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  • Biochemist DeLuca to speak March 7 Jan. 31, 2006 Biochemist Hector DeLuca will share the latest developments in a free presentation, “The New Old Natural Wonder Drug, Vitamin D,’”on Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St. in Madison. The presentation, which is open to the public, will include time for questions and discussion.
  • MBA ranks 51st among U.S. schools in Financial Times ranking Jan. 30, 2006 The UW-Madison School of Business ranked 51st among all U.S. business schools - and 19th among schools at American public universities - in rankings of full-time MBA programs released today by the London-based Financial Times. The school was not ranked in 2005.
  • Survey analyzes Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula logging sector Jan. 26, 2006 Private woodland owners provide the majority of timber harvested in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and most owners choose to selectively cut, rather than clearcut, their woodlands, according to a study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University.
  • Scientist brings international connections to UW stem cell work Jan. 26, 2006 Growing up in the Brazilian state of Goiana, Gabriela Cezar was deep in cattle country. And as far back as she can remember, she wanted to be a veterinarian. “My father was head of the national beef cattle research center in Brazil, so I was always exposed to animals,’”said Cezar, who earned her veterinary medicine degree in her native country and has additional graduate degrees from Scotland’s University of Edinburgh and UW-Madison. But Cezar’s career path took a turn toward stem cell research early on.
  • UW professor wins top prize for corporate finance research Jan. 13, 2006 Toni M. Whited, an associate professor of finance at the UW-Madison School of Business, has won the top award for co-authoring the best paper published on corporate finance in the Journal of Finance.
  • New tool offers weather for the palm of your hand Jan. 6, 2006 Weather lovers have a new tool at hand to obtain weather information on demand through a PDA-friendly weather Web service created by Russ Dengel at UW-Madison.
  • Wisconsin scientists grow two new stem cell lines in animal cell-free culture Jan. 1, 2006 Scientists working at the WiCell Research Institute, a private laboratory affiliated with UW-Madison, have developed a precisely defined stem cell culture system free of animal cells and used it to derived two new human embryonic stem cell lines.
  • School of Business names associate dean for executive education Dec. 22, 2005 An experienced higher education administrator has been named associate dean for executive education by the UW-Madison School of Business.
  • UW scientists team up to battle food-borne illnesses Dec. 15, 2005 On its journey to your dinner plate, food is vulnerable to contamination along the way. Usually, it arrives at its final destination without picking up dangerous microbial hitchhikers—but not always.
  • Dane County economic outlook survey released Dec. 9, 2005 Higher energy costs are expected to dampen Dane County Businesses' economic outlook for 2006, a new survey has found. Fewer Dane County businesses expect increases in sales revenue, profitability and number of employees in 2006, according to the third annual Dane County Economic Survey. The survey is sponsored by First Business Bank and the UW-Madison School of Business.
  • Barrows, CALS associate dean, to retire Dec. 5, 2005 Richard L. Barrows, Associate Dean for Academic Student Affairs in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and professor of agricultural and applied economics, will retire from the university after the end of the academic year.
  • UW-Madison, WARF rank third in 2004 license income Dec. 2, 2005 Driven by the discovery of promising new drugs, agricultural products and biotechnologies, UW-Madison and its technology transfer arm, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, generated more than $47.5 million in licensing revenues last year.
  • January: Reluctant businessman helps lead first Wisconsin stem cell business Dec. 1, 2005 Craig January, who comfortably wears the hats of both scientist and heart doctor at UW-Madison, has had numerous chances to go into business. But January, who developed a novel method to test drugs for heart toxicity in the late 1990s, resisted them - until recently.
  • INSITE receives grant for research into entrepreneurship Dec. 1, 2005 The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has awarded a three-year, $125,000 collaborative research grant to the Initiative for Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship (INSITE).
  • Research initiative enhances Minnesota-Wisconsin partnerships Nov. 22, 2005 Some of the plays in the stands at Lambeau Field were just as thrilling as those on the turf when Minnesota Vikings ownership partner and New Jersey attorney and businessman David Mandelbaum revealed a plan for a $2.5 million gift to the UW-Madison Eye Research Institute to support a joint research initiative with scientists at the University of Minnesota.
  • Jahn chosen to lead College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Nov. 8, 2005 Molly Jahn, a Cornell University expert in plant breeding, gene discovery and genetic mapping of agricultural plants, has been named the new dean of the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Chancellor John D. Wiley announced today.
  • Grant promotes faster application of health care technology Nov. 7, 2005 By fostering early-stage collaborations between UW-Madison biomedical engineering researchers and practicing physicians, a new initiative will enable researchers to deliver their advances more quickly to the patients who need them.
  • Learning the international language of science Nov. 4, 2005 Undergrads will get taste of research abroad at a Bangkok university
  • Project could reduce U.S. inventory of spent nuclear fuel Oct. 26, 2005 Hoping to reduce the nation's growing inventory of stored spent nuclear fuel, UW-Madison will team with scientists and students from Big Ten universities, the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory to develop innovative nuclear fuel cycles that will recycle and dispose of this high-level radioactive material.
  • Kauffman Foundation chief to speak on campus Oct. 21, 2005 Carl Schramm, president and chief executive officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will speak at UW-Madison on Tuesday, Oct. 25, about successful entrepreneurship.