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Construction projects provide campus improvements, jobs

Campus construction projects worth more than $600 million are providing needed new facilities and 4,300 jobs to the local economy. Pictured is construction on the new Lakeshore Residence Hall, set to open next fall.

Top Stories

Pond to protect Arb, Lake Wingra from stormwater

There's nothing secret about the Secret Pond restoration project at Nakoma Road and Manitou Way. Any time trees fall and bulldozers roll at the Arboretum, people take notice.

Faculty, staff continue migration to new technologies

In growing numbers, faculty and staff are joining students in adapting to the use of mobile Internet devices. In the past year alone, use of tablet computers (such as iPads) grew from 6 percent to 23 percent of those employees polled in the annual DoIT Tech Survey.

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.

Around Campus

Reminder: Thursday game brings parking changes

Get details related to parking and transportation changes for the UNLV game Thursday night. Related: Wear red on Thursday and Friday to welcome students and for College Colors Day.

Convocation to welcome new, transfer students

Interim Chancellor David Ward will welcome first-year and transfer students at Thursday's Chancellor’s Convocation for New Students. Faculty, staff and members of the public are invited to attend the event, which begins at 10:30 a.m.

Inside Info

The mysteries of the academic calendar

Starting the academic year on the Friday before Labor Day weekend may be puzzling to some; however, there is a simple explanation for this seemingly illogical start date.

Notable Numbers

115: Wind gusts, measured in mph, associated with Hurricane Irene measured at Cedar Island, N.C. View details and satellite imagery from the hurricane from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies blog based in the Space Science and Engineering Center.

Buzz

100 Years of Student Housing, via @UWMadArchives

Perfect for move-in day, view a @UWMadArchives Flickr set that captures 100 years of student housing, including these ladies and a Liz Waters "record party" of the 1950s.

Milestones

Culver, Branchaw receive System teaching awards

Two academic staff members, Katy Culver in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Janet Branchaw, interim director of the Center for Biology Education, are among the recipients of the UW System's 2011 Alliant Energy Underkofler Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Slack appointed Social Work director

Kristi Shook Slack has been appointed director of the School of Social Work, following a two-year term as associate director. She is a nationally recognized expert on the intersection of welfare and child protective service systems, as well as on the role of poverty in cases of child neglect.

Events

Open forum on Memorial Union renovation

5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, Memorial Union (TITU). All are invited to an open forum to review updated plans for renovating and upgrading the west wing of Memorial Union.

Interact

Share your advice for incoming students

The Class of 2015 is arriving! What advice would you give them as they begin their new lives on campus? One lucky commenter will win a UW coffee mug.

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