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.
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.
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.
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.
For transfer students, the first months on a new campus can be like freshman year all over again. The brand-new Transfer Engagement Center helps make the transition easier by providing students of all backgrounds a place to study, get advising and build community.
Every five years, academic deans and directors of the university’s schools and colleges undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance in such areas as external relations and resource management.
This fall’s newly arrived freshmen make up the largest incoming class in UW–Madison's history, drawn from the highest number of applicants ever. And the number of students of color is at an all-time high for an incoming freshman class.