More than 70 middle school students from the Madison Metropolitan School District participated in the Latino Youth Summit this week. The two-day outreach event got students involved in culturally responsive workshops to explore their path from middle school to high school and college.
The subjects of the eight projects selected for grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment are varied but all will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state.
UW–Madison Career Services is making a big switch that will transform how students connect to jobs, internships, and career development opportunities on campus. Handshake will replace BuckyNet and myECS as the primary campus recruitment and career event management tool.
The awards, supported by the estate of professor, U.S. senator and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908), recognize proven research ability and unusual qualifications and promise, distinguished scholarship, and standout efforts in teaching and service.
Lisa R. Carter, associate director of special collections and area studies at the Ohio State University Libraries, has been selected to lead UW–Madison Libraries. She succeeds Ed Van Gemert, who is retiring.
The vice provost for information technology/chief information officer is responsible for working with the UW–Madison community to develop and implement strategic IT plans and managing key campus IT resources and services.
Nine UW–Madison professionals have been selected as recipients of the 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Awards. The awards recognize achievements in leadership, public service, research, teaching and overall excellence.
The candidate chosen will succeed Ed Van Gemert, who announced in September that he will retire in May after 46 years of work with libraries and 36 years of continuous employment with the General Library System.
Barry Gerhart, Wisconsin School of Business acting dean, will continue to serve the school in 2018 as interim dean. His top priority will be to continue the strategic planning process launched under his predecessor.