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Fifty years and counting…

Joe Elder, a professor of sociology, languages and cultures of Asia, and integrated liberal studies, has not only established a global reputation in the field of international studies, he’s also built a long-lasting legacy at UW-Madison. This fall, Elder is marking a rare milestone, celebrating his 50th year of teaching at the university.

Top Stories

Employee flu shot clinics begin Oct. 3

UW-Madison offers employee flu shot clinics every fall semester to make it easier for everyone to protect themselves and one another from influenza. This year’s employee flu shot clinics will start Oct. 3 and will run into mid-November.

Rennie’s: Then and now

The store and its name evoke memories both strong and sweet. A once-upon-a-time tradition has come back to life inside the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on University Avenue.

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

DOE funds new UW engineering physics projects

With more than $2 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding, UW engineering physics researchers will work with teams at other U.S. universities to develop the next generation of nuclear energy technologies.

New office to foster collaboration with industry

The Graduate School has established a new Office of Industrial Contracts to negotiate a growing number of research contracts with the private sector.

School of Business remembers Mason Carpenter

The Wisconsin School of Business community is remembering Mason Carpenter, a well-known and much-loved professor of strategic management and leadership and associate dean of evening and executive master of business administration programs. He passed away on Sept. 22.

MIU creates new undergraduate advising positions

UW-Madison awarded six schools and colleges 15 new academic and career advising positions last week through the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU).

Inside Info

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

Have a puzzling campus question that you've been wondering about for a long time? Let us know and we'll do our best to provide an answer in a future edition.

Buzz

Meet Will and Jenny…

Watch a short video introducing the donors behind the Bucky Challenge. Will and Jenny Hsu are donating $1 to the Great People Scholarship for each new Facebook or Twitter follower connecting with UW-Madison, WAA or both on those social networks through Monday, Oct. 3.

Events

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab: Plant health

7-8:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1360 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building. Brian Hudelson presents New Trends in Plant Disease Diagnosis Across Wisconsin at this week's Wednesday Nite @ the Lab.

Interact

Football food

Big games generate big appetites. What are your favorite Badger football party foods? Those submitting a recipe or link will be entered to win an Adidas UW hat. Also, congrats to Susan Dinauer, who recognized Paul Cameron at Research and Sponsored Programs as an "unsung hero" who goes above and beyond.

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