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Outreach with artistic flair

Photo: Serigraphy

Art graduate Helen Burish saw a need for the university's art department to strengthen ties with local art teachers, so she is supporting a program that nurtures the relationship. Burish teamed with Tom Loeser (pictured, top left), art department chair, and they invited teachers to tour campus facilities, meet students and faculty, learn about the department's curriculum, and explore innovative techniques in the free workshops.  

Top Stories

Engineering Dean Peercy announces retirement

Photo: Paul Peercy

Paul Peercy, who has served as dean of the College of Engineering for the past 13 years, has announced that he plans to retire. The university will soon begin an international search for a new engineering dean, and Peercy has offered to stay on until that process is complete.

HR Design reaches out with chats, forums, survey

Faculty and staff are encouraged to offer their observations or ask questions about the historic HR Design project. A Web chat at noon on Monday, Feb. 13, forums on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Wednesday, Feb. 29 and a survey will be used to take feedback. Related: Take a HR Design survey.

Ward: Advisory panels would strengthen campus relationships

Photo: Chancellor Ward

Advisory committees consisting of regents and local stakeholders could help foster better communication between the UW System Board of Regents and local campuses, Interim Chancellor David Ward on Wednesday told the Legislative Task Force on UW Restructuring.

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Around Campus

Database tracks state legislative voting

Emeritus professor Jacob Stampen has created an open-access database of final floor votes in state legislative sessions from 2003-10, along with publicly available information on lobby ratings and private funding for legislators.

Campus, community events celebrate Black History Month

Across campus and the Madison community, a number of events will be held to celebrate the meaning and importance of Black History Month.


Krakauer, alumna crack world “Smart List”

Photo: David Krakauer

The new director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and an alumna of the Department of Astronomy rank among 50 people who will change the world, according to another 50 thinkers, doers and tastemakers.


Keith Findley to change roles at Law School

Keith Findley, co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, will move from the clinical faculty at the UW Law School in July to join the tenure-track faculty this summer. He is currently clinical professor of law in the Law School's Frank J. Remington Center.

In the Media

Eckhardt talks Facebook IPO

Associate Professor of Management Jon Eckhardt was recently a guest on Bloomberg TV's “Money Moves” to discuss Facebook new $5 billion IPO and how it will affect the social landscape.


Valentine’s Day inspiration

Love is in the air! Read a story from our archives on about romantic spots on campus. Congrats to Kirsten Webster from SMPH for winning a UW mug.

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