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Software entrepreneurship

Work fast. Stress value. Innovate. Those are some of the attributes that would-be software entrepreneurs are learning in a unique class taught by computer science professors Paul Barford and Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau. "The main goal is to start software companies, so students have to understand the startup process, learn to pitch ideas, and become familiar with business techniques," Arpaci-Dusseau says.

Top Stories

Join tonight’s chancellor search Web chat

Photo: Lincoln and Bascom Hall

The search and screen committee seeking a new chancellor will hold a Web chat tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 to ask the campus and community what  abilities they expect in UW-Madison's next leader. Join the chat, or send feedback to

Psychology prof studies what’s behind debate smiles

An expert on emotions, psychology professor Paula Niedenthal has studied and written about what facial expressions reveal (or conceal) about our feelings. She shares insights into the smiles of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and what they said during the recent presidential debates.

Design Summit II

Please join us on October 25, 4:30 p.m., in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery for a gathering of design-minded people committed to enhancing the study and practice of design on campus. Click here for more information.

Around Campus

UWPD to conduct WiscAlerts test today

Image: Wisc Alerts logo

The WiscAlerts emergency notification system will be tested today between 10 a.m. and noon. Although email and phone notifications will reach campus users automatically, you must enroll to receive WiscAlerts text messages.

WID wins innovative green building award

Photo: WID at night

The university has been chosen for a top sustainability award for the innovative and sustainable design of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building.

Streets will close for Friday’s Homecoming parade

Some major downtown Madison streets will be closed for several hours on Friday, Oct. 26 for the annual University of Wisconsin Homecoming Parade.

Inside Info

Guidelines for mammograms

October is Breast cancer Awareness Month, and UW Health's Dr. Jacqueline Gerhart says mammograms are the gold standard for breast cancer screening in America. But there are conflicting guidelines for when you should start, how often you should get them and at what age you can stop.


Homecoming throughout the decades

It's Homecoming Week. See a UW Archives Flickr set of images from decades past, including this Space Shuttle-centric celebration from 1982. Related: View the full schedule of events.


Tobacco research pioneer honored

Photo: MIcahel Fiore

Dr. Michael Fiore, founder of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention at UW-Madison, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific organizations.


Top economists discuss election issues

Photo: Capitol and flag

Former John McCain adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin and former Obama administration official Jeffrey B. Liebman will discuss the role of the economy in the coming election on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in 6210 Social Sciences.

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