Faculty/staff news

  • Excavation exposes Roman imperial outpost at its bitter end Sept. 17, 2014 Like Pompeii, the ancient ruins of Zeugma, a frontier city of the Roman Empire on the banks of the Euphrates River in what is now modern Turkey, stood frozen in time.
  • Photo: Women's Philanthropy Council members singing 'Varsity' Women’s Philanthropy Council marks 25th anniversary at UW-Madison Sept. 17, 2014 For a quarter century, Wisconsin women have played a leading role in the women's philanthropy movement. These pioneering women will be joined by national leaders and faculty experts in Madison this week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Women's Philanthropy Council, supported by the University of Wisconsin Foundation.
  • Seasonal flu shots available soon for UW students, employees Sept. 17, 2014 Flu season will soon be upon us and every year, UW-Madison sees its share of influenza. University Health Services (UHS) strongly recommends that all students, faculty and staff get their flu shot. It's the single best protection against the flu.
  • Photo: Tommy Thompson Former Gov. Thompson to give Offner Lecture Sept. 30 Sept. 11, 2014 Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson will give this year's Paul Offner Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.
  • Photo: Richard Davidson Yogic breathing shows promise in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder Sept. 11, 2014 One of the greatest casualties of war is its lasting effect on the minds of soldiers. This presents a daunting public health problem: More than 20 percent of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a 2012 report by RAND Corp.
  • UW-Madison ranked 13th best public college by U.S. News & World Report Sept. 9, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is 13th among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings.
  • Photo: BANDALOOP practicing on Union Theater wall Open house weekend to reopen Memorial Union's west wing Sept. 9, 2014 After two years of construction, Memorial Union’s west wing will celebrate its reopening with an open house weekend highlighting the new and renovated spaces and the annual Madison World Music Festival with BANDALOOP.
  • Sharon Dickey Mainstay clerk celebrates 50 years of reliability at UW Hospital Sept. 9, 2014 The Neurosciences ICU on the fourth floor of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is normally a hushed and darkened spot. It’s kept that way for the comfort of patients, who have recently survived brain surgery, stroke or some manner of head trauma. But on a Thursday in May, there was an uncharacteristic party going in the employee break room. It was a celebration of health unit clerk Sharon Dickey’s 50th anniversary at the hospital.
  • An All American, Oil on canvas, 1941 Museum featuring works of UW’s John Steuart Curry Sept. 8, 2014 Many on campus get to see the works of John Steuart Curry often. But people off-campus have an opportunity to see his artwork through Sept. 14 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend.
  • Physical Sciences Lab PSL: Still making amazing instruments after all these years Sept. 4, 2014 A century ago, physicists used a tabletop “cloud chamber” to explore the motion of otherwise invisible particles. Today, they need giant machines to explore the bizarre frontiers of modern physics. And significant components of the most important modern physics experiments in China, Switzerland, the United States and the South Pole can trace their roots to a lab across the road from a cornfield near Stoughton, Wisconsin — the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Physical Sciences Laboratory, or PSL.
  • Nelson named UW CIO chief of staff Sept. 3, 2014 Don Nelson has been named chief of staff for the Office of Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nelson has been the Director of State Relations for the UW for the past six years. - See more at: http://www.doit.wisc.edu/news/nelson-named-uw-cio-chief-staff/#sthash.8567EjlX.dpuf
  • Photo: Hoofer Mountaineering Club member climbing rock wall at Union South UW-Madison places high in numerous recent rankings Sept. 3, 2014 Once again, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been recognized in a number of recent college rankings, with honors for both campus life and academics.
  • Photo: John Lease speaking at podium John Lease named secretary of classified staff Sept. 2, 2014 After a year serving on an interim basis, John Lease has been named secretary of the classified staff, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell announced last week.
  • Sarah Mangelsdorf Campus does anything but cease in the summer Sept. 2, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is host to boundless opportunities, happenings, changes and more — even when school’s out for the summer. Whether you were around to experience some of the new developments yourself, or taking a break from the everyday bustle of campus life, there was no shortage of activity at the university over the summer.
  • Early education and child care expansion for UW families offered Aug. 28, 2014 The UW Office of Child Care and Family Resources is expanding its childcare services for UW students, faculty and staff.
  • Jeff Novak New director right at home — literally — in University Housing Aug. 28, 2014 The mission statement of University Housing really resonated with Jeff Novak: “Be the place where everyone wants to live” — to the point where “everyone” includes Novak himself. Novak has been on campus for just a few weeks, but he is already feeling at home in his new position as director of University Housing for UW-Madison.
  • Soybean plants A touching story: The ancient conversation between plants, fungi and bacteria Aug. 27, 2014 The mechanical force that a single fungal cell or bacterial colony exerts on a plant cell may seem vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy role in setting up some of the most fundamental symbiotic relationships in biology. In fact, it may not be too much of a stretch to say that plants may have never moved onto land without the ability to respond to the touch of beneficial fungi, according to a new study led by Jean-Michel Ané, a professor of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Photo: Marsha Mailick No easy path, Mailick eager to take on one of university’s toughest jobs Aug. 26, 2014 If Marsha Mailick is at all intimidated by the prospect of taking on one of the hardest jobs on the UW-Madison campus, there is no hint of it in her demeanor, as she navigates the familiar territory of Bascom Hall.
  • Marsha Mailick Q & A Aug. 26, 2014 Marsha Mailick recently talked with University Communications’ Terry Devitt about the administrative changes to come, the experiences that have prepared her for her new role, and the challenges UW–Madison faces in the areas of research and graduate education.
  • Research and graduate education transition includes familiar, new faces Aug. 26, 2014 As UW-Madison’s research and graduate education programs begin an historic transition, there will be many familiar faces and a few new ones on the third floor of Bascom Hall.