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It’s all academic

Photo: Dave Black

Dave Black has had his hands on every part of WSUM Student Radio’s operations since well before it flipped the switch. He has secured its funding, built its personnel and policy infrastructure, guided its technological development and more. Most importantly, Black’s work has built a foundation for students to manage the station themselves, not simply rely on his considerable knowledge. Black is one of nine winners of this year's Academic Staff Awards.  

Top Stories

Master plan website provides virtual suggestion box

Photo: Aerial view of Bascom Hill

What are the most distinctive physical characteristics of the UW campus? What is the biggest physical challenge that our campus will face over the next 10 years? A newly launched interactive website allows anyone to weigh in on what the future of campus will look like. The emphasis is on open space, not buildings.

UW Voices student video explores race on campus

Photo: Still from Voices video

How does it feel to be a student of color at UW-Madison? Does racism exist on campus? Will conversations help combat it? Students have produced a powerful UW Voices video that explores the challenges of race they experience here every day — and frankly points out some of the problems.

Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits Conference

Register today for this May 27-29 conference at the Fluno Center. Let’s grow stronger together.

Around Campus

Patent office director visiting to discuss innovation

Photo: Michelle Lee

UW-Madison, a world leader in producing patents, will welcome Michelle K. Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on Wednesday for a discussion of the future of intellectual property and innovation. Lee is also working to encourage more women to enter science and technology fields.

Partnership aims for more diversity in academic careers

Photo: Sarah Mangelsdorf

A group of research universities including UW-Madison has joined with liberal arts colleges to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to pursue academic careers. Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf says it can be a challenging transition. "This important collaborative initiative should make that transition easier."

Athletics and advising team up for Spring Game

Photo: Badger football players

Want to get a sneak preview of football season while supporting a good cause? Come to the Wisconsin Football Spring Game and you can do both. Proceeds from ticket sales for the annual exhibition game, on Saturday, April 25 at Camp Randall Stadium, will benefit the Office of Undergraduate Advising.

Outside UW

ESchoolCare serves Wisconsin school nurses

Photo: Nurse examining child

Lori Anderson has seen the challenges of school nurses: not enough time, too few resources and isolation from peers. The UW nursing professor has helped tackle those problems by creating a Web-based tool that school nurses are using to treat and better understand kids' chronic illnesses.

Inside Info

Commuter Solutions offers 9 spring biking tips

Photo: Bicyclist on bike path

It really is springtime — finally! Many people find one of the best ways to shake off winter and get outside is to jump on a bicycle. Staff members from Commuter Solutions, part of UW-Madison Transportation Services, share nine top tips for making those early rides safe and enjoyable.

Faculty Procession
Volunteers Needed

Support graduating students by joining the commencement procession at Camp Randall Stadium on May 16. Register and enjoy great seats for the ceremony.

Milestones

Kaplan elected to National Academy of Education

Photo: David Kaplan

David Kaplan is one of 16 leading researchers and exceptional educators to be elected recently to membership in the National Academy of Education. NAEd consists of 192 U.S. members and 11 foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.

In the Media

UW researches health impact of e-cigarettes

Photo: Man puffing on e-cigarette

The UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention is launching a five-year, $3.7 million study looking into the health effects of electronic cigarettes, WISC-TV reports. “Unfortunately, scientifically, we are way behind the curve,” says Doug Jorenby, UW-CTRI director of clinical services.

Events

Spring Book Sale starts April 15

Photo: Shopper browsing at book table

If you love books, you won't want to miss the Spring Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale, to be held Wednesday, April 15, through Saturday, April 18, at Memorial Library. With more than 500 boxes of books ready to fill the tables for you to browse, this is the largest used book sale in Wisconsin.

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