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  • Campus switchover to new IT network completed July 15, 2014 The University of Wisconsin–Madison has transitioned to a new high-speed advanced research and education Internet network.
  • Photo: Susan Horwitz Computer scientist and devoted educator Susan B. Horwitz dies July 15, 2014 Professor of Computer Sciences Susan B. Horwitz, a devoted educator and researcher noted for service to her discipline on both the university and national levels, died June 11 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Horwitz, who was 59, had been battling stomach cancer.
  • New 'BREATHE' study will help residents quit smoking July 14, 2014 The University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) has received a new $12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute to help patients in the Milwaukee and Madison areas quit smoking.
  • Photo: Susan Yacke UW-Madison ranks 4th for public administration research July 14, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked fourth worldwide for public administration research in a new study published by the Journal of Public Affairs Education.
  • Photo: Igor Slukvin Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood July 14, 2014 The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today (July 14, 2014) in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood.
  • University Health Services selects new prevention director July 11, 2014 Jeanette Kowalik has been named the new director of prevention services and campus health initiatives at University Health Services (UHS), the student health clinic of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Full-scale emergency exercise planned for July 17 July 9, 2014 The Emergency Management Unit of the UW-Madison Police Department, along with support from university, city, county, state, and federal agencies will hold a full-scale exercise on Thursday, July 17th.
  • Medical procedure for humans helps heal leaky show cow July 9, 2014 When a dairy cow leaks milk, it can lead to variety of problems, from hygiene issues to infection. The condition is usually manageable, but for a show cow like Vertigo, it’s unacceptable.
  • Photo: Famers market Project to evaluate how farmers markets benefit communities July 9, 2014 A new project in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Farmer's Market Coalition will analyze the impact of farmers markets in communities.
  • Photo: Miron Livny Madison-based SWAMP, Secure Decisions partner to enhance software security July 9, 2014 Secure Decisions, a leading provider of assessment tools to enhance software security, is partnering with the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) to build a powerful and publicly accessible resource to improve the software that drives everyday life.
  • Photo: Aniruddha A. Upadhye Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research July 8, 2014 Biofuels researchers are increasingly thinking about how the energy market is changing, which challenges them to balance the basic science of new fuels with a more holistic view of the most commercially viable ways to produce them. So when a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers began looking at how to make jet fuel from biomass, they also strived to create a "techno-economic" framework that would illuminate the entire biofuels field.
  • Photo: Nick Gonzales CAVR’s Gonzales wins national ‘Rising Star’ award July 8, 2014 Nick Gonzales, a member of the UW-Madison Division of Campus and Visitor Relations staff, has been selected for the “Rising Star” award by the Campus Information and Visitor Services Association (CIVSA).
  • DoIT installs new power system to avoid outages July 8, 2014 A new system to avoid power outages on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus like the one that occurred on June 18 has been installed, according to the university’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT).
  • Photo: Bob Lavigna Lavigna book shows managers how to engage employees July 8, 2014 You could say that Bob Lavigna, UW–Madison’s assistant vice chancellor-human resources, wrote the book on public-sector employee engagement. And you’d be right.
  • Photo: Howard Karp Howard Karp, pianist and musical patriarch, dies at 84 July 8, 2014 Howard Karp, professor emeritus of piano at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, died of complications of cardiac arrest on Monday, June 30 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, close to his beloved summer home in Estes Park. He was 84.
  • Three new studies to take a look at angles related to Wisconsin water July 7, 2014 Three new research projects, all based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will each take a look at a specific angle related to the state’s water supply and use, including one study specifically studying Madison’s water for the presence and effects of manganese.
  • Mind the gap: Socioeconomic status may influence understanding of science July 7, 2014 When it comes to science, socioeconomic status may widen confidence gaps among the least and most educated groups in society, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Science, Media and the Public research group.
  • Photo: Yoshihiro Kawaoka UW’s important influenza research conducted safely July 3, 2014 The UW-Madison Influenza Research Institute (IRI) has been safely conducting important influenza research since its opening at Research Park in 2008. However, press accounts of the results of recent studies as well as a biosafety incident at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have brought IRI into the news.
  • International grassroots development leader shares work with UW community July 2, 2014
  • UW-Madison faculty leads new Higher Education Video Game Alliance July 1, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is playing a key role in launching the Higher Education Video Game Alliance, a national platform to create more collaborations and sharing among video game scholars, video game industry professionals and the public.