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Gloria Ladson-Billings discusses community-university partnerships and COVID-19 disparities in latest Community Chats
Community Chats is a monthly discussion series that explores the many ways members of the Madison community and UW–Madison are coming together to address pressing public issues.
In the first episode, Brenda González talks with Emily Auerbach of the UW Odyssey Project, which offers life-changing UW–Madison humanities classes for adult students facing economic barriers to college.
The partnership is moving into expanded facilities formerly occupied by Madison College at The Village on Park. Renovation of the office, event and instructional spaces is expected to be complete in late spring.
Community members met with UW–Madison program representatives — and even Bucky Badger — at the South Madison Community Partnership event held in Villager Mall on Sept. 12.
The free, family-friendly event Sept. 12 is open to the entire community, and features a complimentary cookout, live DJ, free scoops from UW–Madison’s retro ice cream truck, games, prize giveaways and a special visit from Bucky Badger.
“I look forward to being a part of ensuring that the university is creating opportunities for all members of our community," González says.
Nominations are open for the 2019 UW–Madison Community-University Partnership Awards that recognize the work of UW–Madison faculty, staff and students, and their community partners as…
Through the Black Men’s Wellness Sustainable Initiative, Aaron Perry is using a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to change how his community perceives and experiences health.
UW-Madison is honoring seven collaborations with the 2018 Community-University Partnership Awards, ranging from an effort to increase food composting to leadership training for women in government.
In a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, UW–Madison is making strides in showing high school students the opportunities they have for post-secondary education.
It is both a physical space and a broader philosophy, one rooted in building relationships — connecting UW–Madison with an area whose residents historically have had less access to the university.
The new work by the Center for Healthy Minds will expand on a pilot study that suggests a positive relationship between mindfulness training and measures such as sleep quality, officers’ perceived stress and symptoms of burnout.
The Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin–Madison held a community event for prospective students at the Goodman Branch of the Madison Public Library. The event was designed to inform prospective college students about admissions and financial assistance.
“The shelter was on top of this very quickly,” says clinical assistant professor Sandra Newbury, who has been leading the response.
We urge the administration and our congressional representatives to find a balanced approach that does not jeopardize the ability of our students to pursue their dreams and does not run counter to the core principles that our nation has held since its founding.