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Photo: Tony Stretton

At an age when most professors have the word emeritus attached to their titles, Tony Stretton still relishes his work. Stretton is starting his 47th year of teaching at UW–Madison, using science as a vehicle to impart his unflagging love of learning and discovery. Yet he finds as much meaning in the people he encounters as in the pursuit of knowledge itself.

Top Stories

UW maintains strong U.S. News performance

Photo: Aerial view of central campus

UW–Madison is tied for 12th among public institutions and tied for 46th overall in U.S. News & World Report’s latest college rankings. Released today, the 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges also rates UW's business and engineering programs.

UW2020 seeks next round of proposals

Photo: Daniel Grabois playing an eigenharp

Researchers are invited to apply for UW2020 WARF Discovery Initiative Round 4 funding. The program is interested in high-risk, high-impact research proposals, with the goal of supporting collaborative, multidisciplinary and transformative research.

Humanities Now: Charlottesville

Join UW Faculty Russ Castronovo, Stephen Kantrowitz, and Christy Clark-Pujara as they discuss Charlottesville. Moderated by Sara Guyer. Thurs., Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Around Campus

Photos: Multicultural orientation celebrates new Badgers

Photo: Performers at Multicultural Orientation

The Multicultural Orientation and Reception (MCOR), part of a series of beginning-of-the-semester Wisconsin Welcome events, was held at Memorial Union, with music and dance performances by members of UW–Madison student organizations.

New student led anti-racism dialogue at Whitewater

Photo: Kyree Brooks sitting outside the Education Building

During his undergraduate years at UW–Whitewater, Kyree Brooks increasingly sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations. The Milwaukee native is now a first-year grad student here, pursuing a master’s in special education.

UW recognized for federal support of grad students

Photo: Bascom Hall

UW–Madison ranks fifth in federal fellowship support for graduate students, according to a new survey. The UW's performance in research funding, faculty members among the top of their fields, and a wide array of graduate programs are credited for the ranking.

Sykes will discuss ‘Conservatism in the Age of Trump’

Photo: Charlie Sykes

Author and former radio talk show host Charlie Sykes will visit campus next week as part of the Wisconsin Writer in Residence program. He will discuss “Conservatism in the Age of Trump” on Monday, Sept. 18, at the Discovery Building. Preregistration is preferred.

Outside UW

Center rolls out free Kindness Curriculum

Photo: Teachers and preschoolers raising hands together

What if kindness, attention and gratitude were taught in schools just like math, history and reading? Now they can be, through the Center for Healthy Minds­' Kindness Curriculum, a 12-week program for teachers of preschoolers. More than 2,000 educators have signed up.

Introducing...

New faculty focus: Potato scientist Yi Wang

Photo: Yi Wang

Yi Wang arrived in June as an assistant professor of horticulture and UW-Extension potato and vegetable sustainable production specialist. "I love crops, and I love to watch tiny seeds growing into lush, leafy crops," she says. "It fills me with energy."

Accelerate your research

Learn best practices in the field of cell-based assays plus new techniques and technologies to take your work to the next level. Wednesday, Sept., 20.

Buzz

What you should know: Google Apps is now G Suite

Graphic: G Suite logo with icons of individual apps

Google Apps is now called G Suite, and is free to all faculty, staff and students. Even if you already have access to G Suite through a personal Gmail account, DoIT recommends you use a UW‑Madison account instead for creating, collaborating and storing your work.

Milestones

Donohue will be interim head of energy institute

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Tim Donohue, director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, will serve as interim director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute. WEI supports researchers with expertise in electricity systems, transportation and fuels, bio-based products, sustainability and the societal impacts of energy.

In Memoriam

Cook was educator, scientist, entrepreneur

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Mark Cook, a professor of animal science whose research yielded advances in human health and food production, died from complications of cancer Sept. 9. An avowed "chickenologist," Cook had more than 40 patents, three startups, and a strong record of involvement in university initiatives.

Events

Free tickets available for Cap Times Idea Fest

A limited number of free tickets to the Cap Times Idea Fest, Sept. 16-17, featuring 60+ notable speakers including author David Maraniss and the top editor of the Washington Post, are available to UW faculty and staff. Register using the promo code IdeaFestUWMadison.

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