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Open doors

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It never occurred to Haley Frieler that she wouldn’t go to college, despite having a form of muscular dystrophy that requires her to use a wheelchair to get around. Her family expected it of her, and she expected it of herself. She chose UW–Madison, where the McBurney Disability Resources Center proved to be a strong ally for her and other students with disabilities. The center’s director says it’s a privilege to witness their persistence — and a duty to see that the campus opens its doors to them.

Top Stories

Federal data center opens on campus

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"It's no secret that I love data," says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. So she's excited about the opening of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center on campus. "It will provide valuable data to study demographic change, economic circumstances, health issues and the impact and operation of public policies."

How can faculty, staff discourage student drinking?

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Alcohol is often a major reason students struggle academically. Research suggests there is a relationship between grade point average and number of drinks per week. The good news: Faculty and staff can have a positive effect on students’ choices outside the classroom in a number of ways.

What Parents Need to Know about the HPV Vaccine

Why should your son or daughter get the vaccine? Join three UW Health experts for a FREE talk with Q&A. Tues., Sept. 29, 6 p.m.

Around Campus

Juan de Marcos González begins fall arts residency

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Grammy Award winner Juan de Marcos González, founder of the Afro-Cuban All Stars and an accomplished musician in several genres, is the Arts Institute's Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence. In addition to teaching and performing, he will engage in community outreach in Madison and Milwaukee.

Love to Ride challenge offers prizes to cyclists

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UW employees are being encouraged to join the "Love to Ride" challenge, a competition among local workplaces to get the most people to ride bicycles. Prizes include a Trek bike, lights, bags, car racks, and coupons for local eateries — with a special treat for those who have not ridden in at least a year.

Celebrating WARF’s 90th anniversary

Discover how a change in WARF’s startup policy helped more local companies get off the ground sparking new collaborations.

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Buzz

UW Google Apps accounts protect intellectual property

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What’s the difference between a personal Google account and a UW–Madison Google Apps account? In a nutshell, a UW account is a higher education account that protects your intellectual property, while a personal account does not. DoIT can provide help with technical issues and offers training in Google Apps.

Milestones

IceCube leader Halzen honored for discoveries

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Francis Halzen, the leader of the giant IceCube neutrino telescope, is the winner of a 2015 Balzan Prize worth approximately $775,000. Half of the prize must be used for future research projects, though Halzen says, "I am going to buy a new racing bike. That is as far as I have thought about it."

Tracey Holloway wins public engagement fellowship

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AAAS has named Tracey Holloway an inaugural Public Engagement Fellow of the Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science. The new fellowship program convenes mid-career scientists interested in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.

In Memoriam

Claudia Card was pioneer in feminist philosophy

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Claudia Card, a longtime philosophy professor, alumna and pioneer in the area of feminist philosophy, died on Saturday. She taught for decades about ethics, moral philosophy and social philosophy. She studied, wrote and spoke about feminism, lesbianism, character and moral luck, atrocities and more.  

In the Media

Blank, Cross reaching out across state

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on Chancellor Rebecca Blank and UW System President Ray Cross' efforts to reach out to Wisconsin residents. Blank has visited Oshkosh and Wausau recently, with more trips planned, while Cross is holding a series of listening sessions around the state.

Events

University Roundtable Series returns

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The Fall 2015 University Roundtable Series will open with Vice Chancellor Darrell Bazzell providing his take on the latest biennial budget, followed by an exploration of music and Progressivism at the turn of the 20th century, and concluding with an introduction to the concepts behind—and the art of—feng shui.

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