Restoration Ecology in Eagle Heights Woods

June 28, 2017
Lakeshore Nature Preserve Date:  Saturday, July 08, 2017 Time:  9-11 a.m. Location:   Park along Wood Lane in Shorewood Hills, and meet at the Shady Lane trailhead. Get a behind-the-scenes look at efforts to restore the biological health of this oak forest and woodlands. This project has been funded by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Park along Wood Lane and meet at the Shady Lane trailhead. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Leader: Adam Gundlach,

Writing Center

The following short-term, non-credit workshops are free and open to all UW-Madison students, faculty and staff. How to Email Like a Professional Wednesday, July 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Because email is so convenient and seemingly casual, it’s easy to write too informally to faculty, teaching assistants, potential employers, advisors, supervisors, colleagues, etc. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to use email effectively for professional communications, and we’ll have fun looking at examples of what NOT to do. There will be plenty of time for your questions.  Intro to Résumés and Cover Letters Wednesday, July 19, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Wondering what employers are looking for? Having trouble fitting your whole life onto one page? In this workshop, we'll discuss what employers want in résumés and cover letters, as well as strategies for convincing someone to hire you. This workshop is for undergraduate and Master's students applying for jobs and internships. On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter Monday, July 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Your cover letter can effectively demonstrate how you are the most qualified candidate for an academic position. In this introductory workshop, we will consider general ...

Med School Personal Statement Workshop

June 14, 2017
Writing the Medical School Personal Statement Tuesday, June 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Are you eager to write a successful med school essay, but unsure how to start, what to include, or how to make the case for your future as a doctor? In this Writing Center workshop, we’ll consider general principles for writing convincing and persuasive essays for med school applications, as well as read and discuss samples of successful statements. Our goal will be to develop strategies for succeeding in this high-stakes writing task. Please pre-register at the following workshop link:

Summer Research Scholarship

May 23, 2017
New for Summer 2017, the Summer Term Research Scholarship is now available. Students who are engaging in research and taking courses during the summer 2017 term are eligible to receive a $2000 scholarship. Students in the scholarship program must Enroll in Integrated Science 260 Entering Research (1 credit),  Enroll in Integrated Science 699 Independent Research (1 credit), Enroll in one summer school class of their choice (3+ credits).  Have a research mentor at UW-Madison identified before the summer term begins.  To be considered for this scholarship, please fill out this interest form. Fifteen scholarships will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Permission to enroll in Integrated Science 260 and 699 will come after the scholarships are awarded.  Please contact Amber Smith,, with questions.

Poverty Studies Internship

May 22, 2017
This is an academic year position starting fall 2017. Interns work ~10 hours/week on a self-made schedule and are paid $10/hour. The Poverty Studies Internship is a collaboration between the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Institute for Research on Poverty to produce accessible information and materials for the main purpose of educating undergraduate students on issues pertaining to poverty in the United States. The Poverty Studies Intern will achieve this objective by reviewing recent poverty-related research, consulting with researchers, and creating a series of fact sheets based on what they learned. The deadline to apply is June 4, 2017. More information here:

Biology Abroad

May 1, 2017
Biology Abroad: How do I get it to count in the major? Friday, May 5 2:00-3:00 4503 Microbial Sciences Building Confused about the process of having your biology courses abroad apply to the major?  Don’t know what advisor to see for resources or approvals?  Join Biology advisors to walk you through the process to ensure smoother transition from foreign transcript to your DARS and beyond.  Feel free to bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with your specific program. This session is for Biology major students who have already identified their study abroad program and have questions about applying credit to the Biology major.  We will host a general session in Fall for those looking for programs that complement the Biology major. Please RSVP via