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New NIH requirement enhances open data sharing

Effective for applications starting Jan. 25, 2023, and after, all NIH-supported researchers producing scientific data will be expected to submit a data management & sharing plan as part of their proposals under the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy.

Researchers identify ways to improve emergency care for people living with dementia

The research team, enabled by funding from the National Institutes of Health and joined by people living with dementia, their care partners and advocates, began in 2020 to examine gaps in care and assess previous research efforts in health care settings across the country. The team identified three research gaps.

Important UW–Madison Libraries messages and events for September

Dr. Johanna Drucker Traces the Origins of the Alphabet The alphabet is so fundamental it is easy to take for granted, but it has a rich story. Johanna Drucker, the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, traces the history of…

New Faculty Focus: Erin Hamilton

Erin Hamilton: Assistant professor, Department of Design Studies, School of Human Ecology Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas Educational/professional background: PhD in architecture (Design Studies) and natural resource & environment (Resource Policy and Behavior), University of Michigan; M.S. in design studies, UW–Madison; B.S. in Interior Design, University of Wisconsin–Madison; B.A. in psychology,…

WIPAC and IceCube see leadership changes

WIPAC is the lead institution for managing and operating the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located at the South Pole, under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

Man or Machine? For Now, Online Platform Content Moderation May Require Both

A recent study by Qinglai He, assistant professor of operations and information management at the Wisconsin School of Business, looks at what happens when “bot moderators” are used alongside their human counterparts. Bot moderators are machine-powered—programmed by algorithms—and can perform many of the tasks the online platforms require.

Paulos set to retire from role as Physical Sciences Laboratory director

Paulos will retire from the PSL on Oct. 1 after six years as its director. Terry Benson, instrumentation manager at PSL, has been named the interim director.

Michael Sussman named first Salm-Bray Distinguished Chair

Sussman, professor of biochemistry, is the first recipient of the Salm-Bray Distinguished Chair at the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. This chair recognizes and rewards a faculty member who demonstrates exceptional cross-disciplinary scholarship and collaboration in the area of human or animal health, and who advances the impact of agriculture through the identification and development of novel bio-functional compounds. Sussman will hold the five-year appointment through June 30, 2027.

Operation Fresh Start Conservation Academy Crew Assists Restoration Efforts at Arboretum

In August, the Arboretum land care operation received a people-powered restoration boost from an Operation Fresh Start (OFS) Conservation Academy crew. The Conservation Academy is a full-time, paid conservation training program for young adults.

Congressional Staff Tour Cryo-EM Research Centers in Biochemistry Department

Legislative staff to members of Congress from the Wisconsin delegation toured UW–Madison the week of Aug. 14, including a stop at the Department of Biochemistry’s cryo-electron microscopy research centers. The tour also included visits to other UW–Madison locations, including the Dairy Cattle Center and College of Engineering, among others.