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Scheub brings storytelling to life

A force of nature since arriving on campus in the 1960s, Harold Scheub, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature, celebrated his 80th birthday last August. Years after many professors have retired from teaching, he inspires yet another generation of students to explore ancient and modern cultures unknown to most Americans.  

Top Stories

Robbins named Nelson Institute director

Photo: Paul Robbins

Paul Robbins, the director of the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, has been named director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. As director, Robbins will oversee the institute's mission of serving as a world leader in addressing environmental changes.

Input sought on campus bus changes

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UW-Madison Transportation Services will be making changes to campus bus service and is seeking input on the proposals at two upcoming May meetings.

Madison remains home to boys WIAA basketball tournament

A tradition nearly 100 years old will continue as the WIAA has agreed to keep the boys basketball tournament in Madison through 2020. The girls tournament will spend 2013 and 2014 in Green Bay.

A dot’s a lot, but the Registry it’s not.

Even if you already have a donor dot on your driver’s license, make sure your wishes are legally authorized. Don’t wait for a trip to the DMV, join one million other donors and go online to register today.

Around Campus

Land Tenure Center turns 50

Land Tenure Center

The Land Tenure Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend. The center was established to provide a fresh approach to international development research and policy analysis.

UWPD collecting unwanted, expired medications


Bring your unwanted or expired medications to work with you on Friday. As part of a national safety drive, the UW Police Department is collecting them in a drive-up line from 7 to 10 a.m. at 1429 Monroe St., across the street from Camp Randall Stadium. A walk-up lobby will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Law School receives grants to aid veterans

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Two new grants will help University of Wisconsin law students gain valuable experience while helping veterans who need legal assistance. A new free legal clinic for veterans in the Dane County area is scheduled to open on Veterans Day this year.

Inside Info

Things to remember in a medical emergency

Photo: Broken arm

Specialists at American Family Children's Hospital say parents and primary caregivers can make a tough situation a little easier by having a common-sense emergency plan worked out in advance.


Library Staff Services Awards announced


The General Library System and the Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries have awarded the 2012 Library Staff Services Awards to six classified, academic and student employees who have contributed to the excellence of the libraries’ services and programs.

L&S honors outstanding faculty, staff

The College of Letters & Science has recognized outstanding faculty and staff in the college with its annual awards.

In Memoriam

David Beckwith, former regents president, dies at 84

Photo: David Beckwith

David E. Beckwith, a prominent Milwaukee attorney, former president of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, UW-Madison graduate and community leader, died Saturday, April 14. He was 84.


Forgiveness in the workplace

Robert Enright

Robert Enright, professor of educational psychology and expert on the psychology of forgiveness, will talk about forgiveness in the workplace through the UW Family Business Center at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the Fluno Center.

Thirty-five years of Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

The Chican@ Latin@ Studies Program marks its 35th anniversary event on Saturday. The celebration will take place in Tripp Commons at the Memorial Union from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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