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Celebrating 15 years of the Morgridge Center

Celebrating 15 years in public-service excellence, the Morgridge Center for Public Service is kicking off the Year of the Wisconsin Idea and unveiling a new campuswide initiative: Wisconsin Without Borders. The event will be held from noon-5 p.m. today (Sept. 22) in the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Top Stories

Campus plans for new concealed carry law

Beginning Nov. 1, the officially permitted concealed carry of weapons will be allowed throughout the state, including on campus grounds. However, signs are being posted noting that weapons continue to be restricted from campus buildings and events.

In Kansas, the Wisconsin Idea drives a spectacular restoration

For seven weeks this summer, UW-Madison graduate student Emma Silverman had the hands-on experience of a lifetime as she helped conserve what's known as the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kan.

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.
Register today

Around Campus

Nelson Institute insights: Women in STEM

Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than a quarter of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read insights from Tracey Holloway (pictured) of the Nelson Institute and others regarding the causes and consequences of this gender gap.

WID grant to explore intersection of arts, sciences

Proposals are being accepted for $2,500 Emerging Interfaces awards that would draw graduate-level students from arts, humanities, social sciences and education departments to the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery during the spring 2012 semester.

Buzz

Building a better Bucky Wagon

Remember the Bucky Wagon? Visit a blog detailing the "green" retrofitting of the venerable vehicle by the College of Engineering, to be completed in time for Homecoming.

Milestones

Innovation awards go to biochemist, micro-engineer

Two UW-Madison researchers, including Doug Weibel of the departments of Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering (pictured), have received the prestigious National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award.

Events

Cyanide and Cocktails: Libraries lecture

4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, 126 Memorial Library. Deborah Blum, author of "The Poisoner's Handbook" and a professor of journalism and mass communication, will tell the story of how a pair of intrepid scientists in Prohibition-era New York City built the science of forensics.

Horticulture Society plant sale

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, Stock Pavilion. Come by for a large selection of reasonably priced plants perfect for new dorms, apartments and houses. The sale will also be held from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Interact

Unsung heroes on campus

Every large organization depends on heroic, behind-the-scenes contributions of its employees to operate effectively. Tell us about an unsung hero, whether it's a person, unit or service at UW-Madison. One contributor will receive a UW coffee mug, and all ideas will be considered for future iUW coverage.

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