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UW alum, international journalist Jacob Kushner gives lecture

Badger Herald

Kushner’s lecture, “Into Africa: Reporting on the Return of Other Peoples’ Things,” addressed the debate over Africa’s lost heritage and the nuances of the issue, including whether certain artifacts should be displayed in museums. Kushner discussed his recent National Geographic pieces regarding the Humboldt Forum in Germany.

UW Odyssey Project looking for community support to purchase books for Odyssey family home libraries


The UW Odyssey Project, a program that takes a whole family approach to break the cycle of generational poverty through access to education, giving adult and youth learners a voice, and increasing confidence through reading, writing, and speaking, is embarking on a book drive this holiday season and hoping that the greater Madison community will give the gift of books to Odyssey families to help the program expand home libraries for its many Odyssey families.

‘It can actually change the game:’ UW-Madison researchers develop carbon nanotube foam to improve concussion prevention in helmets

Channel 3000

From the football field to the front lines of war, helmets are the first defense against brain injury. With more research going into materials that prevent kinetic energy from an impact reaching the brain, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison believe their new carbon nanotube foam will get ahead in the head game.

UW Health celebrates 12,000th kidney transplant


“There may not be more than one other center that has done more, and as I like to say we kind of punch above our weight,” Dr. Kaufman said. “Madison is not the largest city in the country and the other centers that do a lot are in California and big cities so, we have pulled together a wonderful team for many many years and have kind of been leaders in the field and we feel so good that we’re able to help so many people.”

Former Badger killed in UVA shooting

Daily Cardinal

Former Badger Devin Chandler was killed at the University of Virginia overnight, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Chandler was one of three Cavalier players shot and killed Sunday.