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Blank recommended as chancellor

Rebecca M. Blank sees the opportunity to become chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a return to her higher education roots, in a distinguished career that has spanned both academia and government. Learn more about her biography and hear a portion of her media availability from last week.

Top Stories

WEI: Fueling energy innovation in a new facility

Photo: Wisconsin Energy Institute

Gazing out at the roughly 60,000 cars that cross the intersection at the Wisconsin Energy Institute’s doorstep, the reason this building exists is clear — energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels — and WEI’s research is poised to address the problem.

UW pre-sale planned for May 15 Dalai Lama event

The Dalai Lama will visit Madison on May 15 to lead "Change your Mind Change the World 2013," a series of panel discussions with thought leaders in neuroscience, economics and sustainability. Related: Pre-sale planned for faculty and staff.

The Art of Conversation

Join award-winning journalists as they reveal behind-the-scenes stories of how conversation leads to discovery. Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building.

Around Campus

Weary of winter? Take a fresh look from above

Photo: aerial view of Picnic Point

Mother Nature has continued to sprinkle the campus and surrounding areas with snow, reminding us that winter has its own elegance. The aerial images in this slide show capture reasons to pause and admire the season before warmer temperatures arrive for good.

If you can count it, the Data Digest has it

Photo: map of Wisconsin with pins

There are many ways to size up the scope of UW-Madison, and numbers are one important measure. Now, the latest figures are in the 2012-13 Data Digest, produced by Academic Planning & Institutional Research and available here as a PDF document.

Campus Initiatives

Reminder: Showcase is Wednesday

Image: Showcase logo

Innovation will be front and center this Wednesday, March 20 at Showcase 2013, where seven UW leaders new to campus will share their perspectives on current innovation efforts and opportunities to do even more.

Inside Info

The secrets behind PostSecret

As part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, Frank Warren, founder of the collective art project PostSecret, will be on campus on Wednesday, March 20. The project is a collection of more than 500,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world.

Buzz

UW Mobile Team to conduct tweetchat

The architects of Mobile UW and UW's mobile strategy will conduct a Wednesday tweet chat with EdTech Magazine. Staff from DoIT and University Communications and Marketing will talk about mobile apps, strategy, deployment, marketing and ROI. Related: Participate on Twitter.

Milestones

PwC makes $1.1 million gift to business school

Photo: Terry Warfield

PwC US representatives have presented a donation of more than $1.1 million to the Wisconsin School of Business to pay for a professorship and support programs for students. Part of the gift will fully fund Terry Warfield's position as the PwC Professor in Accounting for the next five years.

Events

Spring game benefits pharmacy school

Photo: spring football game

For the third year in a row, athletics is teaming up with a department on campus to present the football team’s annual spring game. This year, the event on April 20 will benefit the UW School of Pharmacy, with all profits from ticket sales going to the school.

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