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  • 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.
  • Recent sightings: Major decisions Oct. 23, 2014 On Oct. 21, 2014, undergraduates attend the UW Majors Fair, held in Varsity Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where they could interact with advisors, staff and current students of over 100 UW departments and majors. The info fair allows students to research a variety of possible majors in a short amount of time and ask questions about upcoming courses and career options. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)
  • Partners in Giving maximizes impact of charitable gifts Oct. 23, 2014 The theme of this year’s Partners in Giving campaign, “Many Causes. One Community. Your Choice,” emphasizes the collective impact of thousands of charitable donations – and the freedom to pick the causes that matter most to you.
  • Registration opens for ‘Building a Sustainable Self’ conference Oct. 23, 2014 Madison Student Personnel Association (SPA) will host its annual conference, “Building a Sustainable Self," Thursday, Oct. 30, at Union South. By promoting its theme of sustainability — relating to self-care, as well as creative approaches in education that ready students to step into their role as civic and workplace leaders upon graduation — the conference will offer opportunities for participants to pursue their work with a healthier, more strategic focus.
  • Photo: University Club Max Kade Institute finds new home in University Club Oct. 23, 2014 After 31 years in the historic Keystone House, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies has moved to a new home in the heart of campus: the University Club.
  • Photo: PJ Liesch Wisconsin’s new ‘bug guy,’ insect detective arrives on campus Oct. 23, 2014 His favorite insect is one he has actually never seen alive in the wild. It lives on snowfields and glaciers in the American West, aptly named an ice crawler. But PJ Liesch, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s new “bug guy,” continues to search for it. “I’ve been out West looking for them a couple of times and haven’t had any luck, so they’re kind of one I have on my bucket list, just to see one of those out in the wild,” says Liesch. The insect specialist officially took over as manager of the UW-Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab this summer.
  • Statewide outreach projects eligible for grants Oct. 23, 2014 Grants up to $500 are available to faculty, staff and students who have ideas for creating awareness of the value the UW-Madison provides to the state of Wisconsin.
  • Photo: Meredith McGlone Meredith McGlone to head UW–Madison news and media relations Oct. 23, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has hired an experienced newspaper editor with deep ties to Wisconsin as its new director of news and media relations.
  • Photo: Teresa Adams UW-Madison to launch new transportation workforce center Oct. 22, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is launching a new center aimed at bolstering the Midwest transportation industry by providing training and opportunities for more people to pursue careers in transportation.
  • UW to serve as national hub for mentor training as part of diversity consortium Oct. 22, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison will serve as a national hub for research mentor and mentee training for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) recently announced by NIH as part of a national Diversity Program Consortium. The NIH will award the Diversity Program Consortium nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce.
  • Photo: Commencement at Camp Randall Spring commencement to remain at Camp Randall in 2015 Oct. 22, 2014 On a beautiful Saturday last May, 6,000 undergraduates and master’s students celebrated their graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a crowd estimated at over 44,000 family members and friends at Camp Randall Stadium.
  • Photo: Downtown Madison isthmus When the isthmus is an island: Madison’s hottest, and coldest, spots Oct. 21, 2014 In a new study published this month in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers highlight the urban heat island effect in Madison: The city’s concentrated asphalt, brick and concrete lead to higher temperatures than its nonurban surroundings.
  • Seven receive Fulbright awards for doctoral research Oct. 21, 2014 The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $306,628 to seven doctoral students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program.
  • Photo: Malala Fund meets with children in Jordan Go Big Read brings Malala Fund co-founder to campus Oct. 21, 2014 Shiza Shahid believes girls are the most powerful force of change in the world. That is what drives the work she does alongside Malala Yousafzai — her friend and this year’s Go Big Read author — to help millions of girls around the world get access to an education. The UW-Madison community will hear from Shahid on Monday, Oct. 27, when she visits campus to meet with students and give a public talk as the centerpiece of Go Big Read, the university’s common-reading program.
  • Photo: UW Homecoming Parade 103 years of tradition lives on for UW-Madison’s Homecoming Oct. 20, 2014 The game day opponent may be a first-timer, but this year’s University of Wisconsin-Madison Homecoming tradition is 103 years in the making. Thousands of alumni will return this week for the annual commemoration of Homecoming at UW-Madison, when UW graduates join future alumni and the campus community for a weeklong celebration of spirited Badger traditions.
  • Photo: Clear implantable medical sensor See-through sensors open new window into the brain Oct. 20, 2014 Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers’ efforts to understand the brain. The team described its technology, which has applications in fields ranging from neuroscience to cardiac care and even contact lenses, in the Oct. 20 issue of the online journal Nature Communications.
  • Photo: Madison Heart Walk Recent sightings: Autumnal activity Oct. 17, 2014