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  • Computer scientist spearheads $30 million ‘Open Science Grid’ Sept. 25, 2006 University of Wisconsin-Madison computer scientists will play a central role in the expansion of a national "Open Science Grid" (OSG), an interconnected computing infrastructure that provides scientists with a massive infusion of computing power and storage capacity to solve large, data-intensive challenges in science.
  • MBA moves up nine spots in Wall Street Journal ranking Sept. 22, 2006 The Wisconsin MBA program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business moved up nine spots to 25th in the regional category in this year’s Wall Street Journal ranking of MBA programs.
  • Engineering welcomes eight new faculty members Sept. 21, 2006 This year, several faculty members bring to the College of Engineering their experience in government laboratories, in industry, or in other university settings. They boast research interests that range from stem cells, biomaterials, hydrology and circuits to materials, manufacturing, energy and transportation. They are poised to make great contributions not only within the college, but also within their areas of expertise and throughout the state of Wisconsin.
  • Two real estate faculty awarded named professorships Sept. 21, 2006 Two members of the real estate faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business were recently awarded named professorships for significant contributions to their fields of research by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
  • Architects chosen to design Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Sept. 20, 2006 Uihlein Wilson Architects of Milwaukee, together with Ballinger of Philadelphia, will design the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Morgridge Institute for Research on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, officials announced today.
  • Clue found to Epstein-Barr virus’ ability to form and sustain tumors Sept. 16, 2006 Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) have found a viral target that opens the door for the development of drugs to destroy tumors caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
  • Conference to advise businesses on pandemic preparation Sept. 14, 2006 A University of Wisconsin-Madison conference on Thursday, Oct. 12, "Surviving the Pandemic," is designed to help representatives from small- and medium-sized companies and nonprofit organizations assess their levels of preparedness and begin to develop their own company-specific plans.
  • James C. Hickman, former business school dean, dies Sept. 13, 2006 James C. Hickman, a professor emeritus of business and statistics and former dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, died on Sept. 10 following a bout with cancer.
  • Report paints bright picture of Wisconsin’s organic dairy farms Sept. 13, 2006 A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows that the state's organic dairy farms are a major player in the national market.
  • School of Business to partner with CFA Institute Sept. 11, 2006 The highly regarded Applied Security Analysis Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business was named a CFA Program Partner by the CFA Institute.
  • Weimer to examine net benefits of public investment in people Sept. 7, 2006 La Follette School of Public Affairs professor David Weimer has received a $120,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to assess cost-benefit analyses of human capital interventions ‑ social programs and policies designed to improve people’s skills and abilities.
  • Wisconsin students have new way to learn to be leaders Sept. 6, 2006 Undergraduate business and engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who aim to be leaders in their careers and communities now have a new way to reach that goal.
  • Economist warns of dangers of federal budget deficits Aug. 25, 2006 A "painful period of world economic adjustment appears inevitable" unless the White House and Congress can develop a workable plan to ease federal budget deficits, according to an article co-authored by a University of Wisconsin-Madison economist in the current edition of The International Economy.
  • Harnessing the power of bacteria Aug. 23, 2006
  • Sheep-milk cheese is a winner for UW, area cheesemaker Aug. 22, 2006 At the annual American Cheese Society competition in July, an aged 100-percent sheep-milk cheese named Dante took top honors in its class for technical and aesthetic merit. The cheese was developed by researchers in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
  • U.S. News: UW-Madison is the nation’s seventh best public university Aug. 18, 2006 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the seventh best public university in the nation and 34th among all 234 national doctoral universities, according to the annual rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Working with people on behalf of water Aug. 18, 2006 A University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professor is using his expertise as a hydrologist to help assess the hurricane protection system in New Orleans.
  • UW-Madison retains top five R&D ranking Aug. 11, 2006 The University of Wisconsin-Madison remains the fourth largest research university in the country as measured by the amount of money spent on research and development, according to statistics released this week by the National Science Foundation.
  • MATC, UW collaborate on biodiesel fuel reactor Aug. 7, 2006 Madison Area Technical College today dedicated its new biodiesel reactor, built in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to produce motor fuel blended from waste vegetable oil and methanol.
  • Autonomous lenses may bring microworld into focus Aug. 2, 2006 University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found a way to make a tiny lens so "smart" that it can adapt its focal length from minus infinity to plus infinity — without external control.