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Oertel named AAAS Fellow

The Mary Herman Lucien Rubinstein Distinguished Chair of Neuroscience Dr. Donata Oertel was recently elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow for her distinguished research on the cellular basis for processing acoustic information. Read more here.

UW-Madison joins National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. UW-Madison faculty are encouraged to activate their accounts here.

Editorial: Why the Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us Great Ideas

A paper written by UW-Madison researchers that highlights the subjectivity in NIH grant reviews is mentioned in a New York Times editorial. Read more here.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issues consensus study report on sexual harrassment

A systemwide change to the culture and climate in higher education is needed to prevent and effectively respond to sexual harassment, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Read more here.

Keller's research team decodes chemical signals between bacteria, fungal pathogen

Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Bacteriology Nancy Keller recently published a study discussing Ralstonia and Fusarium in mBio. Read more here.

Marín-Spiotta: Harassment should count as scientific misconduct

Associate professor of geography Erika Marín-Spiotta discusses the need for effective interventions in Nature. Read more here.

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Events

January 22, 2019

  • Event:Approaching MLK's Dream: Scientifically Tested Methods to Reduce Racism and Promote Inclusivity
  • Location: Discovery Building Town Center, 330 North Orchard Street
  • Additional Information: Register here.

February 8, 2019

  • Event:No Belles: A Performance of the Stories of Women Scientists Who Have and Have Not Received the Nobel Prize
  • Location: Seminar Hall (1315 Chemistry)
  • Time: Two performances: 3:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Additional Information: RSVP by email, free event
  • June 30 - July 2, 2019

    • Event:International Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Conference
    • Location:University of Wisconsin-Madison, TBD
    • Additional Information: Click here. An application is required to attend.

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