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‘Bucky’s House’ keeps UW safe

Fire Station logo

The bond between the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and the firefighters at Fire Station No. 4 on Monroe Street, just across from Camp Randall Stadium, is a strong and valued one. Even the firefighters’ unofficial motto, “First, due to the U,” reflects a long-standing kinship with the university that helps keep the campus safe. 

Top Stories

Committee calls for new campus budget model

Photo: Bascom Hall in winter

The Budget Model Review Committee, made up of faculty, staff and a student representative, says the time is right for UW-Madison to move to a new budget model. “We believe the risk of erosion of the quality of the institution is too great to accept the status quo,” the committee says.

Cancian nominated to HHS post

Maria Cancian

President Obama has nominated Maria Cancian, an associate dean and professor in the College of Letters & Science, for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Science as Art

Time is running out to participate in the 2014 Cool Science Image Contest. Learn how to submit your images and help showcase science as art at UW-Madison.

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Around Campus

My WebSpace will be replaced by Box.com on June 30

Computer keyboard

My WebSpace, the UW file storage system, will retire June 30 and will be replaced by Box.com. The UW instance of Box has been in full production since September 2013 and has been well received. Check out information about the benefits of the switch and what you should do next.

Advanced physics tool to shut down after 30 years

Synchrotron research

Facing a federal funding shortfall, UW-Madison has decided to shut down its Synchrotron Radiation Center on March 7. The facility is built around a synchrotron, a loop the size of a baseball diamond carrying speeding electrons that emit streams of energetic light particles.  

SPA conference addresses evolving world of higher ed

Kaleem Caire

The Student Personnel Association is holding a day of higher education discussion on Feb. 27 at Union South. Speakers include Kaleem Caire, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison (left) and education Professor Rich Halverson. The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 20.  

Campus Initiatives

UW cares about how licensed products are made

Rebecca Blank

Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the university "has long been serious about its commitment to make sure that our licensed products are produced in safe and equitable work environments," and says she is engaged in discussions over how to improve health and safety for workers in Bangladesh.

Inside Info

Thriving, rather than surviving, is key to winning winter

Lincoln in the snow

After months of cold temperatures, cloudy days and snow, it’s no wonder that many of us think bears have the right idea during the winter. UW Health psychologist Shilagh A. Mirgain says those feelings are common this time of year, and during a winter where the average temperature has been 13.2 degrees.

Milestones

Shobhina Chheda named director of clinical education

Shobhina Chheda

Shobhina Chheda, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, has accepted the position of director of clinical education at the School of Medicine and Public Health. She will oversee the continuum of the school's clinical curriculum.  

In the Media

Law prof: State must recognize full tribal sovereignty

Richard Monette

UW Law School Professor Richard Monette discussed the casino debate as well as some of the long-term legal issues that underpin the current tension between some of tribes, the state and the federal government in an interview with The Capital Times.  

Events

Faculty, designers gather for Design Summit 3

Design Summit 3 poster

UW-Madison will host Design Summit 3, a forum on design and innovation for faculty, staff, and working professionals on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., from 4-7 p.m. The event focuses on design to build dialogue between researchers and industry partners.

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