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Campus conversation

Photo: Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion

Hundreds of faculty, staff and students participated in the first Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion at Union South Tuesday afternoon. The standing-room-only event was part of a semester-long set of discussions intended to demonstrate a renewed commitment to addressing issues of racial disparity and tension and the marginalization of groups in the UW community. Facilitators introduced questions at an individual level and encouraged a takeaway: What can participants do today to improve the campus climate?

Top Stories

Blank’s Slate: An update on state budget discussions

Capitol dome

Chancellor Rebecca Blank has heard from many students, faculty, staff and alumni asking for her reaction to newspaper reports that Governor Scott Walker and the UW System are discussing additional flexibilities as part of ongoing budget discussions. In a new blog post, Blank responds to the reports.

Two administrative teams receive supplemental funding

Photo: UW crest

Two administrative teams — the Common Scholarship Application Team and the School of Social Work Form Data Process Improvement Team — have been selected to receive funds that will support initiatives related to projects that won UW-Madison’s 2014 Administrative Improvement Awards.

WARF’s 90 Years:
Decade by Decade

In celebration of WARF’s 90th anniversary, explore key events from each decade in its history, starting with the Hoard’s Dairyman Controversy of 1925.

Graphic: WARF 90th anniversary logo

Around Campus

Air quality has impact on transplant recipients

Photo: Smoke billowing from smokestacks

As Jamie Schauer travels around the world studying air pollution, he tenaciously reminds people that pollution is a human health issue. The engineering professor recently partnered with transplant surgeon Joshua Mezrich to examine how pollution affects patients after a lung transplant.

Students create sustainable dining guide for campus

Photo: Campus Food Map and Sustainable Dining Guide

The Campus Food Map and Sustainable Dining Guide, created by a team of environmental studies students, is now available online. The interactive map reviews all of the campus eateries with criteria for sustainable dining, including fair-trade products and vegetarian options.

Innovation grant applications due Feb. 6

Photo: Bascom Hall in winter

The Grant Funding System is again available to receive proposals for start-up grants for innovative ideas to expand the university’s capacity to build and support a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment. Proposals should build on the UW-Madison diversity framework, Forward Together.

Outside UW

Nursing system strives to benefit students nationwide

Photo: Lori Anderson

eSchoolCare, a Web-based system that helps school nurses manage the care of children with chronic health conditions, has received an “Igniter” grant from the UW's Discovery to Product program. Clinical Assistant Professor Lori Anderson hopes to extend the reach of her innovation.

Inside Info

Expert offers tips for healthy habits that save money

Photo: Grocery receipt

We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows that healthy habits can also save money. Gayle Coleman, nutrition education specialist with UW-Extension, offers 10 tips for increasing your health — and wealth.  

Milestones

Chancellor Blank to receive Moynihan Prize

Photo: Rebecca Blank

Chancellor Rebecca Blank was named the 2015 winner of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize by the American Academy of Political and Social Science on Tuesday. The award honors individuals who use sound analysis and social science research to inform public policy while contributing to public discourse.

In the Media

Q&A with artist in residence Laura Anderson Barbata

Photo: Laura Anderson Barbata

Laura Anderson Barbata, this semester's interdisciplinary artist in residence at the UW Arts Institute, talks to The Capital Times about her work with impoverished children in Trinidad and Tobago, public performances involving stilt dancing, and what she hopes to achieve during her time in Madison.

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