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Nancy Marshall, professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, meets with a graduate student in her office in the Conrad Elvehjem Building on March 7, 2018. Marshall is a recipient of a 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award.

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January 28, 2023

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Upcoming Project to Close Part of N. Mills Street

N. Mills Street between University Avenue and W. Johnson Street will soon close to two-way through traffic as part of the Chemistry Building expansion project. Vehicle access will only be available to Conklin Place from University Avenue. The road closure should start within the next week and will last approximately three weeks. Vehicle traffic, including Metro Bus routes, will detour via nearby parallel streets such as N. Orchard Street or N. Park Street. Updates on construction detours can be found on the Transportation Services website at
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Last Day to Register for Leadership Conference

Registration closes today, October 31, for the 20th Annual Leadership and Management Development Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at Union South. Attendees can choose from workshop topics that will help them develop leadership and management skills, whether they are in formal positions of leadership or not. The conference is open to faculty, staff, and members of the community. The conference fee is $125, including lunch. To secure your place, register at
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The Discussion Project Invites Applications

The Discussion Project, developed by the School of Education, is a professional development program specifically devoted to improving classroom discussion and promoting classroom environments that are welcoming to all students. UW–Madison faculty and teaching staff who are assigned to teach at least one course in Spring 2019 are eligible to apply. Participants learn strategies for creating inclusive classroom climates, facilitating discussions for both large and small groups, assessing effectiveness, and more. Participants receive $500 in flex funding for completing all program requirements. Applications to join the Spring 2019 cohort are due November 16. To learn more and apply, visit The Discussion Project website.
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Overcoming Distractions for Managers

Campus Supervisors Network will be hosting a session on “Overcoming Distractions" on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2–3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union (see Today in the Union for room). Jenny Faust, director of the Office of Strategic Consulting, will review neuroscientific research on the challenges to sustained focus. Participants will discuss strategies for dealing with distractions in this interactive, activity-based session. All supervisors and managers at UW–Madison are welcome to participate. To register, visit
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