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Plenty new on campus for 2012-13

Photo: Dejope Hall

Summer's no snooze here on campus, and we take a look at some of the changes, innovations and brand-new people on campus as the new academic year kicks off. Among them is the Dejope Residence Hall, with its gleaming new Four Lakes Market, pictured above.

Top Stories

Health care reform: Its impact on your benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will have several effects on UW–Madison employees' health care benefits. What do they mean to you? OHR's Payroll and Benefits Services explains.

Athletics upgrades game day experience

UW Athletics is promising an improved football game day experience this year, including new Camp Randall LED boards, a free Gameday app, and a novel, convenient Bike Valet Program.

Available at last! The Red Shirt™, Fifth Edition

Get the shirt that makes a difference in students’ lives. Proceeds go to the Great People Scholarship.

Around Campus

Introducing The Weekly

As a companion to Inside UW-Madison, University Communications has launched a new email newsletter designed by and for students called The Weekly. Faculty and staff can also subscribe by emailing and following the WiscList confirmation instructions.

Days of Caring volunteers improve preserve

Photo: Picnic Point

Twenty-seven volunteers participating in the 20th annual United Way of Dane County Days of Caring helped remove invasive buckthorn plants at Picnic Point, working side by side with employees from the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.

Watch the Chancellor’s Convocation

The Chancellor's Convocation is the university's formal welcome ceremony for all new students, taking place at 10:30 a.m. Friday. For the first time, it will be streamed live for the rest of the campus community to view.

Inside Info

Be safe when canning this season’s tomatoes

Tomato plants are yielding, and with the new crop comes a new activity: home canning. But whether canning whole tomatoes, homemade ketchup, pasta sauce or anything in between, adding acid to canned tomato products is a must, says UW-Extension food safety specialist Barbara Ingham.


100 years of student housing

Take a trip through more than 100 years of student housing memories in this flickr album that shows residential life before data connections and air conditioning. More than 40 evocative, intriguing and, at times, amusing photos from University Archives.


Moskwa wins powertrain research award

Photo: John J. Moskwa

John J. Moskwa, founding director of the Powertrain Control Research Laboratory, has become the first university professor to be honored with the SAE International Edward N. Cole Award for automotive engineering innovation.

Horn named Rec Sports interim director

Photo: John Horn

John Horn, director of recreational programs and facilities since 2004, has been named interim director of the Division of Recreational Sports. Horn is a certified recreational sports specialist with a master’s degree in recreation management from the University of Arkansas.


What are you looking at?

Photo: Radiator in Biochemistry Building

Congratulations to Kayla Boettcher for being the first to correctly identify this week's photo as a radiator in the newly renovated portion of the Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Kayla wins a stylish UW mug, which can be claimed in 27 Bascom Hall.

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