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Boundless together

Photo: Blind student playing piano

Blind from birth, Yeaji Kim learned to play piano at the age of five. Inspired to travel from South Korea to UW-Madison to earn her doctorate from the School of Music, Kim developed a universal system that could be the bridge between sighted and blind musicians — rendering sheet music in three dimensions by slightly elevating the staff and notes above the surface of the page. Her unique story is one of two featured in a new UW–Madison "Boundless together" TV commercial that premiered during Saturday’s Badger football game.

Top Stories

Bike and pedestrian vehicle crashes on the rise

Photo: Bike and car about to collide

Bike and pedestrian safety continue to be a problem on campus, UWPD says. Over nine recent days, five students and staff were injured in separate crashes that could have been prevented. Police are backing up their safety reminder with some dramatic — and disturbing — video of two of the incidents.

Regents approve ending out-of-state enrollment cap

The Board of Regents has voted to waive the existing limit on the number of out-of-state students at UW-Madison. The cap had been 27.5 percent of total enrollment. The Madison campus must also ensure that the incoming freshman class includes at least 3,600 in-state students for four years starting next fall.

The Fluno Center Supports UW-Madison Homecoming

Steps away from the big game, the Fluno Center is a proud supporter of the 2015 UW-Madison Homecoming for Students and Alumni.

Around Campus

UW, Under Armour announce 10-year partnership

Photo: UW athletic uniforms

Under Armour will become the official outfitter for Badger athletics beginning July 1, 2016. As part of the 10-year partnership, Under Armour will exclusively design and supply the footwear, apparel and accessories for training and game-day uniforms for all 23 men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams.

Four win WAA Distinguished Alumni Awards

Photo: Geraldine Hines

The Wisconsin Alumni Association will honor four alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards: Massachusetts judge Geraldine Hines (left); "Modern Family" co-creator Steve Levitan; eye research pioneer Alice McPherson; and investment firm founder Michael Shannon. It's the highest honor WAA bestows.  

Patient narratives play essential role in health care

Photo: Rachel Grob

Rachel Grob of the Center for Patient Partnerships is calling for the use of patient narratives in assessments of health care providers. Grob argues that even with the proliferation of ratings sites like Healthgrade and Angie’s List, qualitative feedback can improve patient-provider communication.

Campus Initiatives

Three deans up for 5-year reviews

Banner and Lincoln

Every five years of their tenure, deans of the university’s schools and colleges undergo a review to assess their leadership and performance. This fall, reviews are underway for business Dean François Ortalo-Magné, continuing studies Dean Jeffrey Russell, and Law School Dean Margaret Raymond.

Inside Info

Have a fire escape plan, then practice it

Photo: Smoke rising into smoke detector

A fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as 2 minutes to escape. With so little time to react, it’s critical to plan and practice your home fire escape plan with your family. UW Health walks us through the essential steps, starting with making sure your smoke detectors are working.  

Apple Customer Appreciation Event November 11

Purchase select Mac or iPad models and get $100 or $50 off. One day only, discount applied day of event. While supplies last.

Milestones

WARF names Innovation Award winners

Graphic: WARF logo

A blood test that could offer new hope in the fight against colon cancer through earlier, easier and more detailed detection, and a sustainable, sun-powered scheme that may be used to develop biomass into plant-based plastics, have won Innovation Awards from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

In the Media

Regatta winner’s prize? Pumpkin pride

Photo: Student in floating pumpkin

Allie Arnold had little warning Saturday morning that she was going to be competing in the Pumpkin Regatta on Lake Mendota, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. But she won her heat anyway. "All the guys were fighting it out, so I took the inside corner and cut them off," the 19-year-old said.

Events

Baldwin and Pocan promoting early-stage research

Photo: Tammy Baldwin and Mark Pocan

Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Mark Pocan will be on campus Friday for a meeting with faculty, staff and student researchers to discuss legislation designed to enhance opportunities and support for researchers in the early stages of their careers.

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