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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.

Ziter studies jumping worms, encourages citizen scientists

Doctoral candidate Carly Ziter works with Arboretum volunteers to survey for an invasive species of worm found in Madison. Read more here.

Monica Turner studies forest regeneration after wildfires

Monica Turner is the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology at UW-Madison and has studied the long-term effects of the 1998 Yellowstone fires. Read more here.

Dr. Nasia Safdar investigates the transmission of a rare blood infection in new article

Nasia Safdar is an associate professor of infectious disease at UW-Madison, the Medical Director of Infection Control at UW Hospital and Clinics, and the Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital. Read more here.

School of Social Work: Tamara Grigsby Memorial Fund for Diversity and Inclusion

Former state representative and UW-Madison alumna Tamara Grigsby will be remebered for her life's work with a newly established fund that will be used for recruitment, programming, and training. Read more here.

The UW-Madison math department has one of the highest proportions of women facuty in the country

Current math department chair Gloria Marí Beffa and others reflect on the impact of mentorship, academic excellence, and inclusive hiring practices. Read more here.

Preventing sexual harrassment in earth, space, and environmental sciences: a Q&A with Dr. Erika Marín-Spiotta

Learn more about the faculty member behind a federal grant designed to prevent and respond to sexual harrassment in the field. Read more here.

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WISELI's Fall 2017 Searching for Excellence & Diversity: Workshops for Faculty Search Committees Recruiting and Hiring Faculty schedule is now posted.

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