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  • Astronomy students 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.
  • 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.