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Growing FIGs

Working with New York-based chef Scott Barton, (pictured at far left), undergraduates in a First-Year Interest Group (FIG), "Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom," prepare an authentic Brazilian meal in the Food Applications lab in Babcock Hall. The weekly dinner lab, taught by Jack Kloppenburg, professor of community and environmental sociology, is one part of a FIG expansion supported by Madison Initiative for Undergraduates funding.

Top Stories

HBO series plays leading role in ILS course

HBO’s Baltimore police drama “The Wire” has been described by many critics as the greatest television show of all time. It plays a leading role in UW's Integrated Liberal Studies 275: Narratives of Justice and Equality in Multicultural America taught by instructor Shawn Peters.

EPA Administrator Jackson to make Tuesday visit

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will visit campus Tuesday, Nov. 15 to discuss recent challenges to environmental laws and her agency’s efforts to work with businesses and create jobs.

Pro Arte 100th Birthday Celebration

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

Forums set to hear research compliance experiences

The Faculty Senate’s Research, Safety and Compliance Oversight Committee will hold a series of forums on Nov. 14, Nov. 16 and Nov. 22 to hear from faculty and staff on their experiences with research oversight.

Steenbock Library pilots office book delivery service

Steenbock Library is participating in a pilot project to deliver books directly to faculty and staff via interdepartmental mail.

Inside Info

Keeping children healthy during flu season

When the seasons start to change, pediatricians sense more than just winter in the air. Common colds, pink eyes, ear infections, coughs and the flu are guaranteed to arrive, just like the snow. UW Health pediatrician and SMPH assistant professor Caroline Paul, M.D. shares tips on how to keep kids healthy in the coming months.


Found in the Archives: Armistice Day, 1918

Step back in time to "That never to be forgotten day," Nov. 11, 1918, through this post on the UW Archives Tumblr site. The photo comes from a female undergraduate student’s scrapbook. Armistice Day is now known as Veterans Day.


Geography’s Knox celebrates 43-year career

After 43 years as a professor with the Department of Geography, Jim Knox is celebrating his retirement with a reception and special lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the University Club.


University League hosts Candlelight Concert

5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, Nakoma Country Club. The University League is a nonprofit membership organization open to all who support UW-Madison. Martha Fischer, professor of piano and Bill Lutes, UW artist in residence will perform "Love, Marriage and the Battle of the Sexes in American Musical Theatre." Read complete details.


What does your office fridge look like?

Nearly every workplace has one, and some are prettier than others. What does your campus office refrigerator look like? Email us a photo at The most interesting shots will be posted. One winner will receive a UW coffee mug.

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