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Costume party

Go behind the scenes of the UW Opera costume shop, where fashion history, stage blocking, vocal technique, sewing mastery and tight budgets come together in an ever-moving buzz.

Top Stories

Looking back: 1979 delegations to China had enduring impact

Photo: Irving Shain

UW-Madison was a national leader in resuming academic connections to the People’s Republic of China. In 1979, then-Chancellor Irving Shain (pictured) led one of the first university delegations to China. That opening resulted in the most extensive exchange agreement of any American university. Read the inside story of how it happened.

UW-Madison, UW System face additional budget cut

Vice Chancellor for Administration Darrell Bazzell and Provost Paul M. DeLuca Jr. sent a memo to deans and directors today discussing budget lapses — one-time budget reductions — ordered by the state. Related: Read UW System reaction.

Pro Arte Quartet 100th Birthday Party

Pro Arte Quartet’s 100th birthday party kicks off this week!  Exhibits across campus, public talks by cultural critic Joseph Horowitz, guest artists, masterclasses, and the world premiere of  “Dreaming Butterfly” in a concert that also includes Barber’s “Adagio.”

Around Campus

Reminder: Walk-in benefits enrollment sessions

UW-Madison Benefits Employee Services will be providing one-on-one walk-in benefits enrollment ‘Q&A’ sessions at various locations around campus through next week. The open enrollment period ends on Oct. 28.

Campus hosts Iraqi economic development delegation

UW-Madison is one of two American universities to host a delegation of Iraqi university professors and government officials.

Science writer in residence assesses science publishing

Read a Q & A with former Scientific American editor-in-chief and blogger John Rennie, who is the fall campus science writer in residence. He will be on campus the week of Oct. 23 and will give a public lecture on the "tumultuous state of science publishing" at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Memorial Union. Related: View Rennie's schedule.

Forum engages campus on Administrative Excellence

A campuswide conversation about being effective stewards of the university’s resources continues in the first Administrative Excellence forum on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Union South.

Inside Info

Staying fit when you’re busy

For many of us, time is pretty hard to come by. We would go on that run if we didn't have to take our kids to soccer practice, or we would go to the gym if we didn't have that meeting. According to UW Health experts, there are creative ways to fit exercise into a busy schedule.  


Ladson-Billings honored as AERA’s 2011 Brown Lecturer

Leaders of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) have honored Gloria Ladson-Billings, a professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, by selecting her to give the eighth annual Brown Lecture in Education.

In the Media

State Journal: Selig to retire to Madison to write memoirs on UW campus

As the World Series begins, the most powerful man in baseball readies a nest in Madison for retirement. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will soon become one of the newest occupants of the Humanities Building, writes George Hesselberg.


Intel official to deliver Denton Distinguished Lecture

2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow and director of interaction and experience research at Intel Corp., will deliver the Denice D. Denton Distinguished Lecture.


You’re looking at the Lathrop flower bed

Tuesday's What are you looking at? was the (recently removed) Lathrop flower bed. Congrats to Megan Paulson of the School of Business for being the lucky coffee mug winner among 62 guesses. Physical Plant grounds staff maintain the annual planting, arranging contrasting plants to create letters and the university seal.

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