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A Tale for the Time Being

“A Tale for the Time Being,” a new novel from critically acclaimed and best-selling author Ruth Ozeki, is the selection for the fifth year of Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common-reading program. Go Big Read organizers encouraged the campus community to suggest fiction titles that fit into a theme of global connections.  

Top Stories

Letters & Science finalists to conduct presentations

Photo: Bascom Hall

Finalists for dean of the College of Letters & Science will conduct public presentations and question and answer sessions ahead of the end of the semester.

Three finalists vie to lead RecSports

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Three finalists have been selected for the position of director of the Division of Recreational Sports. Faculty, staff, students and community members will have opportunities to meet them in a series of open forums next week.

Friends of the Arboretum Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11,  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Choose from hundreds of species of native plans and connect with experts on your questions.

Around Campus

Flu expert elected to National Academy of Sciences

Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a professor of pathobiological sciences in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and leading expert on influenza, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Jazzin’ benefit supports campus child care

The campus community is invited to enjoy an evening of jazz music while supporting campus child care  programs. Well-known local jazz singer Jan Wheaton will perform at the 16th annual Jazzin’ benefit Thursday, May 30. Silent auction bidding is underway now.

Straub named CALS senior associate dean

Richard Straub, professor of biological systems engineering, has been named senior associate dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Straub will replace Birl Lowery, who is stepping down at the end of July.  

Campus Initiatives

Administrative Excellence forum planned for May 10

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A campus forum on the progress of Administrative Excellence (AE) projects will be held Friday, May 10, at Union South. The main topic for the forum will be the work of the Enterprise IT Decision-Making team. Time permitting, an update on all AE projects will be provided at the forum.


New DoIT Tech Store and Help Desk opens

A DoIT Tech Store and Help Desk is now open at 333 East Campus Mall. DoIT's third location offers tech merchandise, such as laptops, software, headphones and accessories, as well as Help Desk services.  


Raymond receives 2013 Women in the Law award

The Wisconsin Law Journal included UW Law School Dean Margaret Raymond among the 27 outstanding female attorneys and judges named as 2013 Women in the Law. The award recognizes women who have made their mark on Wisconsin's legal community


Juvenile justice photographer speaking today

Photo: poster for juvenile justice photo exhibition

Richard Ross, a photographer, researcher and professor of art at UC-Santa Barbara whose Juvenile In Justice project documents the placement and treatment of American juveniles, will be on campus to discuss his powerful exhibition today at 4 p.m. in the Education Building.


Your favorite outdoor spots

On Tuesday, we asked about some of your favorite outdoor spots. Although the weather has turned colder, we received a wealth of suggestions, including the Botany Garden, the space between the Red Gym and Pyle Center and the Washburn Observatory lawn.

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