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Bucky Wagon returns for Homecoming

Photo: Bucky Wagon

Thanks to the hard work of the College of Engineering faculty, students and a multitude of corporate donors, a newly refurbished Bucky Wagon will make its debut as part of Homecoming celebrations. Related: Parade street closures.  

Top Stories

New Union deli food options tantalize tastebuds

Photo: Carl Korz

Those who frequent the delis on campus may have noticed some menu changes in recent months. Carl Korz, assistant director for dining services at the Wisconsin Union, talked to Inside UW-Madison about the new culinary focus.

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.

Logo: Red the Gala

Around Campus

APR forum focuses on work of process improvement teams

Several process redesign teams will talk about the progress of their redesign projects and share their findings with campus. The forum will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Lowell Hall Dining Room.

‘Stories on the Hill’ uses app to tell tales

Photo: Wisconsin Idea logo

A two-part event at historic campus locations will meld the storytelling traditions of the past with new ways of telling tales. "The Wisconsin Idea and Stories on the Hill," held today (Oct. 13), uses a location-specific iPhone application to interact with past and present storytellers of UW–Madison.

Campus news in brief

Catch up on the new DoIT director of applications development, the School of Nursing's national award, a new title from Parallel Press and the Department of Mechanical Engineering's Lindbergh Lecture.  

Buzz

‘Skunk Iowa’ and Homecomings of the past

Photo: 1946 Homecoming bonfire

View a Flickr set of photos from the UW Digital Collections and University Archives, including this 1946 shot of the (since-discontinued) Homecoming bonfire. That year, Iowa skunked the Badgers, 21-7.

Milestones

Outreach efforts earn employee award from MMSD

Photo: Ledin

There has been a marked increase in green slime, exploding volcanoes and rockets blasting off in the Madison public schools during the past few years, thanks to the hard work of Dolly Ledin at the Institute for Biology Education.

In the Media

Cap Times: Ward says UW ‘can’t be shy about competitive salaries’

Chancellor David Ward believes one of the university's priorities should be a merit-based pay plan that could be used to give a bump to faculty and staff salaries, which generally trail those at peer institutions, writes Todd Finkelmeyer in the Oct. 12 edition.

Events

World Bank chief economist to lecture on Chinese economy

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1:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, Wisconsin School of Business’s Morgridge Auditorium. Justin Yifu Lin, the chief economist at the World Bank, will give a public lecture as part of the annual meeting of the Wisconsin China Initiative advisory board.

Interact

Fall colors around the state

Photo: Golden cathederal

UW-Madison employs some enormously talented amateur photographers who have documented the glorious run of warm temperatures and fall colors around Wisconsin. View a Flickr collection of submissions from faculty and staff. Winners of UW coffee mugs are Ellen Maurer (photo at left) and Deb Ahlstedt of the Academic Personnel Office.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.