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Bodies of wonder

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Madison wouldn’t be Madison without its five nearby lakes that offer an abundance of choices — from quiet locations for contemplation to vast playgrounds during balmy days. Lake Mendota is the largest, and it’s been called the most studied American lake, given the Center for Limnology standing near its banks. Photographers Bryce Richter and Jeff Miller captured slices of life on Lake Mendota.

Top Stories

Go Big Read gets ‘Radioactive’ in fourth year

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Lauren Redniss was first drawn to Marie and Pierre Curie because of their beautiful love story. But the Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrator found much more as she researched, wrote and illustrated her book “Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout,” this year’s selection for Go Big Read.

Choreographer Sally Gross presents free programs

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Legendary choreographer and performer Sally Gross will offer a half-dozen free public events as part of her visit to campus as the fall 2012 Artist in Residence. Gross was an original member of New York's highly influential Judson Dance Theater.

Madison World Music Festival

Two days of magnificent performances from all over the world.  Sept. 14 at Memorial Union Terrace, Sept. 15 at Willy St. Fair. Free!

Music Festival

Around Campus

Mildly ill child care changes to in-home service

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Care for mildly ill children of eligible students, faculty and staff has switched from the Chicken Soup site to Maxim Healthcare, an in-home provider. “Mildly ill” children are those unable to attend their regular child care provider due to symptoms or illness.

Retirement Association supports volunteer activities

The UW-Madison Retirement Association is collaborating with the Morgridge Center for Public Service to recruit retirees to join student Badger Volunteer teams working in the community.

Hip-hop pioneer lends name to First Wave scholarship

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A full-tuition First Wave scholarship to UW-Madison is being named for MC Lyte, a pioneer for women in hip-hop. The recipient will hold one of the competitive First Wave Scholar slots in the only program of its kind to incorporate hip-hop artistry at the college level.

Update: Learn@UW working to resolve service interruption

DoIT technologists continue to work daily with experts from Desire2Learn (D2L) and Microsoft to address the issue of slow application response from Learn@UW.

Inside Info

Ergonomics 101: 5 Tips for Office Workers

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Office workers can experience a variety of ailments: Your hands might hurt from the typing that you’ve been doing. Or you might feel back pain, neck and shoulder pain. Here are some tips on how to make yourself more comfortable while at work, from Dawn Holt of UW System’s Office of Safety and Loss Prevention.

Milestones

Libraries honors Bannerman for 40 years of service

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Jane Bannerman worked at College Library for almost as long as it has been open. After 40 years of service, she officially retired on Aug. 31, having done almost every possible job in the building.

Events

Save the date: Benefits and Resource Fair

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An event open to all employees on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.at Union South will provide important information about fringe benefits and allow employees to meet with benefits representatives and members of the UW-Madison Retirement Association, among others.

Interact

Wisconsin remembers Sept. 11, 2001

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Today, the nation remembers the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Share a thought or reflection.

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