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#UWRightNow, six months later

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#UWRightNow, the innovative, interactive, midnight-to-midnight look at a day in the life of the campus community, took place six months ago today. Inside UW-Madison went back and visited with some of the people who took part in the first-ever effort, to catch up on where they are today and where their lives have taken them. Related: Visit the project website.

Top Stories

Annual benefits enrollment period underway

The annual benefits enrollment period for UW–Madison employees will continue through Nov. 2. During the open enrollment period, employees have a chance to review their benefits, review upcoming program changes and determine benefits needs for 2013. Related: UW Medical Foundation and Physicians Plus Insurance Corp. announce agreement.

Forums discuss qualities of the next chancellor

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The chancellor search and screen committee is receiving your input on what abilities and characteristics the next UW-Madison leader should possess. A third campus and community forum is set Friday, Oct. 19 in Union South's Varsity Hall 3 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Live Lumberjack Competition

Union South Fri., Oct 19. First the pros battle, Bucky vs. Goldy. After, catch student orgs compete in a Lumberjack tourney of their own!

Badger Bash

Around Campus

Study looks at why students leave STEM majors

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Not enough students are studying math and science. And more than half who start in physical or biological sciences or math switch majors. Why? A new study by researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the University of Colorado Boulder attempts to answer that question.  

Two faculty win Alliant Energy-UW System awards

Two UW-Madison faculty members — psychology Professor Judith Harackiewicz and dairy science Professor Michel Wattiaux — are winners of the Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Inside Info

Family mealtime: recipes and ideas

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With hectic schedules, family meals are often the first to go. Who has time to sit down for a family meal, let alone prepare one? But taking the time to eat together can make a difference for kids, according to UW Health's Growing Up Healthy blog.

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New faculty eager to make their mark

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Here's a sampling of some of the new faculty and instructors that have decided to call UW-Madison home, including Kimberlee and Randy Gretebeck, Johannes Wallmann and a crop of new faces at the School of Education.

Buzz

Share the Wonderful campaign in full swing

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Play the video game Bucky's Adventures, see images from your years on campus and support UW-Madison as the Share the Wonderful annual giving campaign continues.

Milestones

Physicist to chair European scientific board

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Baha Balantekin, Eugene P. Wigner Professor of Physics, has been elected chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas at Trento, Italy.

Events

Caltech physicist Carroll speaks on time, Big Bang

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Noted California Institute of Technology physicist, Discover magazine Cosmic Variance blogger and frequent television guest scientist Sean M. Carroll will discuss the scale of life and evolution of the universe from 7-8:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

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