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Voice of experience

Photo: Larry Meiler

You might be among the thousands who listen to his popular Wisconsin Public Radio talk show, but did you know Larry Meiller is also a UW-Madison emeritus professor? When not on the air, Meiller can be found in the Department of Life Sciences Communication teaching LSC 360: Information Radio, where students learn how to become masters of audio themselves. “The cool thing with the radio class is I think I can do a better job teaching since I do the radio show every day, and I can share that with my students,” Meiller says.

Top Stories

Blank reflects on recent diversity conversations

Photo: Rebecca Blank at diversity discussion

Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the energy in the room at the recent “Moving Forward: Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Diversity” shows how much racial issues on campus are on people's minds. While much has been done, she writes in a new blog post, that doesn't mean we should be satisfied.

UW had role in research that confirmed Einstein’s theory

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The news that scientists unlocked the final door to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity has a rich back story involving the UW and the Morgridge Institute. HTCondor has been a core part of data analysis for the project, which confirmed that gravitational waves produce ripples through space and time.

Going Grammando:
A Linguist’s Look at Grammar Pet Peeves

From her perspective as a historian of the English language, linguist Anne Curzan examines common grammar pet peeves. Thurs. Mar. 10, 5:30 p.m.

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Around Campus

Former McBurney director returns as interim leader

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As Cathy Trueba, director of the McBurney Disability Resource Center since 2006, moves into a newly created role as the university’s director of compliance, the center will remain in trusted hands. Trey Duffy, Trueba’s immediate predecessor, is excited to be returning to Madison on an interim basis.

Oscar-winning alumna takes turn in the ‘Spotlight’

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It’s just a few days after winning an Oscar, but life isn’t all that different for Badger alum Nicole Rocklin. “I woke up and had to make my kid breakfast and sweep the floor," she says. Rocklin is one of the producers of the movie "Spotlight," which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards Feb. 28.

Scholarships increased for Summer Term

As the sun sets, UW students and members of the Madison community enjoy a cool summer evening at the Memorial Union Terrace on Lake Mendota at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on July 23, 2013.  (Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison)

In the university's push to get more students to stay on campus for Summer Term, $250,000 in scholarships are being offered this year — up from $25,000 last year. Dean Jeffrey Russell says Summer Term is a chance to enrich the college experience — enjoying Madison in the summer while staying on track for graduation.

Campus Initiatives

Donors fund project to transform class environments

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A $1.5 million gift to UW–Madison from alumni Ricky and Mara Sandler will be used to improve learning by increasing students’ engagement in large, introductory lecture-based courses. The gift from the Sandlers, both 1991 graduates, is for the Educational Innovation initiative’s REACH project.  

Introducing...

Lehman honored to join UW on interim basis

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Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Michael Lehman began his job this week. While his professional experience is in the technology industry, Lehman has stayed close to the university, serving on the UW Foundation board and on several business school and computer sciences boards.

Milestones

Three deans reappointed after 5-year reviews

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Wisconsin School of Business Dean François Ortalo-Magné, Law School Dean Margaret Raymond, and Division of Continuing Studies Dean Jeffrey Russell have been reappointed to their positions after a five-year review. The review assesses their academic and administrative leadership and performance.

Six appointed to WARF named professorships

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Six members of the faculty — representing cell biology, psychology, music, public affairs and economics, history and computer sciences — have been appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professor-ships. The appointments include $75,000 in research support over five years.

Events

University League celebrating a century of giving

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Join the University League’s celebration of 100 years of giving funds to UW-Madison students March 16 at Blackhawk Country Club. The speaker will be Carol Lindbeck, the great-great-granddaughter of one of the league's founders. Registration closes today.

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