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Faculty art at the Chazen

Every four years, the Art Department’s faculty exhibition unites the university’s educational and artistic missions. On Feb. 3, visitors to the Chazen Museum of Art had a first look at “Compendium 2012,” showcasing current works by 46 current and emeritus faculty, staff and affiliates. Related: View complete details of the show, including two pieces (pictured) by professor Derrick Buisch.

Top Stories

New general manager takes over at University Club

Photo: Justin Duris

Justin Duris worked in catering while studying biology at the University of Minnesota. Much to his surprise, he discovered he like the catering business, so much so that he has made a career out of it. The Watertown, Wis. native has been named general manager of the University Club.

Ward: Second Chadima allegation surfaces

In a statement Monday, Interim Chancellor David Ward said UWPD is investigating a second allegation against former senior associate athletic director John Chadima. Ward has asked Patrick Fiedler to conduct an independent inquiry and outlined options for reporting information.

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Around Campus

First Book Award lends crucial support to junior faculty

From the time they are hired, humanities faculty members begin working to turn the dissertation that earned them a Ph.D. into a book that will earn them tenure. But it’s not as easy as handing pages over to a publisher. The Center for the Humanities has made this process a lot easier for three scholars.

UW launches Wisconsin Idea Scholars Program

A group of 31 community leaders from all over the state will convene as part of the Wisconsin Idea Scholars Program. The group includes CEOs, nonprofit leaders, farmers, small business owners and others to discuss what matters to them, their communities and how the Wisconsin Idea can continue to grow.

Evolution’s oddities are focus of Darwin Day

Photo: Charles Darwin

The annual celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday on campus will highlight the evolutionary significance of strange life forms, including the octopus and enormous flowers. The events -- all free and open to the public -- will start Thursday, Feb. 9.

Inside Info

Roundabouts at the intersection of safety, efficiency

Roundabouts provide drivers an efficient, safer alternative to traditional four-way intersections governed by stop signs or traffic signals, says David Noyce, professor of civil and environmental engineering.


Social media and your career

The Adult Career and Spe­cial Stu­dent Ser­vices depart­ment of the Division of Continuing Studies offers advice on how to take advantage of social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook to build your professional profile, network and research career opportunities. The sites can be a gold mine of sup­port, ideas, and contacts.


Sabbatical recipients announced

135 faculty have been granted sabbaticals for the 2012-13 academic year, according to the Academic Personnel Office.

In the Media

DARE nearly completed after 50 years

From whoopensocker to upscuddle, strubbly to swivet, 50 years after it was first conceived the Dictionary of American Regional English is finally about to reach the end of the alphabet. The project was recently featured in The Guardian.


Talk addresses access, affordability in higher ed

7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St. University of Arizona professor Gary Rhoades (pictured) will provide a seasoned, national perspective on the factors affecting college affordability, social stratification, and educational quality.


Romantic campus

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. What are the most romantic places on campus? Or great campus gift ideas? Share your ideas and we'll showcase them on Thursday. One commenter will win a UW mug.

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