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OVCRGE Center directives for research during COVID-19 response

Message to OVCRGE Center Directors (March 20, 2020) These are challenging times for all of us and our families. I encourage you all to plan how best to carry out research activities while protecting your staff and slowing the spread of COVID-19. OVCRGE centers are diverse,…

Campus-wide directives limiting research in response to COVID-19

Dear members of our research community: COVID-19 is a challenging situation for us — our research teams, students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty. We encourage all research teams to discuss how best to carry out research objectives while slowing the spread of COVID-19. The continued health and safety of our…

COVID-19 message to human subjects researchers

(March 15, 2020) To assist in our efforts to keep our researchers and human participants safe from exposures to COVID-19, we are writing to inform you that we are requiring a temporary hiatus in face-to-face (i.e. in-person) human subjects research interactions. Human subjects research that is conducted online or using…

America’s Next Growth Center: Wisconsin’s Future as a National Tech and Innovation Hub event March 17

On March 17, hear from Robert Atkinson, co-author of a 2019 study by The Brookings Institution and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) which identified Madison as the top candidate to serve as a regional tech hub among 35 “potentially transformative growth centers” across the country. The study calls for federal funding of up to $10 billion annually to advance eight to 10 new regional growth centers across the Midwest. The event is 7- 8:30 p.m. at Union South.

Innovation: Who benefits and who’s barred?

A study by Sarada, an assistant professor of management and human resources at the Wisconsin School of Business, looks at shifts in the demographics of American inventors from 1870-1940. The team’s research is included in a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) report given to Congress as it votes on the SUCCESS Act, a bill that advocates for greater study of and legislation for increased numbers of women, minority and veteran patent holders.

What sparked your research idea? WSB faculty respond

Where do research ideas come from? We tend to think of them as a single “a-ha” moment, but in academia, it’s often dedicated, focused work in one area for months or years that can evolve into a new and unexpected avenue of study. We asked Wisconsin School of Business faculty to share the process that comes long before publication. Here are some of their responses.

2nd annual UW–Madison Day at the Capitol is April 23

Several events sponsored by the UW–Madison Department of State Relations are held on this day, including the Research and the Wisconsin Idea Showcase and Flash Talks with Faculty.

NIH launches grants for researchers with family commitments

An article in Nature discusses two new NIH supplementary grants intended to support researchers with family comments, one for postdoctoral researchers and one for ‘at-risk’ first-time NIH awardees.

UW–Madison to host Alliance for Arts in Research Universities conference in October

Conference proposals are now being accepted for proposals that address arts and design in research universities or are based around this year's theme, Land and Equity: The Art and Politics of Place. Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 15.

March 11 is the deadline to submit proposals to present your research at the diversity forum

There’s still time to submit a proposal to present your research at the 2020 UW–Madison Diversity Forum. Applications are due this Wednesday, March 11, for 75-minute breakout session proposals in the form of workshops, panel discussions or lectures. The Diversity Forum will be held Oct. 27 and 28 in Union South with keynote speaker Robin DiAngelo, author of the widely acclaimed bestseller “White Fragility.”