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Women in Science

As the UW competes with the world's top universities for talent and expertise, it is getting more help from women, who in 2011 comprised 31 percent of the faculty — up from 18 percent in 1990. Women in the sciences are especially on the rise, but challenges remain. Here, Audrey Gasch, right, associate professor of genetics, and Maria Sardi look at yeast cultures in the Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building.

Top Stories

Campus, publisher partner to make ‘Radioactive’ accessible

The one-of-a-kind typeface and vibrant illustrations in this year's Go Big Read book presented a challenge: Find a way for readers with disabilities to experience the book’s content and emotional impact. UW and the publisher of "Radioactive" have partnered on a solution.

Reilly names chancellor search committee

UW System President Kevin P. Reilly Monday appointed a 25-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW-Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward. History professor David McDonald will chair the committee.

Year of Innovation

Join us in a yearlong celebration of the past, present and future of innovation at UW-Madison.

Around Campus

China Initiative ramps up, appoints Huang

Photo: Nicole Huang

The Wisconsin China Initiative is stepping up efforts to engage faculty and staff in China-region activities. WCI will mark the appointment of Nicole Huang, professor of Chinese literature and visual culture, as its new director with a reception Oct. 2.

Instructors share iPad experiences

Photo: Journalism student using iPad

The results of a recent pilot program show that instructors employing iPad mobile devices can rethink and transform class activities, explore new and engaging possibilities with their students, and make efficient use of class time.

Progress, music and more music at Roundtable

The University Roundtable is back for fall 2012, featuring the Strategic Framework Third-Year Progress Report, Evolution of Music with Charles Snowdon, and the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. Register online.

Campus Initiatives

HR Design info sessions coming up

Image: HR Design

The final HR Design Plan has been released. An information session is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the Gordon Dining and Events Center, while a web chat will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday.

Inside Info

Running moms get back in stride

Photo: woman running on Lakeshore Path

Mothers who were runners before giving birth can have a hard time getting back into their routine. So, what's a mom to do? The UW Health Sports Medicine Runners Clinic helps smooth the path.

Buzz

The changing Wisconsin experience

Photo: students in Ogg Hall

New Ogg vs. Old Ogg. Laptops vs. Smith Coronas. And that's just a start. Here are five ways in which the Wisconsin experience for today’s first-year students differs from their elders’, courtesy of WAA's Badger Voice newsletter.

In Memoriam

Albert had an eye for ag

Photo: Fritz Albert

Fritz Albert, a professor emeritus of Life Sciences Communication and a noted documentary filmmaker and photographer, has died at the age of 90. His topics ranged from how-to farming advice to explanations of agricultural and land use policies.

In the Media

Officials say “grim” outlook shouldn’t change WRS

State officials say they do not think changes are needed in the Wisconsin Retirement System despite anticipated 2013 retiree benefit reductions that look "pretty grim," according to the Wisconsin State Journal. (Registration may be required.)

Events

Science in film: The ‘evil institute’ takes center stage

On Friday, Sept. 28 at the Wisconsin Science Festival, film and science buffs can feast on a menu of film that plays on the theme of the "evil scientific institute" in the inaugural Hybrid Cinema.

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