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Keeping campus clear of snow

Old Man Winter decided to mostly sleep through the first semester. But when the snow finally did hit – last Thursday and again this morning – UW-Madison grounds crews didn’t hit the snooze button. Workers were ready to clear pathways for UW staff and faculty. Physical Plant coordinates the clearing of a whopping 50 miles of sidewalks and 12 miles of road.

Top Stories

University Roundtable kicks off spring series Feb. 8

A look at the life-changing Odyssey Project, the use of floral imagery to influence behavior by the Japanese government and the fascinating world of brain-computer interfaces will all be part of the University Roundtable speaker series this spring.

Cows on campus to get updated home

The campus home of dairy cows is getting a long-awaited update. In May, the university will undertake a $3 million remodeling of the Dairy Cattle Center on Linden Drive.

Teach Me How to Apply a Screen Protector

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Around Campus

Cooperative Extension marks 100 years

Cooperative Extension’s first agent, E.L. Luther (pictured) made farm visits using a two-cylinder motorbike. A century later, the service's educators continue to serve as a portal to educational resources for individuals, families, businesses and communities around the state.

UW Press reports banner year for book sales

Print book sales at the University of Wisconsin Press bounced back in 2011 from a recession-driven slump. The list of the 15 bestsellers in 2011 includes books that appeal to lovers of popular culture and books of a more scholarly nature.

Search committee named for SVM dean

A search-and-screen committee has been appointed to assist UW-Madison's administration to identify and select candidates for the next dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Inside Info

Returning to exercise after the holiday season

How can you make sure this New Year's fitness resolution is more than just a memory come spring? UW Health Sports Medicine exercise specialist and USA Triathlon certified coach Karla Bock (pictured) says start slow, make time for exercise and do something you enjoy.

Buzz

Free network access for UW-Madison travelers

Employees and students can now use their UW NetID and password to connect to networks when visiting hundreds of higher-ed institutions worldwide.

Milestones

UW biochemist to serve on president’s National Medal of Science committee

Biochemist Judith Kimble has been selected to serve on President Obama's Committee on the National Medal of Science. As a committee member, Kimble will help choose the next winners of the National Medal of Science, the nation's most prestigious science award.

In the Media

Chancellor Ward discusses the Wisconsin Idea on “For the Record”

Photo: Chancellor Ward

Interim Chancellor David Ward discusses the benefits of the Wisconsin Idea and the university's long-standing commitment to serving the state and the world in an appearance on WISC-TV's "For the Record."

Interact

Dr. King’s lasting influence

How does the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. influence your life or work on campus? Share your thoughts. Inside UW returns to its regular publication schedule on Jan. 24. Send your story ideas for the upcoming semester to insideuw@uc.wisc.edu.

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