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Driven for diversity

Jerlando Jackson

The son of a drill sergeant in Fort Benning, Ga., Jerlando F. L. Jackson quickly learned the value of structure and organization. But there, in a rural area of the Deep South, deeper lessons about inclusion and diversity took root. Jackson, the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, often works seven-day weeks – another carryover from his Army-base upbringing – studying the effects of diversity in the workplace and academia.

Top Stories

Search committee selects four finalists for provost

Bascom Hall

Four finalists for provost have been announced and will give public presentations starting March 13. A 17-member committee made up of faculty, staff and students screened a pool of applicants and recommended the four candidates to Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Rec Sports referendum overwhelmingly passes

SERF rendering

Students voted in support of a Rec Sports Master Plan that will significantly upgrade campus’ heavily used recreational sports facilities. The ASM Spring Elections were held from March 3-5 with a final vote of 12,070-1,914, accounting for 34.4 percent of the student body.

Campus financial management discussion kicks off

Darrell Bazzell

The university is building on the success of a recent forum to engage the campus community in a discussion about effective financial management practices and internal controls, according to Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell.

Looking for weekend ideas?

The arts on campus calendar is a great resource to find a variety of events. Discover concerts, exhibitions, films and more.

Around Campus

Forward under 40: Making a global difference

Forward under 40 winners

The Wisconsin Alumni Association has recognized seven young UW-Madison alumni, all under age 40, for their contributions in a wide variety of fields to the global community.

Faculty roundtable set on Ukrainian situation

Ukraine map

The turmoil in Ukraine has seized world attention. "Ukraine: Crimea, Russian Military Intervention, and Options for International Responses" will be held Monday, March 10, from 4-6 p.m., in the On Wisconsin Room of the Red Gym. 

Inside Info

10 ways to prolong your device’s battery life

Battery life indicator

You’ve only got 10 percent of battery left on your phone, tablet or laptop and you still have to make it through the afternoon before you can get to a charger. Don't sweat it. Use these tips to maximize your device’s battery life.

Milestones

Three win SMPH diversity awards

UW crest

Ronald Magness, Kristi Herritz and Heidi Hakseth have been selected as the 2013-14 recipients of the School and Medicine and Public Health Faculty and Staff Equity and Diversity Awards. The awards will be presented at a celebration at each awardee’s workplace this spring. 

Popkewitz selected as AERA fellow

Thomas Popkewitz

Thomas Popkewitz has been selected to become a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. Popkewitz, who is a professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be installed in the 2014 class of fellows.

Events

Visually communicating scientific data

Scientific image

H. Adam Steinberg, the founder of artforscience, a firm dedicated to the visual interpretation of scientific data, and a former senior artist and biochemistry scientist at UW–Madison, discusses why scientists need to think like artists Monday, March 10 at 4 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Interact

What are you looking at? East Campus Mall lamp post

Photo: Lamp post on East Campus Mall

Molly Yunker, of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, was selected as the winner of a UW-Madison coffee mug for correctly guessing that our Tuesday picture was that of an icy lamp post on the East Campus Mall. Her entry was chosen from among many correct guesses.  

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