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Cycling through the cold

It's cold, snowy and icy out there, but that isn't stopping the legion of campus bikers. Interested in trying? Aaron Crandall, avid cyclist and the key organizer for Madison Bike Winter, shares his tips for safe and effective winter biking.

Top Stories

Share the Wonderful exceeds its goal

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People banded together to help ensure a stronger future for the university. From around the world, and from just next door, friends of UW-Madison embraced a new multimedia annual giving campaign called Share the Wonderful — and enabled it to top its $10 million goal.

RecycleMania hits campus

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For the first time, UW-Madison will participate in the nationwide RecycleMania competition against more than 300 colleges and universities. The eight-week tournament begins Feb. 3.

Nominate an Outstanding Classified Employee

The Classified Employee Recognition Program (CERA) recognizes employees for outstanding service to students, the public or for other contributions to UW-Madison.

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Around Campus

Nominations, applicants sought for rec sports director

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applications and nominations for the position of director of recreational sports. The new director will succeed Dale Carruthers, who retired in September. John Horn is serving as interim director.

SPA conference seeks out “Educational Mindset”

Excitement is building for the Student Personnel Association’s 2013 conference on campus. The conference takes place on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Union South. This year’s theme is “An Educational Mindset: Higher Education and the Virtual Generation.”

Inside Info

Well enough for school?

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As winter progresses, chances are you’ll encounter runny noses and sore throats.  Parents face the decision of whether a child is well enough to go to school. Here are some helpful tips.

Introducing...

Assistant Engineering Professor Melih Eriten

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Melih Eriten says he found the decision to move to UW–Madison in August — after job offers from several other universities — "not even questionable," thanks in part to the Mechanical Engineering department's collaborative culture.

Milestones

Applications sought for international studies grants

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Grants of $5,000 to $50,000 are now available to faculty and staff, working individually or in teams, for one- to three-year projects that advance area and international studies at UW-Madison.

Gaus lands $950,000 for medical project in Ecuador

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Andean Health and Development, a non-governmental organization founded by Dr. David Gaus that is dedicated to improving health care in Latin America, has been awarded a $950,000 grant for a new family medicine training program in Ecuador.

Henderson win Regents’ Diversity Award

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Engineering physics Professor Douglass Henderson won a Regents' Diversity Award for his work with the Graduate Engineering Research Scholars program, designed to offer students a support network of peers as part of a community of graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Events

Speakers announced at Big Learning Event reception

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Panelists for the second Big Learning Event will be revealed at a kickoff reception in Gordon Dining and Event Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The speakers for the event, to be held June 5-6, were nominated by attendees of the first event and the campus community.

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