As a part of the 2019 St Norbert College/UW-Green Bay Great Decisions Lecture Series, UW-Madison Prof. Andrew Kydd (International Relations and Political Methodology) will present the lecture “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?” on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room B located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them. In this context, Prof. Kydd will be discussing the importance of diplomacy and the implications of such negotiations for U.S. Foreign Policy. The event is free and open to the public.
Christine Anhalt-Depies, from the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison, will give the next NAS Seminar on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Her topic is “Citizen science: A case of collaboration with the public for wildlife monitoring.” The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The seminars are free and open to the public. See the full seminar schedule.
Francisco Arriaga, assistant professor of soil science at UW-Madison, will continue the NAS seminar series on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 with the topic “Soil management in agroecosystems: The picture is not always clear.” The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The seminars are free and open to the public. See the full seminar schedule.
If elected lieutenant governor, Democrat and Kurt Kober ’01 (Business Administration) pledges to make public education his number one priority. In his TV advertisement, Kober discusses the importance of education in his life, and asks his viewers to guess which public education experience (including UW-Green Bay) made the greatest impact in his life. The answer of course, is all. Read the full story and watch the ad on Wispolitics.com.
The Daily Cardinal plans to cut production of its print edition to two days per week, leaving UW-Madison without a daily student newspaper only a few years after the campus had two of them and 123 years after the Cardinal began.
The defacing of a publicity poster for a theater production at UW-Madison — with the faces of Asian actors colored in marker — prompted a letter from school officials, urging students to watch for and confront racial insensitivity. Another letter, this time from the UW School of Nursing dean, involved the words “white is also a color” scribbled on a poster about awards to outstanding women of color. See coverage.
The complex process of writing new tenure policies for University of Wisconsin System faculty took a turn recently that frustrated professors and led some to question whether efforts at UW-Madison to write strong layoff protections will be negated by less robust statewide rules. That’s how the Wisconsin State Journal described in providing lengthy, in-depth coverage.
How much more elite will UW-Madison become now that a cap on the number of nonresident students it can enroll has been lifted? It won’t, Chancellor Rebecca Blank assured the UW System Board of Regents Friday as they voted to approve her proposal to waive the 27.5 percent cap and let UW-Madison take more out-of-state students. That’s the lead to Capital Times news coverage.
In a proposed move that could ultimately affect applications and enrollment at other UW System institutions (because Madison’s ripples are felt statewide), the UW’s flagship campus will this week ask UW Regents for permission to lift the school’s cap on out-of-state students. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says the move could attract more young people to Wisconsin and boost tuition revenue in the wake of deep budget cuts. Currently, out-of-state undergraduate enrollment at Madison can’t exceed 27.5 percent of total undergraduate enrollment. See news coverage.
The news agency Reuters has ranked the University of Wisconsin System eighth on its list of the world’s 100 most innovative universities. The rankings measured such things as academic papers, patent filings and discoveries that have been commercialized. In its analysis, Reuters lauded UW-Madison, in particular, for establishing the nation’s first genetics department in 1910, performing the earliest bone marrow transplant and achieving the first cultivation of human embryonic stem cells in a lab.