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Five UW professors elected as fellows: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Professor of astronomy Amy Barger, former dean and professor of pharmacy Jeanette Roberts, and professor of consumer science Lydia Zepeda were recently honored by their peers as AAAS fellows, a distinction noting meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. Read more here.

Snedden leads efforts to study concussions in Madison area student athletes

Assistant professor of Nursing Traci Snedden studies the short- and long-term effects of concussions. Read more here.

Responsive marmoset fathers increases liklihood of offspring survivial

Distinguished Scientist Toni Ziegler studies paternal-infant bonding in primates. Read more here.

Hyde: Nobel prize awards are tarnished, steps should be taken to address gender inequities

Helen Thompson Woolley Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Gender and Women, Dr. Janet Shibley Hyde, addresses gender sterotypes about gender and brilliance. Read more here (free registration may be required).

No link between vaccination, autism: Malia Jones lecture

Assistant Scientist Dr. Malia Jones discussed the history and future of the anti-vaccination movement in the United States. Read more here.

Hofmann Named Medical Director, Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (PACT)

Assistant professor of pediatric hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant Inga Hofmann Zhang will lead PACT and foster increased collaboration wtih the Pediactric Bone Marrow Translplant Program. Read more here.

Lisa Ruth Rand studies space junk

Postdoctoral fellow Assistant professor of History Lisa Ruth Rand studies gallactic garbage. Read more here.

Q&A with Marie Hicks: new faculty in History focusing on gender and sexuality in computer science

Assistant professor of History Marie Hicks explores the "gender flip" in computer science with a new class. Read more here.

Meyerand named as an associate director, Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering (WIHSE)

Biomedical Engineering professor Beth Meyerand is one of three new additions to the WIHSE leadership team. Read more here.

UW-Madison College of Engineering creates new family leave policy for graduate students

Expectant mothers and other can receive up to 12 weeks paid time for childbirth, while other new parents will receive up to six weeks of paid time. Academic requirement deadlines can be extended for the student requesting the leave, consistent with department academic timelines. Read more here.

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February 21, 2018

  • Lecture: Cultural Identities in Science
  • Presenter: Dr. Mica Estrada, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UC-San Francisco
  • Time: 11am-Noon
  • Location: 111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building, 425 Henry Mall
  • Event Poster

February 22, 2018

  • Lecture: WISCAPE Talk: Fostering Inclusivity for Trans* Students in College
  • Presenter: Dr. Z Nicolazzo, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University
  • Time: 12:00-1:30pm
  • Location: 159 Education Building
  • Additional information: click here.

February 23, 2018

  • Lecture: The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers
  • Presenter: Dr. Mica Estrada, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UC-San Francisco
  • Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: Wisconsin Instittutes for Discover, 330 Orchard Street
  • Event Poster
  • Additional Information: Free lunch catered by Steenbock's while supplies last!

February 27, 2018

March 8, 2018

  • Event: Women in Agricultural Science presents Countering Gender Bias
  • Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: Dejope Hall, Lake Mendota Room
  • Keynote: Dr. Molly Carnes, "Moving from Bias to Opportunity"
  • Panelists: Gail Coover (WiscAMP), Sandy Eichel (Diversity consultant), Carrie Laboski (Soil Sciences), Bill Tracy (Agronomy)
  • Additional information: Reception follows the event. This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.

March 8, 2018

  • Event: WISCAPE Panel Discussion: Cultivating Inclusive Spaces for College Students with Disabilities
  • Time: 12:00-1:30pm
  • Location:159 Education Building
  • Additional information: click here.

March 20, 2018

  • Lecture: Big Data, Surveillance and Race: A conversation with Cathy O'Neil
  • Presenter: Dr. Cathy O'Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium
  • Additional Information: Free and open to the public

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