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Veronica Berns Communicates Chemistry Thesis Via Comic Book

Dr. Veronica Berns used a comic book format to communicate the complex ideas in her PhD thesis in the area of solid state chemistry to the public. Read more here. To purchase a copy via her Kickstarter campaign, click here.

Lisa Flook Shows that "Kindness" Education Boosts Student Success

Dr. Lisa Flook, an Associate Scientist at the Waisman Center, participated on a team that developed, taught, and evaluated a curriculum for kindergartners based on "mindfulness." Their research shows that this curriculum increased student attention span and task switching. Read more here.

Holly Gibbs's Work Shows Soy Moratorium Works

Holly Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Geography, published her study of deforestation linked to soy production in the Amazon in Science. Read more here.

UW-Madison to Participate in Student Sexual Assault Survey

In order to inform and strengthen campus policies, services and response to sexual assults of UW-Madison students, the UW-Madison will be participating in a national survey designed by a White House task force to protect students from sexual assault. Read more here.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank wins prestigious award

The American Academy of Political and Social Science has awarded UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank its prestigious Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize. The Moynihan prize honors social scientists and other public leaders who use "sound analysis and social science research in policy-making, while contributing to the civility of public discourse and pursuing a bipartisan approach to society's most pressing problems." As part of the prize ceremony, Blank will deliver a public lecture at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 2015. Read more here.

Ruth O'Regan to Lead Division of Hematology and Oncology

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Department of Medicine has appointed Ruth O'Regan, MD as head of its Division of Hematology and Oncology. An internationally recognized physician and researcher on breast cancer, particularly cancers resistant to current therapeutics, Dr. O'Regan was previously a faculty member at Northwestern University and then served in several leadership positions at Emory University. Read more here.

Sandra Newbury Leads New Program in Animal Shelter Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine Sandra Newbury will oversee shelter medicine training for veterinary medical students at the SVM, which will involve a shelter medicine rotation, an elective course, a weeklong intensive "selective" course, clinical studies, consultation experiences and externships, and a student shelter medicine club. Read more here.

Gopalan Finding Could Increase Battery Life

Padma Gopalan, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, along with colleague Michael Arnold and students, has reported the highest-performing carbon nanotube transistors ever demonstrated. Read more here.

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Events

February 2, 2015

  • Faculty Networking Lunch Series
  • "Faculty Research on Race & Ethnicity"
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  • Audubon Room, University Club
  • Noon — 1:30pm
  • To register, click here

February 19, 2015

  • UW-Madison Women & Leadership: Coffee and Conversation
  • "Diversity: How Do We Keep Talking?", Featuring UW-Madison Women Deans
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  • Union South, TITU
  • 8:00am — 10:00am
  • For more information and to register, click here

February 24, 2015

  • Faculty Networking Lunch Series
  • "Next Steps for Faculty in Mid-Career"
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  • Audubon Room, University Club
  • Noon — 1:30pm
  • To register, click here

February 25, 2015

  • Delta Roundtable
  • "Teaching Inclusively in the Age of Ferguson"
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  • Memorial Union, Tripp Commons
  • 6:00pm — 8:00pm (dinner is included)
  • Registration is required, click here.

February 26, 2015

  • Gender & Women's Studies(GWS) Colloquium
  • Janet Hyde, PhD, Professor of GWS and Psychology
  • "Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth: Science vs. the Media on Psychological Gender Differences"
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  • 3401 Sterling Hall
  • 3:30pm
  • For more information click here

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

March 12, 2015

  • Faculty Networking Lunch Series
  • "Dual Career Faculty"
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  • Audubon Room, University Club
  • Noon — 1:30pm
  • To register, click here

April 8, 2015

  • UW-Madison Women & Leadership: Coffee and Conversation
  • "A Dialogue With Young Women Leaders"
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  • Union South, Northwoods
  • 8:00am — 10:00am
  • For more information and to register, click here

April 23, 2015

  • Gender & Women's Studies(GWS) Colloquium
  • Myra Marx Ferree, PhD, Professor of GWS and Sociology
  • "The Battle for the Best Brains? Gender Equality Policies in Higher Education
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  • 3401 Sterling Hall
  • 3:30pm
  • For more information click here

Past Events