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  • January 28, 2021 8:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    If you own an iPhone or iPad be sure to apply the latest security update from Apple as it addresses a security flaw in the iOS software that being currently exploited by hackers.  To install this update, open the Settings  app on your device, select “General” and “Software Update”.   Download and install the update indicated.    For questions about this or other tech topics, feel free to email us at


  • January 26, 2021 3:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is still time to submit your name or nominate someone else to join our Board of Directors. Deadline is February 4.  More details can be found in the January Sifter, page 2. I invite you to join the team!

  • January 13, 2021 4:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Information about activities planned for Monday, January 18 can be found at website.

  • January 11, 2021 12:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The UW has adopted new measures to enhance the safety of the campus community by increasing the scope and frequency of testing and are linked to access to campus.  Access to campus facilities and services will be linked to proof of recent negative COVID test results.  See COVID-19 Response – Latest updates, information and planning – UW–Madison (   

    These new requirements affect the processing and pickup of mail sent to UWRA at 21 North Park Street.  Please be aware that there may be a delay in processing of checks for membership,  Living Ledger requests, and pantry donations.

  • November 18, 2020 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the new physical distancing guidelines and the continued increase in cases, the presentation by Dane County and Madison Leaders is even more timely.  Join us December 1, 10:00 a.m.-Noon.  Register now !

  • November 17, 2020 2:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year’s Diversity Forum explored a convergence of issues from racial equity and social justice to health care disparities and COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities. Watch (or re-watch) sessions from the two-day conference now at and visit the Diversity Forum Resources page.

  • September 21, 2020 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Department of Employee Trust Funds is hosting a series of webinars for members to learn about health benefits and connect with health plans and other vendors during open enrollment. These sessions will provide the same personal touch as a benefit fair visit from the safety of your own home or workplace.

    Check out:

  • June 19, 2020 7:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read about the "Smart Restart" comprehensive plan for resuming campus activities at

  • April 21, 2020 6:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Virtual Book Launch for A History of the University of Wisconsin System

    Wednesday, April 29

    12 – 1 pm

    Webex Event (virtual)

    Join WISCAPE for a virtual conversation with Patricia A. Brady, author of the soon-to-be-released A History of the University of Wisconsin System ​from UW Press

    From the book description:   

    A tumultuous 1971 merger that combined all of the state’s public colleges and universities into a single entity led to the creation of the University of Wisconsin System. Drawing on decades of previously unpublished sources, Patricia A. Brady details the System’s full history from its origin to the present, illuminating complex networks among and within the campuses and an evolving relationship with the state.

    The UW System serves as a powerful case study for how broad, national trends in higher education take shape on the ground. Brady illustrates the ways culture wars have played out on campuses and the pressures that have mounted as universities have shifted to a student-as-consumer approach. This is the essential, unvarnished story of the unique collection of institutions that serve Wisconsin and the world—and a convincing argument for why recognizing and reinvesting in the System is critically important for the economic and civic future of the state and its citizens.

    Brady will discuss key moments in the UW System's history that have implications for the future success of the system's campuses, and UW-Madison in particular. There will also be ample time for attendees to ask questions, and participants will receive information on how to order the book at a special, promotional price. 

    This event is free and open to the public​! However, please ​RSVP to receive information on how to join virtually using Web​ex. 


    R​SVP for ​the ​virtual event.

  • March 12, 2020 7:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Out of an abundance of caution related to Covid-19 pandemic, UWRA has cancelled all programs/seminars beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, April 14.  

    At this point, committee and board of directors meetings will continue to be held as scheduled.

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