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Kids at the Camp

Photo: Family Fun Day

The Badgers' football Family Fun Day drew a record crowd of 10,000 people to Camp Randall Stadium Sunday to meet and greet the football team, get autographs and enjoy an afternoon on the stadium turf. As part of a slideshow from the event, Wisconsin freshman quarterback Chase Knox plays defense as Luke Brown, 6, runs the ball at mid-field. Related: Download the Gameday app for iOS.  

Top Stories

UW-Madison ranked 19th among world’s universities

For the second year in a row, the university was ranked 19th among world universities in an annual survey done by Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University.

Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

Photo: Sunflower

UW electrical and computer engineering professor Hongrui Jiang has found a way to mimic the passive heliotropism seen in sunflowers for use in the next crop of solar power systems. Heliotropism is the term for sunflowers always bending to face the sun.

Regents to discuss annual accountability reports, biennial budget request

The Board of Regents will review the system’s annual performance and discuss funding needs for the 2013-15 budget cycle at Thursday’s meeting in Madison.

WARF “Essential Topics” features SBA Leader Sargeant

Join us for a free roundtable discussion at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery to hear UW graduate Winslow Sargeant of the Small Business Administration discuss the most pressing issues confronting technology ventures. Registration requested.

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Around Campus

“Lake Mendota is our laboratory”

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Learn more from the UW Archives about Arthur Hasler, a world-renowned limnologist who spent four decades at UW-Madison, pioneering the study of lake science on Lake Mendota and at the Trout Lake Station.

Fall benefit enrollment period announced

The dates for the fall enrollment period are Oct. 8 through Nov. 2. During the enrollment period, eligible employees have the chance to enroll in the State Health Insurance program, change health plans or enroll in any benefit plans offering an open enrollment.

Memorial Library art show celebrates staff creativity

The annual Library Staff Art Show shares the talent of UW library staff with the community.  Stop by the lobby of Memorial Library to view the exhibit, which runs until Aug. 31.

Inside Info

Back-to-school shopping can help kids hone skills

Photo: School supplies

Shopping for back-to-school is an annual ritual for many families and also a chance to show kids how to plan and make smart budget decisions, says Bridget Mouchon, a University of Wisconsin-Extension family living agent in Green County.

Milestones

Eight faculty named to WARF professorships

Eight members of the faculty have been appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships in 2012. The appointments include $75,000 in research support from WARF during five years.

In Memoriam

Remembering Bentzi Karsh

Photo: Ben-Tzion Karsh

Ben-Tzion “Bentzi” Karsh, a professor of industrial and systems engineering who also earned three degrees from UW-Madison, died Aug. 18 after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 40 years old.

In the Media

Ag research celebrates 100 years in Marshfield

Photo: Marshfield Ag Research Station

The Marshfield Agricultural Research Station celebrated its 100th anniversary last week with an all-day open house and re-dedication program, according to the Marshfield News Herald.

Events

Reminder: Bus pass distribution continues

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This week, free bus pass distribution continues 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Health Sciences Learning Center atrium.

Interact

Happy birthday to us!

Photo: UW cake

We're celebrating our first anniversary this week. Tell us: What ideas or types of stories would you like to see in the coming academic year? We'll resume twice weekly publication next week.

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