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Two people from the UW-Madison community will be honored April 16 for their efforts to improve the status of women at the university.

UW-Madison honors two for advancing the status of women

UW-Madison announced Thursday that two people from the UW community will be honored with the Women’s Philanthropy Council Champion Awards for advancing the status of women at the university. The biennial award is granted to one man and one woman. The two winners are Lori DiPrete Brown, associate director for education at the Global Health Institute, and Robert Golden, Robert Turell Professor in Medical Leadership, according to a university release.


UW-Madison hosts information session on reporting incidents of hate and bias

UW-Madison hosted an informational session Thursday at Gordon Dining and Event Center to explain both the classification of incidents of hate and bias and the process of reporting them. The event was announced after students shared their experiences on #TheRealUW and the many official reports of hate and bias in the past month. UW-Madison junior Tim Martens said he knew little about the reporting processes prior to attending the event.


Few issues reported in UW-Madison’s first election with voter ID

Despite fears of long lines and unprepared voters, for the most part UW-Madison’s first major election under the state’s new voter ID laws went smoothly. The state’s flagship public university was spared hour-plus wait times that existed at colleges elsewhere in Wisconsin, including Marquette University and UW-Green Bay. Nate Moll, social media specialist for UW-Madison Communications, attributed the lack of problems to a robust campaign designed to inform students of what they needed to vote.


Scholar reframes rape as men’s issue

Educator on sexual violence prevention Dr. Keith Edwards spoke to campus members Tuesday at Gordon Dining and Event Center about reframing the issue of rape and sexual violence as a men’s issue, and the ways in which students can act to make a positive change on campus. “To frame something where women are the victim as a woman’s issue would be like if we had an epidemic of drunk drivers hitting and killing pedestrians in Madison and how we responded to that was having classes on how to walk across the street,” said Edwards, who frequently speaks to campuses on these issues.

Subhi Nahas, a Syrian refugee, explains the experience of LGBTQ individuals in the Middle East  in his lecture as part of LGBTCC’s Out & About Month.

Syrian refugee shares story of LGBT persecution

Subhi Nahas, an advocate for LGBT refugees, shared Tuesday at Union South his personal experiences with persecution during his talk, “Seeking Refuge: A Journey to Refugee Advocacy.” WUD Society and Politics and WUD Global Connections co-sponsored the lecture, which kicked off the LGBT Campus Center events for Out & About Month.


UW-Madison highlights research at 2016 Science Expedition

UW-Madison hosted its 14th annual Science Expedition over the weekend to highlight research performed by students, faculty and scientists at the university. The expedition allowed attendees to interact with students and professors at UW-Madison laboratories, museums, greenhouses and research centers.


47th annual spring powwow draws more than 8,000 attendees

The Alliant Energy Center hosted the 47th On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow over the weekend to celebrate Native American culture and help connect the UW-Madison community with Wisconsin’s 11 Native American tribes. UW-Madison student organization Wunk Sheek organized the powwow, which was free to the public.


Four UW-Madison students win 2016 Goldwater Scholarship

UW-Madison announced Thursday that four undergraduate students will receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which celebrates academic excellence in the sciences. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, a national initiative established in 1986, received 1,150 nominations, but awarded only 252 scholarships.

UW-Madison will continue to operate “IceCube” thanks to renewed funding from the National Science Foundation.

University receives funding to operate telescope in South Pole

UW-Madison announced the renewal of its funding with the National Science Foundation to operate a telescope known as “IceCube” buried under ice in the South Pole, according to a university news release. The funding for IceCube will be $35 million over the next five years. IceCube is located at the NSF’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and operates to detect high-energy cosmic neutrinos, the discovery of which has led to other scientific findings, according to the release.

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