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Joy Zedler to receive the Town of Dunn's Stewardship Award

Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology Joy Zedler is receiving the award for her extensive wetland research. Read more here.

Linda Scott selected as Dean of Nursing

Dr. Linda Scott will begin her position as the new Dean of the School of Nursing on July 15. Read more here.

Katie Brenner co-founds BluDiagnostics

Postdoctoral fellow in Biochemistry Katie Brenner has co-founded a startup called BluDiagnostics, marketing the first saliva-based method for measuring progesterone and estrogen. Read more here.

Xinyu Zhao makes progress in reversing fragile-X syndrome

Professor of Neuroscience and Waisman Center Investigator Xinyu Zhao has used an experimental drug to reverse - in mice - damage from the mutation that causes fragile-X syndrome. Read more here.

Sharon Thoma, Mary Ann Croft win Academic Staff awards

Faculty Associate in Zoology Sharon Thoma was awarded the Chancellorís Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching, while Distinguished Researcher in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Mary Ann Croft is the recipient of the Chancellorís Award for Excellence in Research. Read more here.

Sarah Paige creates Ebola Survivor Corps

Assistant scientist and grant writer at the Global Health Institute Sarah Paige created the Ebola Survivor Corps, to "elevate the status of Ebola survivors, leverage their inherent immunity to the disease and have them be the first responders to care, demystifying the health-seeking process and letting patients and their families know what to expect." Read more here.

Katherine Bowie an "accidental anthropologist"

Professor of Anthropology Katherine Bowie's research focuses on Thailand, exploring Thai peasant history, political economy, social movements, electoral politics, gender and Theravada Buddhism. Read more here.

Patti Brennan promotes the Wisconsin Idea in the CAVE

Professor of Nursing and Industrial Engineering Patricia Flatley Brennan uses her Living Environments Lab (the CAVE) to promote science to K-12 groups across the state. Read more here.

Amanda Gevens helps Wisconsin farmers fight potato blight

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology Amanda Gevens administers a tool called Blitecast, a late blight forecasting tool developed in the 1970s, to alert growers when weather conditions are prime for the pathogen to thrive. Read more here.

Sara Hotchkiss teaches new course on Forensic Botany

Associate Professor of Botany Sara Hotchkiss uses her expertise in pollen identification in creating a new course that focuses on science as problem solving. Read more here.

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May 3, 2016

  • Dermatology hosts WISELI Celebrating Grant Speaker
  • Maria Hordinsky, MD, Chair and Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School, will present a research talk and a discussion on gender and careers in science and medicine.
  • 10:30–11:30am, Research talk, UW-Health Dermatology Clinic, 7th floor conference room, 1 S. Park St.
  • 11:55am–12:15pm, Discussion on gender and careers, UW-Health Dermatology Clinic, 7th floor conference room, 1 S. Park St
  • See here for more information

May 12, 2016

  • UW-WIT Education/Professional Development Series: Advance Your Career!
  • Trisha Wollenzien, HR Assistant Director/Housing will focus on the latest trends in resume formats and how to present yourself in a cover letter.
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm
  • Orchard View Room, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) Building
  • 330 North Orchard Street
  • Registration is required, click here to register.

June 8, 2016

  • UW-WIT Education/Professional Development Series: Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn
  • April McHugh, Career and Educational Counelor with DCS, will discuss the benefits of being on LinkedIn and how to create a dynamic profile.
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm
  • Gordon Dining and Event Center, Sonata Room (2nd Floor)
  • 770 West Dayton Street
  • Registration is required, click here to register.

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