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Campus collaborator

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

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

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.

Grad Students:
Professional Development

More than 100 events are featured on the spring 2016 professional development calendar. Sign up for reminders and tips with GradConnections Weekly.

Around Campus

Dalai Lama visit: Three ways to participate

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

Photo: Romaine lettuce

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

Photo: Odin wearing protective armor

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?

Photo: Students listening in lecture hall

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

Photo: Spanish words on a chalkboard

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.

Buzz

Learn how your Mac and iPhone can work together

Photo: Person holding an iPhone up to a MacBook

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

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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