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Moment of triumph

In a central Milwaukee neighborhood, transformations are taking place. Lots that once held broken glass and weeds blossom with gardens and hoop houses. A notorious drug den now houses a neighborhood center. For UW medical students in the TRIUMPH program, the neighborhood is their classroom. They work to promote health equity, reduce infant mortality and gun violence, improve nutrition and exercise, increase immunization rates, and prepare for careers as community-engaged physicians.

Top Stories

Greek task force taking action against sexual violence

Photo: W crest projected on screen

Last semester, leaders of the four Greek Governing Councils convened a task force to address sexual violence. Now, they will work with campus offices to roll out changes in six areas. A survey found a disproportionate amount of sexual misconduct took place in Greek housing. Related: A message from campus leaders.

‘First Folio’ highlights Shakespeare in Wisconsin

Illustration: Engraving of Shakespeare

UW–Madison Libraries, the Chazen Museum of Art and the Arts Institute have kicked off "Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016." The UW was selected as the Wisconsin host site for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition that will highlight the statewide celebration.

Apply Now – Grant and Fellowship Funds

The annual Virginia Horne Henry competition is open. Apply for a fellowship or grant funds related to women’s physical education and movement.

Around Campus

University Committee gathering tenure comments

Banner and Lincoln

A special University Committee meeting to gather comment on the UW System Tenure Policy Task Force report is set for 10 a.m. Friday in Room 260 of Bascom Hall. The task force's recommendations will be reported to the Board of Regents’ Education Committee Feb. 4. Comments can also be submitted by email.

Morgridge, UW partner to power up ‘mass spec’ potential

Photo: Discovery Building

Mass spectrometry brings a new level of precision to challenges such as developing effective drugs, diagnosing diseases early and monitoring the progress of treatments. The Morgridge Institute for Research is working with a UW-Madison team to greatly expand the scope of “mass spec” applications on campus.

UW System invites your input into planning process

Graphic: UW System logo

Members of the UW-Madison community are invited to provide input into UW System’s statewide strategic planning effort at two listening sessions this week. President Ray Cross and Chancellor Rebecca Blank will be there.

Outside UW

International courses opened to MATC students

Photo: International flags

The Global Studies Passport Program will offer opportunities and incentives for Madison College (MATC) students seeking to broaden their understanding of world regions and global systems. Under a new partnership, they'll be able to enroll in select international and area studies courses at UW–Madison.

Campus Initiatives

Noncredit courses cater to working professionals

Photo: Ndidi Yaucher now features 47 credit-bearing and 40 noncredit programs. All are designed to facilitate career growth, but the noncredit certificates require significantly less time. That flexibility has been helpful for people like Ndidi Yaucher, who decided to pursue life coaching as a career.

Inside Info

Winter walking: Take it from a sure-footed friend

Graphic: Drawing of penguin

Over half of all reported slips, trips and falls at UW-Madison occur during the months of November through February. How can you prevent snow- and ice-related injuries? Penguins have it figured out. (But you can do something they can't: report hazardous conditions to your building manager.)


New device? DoIT can help you figure it out

Fussing with a phone? Trouble with a tablet? With a high percentage of Americans receiving tech gifts this holiday season, there’s a good possibility you are the owner of a fun new gadget. If you haven't mastered all the features yet, DoIT can help — in person or via phone, email or live chat.


Try, try again to register for Gulbrandsen recognition

Photo: Carl Gulbrandsen

If you encountered a bad link in last week's item on Carl Gulbrandsen's In Business recognition, we're sorry. It works now — please try again if you're interested in joining the retiring WARF leader as he receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Overture Center for the Arts Feb. 16.

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