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‘All Ways Forward’

Photo: Lincoln statue in front of Bascom Hall

You’ll be hearing the phrase “All Ways Forward” a lot over the next few years as UW-Madison pursues a comprehensive fundraising campaign aimed at ensuring a strong campus for decades to come. The message will be shared widely through a number of channels, including a new video that celebrates the university’s history with archival footage of campus landmarks, present-day images of inspired progress, and a narrative that stresses unity — as well as the special significance of one particular number.

Top Stories

University takes steps to help students vote

Photo: Polling booth with voter

As new voter ID provisions are implemented for upcoming elections, UW-Madison has identified additional ways students can exercise their right to vote. While the majority of students can use their driver's license or state ID card, the university will expand how it gets voter ID cards to those who need them.  

Blank’s Slate: Good news on graduation, retention

Photo: Rebecca Blank

Chancellor Rebecca Blank devotes her latest blog post to news she says many people may not have noticed during a busy couple of weeks. It's the encouraging statistics that show student retention rates up and time-to-degree down. She recognizes the efforts of many on campus who have made it possible.

Grant and Fellowship Funds

The annual Virginia Horne Henry competition is open. Apply for a fellowship or grant funds related to women’s physical education and movement.

Around Campus

Clarence Page headlines Diversity Forum

Photo: Clarence Page

The 2015 Diversity Forum, “Call to Action: Taking Our Diversity Work into Broader, Deeper and More Inclusive Waters,” takes place Nov. 3-4 at Union South. The keynote speaker will be Chicago Tribune columnist and editorial board member Clarence Page, winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

‘Go Big Read’ author Bryan Stevenson speaking Oct. 26

Photo: Bryan Stevenson

Go Big Read is bigger than ever in its seventh year. The selection of Bryan Stevenson's “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” prompted record participation in UW-Madison’s common-reading program. Stevenson will visit campus Monday, Oct. 26, to meet with students and give a public talk.  

Meditation, wildlife and PEOPLE on Forward Motion

Screen grab: Forward Motion logo

On the next Forward Motion, airing Friday night on the Big Ten Network, see how a unique program combined meditation and hip-hop in an elementary school, learn how researchers are studying the influx of wildlife in urban areas, and discover how the PEOPLE program benefits the entire community.

Outside UW

Education researchers work with rehabilitation agencies

Photo: Education Building

Two researchers from the School of Education are collaborating with partners from across Wisconsin and the nation to provide assistance to vocational rehabilitation agencies. The goal: help people with disabilities obtain employment and increase their opportunities to be involved in their communities.  

Ockham’s Razors

Ockham’s Razors: the search for simple theories is not optional, it’s a puzzle. On Oct. 29, Professor Elliott Sober will give two solutions. 7 p.m., 180 Science Hall.

Buzz

‘Then and Now’ focuses on Homecoming past

Photo: Cheerleader doing flip on State Street

This month's installment of University Communications photographer Jeff Miller's Then and Now series compares Homecoming when he arrived on campus 25 years ago with the festivities of last weekend. While some of the landmarks may have changed, the annual parade has a similar look and feel.

In the Media

Don’t blink: It’s blaze pink

Photo: Pink hunting jacket

UW-Madison research was cited by Field & Stream in an article about the move to legalize "blaze pink" apparel for hunters in Wisconsin. The researchers say the color is easier for humans to see and harder for animals to spot than the traditional blaze orange, which has been required for years.

Events

Passing the Mic Hip Hop Arts Festival

Photo: Telmary Diaz

This year's Passing the Mic Hip Hop Arts Festival, which runs today through Saturday, reflects on the theme "Indigenous Traditions, Multilingual Voices in Hip Hop Today." Passing the Mic celebrates the transformational potential of hip-hop arts in the Madison community and on the UW-Madison campus.  

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