-25 15:00:48

By Jim Collar, The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wis. Mar. 25--KIMBERLY -- Mel Lightner, Kimberly's superintendent of schools, announced Monday that he will resign when his current contract expires at the end of the 2008-09 school year. The announcement came after a closed session of the Kimberly Board of Education and was accepted by unanimous vote when the board reconvened in open session. Lightner, 50, didn't attend the board's open session meeting, which was the first since John...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.