May 4, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty Senate Monday backed a motion supporting the proposal to establish the university as a public authority separate from the UW System. The motion approved by the Faculty Senate also gives the University Committee, the Faculty Senate’s executive body, the flexibility to work for a compromise if the public authority proposal is removed from the budget.
Five members of the classified staff were honored with 2011 Classified Employee Recognition Awards.
On April 18, the Human Resource System went live, becoming the tool that all UW System institutions use to process and manage employment, payroll and the administration of employee benefits.
UW–Madison’s Student Personnel Association recently honored the energy and dedication of nine student affairs professionals with its 2011 Outstanding Achievement Awards. The honors were distributed at a luncheon held on April 27 at the new Union South.
The American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) has chosen University of Wisconsin-Madison historian of science Gregg Mitman as its next president.
Ching Kung, Vilas Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences today in recognition of his "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research."
Karen Holden, UW-Madison Center for Financial Security affiliate and professor emerita of consumer science in the School of Human Ecology, served as an adviser on the recently launched Sesame Street financial education initiative "For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving."
Alumni John and Tashia Morgridge will deliver the charge to the graduates at the university’s four undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, at the Kohl Center.
Since 1992, the design studies department in the School of Human Ecology has celebrated the work of its talented students with a juried year-end exhibition.
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