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Christine Sorenson, distinguished scientist in the Div. of Neonatology, Dept. of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is pictured in a portrait on March 22, 2022 in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research building. Sorenson is one of eleven recipients of the 2022 Academic Staff Excellence Award.

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December 1, 2023

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Enroll in Annual Benefits by October 21

The Annual Benefits Enrollment period ends this Friday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m. This is the only time you can make changes to certain benefits without having an eligible life event or qualifying employment change during the year. In addition, certain benefits you may be enrolled in require action each year. Employees should choose their 2023 benefits via Self Service in MyUW at Find helpful information about benefits enrollment at
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Register Now for Leadership & Management Development Conference

The Leadership and Management Development Conference will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Union South. The conference for emerging and advanced leaders offers a full day of professional development and networking. Breakout sessions will focus on career management; engagement, inclusion, and diversity; leadership; personal development and workplace skills; relationship building and communication; and wellness. Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin will present the keynote on “Listening, Learning, and Leading.” Participants do not need to be in a position of direct leadership to attend. The conference fee is $135, including lunch, for those who are affiliated with UW–Madison or UW System and $175 for others. Register by Tuesday, Oct. 25.
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Learn More About Partners in Giving Causes

New this year, Partners in Giving is offering a series of virtual Charity Lunch and Learns every Tuesday throughout the campaign. These events introduce some of the 500+ plus charities that benefit from the generosity of those who give to Partners in Giving. Register for an upcoming session or view recordings of the previous sessions on the Partners in Giving website at
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Strategies for Coping with Disappointment

LifeMatters and the Employee Assistance Office are offering a virtual webinar, Coping with Disappointment, on Thursday, Nov, 10, noon–1 p.m. via Zoom. Attendees will learn steps and strategies for managing disappointment effectively. This webinar is offered at no cost to all UW–Madison employees. Register online to receive the Zoom link.
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Lecture to Focus on UCLA Equity Initiative

All are welcome to attend a free lecture on “Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Work and Leadership” on Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:30–6:45 p.m., at the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), room 1345. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Eraka Bath, MD, of UCLA will discuss how to increase equity among underrepresented groups to improve education, training, care, and clinical research in diverse communities.
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