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February 27, 2024

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Masks Now Optional on Madison Metro Transit

The federal mask mandate for public transportation is no longer in effect following a court ruling. Effective immediately, masks are optional for Madison Metro Transit passengers, including campus bus routes. For details, visit
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Registration Open for Women and Leadership Symposium

The UW–Madison Women and Leadership Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Union South. The event offers networking, professional development, and learning from women leaders. In addition to the keynote address, there will be 28 breakout sessions on topics such as relationship building, well-being, building influence, career management, workplace skills, and engagement, inclusion and diversity. The event is open to anyone interested in women’s advancement. The conference fee is $75 for UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students. Please register by May 18 to secure your spot.
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Webinar Teaches Stress Management Skills

LifeMatters and the Employee Assistance Office are offering a virtual webinar on stress management on Wednesday, May 4, 11 a.m.–noon. Stress or Success? Thriving in a Chaotic World offers a roadmap to help employees incorporate principles of stress management into their daily lives. This webinar is offered at no cost to all UW–Madison employees. Register at to receive the Zoom link.
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Newsletter Focuses on Equity, Inclusion and Well-Being

The Office of Equity, Inclusion and Employee Well-Being publishes a monthly newsletter that provides learning opportunities, spotlights campus initiatives, shares resources, and lists upcoming campus events. The newsletter content is intended to support campus in creating healthy, equitable and inclusive policies, systems and environments for employees. Anyone with an interest in these topics is welcome to subscribe to the newsletter. View a recent issue and find a link to the subscription form at
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Virtual Workshop

Dr. Sherry Watt and the Multicultural Initiatives Research team from the University of Iowa will lead a virtual workshop, Introducing the Theory of Being for Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education, on Tuesday, April 26, 1:30–4:30 p.m. via Zoom. This interactive event will focus on how to approach topics of race, identity, exclusion, and racism in academia. Faculty, staff, graduate students, and post-docs are all welcome to attend. The workshop is hosted by the Comparative Biomedical Sciences program at UW–Madison. Register at no cost.
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