The search for the next vice provost for university libraries of the University of Wisconsin–Madison is officially underway. Vice Provost and University Librarian Ed Van Gemert announced in September that he will retire in May after 46 years of work with libraries and 36 years of continuous employment with the General Library System. Van Gemert accepted the position of vice provost for libraries under then-Provost Paul DeLuca in 2013.
Go Big Read started nearly a decade ago and has grown to be one of the largest college common reading programs. It has gotten the Madison community reading and discussing timely topics, all with a goal of gaining a better understanding of each other and the issues. Book submissions are now being taken for the 2018-19 year, which will celebrate the 10th year of the program. Title suggestions will be accepted through Dec. 15 and can be made online.
It takes many voices to represent the nearly 5,000 people who make up university staff. Those voices come from all over the globe, including this year, several who are English language learners. The University Staff Congress meets once the third Monday of each. The congress consists of one elected representative and one alternate from each of 106 districts, consisting of employees of similar job type. The most recent congress assembled in July.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".