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#UWRightNow: 24 hours of motion

It’s not exactly the city that never sleeps. More like the city that thinks, learns, works and plays, often at all hours. Whether it’s Chaucer or softball, cleaning crews or late-night studying, Babcock ice cream or crowded class-change sidewalks, UW is alive with activity. On Wednesday, Badgers all around the world (including these SAFEWalkers, pictured) participated in a wildly successful effort to document 24 hours in the life of the university.

Top Stories

Podcast: Benson on sustainability

Ahead of Sunday's Earth Day, listen to a podcast with Craig Benson, director of sustainability research and education for the new Office of Sustainability. Benson discusses how the office will encourage research of responsible uses for resources, give students the tools to consider sustainability and strengthen campus ties to the rest of the state.

Bousquet appointed interim UW-Eau Claire chancellor

UW System President Kevin P. Reilly has appointed Dean of International Studies and Vice-Provost for Globalization Gilles Bousquet as UW-Eau Claire’s Interim Chancellor following the departure of Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich next month. Bousquet's appointment begins on July 15.

Pro Arte Centennial

The fourth concert in Pro Arte’s centennial celebration features the premiere of String Quartet No. 5 by John Harbison; String Quartet in C major, Op. 54, No. 2 by Haydn; and String Quartet in D major by Franck. John Harbison and author/editor Tully Potter will hold a pre-concert conversation from 7-7:30 p.m. in Mills Hall.

Around Campus

Cancer researchers to move to new WIMR tower

As completion of tower two of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research nears, the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research readies for a move that is much more than a relocation to the health sciences campus.

State forensics competition comes to campus

The Wisconsin High School Forensic Association will hold its annual Wisconsin Speech Festival on campus the afternoon of Friday, April 20, and the morning of Saturday, April 21. With nearly 5,000 students on campus, there may be some traffic congestion.

African Studies Program celebrates 50 years with conference and reunion

African Studies has been a vibrant part of campus since 1961. To mark 50 years of work and accomplishment, it is hosting a three-day conference and reunion, "50/Forward: A Half-Century of African Studies at Wisconsin," Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, at the Pyle Center.      

Kristin Phillips-Court: Was Machiavelli evil?

Kristin Phillips-Court, a professor of French and Italian, recently sat down with the College of Letters & Science to talk about her popular interdisciplinary class, “The Italian Renaissance: Authorship and World-making.”

Inside Info

Allen Gardens can inspire your design

“Paint your garden” is the Allen Centennial Gardens theme for 2012. ACG director Ed Lyon explains in this CALS video.

Notable Numbers

1,085,374: That's the number of annual student credit hours taken on campus in 2010-11. And, it's one of a zillion facts available in the latest edition of the university's Data Digest, just published by the Office of Academic Planning and Analysis, available here.


Professors earn awards in chemistry

Four of the most significant awards in chemistry were awarded to UW-Madison professors in a ceremony at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego.


Nursing groundbreaking events scheduled

Two days of events celebrating the official groundbreaking for the new School of Nursing building are planned for Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22.


Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day

Take a few minutes to learn the history behind Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day. "Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day: The Making of the Modern Environmental Movement," tells the story of how Nelson's idea, conceived as a "national teach-in on the environment," became a historic turning point.

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