Trouble viewing this email? Try viewing it on the web.

If you supervise staff who do not have easy access to email, please print and post for all to read.

‘We Are Healers’

Photo: Kala Cornelius with children

Kala Cornelius got her first exposure to nursing as a profes-sion at a UW-Madison nursing camp. After earning a degree from UW-Oshkosh, she took a job working with the Oneida Nation as a community health nurse. "The community mem-bers are my family. I want to keep them safe. I want to keep them healthy," she says. Now Cornelius is back in Madison, studying part-time for a doctorate in nursing practice. She embodies the spirit of We Are Healers, an effort started in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to increase the number of American Indian health professionals.

Top Stories

Blank travels north to help build support for UW

Graphic: Map of Wisconsin showing Green Bay and Oshkosh

Chancellor Rebecca Blank was back on the road recently, visiting a dairy plant in Green Bay that employs 55 UW-Madison alumni and exports products all over the world. She also stopped by UW-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh to build support in those communities for the UW's budget request.

UW monitoring possibility of new campus carry proposal

Recent news stories indicate that state legislation allowing concealed weapons in campus buildings may be introduced early next year. UW-Madison leaders say they will continue to oppose the so-called "campus carry" legislation and are actively engaging with legislators to express their position.

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Fluno Center

The bridge between campus, vibrant downtown and State Street, the Fluno Center provides lodging, delicious dining, and state-of-the-art meeting & conference spaces.

Around Campus

UHS hires 3 in response to sexual assault survey

Photo: Alex Nelson

As part of the university's ongoing effort to combat sexual violence, University Health Services has hired three additional staff members to join the End Violence on Campus (EVOC) unit, expanding violence prevention and survivor services.  

Abdu’Allah, former artist in residence, to lead The Studio

Photo: Faisal Abdu'Allah

Faisal Abdu’Allah has been named the new faculty director of The Studio: Creative Arts & Design Community in Sellery Residence Hall. He replaces John Hitchcock, who was named associate dean for the arts in the School of Education earlier this fall. Both professors are faculty members in the Art Department.

Outside UW

New York cats get flu; vet school and lab respond

Photo: Red tabby cat

Thirteen cats in a New York City shelter have tested positive for influenza A. One of them has died. The Shelter Medicine Program at the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory are working closely with the shelter to test and manage the cases.

Inside Info

How to keep holiday treats from ruining your routine

Photo: Plates full of holiday food

No matter how well we do maintaining a healthy routine throughout the year, holiday treats can throw us off track. Indulging once or twice might not hurt, says UW Health's Alicia Bosscher, but the cumulative dietary effect of special occasions can be a concern. She offers some timely tips.

DoIT Tech Store has something for everyone on your list

With three locations and new Payroll Deduction pay option, the DoIT Tech Store is your convenient holiday shopping spot. See our top tech gifts.


Q&A: Maury Cotter drives pursuit of quality

Photo: Maury Cotter

After 26 years at UW–Madison, Maury Cotter will retire in January as director of the university's Office of Quality Improvement. The office provides strategic planning, project management, restructuring, process improvement and change management — all in the name of organizational excellence.

In Memoriam

Alumnus Al Brodax brought Beatles to the screen

Photo: Al Brodax

Al Brodax, a 1948 UW-Madison graduate who put together the team that created the Beatles' animated classic film "Yellow Submarine," has died at age 90. The New York Times recalls the movie as "a Popsicle-colored fantasia devoted to peace, love and the thrilling pulse of the Beatles’ music."

In the Media

Birding in December: The cool thing to do

Photo: Cardinal on snow-covered branch

The annual Christmas Bird Count gets underway tomorrow, with birders across the nation participating. It's a far cry from the days when teams competed to kill the most birds on Christmas, wildlife ecology Professor David Drake tells WPR. "Some really influential people really made birding a cool thing to do."  


New technologies: What are the best and worst?

Photo: Drone in flight

From improved TV streaming devices to more advanced drones, DoIT wants your thoughts on the best and worst tech from the past year. This survey should take less than two minutes to complete. There's even a write-in category for "tech buzzwords you'd rather not hear anymore."

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.