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Beginning of the end

A visitor might mistake Library Mall for a demonstration lot for construction equipment. That's because the mall is a vital link in a complex, multi-year project to ensure redundant supply of electricity, heat and cooling to the campus. But with good weather and a bit of luck, the surface could be largely put back together by mid-December.

Top Stories

Native American heritage reaches deep into campus

November is celebrated as Native American Heritage Month. Inside UW-Madison recently visited with Aaron Bird Bear (pictured), an academic adviser in the School of Education, to discuss the history of what is now campus and ways to get involved through the rest of the month.

Race track manager, philanthropist: Campus Services head gives back

As the Partners in Giving campaign enters its last few weeks, some of its strongest support comes from Dave Grueneberg (pictured, with Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart) from his small basement office on Charter Street.

Pro Arte Centennial Celebration Continues

Join the Pro Arte Quartet as we honor our 100th birthday this year! The celebration continues this week with world premiere of Paul Schoenfield’s Three Rhapsodies for Piano Quintet, and presentations by acclaimed radio host Bill McGlaughlin.

Around Campus

Staffers share Thanksgiving with international visitors

For 52 years, volunteers from Madison Friends of International Students have worked to bridge the gaps between international students and scholars and their families around the holidays. This Thanksgiving is no exception.

Tickets available for legendary Shakhashiri chemistry demonstration

The annual chemistry spectacle “Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri” (pictured) is coming up in December. Tickets for the free event are available at The Christmas Lecture website.

Inside Info

The beauty of beets

UW-Madison plant scientist Irwin Goldman is the nation’s leading expert on beets and the nation's only publicly supported beet breeder. In this segment on Wisconsin Public Radio’s "Wisconsin Life," he shares his recipe for roasted beets.

In the Media

Money-saving strategies for holiday shopping

Bring your smartphone to snag mobile and social media shopping deals, advises Deborah Mitchell, (pictured) executive director for the Center of Brand and Product Management in the Wisconsin School of Business, in this Wall Street Journal story.

Events

“Bat Boy” flies into University Theatre

Nov. 18-Dec. 10 in the Mitchell Theatre. Based on the fictitious celebrity who brought fame to the supermarket tabloid Weekly World News, "Bat Boy: The Musical" opens Friday.

Interact

Giving thanks on campus

Last week, Inside UW-Madison asked who or what you were most thankful for on campus. Read on to see a sampling of your responses, illustrated with images from our campus photo library.

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