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Watch the birdie: HawkCam a hit

There’s only one thing growing faster than the three feathery lumps in the hawk’s nest on Weeks Hall: their audience. A pair of red-tailed hawks is raising three young chicks — formally called eyasses — on a ledge just below the four-story roof edge on the Geosciences building and under the watchful eye of a live webcam.  

Top Stories

Student Personnel Association honors nine

The Student Personnel Association recently honored the efforts of nine individuals with its Outstanding Achievement Awards.

After epic debate, avian flu research sees light of day

After a marathon debate over a pair of studies that show how the avian H5N1 influenza virus could become transmissible in mammals, and an unprecedented recommendation by a government review panel to block publication, the UW study was finally and fully published in the journal Nature.

Bartz to address graduates at spring commencement

Carol Bartz, the former CEO and president of Autodesk and Yahoo!, is returning to her alma mater to deliver the charge to the graduates at four commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, at the Kohl Center. "I missed my own graduation ceremony here in 1971 so I'm really going to enjoy this with the class of 2012," she says.

Friends of the Arboretum Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway. Hundreds of species to choose from. Experts on hand to answer your questions. Get all the details.

Around Campus

Passion for study abroad brings Gold to IAP

Dan Gold

The seeds of Dan Gold’s international interests were planted even before he was born, when his parents took a year off to travel around the world. His latest adventure in international education brings him to Madison as director of International Academic Programs.

Moped changes to increase campus safety

Moped drivers will now be able to count on a parking spot starting Sept. 1 when a new parking system from Transportation Services goes into effect.

UW couple competes in ‘Amazing Race’ finale


On Sunday, “The Amazing Race” will come to an end for Major Dave Brown, Jr. and his wife, Rachel. The only question is whether Dave, an assistant professor of military science, and Rachel, a UW-Madison human ecology graduate, will beat the three other couples in the two-hour finale airing at 7 p.m. on CBS.

Berquam encourages students to stay safe at Mifflin

Dean of Students Lori Berquam is hoping students decide to skip the Mifflin Street block party this weekend. But if they do attend, she's suggesting they listen closely to public safety officials and remember that dangerous behavior can have long-lasting consequences. Faculty and staff can help by discussing the topic briefly in class today and Friday.

Inside Info

Get ready to bike to work with confidence

Photo: Bike to Work

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and UWell, the university’s new wellness initiative, will co-host a free seminar to kick off Bike to Work Week on Monday, May 14, at noon in the Forum of the Discovery Building. Bike to Work Week runs through Friday, May 18. Related: Bike thefts prompt the UW Police Department to ask campus-area bikers to lock up and report suspicious activity.


Hotvedt honored for her work to end sexual violence

Photo: Carmen Hotvedt

For her dedication to ending sexual violence, Carmen Hotvedt, a violence prevention specialist for University Health Services, has been honored with a 2012 Voices of Courage Award from the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault.


Wunk Sheek Pow-Wow is Saturday

The Wunk Sheek Pow-Wow is Saturday, May 5, at the Shell. The event is marked by a grand entry at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and a feast at 5 p.m. Don't know anything about pow-wow? Come to "Pow-wow 101" an educational presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, May 4, in room 159 of the Education Building.


You’re looking at … the Memorial Union Craftshop


Six of you correctly identified Tuesday's "What are you looking at?" photo as the collection of painted tiles that make up the "Walk This Way" mural just outside of the Craftshop at the Memorial Union. On June 22, the Craftshop will close for two years for the Memorial Union renovation. Congratulations to Bradley Molzahn of DoIT who was drawn as the winner of a UW mug.

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