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Carson Gulley reopens

Photo: Carson Gulley Center

Carson Gulley Center, a fixture in UW-Madison’s lakeshore neighborhood since the 1920s, has reopened after undergoing a full renovation that creates a modern dining experience while showcasing the character of the building’s original architecture. Carson’s Market offers marketplace-style dining stations for University Housing residents as well as other students, faculty, staff and the public.

Top Stories

Reilly reflects on UW System tenure

Photo: Kevin Reilly

When Kevin Reilly resigned last week as UW System president, he said the system had weathered "the overheated partisanship in our political culture," among other challenges. Reilly is stepping down at the end of the year to become an adviser to the American Council on Education and return to teaching.

TAs and most PAs in line for pay boost

Photo: Teaching assistant speaking to students

Teaching assistants and most project and program assistants at UW–Madison will receive a 4.67 percent pay increase, bringing their compensation to a level comparable to the amount received by research assistants.

UW-Madison makes top universities lists

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UW-Madison shows up prominently in a number of recent college rankings, including the Center for World University Rankings, “Fiske Guide to Colleges” value ranking, and Livability.com’s top college towns. Forbes and the Princeton Review have also weighed in.  

Bring out your Badger!

The Sixth Edition of The Red Shirt™  is HERE. Check out the new design and learn how a purchase of this tee helps give deserving students the chance to earn their UW degrees.

Around Campus

Interim campus diversity officials named

Photo: Patrick Sims

Patrick Sims, director of the Department of Theatre and Drama's Theatre for Cultural and Social Awareness, has been chosen to serve as interim vice provost for diversity and climate. And Ruby Paredes, currently assistant vice chancellor for diversity and climate, will be interim associate vice provost. Related: Read the Strategic Diversity Update (PDF)

University prepares for OpenBook website

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UW–Madison is continuing to gather information for the state’s upcoming OpenBook Wisconsin website, which will provide a searchable database of expenditures exceeding $100 from all state agencies, including the UW.

Madison attorney Taffora to lead legal affairs

Photo: Ray Taffora

Raymond Taffora, a former chief deputy Wisconsin attorney general, has been selected as vice chancellor for legal affairs. Taffora is chair of the Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group at the Madison office of the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich.

Inside Info

Q&A: The never-ending back-to-school sale

Photo: Tom O'Guinn

If it seems like back-to-school shopping and other annual sales start earlier every year, it’s because they do. Marketing professor Tom O'Guinn says that's how it's likely to stay. O'Guinn talks about how consumers are responding, and how to avoid back-to-school overspending.

Introducing...

Zhang works to improve wireless communications

Photo: Xinyu Zhang

Xinyu Zhang, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering who joined the faculty in 2012, brings an interdisciplinary approach to sorting out the obstacles that keep us from realizing the full potential of wireless networks.

Buzz

Snap the CALS campus, from A to Z

Photo: bricks shaped like letter C

The goal of the CALS Photo Alphabet Project is to compile a set of photos that depict all of the letters of the alphabet taken of plants, animals, buildings, lab equipment and other items found on the CALS campus. Free Babcock Hall ice cream is being offered for the best photos.

Milestones

Geriatrics scientist wins new investigator award

Photo: Roz Anderson

Rozalyn Anderson was recognized by the Gerontological Society of America for her contributions to knowledge about aging. A key component of her work is to determine how caloric restriction delays aging and the onset of age-associated diseases such as cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative disorders.

In the Media

Limnologists study algae in Vilas County bog

Photo: researchers in boat on Trout Lake

Though the sound of oars splashing into the still water provides the ambience of a typical Northwoods boat ride, the voyage Ben Crary and Matt Bodin are on is anything but average, reports WAOW-TV in Wausau. Their ride is part of a study being done by UW-Madison's Trout Lake Station.

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