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  • Diamonds are a scientist’s best friend July 14, 2005 Do diamonds really last forever? That's the hope of UW-Madison researchers who are trying to solve the problems associated with building extremely small machines and having them withstand the test of time, wear and tear.
  • Students' granola-yogurt fruit cup may scoop up national honors July 14, 2005 A group of UW-Madison food science students have spent the past year developing what may be the next big thing to hit grocery shelves.
  • Engineer creates tool for keeping computers cool July 11, 2005 Anyone who has listened to the constant whir of a computer's fan or held a laptop for too long knows how blazing hot computers can get. UW-Madison engineers have created a spray cooling method that early tests show can remove heat at rates up to three times faster than other spray techniques.
  • Forestry project will map likely habitat of endangered butterfly July 7, 2005 A grant from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School's Technology Transfer Program will fund a project that uses computer mapping and statistical modeling to identify likely habitat of the endangered Karner blue butterfly. The project could help Wisconsin land managers save thousands of dollars on field surveys required to protect the rare insect.
  • UW-Madison scientists receive $20 million award for protein study July 6, 2005 Researchers at the Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have received a $20 million award to fund Phase II of the Protein Structure Initiative over the next five years.
  • New business startup program message sent to UW-Madison faculty and staff July 1, 2005 New Business Start-Up Program Message Sent to UW-Madison Faculty and Staff
  • Pros visit UW-Madison for sweet truth about candy June 20, 2005 The 43rd annual Resident Course in Confectionary Technology for professionals run through June 24 on the UW-Madison campus.
  • Two Wisconsin veterinary students win national awards June 17, 2005 Two of five national awards given by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) recognizing academic achievement went to students at the School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • UW-Madison accounting professor among most influential in finance June 16, 2005 An accounting professor at the School of Business has been named one of the nation’s 100 most influential people in finance.
  • Technique provides path to manufacturing complex nano-electronic devices June 9, 2005 In the time it takes to read this sentence, your fingernail will have grown one nanometer. That's one-billionth of a meter and it represents the scale at which electronics must be built if the march toward miniaturization is to continue. Reporting in the June 3 issue of the journal Science, an international team of researchers shows how control over materials on this tiny scale can be extended to create complex patterns important in the production of nano-electronics.
  • Making a better cheddar June 9, 2005 Whether it's a stretchy mozzarella or an easy-to-slice Swiss, cheesemakers aim to provide consumers with high quality, consistent products. To this end, they often try to improve texture and flavor by controlling for factors like acidity and the breakdown of milk proteins by enzymes. However, the key to better Cheddar may lie in undissolved calcium salts, according to a report by UW-Madison cheese scientists published recently in the International Dairy Journal.
  • Green diesel: New process makes fuel from plants June 2, 2005 College of Engineering researchers have discovered a new way to make a diesel-like liquid fuel from carbohydrates commonly found in plants. "It's a very efficient process," says researcher George Huber. "The fuel produced contains 90 percent of the energy found in the carbohydrate and hydrogen feed. If you look at a carbohydrate source such as corn, our new process has the potential to create twice the energy as is created in using corn to make ethanol."
  • Competition unleashes student creativity on silk tie designs May 23, 2005 Silk ties, especially upscale ones that cost up to $120, are unlikely to make their way into many undergraduate student fashion statements. But as far as classroom projects go, ties proved to be a perfect fit. A Department of Environment, Textiles and Design course at UW-Madison, led by professor Jennifer Angus, spent the spring 2005 semester designing a new line of retro-conversational ties for the Chippewa Falls fashion company XMI.
  • Entrepreneurship center honors professor and benefactor May 18, 2005 Jim Weinert, a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Bob Pricer, a longtime teacher of entrepreneurship, were honored at the eighth annual celebration of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the UW-Madison School of Business.
  • Statement by Chancellor Wiley on proposed state budget May 18, 2005 As the State Legislature's Joint Finance Committee considers the UW System budget tomorrow [Thursday, May 19], we are hopeful the Legislature will once again understand the critical role of higher education in the state's economy and the future of its citizens.
  • UW's executive education programs ranked among world's best May 16, 2005 The School of Business has made the Financial Times' annual list of the world's top executive education providers for the fourth consecutive year. In its May 16 business education section, the London-based Times ranked executive education programs throughout the world. UW-Madison was ranked 15th in the U.S. (26th in the world) in the publication's overall ranking.
  • Taking care of business cooperatively catches on May 11, 2005 The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives will host the CooperationWorks! national training program for developers of new cooperative businesses May 16-20, 2005 at the J.F. Friedrick Center on the UW-Madison campus.
  • French Ambassador to visit May 12 May 10, 2005 Jean-David Levitte, France's ambassador to the United States, will visit the UW-Madison campus Thursday, May 12. During his visit to Madison, Mr. Levitte will meet with UW-Madison faculty, staff and students, as well as with government and business leaders.
  • New online database connects businesses with UW resources May 3, 2005 A new online database has been launched by the Office of Corporate Relations at UW-Madison to provide businesses and others with another tool to identify and access resources and services at the university.
  • Dane County leaders join forces in regional economic development initiative April 27, 2005 Leaders from throughout Dane County gathered Tuesday to discuss the need for a collaborative, regional approach to economic development for the area.