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1 hr ago | Sydney Star Observer

1988: "Hints" for straight women if they meet lesbians

In what was described a a "priceless period piece", Rosen uncovered a document from the University of Wisconsin-Madison USA, circa 1988, that listed fifteen tips for When You Meet A Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Woman.

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6 hrs ago | The Janesville Gazette

Theodore P. "Ted" Bidwell, Janesville, WI

Theodore P. "Ted" Bidwell, 87, of Janesville, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital, Janesville.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI, Hayward, WI

6 hrs ago | Channel3000

Construction to move food carts off State St. nearly 6 months

On the first official day of food cart season, the university said a nearly six-month construction project will relocate about 20 food cart vendors between May 19 and Oct. 31. The University of Wisconsin-Madison said Tuesday that the new locations are still being finalized, but many will be in the East Campus Mall area near the University Club and ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a person recently used drugs or an athlete was doping.

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12 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

The key to easy asthma diagnosis is in the blood

Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.

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16 hrs ago | The Janesville Gazette

Theodore P. "Ted" Bidwell, Janesville, WI

Theodore P. "Ted" Bidwell, 87, of Janesville, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital, Janesville.

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Related Topix: Janesville, WI, Hayward, WI

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Mass Transit

DC: WTS International Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

"WTS is very proud of each our seven national scholarship winners. These women-as well as the hundreds who have won scholarships awarded by their local WTS chapters and the hundreds more who applied-have exhibited incredible dedication to preparing themselves to enter the transportation industry.

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Related Topix: Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, Flying, Life, Hobbies, Ohio State University

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Two-year tuition freeze for UW System will be popular, but is it wise?

Extending a tuition freeze on the University of Wisconsin System no doubt will be popular with students and their families, and making a college education more affordable is certainly a policy goal that should be pursued by state legislators and university officials alike.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, Opinion

Time

Your Brain Has No Idea Where It's Going

The direction you're moving can play tricks with your mind. That can mean trouble not only for travel but for human relations too Want proof that your brain isn't as smart as it assumes it is? Take this pop quiz: Say you're standing at 42nd St. in Manhattan waiting for an uptown bus and plan to get off at 52nd St. Say a person on the opposite side ... (more)

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Chronicle.com

Scholar Who Walked Through Southern Africa to Collect Tales Retires

Harold E. Scheub has built a career coaxing invitations from wary strangers. Lugging a rucksack and a bulky tape recorder through rural South Africa in the 1960s, the linguist knocked on people's doors, hoping to record their stories.

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WKOW-TV

UW students share personal stories of suicidal thoughts to raise awareness on campus

Students on UW-Madison campus are hoping to prevent the 2nd leading cause of death amongst college students.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, Suicide, Family, Teenagers, Depression, Health

SFGate

UW flex offerings don't fit a Walker return

Gov. Scott Walker may want to finish his college course work using a new flexible degree option through the University of Wisconsin System , but there are no immediate plans to offer classes in the fields he's interested in.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Marquette University, Stevens Point, WI, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, University of Wisconsin Parkside

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Oregonian

Did lager yeast come from Patagonia?

A field survey has confirmed that the parent yeast S. eubayanus, which somehow made its way to Bavaria 500 or so years ago, is easily isolated in Patagonia.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Sheboygan, WI

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Cleveland.com

Fairview Park City Schools Halls of Fame to induct new members: A Place in the Sun

Thirteen people will be inducted into the Fairview Park City Schools H alls of Fame during the eighth enshrinement banquet on May 17 at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, Madison, OH, Education Etc.

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Walker calls for additional UW tuition freeze

Gov. Scott Walker on Friday called for another two-year tuition freeze throughout the University of Wisconsin System, citing concern over a projected year-end surplus topping $1 billion.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, US News, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

The Daily Page

Madland: Confronting racial disparities in Madison isn't easy, but just do something

Madisonians are talking about race and racism these days, which is a good thing, given a string of unflattering and disturbing reports about our city and state's record on race and equity.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, African-American, Family, Kids

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Walker proposes another two-year UW System tuition freeze

Gov. Scott Walker is proposing freezing the University of Wisconsin-System tuition for another two years, after a similar freeze was enacted last year, in light of a $1 billion surplus on the campuses.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

The Daily Nexus

Letter to All of Those with Ties to the Isla Vista Community

As news of the Deltopia riot made its way to me on Sunday morning, I stewed over what had become of my beloved Isla Vista.

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Related Topix: Isla Vista, CA, University of Texas at Austin

Hispanic Business

Foreign trade commissioners look to build business contacts on bus tour of Wisconsin

In a bid to boost exports and nurture international connections, state economic development leaders on Thursday took 32 trade commissioners from 23 countries on a daylong bus tour designed to show , during a midday break in the tour.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Northwestern University

Sarah Mangelsdorf Named Provost of the University of Wisconsin

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Dean Sarah C. Mangelsdorf announced Thursday that she will leave Northwestern University this August to become provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Related Topix: Northwestern University, Psychology, Science, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL

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