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Gawlik, Marilyn

Wisconsin State Journal

Back in Madison, Marilyn was employed as an administrative assistant for 20 years at the University of Wisconsin Extension Services.

Madison looks to balance preservation, evolution in its 5 historic districts

Wisconsin State Journal

“Having one set of standards will greatly streamline the process for Certificates of Appropriateness for everyone, and is in line with best practices in the field of historic preservation,” said Anna Andrzejewski, a professor of art history at UW-Madison and chair of the Landmarks Commission. “I also hope these standards — especially when design guidelines are developed for each of the specific districts — will make historic preservation more legible to the public, such that as a city we can better balance preservation and new development.”

Questions linger a year after GOP group cast proxy Electoral College votes for Trump

Wisconsin State Journal

“It seems farfetched to think that each of these sets of alternative electors had genuine fact-based grievances, even though the grievances were different in every state,” said Barry Burden, a political science professor and director of the Elections Research Center at UW-Madison. “It looks more like a national orchestration to try to challenge the election’s results.”

Beloit College mandates COVID-19 booster shots while UW-Madison starts collecting booster data

Wisconsin State Journal

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank told a faculty committee during a Monday meeting that she didn’t know what percentage of the campus community is boosted beyond those who received it at University Health Services. The university will be encouraging students and staff to report if they have been boosted off-campus to get a better picture of booster status across UW-Madison.

Rogers, Bert

Wisconsin State Journal

Bert also worked at the University of Wisconsin Physical Sciences Laboratory. He transferred to the UW Chemistry Department, where he worked for 20 years until his retirement in 1987.

Davidson, Louise A.

Wisconsin State Journal

After her kids were grown, she worked part-time for the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus housing, and retired in December of 1997.

GOP bill: Natural immunity after infection could substitute for COVID-19 vaccines, testing

Wisconsin State Journal

Dr. Ajay Sethi, a professor at UW-Madison and director of its Public Health master’s program, told the Wisconsin State Journal in an interview that communicating to the public that natural immunity is a substitute for vaccination will lead to more hospitalization and deaths. If the bill becomes law, Sethi said, “you would have people who falsely believe that they are protected against reinfection. And the science continually shows that people who are unvaccinated, even if they’ve had COVID before, are more likely to be hospitalized compared to people who are vaccinated and haven’t had COVID before.”

Wisconsin pulls new men’s soccer coach from Loyola Chicago

Wisconsin State Journal

Former Loyola Chicago coach Neil Jones has been hired as the seventh men’s soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin. Jones, a former New Zealand international as a player, was 81-54-24 and won the Missouri Valley Conference twice in nine seasons with Loyola.

Allen, Gail Susan

Wisconsin State Journal

She completed medical school and residency at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she helped create a part-time residency program that allowed her to spend more time with her kids. She joined the UW faculty in 1998 and practiced as a general pediatrician at the UW Health West Clinic for 20 years.

Q&A: University Research Park director grows science with real estate

The Capital Times

Aaron Olver is managing director of the nonprofit UW-Madison affiliate, which is designed to provide a space for commercializing discoveries made on campus. “At our core, we’re a real estate operation,” Olver said. “Our job is basically to create homes where innovation companies, particularly (ones) affiliated with the university, can get started and can grow and can thrive.” 

Sanborn, Helen Houg

Wisconsin State Journal

Once settled in Madison, Wis., Helen joined Bethel Lutheran Church, bought a piano, and began a career in financial aid at the University of Wisconsin. Helen enjoyed helping students attain their education, and for her, the fulfillment of a regular job.

UW-Madison further commits to the study of psychedelics

The Capital Times

The Transdisciplinary Center for Research in Psychoactive Substances will expand the scope of psychedelic research at UW-Madison, building on clinical studies that have been done on campus since 2014. Several other universities, such as Yale and New York University, have also invested in research on psychedelics as a treatment for headaches, alcohol abuse and depression.

Madison health systems postpone non-emergent surgeries amid peak capacity

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UW Health’s chief quality officer Dr. Jeff Pothof said the health system is “extremely short staffed right now.” “We’re doing our best to care for as many patients as we can, but the need is outpacing our capacity,” said Pothof. “With COVID cases rising and staff out because they’re awaiting test results or have tested positive, we’re hitting our limits.”

Irregular menstrual cycles may prevent women from accessing abortions

The Capital Times

When states began proposing “heartbeat bills” — legislation that would prohibit abortion as early as six weeks, as soon as a fetus’s heartbeat is detected — Jenna Nobles took notice, employing her skills as a researcher. For the past few years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of sociology has examined how these policies could affect people with irregular or long menstrual cycles.

Rusy, Dr. Ben Franklin

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1976, Ben and Anita, and their four daughters, moved to Madison, where he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology. He became Director of Anesthesia Research and was active in research, teaching and clinical practice.

What do children’s books teach kids about gender?

The Capital Times

Beginning in 2018, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Ellen Converse, Matt Borkenhagen and Mark Seidenberg transcribed a collection of popular contemporary children’s books, frequenting several local libraries — from Madison Public Library to the university’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center … “One surprise is just how robust some of these gender associations are, given how little text is actually in these books,” said Gary Lupyan, a UW-Madison psychology professor and advisor to the study.

Boaz, Wisconsin, population 156, to host state’s first community-scale microgrid

Wisconsin State Journal

Pioneered by UW-Madison scientists, microgrids can use solar panels, diesel generators, batteries or some combination of resources to supply electricity when operating as islands. Microgrids are seen as a way to bring power to people in regions without access to electricity as well as a way to increase reliability and resiliency in developed countries while making better use of intermittent clean energy sources. They also offer a more manageable platform for utilities to test out things like battery storage, said Dominic Gross, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at UW-Madison.

 

Dane County COVID-19 cases hit all-time high

Wisconsin State Journal

The number of people hospitalized has taken only a small dip in recent days, with an average of 115 people hospitalized over the last week, per Public Health data. Hospital officials have warned they are reaching a breaking point with COVID-19 patients, and UW Health said it is reducing the number of nonessential procedures it schedules amid the ongoing surge.

Clean energy from ammonia: UW discovery a step towards carbon-free economy

Wisconsin State Journal

UW-Madison scientists have discovered a new way to capture energy from an everyday product that could be a key step to a carbon-free economy. Researchers in professor John Berry’s chemistry lab found that ammonia combined with a catalyst containing the metal ruthenium spontaneously produces nitrogen, releasing electrons that can be siphoned off.

Holloway, Arlan Joseph “Arlie”

Wisconsin State Journal

Arlie worked as an insulator for over 40 years and was a member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 19 Union. He also worked for UW-Madison his final years before retirement.

Fennema, Ann Elizabeth

Wisconsin State Journal

Elizabeth was a Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She also served as a Senior Scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, and in the Women’s Studies Program until her retirement in 1996, when she was appointed Professor Emerita.

Fix up Field House for volleyball team — Ken Johnson

Wisconsin State Journal

The best tribute to this program will be to remake the upper tier of the Field House in Madison safer with more capacity and comfortable seating. Anyone who has climbed around pillars and ducked under eaves in the upper deck can tell you that it’s not for the faint of heart or physically challenged, especially many older fans.

UW Health utilizing virtual ICU program amid COVID-19 wave

NBC-15

UW Health is using virtual meeting technology to expand the use of eICU programs amidst a new wave of COVID-19, UW Health said Friday. According to UW Health, rural hospitals throughout Wisconsin are facing difficulties as emergency rooms continue to reach capacity.