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Fall splendor in the Arboretum

"Come to the woods, for here is rest." Naturalist John Muir could have been describing the UW Arboretum when his words were published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1869, for he understood the restorative power of a walk in the woods. The arboretum serves as a restful place within a bustling city. Jeff Miller, UW's senior photographer, visited its woods on a recent autumn day to capture nature's colorful last hurrah.  

Top Stories

Blood drive honors employee’s injured son

Associate residence life director Larry Davis was grateful that others stepped up to help when his 13-year-old son, Marcos, was severely injured this past summer after accidentally setting himself on fire. Now, Davis wants to help others through a blood drive in Marcos's honor Wednesday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University Apartments Community Center Gym.

New expedition to explore ancient Troy

Photo: William Aylward

Ancient Troy, sacked by the Greeks through trickery and a fabled wooden horse, will be excavated anew beginning in 2013. The new expedition will be led by classics Professor William Aylward, an archaeologist with long experience digging in the ruins of classical antiquity.

Copyright on Campus 1: An Overview

Speakers from the Office of Legal Services and Memorial Library will provide an overview of copyright, including UW policies, ownership, permissions and fair use.

Around Campus

New monument pays tribute to the Wisconsin Idea

A granite boulder with a bronze plaque honoring the Wisconsin Idea is the newest addition to Bascom Hill, courtesy of the Class of 2012.

Director finalists chosen for first-year center

Three finalists have been selected in the university’s search for an assistant dean and director of the Center for the First-Year Experience.

Route 80 to return to Observatory Drive

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 18, the Route 80 campus bus will again provide service to Observatory Drive up Bascom Hill.

Inside Info

Consistency is key in trying to lose weight

Everyone always says, "It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle." Many of us get discouraged when we don't see results on the scale. So you need a way to track your progress. UW Health's Dr. Jacqueline Gerhart says you also need consistency.


WiscList changes to improve email distribution

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A significant increase in the use of Classlists and other email lists since the beginning of the semester has caused delays in email distribution. DoIT has been working to remedy the situation and will implement several important changes to help improve performance.


McGuirk honored at World Dairy Expo

Photo: Sheila McGuirk

Sheila McGuirk, medical sciences professor in the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and a highly regarded dairy veterinarian, was honored at the 2012 World Dairy Expo as Industry Person of the Year.

Ossorio named to federal human research panel

Pilar Ossorio, associate professor of bioethics and law at the UW Law School, was appointed this month to a federal advisory committee — the Secretary's Advisory Panel on Human Research Protections — aimed at protecting the rights of human participants in research.


Producer, writer Duncan to deliver Jordahl Lecture

Photo: Dayton Duncan

Author and documentary film producer Dayton Duncan, who wrote and produced "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," a six-part documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns, will deliver the first annual Jordahl Public Lands Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Mills Hall of the Mosse Humanities Building.

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