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Thinking small

Chiriboga family at Bernie's

It’s the morning ritual parents know all too well. Waking the kids up. Getting them breakfast. Cajoling them into getting dressed. Getting out the door – hopefully with both shoes on. No, it’s not easy. And it’s not any easier with more than one kid. But the morning ritual is a little bit easier for some families, like Carla and Esteban Chiriboga and their children, Liam and Sophie, thanks to new infant and toddler child care offerings by the Office of Child Care and Family Resources.

Top Stories

Critical Compensation Fund to address salary gap

Photo: Lincoln and Bascom Hall

For the second year in a row, funding will be reallocated to a Critical Compensation Fund aimed at offering targeted salary increases to UW–Madison faculty and staff. “If we wish to remain a preeminent institution," says Chancellor Rebecca Blank, "we have to fix this competitive compensation gap."

Faculty work climate survey results released

A 2012 “Study of Faculty Worklife” at UW-Madison shows that although most report having positive experiences on campus, satisfaction and climate for several minority groups were lower than in a previous study. More than 1,000 faculty members responded to the spring 2012 survey conducted by the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute.

OCR Innovation Report

The Office of Corporate Relations is in its 10th year in operation. To celebrate that milestone, its annual report goes beyond the work of their office, highlighting innovation across campus and beyond.

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Around Campus

Film, endowed chair to honor women’s health pioneer

Photo: Gloria Sarto

Gloria Sarto has led the way during decades of progress in women’s health care. A short documentary, which will premiere Thursday, Nov. 21, honors her career and legacy. The film will help launch a special campaign to fund the Gloria E. Sarto Chair in Women’s Health and Health Equity Research.

Madison Metro buses returning to Bascom Hill

Photo: metro bus at night

As construction at and around Memorial Union transitions to the next phase, the intersection at North Park Street and Langdon Street has reopened and will again accommodate Madison Metro campus bus routes starting Monday.

Outside UW

Bee curious: New online guide helps ID wild pollinators

Photo: Bee

If you’re puzzling over a pollinator, Rachel Mallinger is ready to help. The entomology grad student has developed an online bee identification guide ready for next spring to benefit farmers, landowners and curious citizens.

Inside Info

UW Health: Tips for potty training

Photo: Toddler

Potty training: it’s an extremely popular topic in most every parent’s life at some point. There is really no one specific right way to potty train your child, but UW Health's Growing Up Healthy blog shares best practices  

Buzz

Take a glide over campus

Photo: Capitol

Ever wanted to fly like Superman over campus, Camp Randall and the isthmus? This video, shot from a helicopter, is as close as you'll get.

Milestones

Two win American Chemical Society awards

Photo: Vjemistry

UW professors Samuel Gellman and Laura Kiessling will each receive awards from the American Chemical Society recognizing contributions they have made to their respective fields.

In the Media

UW’s Halverson speaks about ‘flipped schools’

Photo: Halverson

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Professor Richard Halverson was a special guest on public radio programs in Boston and Philadelphia earlier this week to speak about the concept of the "flipped classroom" and "flipped schools."

Events

SoE hosting range of education week events

Photo: School of Education

American Education Week (Nov. 18 to 22) is an opportune time for the School of Education to lend a hand in guiding its range of partners through this sometimes difficult terrain. Its goal is supporting a future in which every child has access to a free, high quality public education.  

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