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Photo: Athletic trainer talking to National Guard member

Tim Ehlers was watching a Wisconsin men's basketball game when he saw something that piqued his professional curiosity. Ehlers, a staff sergeant and medical training instructor for the Wisconsin Army National Guard, watched as an athletic trainer came onto the court to tend to an injured player. "It was a matter of 45 seconds and they had him up and were taking him off the floor," Ehlers recalled. "I thought to myself, 'Why can't my medics do that in the field?'"

Top Stories

Q & A: Heller drawn by UW’s mission, reputation

Photo: Laurent Heller

New Vice Chancellor for Finance and Admin-istration Laurent Heller took an unusual route to a career in higher education administration. Heller tells us about his nontraditional college path, why he was drawn to higher education, and what he views as the challenges and opportunities facing UW-Madison.

Chancellors, mascots meet in Minnesota

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Goldy Gopher and Bucky Badger faced off as Chancellor Rebecca Blank paid a visit to the Minnesota State Fair to meet with the president of the University of Minnesota. Having grown up not far from the fairgrounds, Blank got to relive memories while celebrating collaborations and friendly rivalries.

At the DoIT Tech Store:
Free Beats for You

Hurry! Through September 4th only: get free Beats wireless headphones at the DoIT Tech Store with a new Mac or iPad purchase!

Around Campus

Working at UW keeps you up-to-date

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If you're working at UW, check out Working at UW — the website with links to campus resources, and companion news digest with timely employee announcements. The digest is emailed every Wednesday and is recorded on phone lines in five languages. It can be printed for employees who don't use computers.

UW-Madison ranked high by Washington Monthly

Photo: "W" crest on Kohl Center

UW–Madison has been named one of the top 30 universities in the country by Washington Monthly. The magazine based its ranking on three criteria: cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s; recruiting and graduating low-income students; and encouraging students to give something back to their country.

Our campus is ranked among the healthiest

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UW-Madison was recognized as one of the healthiest college campuses in the nation by Active Minds. The award celebrates colleges that demonstrate excellence in promoting student health and well-being. The UW was cited for extensive mental health training and promoting health in the curriculum.  

Campus Initiatives

Learning management system shift underway

Photo: Students listening to lecture in large classroom

The Canvas learning management system will be used in a few hundred courses this fall. The plan is for Canvas to become the single LMS on campus, with support for D2L and Moodle to be discontinued by 2018. Hands-on training sessions, individual consultations and numerous online resources are now available.

Inside Info

Regular dining hours to resume at University Housing

Photo: Executive Chef Paul Sprunger

University Housing’s six dining markets soon will return to regular hours for the fall semester. Customers will see added variety and new recipes, including specialty sandwiches, weekly fresh fish options, more grab-and-go items and specialty pizzas. More locations will also be going cashless.


New faculty focus: Andy Garbacz

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Today, Inside UW-Madison launches a Q & A feature with the newest members of our faculty. First up is Professor of Educational Psychology Andy Garbacz. If you've joined the faculty during 2016, email us and we'll ask some questions about your work, your hobbies, and what you like about being here.

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Summer Sweet Spots video: Biocore Prairie

Photo: Flowers in Biocore Prairie

In 1997, Biocore students and staff began to restore an abandoned agricultural field near Picnic Point to tallgrass prairie. The Biocore Prairie is a field site for two lab courses and for summer research projects, service learning, and collaborative research and teaching with many other UW-Madison programs.


Miller assumes larger role in University Relations

Ben Miller

Director of Federal Relations Ben Miller will become assistant vice chancellor for government and corporate affairs, overseeing UW–Madison’s state, local, federal, corporate and visitor relations. He succeeds Charles Hoslet, who became vice chancellor for university relations.

In the Media

Watershed research stars in public TV documentary

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The future of the Yahara Watershed takes center stage in a new documentary born of a partnership between UW-Madison’s Water Sustainability and Climate project and Wisconsin Public Television. “Yahara Watershed: A Place of Change” will debut on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. on WPT.  


Twice as much Inside UW

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Inside UW-Madison returns to twice-weekly publication this week on Tuesdays and Thursdays until winter break. We hope you enjoy the news and features from across campus you find in Inside UW. Thanks for reading, and have a great semester!

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