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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Photo: Eric Martell and Matt Howard Menu for success: EatStreet finds fast growth in fast delivery July 1, 2014 It’s startup city at the offices of EatStreet in downtown Madison: bikes in the corridors; backpacks in the corners; construction workers running cable for the large new office that will be filled within weeks by engineers and product managers. Business is booming, says Matt Howard, EatStreet’s president. The company — a coast-to-coast, online restaurant take-out ordering service — has more than doubled its list of customers since January, and it’s just received a $6-million investment.
  • Alzheimer's study data gets boost from WEDC, Wi2 June 25, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison took a big step forward in Alzheimer’s research this week when the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation provided seed funds for a private non-profit organization to work with the university to speed the translation of data from the nation’s largest study of people with a family history of Alzheimer’s into possible diagnostic tools and therapies.
  • John Kao Novel collaboration links pharmaceutical expertise in Wisconsin, Taiwan June 19, 2014 In a ceremony in San Diego on Tuesday, June 24, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a world leader in biomedicine, will sign an agreement to collaborate with the Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB), a Taiwanese biotech non-profit.
  • Tinkering fosters business success for Internet of Things Lab May 21, 2014 At first, the students considered creating an app or a smart device. But when they got down to it, they decided simplicity really is bliss.
  • Photo: Peter Tong WARF appoints Tong to board presidency May 19, 2014 Business leader Peter Tong has been appointed the new president of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) board of trustees. Tong, who was appointed May 9, succeeds John W. Rowe, who will remain a member of the board.
  • Probe image Made-in-Wisconsin atom probe assisted dating of oldest piece of earth April 17, 2014 It's a scientific axiom: big claims require extra-solid evidence. So there were skeptics in 2001 when University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscience professor John Valley dated an ancient crystal found in Australia to 4.4 billion years ago. The date, after all, was only 100 million years after Earth started to solidify from a ball of molten rock.
  • Sleeping bag and filling Llama fur and entrepreneurship build a business April 16, 2014 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students are bringing together collaborators on three continents to pursue their dream of building a sustainable sleeping bag.
  • Veteran entrepreneur named to direct Discovery to Product initiative at UW-Madison March 11, 2014 John Biondi, a Wisconsin entrepreneur with extensive experience in early-stage high-technology companies in the state, has been named the first director of Discovery to Product (D2P), a new UW-Madison project to accelerate the formation of businesses based on discoveries at the Madison campus.
  • Desire 2 Learn logo UW-Madison student innovators win Desire 2 Learn grand prize March 5, 2014 An idea that began as a homework assignment for two UW-Madison sophomores living in Sellery Hall's Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community, has since grown into a fully functional, award-winning website that serves hundreds of UW-Madison students.
  • Design Simmit 3 poster UW faculty and design professionals gather for Design Summit 3 Feb. 17, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host Design Summit 3, a forum on design and innovation for faculty, staff, and working professionals on Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • The next dimension: 3D color printer wins innovation competition Feb. 17, 2014 Spectrom, an attachment for 3D printers that will allow users to incorporate seamless, on-demand color into the 3D printing process, won both the $10,000 Schoofs Prize for Creativity and the $2,500 Tong Prototype Prize at the 20th annual Innovation Days competition.
  • Photo: Susan LaBelle Experienced executive LaBelle to lead Office of Corporate Relations Feb. 13, 2014 Susan LaBelle, a veteran private sector executive and economic development leader who has taught in the UW-Madison master's in biotechnology program, has been selected to head the university's Office of Corporate Relations (OCR).
  • Eric Englund Law School clinic founders win Best of Madison Business Award Feb. 12, 2014 Anne Smith and Eric Englund, co-founders of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at University of Wisconsin Law School, recently received a 2014 Best of Madison Business Award from Madison Magazine.
  • Abhinav Gupta UW-Madison alum masterminds strategy of Internet ad placement Jan. 29, 2014 Increasingly, advertising is the currency of the Internet. Those rectangles that compete to catch your eye fund many of those free services that dominate the Web.
  • Douglas McNeel Spinoff joins fight against prostate cancer Jan. 14, 2014 A spinoff business launched by a University of Wisconsin-Madison cancer researcher is attempting to harness the human immune system to fight prostate cancer.