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A campus grieves for JFK

Photo: JFK memorial service on Bascom Hill

Each generation has a "where-were-you-when" moment that serves as a generational touchstone. For Baby Boomers, that moment happened 50 years ago this Friday, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a Dallas motorcade. On campus, stunned students, faculty and staff helped shoulder the burden of a grieving nation. They share their recollections of that tragic, defining day.

Top Stories

Blank’s state tour includes visit with vegetable growers

Photo: Blank holding a potato

Research advances at UW-Madison's Hancock Agricultural Research Station are keeping vegetable growers on the cutting edge of the industry, producers told Chancellor Rebecca Blank Tuesday. Blank, as part of her statewide outreach tour, met with more than two dozen local growers and industry professionals at the station.

Explore Arts on Campus

Your gateway to campus arts activities is  Find details on art exhibits, theater, dance and music performances, film and more.

Around Campus

Bucky’s Butchery now taking holiday orders

Photo: ham

Bucky’s Butchery, campus’s own meat shop that’s largely run by CALS animal sciences students, has started taking orders for holiday ham and prime rib. To order, fill out this form and email it to, or drop it off at the butchery Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

New service to help navigate ethical dilemmas

Photo: The Thinker sculpture

A new service will provide the UW-Madison research community with another checkpoint on ethical challenges that arise across the research spectrum. The Research Ethics Consultation Service (RECS), sponsored by UW-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research, is available to all researchers at UW-Madison and affiliated research centers.

Outside UW

Dairy science in spotlight as field advances

Photo: Brown Swiss cow

Dairy science is no longer the field of straw hats and bib overalls. The UW’s future is as thoroughly milk-soaked as its past. Wisconsin is still heavily invested in dairy, an industry worth $26 billion a year to the state. And that means that milk matters to the UW.

Campus Initiatives

Purchasing finds hidden ‘green’ in common products

Photo: roll of toilet paper

UW-Madison has organized a team of facilities personnel from across campus in a "green" initiative to review and select a standard set of common-use products, including paper hand towels, toilet paper, plastic trash bags and cleaning solutions. Related: Sustainable housing takes root.

Inside Info

Thanksgiving, Black Friday and holiday shopping

Photo: shoppers on Black Friday

More and more retailers are announcing that they will be open to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day. Will you be among the crowds? Jerry O’Brien, executive director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing Excellence in the School of Human Ecology, offers his thoughts and tips on the holiday buying season.


Don’t let winter destroy your devices

Photo: Cell phone in the snow

Just like us, our phones and tablets feel the pain of winter. Cold weather runs down their battery faster and makes their screen more sensitive and more likely to break in winter. With the cold weather upon us in Madison, here are a few tips to keep your technology device safe from the woes of winter.

In the Media

BBC lauds Madison as a great university town

Photo: State capitol at sunset

"Madison is perhaps one of the loveliest college towns in the US Midwest," gushes the Travel section. "It is also one of the healthiest, with pedestrianised streets, miles of dedicated bike lanes, four lakes and numerous parks," according to an article titled "Living in: Great university towns."


UW-Madison hosts NCAA soccer tournament opener

Photo: soccer player

The men’s soccer team is preparing to host its first NCAA Tournament game since 1995 and advanced sale tickets are now available to purchase. The Badgers will host in-state rival Milwaukee tonight at 7 at McClimon Soccer Complex. Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the ticket office.


What are you looking at? SERF Sculpture

This week's photo may have been one of our toughest yet. It pictured the tip of a polished stainless-steel sculpture, Interspirt, outside the SERF (Southeast Recreation Facility). Tracy Mores of CFYE is our winner, one of only two correct answers. Inside UW is off next week, returning on Dec. 3.

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