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Connections through jewelry

Photo: Jewelry makers

As a service learning project within Wisconsin Without Borders, students at UW-Madison have made lasting connections with a village in Ecuador through a microenterprise project.  This past summer, UW students worked with the women of La Calera to design a line of jewelry, develop systems for managing orders and inventory, create promotional materials and buy products to sell at home in Madison.

Top Stories

100 years of discovery: Celebrating South Pole research

Photo: IceCube

To mark the centennial of Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole, the IceCube Research Center is hosting an evening of exploration and learning on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6:30-8:30 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

UHS: Understanding and managing student stress

Inside UW-Madison recently talked with Rob Sepich, stress management specialist, and Danielle Oakley, director of counseling and consultation services at University Health Services about student stress and ways to help.

UW tops 10,000-degree plateau

Photo: Graduation

UW-Madison and its students are doing what they can to meet the nation’s demands for more college graduates. In the 2010-11 academic year, UW-Madison for the first time eclipsed the 10,000-mark for undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees conferred.

Book your official Rose Bowl Tour package!

Reserve your spot on the only Official Badger Bowl Tour brought to you by the Wisconsin Alumni Association and Wisconsin Athletics. As a traveler you’ll receive perks, access, convenience and camaraderie you won’t find anywhere else. On, Wisconsin!

Around Campus

SOHE dean search and screen committee at work

A search and screen committee has been appointed to assist the administration in the identification and selection of candidates for the next dean of the School of Human Ecology.

Submit a creative reaction to “Enrique’s Journey”

Go Big Read is inviting all UW-Madison students, staff, faculty and Dane County residents to submit a creative piece in reaction to the reading of the book "Enrique's Journey" to compete in the juried exhibit "Our Nations of Others."

Annual Christmas lab show canceled

Photo: Bassam Shakhashiri conducting experiment

Due to a family medical emergency, the 2011 “Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri” shows, presented by Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11, have been canceled.

Buzz

Pop Quiz: Testing to enhance learning and retention

Emerging research on the effectiveness of "test-enhanced learning" inspires psychology's Brad Postle to test whether quizzing or simply hitting the books leads to more "A's" in his large lecture course on cognitive psychology.

Milestones

Bernard Easterday: 50 years of UW dedication

Dr. Bernard Easterday, professor and dean emeritus at the School of Veterinary Medicine, is marking 50 years of activity on the UW-Madison campus. When he’s not flying his airplane, often he can be found in his office or in a classroom, proudly teaching the next generation of veterinarians.

Essenmacher named L&S associate dean of student academic affairs

College of Letters & Science Dean Gary Sandefur has named Gery Essenmacher associate dean of student academic affairs in the College of Letters & Science.

Interact

Party time

Office holiday and year-end party season is fast approaching. Does your school, college or unit have unusual plans that differ from the average pot-luck? Tell us about them: Most creative submission wins a UW coffee mug.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.