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Another year begins

Photo: Bucky Badger

Fall-semester classes kick off today and the campus is shaking off a mellower summer vibe for the faster pace of the new academic year. As classrooms, laboratories, offices, residence halls and the rest of campus get a new burst of life, check out this video welcoming the start of the 2012-13 school year.

Top Stories

Tech survey: UW students go mobile, portable, functional

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Internet-ready handheld devices and tablet computers are growing in popularity on campus, and students want more from them in terms of features, apps and tools for learning and communicating, according to DoIT's 2012 Student Computing Survey.

Strategic framework: Three years of progress

Photo: Bascom Hall

A progress report compiled following the third year of the university’s five-year strategic framework highlights accomplishments in priorities related to undergraduate education; research; resource stewardship; recruitment, retention and diversity; and the Wisconsin Idea.

Available at last! The Red Shirt™, Fifth Edition

Get the shirt that makes a difference in students’ lives. Proceeds go to the Great People Scholarship.

Around Campus

Babcock’s Juustoleipä is one of “Five to Try” cheeses

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Saveur, “a magazine for people who experience the world food first,” has listed the Babcock Hall dairy plant’s Juustoleipä among "Five to Try” university-made cheeses.

Fishing club program casts a wider net

Recent social work graduate Jannet Arenas led a fishing club for Latino children as part of a service-learning course. A year later, what started out as a small club grew into a statewide program that reached more than 140 kids this summer.

Inside Info

Going Back to School: Beyond the ABCs

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After a few months of being on a more relaxed routine, how do you help kids get back on track before that first bell rings? UW Health's Growing Up Healthy blog has more.

Buzz

All about ‘On, Wisconsin!’

Graphic: On, Wisconsin musical score

When was our school song first performed? Who called it "the finest of college marching songs?" Which Big 10 rival almost ended up with the tune instead? It’s time to brush up on your "On, Wisconsin!" trivia, courtesy of the University Archives.

Milestones

Morgridge’s Velten named a top young innovator

Photo: Andreas Velten

Andreas Velten, an associate scientist with the Morgridge Institute for Research, has been recognized by MIT’s Technology Review as a TR35 honoree for 2012. Velten is being honored for his work in imaging technology, including development of the first camera that can peer around corners.

Four named university’s Outstanding Women of Color

Four women deeply rooted in the community through social justice work, service, research and community building – Jacquelynn Arbuckle, Tanya Brito, Dawn Crim and Rohany Nayan – have been named recipients of the university's Outstanding Women of Color Awards.

Events

Exhibit explores the science behind the beauty

Photo: About Seeing

"About Seeing," an innovative exhibit focusing on the interaction between vision science and visual art, has begun at the James Watrous Gallery at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. A free reception is set for Sept. 9 from 2-5 p.m.

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