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November 30, 2017

From Dean Lisa Graumlich, on sexual harassment and what we can do

What can we do about sexual misconduct? First, bring it out into the open. I applaud the many individuals who have shared their #MeToo stories as well as those who have asked probing questions about how a scientific culture that celebrates collegiality could allow this to occur. This opens the door to connect people with…


Senate summary 11-30-17

Our meeting earlier today occurred while the federal tax bill was being actively changed; the possible ramifications of the tax bill (addressed below) and other changing federal policies has put more focus on national policies than we typically see at the Faculty Senate level, and infused several of the discussions noted below. By the time…


September 7, 2017

Committed to the future of our DACA students

Faculty Colleagues: Yesterday we heard that the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will come to an end in six months unless there is legislative action to protect it. As noted by President Cauce, this decision could have extremely serious consequences for students on all three campuses who are essential and vital members…


October 12, 2016

Special invitation to UW faculty

Dear Colleagues, Just two weeks ago, we celebrated Dr. David J. Thouless — our seventh faculty member to win a Nobel Prize.   There are countless stars among our faculty.  The campaign that we are about to launch both celebrates and, most important, is a part of making possible our collective successes in the lab, studio,…