Archives

  • Two UW-Madison engineers named to National Academy of Engineering Feb. 5, 2015 On Thursday, Feb. 5, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced it has named two University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professors to its 2015 class of new members. Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Thomas M. Jahns and Steenbock Professor of Engineering Physics Raymond J. Fonck are among the 67 new members and 12 foreign members elected to the NAE in 2015.
  • Photo: Jeffrey S. Russell UW-Madison launches new website for flexible and online degrees and certificates Feb. 5, 2015 In an effort to highlight the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s growing menu of flexible and online degree and certificate programs, the campus is launching a new one-stop Web portal, advanceyourcareer.wisc.edu. The portal presents information about these offerings in one place, making it easier to learn about more than 40 online, hybrid, accelerated and evening/weekend programs. It also connects nontraditional students to special career services available for adult learners and community members.
  • Photo: Lynn Haynes in the School of Medicine and Public Health 2013 research expenditure data show UW-Madison ranks 4th Feb. 5, 2015 According to figures released today by the National Science Foundation (NSF), research expenditures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison took a slight dip in 2013, landing Wisconsin’s flagship university in the number four spot among universities nationwide.
  • Photo: Mike Peters with cow Faculty and academic staff invited to apply for Wisconsin Idea Seminar 2015 Feb. 5, 2015 UW-Madison faculty and academic staff interested in learning about the state of Wisconsin and the university's relationship to the state should apply now for the Wisconsin Idea Seminar, May 18-22, 2015.
  • Madison ranked top metropolitan area in U.S. for STEM graduates Feb. 4, 2015 The Brookings Institution on Tuesday recognized Madison, Wisconsin, as the number one metropolitan area in the U.S. for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) college graduates - the workers most likely to support the advanced industries that are driving the U.S. economy.
  • Photo: Corn at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station UW botanist harnesses the grid to illuminate crop growth Feb. 4, 2015 With help from the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC), botany Professor Edgar Spalding is applying this astronomical sense of scale to our understanding of corn. Spalding uses the HTC capabilities pioneered by Miron Livny, Morgridge Institute for Research chief technology officer, to quantify the incredibly complex process of corn growth from seed to vigorous seedling — not just one at a time, but over thousands of samples.
  • Photo: Senior Christian Hernandez (left) and faculty associate Andrew Lokuta Innovative teaching practices encourage students in STEM Feb. 4, 2015 Like many seniors majoring in biology, Christian Hernandez is pursuing the pre-med track. However, he nearly didn’t make it past his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison As a Latino first-generation college student, Hernandez says he had no role models to help him achieve his career goal: to change the face of medicine in the United States. But then he took Physiology 335.
  • Chancellor Blank reacts to proposed state budget cuts, public authority proposal Feb. 3, 2015
  • UW–Madison faculty share concerns about budget proposal, pass resolution condemning cut Feb. 3, 2015 The Faculty Senate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Monday passed a resolution expressing “strong opposition” to a proposed $300 million state funding cut for the UW System.
  • Photo: Undergraduate class Final MIU report proves value of targeted funding Feb. 3, 2015 Over the past five years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU) has filled in critical gaps at times when shrinking support from state and federal sources might have eroded aspects of the undergraduate experience. As the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research releases MIU’s fifth and final progress report, campus leaders agree: the initiative has had a positive, long-lasting impact.
  • Wisconsin football’s Spring Game to benefit undergraduate advising Feb. 2, 2015
  • Recent sightings: Shoveling off Bascom Feb. 2, 2015 Hardworking grounds crew members shovel snow and clear the steps to the Lincoln Terrace near Bascom Hall during an early winter morning on Monday, Feb. 2. In the background on Bascom Hill hang banners featuring the university’s W crest.
  • Photo: Su-Chun Zhang supervising his lab Laying a foundation for treating ALS, spinal cord injury Feb. 2, 2015 Su-Chun Zhang, a professor of neuroscience and neurology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center, and his research team have published a unique model for learning more about the role of human astrocytes today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation today. The findings may lay a foundation for the treatment of a number of neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and debilitating spinal cord injuries.
  • Carl Djerassi, UW grad who helped create ‘the pill,’ dies at 91 Jan. 31, 2015
  • Photo: Advisor Quortne Hutchings and undergraduate Brian Allen Recent sightings: Back-to-school advising Jan. 30, 2015
  • Learning lessons by following Madison’s foxes and coyotes Jan. 30, 2015 Last year, a family of foxes — complete with roly-poly kits — took up residence on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and made the city its playground. With winter in full swing, the foxes and their larger dog-like counterparts, coyotes, are out there again, roaming the wilder (and often not so wild) parts of the city and campus. This year, David Drake, a UW-Madison associate professor of forest and wildlife ecology, is welcoming the public to join him and his research team as they go out and radio collar the animals in an effort to track and better understand these urban canids.
  • Fluorescent dyes light up brain cancer during surgery Jan. 29, 2015
  • Photo: Katie Couric Katie Couric announced as UW-Madison commencement speaker Jan. 29, 2015 Award-winning television journalist Katie Couric has been selected to deliver the charge to the graduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s combined commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
  • Photo: Patty Loew in office with student UW officials: Teaching is one important part of faculty duties Jan. 29, 2015 Teaching is a vital part of the role of faculty and instructional staff. But the job includes many other worthy activities, UW-Madison officials noted Wednesday in response to suggestions from Gov. Scott Walker about increasing faculty workload.
  • Search committee seeks new School of Education dean Jan. 29, 2015 The search for the next dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education is officially underway.