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Jennifer Edgoose publishes strategy for reducing physician burnout

Jennifer Edgoose, MD, PhD, Asst. Professor in the Department of Family Medicine has published a study demonstrating the effectiveness of a structured intervention for improving physician satisfaction in clinical interactions with challenging patients. Read more here.

Food Scientist Maya Warren Developing TV Show

Maya Warren will earn her PhD in August 2015 (Food Science), and will develop a show showcasing frozen desserts around the world. Read more here.

Dolly Ledin Honored for Science Outreach

Longtime UW-Madison campus and community outreach champion Dolly Ledin has been awarded the Wisconsin Campus Compact 2015 Sister Joel Read Civic Leadership Award. Read more here.

Jami Morton and Neva Hassanein Honored

Nelson Institute alumnae Jami Morton and Neva Hassanein are the 2015 recipients of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies' annual alumni awards. Read more here.

Vilas Life Cycle Professorship Program Highlighted

Dr. Christine Pribbenow, Director of the LEAD Center, profiles the Vilas Life Cycle Professorship to illustrate how evaluation research helps enhance and sustain programs. Read more here.

Erin Silva Finds Strategies to Increase Number of Organic Grain Farms in Wisconsin

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology Erin Silva's 2015 report highlights possible strategies to increase the number of farms and acres producing organic grain in our state. Read more here.

Three STEM Women Faculty Win Romnes Awards

Padma Gopalan (Professor, Materials Science and Engineering), Irena Knezevic (Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Xin Sun (Professor, Genetics) are among the nine awardees of the 2014/15 Romnes Faculty Fellowship. Professor of Life Sciences Communication, Dominique Brossard, was also among the winners. Read more here.

Katherine McMahon Receives Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Katherine McMahon was awarded a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship for her work exploring the relationships between environmental and microbial sciences. Read more here.

Rebecca Larson Brings Biogas to Developing Countries

Assistant Professor of Biological Systems Engineering Rebecca Larson won a seed grant from the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) to support her work designing, installing, and upgrading small-scale anaerobic digester (AD) systems in developing countries. Read more here.

Christy Remucal Wins NSF Career Award

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Christy Remucal was awarded the highly-prestigious Career award from the National Science Foundation for her research on how contaminants move through water. Read more here.

Gail Coover Supports Minority STEM Students

Gail Coover, Assistant Scientist and Director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP), ensures that more under-represented minority students receive bachelors degrees in STEM in Wisconsin. Read more here.

Valerie Stull's and Rachel Bergmans's Research Saves Lives and Wins Awards

Valerie Stull and Rachel Bergman are both graduate students in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Their research focuses on the viability and sustainability of mealworms as a major food source. This research not only has the potential to save lives by introducing a cheap and easy source of protein for humans, but is also a more sustainable way to farm such proteins. Read here for more about their project. To read about their selection as UW-Madison Climate Quest winners, click here.

Melanie Matchett Wood Wins Sloan Fellowship

Melanie Matchett Wood, Assistant Professor of Math, has been selected for an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. This is an honor awarded on a competitive basis to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers. Read more here.

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March 24, 2015

  • Gender Equity in Academia
  • Kristen Monroe, University of California-Irvine
  • Presented by the UW-Madison Lectures Committee, and the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, and Gender and Women's Studies
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  • Noon — 1:00pm
  • Wisconsin IDEA Room, Education Building

April 1, 2015

  • UW-WIT Informal Networking Event
  • Sponsored by the UW Women in IT group, this event is open to all those interested in the recruitment, success, and retention of women working with IT on the UW-Madison campus.
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  • 1:30pm — 2:30pm
  • Lakefront Cafe, Memorial Union First Floor

April 8, 2015

  • National Diversity Council Women in Leadership Symposium
  • "Celebrating leadership: The power of women in the workplace"
  • Grainger Hall, East Atrium and Plenary Room
  • 8:00am — 12:30pm
  • Click here for more information. To register, click here
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  • "Continuing the Conversation: Women and Leadership Networking Luncheon"
  • Grainger Hall, Executive Dining Hall
  • 11:30am — 1:00pm
  • Click here for more information. To register, click here

April 9, 2015

  • Sara Laschever, Co-Author of "Women Don't Ask", presented by GWIS
  • "Ask For It: Women and the Power of Negotiation"
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  • 1800 Engineering Hall
  • 1:30pm — 3:00pm
  • Registration is required! Click here to register.
  • For more information, visit the GWIS website.

April 20-22, 2015

  • UW-WIT Series of Events with Carrie Regenstein
  • The UW Women in IT will host Carrie Regenstein, faculty member of the CAUDIT Institute, presenting a series of events addressing leadership and women in IT. For detaile information about the events listed below, please visit the website of the CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology.
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  • April 20, 2-3:30pm, Gordon Commons
  • "Preparing for the Next Opportunity: Developing Staff and Yourself in Lean Times"
  • Registration required. Please click here to register.
  • April 20, 3:30-5:00pm, Gordon Commons
  • "Networking Event with Carrie Regenstein"
  • Registration required. Please click here to register.
  • April 21, 10-11:30am, Varsity Hall 1, Union South
  • Keynote — "Walking Fast and Far Together: Women and Men in IT"
  • Registration required. Please click here to register.
  • April 22, 9-10:30am, WID
  • "Would You Promote You?"
  • Registration required. Please click here to register.

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

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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