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Gabe Javier: Sharing stories to help others share their own

Since arriving in August, Gabe Javier, assistant dean of students and director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Campus Center, has hit the ground running. Related: See the center's slate of Coming Out Week events.

Top Stories

Building a new cadre of science faculty, CIRTL makes next big leap

The national experiment to develop a new generation of college science and engineering faculty, one equipped to excel in the classroom as well as the lab, is about to shift into high gear.

Charitable campaign counts on generosity of public employees

Volunteers who conduct Dane County’s largest workplace charitable campaign are counting on co-workers to open their hearts and wallets this fall even as they pay significantly more toward their own health care and retirement benefits.

Bazzell, Olien round out task force appointments

Darrell Bazzell and David Olien are the final two nominees to the Special Task Force on University of Wisconsin Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities. Related: The UW System Board of Regents considers redefining its roles and responsibilities.

Your Moment to Shine: Oct. 14

Celebrate 150 years of alumni and UW traditions as we drive toward a goal of a $150,000 donation to the Great People Scholarship fund.

Register today.

Around Campus

Noguera addresses achievement gap at diversity forum

As an expert in educational practice and policy as it relates to diverse student populations, Pedro Noguera recommended more than a dozen ways to make a difference in his address to more than 500 participants at the annual campus Diversity Forum, held Oct. 6.

Research explores virus movement in Madison groundwater

The discovery of virus particles in many deep Madison water wells since 2003 has raised a key question: How do viruses, which should not survive more than two years underground, reach more than 700 feet deep and penetrate a layer of rock? This week, two Wisconsin scientists are presenting ongoing research that narrows the possibilities.    

Buzz

Birds-eye view of Wisconsin’s past wins award

A popular website that draws from tens of thousands of rare aerial photographs, like this one, of campus from 1937, has received the 2011 Governor’s Award for Archival Innovation from the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board.

Milestones

Faculty honored by American Chemical Society

Four professors have won awards from the American Chemical Society in recognition of research excellence.

In the Media

How common is a beautiful, sunny October?

Pretty unusual, say "The Weather Guys" Steven A. Ackerman and Jonathan Martin, faculty in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Events

Family Matters: Balancing Parenthood and Academics

Noon-1:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 460 Memorial Library. At this roundtable discussion, graduate student parents will share resources and techniques for balancing academic and family life and raising a family in Madison.

Interact

What’s in a name?

University Housing has plans to announce a new name for its Lakeshore Residence Hall (pictured) in the near future. If you could name a campus building for any person, living or dead, who would it be? One lucky commenter will receive a UW coffee mug.

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