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Sound minds, sound bodies

Photo: trainer with athlete

Going to work every morning is hardly a chore for Henry Perez-Guerra, an athletic trainer for the UW Badgers. After growing up around his father, a physician, it felt natural to Perez-Guerra to combine medicine with his love of sports. On Wisconsin Magazine describes how Perez-Guerra builds relationships with student athletes to ensure they will listen when he tells them they need to slow down to heal. Related: The Badgers tip off after 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Big Ten Tournament (ESPN).

Top Stories

Chancellor finalist comments due today

Photo: empty chair at chancellor's desk

Now that all four finalists for chancellor have had public events here over the past two weeks, members of the campus community are invited to provide feedback. You can share your opinions online about any or all of the candidates until 5 p.m. today.  

Chancellor Ward provides clarification on WISPIRG

Photo: David Ward

Interim Chancellor David Ward clarifies funding issues for the organization WISPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group) through student segregated fees and the process for reaching decisions regarding student organization funding.

This is BIG! Register Today

Early-bird registration is open for the 2013 Big Learning Event: Powerful Conversations for the Future set for June 5-6.  “It’s like a mosh pit of the minds, but with good manners.”

Around Campus

Morgridge summit connects academics and service

Photo: John and Tashia Morgridge

The Morgridge Center for Public Service will be holding the Morgridge Engaged Scholarship Summit March 20. The summit highlights 38 projects funded by Morgridge Matching Grants since 2010, as well as the specific connections between academics and service.

Tribune exec to become risk management director

Cara Leeman, director of risk management at the Tribune Company in Chicago, has been selected as the new director of risk management in the Division of Business Services. Leeman succeeds Jeanine Critchley, who retired last year.

Mayrent’s 78s spur discussion of who owns music

Photo: Yiddish 78 rpm records

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture will host a symposium March 14-15 that considers ownership and access issues as they relate to recorded popular and folk music. The event will celebrate the Mayrent Collection of 9,000 Yiddish 78 rpm recordings – the largest private assemblage of its kind.

Campus Initiatives

Campus plans for a ‘Disaster Resistant University’

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a meeting on March 21 to provide feedback on UW's Disaster Resistant University plan for campus and outlying properties. The goal is to help mitigate and minimize potential damage from disasters of all kinds.


Community partnership award nominations sought

The Office of Community Relations, the Community Partnerships and Outreach (CPO) Staff Network and the Morgridge Center for Public Service are seeking nominations by March 22 for Community-University Partnership Awards to recognize the work of faculty, staff and students and their community partners as they address pressing public issues in Madison and the surrounding region.


School of Music brass quintet concert livestream

The Wisconsin Brass Quintet's 40th anniversary season finale concert is scheduled to start at  8 p.m. Friday and will stream live online. Or attend in person at Mills Hall.

The Weekend events guide for March 14-17

Take a video look, hosted by UW student Christian Wilson, at events going on around campus for the upcoming weekend in The Weekend. Events include the Line Breaks festival, a sci-fi musical show and opera.


What are you looking at? Lot 17

We received hundreds of guesses about Tuesday's photo. As many of you correctly noted, it pictures the top of Lot 17 Ramp and Camp Randall Stadium during a recent winter morning. The dawn view is from the roof of the Engineering Research Building. Winner of our coffee mug is Marci Moungey of Engineering.

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