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An autumn glow

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Autumn-colored foliage clings to the exterior windows of the Memorial Union as nighttime falls and visitors talk inside under the warm glow of lights at the Rathskeller as Thanksgiving approaches.

Top Stories

Reminder: Guidelines for campus political activities

With political activity intensifying around the state, students, faculty and staff of all affiliations are engaged in expressing their views on upcoming state and national issues. However, by campus and UW System policy, not every campus building is an appropriate space for political activity.

Undergraduate Alexis Brown named Rhodes Scholar

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University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Alexis Brown is one of an elite group of American students to be awarded a 2012 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most coveted honors in the world of higher education.

Campus to issue voter IDs to students

University of Wisconsin-Madison students who do not have valid Wisconsin IDs will be issued a free supplemental identification card for voting purposes only.

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.

Pro Arte Quartet" Celebrating 100 Years

Around Campus

UWPD: Lock it up before you leave

Theft is one of the most common campus crimes. Lock offices, labs and common spaces before leaving for a long weekend.

Arboretum expo encourages shopping green and local

Holiday shopping takes on a local, sustainable twist at the "Close to Home: Arboretum Local Products Expo" Sunday, Nov. 27 at the UW Arboretum.

Big Learning Event seeks your big ideas for speakers

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The Big Learning Event, building on the popularity of its 2011 program, wants ideas for top-notch speakers for its upcoming program. The goal is to have the speakers selected and confirmed in spring 2012; the next BLE will be held in spring 2013.

Fish named vice president at Johns Hopkins University

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Alan Fish, associate vice chancellor for facilities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has accepted the job of vice president of real estate and campus services at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Inside Info

Tips on healthy holiday eating

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Enjoy the holidays and the delicious foods associated with them but this year, think about eating less, suggests Gayle Coleman with the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Milestones

Thorson selected for Athena Award

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Kristi Thorson, director of external relations for the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the fourth annual Athena Award for Young Professionals. The award is given to an emerging leader, age 25 to 40, who serves as a role model for young women.

Interact

Happy Thanksgiving!

Inside UW-Madison will take Thursday off for Thanksgiving, returning on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Enjoy the holiday!

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