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Meet the ‘voice’ of Helen C. White

Pamela O’Donnell has transformed what could have been an out-of-the-way bulletin board on the first floor of College Library into an essential stop for many of the library’s thousands of visitors each year. An academic librarian in College Library, she serves as the witty voice of Helen C. White, responding to students’ comments, concerns and suggestions for the library.

Top Stories

Ward responds to attacks on diversity efforts

The university is reaffirming its commitment to the value of enrolling a highly diverse student body, which creates a vibrant academic community and alumni who are fully engaged in the global marketplace.

Go Big Read launches third year of common-reading program

Sonia Nazario’s “Enrique's Journey” is this year’s selection for Go Big Read, the university’s common-reading program, and discussions and events related to the book are planned throughout the year.

UW among top 10 publics in 2012 U.S. News rankings

UW–Madison ranked 10th among public institutions in rankings released today in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges.

Your moment to shine: Oct. 14

Celebrate 150 years of alumni and UW traditions as we drive toward a goal of a $150,000 donation to the Great People Scholarship fund.
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Around Campus

Yellow Ribbon Program will aid military veterans

The university continues to build a new reputation for being friendly to military veterans by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The program provides education benefits for veterans who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001.

NSF renews, expands mission of Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

With $18 million over six years, the National Science Foundation is expanding the mission of one of UW–Madison’s most prolific and prestigious interdisciplinary research centers.

Inside Info

Q&A: How does classroom space get assigned?

Every day, thousands of students hurry across campus, heading to this classroom or that laboratory. Karen Hanson of the Office of the Registrar reveals the details behind the coordination required to arrange classroom space effectively.

Buzz

Mobile UW: New and improved

Mobile UW for iPhone and Android is receiving its first major upgrade. Users of the  free app can download the newest version with real-time Madison Metro bus info, along with Retina display for iOS. More than 23,000 Badgers are already using it.

Milestones

New La Follette director named

Thomas DeLeire is the new director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs. He is an associate professor of public affairs and population health sciences, an affiliated professor of economics, and a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW–Madison.

Events

Diverse offerings mark Taiwanese Arts Week

Taiwanese Arts Week runs through Sept. 18 and celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the founding of Taiwan.

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