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New Faculty Focus: Suzanne Eckes

September 7, 2021

Suzanne Eckes: professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Hometown: Neenah, Wisconsin Educational/professional background: For the past 18 years I have been on the…

In-person classes continue — with safeguards

April 27, 2021

While much instruction has gone virtual, some classes with under 50 students continued in person, including many labs requiring hands-on learning. Take a look.

Why do we call it herd immunity?

April 27, 2021

The term first appeared in a British public health journal in 1923 in reference to bacterial transmission in mice. This study looked at vaccines, and how vaccinating some mice out of a group — or a “herd” — might begin to prevent bacterial transmission between them.

Remembering Rachel Feldhay Brenner

February 11, 2021

Rachel Feldhay Brenner, the Elaine Marks WARF Professor of Jewish Studies at UW–Madison, died Feb. 4. Born in Poland, Brenner moved to Israel with her family before coming to Madison, where she became an internationally recognized scholar of Hebrew, Polish and Canadian literatures.

Kutzbach’s role in climate science ‘expansive and foundational’

February 2, 2021

John Kutzbach, an emeritus professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, died Jan. 29. His contributions “helped all of us better understand important aspects of our universe — in particular, those of the Earth’s climate system."

Through ripple effect, a UW employee’s weekly ritual helps others process pandemic losses

January 13, 2021

Every Thursday morning at 10, Omar Poler stops whatever he is doing and spends 10 minutes remembering — and honoring — the lives lost to COVID-19.

UW-Madison geographer recognized for work to diversify geoscience

December 18, 2020

Erika Marín-Spiotta has worked to enact meaningful policies against sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination, and to take meaningful steps to make the geosciences more diverse.

Student to student: How professors are stepping up

December 9, 2020

With fewer in-person lectures, professors have had to find new ways of teaching and also have had to gain a new sense of understanding for their students. Meet a few who've really stepped up.

Sound smarter at virtual holiday gatherings – and, eventually, parties

December 8, 2020

A mix of insightful, obscure and amusing tidbits you can casually drop into your Zoom chat, excerpted from Inside UW New Faculty Focus questionnaires during the past year.

New Faculty Focus: School of Veterinary Medicine

November 10, 2020

Meet four of the new faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, with expertise ranging from veterinary ophthalmology to the effects of chemicals on development.

New and newly promoted faculty of color welcomed, celebrated

October 6, 2020

This year's virtual event recognized nearly 85 new faculty of color and 36 promoted to associate professor or full professor.

UW’s Elizabeth McCoy was a pioneer of 20th century microbiology

July 15, 2020

As a woman in a field dominated by men, McCoy rarely received the accolades that her male colleagues did, but by all accounts, she felt welcome at the university and respected by her peers.

In uncertain times, you can lean on rocks … and The Rock

April 30, 2020

Stephen Meyers calls his last Geosci 100 lecture of the semester “Living in an Uncertain World.” This year, he and his team have created a multimedia production that features a Twitter conversation with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson about his favorite rock, a special video message from Chancellor Blank and a musical performance from local band Mr. Chair.

2020 UW–Madison Distinguished Teaching Awards

April 7, 2020

Thirteen faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor that annually recognizes some of UW–Madison's finest educators. We salute the winners, and commend all who are teaching in these challenging times.

New Faculty Focus: Sijia Yang

February 14, 2020

Yang studies what makes persuasive messaging work in today’s digital media environment, and he would like to harness this growing body of knowledge to promote health especially in the areas of tobacco control and substance abuse.