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Family matters

Photo: Maria Cancian

Public affairs and social work Professor Maria Cancian is back on campus after serving in the federal government with the Administration for Children and Families. The experience of lending her expertise to address societal problems convinced her that the Wisconsin Idea is not just a slogan. "I thought my time in D.C. might make me cynical. To the contrary, I now understand more clearly the potential impact of the research and training we provide, and the importance of bringing the best efforts of a world-class research university to bear on the key challenges we face as a nation."

Top Stories

ESPN’s College GameDay returns to Bascom Hill

ESPN’s College GameDay visits Bascom Hill for Saturday’s historic matchup between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Preparations for the broadcast will begin Wednesday and will affect some walkways, parking lots and a portion of Observatory Drive.

Regents address tuition, affordability

Photo: W crest projected on screen

The Board of Regents unanimously approved a freeze in resident undergraduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year and an increase in 2018-19 of no more than the cost of living. Leaders said setting tuition rates earlier allows families and the university more time to plan.

Holiday Events at the Fluno Center

It’s never too early to start planning your holiday event at the Fluno Center. Contact us to reserve your space today: 608-441-7108 or

Around Campus

Exhibition stitches together history, humanity

In 1997, letters posted 1939 Prague were discovered in Milwaukee, appealing for help so a seamstress could flee the Holocaust. She did not survive, but now her hopes have come to life in the exhibition “Stitching History from the Holocaust."

Morgridge technology spurs Alzheimer’s research

Photo: Discovery Building

A 2015 investment by the Morgridge Institute for Research in mass spectrometry has already reaped rewards in the quest to defeat Alzheim-er’s disease. A project using blood samples from the Wisconsin Registry of Alzheimer’s Prevention will identify potential early pathways of the disease long before symptoms appear.

ARMS seeks volunteers to mentor middle-schoolers

Photo: Child looking into microscope

Adult Role Models in Science is seeking campus volunteers to help Madison area middle school students learn about careers in science, how science works and why it is important in their daily lives. Mentors meet with mentees approximately one hour a week after school from November through April.

Outside UW

Video: Exploring engineering, Badger style

Photo: Teacher conducting experiment

The theme is combination. Engineering and science. Teachers and students. UW-Madison and UW-Oshkosh. Camp Badger is a program where K-12 teachers from across the state learn how to incorporate engineering in their classrooms while soon-to-be 8th graders study fundamentals of engineering.

Campus Initiatives

Jobs site gets new link, new look

Graphic: 'W' crest

UW-Madison launched, a new employment website, Monday. It offers job applicants a fresh look at the university’s job openings and a new system for those managing recruitment and selection.


New faculty focus: Anthony Cerulli

Anthony Cerulli's fascination with world religions began in high school and led him to texts as diverse as the Bhagavad Gita and the writings of Jack Kerouac. He came to UW-Madison because of its international renown in South Asian Studies.  


Thomson honored for stem cell research legacy

Jamie Thomson

James Thomson received BioForward’s second annual research achievement award, named after its first recipient, UW-Madison biochemist and vitamin research pioneer Hector DeLuca. In 1998, Thomson was the first scientist in the world to isolate and culture human embryonic stem cells.

In Memoriam

CALS veteran Jelle began and ended career at UW

Photo: Paul Jelle

Paul Jelle, who served in administration for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences for more than 30 years, died Sept. 24 at age 63. When Jelle retired in June 2013, he was honored with emeritus status and a Babcock Hall ice cream named “Paul Jelly.” A celebration of his life will be held Oct. 22.  

In the Media

I-94 billboard highlights Kenosha connection

Photo: Andrew Strother

UW-Madison's Project 72 billboard campaign is getting noticed around the state. The Kenosha News interviewed Andrew Strother, the student chosen to symbolize the university's connections with Kenosha County. Strother is featured for his local work turning a gravel quarry into an outdoor education center.


Make room, millennials — Generation Z is here

Graphic: letter Z

Short attention span. Increased family involvement. Digital, digital, digital. Based on research, these are a few of the char-acteristics of the next wave of students coming through our doors: Generation Z. Are we ready? Learn more in a webinar and discussion. Register by Oct. 21.

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