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A greener fleet

Photo: Chevy Volt in UW vehicle fleet

In an age of increasing awareness of sustainability and a “greening” campus, the university’s vehicle fleet has also been changing with the times. What does a sustainable fleet look like? To Jim Bogan, it's whatever gets the jobs done most efficiently.

Top Stories

HR Design plan to be released

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A strategic plan for enhancing UW–Madison’s personnel system will be released Friday by the HR Design project. The unveiling of the plan follows months of analysis, engagement and discussion.

UW ranks among most military friendly

UW-Madison is on the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list, which honors the top 15 percent of college, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military service members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus.

Parents’ Weekend

Starting Friday, WAA and UW-Madison welcome more than 2,100 people to Parents’ Weekend, as students show their families what being a Badger is all about.

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Around Campus

New pre-law center opens

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Created from Madison Initiative for Undegraduate funds to improve advising, the newly opened Center for Pre-Law Advising is helping students following a path to law. Related: Read an interview with Jamie Heisler Ibrahim, center director.

Campus cows will be back for spring semester

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When students return to campus in January, the university’s dairy cows will be here to greet them. Remodeling the Dairy Cattle Research and Instruction Center is on pace to meet its deadline.

Science Festival brings wonders of science to life

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The Wisconsin Science Festival returns Sept. 27-30 with an even bigger and bolder schedule of people, music, art and explosions bringing the wonders of science to life for all ages.

Inside Info

Handy WiscCal tips to simplify scheduling

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If you haven't yet dug in to the new calendar or if your calendaring skills got a bit rusty over the summer, the Division of Information Technology has some helpful tips.

Milestones

Hospital environmental services named nation’s best

Photo: UW Hospital and Clinics

The Environmental Services Department at UW Hospital and Clinics has been named the nation's best by the Association for Healthcare Environment and the magazine Health Facilities Management.

Events

Workouts on the go from Rec Sports

Interested in a workout you can do anywhere? Check out Workplace Workout at the Division of Rec Sports. The registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 24.

Interact

Edible gardens entice

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You asked, we investigated: Back in August, Anne Mekschun of Graduate School Human Resources, wondered about why it appears corn is growing on the Library Mall, and elsewhere around campus. The answer, according to UW gardeners, is deliciously simple.

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