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Haunted campus?

Chances are, you've heard the rumors of paranormal activity in and around Science Hall, Bascom Hill and Memorial Library. On this Halloween, Campus Historic and Cultural Resource Manager Daniel Einstein takes a walk through our (possibly) haunted campus and explains the history behind the lore. Related: Badger pumpkin extravaganza.

Top Stories

Latest scoop: Babcock rolls out lactose-free line

It’s tough being lactose intolerant in America’s Dairyland. But this fall the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant started producing two new ice cream flavors: Vanilla Lactose-Free and Hazelnut Café Lactose-Free. Get a free sample at the Babcock Hall Dairy Store from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday.

Nominate an outstanding TA

UW–Madison employs more than 1,700 teaching assistants, working in a broad range of disciplines across campus. Nominations are now being sought to recognize outstanding performance through the Campus-Wide TA Awards.

C4 Public Lecture

C4, a research group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), presents Jim Crutchfield: “Demonology: The Mysterious Role of Intelligence in Physics and Biology,” Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Discovery Building.

Around Campus

Photo exhibit to show 100 years of change in China

A unique collection of photographs documenting a century of landscape transformation in China will be on exhibit throughout November at UW-Madison. The exhibit, "Evolving Landscapes: 100 Years of Change in Western China," will be the first-ever public presentation of the images.

IceCube film to premiere at Milwaukee planetarium

Photo illustration: IceCube observatory

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is one of a kind. Built deep within the Antarctic ice, it is the world’s largest neutrino detector. Now, thanks to a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Museum, it boasts another unique aspect: its own planetarium show.

Veterinary Medicine remembers Natalie the Cow

Her pen is now empty. The tall grass just outside the fenced pasture she loved remains untouched. Her low is no longer heard at morning and evening feedings. But the lasting impact of Natalie, a 16-year-old Holstein cow who served as a resident donor and teaching animal at UW Veterinary Care (UWVC), lives on in the animals and students she helped.

Outside UW

Website helps us understand who moves where, and why

Screen cap: map of Wisconsin counties

You can tell a lot about what a community has to offer by the types of people that are moving in and the types that choose to leave. UW-Madison's Applied Population Laboratory has created a website that shows 60 years worth of migration in the U.S., county by county.

Inside Info

Growing Up Healthy: Homemade personalized pizzas

Families get busy and want to eat out. But part of the draw to restaurants is that the food is very appealing. For a healthy and appealing meal, try these homemade pizza recipes from UW Health's Growing Up Healthy blog. RelatedMore UW Health recipes.


Arboretum, research community explore social media

Photo: fall leaves in Arboretum

Two new campus social media accounts are worth your attention: The UW Arboretum is sharing pictures of fall colors on Instagram. And UW research is being showcased on a brand new Facebook page. Latest post: "Rhinovirus C popcorn balls."


Madsens’ legacy strengthens Danish studies

Dr. Paul Madsen, professor emeritus in urology in SMPH, grew up on a farm in rural Denmark. He and his wife, Dr. Renate Madsen, honored their family’s heritage and expressed their gratitude for UW's education with a gift to establish the Paul and Renate Madsen Professorship in Danish.


UN Special Envoy on Sexual Violence to visit

Photo: Zainab Hawa Bangura

Zainab Hawa Bangura, the United Nations Special Envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict, will visit the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus on Nov. 6 and 7, with an itinerary that includes two public talks and informal meetings with students.  

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