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Aerial artistry

Photo: Lakeshore residence halls

University Communications photographers recently used a helicopter to capture the stunning beauty of the lakes, a vibrant campus within a bustling city, tiny dots of people going about daily life and captivating fall colors. People so enjoyed the first set of aerial photos that demonstrated an ever-changing campus, that we produced a second collection. Prints of these photos and others can be purchased online at Replay Photos.

Top Stories

Six degrees of (curing) bacon

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UW–Madison meat scientists have launched a new meat-science-and-safety training program designed to help a new generation of leaders earn the title “master meat crafter.”

Historian’s work gives a fresh glimpse of Nixon

Photo: Stanley Kutler

Soon historians and political junkies will have more Richard Nixon material to kick around, thanks to professor emeritus Stanley Kutler (pictured), who has fought for years to get the secret records of the former president made public.

Faculty Senate urges state to reduce proposed budget lapse

The Faculty Senate Monday passed a resolution in support of public funding for higher education, calling on Gov. Scott Walker and the state legislature to reduce the budget cut targeted at the UW System.

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

Campus offers Thanksgiving dinner options

Photo: Turkey

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Get a jump on preparations with the Poultry Science Club's sale of duck and turkey (orders due today) and the Wisconsin Union's individual and family meal packages.    

Five finalists named for advising director role

As part of a comprehensive plan to improve academic advising services -- recognized as a critical element of undergraduate education -- UW-Madison has announced five finalists for a newly created position of director of undergraduate advising.

Inside Info

UW and first-year students

Photo: Wren Singer

Inside UW-Madison recently talked with Center for the First Year Experience director Wren Singer (pictured) about how the university has shifted to a more comprehensive approach to serve the needs of first-year students. The 2011 First Year Conference is Friday, Nov. 11.

Buzz

UW’s learning technology toolbox

Photo: Video thumbnail

Watch a  L & S Learning Support Services video discussion of "Undiscovered Treasures: Getting to Know UW Madison's Learning Technology Toolbox," which gives a quick overview of the latest classroom learning technology tools, sites, and services.

Milestones

Professors honored by American Chemical Society

Four UW-Madison faculty members – James Dumesic, Robert Hamers, Hans Reich and James Skinner – have won awards from ACS in recognition of their research excellence.

In the Media

Improving global health: In Nicaragua, Madison doctors transform patient, themselves

As part of a package on global health, the Wisconsin State Journal explores how UW doctors have been working with doctors in Nicaragua to improve the lives of the country's financially-challenged population.

Events

Channeling Cousteau

Photo: Jacobsen artwork

3-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11th at Ebling Library, Health Science Learning Center. As part of the "Beyond the Edge of the Sea" exhibition, meet oceanographer, Cindy Lee Van Dover and artist Karen Jacobsen, who illustrates the hydrothermal vents and chemosynthetic ecosystems that serve as homes for creatures few have ever seen (pictured).

Interact

What are you thankful for on campus?

Tell us about the people that you're most thankful for on campus, whether they're students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents or donors. One lucky commenter will win a UW coffee mug. Who or what has made a difference for you in 2011?

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