Stories indexed under: Federal relations

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tool 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.