UW System Clipsheet

UW System Clipsheet

October 20, 2014

UW System Clipsheet

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On Campus

"UW-Madison scientist Kawaoka on front lines in fight against Ebola," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 17.

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist Yoshi Kawaoka was researching influenza viruses that were killing chickens in the mid-'90s when he picked up a new bestseller, "The Hot Zone..."

"Lance Leipold fastest to 100 wins," ESPN, October 18.

Wisconsin-Whitewater coach Lance Leipold has reached 100 wins faster than any other coach in NCAA history. With the Warhawks' 52-3 win against Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Saturday, Leipold improved to 100-6 as a head coach...

"U.S. to temporarily halt funding for controversial virus research," National Public Radio, October 17.

The federal government will temporarily stop funding any new studies that could make three high-risk infectious diseases even more dangerous...Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a virologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose lab has done studies with influenza, told NPR by email that he would initiate no new projects and would consult with NIH officials on projects that have experiments underway...

"UW-Madison physicist known for South Pole telescope honored," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 17.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison physicist who was the driving force behind the giant neutrino telescope at the South Pole, known as IceCube, has been named the winner of a prestigious national award conferred by Smithsonian magazine, the university announced Friday...

"University of Wisconsin Extension to host pest management series," Drovers Cattle Network, October 17.

Have you struggled to manage your pests in agronomic crops this year? If so consider attending a Pest Management Update Series hosted by University of Wisconsin-Extension. Eight meetings that provide updates to weed, insect and disease management in corn, soybean, small grains, and alfalfa will be held throughout the state in November...

"County 4-H endowment boosts scholarships," Daily Union, October 17.

In this centennial year of 4-H in Wisconsin, organizers hope to boost the Jefferson County 4-H endowment fund, which provides scholarships and supports a diverse range of opportunities for active 4-H members...

"Sustainability information fair set for Oct. 22," Stevens Point Journal, October 17.

Learn more about making your personal and business life more sustainable during the annual National Campus Sustainability Day fair Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point...

"Detroit Lions say UW band donation will come next week," Channel 3000, October 17.

A Detroit Lions spokesperson said the University of Wisconsin-Madison band will see the significant donation promised to them by one of their players by next week...

"UWM Innovation Campus helps build connections with key partners," Column, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 18.

The Discovery Parkway address for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Innovation Accelerator is so new that it doesn't show up on some global positioning systems. Once you meander your way there, however, you know you've found something special...

"Leipold fastest to career win no. 100 as Warhawks down UW-Eau Claire," WKOW, October 18.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater head football coach Lance Leipold earned his 100th career victory, becoming the fastest in NCAA history to reach the milestone Saturday as the top-ranked Warhawks defeated UW-Eau Claire 52-3 at Carson Park...

"A world of music: Professor brings varied background to UW-Parkside," Kenosha News, October 19.

Laura Rexroth: 5-second bio. Born: In Wahoo, Neb., which she proudly says is also the hometown of the founder of the Eastman School of Music...

"Committee to study expansion of UW-Stout homecoming events," Dunn County News, October 18.

A University of Wisconsin-Stout committee is studying ways to expand the annual Homecoming event, including bringing back the Saturday parade...

"University of Wisconsin responds to dishonest petition attacking psychiatric research," Speaking of Research, October 20.

What do you do if your university is the target of an aggressive publicity campaign that distorts and misrepresents the work of one of your most highly respected scientists? What do you do if hundreds of thousands of people sign a petition calling for a research project to be cancelled, even though the petition contains numerous errors of fact?...

"Lawsuit filed against UW over monkey testing," WSAU, October 20.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has filed a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin-Madison over what the group claims is lack of transparency regarding its planned testing of baby primates...

"UWGB reserve funds grow to $22.2 million," Green Bay Press-Gazette, October 19.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has increased the size of its reserve funds more than 20 percent in the two years following public outcry over the discovery of large cash balances across UW System campuses...

"Reigning playwright: global cast to present famed UWEC professor's work," Volume One, October 16.

Dr. Tess Onwueme may be one of the most unsung literary lights in the Chippewa Valley – at least to those of us in the Chippewa Valley. Around the world, however, Onwueme is renown as one of the most prolific and respected female playwrights of African descent...

National

"In rules on campus sexual violence, Education Dept. emphasizes training," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 20.

New federal rules issued on Monday aim to make campuses safer by requiring colleges to train students and employees on preventing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The rules also include new categories for identifying hate crimes (gender identity and national origin) and specify that students can choose advisers, including lawyers, to accompany them in campus disciplinary proceedings...

"Colleges are already screwing up new campus safety law that includes domestic violence," Huffington Post, October 17.

Colleges have to count more types of incidents as hate crimes and disclose the number of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking reports they receive each year, under final safety law regulations unveiled Friday by the U.S. Department of Education...

"Final changes to Clery Act," Inside Higher Ed, October 20.

The U.S. Department of Education published the final rules to carry out changes to the Clery Act today, requiring colleges and universities to collect and disclose crime statistics about the number of reported crimes that were investigated and determined to be unfounded...

"Publishers win reversal of court ruling that favored 'e-reserves' at George State U.," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 18.

How much copyrighted material can professors make available to students in online course reserves before they exceed the boundaries of educational fair use? That's the essential question at the heart of a long-running copyright-infringement lawsuit that has pitted three academic publishers against Georgia State University...

"A 'partial win' for publishers," Inside Higher Ed, October 20.

While academic publishers on Friday notched a rare win in the ongoing legal debate about digital access to copyrighted works, proponents of fair use said the opinion in Cambridge v. Patton recognizes that colleges and universities can legally create digital reserves of books in their collections...

"On edge over Ebola," Inside Higher Ed, October 20.

Navarro College is not accepting any new applications from students residing in Africa - all of Africa, not just those five countries on the continent with confirmed cases of the Ebola virus...

"Doing themselves in?," Inside Higher Ed, October 20.

Part celebration, part intervention, a conference on the future of the liberal arts at St. John's College last week offered high praise and harsh advice for an embattled tradition. Speakers on Friday said that while the future of the democracy depends on a broadly educated public, advocates need to return to a less politicized, more siloed vision of the liberal arts for them to survive...

"Benchmark survey finds a continued rise in giving to colleges," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 20.

Wall Street may have had a rough spell recently, but longer-term growth in the national economy and strong gains in the stock market drove fund-raising gains last year at universities and colleges across the country...