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The roots of STEM teaching

Christen Smith wasn’t entirely sold on being a teacher one day. “I needed to figure out if teaching was something that I wanted to pursue,” says the UW-Madison alum who partici-pated in the Delta Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning while in grad school. Through Delta, which enables students to teach in the STEM fields, Smith helped develop an internship that allowed her to create a real curriculum and teach it to a real class as a guest lecturer. “The Delta Program gave me practical experience in teaching and made me realize that it really was a field I wanted to go into.”  

Top Stories

UW-Madison wins UNESCO chair

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UW-Madison has been awarded a UNESCO Chair on Gender, Well-being and a Culture of Peace. It creates a global platform for the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and for the 4W (Women and Well-being in Wisconsin and the World) Initiative.

Construction brings traffic delays to west campus

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People who travel on the west side of campus are being asked to allow for extra travel time due to construction on the UW Hospital Parking Ramp (Lot 75). Road work has already begun on Highland Avenue in front of the ramp with construction expected to conclude by early June.

Host Corporate Events at Fluno Center

The Fluno Center is a resource for corporate visits to UW-Madison. Whether your guests are in town for a short stay or you’re hosting an event, let us assist you.

Around Campus

UW System honors psychology clinic director Burk

Clinical Associate Professor Linnea Burk will receive the UW System Academic Staff Award for Excellence Friday for her work running a clinic that provides training to students and offers free services to hospitals and community mental health centers.

Returning adult students overcame obstacles

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Shannon Davis (left) and Natasha Pedone-Kahle have won Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Awards for continuing their education in the face of extreme challenges. The annual awards go to people who’ve returned to college after a significant gap while juggling the demands of adult life.

Dog flu spreading among cats at Indiana shelter

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It may be called canine influenza, but Sandra Newbury at the School of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed that the virus that sickened dogs in the Midwest last year has now infected a group of cats in the region. Only one cat in the U.S. was found to have the virus last year, but now it appears it can spread from cat to cat.

Outside UW

Helping seniors stay active, independent

Staying fit doesn't have to mean spending a fortune on fancy equipment. Assistant Professor Kim Gretebeck is working with senior centers around Wisconsin on an exercise program she developed to help people remain independent.


One ‘yes’ launched student into cancer research

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Keven Stonewall discovered a love for science at an early age. At 17, he landed an internship where he performed groundbreaking research on a potential vaccine for colon cancer. Now a junior at UW–Madison, he researches potential treatments for a type of cancer commonly found in young children.  

Public Lecture Series: Crossroads of Ideas

Tonight, join Cecelia Klingele from UW Law School and explore ‘Criminal Justice Reform: What is Changing, What is Not and Why.’ 7 p.m., Discovery Building


Bergman named L&S associate dean

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Cal Bergman, an experienced leader of innovative academic initiatives for undergraduates for over 20 years, has been chosen associate dean of student academic affairs in the College of Letters & Science. Bergman is currently an associate director of residence life for University Housing.

Kleinman named senior associate dean in Grad School

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Daniel Kleinman, professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, has been named senior associate dean of the Graduate School. His responsibilities include oversight of the grad school's academic services, admissions, academic planning, and assessment units.

In the Media

Selig’s class puts sports history in perspective

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Isthmus takes note of the sports history class former baseball commissioner Bud Selig is teaching on campus with Professor David McDonald. Selig's account of his role in major league baseball, including bringing the Brewers to Milwaukee, provides what one student calls a "surreal" experience.  

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