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Alumni Park: A gift to the heart of UW

Rendering: Alumni Park

A new promenade and green space called Alumni Park will soon span the corridor that runs between the Red Gym and the Memorial Union, from Lake Mendota to Langdon Street. The $8 million project is a gift to the campus from the Wisconsin Alumni Association on its 150th anniversary.

Top Stories

For these Badgers, Ironman is the ultimate physical test

Photo: Ironman athlete

Swim, bike, run — sounds like a fun, active weekend. But for Chris Moss (pictured) and 2,500 others participating in Sunday’s Ironman Wisconsin, it’s a test of their endurance and will to finish a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run, all within 17 hours.

Campus remembers Sept. 11 attacks 10 years later

Nearly 10 years ago, thousands of UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and community members hungry for a connection to the devastation on the East Coast packed Library Mall in the heart of campus for a vigil to commemorate the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Related: OHRD director Don Schutt played a small role in developing plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center site. But the lasting impact on him was huge.

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

Logo: Red the Gala

Around Campus

Secret lives of…

Photo: Acrobat on a trapeze

By day, Amy Bethel, Rebecca Bock and Billy Kardasz hold their respective positions within the UW-Madison community. Outside campus, however, you may find them flying through the air.

Campus news in brief

Learn more about the schedule for CALS dean candidate presentations, a Law School lecture on the Deepwater Horizon disaster, CIBER faculty development programs, upcoming UWPD AED/CPR training, School of Nursing accreditation and the list of those receiving emeritus status since July 2010.

Inside Info

Frustrated with your child’s picky eating?

Photo: Broccoli

At least two things have changed with feeding this generation of kids: Parents worry more about eating, and kids know they have more options. The UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic has advice on how to cope with a picky eater.

Milestones

Happy 160th birthday, Edward Birge

Photo: Edwin Birge

E.A. Birge, the namesake of Birge Hall, is known as a much-beloved zoology professor, pioneer limnologist and respected dean and university administrator in the College of Letters & Science. In observance of his Sept. 7 birthday, University Archives explores the personality of the charming scientist and his legacy.

In the Media

A.V. Club: An interview with Bill Klein

Babcock Hall Dairy production manager Bill Klein is featured in a recent interview, discussing what makes his ice cream unique, the importance of having your own cows and the crazy flavors that just don’t work.

Events

Academic staff art show opening

Photo: Andy Rubin art of L'Mondrian Hotel-LA

2:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, 270 Bascom Hall. Meet artist and Tandem Press master printer Andy Rubin and enjoy refreshments provided by the Madison Academic Staff Association. The exhibit runs through Dec. 15.

Interact

Remembrance and reflection

Photo: National Day of Prayer on Library Mall after Sept. 11

What do you remember about Sept. 11, 2001 on campus, or the Library Mall gathering of 20,000 held on Sept. 14, 2001? How do the events of Sept. 11 continue to influence you? Share your thoughts.  

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