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  • 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.
  • Students win Burrill competition with drug delivery device April 18, 2005 Students in business and biomedical engineering created a drug delivery device and a company called Ratio that won them a $10,000 first prize in the G. Steven Burrill Technology Business Plan Competition at UW-Madison.
  • New 'rich media' message created for business community April 14, 2005 The Office of Corporate Relations has produced a new "rich media" communication for the business community describing the services of OCR and the resources of UW-Madison.
  • Housing conference to examine Wisconsin’s TIF system April 13, 2005 The state's Tax Incremental Finance system and how it helps communities develop is the focus of this year's Wisconsin Housing Conference on Friday, May 13 at the Fluno Center.
  • Bioethicists to ponder biotechnology and the brain April 12, 2005 Researchers at UW-Madison will be featured among several experts gathering at the Fourth Annual International Bioethics Forum on Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22, to discuss a range of ethical issues.
  • Student entrepreneurs preparing for competition April 11, 2005 A competition showcasing student entrepreneurs' innovative business ideas - ranging from devices that can save firefighters' lives in blazing buildings to making online transactions more secure - will kick off on Friday, April 15.
  • WiCell Research Institute hires international PR firm April 6, 2005 In the upper Midwest, modesty is considered a virtue. But in the competitive world of stem cell research, not tooting your own horn enough can be counterproductive. That, in a nutshell, is why the five-year-old WiCell Research Institute on the UW-Madison campus has hired an international public relations firm and its Cambridge, Massachusetts biotech arm to tell the world about WiCell's stem cell work.
  • Revamped evening MBA program gets global infusion April 5, 2005 An intensive program review and student surveys have prompted major curriculum revisions in the Evening MBA program (EvMBA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.
  • MBA program ranked 37th by U.S. News April 4, 2005 In its April 1 ranking of MBA programs, U.S. News & World Report ranked UW-Madison 37th among all U.S. programs. Last year the program jumped 10 spots to get to 36th.
  • U.S. News grad rankings show diverse strengths April 1, 2005 A range of academic programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are again near the head of the class in national graduate school rankings released today (April 1) by U.S. News and World Report.
  • CIBER announces international business case competition April 1, 2005 UW-Madison's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) announces its inaugural MBA International Business Case Competition in April, plus other upcoming events.
  • Online banking services no longer a differentiator, but a necessity March 23, 2005 Credit union marketers no longer view offering online products and services as means of differentiating themselves from competitors, but as a necessity for doing business, according to a recently-released research report on online marketing trends by the UW E-Business Consortium.