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Classified employees honored

Robert Schlotthauer

Five members of UW-Madison’s classified staff have been named recipients of the 2014 Classified Employee Recognition Awards. “The number of nominations really speaks to the volume of wonderful employees we have on campus,” says Mark Walters, director of classified human resources. Here, one of the winners, Robert Schlotthauer, a mortician in the School of Medicine and Public Health's Body Donor Program, works in the Bardeen Medical Laboratories.

Top Stories

Legislative panel approves HR Design

State Capitol

The Legislature's Joint Committee on Employment Relations approved the HR Design personnel management system, giving UW-Madison a chance to tailor its human resources system to the needs of a teaching and research institution. Related: Chancellor Blank discusses the importance of HR Design.

Office 365 transition to restart after evaluation

Laptop computer

University officials approved restarting the Microsoft Office 365 email and calendar project after a recent independent evaluation. The project, which will implement a new email and calendar system for the campus, was paused during March and April.

UW Internet of Things Lab
Open House

Experience amazing demos of virtual and augmented reality, gesture control, and other emerging technologies from the new UW Internet of Things Lab. May 1, 5-7 p.m.

Around Campus

Statewide tornado drill planned today

tornado

It's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin, making it a good time to plan ahead and think about storms and safety. Today, April 24, a statewide tornado drill is planned. The drill in an ideal opportunity for UW-Madison staff and students to practice safety procedures for severe weather.  

UWPD hosts drug take-back event

Prescription drugs

The UW-Madison Police Department is hosting a household drug take-back event this Friday from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. aimed at getting expired and/or unused medications out of homes, and into the hands of qualified professionals who will safely dispose of them.  

DeLuca complex to be dedicated today

Hector DeLuca

The Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex, named for the renowned UW-Madison biochemist who became an emeritus professor in 2011, will officially be dedicated today with a noon pig roast and a 1 p.m. ceremony at the Biochemical Sciences Atrium and Courtyard, 440 Henry Mall.  

Campus Initiatives

UW pursues improvements for Bangladeshi workers

Ahead of today's one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, UW-Madison is offering support to an effort to improve working conditions there. In March, the university announced it would require its licensees sourcing in Bangladesh to join one of the initiatives.

Inside Info

MyWebSpace to retire June 30: Move your files

Box logo

My WebSpace, the UW file storage system, will retire June 30, and is being replaced by Box.com. Read more about Box, steps that you'll need to take to move your files and some of the benefits of this popular new file-sharing tool.  

Russia as a Revisionist Power

Join international journalist Christian Caryl on Fri. April 25. Caryl will discuss Moscow’s takeover of Crimea and share perspectives on how the West should respond. Learn more.

Buzz

Video: Terrace comes out of hibernation

Photo: workers carrying tables

Faster than you can say, "Meet me on the Terrace," the tables and chairs are back at one of campus' most popular spots for outdoor enjoyment. Watch the Terrace go from barren to bustling in this time-lapse video.

Milestones

Gourse elected to prestigious academy

Richard L. Gourse

UW-Madison bacteriologist Richard L. Gourse is among leaders from academia, business, public affairs and the arts and humanities elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Gourse is currently chair of the bacteriology department.

Events

Labor scholar lectures on low-wage jobs

Stephanie Luce

The U.S. is facing a crisis of low-wage jobs and working poverty, and even workers with college degrees cannot be assured of high wages. Stephanie Luce, associate professor of labor studies at the City University of New York, will speak at 5 p.m. today, April 24, at the Waisman Center.

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