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Under her wing

Photo: Debb Schaubs with children in child care center

A little girl at Eagle's Wing Child Care, where Debb Schaubs retired as director Sept. 1, told her, “I think it’s lovely that you’re learning to speak Korean, but your accent is very bad.” Schaubs just laughs. “We really look at how different we are and appreciate it,” she says of Eagle's Wing, a showplace of international diversity that is marking its 25th anniversary of serving UW-Madison families.

Top Stories

UW again lands among world’s top 50

Photo: Cindy I-Fen Cheng

UW–Madison has risen to 43rd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. For the second year in a row, the university ranked 23rd within the U.S. The criteria include teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

Learn more about Alumni Park as opening nears

Photo: Alumni Park sign with Red Gym in background

Alumni Park, a gathering place near Memorial Union where stories of illustrious UW alums will be told, is getting closer to completion. To learn more, visit the Alumni Park toolkit, which will be updated each week. And mark your calendar for the Alumni Park Opening Celebration on Friday, Oct. 6.

Now is the time to learn a language

Brush up on a language you’ve studied before or learn another. Continuing Studies courses are flexible to fit your schedule and needs. Register now!

Around Campus

Faculty of Color Reception set for Sept. 18

Photo: Patrick Sims

The tradition of welcoming new faculty of color and honoring newly-promoted faculty of color will continue on Monday, Sept. 18, with the Faculty of Color Reception. Vice Provost Patrick Sims calls it an opportunity to "acknowledge the vibrant and diverse campus community we are trying to build."

UHS engages campus on suicide prevention issues

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. UW-Madison will participate in activities throughout the month around this often under-recognized and misunderstood health issue. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students nationwide.

Krogman retiring from DoIT after 36 years at UW

Photo: John Krogman

DoIT COO John Krogman plans to retire at the end of 2017. Under his leadership, DoIT has implemented cloud-based storage and email, a new learning management system, and the opening of two satellite Tech Store locations, to name just a few of his achievements.

Campus Initiatives

More convenient tuition payment option now available

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Students (or their parents) won't have to write that big tuition check each semester under a new installment payment plan created by the Bursar's Office. Called BadgerPay, it allows students to cover their tuition and fees through regularly scheduled payments.


New Faculty Focus: Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick

Photo: Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick

Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick studies how adults with autism can improve their health as they age. She was looking for a small city with a big university, and "Madison certainly fit the bill." Bishop-Fitzpatrick had fallen in love with State Street while attending a summer rowing camp here as a high school student.


Waisman Biomanufacturing has new managing director

Photo: Carl Ross

Carl Ross has been selected to serve as managing director of Waisman Biomanufacturing following more than a year as its interim director. Its mission is to help UW scientists and others translate scientific discoveries into early-stage clinical trials.

In Memoriam

Groves was a leader in cooperative education

Photo: Frank Groves

Francis W. “Frank” Groves died Aug. 4 at Fern Glen Farm, the Groves’ family home since the 1860s. Groves was director of University Center for Cooperatives from 1970 until 1989. Among his distinctions, he was a founding board member of Group Health Cooperative.

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