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The committee leading the search for a new vice chancellor for research and graduate education has set two listening sessions for faculty, staff and students to gather ideas and suggestions regarding leadership of the UW–Madison research enterprise.
The job entails oversight of UW–Madison’s sprawling program of research, one of the largest and broadest in higher education, accounting for more than $1.2 billion in research expenditures annually.
The decision by the Group Insurance Board removes the exclusion for transgender services. These benefits will now be determined by medical necessity, consistent with other parts of Uniform Benefits.
The agreements formalize the UW’s commitment to research efforts at FIRST and Foxconn’s commitment to research, recruiting, creating opportunities for internships and hands-on work in campus labs.
The beloved Leckrone, who has been known to make his entrance riding a camel, an elephant, or a Harley, has won myriad awards during his remarkable career as an educator and conductor.
The request for new state funding, if supported by the governor and state legislators, would be used to serve more students in high-demand programs and support continued excellence in research and education.
Jessica Stovall, now a teacher in suburban Chicago, is one of the subjects in a documentary series that follows students, teachers and administrators over the course of a year.
The newly created position is designed to ensure that units providing student-related services — the Wisconsin Union, Recreational Sports, health services and student life — are strategically aligned.
As previously announced, UW–Madison faculty, academic staff, university staff and limited appointees will receive a 4 percent pay increase that will be phased in, with the first 2 percent taking effect in July 2018.
There will now be a pool of investigators to investigate discrimination complaints, including allegations of sexual misconduct. The added capacity will also allow the Title IX coordinator to expand education and prevention initiatives.
David Murphy, joining the UW from the University of Chicago, will serve as an important adviser to Chancellor Rebecca Blank, Heller and other campus leaders on budget and finance matters.
More than 150 students were honored May 1 during the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony, an annual showcase of academic excellence.
Marsha Mailick, who has been on temporary leave as vice chancellor for research and graduate education since January, will continue her research on developmental disabilities at the Waisman Center.
The report proposes a history project that gives voice to those who experienced and challenged prejudice on campus, and a further commitment to current programs to increase diversity and create a more equitable campus community.
UW-Madison students shared their research findings with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni and others during Research in the Rotunda on April 11 at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
A search and screen committee has recommended three finalists for the new position of vice chancellor for student affairs at UW–Madison. All three candidates will be visiting campus in the weeks ahead to give public presentations and meet with members of the campus community.
Twelve 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.
Shain, who advanced the university’s interests in China and established University Research Park, died peacefully in Madison after a brief illness. He was 92.
The award recognizes exceptional performance in administrative roles that support academics, research, student services, outreach and administration.