SJMC Weekly Announcements


PhD student Xining Liao passes prelims

From Hernando Rojas: Xining Liao has successfully presented her prelims and is now officially a dissertator. Congratulations!

Katy Culver on Wisconsin Public Radio

Professor Katy Culver spoke with WPR's Ideas Network about newspaper layoffs and their impact on local news coverage. Listen to the discussion.

Thanks to Lisa and Pam for cleanup efforts!

From Katy Culver: Thank to Lisa Aarli and Pam Garcia-Rivera who grabbed broom, shovel and garbage bags to clean up all the litter, leaves and cobwebs out on the 4th and 2nd floor entrances. Staffing shortages had everything looking so awful, and they turned it right around. Looks great!


New Graduate Student Orientation: August 31

Please help us welcome our 22 new graduate students! Save the date for our new graduate student orientation Wednesday, August 31 from 9:00 – 1:30 including lunch with everyone.
Agenda is as follows:
8:45     Arrive, sign in, coffee, bagels
9:00      Welcome from the Director
9:05      New Student Introductions
9:20     Introductions of Faculty/Staff with Research Groups and Unique Study Opportunities
9:55      Welcome and Remarks
10:25    Teaching at UW Madison
10:40    Student Panel – Life in the J School
11:10    Advising Sessions with Faculty Contacts – email your faculty contact in advance to set up a meeting
11:45    LUNCH with everyone – buffet set up at 5th floor lounge
12:30 – 4:00    Graduate School Welcome – in-person at Union South
4:30      Evening social on the Memorial Union Terrace – everyone is invited!

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