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Year of the Wisconsin Idea

The Wisconsin Idea — UW-Madison's longstanding commitment to providing service to Wisconsin and beyond — will be celebrated for the next 12 months through a continuous stream of events and activities. Related: A new Wisconsin Idea website.

Top Stories

Donate school supplies to benefit MPS

Turn your visit to UW-Madison Day at the State Fair into a way to help others. To benefit Milwaukee-area children who need supplies for a successful school year, UW-Madison is sponsoring a special collection drive at select locations on campus and at the fair on Wednesday.

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Around Campus

Traffic update: Charter Street and Observatory Drive

The underground utility project on Observatory Drive and Charter Street is moving into its final phase.

Police seek information on downtown robberies

Campus and city police departments are again reminding the campus community to watch out for one another, especially at night.

Buzz

New e-Resources from UW Libraries

Did you know you can read Harper's and The New Yorker online through UW Libraries on the UW campus network? Info courtesy of @RebesaurusRex on Twitter.

Milestones

Carbone researcher receives $1 million award

Glenn Liu, associate professor of medicine at the Carbone Cancer Center, has been awarded $1 million over two years to lead research on tracking prostate cancer progression by using novel imaging methods.

Athletics director names two new staffers

Walter Dickey and Mike Cerniglia have new roles within the Athletic Department.

In the Media

Wall St. Journal: New dean to confront budget woes

François Ortalo-Magné is interviewed about his plans for the Wisconsin School of Business and managing in turbulent times.

Events

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab: Neuroscience

7-8:15 p.m., Aug. 10, 1360 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building. Elizabeth Niblack-Sykes of UW Hospital will discuss common issues, including head injuries and vascular problems such as aneurysms and strokes.

Interact

Make your meetings more effective

We've all endured painfully bad meetings. The Office of Quality Improvement offers a series of best practices and resources, including audio clips, to make meetings more efficient. What's your best advice for meeting success? A winner, selected at random, will receive a UW coffee mug!

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