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Undergraduate return to face-to-face human subjects research

Dear students, faculty, and staff: On September 9, we suspended involvement of undergraduate students in face-to-face human subjects research until September 25 to help reduce COVID-19 transmission. We are now (as of September 24) lifting this suspension in light of the Chancellor’s message to allow undergraduate student participation…

UW-Madison researcher collaborates on new NSF-funded national artificial intelligence initiative

Sadhana Puntambekar, a principal investigator at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and professor in the University of Wisconsin─Madison School of Education, will collaborate with national researchers on establishing one of five artificial intelligence (AI) institutes and education hubs. A $100 million initiative of the National Science Foundation, the centers are the single most significant federal investment to date in exploring how AI can benefit the United States’ quality of life, economy and international competitiveness.

Undergraduate research activities message covering Sept. 10-25

As you know, Chancellor Blank recently directed all undergraduate students to restrict their movements to only essential activities for a period of two weeks. In addition, all in-person undergraduate, graduate, and professional school group instruction will be paused from Sept. 10 – 25. During this period, undergraduate students are permitted…

Fostering Responsible Conduct of Research in Time of Crisis — Virtual Conference

The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Peer Group on Responsible Conduct of Research is hosting a free, two-day virtual conference October 14-15, 2020.

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities conference information

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is accepting registration for the 2020 a2ru national conference, Land & Equity: The Art and Politics of Place, to be hosted by UW–Madison, October 15.

UW–Madison to continue fundamental data science research with NSF award

UW–Madison data scientists are harnessing big data and laying the foundations for major advances in data-rich applications thanks to a five-year, $4.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The team at UW–Madison is co-leading a cohort of institutions to study the theoretical underpinnings of the rapidly growing field of data science.

Personal responsibility mirrors Aldo Leopold’s land ethic

Director of the UW Arboretum reminds us that Leopold championed the need to develop a sense of responsibility and caring for the natural world. At its core, the land ethic emphasizes the importance of caring for communities of people and the land, and strengthening the relationships between them.

Study finds balancing traditional patient visits with e-visit technology often leaves physicians making up the difference

Hessam Bavafa, an assistant professor of operations and information management at the Wisconsin School of Business, and co-author Christian Terwiesch of the University of Pennsylvania, found that a physician’s number of hours containing work (defined as conducting an office visit or e-visits) nearly doubled with the adoption of an e-visit channel.

UW experts design masks for campus from scratch

As many as 24,000 of the new face coverings have been made available to help people comply with the campus requirement to wear masks in buildings and other situations in which distancing isn’t possible.

COVID-19 Dissertation Completion Funding

Recognizing the difficulties that COVID-19 placed on our graduate students’ dissertation completion, the Graduate School is providing additional funding support to PhD and MFA students who are close to completion but whose progress was delayed by COVID-19. This funding support will be provided as a single-semester fellowship. Faculty advisors can nominate eligible PhD or MFA candidates by September 30 at 5:00 pm.