The search for a new vice chancellor to lead UW–Madison’s program of research and graduate education launched in September 2018. A 15-member committee charged by Chancellor Rebecca Blank and chaired by kinesiology Professor Dorothy Farrar-Edwards has been searching for a successor to Marsha Mailick, who retired last fall. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education has been led by Interim Vice Chancellor Norman Drinkwater. Blank will make the final decision on a new vice chancellor once the campus visits have been completed.
Welcoming all research cores and shared resource units and members of the research community to the first showcase of research capabilities, services and support to be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm in Varsity Hall (I, II, III) at Union South. The WiscCores Showcase will connect researchers with the resources that can support their work: learn about imaging, informatics, education, nanotechnology, surveys and more!
Five faculty members, who currently or recently mentored postdoctoral researchers in their labs at UW–Madison, have been awarded Postdoc Mentoring Awards for outstanding work in mentoring the next generation of scientists and researchers on campus.
When the National Science Foundation awarded $57 million to five NSF INCLUDES Alliances -- broad initiatives designed to instill inclusive teaching practices in STEM higher education across the country – and to a coordinating group for the effort in September, it was a major success for UW−Madison researchers at WCER’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) to be selected by the NSF to co-lead one of the winning awards. But it was only half of the good news.
Changes Needed to Help Refugees in Wisconsin Access Higher Education Job focus too limiting, study finds
A new study shows refugees who resettle in Wisconsin face a daunting array of barriers, both systemic and situational, in getting college degrees. But creative remedies could be developed, UW−Madison researchers say, to ease their path to higher education and then to better jobs.
"Products give you a lot of value in different ways," said Liad Weiss, an assistant professor of marketing and consumer psychology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. "There is the practical element but also the emotional attachment."
“Universities have not traditionally focused on entrepreneurship as a career path,” says Bekhzod Khoshimov, a Ph.D. student in management and human resources at the Wisconsin School of Business. “So what explains the fact that some students want to become entrepreneurs?” Khoshimov is part of a team that works on a campus-wide survey on entrepreneurship started by Jon Eckhardt, an associate professor of management and human resources at WSB.
Having celebrated its 25th year in 2018, Journey North, one of North America’s largest citizen science programs, is celebrating another milestone this year by moving to the UW–Madison Wisconsin’s Arboretum.
Advertising and audience The Showcase will be widely advertised and strong attendance from the campus community is expected. The target audience for the WiscCores Showcase will include Researchers in physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, the arts and humanities Faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students Campus community…