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Incoming student Abby Monday got a visit on Tuesday from Lori Reesor (center), vice chancellor for student affairs, and Sarah Mangelsdorf (right), provost, during their move-in tour of Sellery Residence Hall. Thousands of students are settling in this week for the start of the fall semester.
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.
The changes taking place this summer affect budget functions, IT services, libraries and the diversity division.
The early 4-week summer session at University of Wisconsin – introduced as a way to encourage students to take a course early in the summer in addition to their other summer plans – got off to a fast start in its inaugural year, yielding 1,009 enrollments across 53 courses.
Gene Purcell takes the lead at Wisconsin Public Media, which includes Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio, as it transitions to a new division at UW–Madison reporting to the UW–Madison Provost.
Every few summers, the park becomes an active archaeological site when Sissel Schroeder leads a field school there, to better understand those who lived at Aztalan nearly 1,000 years ago.
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.
Lois Brooks, who currently serves as CIO and vice provost, information and technology at Oregon State University, has years of experience in large research-intensive higher education institutions.
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.
More than 150 students were honored May 1 during the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony, an annual showcase of academic excellence.
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 Morgridge Center connects students, staff and faculty to local and global communities to build partnerships and address critical issues through service and learning.
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.
Dean of Students Lori Berquam will be assigned to a senior role at a new campus as part of the program’s unique leadership development component.
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.
The program is designed to give faculty the opportunity to work in campus leadership at the highest levels and gain insight and experience that will help them develop their leadership skills.
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.