For their distinct and innovative molecular research, two University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists have earned Shaw Scientist Awards from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Feyza Engin, assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry, and Srivatsan Raman, assistant professor of biochemistry, will each receive $200,000 in seed funding to advance their work. For more than 30 years, the Shaw Scientist Program has supported early career investigators pursuing promising ideas in biochemistry, biological sciences and cancer research.
“The industry faces many pressures, yet the journalism itself has never been stronger,” Culver says.
“He was his own man,” says friend and colleague Donald Downs. “Isn’t that what a college education is supposed to instill?”
R. Alta Charo will use the opportunity to focus on her research and write a book offering unconventional takes on several areas of bioethics.
A special University Committee meeting to gather comment on the UW System Tenure Policy Task Force report is set for 10 a.m. Friday in Room 260 of Bascom Hall.
As part of an ongoing effort to support outstanding faculty and staff, UW–Madison will provide funds for merit- and market-based salary adjustments for some employees this academic year.
Our accomplished faculty members are the key factor in advancing the university’s groundbreaking research and exceptional student development. Attracting the best, most talented faculty helps us perpetuate the cycle that drives UW–Madison to be one of the top universities in the nation for innovation, achievement, and astonishing outcomes.
The Faculty Senate on Monday held the first reading on a draft proposal for tenure protections, crafted to respond to recent legislative changes.
An ad hoc committee of faculty members charged with recommending policies to continue strong tenure protections in response to legislative changes made in the 2015-17 state budget has released a report with recommendations. The answers below were written by Professor Dorothy Farrar Edwards, a member of the University Committee who chaired the ad hoc committee on tenure and termination, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Programs Michael Bernard-Donals, and Secretary of the Faculty Steven Smith.
The University Committee Monday approved and distributed to all faculty a report regarding tenure protections and program changes. The report can be viewed here.