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February 1, 2023

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Many campus staff will soon be able to track career performance in MyUW

The ability to quickly access one’s performance reviews via MyUW is coming soon for many UW-Madison staff. The improvements will provide employees with an electronic performance review history (beginning with the first performance review conducted within the new system), which can help with their career and development goals.
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Find many resources on new IT website

If you visited the IT website recently, you’ll notice it looks a little different. The site, which was created to include all campus IT resources, was updated by DoIT using the new, official UW WordPress theme. This new look, feel and functionality better aligns with the digital style of and follows the UW brand and visual guidelines. You’ll find information on software, printing, free online training, web development, informational articles, guides, Tech Store deals, campus IT events and more.
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Baldwin grants awarded to 18 projects

Projects both large and small will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state, thanks to grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. The competitive grant program is open to UW–Madison faculty, staff and students. Ira Baldwin, a longtime UW teacher, researcher and administrator, served as dean of the Graduate School and the College of Agriculture and as vice president for academic affairs. Ineva Reilly Baldwin taught and served in the university administration as assistant dean of women and associate dean of the College of Letters & Science. This year, eight grants were awarded as well as 10 mini-grants encouraging innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects.
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Forget exercise — just get moving

Talking about the benefits of exercise is really a concept that’s worn out. That’s not something you’d expect to hear from two people whose careers are dedicated to helping individuals improve and maintain their health. But that’s exactly what Jude Sullivan and Dan Wanta – senior exercise physiologists at UW Health’s Sports Medicine Fitness Center – believe. “It’s important to recognize that the word “exercise” (as it refers to voluntary physical exertion) is only a few generations old,” says Wanta. “Before then, most people’s lives were naturally physically active.”  Instead of obsessing about exercise, focus on the fundamentals. Simple things like taking the stairs, parking in a space far from the door, walking instead of driving when possible, really add up and help keep us in motion throughout the day.
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