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Being neighborly

Photo: Journalism class in South Madison

For centuries, food has brought unlikely groups of people together. But along with this custom comes the challenge of trying new things and fostering connections. Students enrolled in Journalism 676: Technology for Social Change are building on that tradition with Savor South Madison, a class that celebrates the rich culture of the area.    

Top Stories

Chancellor search panel evaluates candidates

Photo: Bascom Hall

The search and screen committee charged with finding the best candidates to be the next chancellor of UW–Madison is evaluating the field. David McDonald, who chairs the search and screen committee, says the panel has a list of 70 applicants that it is considering.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service

Photo: Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, Jan. 21, local observances of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will include a number of activities that encourage celebration and collaboration. UW–Madison will again host and support some of these activities, expressing the Wisconsin Idea through “a day on, not a day off.”

University’s top lawyer heads for Amherst College

Photo: Lisa Rutherford

Lisa Rutherford, the UW–Madison’s top lawyer, has been named chief policy officer and general counsel at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Rutherford, director of the Office of Administrative Legal Services and senior university legal counsel, has led the office since 2008.

Morgridge Institute for Research welcomes new CEO

The Morgridge Institute for Research has announced the appointment of Dr. Brad Schwartz as chief executive officer. Schwartz, an expert in blood coagulation and bleeding disorders, is currently a professor at the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

Get free tech help at Teach Me How to DoIT

Having trouble setting up your new gadget or need some help protecting and securing your technology? Attend a Teach Me How to DoIT session on Jan 17. Get FREE hands-on tech support and one-on-one assistance. Schedule a free, one-hour appointment today!

Around Campus

Go Big Read seeks titles focused on global connections

Photo: GBR book distribution

For the 2013-14 year of Go Big Read, the selection panel for the common-reading program is seeking a book that fits a theme of global connections. Fiction titles are strongly encouraged and the deadline to suggest a title is Feb. 1. Click here to make a suggestion.

Teaching and Learning Symposium solicits ideas

hoto: Instructor at blackboard

The Teaching and Learning Symposium provides a chance to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, and discuss new learning and teaching practices and theories in a forum dedicated to enriching learning. Organizers are soliciting proposals for sessions during the May 22-23 event.

Zerhouni, former NIH director, to speak Jan. 22

Photo: Elias Zerhouni

Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health from 2002 to 2008, will be in Madison Jan. 22 at the invitation of BioForward, the association that represents Wisconsin’s bioscience industry. Read an interview with Zerhouni, in which he spoke about several topics, including the role of science at major universities.  


Oberlin sustainability director to head Physical Plant

Robert Lamppa, director of sustainability and energy management at Oberlin College, has been selected as the new director of Physical Plant at UW–Madison. "There is a reputation for excellence here that just makes you want to be a part of it," Lamppa says.

In Memoriam

Urban planning pioneer Kaufman remembered

Jerry Kaufman joked that he didn’t see a tree until he was 16. Yet he went on to become a huge advocate for the land, teaching urban planning here for more than 30 years. Related: Vertical farm building to be named for Kaufman (may require registration).


Faculty of color to be welcomed and honored

The tradition of welcoming new and honoring all UW–Madison faculty of color will continue with the annual Faculty of Color Reception Jan. 22 at the Pyle Center. The public and campus community are invited. To attend, register here.

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