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Transforming multiculturalism

Since Donte Hilliard arrived on campus in 2009, he has led the Multicultural Student Center’s transformation — moving from a focus on cultural diversity to one of social justice. "If the borders of the campus are the borders of the state, or the world," he says, "the educational access that we get by being here in Wisconsin includes a responsibility to help transform our surroundings into more just, equitable places.”

Top Stories

Nursing heeds the call for psychiatric health care

Photo: Linda Denise Oakley

Under the leadership of Linda Denise Oakley, the School of Nursing has launched its Post Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Capstone Certificate Program. Its charge is to shore up the numbers of mental health care professionals in hospitals, clinics and community settings.

Presidents’ Day: what’s changed, what hasn’t

As Presidents' Day approaches, take a peek inside of Ken Mayer's Political Science 408 class, which is exploring what has changed about the American presidency since George Washington took office in 1789. No executive staff back then, for one thing — but no nuclear weapons, either.

1934: A New Deal for Artists

Experience Depression-era America through the eyes of artists in this exhibition of paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Opens Feb. 16 at the Chazen Museum of Art. Reception Feb. 21.

Around Campus

‘Shop@UW’ aims to make purchasing easier

UW-Madison Business Services is launching Shop@UW — a major upgrade to the MDS e-commerce system. It will greatly enhance the customer's shopping experience by providing better tools for searching and product comparison.

Bright minds and big ideas at Big Learning Event

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"The Big Learning Event: Powerful Conversations for the Future" will have big speakers, big ideas and big opportunities on June 5-6 at the Gordon Dining & Event Center. The event's lineup of speakers has just been unveiled.  

Andy North tests your trivia knowledge

Andy North wants to test your trivia knowledge and raise money for cancer research. The two-time U.S. Open champion will host the UW Carbone Cancer Center Trivia Night on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Field House. All proceeds benefit the cancer center.

Inside Info

Badger Voice: Richard Schickel on UW, Oscars picks

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UW alumnus Richard Schickel has been a movie fan for most of his life. But a chance assignment from a magazine editor jump-started what Schickel calls “an accidental career” as a revered film critic, author and documentary filmmaker.

Buzz

Found in the Archives: Bottle battle from the 1950s

From the UW Archives comes a humorous story and visual evidence that some medical students who "got milk" in the early 1950s left behind a disgusting mess. Find out about the offended professor who took the dairy dilemma all the way to the dean.

Milestones

Accounting professors earn industry award

Wisconsin School of Business Professors Brian W. Mayhew and Hollis Skaife recently won the American Accounting Association’s Notable Contributions to Auditing Literature Award.    

In Memoriam

Former Secretary of Academic Staff Steve Myrah

Photo: Stephen Myrah

Stephen A. Myrah, who devoted more than four decades to UW-Madison, most recently serving as secretary of the academic staff until 1999, died Feb. 6 at 74 from heart disease. He once told a colleague that his position was the "best job on campus."

Events

Physics demonstrations on campus this weekend

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The sixth annual UW-Madison Physics Fair will be held this Saturday, Feb. 16, in Chamberlin Hall. And the 30th edition of the award-winning show The Wonders of Physics, by emeritus Professor Clint Sprott, will be staged Saturday and Sunday.

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