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Natural gas leak causes brief evacuations at UW-W campus

Natural gas leak causes brief evacuations at UW-W campus

February 6, 2018

A natural gas leak near Starin Road caused brief evacuations from several campus buildings at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, university officials and campus police confirmed. Upham Hall, Ambrose Health Center and the University Bookstore were placed under evacuation orders just after 1 ...

Letter to the Editor: Energy and assault on campus

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Concerning energy use on campus, back in 2008, the custodians in the academic buildings were moved from the overnight shift to the day shift in order to conserve the energy used at night. The FP&M Academic East Zone (in which I work) had a lead worker during the second shift who...

Campus pushes for renewable energy

Campus pushes for renewable energy

April 19, 2016

By Brad Allen April 20, 2016 Conducting research on solar energy and utilizing a solar energy collection panel system on top of Hyland Hall are just some of the systems UW-Whitewater students and faculty have been working on bringing to campus. The Hyland solar panels are used to help power...

Letter to the Editor: UW-W faculty must learn, organize

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 I would like to respond to Chris Henige’s letter from last week. According to him, there has been a universal failure of faculty governance at every level and at every position for several years. If such dereliction of duties and dismissals of due diligence are indeed true, then I certain...

Rare relief maps kept safe in Upham Hall

Rare relief maps kept safe in Upham Hall

February 18, 2015

Feb 18, 2015 By Vesna Brajkovic [dropcap]T[/dropcap]hrough the years, Upham Hall has undergone upgrades and renovations pushing for an “out with the old, in with the new” mentality. But it takes a scientific-eye to spot when the ‘old’ is an irreplaceable, rare and book-subject worthy...

Sun’s gamma ray bursts, supernovas pose threat to Earth

November 6, 2013

Nov. 6, 2013 By Paul Bressler Prof. Robert Benjamin spoke of the sun as the primary hazard to Earth at Upham Hall Friday night and what it means for the future. Benjamin, physics department chairperson and associate professor of physics, assured the audience at the end, that although we are...

Nanoscience Symposium looks to prepare next generation of scientists

October 9, 2012

Nanoscience is the study of atoms, molecules and objects whose sizes are on the nanometer scale. Exactly what this is and how it works can be learned at the Nanoscience Symposium taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 12th in Upham Hall. This year’s event, which is open to anyone, is themed...

Newly expanded campus greenhouse opens for tours

October 2, 2012

The Biological Department and Science Outreach Center teamed up for the first time to give the university an inside look at the newly-expanded campus greenhouse last Saturday. The Greenhouse Open House featured over 100 plants ranging from locally grown to exotic. The open house hosted guest speaker...

Classes on schedule after flood tears through Upham Hall

February 10, 2011

One day after a flood ripped through Upham Hall Wednesday night due to a water pipe bursting, all classes are being held as scheduled in the building. However, two general access computer labs are not accessible as of Thursday morning due to the floods. Greg Swanson, the director of facilities...

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