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Zoller, Raili Tellervo “Telle”

Wisconsin State Journal

She then worked as a librarian for several years at the University, and as an International Law Librarian at the UW Law School, where she combined her love of languages, helping students, and libraries. She became a lifelong friend to many of the students she worked with, especially the international students, as she was a “mother” away from home for many of them.

Chosy, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Julius J. “Jack,” M.D.

Wisconsin State Journal

Jack pursued dual careers in medicine and the military spanning more than 33 years. He completed residencies in internal medicine and psychiatry at the UW, then practiced psychosomatic medicine and joined the academic faculty, receiving tenure in 1969. He became associate chief of staff of Ambulatory Care at the Madison VA Hospital in 1976, while continuing to consult in the UW’s pain clinic. Jack retired as a full professor in 1998.

Ham, Francis Gerald “Jerry”

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1966, the University of Wisconsin’s School of Library and Information Studies invited Jerry to create a graduate education program in archives administration. The initial one-course offering expanded to a full degree program, and over the years he trained hundreds of students in the profession.

UW-Madison epidemiologist Malia Jones named as Academic Staff Excellence award recipient

The Capital Times

The University of Wisconsin-Madison System Board of Regents named epidemiologist Dr. Malia Jones as one of three recipients of the 2021 Academic Staff Excellence Awards. The award, which recognizes staff members and academic programs based on superior performance and creative, personable approaches to education, presents winners with a $7,500 cash prize. It is the highest honor the UW System can bestow upon their academic staff.

Development agencies will use pandemic relief funds to study region’s economic potential

The Capital Times

The funds will also allow MadREP to update its comprehensive economic development strategy, called Advance Now 2.0, as well as the extensive accompanying reports on industry sectors. The 900 pages of reports, released in 2019 after years of research by MadREP and University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension, examined several key sectors for the region. Now, with new data released since, the agency would like to refresh those reports before acting on their findings. The agencies have not yet determined what contractors they will hire to conduct the studies.

Smith, Michael E.

Wisconsin State Journal

From 1995 until 2009, Michael served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, where he taught courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and a seminar on sentencing and corrections.

Wisconsin projects $4.4B more in tax revenue by mid-2023 following ‘unprecedented’ tax collections

Wisconsin State Journal

In light of the new projections, Evers also announced that an estimated $300 million in cost savings across 18 state agencies — which the governor called for during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic — would be returned to those departments. That includes more than $45 million to the University of Wisconsin System, $5 million to the Wisconsin Technical College System and nearly $25 million to the Department of Children and Families.

Wisconsin Republicans approve $1.5 billion for state building projects

Wisconsin State Journal

A little less than half of the GOP proposal, or nearly $629 million, is earmarked for the University of Wisconsin System. Evers had asked for about $1 billion for UW campuses. Humanities is on track to be demolished by 2030 because the committee approved $88 million for a new academic building that will move many academic departments housed in Humanities to the new facility. A quarter of the cost will be covered through fundraising with the rest supported through state borrowing.

Badgers to play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field in 2026

Wisconsin State Journal

The Badgers will face Notre Dame on Sept. 5, 2026 at Lambeau Field, a makeup date from a game wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. That game rounds out the nonconference portion of the schedule in 2026, with UW already slated to play Western Illinois (Sept. 12, 2026) and Pittsburgh (Sept. 19, 2026).

Here’s how Wisconsin defends its AD hiring process against charges it ignored diverse voices

Wisconsin State Journal

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank solicited feedback from a select number of voices on what qualities and characteristics in the next Badgers athletic director mattered to them. School officials have declined to reveal who was invited to offer input, but it has emerged that Blank held listening sessions with Badgers coaches, some UW players and a group dedicated to equity and diversity in the athletic department.

Free from masks and COVID-19 limits, Dane County resumes most activity

Wisconsin State Journal

Dane County residents could cast aside their face masks and gather without limits Wednesday after nearly 15 months of COVID-19 restrictions. But experts said that while the pandemic has clearly eased up here and around the country, the threat is not over. “The ‘officially over’ likely will be when the world sees a decline like the U.S. has seen,” said Dr. Nasia Safdar, medical director for infection control at UW Health. “That isn’t likely anytime soon.”

Joe Parisi urges telecommuting as ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to combat climate change

Wisconsin State Journal

UW Health, the county’s largest private employer, says it has encouraged those who can to work remotely throughout the pandemic and will continue to support telecommuting into the future. “At UW Health, remote work is not confined strictly to non-clinical roles,” said spokeswoman Emily Kumlien. “As telehealth and video visits become a major component of UW Health’s patient care, many providers are now able to perform much of their work outside of a hospital or clinic setting as well.”

Ball, Dean “Sandy”

Wisconsin State Journal

As a University of Wisconsin Photo Lab photographer, Sandy was an official Team USA photographer for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, working in conjunction with photo lab director and filmmaker, Professor Walter Meives. They traveled with the team, first in Denver during pre-Games altitude conditioning, then in Mexico City and Acapulco.

Study blames climate change for 37% of global heat deaths

Associated Press

“People continue to ask for proof that climate change is already affecting our health. This attribution study directly answers that question using state-of-the-science epidemiological methods, and the amount of data the authors have amassed for analysis is impressive,” said Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.

Beachley, Norman

Wisconsin State Journal

From 1966-1994, Norm worked as a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he researched improving fuel economy for motor vehicles through energy storage techniques using flywheel or hydropneumatic accumulators and was the advisor for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) student racing group.

Johnson, Nancy Ebersole

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1969 she received a Ph.D. from the Department of Nutritional Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison and subsequently served on the faculty in the department for over 20 years, including a joint appointment with University of Wisconsin- Extension.

Powless, John Dale

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1963, John joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison athletic staff as head tennis coach and assistant basketball coach. In 1967, he married UW grad, Sheree Williams of Wauconda, Ill. In 1968, he stopped coaching UW men’s tennis and became the Wisconsin men’s head basketball coach.

Health worries, isolation, economic concerns drive increase in mental health care requests

Wisconsin State Journal

Isolation, job losses and economic uncertainty are major causes for more patients seeking services, UW Health director of behavioral health services Beth Lonergan said. Others, particularly people of color, have sought treatment following the death of George Floyd and the protests over police brutality and racial injustice, said Myra McNair, executive director of Anesis Therapy.

Legislators hear testimony on bills that would bar transgender athletes from women’s sports

The Capital Times

The two proposed bills cover K-12 athletics and college athletics, and would prohibit schools from allowing students to join teams that don’t correspond to their biological sex assigned at birth unless schools created a “coed” sport opportunity. The bills are almost sure to receive a veto from Gov. Tony Evers if they make it through the Legislature.

Editorial: UW Health nurses should be able to collectively bargain for themselves and their patients

The Capital Times

The nurses at UW Hospitals and Clinics have been among the greatest heroes of the coronavirus pandemic that is finally beginning to ease after an often overwhelming year of infection and death, testing and treatment, recovery and vaccination. Nurses have been widely praised for their humanity, for their caring, for their sacrifices. We have no doubt about the sincerity of those words. But now it is time to honor these heroes with something more than words. They need a place at the bargaining table.