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  • Geography 101 in Science Hall Recent sightings: Back to school Sept. 2, 2014 UW-Madison's campus was back in full action Sept. 2 for the first day of fall classes.
  • Photo: John Lease speaking at podium John Lease named secretary of classified staff Sept. 2, 2014 After a year serving on an interim basis, John Lease has been named secretary of the classified staff, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell announced last week.
  • Camp Randall New tradition welcomes students to Camp Randall, captures a “W” snapshot Sept. 2, 2014 Camp Randall won’t host its first football game of the season until Saturday, Sept. 6, but its field will see plenty of action a couple of days before kickoff. This Thursday, Sept. 4, first-year students will meet at Camp Randall from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to take part in a slew of activities, including the main attraction — when they will flow onto the field to form the shape of the UW’s Motion W for an ambitious snapshot.
  • Sarah Mangelsdorf Campus does anything but cease in the summer Sept. 2, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is host to boundless opportunities, happenings, changes and more — even when school’s out for the summer. Whether you were around to experience some of the new developments yourself, or taking a break from the everyday bustle of campus life, there was no shortage of activity at the university over the summer.
  • Photo: Chancellor Blank speaks to incoming freshmen and transfer students Recent sightings: Chancellor's Convocation Aug. 29, 2014 The Chancellor's Convocation, a Wisconsin Welcome event for incoming freshmen and transfer students, was held Friday, Aug. 29, at the Kohl Center. It highlighted a theme fundamental to the university: service.
  • Gary Andersen Gary Andersen: Settling in Aug. 29, 2014 Behind Gary Andersen’s office desk, there’s a framed picture of Andersen hugging wife Stacey after his 2010 Utah State team upset BYU, 31-16, snapping a 10-game losing streak in the series that dated back to 1993. “That’s the one picture,” said Andersen, the second-year Wisconsin coach, “that completely keeps me grounded.”
  • Photo: volunteer helping student move in to residence hall Recent sightings: Movin' on in Aug. 28, 2014 The bulk of more than 7,400 students were scheduled to move into University Housing residence halls on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28.
  • Early education and child care expansion for UW families offered Aug. 28, 2014 The UW Office of Child Care and Family Resources is expanding its childcare services for UW students, faculty and staff.
  • Photo: Hoofer Mountaineering Club member climbing rock wall at Union South UW-Madison places high in numerous recent rankings Aug. 28, 2014 Once again, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been recognized in a number of recent college rankings, with honors for both campus life and academics.
  • Animated spot looks forward, reflects on why UW-Madison matters Aug. 28, 2014 While there’s a break in action during the Wisconsin-LSU football game, UW-Madison will take 30 seconds to turn its eyes forward — emphasizing that the university serves not only to improve lives today, but also to move society toward a better future. The new institutional spot, titled “Reality Forward,” will premier nationally Saturday on ESPN and run during other UW sporting events throughout the academic year.
  • Jeff Novak New director right at home — literally — in University Housing Aug. 28, 2014 The mission statement of University Housing really resonated with Jeff Novak: “Be the place where everyone wants to live” — to the point where “everyone” includes Novak himself. Novak has been on campus for just a few weeks, but he is already feeling at home in his new position as director of University Housing for UW-Madison.
  • Soybean plants A touching story: The ancient conversation between plants, fungi and bacteria Aug. 27, 2014 The mechanical force that a single fungal cell or bacterial colony exerts on a plant cell may seem vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy role in setting up some of the most fundamental symbiotic relationships in biology. In fact, it may not be too much of a stretch to say that plants may have never moved onto land without the ability to respond to the touch of beneficial fungi, according to a new study led by Jean-Michel Ané, a professor of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Photo: Marsha Mailick No easy path, Mailick eager to take on one of university’s toughest jobs Aug. 26, 2014 If Marsha Mailick is at all intimidated by the prospect of taking on one of the hardest jobs on the UW-Madison campus, there is no hint of it in her demeanor, as she navigates the familiar territory of Bascom Hall.
  • Marsha Mailick Q & A Aug. 26, 2014 Marsha Mailick recently talked with University Communications’ Terry Devitt about the administrative changes to come, the experiences that have prepared her for her new role, and the challenges UW–Madison faces in the areas of research and graduate education.
  • Research and graduate education transition includes familiar, new faces Aug. 26, 2014 As UW-Madison’s research and graduate education programs begin an historic transition, there will be many familiar faces and a few new ones on the third floor of Bascom Hall.
  • State Street Mall Campus construction continues; many projects wrapping up soon Aug. 26, 2014 Students will be welcomed back by the familiar sight of construction as the fall semester begins, but some of the dust should soon clear.
  • Photo: Cars parked in front of Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall Campus prepares for students moving into residence halls Aug. 25, 2014 The bulk of more than 7,400 UW-Madison students will be moving into the university residence halls Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Aug. 28. Students are welcome to move in any time after 8 a.m. on their assigned move-in day.
  • Photo: Chancellor Blank at podium photographing audience with a smart phone Chancellor’s Convocation to welcome students, encourage service Aug. 25, 2014 UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank will mark the beginning of a new academic year with the Chancellor's Convocation, an annual welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
  • Crime Alert: Police report sexual assault near 21 N. Park Street Aug. 22, 2014 On Friday, August 22 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a 21-year old woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger in an alleyway near 21 N. Park Street.
  • Photo: Section of asphalt resting on two cylindrical samples in lab UW center teams up with five states to address asphalt issues Aug. 22, 2014 More than 80 percent of major roads in the United States are still surfaced with asphaltic mixtures - and the liquid asphalt, a byproduct of oil refining, remains a bit of a chemical mess, an inconsistent, complex mix of hydrocarbons. So to understand how different kinds of asphalt will hold up under the weight of vehicles and the punishment of the elements, road engineers must use physical methods, from ovens to hydraulic testing devices, to inflict stress and extreme temperatures upon the mixtures.