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  • Photo: Jenny Saffran UW-Madison expert on infant learning elected to American Academy April 22, 2015 Jenny Saffran, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of psychology and an expert on how infants learn, is among leaders in academia, business, public affairs and the arts elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, it was announced today (April 22, 2015).
  • Photo: Alberta Gloria Eight UW–Madison student services professionals win SPA awards April 17, 2015 Alberta Gloria is a passionate professor of counseling psychology and chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She walks alongside her students each step of the way, creating an academic "family" that roots them in a cultural and academic context while pressing them to look at the bigger picture.
  • Three UW-Madison faculty members land Guggenheim Fellowships April 14, 2015 Three University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have received 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships, awards that support remarkable mid-career scholars and artists.
  • Leafcutter ants Science meets art: 2015 Cool Science Images unveiled April 9, 2015 Whether a close-up of a leafcutter ant, or a micrograph of the neurons derived from marmoset stem cells, or an MRI of the hidden pathways in the human brain, submissions to UW-Madison’s 2015 Cool Science Image Contest continue to put science and nature on eye-catching display.
  • Four UW-Madison faculty members named Hilldale Award winners March 12, 2015 Four University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have been chosen for the prestigious Hilldale Awards, an annual recognition that dates back to 1987.
  • Nine professors win Kellett Mid-Career Awards March 10, 2015 Nine members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty have won Kellett Mid-Career Awards.
  • Photo: Tehshik Yoon Nine professors receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships March 5, 2015 Eight promising young members of the UW-Madison faculty have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.
  • Computer sciences, mathematics professors win Sloan Fellowships Feb. 23, 2015 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison professors have been selected for Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships - an honor awarded on a competitive basis to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers.
  • UW-Madison ranks highly in number of Fulbright awards Feb. 13, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top six U.S. colleges and universities to receive 2014-2015 faculty Fulbright awards and among the top 20 institutions to receive student awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
  • 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: Natalie Rudolph Rudolph honored as Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Dec. 26, 2014 A University of Wisconsin-Madison polymer engineer has received the 2015 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Natalie Rudolph, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is among 11 recipients who will receive the award in 2015.
  • AAAS honors four UW-Madison professors for advancing science Nov. 24, 2014 Four members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the society announced today.
  • UW sleep scientists win $7.7 million grant to study "local" sleep Nov. 5, 2014 The mystery of how some parts of some animals’ brains can sleep while they are awake – and whether the phenomenon occurs in humans -- will be studied in depth thanks to a large center grant from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Photo: Shannon Stahl Professor honored for green chemistry research Oct. 20, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry professor Shannon Stahl is one of five scientists nationwide to receive a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of his research on using oxygen from the air in chemical reactions.
  • Photo: Francis Halzen UW physicist receives American Ingenuity Award for IceCube effort Oct. 17, 2014 Francis Halzen, the University of Wisconsin-Madison physicist who was the driving force behind the giant neutrino telescope known as IceCube at the South Pole, has been named a winner of the 2014 American Ingenuity Award.
  • Photo: Trisha Andrew UW-Madison chemist named Packard Fellow Oct. 16, 2014 Trisha Andrew, a University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 18 early career scientists from around the country named a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering. The award includes a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue research and is given in recognition of the potential significance of scholarship and innovation from the nation’s most promising young scientists and engineers.
  • Photo: Yoshihiro Kawaoka Influenza researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka wins Breakthrough Award Oct. 7, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has been recognized as a 2014 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award recipient for his efforts to understand and prevent pandemic influenza.
  • Photo: Climate Quest logo Winning climate change solutions range from meat processing to mindfulness Sept. 30, 2014 The Climate Quest competition to spur innovative climate change solutions is down to a field of five. At the Climate Quest Concept Pitch on Sept. 19, 18 teams presented their ideas to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs, who rated the ideas on many factors including creativity, scalability and potential impact. The panel selected five teams to advance to the next round of the competition.
  • William Cronon Environmental historian William Cronon awarded Wilderness Society’s highest honor Sept. 25, 2014 Environmental historian and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor William Cronon has been presented with The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award — the organization’s highest civilian honor — for his contributions to the protection of America’s wild places. The award, named for wilderness visionary Robert Marshall, is given to a private citizen who has made outstanding, long-term contributions to conservation and fostering an American land ethic.
  • Ken Cameron Herbarium director receives award for telling the story of plants Aug. 19, 2014 Ken Cameron, director of the Wisconsin State Herbarium, received the Peter Raven Award from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists Aug. 5. Cameron, also a professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a world expert on the orchid family.