Aaron Heller, the first recipient of the James L. Davis Memorial Graduate Support Fund, studies the neurobiology of depression to develop new therapies. Regina Lapate, the second recipient, explores how emotional awareness might help overcome negative experiences.
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School of Nursing faculty and staff had their first look February 25 at schematic designs for the School’s new building, which features a two-story atrium, 300-seat auditorium; wired, interactive classrooms, and simulation labs.
Department of Theatre & Drama graduate students performed a staged reading of “Foreplay” before an engaged and entertained audience in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Town Center that included the play’s author, world-renowned scientist and fiction writer Carl Djerassi (’45 PhD L&S). Djerassi’s three-day visit to campus was an ILLUMINATE: UW-Madison Year of the Arts event.
While she cannot restore her grandmother’s memories, Ali Brems, a Kenosha, Wisconsin, 18-year-old, wants to help ensure other granddaughters won’t face the same loss. Inspired by an intensive high school course on Alzheimer’s disease, she hosted a Bingo fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease research as her senior project.
Alumni and friends helped the Wisconsin Alumni Association celebrate with a 150th birthday party on Alumni Pier. WAA introduced Mad Grad Medley ice cream and unveiled new street signs that will be installed across campus.