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Trisha Andrew named Packard Fellow

Trisha Andrew, assistant professor of chemistry, has been named named a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering. Dr. Andrew is one of 18 early career scientists working in the U.S. to receive the award in recognition of the potential significance of scholarship and innovation from her work. Read more here.

Monica Turner and Peter Blank publish study in PLoS ONE

Monica Turner, Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology in the Department of Zoology, and Peter Blank, a postdoctoral researcher in the Turner Lab, have published a new study in the journal, PLoS ONE. As UW News explains, they investigated "whether corn and perennial grassland fields in southern Wisconsin could provide both biomass for bioenergy production and bountiful bird habitat." Read more about the study and its findings here.

Tracey Holloway begins nonprofit organization to support women earth scientists

Tracey Holloway, associate professor of environmental studies at the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), has announced the creation the Earth Science Women's Network. Dr. Holloway is the co-founder of the ESWN and serves on its inaugural leadership board. The ESWN, once an informal organization of women earth scientists, is now a nonprofit organization focused on connecting and supporting women in their career development. Read more about the program here.

Pamela Kreeger wins NIH Innovator Award

Pamela Kreeger, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a 2014 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award of nearly $2.3 million will allow Dr. Kreeger to study the spread of ovarian cancer in women's bodies. Read more about the award and Dr. Kreeger's research program here.

Kimberlee Gretebeck adapts program to improve health of African American senior citizens in WI

Kimberlee A. Gretebeck, assistant professor of nursing, has won a $150,000 award from the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) to adapt a program intended to support the health of African American seniors in Madison and Milwaukee. The "Adapting the Physical Activity for Life for Seniors (PALS) Program for Older African Americans" is a culturally tailored, two-year initiative that will use an evidence-based exercise program to increase physical function and prevent chronic illness. Professor Gretebeck will be partnering with Earlise Ward, associate professor of nursing, and Jane Mahoney, professor of geriatrics, and community and health organization leaders. Read more about the program here.

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October 17, 2014

  • Denice D. Denton Distinguished Lecture
  • Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College
  • "Increasing the Participation of Women in Tech Careers"
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  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • The Marquee Theater, Union South
  • For more information, click here.

Fall Semester, 2014

  • Schedule for WISELI's workshops for Faculty Search Committees
  • The schedule for WISELI's workshops for faculty search committees is now available. To view the schedule and register for the workshops, please click here.

November 13, 2014

  • UW-Madison Women & Leadership: Coffee & Conversation
  • This session will feature "The First 99 days: Observations & Reflections from the Provost." Provost Mangelsdorf will share her journey to the Provost post as well as her observations and reflections in her first 99 days of service at the UW.
  • For more information and to register, click here.
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  • 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Memorial Union (Great Hall), 800 Langdon Street

March 11, 2015

  • UW-Madison Women & Leadership Book Discussion
  • As part of the UW-Madison Women & Leadership series, join colleagues at a special event designed to support leadership learning for UW-Madison women.
  • This year's book will be I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. I am Malala is the story of a young woman who was attacked and nearly killed for her advocacy for women's rights and education in her native Pakistan. Discussion of the book will be led by one of UW-Madison's women deans.
  • For more information and to register, please click here.
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  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Union South

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