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Holiday gift guide

From holiday cards to cheese to Badger attire to books and more, there is an abundance of items available right here on campus that would make the perfect presents for folks on your holiday list. The good news: no camping out, standing in long lines or fighting mall-area traffic are required to score these UW-Madison gifts.  

Top Stories

Union South wins sustainable building honor

Photo: Union South

The Wisconsin Union announced that Union South received a LEED Gold designation – one of the highest levels established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.

Revised HR Design Strategic Plan released

Following weeks of gathering feedback, a revised HR Design Strategic Plan has been released with modifications that reflect input given by members of the campus community to project leaders.

Find the Perfect Holiday Gift at the DoIT Tech Store

Shop with friends at the Tech Store. Try out the hottest new products and get advice from the tech experts on the perfect gift. Special after hours shopping event at 1210 W. Dayton from 5-8 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 12!

Around Campus

Tree, wreath and poinsettia sale starts Nov. 30

Photo: Tree and wreath sale

The Forestry Club and UW Horticultural Society will hold their Christmas tree, wreath and poinsettia sale from Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Stock Pavilion, 1675 Linden Drive.

Traffic lane on Lake Street closed until mid-December

The southbound lane in the 200 block of North Lake Street will be closed through Friday, Dec. 14, so that the old Gordon Commons can be demolished.

Campus Initiatives

UW plans migration to new email, calendar system

Image: At sign

A campuswide team working to employ a single email and calendar software supplier for the campus has completed critical steps toward implementing Microsoft Office 365.

UW-Madison Preferred products now available

Purchasing Services, with the support of an Administrative Excellence team, announced that several UW-Madison Preferred products, including common office supplies such as pens, writing pads, copy paper and remanufactured ink and toner cartridges, are now available for purchase.

Inside Info

Why do I need a strong password?

Hackers have dozens of tools at their disposal for cracking passwords. Simple passwords, such as those based on words in the dictionary, can be cracked in a matter of seconds. Here are some tips on password management from DoIT's Office of Campus Information Security.


Meet Maria Belodubrovskaya

Photo: Maria Belodubrovskaya

Maria Belodubrovskaya studies miscalculations in communications at the highest level of Soviet government. Her current project, “Politically Incorrect: Filmmaking under Stalin and the Failure of Power,” examines the Soviet Union’s failed attempt to use cinema as propaganda.


Washington Post reporter offers post-election insight

Photo: Dan Balz

Dan Balz, chief political correspondent for the Washington Post, will offer thoughts on the 2012 elections during the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Nafziger Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Baseball commissioner to address ethical leadership

Photo: Bud Selig

Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig will give the keynote address "Perspectives on Ethical Leadership — A View from the Commissioner," as part of Ethics Week, from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Plenary Room at Grainger Hall.

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