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Tombstone mystery solved

The 173-year-old tombstone of one of the two people buried on Bascom Hill has found its way to a near-west side home. Janet Niewold, development director for the Morgridge Center for Public Service, says the stone – which was discovered by workers on hill in 1922 but later disappeared – has been a fixture in her back yard since she moved in 21 years ago.

Top Stories

New concealed carry rules take effect today

Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law takes effect today, Tuesday, Nov. 1, and it brings important changes to rules on the UW-Madison campus. Permitted concealed carry of weapons will be allowed throughout the state, including on campus grounds and parking areas.

Forum examines opportunities, efficiencies

A campus-wide forum on the Administrative Excellence initiative drew 230 people to Union South on Oct. 27 to discuss ways to seize opportunities to achieve budget savings.

Pro Arte 100th Birthday Celebration Continues

Pro Arte Quartet’s 100th anniversary runs throughout the year, featuring lectures, interviews and musical events.  Join us for performances ranging from classical repertoire concerts to world premieres of exciting new music.

Around Campus

Education Building wins top environmental ranking

The Education Building’s renovations gave the building new life and made it the first and only building in the UW System to receive the highest ranking for a green-built building: LEED Platinum.

Retired ag scientists glean UW crops for food pantries

Although organic carrots and squash are fat and flavorful, they’re just byproducts on plots at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station. They're planted for the purpose of harvesting data. But that doesn’t mean that all of that goodness goes to waste.

City Clerk seeks faculty, staff assistance

The city of Madison clerk’s office is seeking UW-Madison faculty and staff to serve as special registration deputies to provide assistance to students as they exercise their right to vote in upcoming elections.

Inside Info

Halloween candy calorie counter

Do you have a bag of leftover Halloween candy on your desk today? Enjoy it, but also take a few seconds to consider the nutritional content in this handy guide from UW Health.


Ask a Librarian service now available by text

UW Libraries patrons have the opportunity to ask questions of librarians in a new way. Texting is now an option for the Ask a Librarian service, which allows faculty and staff to connect with reference librarians.


Nominate colleagues for academic staff awards by Jan. 23

From now until Jan. 23, UW-Madison and UW System are accepting nominations for academic staff excellence in a variety of categories.

Two named Law School Teachers of the Year

Howard Erlanger and Leslie Shear have been honored by the Wisconsin Law Alumni Association (WLAA) with the 2011 "Teacher of the Year" awards in recognition of outstanding classroom instruction at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

In Memoriam

Campus colleagues, family to remember John Torphy

A memorial event has been scheduled for the late John Torphy, former UW–Madison vice chancellor for administration. It will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 from 3-6 p.m. in Great Hall of the Memorial Union.


Savion Glover: SoLe Sanctuary

8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Wisconsin Union Theater.  From “best tap dancer alive today” to “best tap dancer of all time," Savion Glover is generally known as the King of Tap.


Majoring in “Change”

Have you seen UW-Madison's new institutional TV spot? Produced by 1/29 Creative, it has a different look and feel than most collegiate ads. What do you think?

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.