Stories indexed under: Federal relations

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  • Fueled by nanoparticles, new catalyst does more with less platinum July 2, 2015 Platinum is a highly reactive and in-demand catalyst across the chemical and energy industries, but a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia Institute of Technology scientists could reduce the world's dependence on this scarce and expensive metal.
  • Decoding the past, one item at a time June 30, 2015 Eighteenth-century handwriting may be elegant, but it isn’t always legible. However, a team of UW-Madison students has “decoded” a historic ledger for the Smithsonian’s American Enterprise exhibit, bringing to life a unique record of American life 250 years ago.
  • Art history students turn shopkeeper's ledger into Smithsonian exhibit June 30, 2015 A class of history students and their professor, Ann Smart Martin, are celebrating the July 1 opening of the American Enterprise exhibition at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., which was researched and curated by the UW-Madison team.
  • Helping in the fight against avian flu May 27, 2015 Avian influenza has made headlines in Wisconsin and several other states in recent weeks. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) are on the front line in responding to and understanding the virus and providing critical testing for food producers and commercial and private flock owners.
  • A new kind of wood chip: collaboration could lead to biodegradable computer chips May 26, 2015 In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has collaborated with researchers in the Madison-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to develop a surprising solution: a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.
  • Photo: Marsha Mailick Q&A with Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Marsha Mailick March 31, 2015 Marsha Mailick talks about the challenges and opportunities the research enterprise faces during this time of transition and budgetary uncertainty.
  • Photo: Ronald Raines Bioenergy center’s research leads to 100th patent application Feb. 25, 2015 The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application.
  • Photo: Rebecca Blank U.S. biomedical research in crisis: UW-Madison takes charge Feb. 19, 2015 The university is poised to help lead the national conversation to address the systemic flaws within the American biomedical research enterprise and will host a workshop April 11 to share ideas on how to fix it.
  • 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: Susan Fischer UW-Madison students take less debt than national average Jan. 13, 2015 The percentage of undergraduates at UW-Madison who use student loans and the amount they borrow rose slightly from last year but remain below national averages, according to a report from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Photo: Sara Goldrick-Rab Obama’s free community college plan sounds familiar to UW professor Jan. 9, 2015 President Barack Obama unveiled a new proposal on Thursday to provide two years of free community college tuition to students who maintain good grades.
  • Open-source tools will benefit military and Wisconsin vehicle makers Dec. 3, 2014 Dan Negrut, a University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor of mechanical engineering, has received a $1.8 million grant from the Army to harness the power of supercomputers to set up a simulation software infrastructure and allow both military and civilian vehicle makers to better understand — and predict — how vehicles will respond to deformable terrain, such as sand, mud or riverbeds.
  • Seven international centers at UW-Madison to share $3.4 million in federal grants Oct. 7, 2014 Seven area and international studies centers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive more than $3.4 million in federal Title VI grants for the 2014-15 academic year under the National Resource Centers (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education. According to the department, UW-Madison has been awarded $1,641,580 for NRCs and $1,776,000 for FLAS scholarships for 2014. Over the four-year cycle of these awards, the university stands to receive nearly $13.7 million through 2018.
  • Photo: Rebecca Blank Chancellor Blank joins Council on Competitiveness July 22, 2014 University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has joined the Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that seeks to generate public policy solutions to drive U.S. economic growth.
  • Strategic approach to materials research aims to benefit U.S. manufacturers June 27, 2014 Innovative new materials drive advances in virtually every product and industry imaginable - healthcare, transportation, energy, electronics, and many others.
  • Ben Miller Miller selected as UW-Madison’s federal relations director June 19, 2014 Ben Miller, who has served as the University of Wisconsin-Madison's interim director of federal relations for the past nine months, has been named to that role on a permanent basis.
  • Arrow plot Researchers develop method to measure positions of atomic sites with new precision June 11, 2014 Using a state-of-the-art microscope and new methods in image processing, a multi-institutional team of researchers has devised an inventive way to measure the positions of single atomic sites in materials more precisely than ever before.
  • International flags Thirteen UW-Madison students receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards May 28, 2014 Thirteen University of Wisconsin-Madison students have received 2014-15 fellowships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the country's flagship program for international exchange.
  • Babbling brooks adding to climate change? May 23, 2014 Studying stream bubbles isn't exactly a walk in the park - what with the mud and ticks, the long days hiking and swimming through mucky streams, the sun exposure and scratching brush.
  • 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.