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  • Photo: WISCIENCE WISCIENCE to expand possibilities for science education, outreach Oct. 28, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Biology Education is announcing its expansion to become the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement, or WISCIENCE. The new mission extends across the natural sciences and expands responsibility for facilitating cross-campus collaboration and coordination in the areas of science outreach and support for groups underrepresented in science.
  • Photo: Winslow Sargeant Alumnus Winslow Sargeant delivers Multicultural Homecoming keynote Oct. 23, 2014 As the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrates its Multicultural Homecoming, with the theme “Back to Where It Al Began,” alumnus Winslow Sargeant returns to his alma mater to deliver the keynote address.
  • UW to serve as national hub for mentor training as part of diversity consortium Oct. 22, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison will serve as a national hub for research mentor and mentee training for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) recently announced by NIH as part of a national Diversity Program Consortium. The NIH will award the Diversity Program Consortium nearly $31 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce.
  • Photo: UW Homecoming Parade 103 years of tradition lives on for UW-Madison’s Homecoming Oct. 20, 2014 The game day opponent may be a first-timer, but this year’s University of Wisconsin-Madison Homecoming tradition is 103 years in the making. Thousands of alumni will return this week for the annual commemoration of Homecoming at UW-Madison, when UW graduates join future alumni and the campus community for a weeklong celebration of spirited Badger traditions.
  • Photo: Maria Klawe Newsmaker who called out Microsoft president to speak at UW-Madison Oct. 16, 2014 Last week, when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women in tech fields to wait to be rewarded rather than ask for raises, he was quietly but forcefully challenged by his interviewer, Maria Klawe. The next day, facing a storm of criticism, Nadella backpedaled, saying by email, “Maria’s advice was the right advice. If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.” Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College will speak Friday at Union South about increasing women’s participation in science and technology careers on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Sigma-Aldrich employees partner with SCIENCountErs program Oct. 2, 2014 To provide more opportunities for young people to engage in science, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) and Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) have partnered on a wide range of science outreach programs. The effort was recently bolstered by a new three-year partnership with Sigma-Aldrich, a global life sciences and technology company based out of St. Louis, Missouri, with facilities in Madison and Milwaukee.
  • New reports offer a statistical portrait of Wisconsin’s Latino population Oct. 1, 2014 Wisconsin's Latino population is 74 percent larger and significantly more homegrown today than it was at the beginning of the century, according to a report by University of Wisconsin-Madison demographers.
  • Sessions set to review Diversity Framework Implementation Overview Sept. 25, 2014 The campus community is invited to participate in three sessions that will provide an update on “Forward Together, a Diversity Framework for UW-Madison,” and begin getting input on implementation.
  • Researchers study role of cultural diversity awareness in biomedical mentoring Sept. 18, 2014 The nation needs a more diverse biomedical workforce. To help advance that goal, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers will assess whether cultural-diversity training of research mentors makes a positive difference for those they are mentoring in biomedical research.
  • Event to spotlight 25th anniversary of Act 31, American Indian curriculum Aug. 15, 2014 Educators and a range of stakeholders from across the state are gathering in Madison on Tuesday, Aug. 19 for an event dedicated to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Wisconsin Act 31.
  • PEOPLE members PEOPLE high school students celebrate completing pre-college program July 29, 2014 Scholars from one of the most successful long-term diversity pipelines to higher education in the nation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence), will be recognized for their accomplishments at an annual banquet on Friday, Aug 1., at noon.
  • Photo: Sims Sims: Diversity Framework does not relate to grading July 25, 2014
  • Carla Pugh Eight honored by UW–Madison as Outstanding Women of Color July 22, 2014 Eight winners of the 2014-15 Outstanding Women of Color awards, who are heavily involved in the campus as well as the Madison community through their work toward research and civic enrichment, have been announced by UW–Madison.
  • Photo: students drawing mural PEOPLE summer workshops prepare students to attend UW June 13, 2014 Hundreds of Wisconsin middle and high school students hoping to be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the help of the PEOPLE program will arrive on campus beginning next week for workshops and immersion into the college experience.
  • Three MSC director finalists to visit campus May 6, 2014 Three finalists for the post of assistant dean of students and director of the Multicultural Student Center will meet with the campus community during visits this week.
  • Breaking Urban dance festival breaks down barriers April 25, 2014 The largest international break dancing event in the Midwest, "Breakin' The Law: International Festival of Urban Movement," will be held in Madison from Wednesday, April 30 through Sunday, May 4.
  • Scenes from OMAI Line Breaks Festival returns to Overture Center April 17, 2014 The Line Breaks Festival, presented by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), runs through April 25 at Madison's Overture Center for the Arts.
  • Berquam, Sims: Our view on 'UWNotFair' April 9, 2014 In recent days we have heard about a new effort by an out-of-state group that plans to legally challenge UW-Madison’s admissions policies. We strongly disagree and want to share our views on this topic.
  • Response from Provost Paul M. DeLuca, Jr. on UW-Madison admissions practices April 8, 2014
  • Spring powwow dancing Recent Sightings: Spring Powwow April 7, 2014 Images capture the color and pageantry of the annual Spring Powwow at the Stock Pavilion on April 5-6.