Stories indexed under: Federal relations

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  • White House ceremony Wisconsin engineer earns presidential award April 15, 2014 U.S. President Barack Obama honored an outstanding University of Wisconsin-Madison engineer this week when he recognized recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
  • Miron Livny UW expands effort to serve advanced computing needs in research April 10, 2014 If you’re conducting quantitative research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, regardless of discipline, chances are there is a “next level” of discovery that could be unlocked through advanced computing.
  • Poplar trees Poplars designed for deconstruction: A major boon to biofuels April 3, 2014 What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to convert biomass into fuel.
  • Milky Way portrait Dramatic new portrait helps define Milky Way’s shape, contents March 20, 2014 Using more than 2 million images collected by NASA’s orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of Wisconsin scientists has stitched together a dramatic 360-degree portrait of the Milky Way, providing new details of our galaxy’s structure and contents.
  • Summary Abstract of UW-Madison/USDA Settlement Agreement March 17, 2014 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which enforces the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), completed its investigation of animal care at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Laser cutting metal UW-Madison a partner in national effort to retool U.S. manufacturing Feb. 25, 2014 Contributing expertise in such areas as advanced manufacturing, controls and high-performance computing, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will play a key role a $320 million initiative to create and apply cutting-edge technologies to advance U.S. global competitiveness in manufacturing.
  • Maria Cancian Cancian nominated assistant secretary for children and families Feb. 14, 2014 President Barack Obama has nominated Maria Cancian, an associate dean and professor in the College of Letters & Science, for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Rebecca Blank Blank at White House summit, offers commitment to accessibility Jan. 16, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is in Washington, D.C., today (Thursday, Jan. 16) with a set of initiatives to strengthen the university's commitment to making college accessible to low-income students.
  • Photo: Martin Cadwallader Despite flat spending, UW-Madison inches up in research rankings Nov. 27, 2013 Despite flat research expenditures nationwide, the University of Wisconsin-Madison research enterprise grew by a tad more than 5 percent in 2012 and inched up to number three in the rankings among all U.S. universities, according to statistics released by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • UW-Madison professor tells Senate panel health isn't all about health care Nov. 21, 2013 Americans are less healthy than they could be and dying earlier than they should, a UW School of Medicine and Public Health professor emeritus told a committee of the U.S. Senate Wednesday.
  • Photo: Mike Garren holding picture of father in uniform at WWII Memorial Honor flight doctor carries father’s memory to monument Oct. 29, 2013 When Mike Garren was growing up in Kenosha, he knew that his father, Dr. John T. Garren Jr., had served as an army surgeon in the Pacific theater of World War II.
  • Federal shutdown lifted, but impacts yet to be resolved Oct. 17, 2013
  • Photo: Kiessling Anxiety among few certainties in federal shutdown Oct. 3, 2013 Unable to resolve differences in a resolution that would have kept funding flowing to most federal agencies and programs, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate shut down many of those operations on Tuesday morning. The shutdown threw plenty of UW–Madison faculty and staff functions into question, as more than half the research work done on campus is funded by federal money.
  • Photo: J. Michael Collins Richard Cordray to speak at financial literacy and education field hearing Sept. 20, 2013 Richard Cordray, director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will speak at a field hearing of the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission on "Starting Early: Youth and Post-Secondary Financial Education" on the UW-Madison campus Wednesday, Sept. 25.
  • Photo: Hongrui Jiang Micro-cameras flex their way into the future of imaging Sept. 20, 2013 Imagine sticking a thin sheet of microscopic cameras to the surface of a car to provide a rear-view image, or wrapping that sheet around a pole to provide 360-degree surveillance of an intersection under construction.
  • Affordable Care Act communications begin Sept. 20, 2013 UW-Madison Benefits Services will soon be distributing information to campus about the federal Affordable Care Act Marketplace.
  • Photo: Miller Interim director of federal relations named Sept. 3, 2013 Benjamin Miller has been named interim director of federal relations, a role he begins Sept. 8. Miller replaces Rhonda Norsetter, who recently retired. The six-month appointment will bring Miller to Washington, D.C. for the first three months.
  • Photo: Rhonda Norsetter Norsetter retires after distinguished federal relations career July 19, 2013 Rhonda Norsetter arrived on the UW-Madison campus as a student in 1964. Nearly 50 years later, she leaves as one of the most respected federal relations officers in American higher education.
  • Photo: Mark Lukowski New catalyst could cut cost of making hydrogen fuel July 2, 2013 A discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may represent a significant advance in the quest to create a "hydrogen economy" that would use this abundant element to store and transfer energy.
  • Photo: Schematic Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells June 18, 2013 In an approach that could challenge silicon as the predominant photovoltaic cell material, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have developed an inexpensive solar cell that exploits carbon nanotubes to absorb and convert energy from the sun.