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Shedding light on ‘Radioactive’

“Radioactive” is inspiring discussions about the life and work of Marie Curie, but also the form and genre of the innovative book itself. What is this year’s Go Big Read selection, exactly? A biography? A science book? A graphic novel? Lauren Redniss, the author and illustrator of "Radioactive," will shed light on her book when she comes to campus Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Union South for a public talk and a question-and-answer session.

Top Stories

Harvard scholar Lani Guinier to headline Diversity Forum

Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier, one of the nation's top scholars in the areas of access to higher education and civil rights law, will give the keynote address at this Friday's (Oct. 12) daylong annual UW-Madison Diversity Forum.

Seeking campus, community views on next chancellor

Public forums, social media and other tools will be used to gather campus and community perspectives into the abilities and characteristics the next UW-Madison chancellor should embody. Forums are set on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of next week.

Apply Now – Virginia Horne Henry Fund

The Virginia Horne Henry Fund provides money for an annual competition for a number of activities related to women’s physical education, movement and the female body in culture.

Around Campus

What flyways do for birds, ‘swimways’ could do for fish

Photo: Researcher with paddlefish

Brenda Pracheil says states should be looking to the skies in order to save fish. She thinks it's time for fish to garner the same protection afforded migratory birds — and that's why, she argues, fish need "swimways."

Energy from cow manure could replace a coal plant

According to a recent Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative (WBI) study, Wisconsin can be a national leader in bioenergy production using waste from the state's prosperous agriculture and food processing sectors.

Celebration marks opening of Nancy Nicholas Hall

The gleaming new Nancy Nicholas Hall, home to the School of Human Ecology, officially opens on Thursday, Oct. 18, with events in the afternoon and evening.

Inside Info

Get election info from WPT, WPR

Skip the spin and get nonpartisan election and voter information at, a service of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. Tonight, both outlets will offer live coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate at 8 p.m.


Stories of ‘Forward Motion’ debut on Big Ten Network

Graphic: Forward Motion logo

"Forward Motion," a 30-minute news magazine spotlighting the inspiration behind some of the university’s most innovative research and teaching, will debut on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. Central time on the Big Ten Network.


Veteran UW-Madison leader wins NAACP award

Mary Rouse, former director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, assistant chancellor for academic affairs and a longtime dean of students, received the 2012 Freedom Fund Award as an Unsung Heroine at the annual NAACP local branch dinner.


Concerts to celebrate the ‘culture of agriculture’

The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems is cosponsoring a pair of concerts celebrating the culture of agriculture. They feature the Madison quintet Graminy — a "class-grass" band that blends bluegrass and classical traditions. The first is in Sauk County Oct. 13 and the second in Mills Hall Oct. 20.

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