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Enriching employees

From the first day of work to planning for retirement, a variety of enrichment programs are available to university employees. Last year, the Office of Human Resource Development offered more than 2,500 programs to nearly 38,000 people, all with a mission of supporting the university by supporting its employees.

Top Stories

Learn from one another at today’s Showcase


Showcase, the popular annual event spotlighting campus projects that improve work processes and learning environments, is being held today at the Memorial Union. Poster exhibits will be displayed from 8-11 a.m.; breakout sessions run from 9-10:45 a.m., and a keynote presentation and box lunch will go from 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Citizens, police honored by UWPD

The UW Police Department honored several civilians and members of its own staff for their community spirit and service at its 21st annual awards ceremony Monday night.

Celebrate Union South’s 1st Anniversary!

Contribute to the Time Capsule to be opened in 2061. Suggest favorite memories or items to include — Go to or email Deadline April 2.

Around Campus

Series profiles work of Engineers Without Borders

The Big Ten Network's "Impact the World" series profiled UW's Engineers Without Borders chapter, the largest in the United States. The group sends students and engineers around the globe to tackle engineering projects for people in need.

Not too late to vote absentee for April 3 election


Going on spring break? Here's how to cast a ballot in the April 3 election. Related: Here's what you need to know about policies regarding on-campus political activity.

Inside Info

Making egg dyes from natural ingredients

Image: Easter Basket

Egg dyeing is a tradition passed down through the ages from all corners of the world. The tradition continues today with one major difference: the widespread use of synthetic rather than natural dyes. See how to do it yourself.  


Announcing the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professors

The newly-created Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships recognize professors whose distinguished scholarship has advanced the confines of knowledge, and whose excellence has also included teaching or service.  It is a collaborative tool to reward and retain top faculty.  The five-year professorship provides a fixed allocation of flexible funds ($75,000).   The professor carries the title for the duration of their career at UW-Madison. Our most recent recipients are as follows.

Tisch Research Prize goes to Flanagan

Constance Flanagan

Constance Flanagan, a professor in the School of Human Ecology, accepted the 2012 Tisch Research Prize at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University this week.

In Memoriam

Boyer, influential scholar of religious history, dies

Paul Boyer, Merle Curti Chair Emeritus in American History at UW-Madison, died in Madison on Saturday, March 17, after a short bout with cancer. He was 76.

Noted anthropologist, student of the “dark side,” dies

Neil Whitehead

Neil L. Whitehead, a UW-Madison professor of anthropology known for his exploration of violence, warfare and what he called "dark shamanism," died Thursday, March 22, in Madison following a bout with illness.


Badger Varsity Band, “Dukes of Hazzard” star celebrate the 1970s

Mike Leckrone

The Badger band is preparing to celebrate the 1970s during the annual Varsity Band Concert, April 19-21 at the Kohl Center. This year, the Varsity Band invited special guest Tom Wopat, star of Broadway and TV's "Dukes of Hazzard," to join the celebration.


Nearly Spring Break time

Just a few days of class left until campus pauses for Spring Break. Whether it's travel or your normal routine, what are your plans? Most creative posting wins a UW mug.

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