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Surprise party

Chancellor Emeritus John Wiley, who has served as interim director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) since November 2008, acknowledges well-wishers during a surprise event Wednesday during the Researchers' Coffee Link. Wiley's last day in the WID role is Nov. 5; David Krakauer has been appointed as permanent director.

Top Stories

Safety enhancements stem from workplace fatality

The July death of electrician Brad Krause has led to several important safety procedures being reviewed and re-emphasized, according to campus workplace safety officials.

Video: Science education project brings middle schoolers to UW lab

Project CRYSTAL (Crystallographers Researching with Young Scientists: Teaching And Learning), led by biochemistry professor Hazel Holden, provides an opportunity for middle school students to explore science through real graduate-level research projects.

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.

Around Campus

Changes come to College Library

Numerous projects are taking place around College Library in 2011. Get an overview of the many renovations and changes.

New documentary highlights Mildred Fish-Harnack

A new one-hour documentary on Mildred Fish-Harnack—Milwaukee native, UW-Madison alumna, and the only American woman executed on direct orders from Adolf Hitler—is scheduled to premiere Monday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Television.

UW police seek cooperation from pedestrians

For safety’s sake, UW police are asking pedestrians not to walk on Linden Drive at the School of Human Ecology construction site. The sidewalk on Linden's north side is closed.

Inside Info

Fall back: Who changes campus clocks?

It may be a pain to go around your house and adjust all the clocks for the end of daylight savings time, but just think of the logistical problem posed by thousands of clocks on campus.


Tip: Clear “Chancellor Biddy Martin” from your email

Still receiving emails from "Biddy Martin," when they're clearly sent from Chancellor David Ward? Depending on your mail program, delete the old address "Chancellor Biddy Martin" at from your Address Book, Contacts or previous mail recipients.


Mellon Foundation grant helps sustain DARE to completion

A labor of love decades in the making, "The Dictionary of American Regional English" (DARE), is nearing completion thanks to a recent $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York.

Franklin to lead Marquette 2012 polling effort

Political science professor Charles Franklin will lead an ambitious new Marquette Law School polling effort ahead of the upcoming state and national races. The position is temporary and he will return to UW-Madison at the end of 2012.


An Evening with Jim Abrahams and the Zucker Brothers

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Union South. Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, and David Zucker, the creators of Airplane (1980), Bananas (1971) and Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) will screen their films back-to-back-to-back and hold Q & A sessions. The event is free but seating is limited.


What does the Wisconsin Idea mean to you?

One of the featured events of the Year of the Wisconsin Idea is a symposium focusing on "Principled Partnerships for the Public Good," scheduled for 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at Union South. Take a moment to tell us: What does the Wisconsin Idea mean in your work on or off campus?

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