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Honoring teaching

Photo: Tehshik Yoon and students

Every year, the university honors faculty members "whose teaching is of such quality that it merits recognition and award," like Tehshik Yoon (right), associate professor of chemistry, pictured holding a discussion with graduate research assistant Travis Blum (left) and research associate Dani Schultz (center). Yoon is one of 10 recipients of a 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award. Read about all of the winners.

Top Stories

UW graduate programs excel in U.S. News rankings

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Several UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. "It's yet another indication of the great work that is being done at UW-Madison," says Provost Paul M. Deluca Jr.

Regents: Proposed budget benefits UW, state

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With $181.4 million in new state dollars, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly calls Governor Walker's proposed spending plan a “good budget.” Reilly says it sets the stage for some positive movement on employee compensation, along with the lowest tuition increases in many years.

Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

3.14 is Einstein’s birthday and Pi day. Professor Edward Hubbard presents on math, numbers, and more in Experimental Epistemology: Twas the Night Before Pi Day.

Around Campus

School examines performance-based funding

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A sluggish economy, state budget pressures, escalating tuition and increasing student-loan debt have accelerated the discussion about performance-based funding for public higher education. A new School of Education paper examines the merits and pitfalls.

WAA looks forward with young alumni awards

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Nine young UW-Madison alumni have been honored with the 2013 Forward under 40 awards, presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. WAA says all recipients are living examples of the Wisconsin Idea, the guiding philosophy upon which this award is based.

UW, Madison College will offer ‘reverse transfers’

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Officials from UW-Madison and Madison College inked a deal Monday that will make it easier for students who transfer to the university to complete an associate degree — a "reverse transfer," to supplement conventional transfer agreements already in place.  

Buzz

Lost without your phone? Use smart tips to protect it

Have you thought about the consequences if your smart phone fell into the wrong hands? If you take the right steps to protect your device and data, you can feel confident knowing your information is secure.

In Memoriam

Psychology Professor Bryan Hendricks dies

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Bryan Hendricks, who became a student favorite during 12 years as an instructor in the Psychology Department, died Friday morning at age 66 following an illness that had recently forced his retirement. Princeton Review tapped Hendricks in 2012 for its “The Best 300 Professors” guidebook.

In the Media

Moynihan urges full FEMA funding in Nature article

The United States must not follow through with its plans to scale back its Federal Emergency Management Agency, Professor Donald Moynihan argues in an article published in the March 7 edition of Nature.

Events

Memorial gathering set for history pioneer Lerner

The family of Gerda Lerner, Robinson-Edwards Professor Emerita of U.S. Women's History, will join with the Department of History to host a celebration of her life and work on Sunday, April 28. Lerner died Jan. 2. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Friday, March 28.

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