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Honoring classified staff

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Classified staff members provide the backbone of the university, powering it on a daily basis. To honor those contributions, five employees have been named recipients of the 2013 Classified Employee Recognition Awards, including Chris Crawford, a locksmith in Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M), who takes pride in his service and efficiency.

Top Stories

Legal affairs vice chancellor search under way

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A 14-member search and screen committee has been formed to identify and select candidates for the position of vice chancellor for legal affairs at UW–Madison.

UW Digestive Health Center Opens April 8

Remarkable digestive health care, remarkably close. The region’s finest digestive health center opens April 8 at 750 University Row.

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Around Campus

UW set to receive, screen classic Taiwanese films

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The screenings of two classic features directed by King Hu, a landmark figure in world cinema, mark the latest donations to the unique collection of celebrated Taiwanese films at UW-Madison.

Law School to give students experience in appeals

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Beginning next fall, a new clinical offering at the Law School will provide six students with in-depth experience in appellate advocacy. The Federal Appeals Project combines coursework with work on a criminal case before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Wellness Expo raises awareness, funds for charity

The Wisconsin Wellness Expo, an annual event celebrating healthy lifestyle choices, is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, at the SERF. The event is open to faculty and staff and will offer free healthy food samples and other giveaways.

Inside Info

Badger study sheds light on elusive state animal

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Real badgers are notoriously difficult to study. They're so hard to work with, in fact, that CALS researchers aren’t sure how many of them live in Wisconsin, even though the badger is our state animal.

Buzz

Stealth Sculpture Project enlivens WID

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Artworks intended to stop you in your tracks have sprouted at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery thanks to Linda Barry, who curates the “Stealth Sculpture Project” of thought-provoking art pieces from faculty members and MFA students in the Art Department.

Milestones

WARF professorships, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships, Vilas Associates announced

The Graduate School has announced the winners of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships, Vilas Professorships and Vilas Associates.

Events

A weekend of science, outreach events

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The School of Veterinary Medicine and UW Veterinary Care open house (left), Wisconsin Energy Institute opening and Science Expeditions are all taking place on campus over the coming weekend.

Interact

Bascom ‘Lights it Up Blue’ for autism

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At sunset Tuesday, Bascom Hall and the Abraham Lincoln statue took on a whole new look. Both were bathed in blue light by the Theta Delta Chi fraternity in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day. Click to see the photo.

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