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Shadow art

A graphic shadow is cast last week as workers on a scissor-lift platform finish installing window trim on the exterior of the soon-to-open addition to the Chazen Museum of Art. Learn more about opening events beginning later this week.

Top Stories

Slide show: Northwoods partners

The complex interplay between the earth's climate on global and local levels drives atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor Ankur Desai's research. In September, students from the College of the Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wis., joined his team to get a look at the high-tech methods researchers use to monitor the movement of greenhouse gases in and out of plants, water and soil.

Go Big Read sparks campus book clubs

During the past three years, the Division of Enrollment Management has organized book chats and special events connected to Go Big Read. The division is one of many UW groups seizing the opportunity to be part of a campus-wide initiative and also experience the fun of reading the same book as co-workers.

Patz discusses environmental health with Dalai Lama

For professor Jonathan Patz, who directs the Global Health Initiative and holds an appointment in the Nelson Institute, conversations around environmental ethics are an everyday occurrence. It's not every day, however, that he can discuss these issues with the Dalai Lama.

Chazen Museum Open House Oct. 20

Explore the new museum building at a special UW–Madison open house from noon to midnight. Experience galleries of fine art, plus student performers, student tour guides and an art scavenger hunt.

Around Campus

Wisconsin Book Festival author is a world traveler, UW dad

When acclaimed memoirist, novelist and travel essayist André Aciman arrives in Madison for the Wisconsin Book Festival, he'll be walking into "charged territory." His wife Susan Wiviott is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her parents attended here; so did her brothers. Now, so do the couple's twin sons, sophomores Philip and Michael Aciman.

Ward book explores media ethics

A new book on media ethics by University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Stephen J. A. Ward explores the leading issues in global, online media. The book, “Ethics and the Media: An Introduction” was just published by Cambridge University Press.

Attie: Patience paying off for long-term diabetes project

Few scientists expect frequent “eureka!” moments, but some projects require even more patience and persistence than others. Just ask biochemistry professor Alan Attie and his lab group. A full decade spent pursuing the genetic underpinning of diabetes susceptibility is finally paying off.

Harvest handouts

Student volunteers from the F.H. King Student Farm grow and give away local produce at Harvest Handouts on East Campus Mall as shown in this UW-Madison YouTube video.

Inside Info

Improving timely student engagement in a large lecture class

It’s challenging to keep students engaged during large lecture courses. That’s why one UW professor made it his mission to engage every single one of his 300 Intro to Biology students with a series of innovative learning exercises. Watch a short video of obstetrics professor David Abbott's class in action, via Teaching and Learning Excellence.


Moynihan elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration

UW-Madison public affairs professor Donald Moynihan has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, one of the youngest members to be elected since Congress chartered the academy in 1967.

In the Media

State Journal: At hearing on admissions, UW ‘categorically’ rejects bias claims

Top UW-Madison officials vigorously defended their admissions policies at a sometimes-testy legislative hearing Monday, called after the president of a conservative think tank leveled a charge that the university engages in "severe discrimination" based on race and ethnicity. Related: Chancellor Ward's statement about the hearing.


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