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  • South Madison Partnership opens for business Jan. 28, 2015 The UW South Madison Partnership is an important new resource for encouraging mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the South Madison community.
  • Innovation grant applications due February 6 Jan. 22, 2015 The Grant Funding System, operated by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, is again available to receive proposals.
  • Photo: Joshua Moon Johnson Multicultural Student Center welcomes conversation Jan. 21, 2015 UW-Madison, like many communities, is grappling with how to promote such a dialogue in the wake of events in Ferguson, Staten Island and elsewhere. And the Multicultural Student Center offers a safe place to have those complicated conversations, says director Joshua Moon Johnson.
  • Photo: Campus conversation on diversity and inclusion Outsized attendance marks first Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion Jan. 20, 2015 Organizers of the first Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion hoped that around 200 people might show up to the discussion, held Tuesday afternoon in Union South’s Varsity Hall. Nearly twice that number attended.
  • King Holiday keynote speaker depicted in film 'Selma' will bring timely message Jan. 14, 2015 King Holiday keynote speaker depicted in film "Selma" will bring timely message
  • Photo: Patrick Sims A message from Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims Dec. 18, 2014 Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims reflects on Ferguson and creating a space on campus for discussing race.
  • Photo: Protestors in front of Bascom Hall Ferguson forum: Academics, activists discuss a new movement and its potential for change Dec. 17, 2014 How did America get from Jim Crow to Eric Garner, from “I Have a Dream” to #blacklivesmatter? And where do we go from here? Academics and activists wrestled with these and other questions in a forum Wednesday presented by Humanities NOW, a program from the Center for the Humanities that aims to respond to moments of crisis and confusion.
  • Ferguson in Context: Trauma, Violence, and Citizenship / A Roundtable with UW Faculty Dec. 17, 2014 Join us for a roundtable discussion of recent grand jury decisions in light of historical patterns of trauma and state-sanctioned violence in the United States.
  • Photo: Blank  Blank: Responding to Ferguson and Staten Island Dec. 6, 2014 The recent grand jury verdicts in Ferguson, Missouri, and in Staten Island have raised questions and concerns among many in the University of Wisconsin-Madison community, as they have nationwide.
  • Photo: Patrick Sims Nominations invited for vice provost for diversity Nov. 25, 2014 A national search is underway to fill the position of vice provost for diversity/chief diversity officer, and members of the campus community are encouraged to submit nominations.
  • Berquam, Sims: UW offers Ferguson resources Nov. 24, 2014 We recognize that today’s grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson and the death of Michael Brown will spark a wide range of opinions and emotions in the UW-Madison community. Regardless of your view of the case, we know that it has been a traumatic few months in Ferguson, Missouri, and for many in our own Madison community. We offer our support to all UW students, faculty and staff, as well as those from Missouri.
  • Annual Diversity Forum addresses issues and solutions Nov. 3, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 2014 Diversity Forum, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer and Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, centers around the discussion of contemporary issues, the changing definition of diversity, potential solutions and practical applications.
  • Photo: Emily Auerbach Professor wins national honor for expanding access to education Oct. 30, 2014 She may be an expert on Jane Austen and 19th century literature, but University of Wisconsin-Madison English Professor Emily Auerbach's real passion is helping people use education as a springboard out of poverty.
  • 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.