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Coming attractions

Graphic: Proposed footbridge over N. Charter St.

UW–Madison’s campus has long been known for its beauty. But little of that beauty happens by accident. There’s a plan — a master plan. The Campus Master Plan Update focuses on infrastructure upgrades, landscape architecture improve-ments and making outdoor spaces more usable. Take a look at some of the ideas, including a "living bridge" with greenery and a plaza, and a more inviting west campus creek.

Top Stories

Report credits UW-Madison for addressing sexual assault

Graphic: UW crest

Universities across the country, including UW–Madison, have taken concrete steps to address the prevalence of sexual assault and its consequences, according to the Association of American Universities. The report follows a 2015 survey of students that found high rates of sexual assault and low rates of reporting it.

Around Campus

Carnegie Fellowships go to UW faculty members

Two UW–Madison professors are among 35 Andrew Carnegie Fellows named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellows program boosts scholars in the social sciences and humanities as they research challenges to democracy and international order.

Video: Carillon tower bells silent no more

Carillon Tower

Did you hear it? The sounds of the Carillon rang throughout campus again Tuesday morning as Lyle Anderson returned from retirement to play in the historic Observatory Drive tower. After a memorial service May 5 in tribute to students who died this past year, Anderson will be back to play twice a month.

Course will explore inequality in wildnerness

Photo: James Edward Mills

A new Summer Term course will explore why minority populations are much less likely to seek recreation, adventure and solace in the nation’s wilderness spaces. It will be taught by journalist and producer James Edward Mills (left) and Rob Beattie of the Nelson Institute. Related: Rob Beattie in the spotlight.

Wood from Terrace trees used inside Memorial Union

Photo: Wood wall paneling from Terrace trees

During the Memorial Union renovation and restoration, the project team hoped to avoid removing any Terrace trees, but found some were showing signs of deterioration. Mean-while, the Union's interior needed updating, leading to a creative reuse of the felled trees in new spaces.

Outside UW

Science education partnership in Bonduel

Photo: Lisa Sorlie

Lisa Sorlie from the Bonduel School District participated in the Research Experience for Teachers program hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute. As part of the program, Sorlie spent six weeks in Professor Chris Hittinger's lab and designed classroom activities to bring back to her students in Northern Wisconsin.

Campus Initiatives

Green Fund supports sustainability projects

Photo: Student holding floorboard

Coming soon: a checkout line that generates energy from customers’ footsteps; and a cooler, more efficient rooftop greenhouse. The two projects are the first to be supported by the new UW–Madison Green Fund. The fund supports student-initiated projects that reduce the environmental footprint of campus facilities.

Inside Info

To get fit, make sure your bike fits

Photo: Woman riding bicycle

A good bicycle fit is more than just whether you can stand over the frame or reach the pedals. "Bike fitting is a dynamic process," says UW Health physical therapist Brian Bradley. “If you’re going out and trying to be healthy, we want you to be comfortable on that bike.”


Maas recognized for contributions to IT

Photo: Bruce Maas

UW-Madison CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology Bruce Maas has received the President’s Leadership award from Internet2, the pre-eminent advanced technology community in the U.S. Also, former UW CIO Annie Stunden received the Internet2 Mentorship Award.

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