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Preparing for a big night

For a team of Athletic Department employees, Saturdays and the weekdays leading up to them during football season are packed with action that doesn’t necessarily take place on the field. But their hard work is essential to ensuring the quintessential game-day experience.

Top Stories

Introducing the ‘other’ Big Red

Learn more about the newest member of the Big Ten and Committee on Institutional Cooperation from an academic and research perspective. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman introduces his campus.

Related: ESPN GameDay info, the Camp Randall FanCam debuts and a new campus site, Game Day, is featuring events and attractions around campus football weekends.

Krakauer chosen to lead WID

David Krakauer may have lofty plans for the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, but he believes that is exactly why he was chosen to be its first director. The professor at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico will take over leadership of the institute in November.

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

Campus news in brief

Learn more about SMPH research training orientation, a set of Scholarships @UW-Madison training opportunities, a new photo raffle to support campus child care, a new Babcock flavor honoring Taiwan and a $23.5 million grant awarded to a unit of University Health Services.

Annual Safety Report available for review

In compliance with state and federal law, Dean of Students Lori Berquam (pictured) produces a detailed guide to campus safety, with crime statistics and safety resources. The 2011 Campus Safety Report is now available for download (PDF).

Buzz

The evolution of UW uniforms and equipment

Check out a collection of historic photos from the UW-Madison Archives that show Badger uniforms and equipment and how they've changed during the past century. This shot features the 1889 varsity squad.

In the Media

UW sets sights on campus housing

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at University Housing plans for the next generation of residence halls on campus, including Lakeshore Hall.

Events

Diversity Forum to focus on education, schools

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Union South. The Diversity Forum's keynote presentation, "Creating the Schools Where Black and Latino Males Can Thrive," will be presented by NYU education professor Pedro Noguera.

Interact

Football food: Corn(husker) salad

What better way to welcome the Cornhuskers than with a bowl of black bean and corn salad from UW Health? Also, congrats to Vickie Gibson of UWMF, who shared her pesto dip recipe and wins a UW adidas hat.

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