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Lincoln: The man and the movie

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President Abraham Lincoln is more monument than man to many Americans, with his image printed on our currency and seated atop Bascom Hill, among other places. On Friday, director Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln” debuts. Campus experts discuss the depiction of presidents in the movies, what made Lincoln a great president and what today’s leaders could learn from him.

Top Stories

Campus begins updating security cameras

In partnership with Physical Plant, the UW Police Department has begun upgrading the campus standard for security cameras from analog to wireless IP. The advantages of the new technology have already proven the wisdom of changing with the times.

Astrobiology research supported by $9 million grant

With the help of a new grant from NASA, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers are guiding the search for signs of life on distant planets — while keeping their feet firmly planted on Earth.

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Around Campus

Traditional dinner concerts herald the holidays

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Tickets are on sale for the 79th Annual Wisconsin Union Tudor Holiday Dinner Concerts Nov. 28-Dec. 4, with traditional pageantry, rich choral presentations, and fine dining from wassail to figgy pudding.

Academic staff sought for campus committees

The Academic Staff Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on the approximately 40 campus committees that include academic staff members.

Inside Info

Wisconsin winemakers go local

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With local foods getting marquee treatment on grocery shelves and restaurant menus, Wisconsin winemakers want to make sure they have a place at the table. And they’ve earned it, a recent UW–Madison survey indicates.


Martin assists new students as CFYE director

In an interview, Carren Martin discusses her new role as director of the Center for the First-Year Experience, changes in programs to aid first-year students, and new programs aimed at helping incoming students and their families succeed with their college transition.


Honors: Science fellows, gaming scholars, veterinary distinction

Four UW faculty named as Kavli Fellows; three professors recognized among the "Greatest Gaming Scholars of All Time;" former School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Daryl Buss and Chris Snyder honored by state veterinary group.


‘The Cradle Will Rock’ at University Theatre

Photo from "The Cradle Will Rock"

Written in 1937 by Marc Blitzstein as part of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Theatre Project, "The Cradle Will Rock" is a musical satire about union organization and societal corruption. University Theatre opens its production of the play tomorrow night in the Mitchell Theatre.

Wisconsin Singers stage 45th anniversary show

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The Wisconsin Singers’ 45th anniversary show will premier on the Overture Capitol Theater stage on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. “Can’t Stop Us Now!” features powerful vocals, choreography, instrumentals and clever humor from some of UW–Madison's most talented students.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a great Thanksgiving. We'll return on Nov. 27.

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