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Distinguished Teaching Awards

Photo: Cathy Middlecamp

If anyone on the faculty can light a fire under students, it's Cathy Middlecamp. The Nelson Institute professor knows the literature on how learning happens and facilitates it with compassion, respect — and high standards. Middlecamp is one of a dozen UW-Madison educators, in fields as diverse as accounting, Afro-American studies, art and more, to be honored with this year's Distinguished Teaching Awards. View photos, watch videos and read about their dedication to the young scholars they inspire.

Top Stories

Deans reappointed following reviews

Bascom in the snow

Every five years of their tenure, deans of the university’s schools and colleges undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance. Three of their reviews have been completed and all three have agreed to accept reappointment to their positions.

Faculty and staff can be Our Wisconsin facilitators

Photo: Freshmen at convocation seen from above

Developed through the Division of Student Life this past fall, the Our Wisconsin program is now hiring staff and faculty facilitators for fall 2017. The program, which targets incoming undergraduate students, helps foster a better understanding of culture, identity, diversity and inclusion on campus.

Zika and Pregnancy:
The Latest Insights

Headed south for spring break? Get the latest on Zika and how to stay safe. Join UW Ob-Gyn’s Dr. Katie Antony, Wed., March 22, 6:00 p.m.

Around Campus

Video: Supercomputer generates tornado simulation

Image from animation: Supercell storm

Scientists have created a detailed simulation of a tornado-producing supercell thunderstorm that left a path of destruction over the central Great Plains in 2011. The person behind the simulation is Leigh Orf, with the UW's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies. The video will blow you away.

National tournament time for Badgers

Bucky Badger

The Badger men's basketball team has earned a trip to the NCAA tournament for the 19th consecutive season, tied for the 5th-longest streak in history. Wisconsin will take on Virginia Tech tonight at 8:40 on CBS. Women's hock-ey: Frozen Four events in St. Charles. Game time against Boston College is 5 p.m. Friday.

Showcase emphasizes reinvestment in UW-Madison

Photo: Participant in 2016 Showcase

The 18th annual Showcase April 5 will have posters, presentations, process improvement, and promising practices from across campus. Join your colleagues and discover process efficiencies or adapt new technology and innovations within your classroom or workplace to be more effective. Registration is requested.

Wind-crafted icicles sparkle along shoreline

Photo: Icicles on a shrub along the lake

What winter lacks in subtlety, it sometimes makes up for in beauty. Simple twigs were transformed into icy statues by the waves crashing into the Lake Mendota shore recently. Put on a cozy sweater and check out this album of frozen images from along the Lakeshore Path.

Outside UW

UniverCity Year branching out into county

Graphic: Dane County seal

Building on a successful partnership with the City of Monona, UniverCity Year is gearing up to work with its second community. This fall, UW-Madison courses will help Dane County tackle issues around sustainability and equity. Find out more about the projects and how faculty and students can get involved.

 

Campus Initiatives

Nominees sought for administrative improvements

Graphic: UW crest

Nominations are still being sought for the 2017 Administrative Improvement Award, which recognizes exceptional performance and improvements in administrative roles supporting academics, research, student services, outreach and administration. Submissions are due by Friday, March 31.

Buzz

Bringing devices through customs: Can they do that?

Photo: Border control officer

In the last few years, many U.S. citizens and other travelers have been surprised to find that their phones and other personal electronic devices are subject to search and seizure without a warrant or probable cause upon crossing the border into the U.S. Here's what you should know if you're going abroad.

In the Media

Ford sees PEOPLE as an investment

Photo: Gail Ford

Gail Ford, assistant director of UW-Madison's PEOPLE program, answers 12 questions from Madison 365. "PEOPLE provides a resourced roadmap for the most vulnerable populations of this state to earn a college degree," she says. "An investment today in these youth is a benefit for the entire state."

Interact

Have a good break!

Photo: Lincoln statue covered with snow

Inside UW-Madison is planning a staycation for Spring Break and will not be published next week. We'll be back Tuesday, March 28, to begin the final sprint toward the end of the semester, which — believe it or not — is closer than you think.

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