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Jerlando Jackson and colleagues publish book on glass ceiling effects in higher education

Jelando Jackson, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education Director and Chief Research Scientist of the Wisconsin Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (WeiLAB), along with his colleagues Elizabeth M. O'Callaghan and Raul A. Leon, has edited a new book on glass ceiling effects in higher education for women and members of minority groups. With chapters addressing theoretical and critical perspectives, rigorous research, and practical recommendations for understanding and addressing this issue, the book is intended to both deepen readers' understanding and serve as a sourcebook for action. Read more here.

Sabrina Brounts earns certification in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation

Sabrina Brounts, clinical associate professor of large animal surgery, has become the only veterinarian in the state to be board-certified in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation. The School of Veterinary Medicine News reports that Dr. Brounts completed all pre-requisites and earned the credential in August 2014. To learn more about the certification and her current clinical trial, click here.

Sherry Tanumihardjo interviewed by Grow magazine

Sherry Tanumihardjo, professor of nutritional sciences and director of the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health, was recently interviewed by Grow magazine. Dr. Tanumihardjo shared her expertise and research on working with orange vegetables and their vitamin A statuses. Read more here.

Elizabeth Jacobs receives $2.1 million award

Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MAPP, Associate Professor of Medicine and Population Health Sciences has received a $2.1 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute. She will use the award to compare the effectiveness of "peer-to-peer support to standard community services in the promotion of health and wellness for older adults." Read more here.

Laura Kiessling publishes study in Proceedings of the National Academies of Science

Laura Kiessling, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and her colleagues have published a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Their study investigated how "blank slate" stem cells become a variety of specific cells, such as muscle or bone, and found that that the stiffness of the surfaces on which stem cells are grown can exert a profound influence on the final form of a cell. Read more here.

Marsha Mailick begins role as interim vice chancellor

Marsha Mailick, Vaughan Bascom and Elizabeth M. Boggs Professor and Director of the Waisman Center, has begun her new position as the interim vice chancellor for research and graduate education at UW-Madison. Dr. Mailick will be responsible for overseeing the research portfolio of the institution and implementing the structure of the new Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Read more about her plans and goals for the office here.

Wendy Crone named interim dean of the Graduate School

Wendy Crone, professor of engineering physics and an associate dean for graduate education, has been named the interim dean of the Graduate School at UW-Madison. She will head the leadership team of the Graduate School as it operates with the new Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Read more here.

Karen Cruickshanks awarded for her research

Karen Cruickshanks, PhD, Professor of Opthalmology & Visual Sciences and Population Health Sciences, received a Distinguished Alumi Award from the University of Pittsburg's Graduate School of Public Health. The award recognized Cruickshank's research on sensory and neurological disorders of aging and generational differences in aging. Read more here.

Joan Jorgensen publishes new study in Endocrinology

Joan Jorgensen, associate professor of comparative biosciences, has published a new study in the journal, Endocrinology. In the study, Dr. Jorgensen and her colleagues "identified a molecular mechanism that enables prostate cancer cells to produce hormones that promote aggressive tumor growth." As the School of Veterinary Medicines News service explains, the finding could lead to better treatments for the disease. Read more about the study and Dr. Jorgensen's work here.

Bridget Catlin and Julie Willems Van Dijk receive $12 million award

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will continue to fund the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps project led by Bridget Booske Catlin, PhD, MHSA and Julie Willems Van Dijk, RN PhD of the UW Population Health Institute. The $12 million award supports their work on ranking and providing guidance for improving the health of counties across the nation. Read more here.

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Events

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.

September 23, 2014

  • UW-WIT Networking and Social Event
  • UW Women in Technology (UW-WIT) will be hosting an after hour networking/social event, open to all those interested in the success and retention of women working with IT on the UW-Madison campus.
  • For more information and to register, click here.
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  • 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Mesozoic Garden, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID)

October 1, 2014

  • Outstanding Women of Color Reception
  • Eight winners of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Women of Color Awards will be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the UW-Madison campus and community.
  • The event is free and no registration is required.
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  • 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street

October 2, 2014

  • UW-Madison Women & Leadership: Coffee & Conversation
  • This session includes a "Chairs' Chat" for new and returning female department chairs. A panel of former (mostly) chairs will share their wisdom and insights for other women department chairs.
  • 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

October 10 – October 11, 2014

  • Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology
  • Ann Fausto-Sterling, PhD, Professor of Medical Science, Brown University will deliver a keynote presentation that is free and open to the public.
  • Details about the entire symposium, registration, and fees are available here.
  • For more information, please contact, Dace Zeps or Janet Hyde, Center for Research on Women and Gender
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  • Oct 10, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
  • Oct 11, 9:00 am - noon
  • On Wisconsin Rooms, Red Gym
  • 716 Langdon Street

October 15, 2014

  • 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

October 17, 2014

  • Denice D. Denton Distinguished Lecture
  • Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College
  • "Increasing the Participation of Women in Tech Careers"
  • More information coming soon

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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