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Institutional memories

"One of the challenges I really like is putting pieces together, whether it’s with search committees or commencement to keep things organized and flowing to achieve a successful end result," says David Musolf, who will be retiring after serving 19 years as secretary of the faculty. Musolf defines "institutional memory" at UW-Madison, having started working on campus 50 years ago as an undergraduate.

Top Stories

APR charts a better e-reimbursement experience

Improvements to the campus’ e-reimbursement system should ease the process of creating and approving travel expense reports. The Administrative Process Redesign project’s Traveler e-Reimbursement Team has worked for the past year to improve the system’s customer experience.

SOAR launches with renewed focus

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) has officially launched at Union South, promising an experience that will be slightly different for 2012's incoming students.

Officials present recommended campus bus changes

Campus transportation officials will recommend changes to the campus bus system that will eliminate one Route 81 bus from the rotation and the combination of Routes 80 and 85.

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Around Campus

Wisconsin team reveals way to treat brain tumors

New research from the brain-tumor research lab of Dr. John Kuo explains why the incurable brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is highly resistant to current chemotherapies. People diagnosed with GBM live on average for only 15 months after diagnosis.

Transit of Venus a rare event

This evening, the planet Venus will cross the disk of the sun in what astronomers call a "transit." The Astronomy Department's Space Place and Washburn Observatory, have planned events that, weather permitting, will make viewing the transit easy and safe.

Course approval system goes online

Classes at UW-Madison can now be added, deleted or changed with the help of an online system for tracking and routing all course proposals.

Update: Central campus road closures

A handful of road closings are taking place this week around the Charter Street Heating Plant and Observatory Drive areas.

New food composting option for commuters

Commuters to campus now have a new site to drop off compostable food waste from home or office. The two new bins are located on the north side of the Lot 76 ramp, accessible via a roundabout near the Goodman Softball Complex.

Inside Info

WiscCal changes: What to do to get started

Your old WiscCal calendar was retired on June 2, and the new calendar began operation yesterday. The conversion is nearly complete and there are steps you can take to learn to use your new calendar.


Sweet! New videos spotlight campus beauty

Photo: Summer Sweet Spots

A new video series -- UW Summer Sweet Spots --  captures the beauty of campus. Its debut takes a look at Allen Centennial Gardens.


Division of Student Life honors staff, partners

Dean of Students Lori Berquam and the Division of Student Life honored staff award winners and campus partners at a ceremony on May 21.

Mehle, Pagliarini named Shaw Scientists

Andrew Mehle, assistant professor of medical microbiology and immunology, and David Pagliarini, assistant professor of biochemistry have been named 2012 Shaw Scientists by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.


Recapping our first year

Rankings, red-tailed hawks and winter weather. Looking back on our first year of Inside UW, those are among the ten most popular stories, as measured by clicks on links in the newsletter.

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