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Chazen inspires with African art

Photo: African art project

The Chazen Museum of Art took a leading role in a Madison school art project coordinated by Susan Curtis, shown with students in a museum gallery. The Africa Connects! project enlisted the museum's staff and collection to inspire Sherman Middle School and Shabazz High School students to create their own artworks and curate an exhibit for the community later this month at the Warner Park Community Center.  

Top Stories

American Family Children’s Hospital begins process to add two floors

American Family Children's Hospital

The governing board of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has approved the concept of constructing two additional floors at American Family Children's Hospital to house the most seriously ill children. The project now heads to the approval process in the Village of Shorewood Hills, where the hospital is located.

Office of Sustainability launches

The Office of Sustainability, which grew out of the campuswide Sustainability Initiative, will officially launch on Friday, March 9, with an event at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

University Theatre presents August Wilson’s acclaimed Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, March 2- 17. Tickets on sale now.

Around Campus

Academic staff office features botany art of Kandis Elliot

Fly from Carnivorous Plants by Kandis Elliot

In some ways, Kandis Elliot’s artwork can be like the carnivorous plants she introduces on one of her posters. Her bright, intricate pictures draw you in and trap your gaze until you’ve absorbed every small detail. Her work is on display in the office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff, 270 Bascom.

Events set to gather HR Design feedback

Image: HR Design

Two events to gather feedback on the HR Design project are planned next week. The first is from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in Varsity Hall 2 at Union South. The other is from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, in the upper Carson Gulley Commons.

UW-Madison fares well in Chronicle college completion survey

The university was highly ranked in several categories in a recent report on college completion published Monday by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Inside Info

Grad students get resource on non-academic jobs

The Graduate School is providing access to the Virtual PhD, a website containing real-world advice from job-holders about finding work outside colleges and universities for people with advanced degrees in the social sciences and humanities, with a growing emphasis on the natural sciences.

Buzz

We’re hooked on Pinterest!

Do you like Pinterest? So do we! Check out our brand new UW-Madison Pinterest site with pin boards showcasing our faculty, research accomplishments, historical photos, marching band and the many moods of Bo Ryan, among other themes.

In the Media

Lawsuit may determine public nature of course syllabi

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a pending lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin System may determine whether professors must disclose their course syllabi under the state's Open Records Law or whether the material is exempt under copyright law.

Events

Upcoming Roundtable: Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossom at UW Arboretum

At the March 14 University Roundtable luncheon, Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, William F. Vilas Professor of Anthropology, will use anthropological interpretations to show how the Japanese state manipulated this cherished symbol of the people.

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