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The voice

Photo: Alexandra Noboa-Chehad talking with coach Oliver Marmol

Alexandra Noboa-Chehad majored in Latin American studies, political science and Spanish literature at UW-Madison. She also grew up in a Spanish-speaking family with a baseball fanatic as a father. All of this helped prepare her for a unique job opportunity when Major League Baseball decided to require full-time translators for Spanish-speaking players.  

Top Stories

Committee advances campus building projects

The Legislature's budget committee is recommending two UW-Madison construction projects for approval: a parking structure on the west campus to serve the School of Veterinary Medicine, and a utilities project needed for Bascom Hill and Lathrop Drive.

Check to see if Friday game will affect your parking

Photo: Camp Randall Stadium seen from the air

One of the impacts of having a Friday night UW home football game — the Badgers face Utah State at 8 p.m. — is some campus parking lots will be made available to fans before employees leave work. Here's what to do if you park in an affected area.

Photos: Residence hall move-in days

Photo: Becky Frielich high-fives Bucky Badger

The annual campus ritual is underway — students and their parents pushing bins of belongings from car trunks to residence hall rooms during move-in days. Countless volunteers were on hand to assist, including the every-helpful Bucky Badger.

Badger Bash Festivities

Join gameday’s best tailgate at Union South. Badger Bash features Mike Leckrone and the full UW Marching Band, great food and fun for the whole family.

Around Campus

Video: College is a time to try on different hats

Photo: Lori Berquam wearing a colorful hat

Dean of Students Lori Berquam is welcoming students by inviting them to try on many hats "to find out what fits your goals, your values, your personality." In this video, she models a head-spinning array of headgear, but might have gone a bit too far.

OCR shows companies how UW can help

Photo: Duane Cooper talking with unidentified business representatives

Representatives from 88 local, regional and global companies visited last week to learn how to boost business by tapping into UW resources. They were attending the Office of Corporate Relations' UW-Madison Business Engagement Day on Campus.

Program aims to keep science students in state

Photo: Jenna Amro

Jenna Amro is a productive member of a research laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry — and she only just finished high school. A Wisconsin-based career in science and technology is the goal of the department's Youth Apprenticeship Program.

Podcasting already has a history

Photo: Microphone

We're living in the golden age of podcasting. A UW project will provide insights into its history — such as whether religious podcasts are more popular than comedy podcasts, what the keywords were in podcasts the week after the presidential election, and much more.

Campus Initiatives

Forums on title and compensation study scheduled

Graphic: UW crest

Campus forums to learn more about the Title and Total Compensation Study and provide input will begin in September. The review will result in a new structure of relevant and market-informed titles and pay scales, and will aid employees in advancing their careers.

Milestones

Toronto professor to lead genomics center

Photo: Stephen Meyn

Stephen Meyn, professor of molecular genetics and pediatrics at the University of Toronto, will be the first director of the UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine. A new building will be constructed to house the center, which will employ more than 100.

Law professor honored for cancer care advocacy

Photo: Meg Gaines

Martha (Meg) Gaines has won the 2017 Ellen Stovall Award for Patient-Centered Cancer Care for championing individual patients’ rights through the Center for Patient Partnerships, which is transforming cancer care daily for scores of patients and families.

In Memoriam

Truman Graf offered expertise on dairying

Photo: Truman Graf

Truman Graf, a prominent UW agricultural economist, died at age 94. During his 35 years on the faculty, industry and government leaders frequently sought out his expertise on dairy policy. He later traveled internationally to advise on how to improve farm income.

In the Media

WARF approves big increase in startup investments

Photo: WARF building

The State Journal reports that WARF will sharply increase its investments in spinoff companies based on UW-Madison discoveries. The technology transfer organization, says Managing Director Erik Iverson, "will do its part to put capital to work in this community."

Events

Helping faculty help students with mental health issues

Photo: Greg Eells

Faculty members are in a position to play a key role in student mental health, but often, they don't know how to support a struggling student. Greg Eells of Cornell University will present a webinar Sept. 13 on how to train faculty to understand what they can do.

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