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  • Departing Beck key to Fluno Center's success Sept. 14, 2005 Ted Beck, who has been associate dean for executive education and corporate relations at UW-Madison since 1999, will take over next month as president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education.
  • Experts to brief area business leaders on outlook for economy Sept. 8, 2005 Four leading economists will share their insights and predictions and explore factors affecting the economy for the remainder of 2005 and into 2006 at the UW-Madison's Economic Outlook at the Fluno Center on the UW-Madison campus Friday, September 16.
  • Giant optical telescope in South Africa comes online Sept. 1, 2005 Five years after breaking ground on a South African mountaintop near the edge of the Kalahari desert, astronomers today released the first images captured by the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), now the equal of the world's largest optical telescope and a prized window to the night skies of the southern hemisphere.
  • New assistant dean for master’s programs named Sept. 1, 2005 Gary Lessuise, a School of Business alumnus and long-time Ford executive, is the new assistant dean for master's programs, starting Sept. 6. A national search was conducted this summer for the position.
  • Study examines public attitudes on nanotechnology Aug. 30, 2005 Scientists have a rare opportunity to define public discourse over nanotechnology, if they provide citizens with easily digestible information about the emerging technology, a UW-Madison journalism professor says.
  • Partnership to boost students' financial survival skills Aug. 24, 2005 Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation (Great Lakes) is partnering with the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison to meet the growing demand for resources to help college students boost their financial survival skills. The two organizations have entered into an agreement to develop a course to prepare students to make wise financial choices in college and beyond.
  • UW dairy center helps with champion cheeses Aug. 22, 2005 Mike Gingrich’s Uplands Cheese Co. worked with the Center for Dairy Research at UW-Madison for advice on how to make their cheese and operate a cheese-making business.
  • Undergraduate business program rises to #12 in nation Aug. 19, 2005 The latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of undergraduate business programs places UW-Madison 12th among all business schools in the U.S., up two spots from 14 th place last year.
  • Despite gains, women still face bias in science careers Aug. 18, 2005 Despite gains in the training of women scientists and the implementation of programs to help women overcome ingrained barriers, the career path of most women scientists at universities remains a difficult trek, fraught with roadblocks of bias, a sometimes chilly campus climate and the challenge of balancing family and work.
  • Polymer bandages may give new life to old bridges Aug. 15, 2005 Long polymer "bandages," designed so that troops could quickly repair or reinforce bridges to bear the weight of 113-ton military tank transport vehicles, now could be used to quickly and inexpensively strengthen aging rural bridges and concrete culverts around the country.
  • UW-Madison in drivers’ seat of national transportation center Aug. 9, 2005 With $16 million in funding over five years from the U.S. Department of Transportation, UW-Madison transportation engineers will drive their research, education and technology-transfer efforts to the national level. President Bush will sign the "Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Act: A Legacy for Users" Wednesday in Aurora, Ill. The bill designates UW-Madison as one of 10 National University Transportation Centers charged with advancing research on critical national transportation issues and expanding the workforce of transportation professionals.
  • Center for Integrated Ag Systems Selected as a Pesticide Reduction Champion Aug. 4, 2005 The UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems has been selected by the EPA as a Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Champion for 2005. This designation honors CIAS for its efforts to reduce pesticide risk through sustainable agricultural practices such as Integrated Pest Management and organic farming. CIAS also received this national honor in 2003.
  • South African telescope poses opportunities for U.S. businesses Aug. 3, 2005 Thanks to its geography and its clear skies, South Africa has long been a prime location for astronomy. Which is why UW-Madison – plus a dozen other international organizations - signed on a little more than five years ago to help build and fund SALT, the Southern African Large Telescope. Faculty and administrators will travel to this emerging economic powerhouse on the African continent’s southern tip in November when SALT – the largest telescope in the hemisphere - captures its first light. They also hope to open doors to Wisconsin business leaders accompanying them on the trip, nurturing what they foresee as a two-way commercial exchange that will benefit both the Badger State and South Africa.
  • Engineers chart semiconductors on the scale of atoms Aug. 1, 2005 Spanning fewer than a thousand atoms, the electronic devices on semiconductor chips have become so miniscule they defy most efforts to characterize them. Now for the first time, engineers have demonstrated a way to image these vanishingly small devices by mapping them atom by atom.
  • First Business Financial Services elects Bugher to board of directors July 25, 2005
  • Students grab top honors in food competition July 19, 2005 It looks like odd years are a lucky charm for the UW-Madison Product Development Team. The group of food science students captured first place this year in a national product development contest sponsored by the Institute of Food Technologists for "Healthy sTarts," a granola cup coated with strawberry-flavored yogurt and topped with strawberries and blueberries.
  • 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.