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Dairy calves at a research farm, Kim Dill-McFarland, Rey Lab
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Media and Lake Mendota, Julia Martien, Amador-Noguez Lab
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Streptomyces lividans, Robb Stankey, Currie Lab
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Carved Pennsylvania Slate, Stan Sears and Andrea Myklebust, Commissioned by Wisconsin State Arts board
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"E Pluribus Unum" (One from Many) - Will Santino, UW Madison Masters of Fine Arts graduate and New Yorker Cartoonist
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X-ray crystallography model of the dimerization interface of Salmonella Typhimurium superoxide dismutase SodCI. Peter Newhouse, Forest Lab
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Hells Canyon Complex on the Snake River, Ben Peterson, McMahon Lab


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