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Honoring classified staff

Photo: Mike Drea

Classified staff members play a critical role on campus. "They truly keep the university running," says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. "The university couldn’t operate without them." Above, Mike Drea sharpens a chainsaw blade inside a garage at the UW Arboretum. Drea has worked at the Arboretum for 33 years, keeping the equipment running and the trails clear. He is among the five recipients of a 2015 Classified Employee Recognition Award (CERA).

Top Stories

Law students educate public on officer-involved deaths

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As Madison prepares for today's announcement of a decision in the Tony Robinson case, several law students are helping educate the public on the legal process through the creation of a new video. Related: Lori Berquam and Patrick Sims reach out to faculty and staff to support students.

OHR rolling out policy for new hire ‘onboarding’

Photo: Supervisor talking to employee

As part of HR Design, UW-Madison is enhancing new employee "onboarding" efforts. Onboarding is a comprehensive process of acclimating new employees to their work environment during the first year of employment. The university’s new onboarding policy takes effect campuswide July 1.  

Awards recognize administrative improvements

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Three teams and one individual have been selected to receive the UW-Madison 2015 Administrative Improvement Awards. Emphasis in the awards is given to outstanding work that results in improved efficiency, increased revenue channels, cost savings or better service delivery.

Distance Education Technology Event

UW-Extension & Colleges Chancellor Cathy Sandeen speaks, Technology Museum tours, Technology Sandbox demos, prizes and more.

Around Campus

Committee names finalists for education dean

Photo: Students leaving Education Building

The School of Education dean search and screen committee has named two finalists: Dorothy Farrar Edwards, professor and chair in the Department of Kinesiology; and Diana Hess, senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation and professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Get energized with Bucky’s Workout at Camp Randall

Photo: Camp Randall Stadium

Celebrate the end of the academic year by joining in "Bucky's Workout" at Camp Randall on Wednesday, May 27. The event is sponsored by the UW Athletic Department, in collaboration with Rec Sports, Human Resources and UWell. People at all levels of fitness and ability are encouraged to attend.

Outside UW

Horsepower vs. hearing: Audiologists take on rural noise

Photo: Ear with custom earplug

The Tomah Tractor Pull is known for the deafening roar of turbocharged, 3,000-horsepower machines. At last year's event, five UW-Madison audiology students and two professors saw their supply of 2,000 complimentary earplugs vanish faster than cheese curds at the snack tent.  

Inside Info

Commencement and move-out to affect traffic, parking

Photo: Students moving belongings

Commencement and spring move-out will affect traffic and parking this Friday and Saturday. Two ceremonies will take place: Friday at the Kohl Center, and Saturday at Camp Randall. Saturday is also the last day for most students to vacate their residence halls unless they have permission to stay later.

UW Leadership Development Certificate

Good leadership means thinking ahead. Prepay now for 2015/2016 workshops, and get the skills you need to lead effectively. Learn more.


Bochsler chosen to lead Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

Photo: Phil Bochsler

Philip Bochsler, chief of pathology at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, has been selected as the lab’s director. It serves groups ranging from industry and regulatory agencies to communities, animal owners and veterinarians. Bochsler will assume his new duties July 6.

Cancian appointed to federal children and families post

Photo: Maria Cancian

Maria Cancian has been appointed deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. President Obama nominated Cancian as ACF assistant secretary in 2014, but the Senate did not vote on her nomination.


Speaker to offer lessons on skill and luck

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We all know that both skill and luck are important in shaping outcomes in life. But how, exactly, should we think about the relative roles of each? Michael Mauboussin will offer some quick and useful lessons at The Science of Success, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Discovery Building.

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