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Food carts on the move

While a few State Street food carts brave it through the winter, today marks the first official day of the food cart season, bringing with it the aroma of all sorts of goodness lingering in the air. But next month, if you don’t find your favorite vendor in the same place, don’t panic. Sustenance is just a short walk away. About 20 vendors will be relocated between May 19 and Oct. 31 due to construction in the State Street Mall and East Campus Mall area.  

Top Stories

Sarah Mangelsdorf named provost

Sarah Mangelsdorf

Sarah Mangelsdorf, dean of Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. A psychology professor, she is also an internationally known scholar on socio-emotional development of infants and young children.

Change your UW passwords


Campus officials are strongly encouraging members of the UW-Madison community to change their NetID passwords and other passwords used for campus business due to the vulnerability known as Heartbleed. To change your password, click here.

“Crossroad of Ideas”

Morgridge Institute for Research launches this new series showcasing research excellence on cross-disciplinary themes. Attend “Fighting Ovarian Cancer with Biostatics,” Wed. April 23.

Around Campus

Give feedback on research and graduate education


The University Committee invites faculty and staff to present their views on proposed changes to the UW-Madison research and graduate education structure at two additional town hall meetings on Wednesday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 22.

UW System responds to Walker’s tuition freeze plan

Ray Cross

UW System President Ray Cross responded to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to freeze tuition for two more years: “I intend to work vigorously to find a reasonable solution. I am confident that we can get the best budget possible for the university.”

Serving advanced computing needs in research

Computing hardware

If you’re conducting quantitative research, chances are there is a next level of discovery that could be unlocked through advanced computing. UW-Madison is part of a six-university consortium working to eliminate barriers for scholars looking to tap the potential of grid computing technologies.  

Campus Initiatives

Make your voice heard: Campus communications

Photo: "W" crest on Kohl Center

Here's your chance to weigh in on how we communicate with each other at UW-Madison. Feedback is being gathered on how effective internal communications efforts are across the UW–Madison campus. The survey is part of an Administrative Process Redesign Project.

Don’t miss the Geospatial Summit!

The campus forum for communication and collaboration in the geospatial sciences. Free and open to the public.


Business school dean’s commentary featured

François Ortalo-Magné, dean of the Wisconsin School of Business, was recently featured in the Dean’s Corner section of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business website. In it, Ortalo-Magné writes about the challenges and opportunities facing business schools.

In the Media

Biondi: Transforming ideas into companies

John Biondi

Business news site Xconomy sat down for a chat with John Biondi, the recently hired director of UW-Madison's Discovery to Product initiative, about the university's drive to commercialize discoveries and help build the economy, and his vision for the program.


Coming soon: Wisconsin Festival of Ideas

Festival logo

Richard Davidson, David Krakauer, Constance Steinkuehler and others are featured in this daylong celebration of the collaboration and creativity sparked on campus and in the community. The April 19 event is sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture Series.

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