Dr. Mary Ann Feist has joined the staff of the Wisconsin State Herbarium as a new Senior Academic Curator.
The Wisconsin State Herbarium has taken possession of >4,000 sq ft formerly occupied by the UW Biology Library, and located directly below the existing herbarium in historic Birge Hall.
An important collection of several hundred native Ribes specimens collected in the 1930s by former Herbarium Director Norman C. Fassett was recently transferred to WIS.
The International Institute for Species Exploration at AZ State University included Viola liliputana as one of the top 10 new species of 2013. The tiny Peruvian violet was collected by WIS Emeritus Director, Dr. Hugh H. Iltis, and published along with UWMadison Botany alumnus Dr. Harvey Ballard.
A marvelous gift to the Botany Department recently came from Professor Emeritus Hugh H. Iltis and his wife Sharyn Wisniewski.