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  • Event will kickoff new agroecology master's program March 30, 2006 The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will celebrate the approval of a new agroecology master’s program on Thursday, March 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the D.C. Smith Greenhouse conservatory, located at 465 Babcock Drive. The event is free and the entire Madison community is invited to attend.
  • UW-Madison launches international internship program March 20, 2006 Thanks to a new, first-of-its-kind program at UW-Madison, a core group of undergraduates will soon be able to experience what it's like to work for a major international company or a non-governmental organization (NGO) overseas.
  • Advance could help reduce cost of auto radar March 17, 2006 Just as auto-makers are rolling out futuristic, radar-guided safety systems in their top-of-the-line models, UW-Madison researchers have made an advance that could help extend radar to all cars.
  • Thin is in: Engineering tool targets plastics, other slender parts March 17, 2006 The world abounds with objects that are thin and lightweight, yet strong, including cell phone cases, car body panels, and aircraft hulls, just to name a few. But engineering these parts isn't as easy as their commonness might suggest, says UW-Madison mechanical engineering professor Krishnan Suresh.
  • Conference to explore global biological threats March 14, 2006 Leading government and academic experts from Washington, D.C. and Madison will address key issues surrounding global biological threats in an all-day symposium April 7 at UW-Madison.
  • New veterinary medicine program supports Wisconsin aquaculture March 1, 2006 Friday night fish fries are just one clue that the fish industry, including fish farming, is big business in Wisconsin. UW-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine is helping launch a new fish health program to protect Wisconsin's growing aquaculture industry.
  • Wisconsin wins more national attention for producing CEOs Feb. 24, 2006 Wisconsin continues to gain national attention as a training ground for top CEOs. The latest round of media coverage comes courtesy of BusinessWeek magazine.
  • National Academy of Engineering elects UW geologist Feb. 16, 2006 Mary Anderson, a professor of geology and geophysics at UW-Madison, is one of 76 new members and nine foreign associates to be inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering.
  • Wisconsin triples investment in annual biotech expo Feb. 13, 2006 Wisconsin’s academic and commercial biotech community plans to pull out the stops for BIO 2006, which will run from April 9-12 in Chicago. The budget to showcase the Badger State’s biotechnology prowess has risen to nearly $270,000 this year – nearly three times what was spent last year at BIO 2005 in Philadelphia.
  • UW-Madison releases 2006 Status of Wisconsin Agriculture report Feb. 8, 2006 The 2006 edition of the Status of Wisconsin Agriculture, which is available online this week, is produced by agricultural economists and other faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural Life Sciences.
  • Study explains unexpected conductivity of nanoscale silicon Feb. 8, 2006 When graduate student Pengpeng Zhang successfully imaged a piece of silicon just 10 nanometers-or a millionth of a centimeter-in thickness, she and her UW-Madison co-researchers were puzzled. According to established thinking, the feat should be impossible because her microscopy method required samples that conduct electricity.
  • Inc. Magazine lists UW-Madison among 'Five Universities You Can Do Business With' Feb. 7, 2006 UW-Madison was among five business-friendly universities lauded in the opinion section of the February 2006 issue of Inc. magazine.
  • Business columnist, White House correspondent to visit Feb. 6, 2006 Alexis Simendinger, White House correspondent for the National Journal, and Justin Lahart, author of the Wall Street Journal's "Ahead of the Tape" column, will visit UW-Madison as writers in residence.
  • Engineering ‘Innovation Days’ set for Feb. 9-10 Feb. 6, 2006 Throughout the fall semester, 52 UW-Madison undergraduates have learned to make their most creative ideas come to life.
  • Business professor launches corporate reporting study Feb. 1, 2006 Lori Holder-Webb, an assistant professor of accounting and information systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, is part of a four-person research team recently awarded a grant to research corporate reporting.
  • 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.