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UW-Madison Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell stands during a special acknowledgment by Chancellor Rebecca Blank of his career contributions during a UW System Board of Regents meeting at Union South at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 5, 2016. Bazzell recently announced that he is leaving UW-Madison in March 2016 for a similar position at the University of Texas atAustin. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Widely respected and admired on campus, in the community and around the state, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell shared some parting observations and advice as he prepares to depart UW–Madison tomorrow. Amid final meetings and farewell lunches before his final day in the office, Inside UW caught up with him for a few minutes to reflect on his career in Wisconsin. The campus community is invited to a farewell event from 2-5 p.m. Friday in Gordon Dining and Event Center. Related video: Chancellor Blank says "thank you."

Top Stories

UW to award 3 honorary degrees

Robert Golden, dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), offers a handshake and diploma as a graduate receives their doctoral degree during a spring commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 17, 2013. The Friday evening event honored graduate, doctoral and professional degrees, plus three honorary degree recipients. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

UW-Madison has selected photojournalist Lynsey Addario, biochemist William J. Rutter and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson as recipients of its honorary degrees this May. Addario and Thompson are graduates, while Rutter held a postdoc appointment on campus early in his career.

Spinoff company screens blood for autism clues

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Early diagnosis can allow quicker, better treatment of autism. In the best case, it could pinpoint ways to reduce the symptoms or even prevent the disorder. A biotech company spun off from UW-Madison stem cell technology and headed by a former WARF official is making major strides in that direction.

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Professional Development

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Around Campus

Dalai Lama visit: Three ways to participate

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet shares his message of compassion while also praising the research of UW professor Richard Davidson and opening of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds as His Holiness speaks to guests gathered outside during a private reception hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin at Olin House, the chancellor's university residence, on May 16, 2010. Davidson is professor of psychology and psychiatry and director of the CIHM. The guest presenter for a private scientific meeting earlier in the day, His Holiness, who received an honorary degree from the university in 1998, has taken great interest in UW-Madison's research regarding the effects of meditation and similar practices on brain function, emotions and physical health. This is the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner's sixth visit to UW-Madison.
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The Dalai Lama will visit Madison March 9 for a live streamed event about global well-being with science, health care and media experts. Submit a question and tune in to the live stream to see if it's used. Attend a watch party — at Union South, in the Marquee (register) or in the Sun Garden/Prairie Fire (check TITU) — or schedule a party of your own (get toolkit).

Hospital cuts salad bar price, watches sales soar

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A little more than a year after eliminating sugary drinks, University Hospital has slashed the price of its salad bar and started sourcing nearly all of its lettuce locally. In the first month since the price change, sales have skyrocketed — more than 5,000 additional salads were sold compared to December.

Vet school outfits police K9 in body armor

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Each year, police dogs suffer stab or gunshot wounds in the line of duty. Thanks to the generous support of faculty, staff and students at the School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as a very helpful friend, one more campus police dog is fighting crime with the added shield of a new bullet- and knife-proof vest.

Campus Initiatives

Do you need more than a Ph.D. to teach well?

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Many new faculty members step in front of their first classes without any formal training to be teachers. In fall, UW-Madison’s Teaching Academy started offering a yearlong pedagogy fellowship to help fill this gap. And now, some schools and colleges have started shorter programs of their own.

Inside Info

Tips for learning a language as an adult

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Every week, people ask Julie Dahl the secret to learning a language. Dahl, who directs the Spanish language enrichment program in the Division of Continuing Studies, tells them there’s no special shortcut. But DCS instructors do have plenty of tips for their adult students.

Plan ahead for 2016!

Connect with Campus Event Services to host the perfect banquet, educational conference, simple meeting or fun social at the memorable Wisconsin Union.



Learn how your Mac and iPhone can work together

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So there you are, sitting in front of your Mac with your iPhone handy. Do you have any idea of the potential for the two Apple devices to help you work smarter? DoIT does. It's offering an hourlong workshop on "Making your Mac and iPhone work together" March 15 and 17 at 3 p.m. Registration is required.  

In the Media

Unseen secrets of the Carillon Tower

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Maybe you've heard the concerts, maybe you've admired the vine-covered stone walls — but now, The Badger Herald takes you to corners of the Carillon Tower you've never seen. In a fascinating photo essay, carillonneur Lyle Anderson gives a guided tour of the Observatory Drive musical monument.

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