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Canzi’s counsel

Photo: Canzi Wang

Canzi Wang knows what it’s like to travel halfway across the world and adjust to a new country, culture and university all at the same time. A native of Hunan, China, she came to the U.S. at age 22 to earn a doctorate in counseling psychology. Now she puts her professional and personal experience to use at University Health Services, providing counseling in English and Mandarin. “I definitely want to advocate for more services and help to create an environment that makes (international students) feel invited,” she says.  

Top Stories

Blank elected to Internet2 board

Graphic: Internet 2 logo

Chancellor Blank has been elected to the Internet2 Board of Trustees. Internet2 provides a technologically advanced, high-speed network linking U.S. higher education institutions to each other, and to federal agencies, laboratories and the research arms of major industry collaborators.

Chancellor opposes ‘campus carry’ proposal

Photo: Rebecca Blank

Chancellor Rebecca Blank takes a strong stance against the proposal to allow concealed weapons on campus in a wide-ranging interview with the Badger Herald. “I wouldn’t send (my daughter) to a school where she could end up in a dorm with someone with a gun in the room. I just wouldn’t do that.”

GHI Grants Available

The Global Health Institute grants and awards competition is open to all UW-Madison faculty, staff and graduate students with global health projects.

Around Campus

Be a science mentor for a middle-schooler

Photo: Middle schoolers in lab coats

Give a young person a glimpse of real science research — what scientists do, how they think and why science is important in their daily lives. Adult Role Models in Science (ARMS) is recruiting mentors for middle-schoolers who would like to participate in the Madison Middle School Science Symposium.

Financial aid director search to restart in spring

Photo: W crest

Vice Provost Steve Hahn has chosen not to make an offer after the recent search for a permanent replacement for Susan Fischer, who retired as director of student financial aid last month. Beginning this week, Terry Ruzicka will serve as interim director. The search process will restart in the spring.

Badgers ADAPT is for athletes of all abilities

Photo: Volunteer and child playing sledge hockey

Badgers ADAPT, a Rec Sports initiative to provide adaptive and Paralympic sports, events and activities, takes place Saturday at the SERF. This year’s event includes a sitting volleyball tournament, power soccer, sit ski, an adapted obstacle course, a Special Olympics futsal clinic, vendors and guest speakers.

Outside UW

Collaboration in Green Bay inspires young writers

Photo: Laura Schmitt and young writer

On a warm August afternoon, a group of nervously excited young authors took to a small stage at one of Wisconsin's largest arts festivals. They were at the culmination of a new project aimed at cultivating student writers in Green Bay, born from the experiences of UW-Madison sophomore Laura Schmitt.

Inside Info

How well do over-the-counter acne treatments work?

Photo: Apple Botemer

From salicylic acid to tea tree oil, store shelves and online sellers offer a wide variety of over-the-counter treatments for acne. But what do these products really do for acne-prone skin? UW Health's Apple Bodemer offers some tips – but first, it's helpful to understand what causes acne to form in the first place.


New employee assistance consultant ready to help

Photo: Charles LaTorre

A problem doesn’t have to be big before a person reaches out to the Employee Assistance Office, says Charles LaTorre. The new EAO consultant says, “People are starting to understand there’s no problem too little. If it’s big enough for you to want to talk about, it’s big enough for you to come in.”


Tales from Planet Earth film festival

Photo: Man standing along shoreline

Tales From Planet Earth showcases global environmental films. This year's festival will take place Nov. 6-8, curated around the theme of belief. The project is a major outreach event of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment within the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

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