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Sounds like a plan

Photo: Aerial view of Bascom Hill and surrounding campus

It’s hard not to marvel at the beauty of campus, especially during the fall. But all that beauty doesn’t happen by accident. There is always a master plan, one that guides the future development of campus while building upon previous plans. Work is now beginning on updating the 2005 campus master plan. The new plan will focus less on building projects and more on landscape architecture and making outdoor spaces more usable, says Gary Brown, director of campus planning and landscape architecture.

Top Stories

It’s all over but the voting: Election Day is here

Photo: Polling booth with voter

After months of debating, door-knocking and campaign ads, Election Day has arrived. To follow the returns tonight, will keep you updated with the latest developments, including WPR's live coverage. Related: provides voter info for students.

WARF announces Innovation Award winners

Graphic: WARF logo

A discovery that could transform drug production and a fresh strategy for feeding a hungry world have claimed top honors from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. This year's WARF Innovation Award winners were drawn from more than 400 invention disclosures submitted over the past 12 months.

C4 Public Lecture

C4, a research group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), presents Raissa D’Souza: The Science of Networks, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Discovery Building.

Around Campus

Video: Fast-rising Badger in Hollywood credits UW

Graphic: Animated Hollywood sign

Dubbed one of Hollywood's "fastest-rising stars," UW-Madison alumnus Richard Schwartz is executive producing the new CBS sitcom "The McCarthys." In this installment of our Badgerwood video series, Schwartz cites his ability to "sift and winnow" as helping advance his career in show business.

Financial capabilities of elementary school students

Photo: Elizabeth Odders-White

Business professor Elizabeth Odders-White will serve as co-investigator for a study designed to increase the financial capability of elementary school students, using a “simu-lated economy” in which students practice making spending and saving decisions while learning the consequences of their choices.

Outside UW

Communities to participate in health institute

Photo: Doctor listening to patient through stethescope

Five teams from across Wisconsin will participate in a yearlong leadership training program that helps prepare local residents to address their communities’ most pressing health concerns. UW-Madison is partnering with the Medical College of Wisconsin in its support of the initiative.  

Inside Info

Feeling a chill? Winterize your exercise routine

Photo: Couple jogging in snow

While warm days filled with sunshine are not too distant a memory yet, winter is just around the corner. For some the thought of subzero temps and icy sidewalks may be enough to disrupt your exercise routine, but a little advance planning can ensure you stay on track all season long.


Auerbach honored for improving educational access

Photo: Emily Auerbach

Emily Auerbach has been honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities with the Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE) Distinguished Service Award. In nominating Auerbach, UW officials noted the success of the UW Odyssey Project, which she founded in 2003.

Moynihan feted for policy analysis and management

Photo: Donald Moynihan

Donald Moynihan will be recognized with the David N. Kershaw Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, which honors a scholar younger than 40 who has made a distinguished contribution to the field. Past winners of the award include Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

In the Media

Chronicle: Anthropologist flees Thailand’s bloody politics

Photo: Yuwkti Mukdawijitra

Visiting assistant professor of anthropology Yukti Mukdawijitra is profiled in "3 Academics Forced to Seek Safety in the United States" in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article traces what led Mukdawijitra back to UW-Madison as a "refugee scholar" seven years after earning his Ph.D. here.


Diversity Forum to raise issues, seek answers

Photo: Marcia Anderson

The 2014 Diversity Forum — Pulse 2014: Diversity’s Evolving Paradigm & Practical Approaches — will take place Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 10-11. Speakers include Marcia Anderson, the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of major general in the United States Army Reserve.

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