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Baby Badger

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Thousands of Wisconsinites, including one prospective offensive lineman, experienced a spectacular day full of activities, sunshine and fun at Wednesday's UW-Madison Day the Wisconsin State Fair. View a full recap from those who attended, including photos and tweets.

Top Stories

Nearly 300 from UW Health named ‘top docs’

Nearly 300 UW Health physicians have been named to various "top doctors" lists in the last 12 months, with 52 named to the most recent list: "U.S. News Top Doctors."

High-tech instruments abound among UW spinoffs

High-tech instruments that have emerged from UW-Madison labs have been a good foundation for spinoff firms that sell research tools and equipment.

The Red Shirt

Put Bucky where your heart is by getting The Red Shirt! Proceeds benefit the Great People Scholarship. Bring out your Badger. It makes a difference.

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Around Campus

Moving this week? Help reduce waste

To minimize materials going into landfills during this week's apartment move-out process, collection points will be set up around the campus area for items such as unwanted clothing and furniture.

Bus pass distribution begins next week

Employee bus pass distribution begins next week, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every day at Memorial Union. View the complete schedule and details.

Inside Info

Allergy season is coming

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If you suffer from hay fever, you may be feeling the first sniffles right about now. Nelson Institute Director Gregg Mitman takes a closer look at ragweek in this audio clip from Wisconsin Public Radio's Wisconsin Life.

Milestones

Obituaries: Newell Smith, Richard Lyman Cates Sr., Donald O.M. Sorensen

Newell Smith

Three notable members of the campus community died in the past week. Newell Smith (pictured), namesake of Newell Smith Hall, directed University Housing between 1955-1983 and was a well-known campus leader and advocate for students. Richard Lyman Cates Sr. was a faculty member in the Law School between 1956-1980 and defended the university and its students during anti-war protests of the 1960s. Donald O.M. Sorenson worked as a university planning and construction field engineer for 26 years.

In the Media

New York Times: The downgrading of a debtor nation

Economist Menzie Chinn explores issues of debt and downgrade in Tuesday's Times. (May require registration.)

Events

Parent Program webchat

12-1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11. Staff members from numerous student life units will be online to answer questions about move-in and helping first-year students transition to campus life. Learn more about student life or tips for your own son or daughter's transition to college this fall.

Interact

Thank a retiree

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Hundreds of UW-Madison employees retired at the end of the fiscal year in June. Take the opportunity to thank someone special from your department or unit for their service. Also, congrats to Brian Mattmiller of the College of Engineering, who wins a UW mug for his feedback about good meetings.

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