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The Bucky Challenge: Connect to help students

Here’s a challenge that’s easy to undertake: Connect with UW–Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Association or both on Twitter and Facebook and support need-based financial aid for students. A first-of-its-kind effort is linking a young alum and his family, the Great People Scholarship and the university’s social media users.

Top Stories

Ward opposes proposed fetal tissue ban

Chancellor David Ward cites “far-reaching and negative effects on the university’s research enterprise, across Wisconsin’s biomedical community and on human beings at all stages of life” in opposition to a new proposal that would ban the acquisition and use of fetal tissue in scientific research.

Buss, UW–Madison’s second veterinary dean, to retire

Daryl Buss, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, has announced his decision to retire. Dean since 1994, Buss will leave his faculty and administrative appointments in June.

Homeland Security secretary to visit

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit campus Friday to deliver remarks highlighting innovative ways to encourage the “best and brightest” international students and scholars to study and remain in the U.S. The event will be held from 2–3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 in Varsity Hall at Union South.

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

New Biochemistry space readies for move-in

Henry Mall looks remarkably empty these days. Gone are construction offices, trailers, piles of construction materials and most of the heavy machinery that were part of the 26-month process of building the new Biochemical Sciences building.

Family Photo Day benefits campus child care

Family Photo Day has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, and Sunday, Oct. 2, by the Office of Child Care and Family Resources. Funds raised from the activity will support the UW–Madison Student Child Care Scholarship fund to assist student families with emergency child care needs.

Inside Info

’Tis the season for allergies

Itchy throat, watery eyes, runny nose. Even though the calendar says it’s only September, Robert Lemanske, head of the Division of Pediatric Allergy at the School of Medicine and Public Health, says allergy season is well under way.


New employee to aid diversity strategy

Eric G. Williams has joined the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate, where he is expected to play a critical role in helping the university implement a cohesive, integrated diversity strategy.


Braveheart to lead Sunday’s Dog Jog

10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, Lot 60. Meet Braveheart as hundreds of dogs gather to participate in the 28th annual Dog Jog benefit race, sponsored by the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Welcome the Wards on Sept. 21

3–5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Main Lounge of Memorial Union. The campus community will have an opportunity to extend a welcome back to interim Chancellor David Ward and his wife, Judith.


New Badger on the block

On Tuesday, What are you looking at? featured this fearsome new 600-pound Badger located outside Camp Randall Stadium, between the Shell and Camp Randall. He is a gift of the National W Club. Congrats to Amanda Thwing of Housing for winning the UW coffee mug from among the 42 correct responses.  

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