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.
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.
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.
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.
This year's virtual event recognized nearly 85 new faculty of color and 36 promoted to associate professor or full professor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young was a central figure in the creation of UW–Madison’s African Studies Program. His leadership and support helped the program thrive, and he remained active in it until his death.
What began as a holiday treat for long-suffering freshman chemistry students has turned into a 50-year tradition for chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.
"We are losing an adventurous interdisciplinary thinker and a colleague and friend revered for his humanity," said English Department Chair Anja Wanner.
Whether you use the information to impress your friends or just learn something interesting for yourself, consider this a gift from some of your new campus colleagues.