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Wellness at the starting line

Photo: Lakeshore Path

UWell wants to know: Are you well? UWell is a comprehensive new university wellness initiative, aiming to advance the health and well-being of the entire community by tapping resources already available but sometimes not widely used. Related: The Wisconsin Wellness Expo is hosting a three-hour Zumba marathon, walkathon and fitness challenge to raise money for the UW Eye Research Institute 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the SERF.

Top Stories

#UWRightNow project to capture campus snapshot

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More than 1.4 million hours have passed since UW-Madison was founded, and from midnight to midnight on April 18, we'll highlight 24 of them in a multimedia project called #uwrightnow. You can participate by sharing your stories and experiences at uwrightnow.wisc.edu.

Transportation Services changes programs, fees

Photo: Parking Garage

UW-Madison Transportation Services is making changes to some of its core programs, including improvements to parking payroll deduction and citation appeals as well as an increase to parking permit fees.

Celebrate Union South’s 1st Birthday!

Monday, April 16 noon to 3 p.m. Food, music, giveaways and Time Capsule items announced plus photos with Bucky! go.wisc.edu/usbday

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Around Campus

Animal programs achieve highest accreditation

The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International has continued the "Full Accreditation" status for animal research programs for another three years in the Graduate School, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Search set for facilities planning, management post

The university is seeking applications and nominations for the position of associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management.

Science Expeditions opens doors to science

Photo: Science Expeditions

Saturday's 10th annual Science Expeditions will offer a bigger, better opportunity to learn about science and get to know the campus labs, museums and researchers.

Inside Info

Tips for cutting back on salt

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Many Americans consume twice the amount of sodium that’s recommended as the upper limit for a healthy diet, and almost all that sodium comes from salt, says Susan Nitzke, Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist and professor emerita. Related: Listen to a CALS audio podcast about sodium intake.  

Buzz

Four from UW named to “Best 300 Professors” list

Four UW-Madison teachers have been named in a guidebook compiled by The Princeton Review and RateMyProfessors.com entitled "The Best 300 Professors." They are Bryan Hendricks, Jonathan E. Martin, Aric Rindfleisch and Kevin T. Strang.    

Milestones

Book by Rob Nixon receives two prestigious awards

Photo: Rob Nixon

"Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor," by Rob Nixon, professor of English and environmental studies, has recently received two prominent book awards.

Public service at UW again earns national recognition

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The university has been named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of community service and achieve meaningful community outcomes.

In Memoriam

CALS remembers Posner

Photo: Joshua Posner

Joshua Lowe Posner, an agronomy professor and an international agricultural expert, died in his home April 3 of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 64. There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Friday, April 27 in Tripp Commons of Memorial Union. View a collection of remembrances.

Events

Verdi’s “Requiem” to be performed at Overture

Photo: Giuseppe Verdi

For nearly 120 years, the Choral Union has been performing major choral works. That tradition continues Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. when the Choral Union and the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra will perform another masterwork — the "Requiem" by Giuseppe Verdi, pictured.

Interact

Staying healthy on campus

Photo: Yoga class

UWell, a new wellness campaign kicked off today. Where is your favorite spot to work out, blow off steam or think without interruption? Share your thoughts. Best ideas will be featured in a future edition.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.