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American Family Insurance will invest $20 million in UW data science initiatives, including $10 million in research over the next 10 years, and establish a $10 million endowment to create the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute.
The search would be renewed in the fall semester for a new vice chancellor for research and graduate education. Norman Drinkwater has agreed to continue serving in the post for the foreseeable future.
Vice Provost and Dean of the International Division Guido Podestá and Dean of the School of Pharmacy Steve Swanson have received feedback on the results of their reviews and have agreed to accept reappointment to their positions.
At UW–Madison, the number of students seeking mental health services through University Health Services has increased 35 percent in five years.
Three teams and two individuals will receive the university’s 2019 Administrative Improvement Award for their efforts in making substantial improvements to administrative services at UW–Madison.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf recently announced that Paul Robbins has received the new title effective March 1. Robbins has served the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies as its director since 2012.
Identifying and supporting the growing population of problem solvers with an entrepreneurial mindset on campus is one of the key goals of UW–Madison’s new Innovate Network.
Ten faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf will present the awards at a 5 p.m. ceremony April 10 at the Pyle Center.
Childhood poverty could be reduced by half in 10 years, according to a report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Timothy M. Smeeding, a UW–Madison professor of public affairs and economics, served on the committee that wrote the report.
Governor Tony Evers, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and state Representative Chris Taylor toured the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Morgridge Institute for Research in the Discovery Building Tuesday to discuss the importance of state investments in higher education. They met with faculty and staff members and graduate students doing research in such fields as systems biology, psychology, data science, tissue engineering and others.
Three candidates for the position vice chancellor for research and graduate education will visit campus over the next several weeks to interview, present their visions of the UW–Madison research enterprise, and meet with faculty, staff and students.
The first 2 percent increase took effect in July 2018. The second 2 percent increase became effective Dec. 23, 2018 for employees paid on an hourly basis and Jan. 1, 2019 for employees paid monthly.
After five years of service as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Sarah Mangelsdorf will depart UW–Madison at the end of the 2018-19 academic year to assume the presidency of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.
Mortarboards festooned in floral finery, families taking a gazillion snapshots, and many, many hugs - these were just a few of the sights during Sunday's commencement ceremony.
About 1,300 undergraduates, graduate students and professional students participated in the ceremony. Thousands more cheered them on, for a total crowd size, including graduates, of 7,999.
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery will launch a suite of hubs designed to bring together researchers from across campus and provide access to specialized tools and resources.
The naming honor was announced at an often emotional ceremony attended by about 350 people, many of them former scholarship recipients. They praised Lee’s leadership, vision and mentoring.
The 796 students covered under the commitment represent 65 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. More than half are first-generation college students, meaning neither parent holds a four-year college degree.
The National Science Foundation 2017 Higher Education Research and Development Survey ranks UW–Madison 6th. The university remains a research powerhouse, with more than $1.19 billion in annual expenditures for research across all fields.
We will review today’s announcement and, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System, determine how it may affect our campus policies and practices, while continuing to communicate about these issues with our campus community.