# News Items

## Autumn Kent named as a Vilas Associate

Autumn Kent was appointed a Vilas Associate through the university's prestigious Vilas Associates competition.

## Melanie Matchett Wood named Top 50 Women in STEM

Melanie Matchett Wood has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in STEM, as published by TheBestSchools.org.
https://thebestschools.org/features/50-top-women-in-stem/

Congratulations, Melanie!

## Math Grad Student Awarded Campus Wide TA Award

Juliette Bruce has won a Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Award for Exceptional Service.  She is a fourth-year PhD student in Mathematics and has taught classes in algebra, statistics and probability, and calculus. Additionally, she has held a non-standard teaching assistant position with the Madison Math Circle, an outreach program sponsored by the math department, since spring 2016.

“One aspect of teaching for the Madison Math Circle that I really enjoy is taking the University of Wisconsin–Madison beyond the bounds of campus, making our learning community open and inclusive to as many people as possible,” Juliette said.

Professor Emeritus Ed Fadell passed away on Jan. 11 at age 91 (almost 92). After graduating from OSU with a PhD degree, he went to Harvard as an assistant professor for three years before coming to Madison in 1955. He stayed at Madison both a distiguished researcher in Algebraic Topology and award winning teacher until his retirement in 1994. He stayed and taught another 5 year before fully retired. He also loved music.  Link:  http://go.wisc.edu/nb19yr

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