UW System Clipsheet

UW System Clipsheet

October 30, 2014

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On Campus

"The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to establish national Center for Technological Advancement," University Herald, October 28.

The new center will work in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Extension, Milwaukee Area Technical College and EDUCAUSE. The three-year grant is through the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)...

"UW Hospital one of four in the state prepared to treat Ebola," WMTV, October 28.

UW Hospital and the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison are two of four hospitals selected in Wisconsin to care for Ebola patients. Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, both in Milwaukee, were also designated as Ebola treatment locations...

"Degrees of risk: UW-Madison's Sara Goldrick-Rab says college is a financial gamble for too many," Capital Times, October 29.

When Sara Goldrick-Rab first began delving into college affordability for her graduate school research 15 years ago, she recalls, people said she was making too big a deal out of it. "I was told as an academic to pick a more important topic," said Goldrick-Rab, a professor of educational policy studies and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...

"UW-Whitewater produces play based on boy's bullying book," Channel 3000, October 28.

Characters that were once seen on pages of a short story are now being brought to life on the stage. "This was totally new, and to take this play and make it come to life has been the most fun," said Charles Grover, director of Nate the Dragon...

"Local ties to Sterling Hall bombing remembered," Baraboo News Republic, October 28.

When four antiwar protesters planted a bomb at Sterling Hall in 1970, they shocked the nation and rocked the University of Wisconsin campus. Their deadly work also reverberated across Sauk County. One of the suspects remains at large, and some of the tracks he failed to cover ran through Baraboo...

"UWL investigates discrimination claims," WXOW, October 28.

Two employees at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are accusing the university and fellow employees of discriminating and retaliating against them...

"UW video, public talk focus on broad-ranging causes, consequences of Ebola outbreak," Capital Times, October 29.

UW-Madison is focusing on the wide-ranging causes and consequences of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. "It's not just medical, it's not just legal. It's not just social, it's not just economic. It's all those," law professor Alta Charo says in a video UW-Madison released Tuesday.

"UW-Madison professor emeritus Hans Schneider dies at 87, leaves legacy of passion for mathematics," Daily Cardinal, October 28.

Hans Schneider, a UW-Madison professor for more than 30 years and a mathematician whose research in classical linear algebra led to algorithms that would help develop Google, died of esophageal cancer at age 87 Tuesday...

"UW-Oshkosh on board with single-stream recycling," WBAY, October 28.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus is beginning a sustainability kick, starting with the implementation of single-stream recycling on campus. Paper, plastics, cans, all recyclables are mixed together and dumped at a local recycling facility...

"UW-Madison Dairy Science Showcase to be held Nov. 6," Agri-View, October 29.

The UW-Madison's Department of Dairy Science invites department alumni and stakeholders to its second annual Dairy Science Showcase on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dejope Hall on campus. The Showcase will highlight the department's research, extension and instructional efforts...

"Program honors CCP founding director," Marshfield News Herald, October 28.

The founding director of the Campus Community Players at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County will be honored during a special program at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Helen Connor Laird Theater at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County...

"UW-Milwaukee appoints School of Education dean," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 28.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education has named Alan R. Shoho its new dean. Shoho will start in April. He's currently at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he is associate provost for academic and faculty support and also a professor of educational leadership and policy studies, according to a news release Tuesday from UWM...

"New urology research center coming to UW-Madison," Wisconsin State Journal, October 29.

Urinary dysfunction affects millions of men every year, but a new research center planned at UW-Madison could reduce the pain and suffering for those with urinary problems. The National Institutes of Health has given $8.3 million to UW-Madison to create the center, the university said in a news release...

National

"Colleges' shift on four-year scholarships reflects players' growing power," New York Times, October 28.

Earlier this month, the Big Ten announced that it would become the first conference to guarantee its athletic scholarships for four years, a change from the widely followed practice of offering a single-year scholarship that can be renewed...

"Wary colleges ratchet up scrutiny of athletes in the classroom," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 29.

Six-figure incentive bonuses for coaches and athletic directors whose players excel on the field have long been a fixture in big-time college sports. But unless those players are also cutting it in the classroom, the University System of Maryland will no longer pay out...

"Free college advising to be offered to students from poor and middle class families," Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 28.

In an effort to guide more students from poor and middle-class families to the nation's top colleges and universities - institutions from which research shows they tend to shy away - a new initiative announced Tuesday will provide free college advising via video chat and other forms of technology...

"MIT sexual assault survey finds many female undergrads downplay their own attacks," Huffington Post, October 27.

About one-sixth female undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said in a survey released Monday that they have experienced sexual assault at the prestigious university, but many do not realize what they went through was a violation...

"Online ed skepticism and self-sufficiency: survey of faculty views on technology," Inside Higher Ed, October 29.

The massive open online course craze may have subsided, but the debate about the role of online courses in higher education persists. Even as more faculty members experiment with online education, they continue to fear that the record-high number of students taking those classes are receiving an inferior experience to what can be delivered in the classroom, Inside Higher Ed's new Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology suggests...

"Mass education," Inside Higher Ed, October 29.

In Massachusetts, Harvard was there first. For years, the state relied on it and other private colleges to educate the state's population. So much so that former Governor Michael Dukakis once said, "We aren't California.... And I don't think it makes sense for us to duplicate that" state's expansive public college systems, thanks to all the private colleges in Massachusetts...

International

"High tuition, high aid hits Australia," Inside Higher Ed, October 29.

The University of Sydney has pledged to create a fairer and more diverse institution if the Australian government's higher education reforms succeed, using extra money generated by higher tuition fees to vastly expand its scholarship program to give one-third of undergraduates financial aid...