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Academic staff honored

Lynn Haynes

Nine members of UW-Madison’s academic staff are receiving recognition for their achievements in leadership, public service, research, teaching and overall excellence. Chancellor Rebecca Blank says: “These awards celebrate not only extraordinary work but the gift of joyful, compassionate, caring colleagues.” One of the winners, Lynn Haynes, distinguished researcher in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Public Health, is shown here in her lab. 

Top Stories

Share your feedback on internal communications

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As part of an APR project reporting to the Vice Chancellor for University Relations and the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, feedback is being gathered on how effective internal communications efforts are across the UW–Madison campus.

Search team names International Studies finalists

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The next leader of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of International Studies will be chosen from among two UW-Madison faculty members and one from the University of Iowa. All candidates will take part in public presentations at the Pyle Center starting later this month.

Berquam, Sims: Our view on ‘UWNotFair’

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Patrick Sims and Lori Berquam are letting students know that UW-Madison is prepared to defend its admissions processes against a possible legal challenge by an out-of-state group called the Project for Fair Representation.

C4 Public Lecture

C4, a research group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), presents Michael Kearns: Experiments in Social Computation, Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m., Discovery Building.

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Around Campus

New governance opportunity for classified staff

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Shared governance opportunities continue to grow for the nearly 5,000 classified staff employees of UW-Madison. Starting next week, letters will be mailed with information about the election of a Classified Staff Congress, with one representative and one alternate from each of 106 districts.

Students brainstorm Bucky’s Butchery design

Design plans

Twenty-one students majoring in animal science, design studies, food science, art and computer science brainstormed ideas for the look and feel of campus’s future meat store – Bucky's Butchery –  which will open when CALS’ new meat science building is completed in 2017.

Campus Initiatives

Students display work at Undergraduate Symposium

Students at symposium

Undergraduate achievements will be on full display as students from across campus present their work at the Undergraduate Symposium today, April 10, at Union South. The event is part of Ideas to Excellence, a month-long celebration of student achievements.

Deadline approaches for D2P Igniter funding

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The Discovery to Product (D2P) office is accepting applications to its Igniter program. The program, designed to fund commercial development of ideas emanating from UW-Madison, has $2.4 million in funding from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Faculty & Staff Apple Appreciation Event

Treat yourself! Buy select Mac & iPad models, get a DoIT Tech Store gift card (up to $140 value). Quantities are limited. Pre-order by April 27.

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Buzz

Video: Better batting through electronics

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An MBA student here has developed a perceptive electronic baseball bat sensor to help hitters improve their swings. Watch as a former UW softball player uses the tiny device to perfect her form.

Milestones

Fulbright award sends Litovsky to Australia

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Ruth Litovsky, professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the East-Asia Pacific Region. She will collaborate with the Bionics Institute in Melbourne, Australia and plans to learn about ways in which the brain tissue of deaf individuals responds to sound.  

Events

Prominent climate scientist Mann to speak

Michael Mann

Michael Mann, creator of the well-known “hockey stick” graph depicting a sharp recent increase in our planet’s temperature, will deliver the fifth annual Len Robock Lecture on Thursday, April 17 in the Ebling Science Symposium Center, room 1220 of the Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive.

Interact

Did you graduate in Camp Randall Stadium?

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This spring's commencement returns to Camp Randall Stadium to build a new tradition. We're looking for past UW-Madison graduates who went through commencement at the stadium to share your memories. Contact University Communications' Peter Kleppin at kleppin@wisc.edu to tell your story.

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