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José Madera: Keeping a Latin beat

By day, José Madera is an assistant dean in the College of Letters & Science, but in his spare time he is a percussionist in MadiSalsa, which is dedicated to bringing the diversity of Latin music to the Midwest. Madera is shown at left in the foreground performing with the band. (Photo courtesy of Rejoy Photography.)

Top Stories

A farewell to the card catalog

Photo: Card catalogs

It will be the end of an era when the public card catalog is removed from its home in room 224 of Memorial Library on the UW–Madison campus. Removal of 6,700 drawers’ worth of cards will begin soon.

There’s still a chance to give to Partners in Giving

Chancellor David Ward and Provost Paul DeLuca give an update on the Partners in Giving Campaign, urging people to be generous ahead of tomorrow's contribution deadline.  

The ice rink cometh

There’s a lot of muscle behind the magic that regularly transforms the Kohl Center from a basketball arena to a hockey venue. It takes several dozen workers from athletics to transform the facility.

A dot’s a lot, but the Registry it’s not.

Even if you already have a donor dot on your driver’s license, make sure your wishes are legally authorized. Don’t wait for a trip to the DMV, join one million other organ donors and go online to register today.

Around Campus

Forestry club tree sale set for this weekend

The Forestry Club will be holding its 35th annual Christmas Tree Sale Dec. 2-4 in the Stock Pavilion. The event is known for its "drive-through" service and enthusiastic student volunteers.

Grad student Jennifer Conrad sees the beast in us all

While many people may not see themselves reflected when they look into the eyes of a dog or cat, when Jennifer Conrad sees an animal, she sees its connection to humanity. Conrad, a Literary Studies English Ph.D. student and art curator, splits her time between advising L & S honors students and exploring the link between humans and animals in literature and art.  

Inside Info

Winter is coming: What’s your survival plan?

A useful tip from UW Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain: Instead of waiting for New Year's resolutions, get a jump on a Winter survival plan around exercise, eating and physical activity.  

Milestones

Annual Call for pre-proposals for the Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment

The Provost’s Office is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff and students for the spring 2012 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition.

In the Media

Brown ‘completely stunned’ to be Rhodes Scholar

After surviving a nerve-wracking interview and learning she won a coveted Rhodes scholarship, Alexis Brown had to set aside her excitement momentarily to finish the task at hand: a paper due before Thanksgiving break, she tells Deb Ziff of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Interact

Entering the home stretch

The fall has flown by! Including today, just 13 class days are left. What's the most important thing you have left to finish up before the end of the semester? One commenter will win a UW coffee mug.

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