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Jenny Saffran Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Psychology Jenny Saffran was Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recogniation of her work on how infants learn. Read more here.

Carla Pugh Pioneers Next Frontier of Medical Education

Associate Professor of Surgery Carla Pugh's revolutionary work is highlighted in the SMPH Quarterly. Read the article here.

Nancy Wong designs app for tracking personal energy comsumption and carbon emissions

Nancy Wong, PhD, Professor of Consumer Science has designed a new app for both iOS and Android devices that allows users to track their efforts to reduce their carbon emmissions and energy consumption. The app which uses a diary format similar to that used by food-tracking apps will launch on April 20 during the Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference. Read more here.

Amy Barger Lands Guggenheim Fellowship

Barger, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Astronomy, will observe at many wavelengths the most extreme star-forming galaxies in the universe to complete the cosmic history of star formation and infer the impact of supermassive black hole growth on galaxy growth. Read more here.

Christina Hull receives research award

Christina Hull, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry, is one of two receipients of the Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. The award will support her research on cryptococcus, a fungus that causes brain infections in people with compromised immune systems. The other recipient, Luis Populin, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, will use the award for research on simplifying drug treatments for ADHD. Read more here.

NIH profiles Carla Pugh's Research

The NIH home page features the research of Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, on the use of sensor technology to improve physician's skills in performing breast exams. Read more here.

Christina Hull Receives Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award

Associate Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry Christina Hull has received the 3-year award to explore Cryptococcus, a fungus that causes brain infections in people with immune deficits due to cancer treatment, transplant or AIDS. Read more here.

Jo Handelsman, Shirley Tilghman, and Other National Leaders Visit Campus to Discuss the Future of Biomedical Research

On Saturday, April 11, authors of the article "Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws" along with OSTP Associate Director Jo Handlesman will meet on campus for an all-day workshop. Read more here and here. Registration is required!

Marsha Mailick named Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Chancellor Rebecca Blank has selected Marsha Mailick, PhD, former director of the Waisman Center, to become the university's first Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Read more here.

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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

April 27, 2015

  • WARF Essential Topic Series
  • "How Promoting Diversity Among Inventors and Entrepreneurs Benefits Everyone"
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  • H.F. DeLuca Forum at the Discovery Building
  • 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715
  • 4:00pm — 5:30pm
  • Please register here by April 24th. For more information, click here.

July 9, 2015

  • Women & Leadership Symposium
  • The 7th annual Women & Leadership Symopsium will include a day of networking, professional development, and learning from women leaders, and over twelve workshops throughout the day.
  • The event is sponsored by UW Foundation Women's Philanthropy Council and UW-Madison Commmittee on Women in the University, along with the UW-Madison Office of Human Resources and Development and the UW Women Deans.
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  • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
  • For more information and to register, click here.

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