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Campus mail: Employees deliver

Photo: Campus Mail sorting

Four guys, 128 buildings, 181 stops. Despite the expansive size of the campus, the mail sorting area fits into a small basement corner on Charter Street. It’s an apt metaphor for the crew: small but mighty. Above, Jeff Fure, ship and mail associate in Facilities Planning and Management, places sorted mail into cartons to be loaded into delivery vehicles.

Top Stories

Team Rubicon co-founder to speak to graduates

Photo: Jake Wood

Jake Wood, president of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit veterans' service organization that he co-founded following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, will speak to graduates at this year's winter commencement on Dec. 18.

A dot’s a lot, but the Registry it’s not!

Even if you already have a donor dot on your driver’s license, make sure your wishes are legally authorized. Don’t wait for a trip to the DMV, join one million other organ donors and go online to register today.

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Around Campus

350 tons of e-waste recycled

UW-Madison has led the effort -- across state agencies, other campuses and municipalities -- in recycling more than 350 tons of computers, monitors, and peripheral equipment between July 2010 and June 2011.

Debra Shapiro: Food blooger promotes local eating

Photo: Deb Shapiro

A regular at farmers markets and connoisseur of in-season fruits and vegetables, School of Library and Information Studies instructor Debra Shapiro has been eating fresh and local produce for her entire life and promotes it and other foods through her blog, Deb's Lunch.

Inside Info

Smart shopping for safe toys

Photo: Safe Kids Coalition

Aqua Dots. Lawn darts. Front-loading Easy Bake Ovens. While these notorious toys may be things of the past, choosing safe toys for their children remains a priority for parents, especially during the holiday gifting season, according to the Safe Kids Coalition.

Buzz

“A date which will live in infamy..”

Photo: Convocation

The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 sent shock waves through the campus. A few days later, on Dec. 12, 1941, President Clarence Dykstra called an all-university convocation (pictured) at the Field House. Listen to audio from the Found in the University Archives! blog.

In Memoriam

Anton “Tony” Rajer remembered

Photo: Tony Rajer

From the shores of Lake Michigan to the halls of the Sistine Chapel to the rubble-strewn scene of 9/11, Tony Rajer lived a life of pursuing knowledge and serving others. He was an accomplished art conservator, humanitarian and long-time instructor of UW-Madison Continuing Studies art classes.

Pioneering molecular biologist passes away

Masayasu Nomura, 84, a molecular biologist who studied the structure that forms proteins inside cells at UW-Madison between 1963 and 1984, passed away on Nov. 19 in California.

Interact

Rose Bowl bound!

Photo: Bret Bielema

The Badgers are headed back to Pasadena and Montee Ball has been named a Heisman Trophy finalist. Share your congratulations with Ball, student-athletes from the football team, or with colleagues at the Athletic Department.

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