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For the next 167 years …

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After a two-year "quiet phase" that brought transformative gifts from visionary donors, UW's most ambitious comprehensive fundraising campaign officially kicks off tonight at the Kohl Center. Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the campaign, designed to support the next 167 years of the university, will target four main priorities: supporting faculty excellence; providing student support; improving the educational experience of our students; and supporting research and innovation. Related: The flamingos are coming!

Top Stories

UWPD opposes concealed weapons legislation

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UW Police have gone on record against a new proposal to legalize carrying concealed weapons in UW-Madison campus buildings. A UWPD statement says the change in current law would put students, faculty, staff and guests at risk. Related: Statement from UW System President Ray Cross.

UW-Madison joins ‘It’s On Us’ campaign

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UW–Madison has joined the national “It’s On Us” campaign to stop sexual assault, with student-athletes, coaches and campus leaders appearing in videos to be shown at Badger sporting events. University Health Services, Athletics, UWPD and the Division of Student Life are participating.

Think Pink. Show Support.

Badger alumni are set to bring the flamingos back to Bascom and help the UW move forward during the special 24-hour Fill the Hill event. Learn more.

Around Campus

Homecoming 2015 festivities in full swing

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Homecoming 2015 festivities are underway on campus, highlighted by the traditional parade and pep rally Friday night and culminating in the big game against Purdue on Saturday. Activities include a multicultural game watch party at Union South from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Related: Homecoming parade street closures.

Alumna Zoë Timms to address December graduates

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Alumna Zoë Timms, a social entrepreneur whose work as founder of the Women’s Education Project has helped change the lives of hundreds of women in India, will deliver the charge to the graduates at UW-Madison’s Winter Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Kohl Center.

Online service simplifies housing searches

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The Campus and Visitor Relations office has enhanced its apartment finding service with technology that simplifies housing searches for students, faculty, staff and the public. The updated Campus Area Housing tool has a modern, mobile-friendly design and expanded details about the properties.

Outside UW

Grant boosts produce delivery to South Madison

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Slow Food UW, the student chapter of the international slow food movement, was awarded $25,000 by the Ford Motor Company Fund’s College Community Challenge. The project will enhance Growing Power’s Market Basket program and expand the delivery of fresh, healthy produce to South Madison.

Campus Initiatives

Symposium to highlight commitment to wellness

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UWell, the campuswide wellness initiative, will host the inaugural Wellness Symposium — Wellness Now: Being Our Best Selves in the Current Moment — Oct. 28 at Union South. Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn how to both build individual skills and strengthen a culture of wellness on campus.  

In the Media

Apple found guilty of infringing on UW patent

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Apple has been found guilty of infringing on a WARF patent in its iPhones and iPads. WARF sued Apple for using technology patented by Gurindar Sohi and three other UW-Madison researchers. The amount of damages owed has not been determined.

Events

Stake your claim to science festival signature events

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Big ideas, Wisconsin innovation, creative food and well-crafted drink are on tap during the Wisconsin Science Festival Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22-23. The signature events include the "Made in Wisconsin: Dinner and Expo," and UW-Madison experts' rapid-fire "Big Ideas for Busy People."  

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