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Adena Rissman studies private-land conservation

Associate Professor of Forest & Wildlife Ecology Adena Rissman have found that private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible, making it difficult or impossible to advance planning, monitoring and evaluation. Read more here.

Kathleen Antony and Dawn Dudley study Zika virus

In a study published in PLOS Pathogens, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kathleen Antony and pathology research scientist Dawn Dudley are among a team of scientists showing that the Zika virus poses a wider threat in human pregnancies than generally appreciated. Read more here.

Rose Graves studies cultural value of natural world

Recent PhD Rose Graves investigates which aspects of the souther Appalachians outside of Asheville, NC appeal most to nature enthusiasts, and the answers are sometimes surprising. Read more here.

Larissa Duncan improves birth experiences

Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Larissa Duncan recently published a study showing how mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression, better birth experiences. Read more here.

Ophelia Venturelli wins Shaw Scientist award

The award allows Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Ophelia Venturelli to pursue innovative approaches to advancing human health while supporting her career development. Read more here.

Andrea Hicks examines environmental impact of silver

Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Andrea Hicks has conducted a study to determine the environmental impact of nanosilver-lined hospital gowns vs. disposable gowns. Read more here.

Jing Li accelerates AI learning

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Jing Li has developed a method that will enable artificial intelligence applications to learn faster, with less energy. Read more here.

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May 25, 2017

  • Women in Space: Reality and fiction
  • Dr. Lisa Ruth Rand, a Postdoctoral Fellow here at UW-Madison, is giving a presentation on women’s role in space history
  • 5:30pm Socializing; 6:00pm lecture
  • Bendyworks: 106 E Doty Street, Suite 210, Madison, WI
  • This is a Madison Women in Tech Event. For more information, click here.

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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