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Campus away from campus

Photo: printer at Tandem Press

Master printer Joe Freye cuts film to create color-specific plates for a printed edition at Tandem Press, located on the near east side of Madison. He is one of many UW-Madison employees whose campus is away from campus — colleagues who, although they work at remote locations, are every bit as much a part of the UW team as those who scale Bascom Hill or park in Lot 60.

Top Stories

Chancellor finalist visits continue today, Monday

Finalist Michael H. Schill of the University of Chicago Law School holds his public reception today from 1:30-3 p.m. in the lobby of the Chazen Museum of Art. Kim A. Wilcox of Michigan State University will hold his event from 1:30-3 p.m. on Monday, March 11.

New website to detail expenditures

The state Department of Administration will launch a new website this spring, OpenBook Wisconsin, designed to provide public access to state agency expenditure information. Read a message DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch has written to all state employees about OpenBook Wisconsin.

HR Design: Information Sessions March 11, 12 & 13

Plan to attend an information session on the implementation of the HR Design Strategic Plan. Learn details from project leadership and participate in a question and answer period.

Logo: HR Design project

Around Campus

Professors bring teaching to the Twittersphere

Photo illustration: Twitter keyboard

Twitter is changing the way some students and professors interact. Instructors are expanding their classroom space online by using hashtags for discussions, sharing articles and more — providing a new communications channel in the college academic experience.

New campus leaders to speak at Showcase

Image: Showcase logo

“Innovation” is a word we’ve heard a lot lately, given that it’s the Year of Innovation and Educational Innovation is a campus priority. Innovation will also be front and center March 20 at Showcase 2013, where seven UW leaders new to campus will share their perspectives.

Campus Initiatives

Data center team rolls out website

Photo: hands on computer keyboard

The campuswide team working to create a shared data center service has launched its project website. The team has estimated more than $6 million in savings over five years by creating capacity and reducing duplication and inefficiencies in existing facilities.

Introducing...

Bill Likos and the mechanics of unsaturated soils

Photo: Bill Likos

Clay soils, which swell when they get wet and shrink as they dry, pose challenges for engineers attempting to design everything from paved surfaces to building footings. Bill Likos, who joined the engineering faculty in fall 2012, seeks to fill gaps in the understanding of unsaturated soil mechanics.

Milestones

Health alliance grant; business prof honored

A Wisconsin Partnership grant will support development of a Wisconsin Health Equity Alliance — "the intersection of public health and community organizing." And business Professor Mark Covaleski is named one of the 10 best faculty members from his graduating class of doctoral students.

In Memoriam

Theodore Hamerow, emeritus professor of history

Photo: Theodore Hamerow

Theodore Hamerow, G. P. Gooch Professor of History Emeritus and "a prolific writer throughout his career and well past retirement, with a specialty in the history of Imperial Germany," passed away in February.

In the Media

Wiley the welder tackles heavy metal

Photo: John Wiley welding

Former Chancellor John Wiley has an unusual way of keeping his hands busy: sculpting metal works for his friends. "I wouldn't characterize myself as an artist," Wiley tells the Wisconsin State Journal. But if you can sketch it on a napkin, "chances are I can make it for you." (Registration may be required)

Events

Arboretum program aims at learning, giving back

Photo: arboretum in winter

The UW-Madison Arboretum offers a unique way for community members to learn about the natural world while getting their hands dirty and giving back to the community. It's the Team Leader training program.

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