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Improving advising from within

The new Office of Undergraduate Advising aims to ease the burden on the approximately 1,000 people on campus who advise students, like Nikki Bollig (right), an academic advisor in the Wisconsin School of Business. The benefit to students will be subtle but profound. “When advisors are effectively trained, mentored and supported, the effects will quickly impact the student experience,” says director Wren Singer.

Top Stories

UW budget expected before Joint Finance today

Photo: Wisconsin State Capitol

The legislature's Joint Finance Committee is holding briefings on Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget. The UW System’s briefing is scheduled for Thursday and can be viewed on WisconsinEye. A Legislative Fiscal Bureau summary of UW provisions can be found here.

Four pharmacy dean finalists announced

Photo: Rennebohm Hall

Four finalists have been announced for the deanship of the School of Pharmacy to succeed Jeanette Roberts, who in July announced her intention to retire after 10 years at the helm of the UW System’s only pharmacy school.

You are invited: Bioethics Symposium

Join us for a conversation about ethical issues in obesity. Fifth Annual Bioethics Symposium, Thursday, April 11. Presented by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Around Campus

Expanded Science Expeditions opens doors to research

Ana Garic spends her days in a lab studying a public health problem with real impact in Wisconsin communities — which is why it feels so good to invite the public onto her turf for the campus’ annual Science Expeditions open house to be held April 5-7.

Get your purple on for epilepsy awareness

Research shows epilepsy will strike one in 26 people at some point in their lifetime.  With such a staggering number and misunderstanding of epilepsy, how can you help? Join Lily’s Fund for Epilepsy Research for Purple Day, Friday, March 22.

North Park Street partially closed soon

Photo: orange construction barrell

Starting Saturday, North Park Street will be closed to southbound traffic between Observatory Drive and the Humanities Building for about one week due to construction. Also, the covered walkway to access Memorial Union from the west will be removed Saturday and pedestrian traffic will be re-routed until April 4.

Campus Initiatives

Business school embraces ‘KDBIN’ framework

Photo: François Ortalo-Magné

Shifting funding and new technology have prompted the Wisconsin School of Business to develop a framwork called "KDBIN" — evaluating its programs by the dimensions of knowing, doing, being, inspiring and net- working, says Dean François Ortalo-Magné.

Administrative Excellence open forums continue

Graphic: Administrative Excellence logo

Strategic Purchasing. Data Center Aggregation. The Office 365 Email & Calendar project. What do these and several other projects have in common? They’re all part of the Administrative Excellence (AE) initiative. Questions about what’s been done and what’s next? Come to the AE Weekly Wrap-up, 3 p.m. every Friday in Union South.


March greatness: 1940-41 UW men’s basketball

Photo: members of 1940-41 UW basketball team

The story of the 1940-41 UW men's basketball team remains one of the all-time great Badger success stories. The team broke multiple records before clinching the NCAA Finals — to this day, the only UW national championship title. Related: Today's Badgers take on Ole Miss Friday at 11:40 a.m.  


Spring Sprint 5K benefits UW Arboretum

Graphic: Spring Sprint poster

Inviting runners to kick off Earth Week, help welcome spring and celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Friends of the UW Arboretum group is hosting the Spring Sprint for the Arb on Saturday, April 13.


Happy Spring Break!

Enjoy your Spring Break. Inside UW-Madison will not publish next week. We'll return on April 2.

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