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Pro Arte Quartet turns 100

To celebrate its centennial year, the Pro Arte Quartet has commissioned original works from four contemporary composers, all of which will be given their world premieres during the 2011-12 season. The ensemble is pictured above during a recent rehearsal.

Top Stories

Ward appointment extended

UW System President Kevin Reilly announced Tuesday that he is extending UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward’s interim appointment to two years.

Utility project at Charter Street and Observatory Drive nears end

The underground utility project at North Charter Street and Observatory Drive should be completed by mid-October.

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

Police horse delivers a lesson in medicine, sorrow

Along with the science and medicine of their chosen profession, veterinary students must learn that they cannot save every patient. Fourth-year student Brett Darrow recently faced this fact of life while working in UW Veterinary Care’s large animal hospital.

Life lessons from Richard Davis

When Richard Davis teaches, his words are like the notes he plays, flowing effortlessly from topic to topic, as he explains music and so much more.

Professional development grants offered for academic staff

The Academic Staff Professional Development Grant Program is again available for professional development activities that will occur between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2012. See complete details.

Related: Interested academic staff can email to participate in the redesign of the personnel system.

Inside Info

Tips for introducing kids to sports

UW Health sports psychologist Shilagh Mirgain explains that sports provide a learning platform for life and help kids develop a sense of self and positive self-esteem. Kids also learn valuable life lessons — learning to work collaboratively, goal-setting and perseverance are just a few.


How to identify Wisconsin trees: There’s an app for that

Outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists and visitors to Wisconsin’s forests have a new tool in their backpacks, and it’s not a book or a map. It’s an app, developed through the Center for Biology Education with assistance from an undergraduate student and DoIT.


Eleven professors appointed to named professorships

Eleven distinguished faculty members have received named professorships, some of the highest honors for established faculty.

In the Media

From Addison to Madison

The Chicago Tribune tagged along last week as a group of 100 high school freshman from Addison Trail High School took a special campus tour through Visitor and Information Programs. The school, with a 54 percent Latino student body, brings every freshman to campus every year to help get students excited about a college education.


Employee Benefits and Resource Fair

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, Memorial Union. All employees are encouraged to attend to meet with benefit representatives, discover campus resources, attend presentations throughout the day and talk to specialists to assess their health.


Show us your colors

Fall has arrived in a big way. Email your fall photos from campus or around the state to We'll post the best ones and award one contributor a UW coffee mug next week.

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