Trouble viewing this email? Try viewing it on the web.

If you supervise staff who do not have easy access to email, please print and post for all to read.

Blown away

Before the swirl of pregame activity, high winds blew through campus Thursday afternoon. In this shot, Hoofer Sailing Club instructor George Frio controls the rudder as Steve Modugno (center) and Natalia Peczerski (at bow) work the ropes of a J-24 sailboat as they made multiple passes while practicing safely docking in gusty winds of 40-50 mph.

Top Stories

Details on health insurance co-pay, benefit enrollment period

The annual benefit enrollment and change period for employees to enroll in or change their benefit plans started Oct. 3 and will run through Oct. 28, and recent state legislation has led to significant changes.

Ward looks to “self-help” in tough budget times

Although UW-Madison faces stiff budgetary challenges, Interim Chancellor David Ward told the Faculty Senate Monday that avenues of "self-help" can lighten their impact.

Related: Employees would be barred from carrying concealed weapons while in the course or scope of their employment, under a policy approved by the Senate.

Chazen Museum of Art announces grand opening events

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, the Chazen Museum of Art celebrates the grand opening of its expansion with open houses from noon–5 p.m. on both days.

Your Moment to Shine: Oct. 14

Celebrate 150 years of alumni and UW traditions as we drive toward a goal of a $150,000 donation to the Great People Scholarship fund.

Register today.

Around Campus

InCommon handles data access for collaborators

A new agreement allows researchers from different institutions to use their home campus's network ID and password to access far-flung digital resources.

Campus observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October marks national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the campus will hold events to educate the community and provide support for victims.

Inside Info

Can collectible toys overcome fascination with fast food?

Every parent seems to know what McDonald's knows: Food and toys outsell food alone. But could toys be used to promote the sale of healthy food as well as calorie-rich fast food? A School of Human Ecology researcher says yes.


Social media at UW-Madison has ‘Klout’

UW-Madison has been named the second “most-influential” university and a “rising star” in higher-education social media, according to new rankings published Friday by


Researchers win White House science award

The White House has named a pair of UW-Madison researchers and a recent alumnus to a list of the country's most promising researchers.

In Memoriam

John Torphy, former vice chancellor, passes away

Former Vice Chancellor for Administration John Torphy, a long-time state and university official known for his brilliant mastery of budget issues, died in Tucson, Ariz. on Sunday, Oct. 2.


Nobel Prize winner Ostrom to lecture Oct. 6

3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom will deliver a Hilldale Lecture on ecological and social diversity. Ostrom won the 2009 Nobel Prize in economic science.


The weekend that was…

The Nebraska game and its lead-up was documented from almost every angle imaginable. Visit photo slide shows of College GameDay's visit to Bascom Hill and a roundup of photos from Camp Randall. The biggest photo of the weekend came from the Camp Randall FanCam, which used a 360-degree view and 20 billion megapixels to document the stadium minutes before kickoff.

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