Charles Bentley, pioneering UW-Madison glaciologist, dies

Charles R. Bentley, an intrepid University of Wisconsin–Madison glaciologist and geophysicist who was among the first scientists to measure the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the late 1950s, died Aug. 19 in Oakland, California. He was 87.

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The School of Social Work welcomes Pajarita Charles

Assistant professor Pajarita Charles' research focuses on supporting healthy child development among children of formerly incarcerated fathers.

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Shakhashiri, presenter of popular chemistry shows, wins science education award

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of chemistry Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is the recipient of the 2018 Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public.

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Sriram Boothalingam joins the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Assistant professor Sriram Boothalingam is eager to work among the leaders of hearing research at UW-Madison.

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In The Wisconsin State Journal: UW Prof. John Hall to write Pentagon's official history of counter-terrorism

Military history professor John Hall will begin work this month on the project as a historian in the History Office of the Joint Staff, an agency of the Defense Department serving the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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In The Washington Post: Memo to the Google memo writer: Women were foundational to the field of computing

Assistant professor of history Marie Hicks contributed an editorial to The Washington Post in response to the recent internal memo from a Google software engineer that went viral on the Internet. She is the author of “Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing.”

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UW geographer leads initiative against sexual harassment

University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor of geography Erika Marin-Spiotta is partnering with scientific societies and geoscience faculty colleagues from institutions across the country to develop sexual harassment bystander intervention training for the earth, space and environmental sciences.

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Military historian to serve Joint Chiefs of Staff

A dedication to both scholarship and service has defined the career of John Hall, the Ambrose-Hesseltine Associate Professor of U.S. Military History in the UW-Madison Department of History. A new appointment as a historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Department of Defense will allow him to continue the dual pursuits.

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Andrew Buller joins the chemistry department

As a new faculty member in the chemical biology and organic chemistry paths in the chemistry department, Andrew Buller plans to begin a research program that draws upon his expertise in protein engineering, biocatalysis, enzymology and chemical biology.

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