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Tracey Holloway and Earth Science Women's Network featured in Nature

Tracey Holloway, PhD, Professor of Environmental Studies, and the Earth Science Women's Network she founded with colleagues ten years ago are profiled in the journal Nature. Read the article here.

Department of Gender and Women's Studies establishes endowed fellowship in feminist biology

Janet Hyde, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Research on Gender & Women, has announced the establishment of an endowed postdoctoral fellowship in feminist biology, the first in the nation. The first post-doctoral fellow, Caroline VanSickle, is now completing her Ph.D. in biological anthropology at the University of Michigan. As UW News explains, when her two-year fellowship begins in September, she plans to continue her research on female human ancestors by investigating changes in pelvis shape - and therefore childbirth anatomy - during the course of human evolution. Read more about the fellowship and Ms. VanSickle's research here.

Jennifer Reed wins Presidential Early Career Award

Jennifer Reed, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, is one of this year's recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor the U.S. government bestows on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read more about Dr. Reed and her research program here.

Christina Kendziorski to give lecture series about ovarian cancer treatment

Christina Kendziorski, Professor in the UW-Madison Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, along with Dr. William Bradley of the Medical College of Wisconsin, will be giving a lecture about their project that uses computation to better pinpoint ovarian cancer treatment. Sponsored by the Morgridge Institute for Research, the series is intended to showcase research excellence at UW-Madison around cross-disciplinary themes in biomedicine. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 23, in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery DeLuca Forum from 6-8 p.m. Read more about the lecture series here.

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July 10, 2014

  • Women & Leadership Symposium
  • The 6th 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.
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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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