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  • Waclaw Szybalski Legend in genetics at forefront of book about heroism during 20th century's darkest hours Aug. 20, 2014 Waclaw Szybalski, 92, a genius of genetics who has been repeatedly mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize, grew up as an aspiring scientist during World War II in the eastern part of Poland. Many of Szybalski's most significant wartime roles concerned a decidedly applied type of science: He cooked TNT so the Polish resistance could sabotage rail lines. He participated in smuggling typhus vaccine to Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. And he fed lice and supervised "louse feeders."
  • 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.
  • Recent sightings: The Wisconsin Idea on tour May 20, 2014 Forty UW-Madison faculty, academic staff and administrators are on a swing through the state known as the Wisconsin Idea Seminar.
  • Photo: Michael Bernard-Donals Public presentations scheduled for vice provost positions May 20, 2014 Candidates for the positions of vice provost for teaching and learning and vice provost for faculty and staff will give public presentations starting this week.
  • 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.
  • Photo: students lining up to get free hot cocoa Campus deals with continuing frigid weather Jan. 28, 2014 The prediction that it will be a balmy 24 degrees on Thursday came as cold comfort to more than 60,000 students, faculty and staff who rolled out of bed today to encounter subzero temperatures again.
  • Critical Compensation Fund to address competitive salary gap Nov. 14, 2013 For the second year in a row, funding will be reallocated to a Critical Compensation Fund aimed at offering targeted salary increases to UW–Madison faculty and staff.
  • HR Design leaders invite employees to update sessions Nov. 12, 2013 The next in a series of quarterly information sessions updating the campus community on the HR Design project are set for November.
  • Information sessions will update HR Design timeline and progress Oct. 24, 2013 The next in a series of quarterly information sessions updating the campus community on the HR Design project are set for November.
  • Teatime becoming an institution at institutes Oct. 22, 2013 For David Krakauer, a cup of tea has long been as much a part of the research process as beakers, computers and lab benches.
  • Seven honored as UW–Madison Outstanding Women of Color Sept. 19, 2013 Seven winners of the 2012-13 University of Wisconsin-Madison Outstanding Women of Color awards, who are deeply rooted in both the campus and the Madison community in their work toward social justice, service, research and community building, will be honored at a reception on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5-7 p.m. in the Lowell Center Dining Room.
  • Photo: Bill Banholzer Retired Dow exec joins UW, will focus on innovation Sept. 6, 2013 An industry executive who has spent his entire career translating inventions into products that are both profitable and beneficial to society has joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • CLS interpreters break down language barriers May 7, 2013 On an early spring morning, about 10 Spanish-speaking UW–Madison employees are having a lively discussion around a table in the Gordon Dining and Event Center. In the center of the group are Carmen Romero González, training officer supervisor, and Blanca García, training officer with the Office of Human Resource Development’s Cultural Linguistic Services (CLS) unit.
  • Reminder: Guidelines on campus political activities Oct. 22, 2012 Officials provide guidance on where political activity, including the circulation of petitions, is permissible on campus grounds.
  • Care for mildly ill children will be in-home Sept. 11, 2012 Care for mildly ill children of eligible UW–Madison students, faculty and staff has switched from the Chicken Soup location at 3553 University Ave. to Maxim Healthcare, a contracted in-home provider, the Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) has announced.
  • Ward statement on Chadima review process Jan. 23, 2012 An independent review team met with Interim Chancellor David Ward Monday and delivered its final report outlining its analysis of the misconduct allegations against John Chadima.
  • Billups memorial set for Sunday, Dec. 11 Dec. 8, 2011 LaMarr Billups, former senior special assistant to the chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and well-known Madison community leader, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11 at his home in Northern Virginia.
  • Photo: Dave Grueneberg Track manager, philanthropist: Campus Services supervisor gives back Nov. 17, 2011 UW-Madison's Dave Grueneberg digs deep to match his employees' contributions to the Partners in Giving campaign.
  • Update: Phone service restored to Bascom Hill Sept. 9, 2011 Phone service to most or all of Bascom Hall, North Hall, South Hall and possibly other nearby buildings will be unavailable beginning the evening of Friday, Sept. 9. The outage will last through the weekend.
  • Friends, colleagues remember UW-Madison electrician July 29, 2011 From years of supporting racing teams to the meticulous attention he paid to his home renovations, much of Brad Krause’s life involved working with his hands.