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  • Educational Innovation director candidates to give public presentations Feb. 20, 2014 Three finalists for the newly created position of Educational Innovation director will give public presentations on campus next week.
  • Photo: petri dish Committee forwards draft report on proposed research reorganization Feb. 19, 2014 The ad hoc working group exploring the feasibility of reorganizing the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s research and graduate education structure has completed its draft report and found that a proposed dual leadership structure is viable and will provide the university with its best opportunities to attract both new revenue streams and effective leadership.
  • Nourses for Wisconsin logo School of Nursing part of Nurses for Wisconsin Initiative Feb. 18, 2014 Four University of Wisconsin System nursing programs, including the UW-Madison School of Nursing, are offering new fellowship and loan forgiveness programs to encourage nurses to pursue doctoral degrees or postdoctoral training and assume nurse educator positions in Wisconsin.
  • Benoît Mernier World premiere taps Pro Arte Quartet’s Belgian roots Feb. 18, 2014 Belgian composer Benoît Mernier writes music he says communicates with audience members in a variety of ways. He believes firmly that there is no single right way to experience music - providing audience members are open to its messages.
  • Photo: Darrell Bazzell Committee calls for new campus budget model Feb. 18, 2014 UW-Madison should develop a budget model that aligns resources with the university’s core missions, rewards innovation and provides flexibility necessary to accommodate change and growth, a campus committee is recommending.
  • Firefighter in truck 'Bucky's House' helps keep campus safe Feb. 18, 2014 The bond between the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and the firefighters at Fire Station No. 4 on Monroe Street, just across from Camp Randall Stadium, is a strong and valued one.
  • Rich Halverson Student Personnel Association addresses evolving world of higher ed Feb. 17, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison Student Personnel Association is gearing up for a day of meaningful discussions and idea exchange during its 2014 conference.
  • Photo: Ray Cross Greetings from UW System President Ray Cross Feb. 17, 2014 Today is my first day on the job as president of the University of Wisconsin System. As I told the Regents earlier this month at their February board meeting, I am overwhelmed by everyone’s kind reception. I am truly pleased and humbled to have been selected for this position, and I do not take the responsibility or trust placed in me lightly (although I hope you find that I do take myself lightly).
  • Wisconsin Partnership funds five new studies Feb. 17, 2014 Five researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) have received grants through the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s New Investigator Program.
  • Design Simmit 3 poster UW faculty and design professionals gather for Design Summit 3 Feb. 17, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host Design Summit 3, a forum on design and innovation for faculty, staff, and working professionals on Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • The next dimension: 3D color printer wins innovation competition Feb. 17, 2014 Spectrom, an attachment for 3D printers that will allow users to incorporate seamless, on-demand color into the 3D printing process, won both the $10,000 Schoofs Prize for Creativity and the $2,500 Tong Prototype Prize at the 20th annual Innovation Days competition.
  • Black Men's Initiative Forum to focus on healthy interpersonal relationships Feb. 14, 2014 Now in its sixth year of delving into issues facing black men with the intention of informing, educating and seeking solutions, the student-founded and run Wisconsin Association of Black Men (WABM) will host its annual Black Men's Initiative Forum on Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22.
  • Maria Cancian Cancian nominated assistant secretary for children and families Feb. 14, 2014 President Barack Obama has nominated Maria Cancian, an associate dean and professor in the College of Letters & Science, for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Ulysses S. Grant Remembering ‘forgotten’ presidents on Presidents Day Feb. 14, 2014 Two words: Millard Fillmore. Who? He was president of the United States from 1850-1853, yet you won't find him carved on Mount Rushmore. Turns out, not all American presidents have legacies - or even names - that are as familiar as George Washington.
  • Photo: Joseph Bisognano Advanced physics tool to shut down after almost 30 years Feb. 14, 2014 Faced with a federal funding shortfall, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has decided to shut down its Synchrotron Radiation Center near Stoughton on March 7.
  • Photo: Shilagh Mirgain Thriving, rather than surviving, is key to winning winter Feb. 13, 2014 After months of cold temperatures, cloudy days and snow, it’s no wonder that many of us think bears have the right idea during the winter.
  • Patrick Sims Multicultural Theatre Festival to feature “Jungle Kings” and “Moonshine” Feb. 13, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s first Multicultural Theatre Festival, featuring performances that celebrate legacies, creativity and artists, will be held later this month.
  • Taissa S. Tess Hauser was 'heart and soul' of Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Feb. 13, 2014 Taissa S. “Tess” Hauser, a key scientific figure in one of the longest and most respected sociological studies ever undertaken, passed away in Washington D.C. last month.
  • Photo: Susan LaBelle Experienced executive LaBelle to lead Office of Corporate Relations Feb. 13, 2014 Susan LaBelle, a veteran private sector executive and economic development leader who has taught in the UW-Madison master's in biotechnology program, has been selected to head the university's Office of Corporate Relations (OCR).
  • Social work scholar Alfred Kadushin dies at 97 Feb. 13, 2014 Professor Alfred Kadushin was one of the nation's leading scholars in child welfare services and social work. He was the author of sixty-six journal articles and six books, and was known as a caring teacher and mentor during a UW-Madison academic career that spanned 40 years, ending in 1990.