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For art’s sake

Photo: "Sixty Strut Tensegrity Sphere," a nine foot diameter sculpture made of stainless steel tubing and wire by R. Buckminister Fuller, hangs in the Engineering Centers Building atrium.

newly launched UW–Madison website seeks to fill a niche by giving students, staff and visitors digital access to information about and images of the public art they can see across campus. The website highlights 20 pieces of UW–Madison public art that exist outside of a traditional gallery setting — each accompanied by a visual description, photographs taken from multiple angles, information about the artist and directions to the artwork’s location.  

Top Stories

Wisconsin Science Festival to celebrate discovery

Photo: Wisconsin Science Festival

Thousands of visitors, young and old, will have the chance to indulge their “inner scientist” during the 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival will be held from Oct. 16-19 and feature past favorites, like the Discovery Expo, as well as a number of new programs.  

Census Bureau Research Data Center to open at UW

Photo: Census survey

The potential for interdisciplinary research is about to expand considerably throughout the state of Wisconsin, thanks to Census Bureau approval for construction of a branch Research Data Center, or RDC, on the UW-Madison campus.

OPEN House Sept. 12 & 13

Celebrate the re-opening of Memorial Union’s west wing! Explore new spaces, try fun activities, and enjoy the Madison World Music Festival.

Around Campus

Union South’s weekly farmer’s market is open

Photo: Woman shopping at farmer's market

For the second year, Union South is hosting a weekly farmer’s market every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 23. Area vendors will sell local and organic products on the Orchard Street Mall between Union South and the Computer Science Building.

Thompson to give Offner Lecture Sept. 30

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson will give this year’s Paul Offner Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center. The lecture series, cosponsored by the La Follette Institute and the Urban Institute, honors the legacy of Offner, a former Wisconsin state senator.

Outside UW

Artist invites public to share ‘measures’ of Lake Wingra

Photo: Tree along Lake Wingra shore

Michael Peterson, a Madison-based artist and associate professor of theatre, is inviting the public to participate in "Measures of the Lake," in which recreational users of Lake Wingra share their knowledge about a unique body of water. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Vilas Park shelter.

Inside Info

Q&A: Of orange vegetables and vitamins

Photo: Sherry Tanumihardjo

Sherry Tanumihardjo, a CALS professor of nutritional sciences and director of the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health, is trying to improve the vitamin A status of individuals by having them consume more orange fruits and vegetables. Read how she plans to go about accomplishing it.  

Milestones

UW veterinarian is equine sports medicine specialist

Sabrina Brounts, clinical associate professor of large animal surgery at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, has become the only veterinarian in the state to be board-certified in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Jackson edits book on higher ed’s glass ceiling

Women and people of color working in higher education continue to bump up against glass ceilings despite years of effort to eradicate discriminatory employment practices, according to a new book edited by UW-Madison’s Jerlando F. L. Jackson.

In the Media

Running Elver Hill with the basketball team

Photo: Basketball players running up Elver Park hill

On a cool, breezy and sun-splashed Monday afternoon, a Fox Sports reporter arrived at Elver Park to run alongside the UW men's basketball team for 12 hills as it continued a longstanding tradition of preseason conditioning at the park. He found it a humiliating, humbling experience.

Events

Ebola talks on campus start Friday

Photo: Chris Olsen

A series of talks on campus this fall will feature a variety of experts offering insights into the Ebola crisis. The first, on Friday, Sept. 12, features Christopher W. Olsen, professor of public health and associate director for One Health, Global Health Institute, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center.

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