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Students reboot

Photo: Row of students using laptop computers in a classroom

Students use laptop computers to view course materials on the first day of class in professor Jerome Camal’s Anthropology 104 course Tuesday in Bascom Hall. Campus sprang back to life this week with more than 40,000 eager learners filling lecture halls and labs from one end of campus to the other. The calendar may still say summer, but these scenes from the beginning of the semester say fall.

Top Stories

Taking the trash out of Camp Randall

Photo: Compost bin

Badger fans visiting Camp Randall Saturday for the home opener against Western Illinois will notice something missing: trash cans. Camp Randall is now a “zero-waste” stadium, meaning that waste is recycled or composted rather than sent to the landfill.

New accessible shuttle pilot program begins

Graphic: UW-Madison Transportation Services logo

UW Transportation Services is announcing the launch of an Accessible Circulator Shuttle Pilot Program. The shuttle supplements campus bus and paratransit service for those with mobility issues, whether temporary or permanent.

Help students find career success

It’s “Career and Internship Exploration Month,” a great time to encourage your students to think about their career development goals and to attend one of the many events.

Around Campus

Ironman will close some campus streets Sunday

Photo: Woman runner finishing Ironman

Madison is once again hosting the Ironman Wisconsin competition on Sunday. Thousands are expected to attend as race participants and spectators, and many campus and downtown streets will be closed to accommodate the race.

Physical Sciences Lab continues to innovate

Photo: Physical Sciences Lab

Significant components of the most important modern physics experiments in China, Switzerland, the U.S. and the South Pole can trace their roots to a lab across the road from a cornfield near Stoughton — the UW's Physical Sciences Lab.

Campus Initiatives

Federal financial aid approved for UW Flexible Option

Graphic: Flexible Option logo

Working parents, adults who started college but never completed their degree, and others will have new, affordable opportunities to earn a University of Wisconsin degree as a result of a landmark financial aid option approved last week.

Inside Info

Exercise program for women 40 and over going strong

Photo: Woman doing aerobics in gym

It’s not even 7 a.m. and 30 women are already working up a good sweat inside Gym 2 of the Natatorium. Welcome to the Early Morning Fitness class, a program administered by the Department of Kinesiology that is for women age 40 and over.

Retirement Happiness: Planning the Next Stage

Thinking about retirement? Prepare now for a post-career life filled with prosperity, health and happiness.


Don Nelson is new chief of staff to CIO

Photo: Don Nelson

Don Nelson has been named chief of staff for the Office of Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO. Nelson has been the director of state relations for UW-Madison for the past six years. He will begin his new role on Sept. 22.

In Memoriam

First-tenured Tibetan scholar Geshé Sopa dies

Geshé Lhundub Sopa, one of the most prominent Tibetan Buddhist scholars and practitioners in the U.S., died last week. Sopa was the first Tibetan to be tenured at an American university. That was in 1985 at UW-Madison, where he taught for 30 years.

In the Media

Mitchell helps UW-Madison interface with community

Photo: Everett Mitchell standing in front of Bascom Hall

Director of Community Relations Everett Mitchell talks with Capital City Hues about redefining community, being proactive rather than reactive, and connecting with people who may feel a million miles away from UW-Madison.


Open house to showcase entrepreneurial resources

Illustration: Sketch of a lightbulb

A group of UW-Madison resources for entrepreneurs will stage an open house Friday, Sept. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1403 University Ave. The event will introduce students, faculty, staff and local entrepreneurs to the many resources available to help grow start-up companies.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.