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Faculty exam jitters

Faculty and blue books

Students aren’t alone when it comes to exam nerves. Turns out some professors grapple with anxiety at test time, too. “Are the questions too hard? Are they too easy? Did I make all the studying worthwhile for them?” That’s what at least one prof thinks about at the front of the room.

Top Stories

UW-Madison rises in best value rankings

Bascom in the snow

UW ranks eighth in the nation among best values in public universities, according to a new survey by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. The university was ranked No. 13 the previous two years.

Inclement weather policy, winter parking resources

Photo: Madison Metro bus at night

With winter weather again upon us, the Office of Human Resources is reminding employees about campus inclement weather guidelines. In addition, Transportation Services has new parking resources for days when Madison Metro is impacted by snow.  

New degree option in Computer Sciences

Boost your career potential with the new Professional Master’s Program in computer sciences!  Apply now through March 15 for Fall 2014 enrollment.

Around Campus

Session to discuss qualities needed in next provost

Provost's office

Members of the campus community will have an opportunity to say what qualities they'd like to see in the next provost at a town hall meeting Dec. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Union South. The successful candidate will succeed Paul M. DeLuca, Jr., who said in June that he will return to the faculty.

Lesley Moyo named to public services post at libraries

Photo: Lesley Moyo

Lesley Moyo, professor and director for research and instructional services at Virginia Tech University Libraries, has been selected as the new associate university librarian for public services. Moyo is a leader in library advocacy and outreach to the academic community.

UpStart boosts minority and women entrepreneurs

Image: UpStart logo

UpStart, a new program designed to help aspiring minority and women entrepreneurs launch successful businesses, is being offered by WARF in collaboration with the UW-Madison Small Business Development Center and area professionals with expertise in accounting, sales and marketing.

Outside UW

Climate-change initiative reaches out to state residents

Dan Vimont

As climate change impacts the diversity and distribution of species statewide, UW-Madison researchers, wildlife officials and others are collaborating to inform the public about these changes and ways to adapt through the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI).

Inside Info

Traveling safely over the holidays

As families get ready to embark on holiday trips to visit relatives and loved ones, UW Health says it’s a good time to review a few safety tips for holiday travel.  

Badger Watch Safety Conference

Campus members are invited to the free Badger Watch Safety Conference on Thursday, Jan. 9. Become a member of UW’s crime prevention program. Register now.

Graphic: UWPD logo

Buzz

Video: Students take their turn behind the camera

Ming Hua

Filmmaker Alex Rivera this semester taught "From Ecotopia to Ecopocalypse: Telling Digital Stories About the Environment." Students, including Ming Hua (left), learned filmmaking basics, producing a short film screened at the Tales From Planet Earth Film Festival.

New Pro Arte Quartet CD on sale

Pro Arte Quartet CD

The Pro Arte Quartet, the string ensemble-in-residence at UW-Madison, has released "The Pro Arte Quartet Centennial Anniversary Commissions" on the Albany Records label. The double CD contains the first four compositions commissioned to mark its 2011-12 centennial season.

Events

Tandem Press open house features demonstrations

Tandem Press print

A holiday open house at Tandem Press will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, featuring printmaking demonstrations by Tandem's master printers throughout the day. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1743 Commercial Ave.

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