David Tenenbaum


Brilliant yellow flower with fringed stamens loaded with pollen.
The pharmacy garden outside Rennebohm Hall hosts a couple dozen plant species that are traditionally used for depression, anxiety, menopause, fever, gout and rheumatism. The point, says garden initiator Jeanette Roberts, a professor of pharmacy, is to show how the roots of many medicines lie in the plants around us. UW-Madison researchers […]

Pharmacy garden explores plant roots of medicine



Pink-purple, circular flower with darker purple center and yellow stamens and pistils.
Located on University Ave. at Mills St. in Madison, Wis., the 500+ species Botany Garden serves research, teaching and the senses. Mo Fayyaz, the horticultural mastermind  who has directed the garden for more than 30 years, says it’s “the first garden in the world to be based on angiosperm phylogeny.” Related […]


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Comic explains cancer find linking experimental vaccine, biological treatment A University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemist has linked two seemingly unrelated cancer treatments: A vaccine that targets a structure on the outside of cancer cells, and An altered enzyme that breaks RNA and causes the cell to commit suicide.

Bio-comix to the rescue!


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If you live in Wisconsin, fish are important. The Friday night fish fry is a sacred, culture-driven meal. Fishing, whether in an urban pond, an icy Driftless Area trout stream or a Vilas County lake, is a cherished tradition, often a bonding experience between parent and child or with friends. […]

Let’s Go Fish!





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MADISON – Thursday, July 2, 2015 Articles and objects representing the University of Wisconsin-Madison circa 2015 were boxed and buried under the new maple floor in the center of the rotunda in Bascom Hall. Bascom, the third-oldest building at UW-Madison, is University headquarters. Carpenters for Bachmann Construction, Madison, sealed the box […]

Time capsule entombed in Bascom Hall at UW-Madison


When Trish O’Kane assigned students in What does the fox say? Sustainability from a non-human perspective to spend 30 minutes a day at a chosen spot on the UW-Madison campus, nobody expected this to happen! More: Students provide feedback and lessons learned for campus master plan

Assignment: Life in the woods