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  • Driven to distraction: What causes cyberloafing at work? June 25, 2015 With the rise in virtual work teams, flexible work arrangements, and personal electronic devices in the workplace, the opportunities for cyberloafing — using the Internet for nonwork activities — are plentiful and creating serious problems for many businesses.
  • UW–Madison researcher wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest June 4, 2015 Katie Brenner, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her team of co-founders won the 2015 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest in Madison Wednesday for an app-based device to help women monitor their fertility.
  • Made-in-Madison software helping fuel apps revolution May 22, 2015 About 15 months after it went live, software called Ionic is fueling the hottest trend in information technology: mobile apps.
  • Survey finds UW-Madison alumni starting companies across the state May 14, 2015 A survey just completed by the Wisconsin Alumni Association shows a substantial level of business startups among graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Photo: Rock bluff along Kickapoo River UW-Madison researchers helping to attract Kickapoo Valley tourists May 11, 2015 The Kickapoo Valley is a picturesque area of western Wisconsin that attracts many visitors during the summer. But to improve economic development throughout this rural region, many residents and business owners want to lengthen the tourism season, and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are helping them make plans to do so.
  • Photo: Map of travel times in 1800 UW-Madison spinoff is big-time producer of specialty maps April 27, 2015 If paper maps are dead, nobody has read the obituary to David Knipfer, owner and operator of Mapping Specialists, a 15-person business in Fitchburg that runs the gamut from paper to digital.
  • Dervan, Leopold, Linton and Splinter to receive honorary degrees in May April 15, 2015 A research chemist, a pioneering second-generation conservationist and two leaders who combine business and technological innovation will be the recipients of honorary degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May.
  • First woman director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office visits for a discussion about innovation and opportunity April 9, 2015 UW-Madison, a world leader in producing patents, will welcome Michelle K. Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on April 15 for a tour of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and a discussion about the future of intellectual property and innovation.
  • Dan Thoma Advancing engineering for a better society: Los Alamos leader named UW-Madison Grainger Institute director April 6, 2015 In June, Dan Thoma will become the first director of the Grainger Institute for Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Funded in 2014 with $25 million from The Grainger Foundation of Lake Forest, Illinois, the institute is an incubator for transdisciplinary research in the UW-Madison College of Engineering.
  • Photo: Neil Lerner UW center helps grow businesses, jobs and communities in South Central Wisconsin Feb. 27, 2015 The Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business released its 2014 annual report today, highlighting its efforts to promote business development and job growth in Dane, Columbia and Sauk counties.
  • Photo: Rachel Watters UW’s Wisconsin TechSearch serves state businesses Feb. 25, 2015 Each month, the Wisconsin TechSearch handles an average of 3,500 information requests from engineering firms, manufacturers, small businesses, law firms and private citizens, both around the state, nationally and internationally.
  • Photo: Elizabeth Odders-White Review identifies keys to financial well-being for children and young adults Feb. 13, 2015 What's the best way to raise children who are financially savvy?
  • Photo: Noah Lim Doing it for the team: Business study tests motivational techniques Jan. 21, 2015 Noah Lim, an associate marketing professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business, is shedding light on sales incentives that could help managers devise incentive programs with better returns on investment.
  • Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life Jan. 14, 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life — and the ability to flex and stretch. Led by materials science Associate Professor Michael Arnold and Professor Padma Gopalan, the team has reported the highest-performing carbon nanotube transistors ever demonstrated. In addition to paving the way for improved consumer electronics, this technology could also have specific uses in industrial and military applications.
  • Photo: Ph.D. student Sarah Guillot conducts research on new battery materials UW grant program seeds promising ideas, like safer batteries Jan. 8, 2015 State Economic Engagement & Development (SEED) grants are administered by the Office of Industrial Partnerships to support research that interests a researcher and a spinoff he or she founded. During fiscal year 2015, its first year, SEED started disbursing $700,000 to five laboratories. The next round of grants is budgeted at $625,000, and applications are due Feb. 15.
  • Photo: Yuna Kim developing games at PerBlue Games a winning industry for firms with UW ties Dec. 29, 2014 Two local video game startups, PerBlue and Filament Games, have ties to UW-Madison.
  • Photo: Winslow Sargeant Alumnus Winslow Sargeant delivers Multicultural Homecoming keynote Oct. 23, 2014 As the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrates its Multicultural Homecoming, with the theme “Back to Where It Al Began,” alumnus Winslow Sargeant returns to his alma mater to deliver the keynote address.
  • Seven receive Fulbright awards for doctoral research Oct. 21, 2014 The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $306,628 to seven doctoral students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program.
  • Media Advisory: Panasonic executive Julie Bauer to address e-business conference Oct. 13, 2014 Julie Bauer, a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna and president of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, will be among the more than 600 business executives and technology leaders at the 16th annual Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison E-Business Consortium (UWEBC).
  • Photo: Maj Fischer UW to help Wisconsin companies develop international internships Oct. 10, 2014 To compete in today’s global marketplace, Wisconsin companies need people who have the skills to operate abroad. Studies, however, indicate that this need is not being fully met. A $50,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will enable the University of Wisconsin–Madison to work with eight to 12 small- and medium-sized Wisconsin companies on developing the global talent they need, while creating more opportunities for UW–Madison students to cross the bridge from academics into practice.