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Res hall rising

Image: Rendering of New 32

A new $17.3 million residence hall, temporarily named New 32 Hall (for the former parking lot where it is being built), will be ready to house more than 170 students next fall. The last in a series of new buildings envisioned in University Housing's master plan will have a conservation and sustainability theme. Its permanent name is expected to reflect that.

Top Stories

Regents alter enrollment policy, approve HR plan

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents made an important change to nonresident enrollment guidelines and cleared the way for implementation of UW-Madison’s HR Design strategic plan.

Reilly addresses pay plan concerns

Photo: Kevin Reilly

UW System President Kevin Reilly says with the economy improving, it's time to address the widening pay gap between the UW and its peer institutions, but it's too soon to say how much or when, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Find the Perfect Holiday Gift at the DoIT Tech Store

Shop with friends at the Tech Store. Try out the hottest new products and get advice from the tech experts on the perfect gift. Special after hours shopping event at 1210 W. Dayton from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12!

Around Campus

Partners In Giving deadline

Graphic: Partners in Giving logo

This Wednesday is the deadline for giving to your favorite nonprofits through a 2013 UW payroll deduction. Simply complete and turn in your Partners In Giving pledge form. Contact the Partners Campaign Chair in your department if you need another form. You may also give by credit card online.

Physical Plant finalists interview this week

Three finalists will interview this week for the position of Director of Physical Plant in Facilities Planning and Management. Campus sessions have been arranged today, Thursday and Friday to meet the candidates.  

Richter to address December grads

UW-Madison graduate and Athletic Director Emeritus Pat Richter will deliver the charge to graduates at the university's winter commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. in the Kohl Center. The ceremony will be streamed live on the university's website.

Inside Info

Gluten-free diets popular, but not always needed

Gluten-free diets have become popular with some weight-loss dieters and nutrition-conscious consumers. But recent studies show that most dieters who remove gluten from their diet are making these changes without a strong medical reason.

‘Trouble in Toyland’ advises holiday caution

Photo: hazardous toys

You would never knowingly buy a child a hazardous toy as a holiday gift, but the dangers might not always be obvious. That's why the annual "Trouble in Toyland" report lists toys that can threaten our "littlest consumers."  

Buzz

Innovating for our energy future

The Wisconsin Energy Institute will bring together researchers to identify solutions for energy challenges where fossil fuels are replaced by sustainable alternatives. This video introduces the institute.

Milestones

Skloot’s play keeps on giving

Photo: Bob Skloot

Bob Skloot's play about Raphael Lemkin, "If the Whole Body Dies," helps keep alive Lemkin's fight against genocide. The one-act play by the emeritus professor of theatre and drama and Jewish studies was recently staged at the University of Kansas.

Events

Explore SoundWaves at Discovery

Photo: SoundWaves logo

Join university scientists and musicians as they explore "The Consequences of Sequence" during the Dec. 14 debut of SoundWaves, a new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery free evening series examining the relationship between science and music.

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