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Allen, Handelsman awarded Vilas Research Professorships

Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and professor of plant pathology Jo Handelsman and professor of plant pathology Caitilyn Allen were recently honored with Vilas professorships. Read more here.

Betty Chewning studies Tai chi as a strategy for prevnting falls and injury in older adults

UW-Madison professor Betty Chewning serves as a principal investigator on an Institute for Clinical and Translational Research grant to improve balance for older adults via Tai Chi classes. Read more here.

Regina Lapate, Center for Healthy Minds study part of brain responsible for emotional spillover

As part of a National Institutes for Mental Health study, Regina Lapate studies the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in its ability to support the regulation of negative emotions. Read more here.

Chris Pfund creates the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER)

Chris Pfund directs CIMER, a center dedicated to improving research-focused mentoring relationships, which she says directly impact career satisfaction, productivity and progression. Read more here.

Manuela Romero brings $1M grant to enhance College of Menominee Nation relationship

Associate Dean of the College of Engineering Manuela Romero secured a National Science Foundation grant to support the development of high-quality engineering education, research and outreach. Read more here.

Christine M. Pribbenow studies implicit bias via video games

Director of the LEAD Center, Christine M. Pribbenow, will work with two Wisconsin school districts this summer to redesign a video game to allow teachers to experience bias from a student's perspective. Read more here.

UW-Madison will require employees to complete sexual harassment and violence program

Chancellor Rebecca Blank: "UW-Madison's goal is to maintain an academic and work environment free of sexual harassment and violence for all staff, faculty and students, and to give members of our campus community the tools to respond appropriately when incidents occur." Read more here.

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July 6, 2017

  • Women and Leadership Symposium
  • Join men and women who support women's advancement at this exciting leadership event. A day of networking, professional development, and learning presented by women leaders!
  • Check in 7:30 am-8:30 am
  • Symposium 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Networking Reception 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
  • Union South
  • There is a $50 registration fee. To register, click here.

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