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Moving moments

University Communications created many video stories about the UW–Madison people, research and discoveries that made 2015 a memorable year. Viewers learned about mindfulness for 5th graders, a soldier's passion for liberal arts, and much more. Here are some of our favorites, from the harrowing depths of a South African cave to a dreamlike flight over Wisconsin cranberry country.

Top Stories

Chancellor takes one last look at 2015

Photo: Rebecca Blank speaking at convocation

Chancellor Rebecca Blank says 2015 wasn't defined by the state budget or issues around tenure. She uses her latest blog post to highlight some of the most positive things that happened — including some notable student, faculty and staff achievements.

Brief Wi-Fi outages planned this week

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DoIT is updating the campus Wi-Fi infrastructure daily between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. this week in 160 campus buildings. You can expect a short Wi-Fi outage lasting approximately 15-30 minutes. Check the building status for updates. 

It’s a Small World After All!

Learn a new language this spring and be ready for your next adventure. Seven foreign languages plus ESL. Register now.

Around Campus

Forward Motion airs on Big Ten Network Friday

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On the next Forward Motion, the BTN show all about UW-Madison, meet a new branch of the human family tree and learn about a food source that might really bug you. Also, a young soccer entrepreneur and a computer chip made from trees, Friday night at 10.

Events commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Events taking place on- and off-campus encourage participants to collaborate and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They include a community dinner, day of science and service, and keynote address by Ernest Green, one of the “Little Rock Nine."

Research cores should be coordinated, group says

Photo: Bascom Hall in winter

A working group has recommended that an Office of Campus Research Cores be created. Research cores are centralized, shared resources that provide access to instruments, technologies and services to scientific and clinical investigators.

Survey says grad students are succeeding post-degree

UW–Madison’s graduate degree programs result in a net brain gain for the state — and jobs for about three in four Ph.D. candidates even before they complete their doctoral program, according to data collected by the Graduate School.

Campus Initiatives

You can have a positive effect on new students

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Applicants are being sought to teach the Wisconsin Experience Seminar in fall 2016. The team-taught course aims to help new students transition successfully to university life and achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.


Community health doctor is new UHS medical director

University Health Services is welcoming a new medical director, a specialist in family medicine with a passion for the Wisconsin Idea and a commitment to expanding access to health care. William Kinsey joins UHS from Access Community Health Center in Madison.

Move Your Career Forward

Now is the time to register for professional development courses. Call us about discounts for UW-Madison employees. 800-292-8964

In Memoriam

Psychologist Berkowitz studied effects of guns

Photo: Leonard Berkowitz

Leonard Berkowitz, whose research explored influences on aggressive behavior, including the "weapons effect," died Jan. 3. “Guns not only permit violence, they can stimulate it as well,” he wrote. “The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also pull the finger.”

In the Media

Findley says Avery documentary shows wider problems

Law Professor Keith Findley, head of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, says the Netflix documentary about Steven Avery, "Making a Murderer," sheds new light on flaws in the justice system beyond the Avery murder case. Related: Watch a 2013 Forward Motion profile of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.


Summit kicks off Morgridge Center’s 20th anniversary

In 2016, the Morgridge Center for Public Service celebrates 20 years of campus-community collaboration. The first major event of this anniversary year — the Campus & Community Summit — takes place Friday, Feb. 5 at the Discovery Building. Registration is free.

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