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Fall impressions

Photo: Leaf angels near Elizabeth Waters Hall

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons,” author Jim Bishop once wrote. On a campus known for its beauty, this season certainly rivals others for making us look around and take notice. Whether it's the newly designed Bucky banner on Bascom Hall or students taking a break from schoolwork to make leaf angels, the fall season offers no shortage of photo ops on campus. Without further ado, take a virtual stroll through UW-Madison's peak fall colors. Related: #UWFall through the lens of the campus community.

Top Stories

UW report, experts analyze surging STEM activity

Photo: Astronomy class

A recent report on instructional activity in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines at the UW shows significant advances in enrollment and degrees since 2000, which campus experts attribute to a number of factors, including job placement and enhanced teaching methods.

UW Health dietitian saves runner’s life

Photo: Jean Reiche

The morning of Oct. 4, was cold, rainy and downright dreary — not the most ideal conditions for the annual Holy Hustle 5K run. But for members of two DeForest families, including UW Health dietitian Jean Reiche, the fates aligned for a life-altering experience that day. Related: Watch the Channel 3 story.

Trick or Treat at the Tech Store on Halloween

Wear a costume to a DoIT Tech Store location on Oct. 31 for a $5 Tech Store coupon, free goodies, and spooky good deals on MacBooks and iPads.

Trick or Treat

Around Campus

Sandeen to head UW Colleges and UW-Extension

Photo: Cathy Sandeen

Cathy Sandeen, vice president for Education Attainment and Innovation at the American Council on Education (ACE), has been named the next chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension. Sandeen, who holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Utah, will step into her new leadership post Dec. 15.

Coca-Cola exec to be Winter Commencement speaker

Photo: Ben Deutsch

Ben Deutsch, a UW-Madison alumnus who is vice president for corporate communi-cations at The Coca-Cola Company, will deliver the charge to graduates at the Winter Commencement ceremony Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Kohl Center. Related: Watch Deutsch's video greeting.

UW to create urological research center

Graphic: Illustrated symbol of urology

UW-Madison has been awarded a grant to create a research center focused on urological health. The George O’Brien Center is a collaboration to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of male urinary symptoms associated with hormones, aging, obesity and benign prostate enlargement.

Outside UW

SLIS partners with Wisconsin tribal communities

Photo: TLAM Culture Keepers participants

Since 2008, the School of Library and Information Studies has partnered with tribal cultural institutions on the Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums (TLAM) Project. The initiative introduces students to the unique cultural, legal, linguistic and political aspects of American Indian information issues.

Inside Info

Expert offers tips to prevent bullying

Photo: Upset boy against a wall

Bullying has become a common topic in the media, but in reality, it is a problem that has been around for a long time. In fact, the rate of bullying has stayed fairly steady for the last decade, says Anne Clarkson of UW-Extension. She suggests three tips for parents to prevent and help stop bullying.  

In Memoriam

Hans Schneider, leading mathematician, dies at 87

Photo: Hans Schneider

As a research mathematician, Hans Schneider devoted his life to the revival of the classical field of linear algebra. Despite initial skepticism, his work became a basis for the algorithms leading to the development of Google. Schneider, UW professor emeritus of mathematics, died Tuesday. He was 87.  

In the Media

Shahid shares her story at Go Big Read keynote

Photo: Shiza Shahid

The Daily Cardinal recaps Shiza Shahid's speech at the Go Big Read keynote event this past Monday. Shahid, a Pakistan native and graduate of Stanford University, co-founded the Malala Fund along with Malala Yousafzai, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner and this year's Go Big Read author.

Events

Dance Department celebrates tenure with parade

Photo: Chris Walker in costume

On Friday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m., the Dance Department will celebrate its newly tenured professors, Kate Corby and Chris Walker (left), with a parade — in costume — across Bascom Hill. “We wanted to commemorate (their) newly tenured status with some pomp and circumstance,” says Chair Jin-Wen Yu.

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