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Erin Silva Convenes "Pasture Partnership"

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology Erin Silva assembled a large, multidisciplinary team to study the health of Wisconsin's pasture land, a vital resource for the dairy industry. Read more here.

Jessica Cederquist Named CALS's New Dairy Herd Manager

Jessica Cederquist (MS, Veterinary Science), a new staff member in Dairy Science, will incorporate the collegeís research and teaching mission in the management of the herds. Read more here.

WARF Professors Announced

Ann Palmenberg, Professor of Biochemistry and Judith Harackiewicz, Professor of Psychology, are two of the six faculty named as WARF Professors. Read more here.

Vilas Research and Distinguished Achievent Professors Announced

Monica Turner, PhD, Professor of Zoology, is one of seven faculty members to receive a Vilas Research Professorship in recognition of her nationally and internationally reknowed research. Recipients of fifteen Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships, awarded to recognize distinguished scholarship as well as exceptional effort in teaching and service include: Amy Barger, Astronomy; Lingjun Li, Pharmacy; and Katherine McMahon, Civil and Environmental Engineering. For more information about the awards and other recipients, click here.

Angela Byars-Winston to serve on National Academy of Sciences Board of Higher Education and Workforce

Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, has been selected to serve a three-year term as one of the 12 members of the National Academy of Science's Board of Higher Education and Workforce. This distinct honor will enable Dr. Byars-Winston "to help inform and direct national policy and funding priorities for Congress, and subsequently NIH and NSF." The board will benefit from her expertise in higher education, knowledge of the science and engineering workforce, and committment to excellence, equity, and diversity. Read more here and here.

Gibbs Studies Rain Forest Deforestation

Assistant Professor Holly Gibbs (Geography and Nelson Institute) and a diverse research team including academics and NGOs is the first to evaluate the impacts of "zero deforestation agreements", which are aimed at curbing the destruction of rain forests in Brazil. Read more here.

Buhr-Lawler Promotes Hearing Conservation in Rural Areas

Clinical Associate Professor of Audiology Melanie Buhr-Lawler led the first-ever hearing conservation outreach project at last summer's annual Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull. Read more here.

New faculty member Jing Li works on innovative computer hardware

Jing Li, PhD, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, joined UW-Madison in winter 2015 after spending several years at IBM where she gained substantial experience building prototypes to test her innovative concepts in computer architecture. Liís research plans for working collaboratively across schools and departments on software and hardware innovations are described in this recent news article.

Pascale Carayon Named One of "50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety"

Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Pascale Carayon has been named as an expert leading the field of patient safety by the Becker Hospital Review. Read more here.

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May 27, 2015

  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Membership Launch for faculty and staff
  • The UW-Madison Office of the CIO and UW Women in Technology (WIT) will announce a new partnership between SWE and Internet2. Karen Horting, Executive Director and CEO of SWE and Florence D. Hudson, Sr. Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2 will discuss professional development opportunities provide by SWE memberships. SWE memberships for UW-Madison faculty and staff will be underwritten by the Office of the CIO.
  • This event is sponsored by UW WIT and CIO Office
  • 2:30-3:45pm
  • 1255 HF DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
  • For more information and to register, click here.

May 27, 2015

  • A Conversation with Florence D. Hudson: Critical success factors for work, life, and leadership
  • Florence D. Hudson, Sr. Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2 will share her perspective on critical factors for success in work, life, and leadership at this presentation and networking event.
  • This event is sponsored by UW-WIT(Women in Technology)
  • 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • 1255 HF DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID)
  • Light refreshments provided and cash bar available
  • For more information and to register, 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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