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Preparing for a crowd

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A worker moves crowd-control fencing in preparation for the visit of the president to Bascom Hill today. Since the visit of a president is a rare event, and carries with it a focus on safety and security, changes to class, work and building schedules are in effect. See the latest information on how the event will impact life on campus.

Top Stories

Chancellor search committee begins work

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The search for UW-Madison's next chancellor began with a 25-member search and screen committee meeting for the first time on Wednesday. “This is a 24-7 job,” said UW System President Kevin Reilly. “The chancellor is a public figure in the state and around the world.”

Innovation U – October 9

Students, faculty and staff are invited to this special event, which will launch the Year of Innovation at UW. Click for more details.

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Around Campus

Odyssey Project marks 10 years with celebration tonight

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UW-Madison's Odyssey Project, which provides people facing economic barriers with a chance to start college, marks its 10th anniversary tonight in a celebration at the Chazen Museum of Art from 5-7 p.m.

Five questions with Kevin Niemi

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Kevin Niemi of the Institute for Biology Education talks about the status of science education in K-12 schools, what could attract more girls to pursue science, and how the Internet can have a positive influence on hands-on learning.

Game Day Challenge promotes recycling

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Badger fans can help Bucky contend in a friendly competition among colleges to see who can recycle the most waste each year at home football games. The Game Day Challenge is on at this Saturday's Illinois game.

Milestones

Seibert named fellow in women’s leadership group

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Dr. Christie Seibert, associate dean for medical education at the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), has been named a fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women.

Tackling “Netflix problem” nets researcher award

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Ben Recht, assistant professor of computer science and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery researcher, recently received the Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization for studying the math behind making predictions from incomplete data.

Rob Nixon wins American Book Award

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"Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor" by Rob Nixon, UW-Madison professor of English and environmental studies, has been named a 2012 American Book Award winner.

In the Media

PAVE: Observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), a student organization on campus, is recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout the month of October. PAVE is taking a stand by creating awareness about domestic violence’s existence on campus, writes the group in the Daily Cardinal.

Events

Center for the First-Year Experience conference

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The Annual First-Year Conference on Friday, Nov. 9 is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and graduate students to discuss innovative research and practice regarding transitioning students on campus (freshmen and transfer students).

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.