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Marsha Mailick begins role as interim vice chancellor

Marsha Mailick, Vaughan Bascom and Elizabeth M. Boggs Professor and Director of the Waisman Center, has begun her new position as the interim vice chancellor for research and graduate education at UW-Madison. Dr. Mailick will be responsible for overseeing the research portfolio of the institution and implementing the structure of the new Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Read more about her plans and goals for the office here.

Wendy Crone named interim dean of the Graduate School

Wendy Crone, professor of engineering physics and an associate dean for graduate education, has been named the interim dean of the Graduate School at UW-Madison. She will head the leadership team of the Graduate School as it operates with the new Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Read more here.

Karen Cruickshanks awarded for her research

Karen Cruickshanks, PhD, Professor of Opthalmology & Visual Sciences and Population Health Sciences, received a Distinguished Alumi Award from the University of Pittsburg's Graduate School of Public Health. The award recognized Cruickshank's research on sensory and neurological disorders of aging and generational differences in aging. Read more here.

Joan Jorgensen publishes new study in Endocrinology

Joan Jorgensen, associate professor of comparative biosciences, has published a new study in the journal, Endocrinology. In the study, Dr. Jorgensen and her colleagues "identified a molecular mechanism that enables prostate cancer cells to produce hormones that promote aggressive tumor growth." As the School of Veterinary Medicines News service explains, the finding could lead to better treatments for the disease. Read more about the study and Dr. Jorgensen's work here.

Bridget Catlin and Julie Willems Van Dijk receive $12 million award

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will continue to fund the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps project led by Bridget Booske Catlin, PhD, MHSA and Julie Willems Van Dijk, RN PhD of the UW Population Health Institute. The $12 million award supports their work on ranking and providing guidance for improving the health of counties across the nation. Read more here.

Laura Hernandez wins Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Award

Laura Hernandez, assistant professor of dairy science, was presented with the Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dr. Hernandez was recognized for her research and its benefits to agricultural activities in the United States. Read more about the award and her work here.

Leyuan Shi wins National Science Foundation grant

Leyuan Shi, professor of industrial and systems engineering, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop digital technologies for shop floor planning and scheduling issues. Dr. Shi will collaborate with Kimberly-Clark Corporation to carry out the research. Read more about the award here.

Naomi Chesler, Richard Moss receive grant to study heart cells

Naomi Chesler, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is part of a team who won a grant from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation to study heart function and failure, using experimental treatments of genetically engineered mice. Learn more about the grant and international collaboration here.

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Events

Fall Semester, 2014

  • Schedule for WISELI's workshops for Faculty Search Committees
  • The schedule for WISELI's workshops for faculty search committees is now available. To view the schedule and register for the workshops, please click here.

September 11, 2014

  • UW-Madison Women & Leadership: Coffee & Conversation
  • The UW-Madison Women & Leadership series will be holding a speed networking session at their next meeting. The event will be facilitated by Maury Cotter, Director, Office of Quality Improvement and Dean Kathryn VandenBosch of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
  • For more information and to register, click here.
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  • 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Union South

September 11, 2014

  • Carla Pugh to speak at TEDMED 2014
  • Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Clinical Director of the UW Heath Clinical Simulation Program, will present a talk, Play is Not a Waste of Time at TEDMED 2014
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  • Live broadcast from San Fransisco, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Clinical Simulation Program Facility
  • 600 Highland Ave., H6/1
  • Can be viewed online via TEDMED live streaming (access is free but registration is required)

September 23, 2014

  • UW-WIT Networking and Social Event
  • UW Women in Technology (UW-WIT) will be hosting an after hour networking/social event, open to all those interested in the success and retention of women working with IT on the UW-Madison campus.
  • For more information and to register, click here.
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  • 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Mesozoic Garden, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID)

October 1, 2014

  • Outstanding Women of Color Reception
  • Eight winners of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Women of Color Awards will be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the UW-Madison campus and community.
  • The event is free and no registration is required.
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  • 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street

October 10 – October 11, 2014

  • Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
  • Ann Fausto-Sterling, PhD, Professor of Medical Science, Brown University will deliver a keynote presentation that is free and open to the public.
  • Details about the entire symposium, registration, and fees are available here.
  • For more information, please contact, Dace Zeps or Janet Hyde, Center for Research on Women and Gender
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  • Oct 10, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Oct 11, 9:00 am - noon
  • On Wisconsin Rooms, Red Gym
  • 716 Langdon Street

October 15, 2014

  • UW-Madison Women & Leadership Book Discussion
  • As part of the UW-Madison Women & Leadership series, join colleagues at a special event designed to support leadership learning for UW-Madison women.
  • This year's book will be I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. I am Malala is the story of a young woman who was attacked and nearly killed for her advocacy for women's rights and education in her native Pakistan. Discussion of the book will be led by one of UW-Madison's women deans.
  • For more information and to register, please click here.
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  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Union South

October 17, 2014

  • Denice D. Denton Distinguished Lecture
  • Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College
  • "Increasing the Participation of Women in Tech Careers"
  • More information coming soon

March 11, 2015

  • UW-Madison Women & Leadership Book Discussion
  • As part of the UW-Madison Women & Leadership series, join colleagues at a special event designed to support leadership learning for UW-Madison women.
  • This year's book will be I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. I am Malala is the story of a young woman who was attacked and nearly killed for her advocacy for women's rights and education in her native Pakistan. Discussion of the book will be led by one of UW-Madison's women deans.
  • For more information and to register, please click here.
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  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Union South

Past Events