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  • Photo: Dance Department celebrates Halloween Recent sightings: Halloween on Bascom Oct. 31, 2014 Costumed faculty, staff and students from the UW-Madison Dance Department parade across Bascom Hill on Hallowen Friday, Oct. 31. The event was held in honor of two of the department's newly tenured professors, Kate Corby and Chris Walker.
  • Photo: Sample color palette Student inventors get boost to commercialize color 3-D printing, iPhone app Oct. 31, 2014 Applying a similar approach to the 3-D printer, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students are commercializing a device that adds color to a printer that now dominates the market. Their business idea was one of two student projects to receive an Igniter grant from the university’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office.
  • Photo: Emily Auerbach Professor wins national honor for expanding access to education Oct. 30, 2014 She may be an expert on Jane Austen and 19th century literature, but University of Wisconsin-Madison English Professor Emily Auerbach's real passion is helping people use education as a springboard out of poverty.
  • Photo: Kristina Slawny and Jay Johnson They know the drill: UW leads the league in boring through ice sheets Oct. 30, 2014 Hollow coring drills designed and managed by UW-Madison’s Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) program are used to extract ice cores that can analyze the past atmosphere. Shaun Marcott, an assistant professor of geoscience at UW-Madison, was the first author of a paper published today in the journal Nature documenting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 23,000 and 9,000 years ago, based on data from an 11,000-foot hole in Antarctica.
  • Recent sightings: Night fright Oct. 30, 2014 Ghouls and goblins galore brought out the screams from visitors during the UW Saddle & Sirloin Haunted House held in the Horse Barn on Oct. 29. Admission to the event was $1 or a canned-food donation, with proceeds going to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin. The event continues Oct. 30 at 7.
  • Photo: Hans Schneider Hans Schneider, leading mathematician, dies Oct. 30, 2014 Hans Schneider, the UW-Madison James Joseph Sylvester professor emeritus of mathematics who devoted his life to the revival of the classical field of linear algebra, died of esophageal cancer Tuesday, Oct. 28. He was 87.
  • Photo: Leaf angels near Elizabeth Waters Fall impressions: A season of campus beauty Oct. 30, 2014 Temperatures drop, leaves turn, days shorten and sometimes life slows down enough to contemplate next steps. "Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons," author Jim Bishop once wrote. On a campus known for its beauty, this season certainly rivals others for making us look around and take notice.
  • Photo: Astronomy class Report, experts analyze surging STEM activity at UW-Madison Oct. 30, 2014 A recent report on instructional activity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows significant advances in enrollment and degrees since 2000, which campus experts attribute to a number of factors, including job placement, greater career opportunities and enhanced teaching methods.
  • Statement of Darrell Bazzell on UW-Madison employee pay Oct. 29, 2014 Classified employees, graduate assistants and student employees are essential members of the campus community. We greatly appreciate what they do on a daily basis to help the university achieve its educational and research missions.
  • Photo: MadHatters Photos: BadgerThon A Cappella Showcase Oct. 29, 2014 Six student a cappella groups harmonized for a cause last Thursday, Oct. 23, during the BadgerThon A Cappella Showcase. The groups sang to a sellout audience of 300 people at the H.F. DeLuca Forum in the Discovery Building. The event — organized by BadgerThon, a philanthropic student organization at UW-Madison that raises funds, awareness and support for the American Family Children's Hospital (AFCH) — raised more than $3,600 for AFCH.
  • Photo: Ben Deutsch Alumnus, Coca-Cola executive Ben Deutsch to speak at December commencement Oct. 29, 2014 Ben Deutsch, vice president for corporate communications at The Coca-Cola Company, will deliver the charge to graduates at UW-Madison’s winter commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Kohl Center.
  • Photo: Swimming leatherback turtle Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals Oct. 29, 2014 For the first time, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
  • Photo: Signs for polling place Get ready to vote – now, or on Nov. 4 Oct. 29, 2014 Election Day is less than a week away: Are you prepared? Make sure you’ve got the information and registration you need before Tuesday, Nov. 4.
  • UW-Madison awarded $8.3 million for new urological research center Oct. 28, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded an $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a research center focused on urological health. The George O’Brien Center at UW-Madison is a collaboration with the University of Massachusetts-Boston to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of male urinary symptoms associated with hormones, aging, obesity and benign prostate enlargement.
  • Ebola in Context: Emergency Response and Global Responsibility Oct. 28, 2014 Wednesday October 29, 2014, 7-8:30pm, Great Hall, Memorial Union (4th floor)
  • Photo: WISCIENCE WISCIENCE to expand possibilities for science education, outreach Oct. 28, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Biology Education is announcing its expansion to become the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement, or WISCIENCE. The new mission extends across the natural sciences and expands responsibility for facilitating cross-campus collaboration and coordination in the areas of science outreach and support for groups underrepresented in science.
  • Photos: 2014 Homecoming Parade Oct. 24, 2014 Under clear skies and (relatively) warm October temperatures, thousands of Badger faithful lined downtown streets for the 2014 Homecoming Parade. The annual parade is one of many Homecoming week activities sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA).
  • Although risk is low, UW-Madison exercises Ebola preparedness Oct. 23, 2014 With the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., questions have arisen regarding the risk to the campus community and the preparedness of the university should an event occur. For the past four months, UW-Madison and University Health Services (UHS) officials have actively planned for the possibility of an Ebola case on campus and monitored university international travel, while keeping in mind the diverse needs of the campus community.
  • Photo: Engineers' Day Engineering alumni honored with Distinguished Achievement Awards Oct. 23, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering will honor the achievements of eight distinguished alumni during the 67th annual Engineers’ Day celebration Friday, Oct. 24.
  • Photo: Winslow Sargeant Alumnus Winslow Sargeant delivers Multicultural Homecoming keynote Oct. 23, 2014 As the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrates its Multicultural Homecoming, with the theme “Back to Where It Al Began,” alumnus Winslow Sargeant returns to his alma mater to deliver the keynote address.