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Photo essay: Prairie morning

Photo: Flowering prairie dock plants greet the morning sunrise.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of ecologist John T. Curtis' birth on Sept. 20, 1913, we share some moments from a recent early morning spent exploring Curtis Prairie at the UW-Madison Arboretum. Surrounded by the highways and neighborhoods of a bustling capital city, Curtis Prairie is — as its namesake worked to ensure — a natural oasis in time and space. Celebrate Curtis’ legacy with Don Waller, UW's John T. Curtis Professor of Botany, at the Arboretum’s visitor center — which overlooks the prairie — at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 21.

Top Stories

UWPD responds to Langdon shooting incident

UWPD responded quickly to reports of shots fired on Langdon Street Wednesday evening. A person of interest was detained and there is no ongoing threat. Members of the campus community received a flurry of texts, emails and tweets providing information. Related: Sign up for WiscAlerts text messages.

Wisconsin Science Festival kicks off next week

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The Wisconsin Science Festival starts Sept. 26 with four jam-packed days, inviting people of all ages and interests to unleash their curiosity. With events taking place on campus and across Wisconsin, the third year of this annual festival promises to be the biggest and most exciting yet.

First flu shot clinic for faculty and staff today

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The first UW-Madison flu shot clinic of the season for faculty and staff will be held today (Thursday, Sept. 19) at 21 N. Park St., rooms 1106/1108, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be clinics at 12 additional locations through Oct. 29. These clinics will be for faculty and staff only; student flu shots will be given at different times in separate locations.

Learn more: Faculty Development in Vietnam

This January 2014 program aims to help professors add an international dimension to their research and teaching. Partial sponsorship may be available.

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Around Campus

Seven honored as Outstanding Women of Color

Seven winners of the 2012-13 UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color awards, honored for their work toward social justice, service, research and community building, will be recognized at a reception on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5-7 p.m. in the Lowell Center Dining Room.

Save the date: Meet and greet Chancellor Blank

Photo: Rebecca Blank

All faculty and staff are cordially invited to meet our new chancellor. Please join Chancellor Blank for an ice cream social featuring Babcock Dairy's Bec-Key Lime Pie ice cream, named in her honor. The event will be in the Chazen Museum lobby Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Inside Info

Exploring the Steenbock Library cookbook collection

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It's nearly harvest time and Steenbock Library is celebrating Wisconsin’s wonderful food heritage with cookbooks, food tastings and a talk by culinary historian Traci Nathans-Kelly, who teaches at UW–Madison and Cornell University. Wisconsin’s Rich Food Heritage: Exploring the Steenbock Library Cookbook Collection will take place Friday, Sept. 20.    

It’s Parents’ Weekend at UW!

Parents, siblings and even grandparents get a look at life as a Badger.  Events are planned across campus with the weekend capped by Game Day activities.

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Buzz

ABCs of CALS, suitable for framing

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The CALS Office of External Relations recently unveiled an “ABCs of CALS” poster, created from photo submissions to the CALS Photo Alphabet Project. The poster was a hit at the WALSAA Football Fire-Up silent auction, where all 10 copies were snapped up.

Milestones

UW Hospital in top 100 companies for working parents

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UW Hospital and Clinics has been named one of the top 100 employers for working parents by Working Mother magazine, the only publication dedicated to working parents.

In the Media

Free bacon? Food Science project sizzles

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The power of social media — and passion for bacon — helped propel a food science project on Tuesday. After a call went out for the campus to participate by evaluating samples, the Food Science project was overrun by volunteers, writes the Cap Times.

Events

Madison World Music Festival starts today

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The 10th annual Madison World Music Festival, presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater, will kick off today at 5 p.m. The festival is a celebration of music from unique and unexpected parts of the world, with attention to regions unfamiliar to the UW campus, Madison residents and beyond.

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