Stories indexed under: Milestones

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  • Sarah Mangelsdorf Campus does anything but cease in the summer Sept. 2, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is host to boundless opportunities, happenings, changes and more — even when school’s out for the summer. Whether you were around to experience some of the new developments yourself, or taking a break from the everyday bustle of campus life, there was no shortage of activity at the university over the summer.
  • Research and graduate education transition includes familiar, new faces Aug. 26, 2014 As UW-Madison’s research and graduate education programs begin an historic transition, there will be many familiar faces and a few new ones on the third floor of Bascom Hall.
  • Waclaw Szybalski Legend in genetics at forefront of book about heroism during 20th century's darkest hours Aug. 20, 2014 Waclaw Szybalski, 92, a genius of genetics who has been repeatedly mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize, grew up as an aspiring scientist during World War II in the eastern part of Poland. Many of Szybalski's most significant wartime roles concerned a decidedly applied type of science: He cooked TNT so the Polish resistance could sabotage rail lines. He participated in smuggling typhus vaccine to Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. And he fed lice and supervised "louse feeders."
  • Ken Cameron Herbarium director receives award for telling the story of plants Aug. 19, 2014 Ken Cameron, director of the Wisconsin State Herbarium, received the Peter Raven Award from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists Aug. 5. Cameron, also a professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a world expert on the orchid family.
  • Photo: Martin Cadwallader at table being interviewed After 13 years, Cadwallader steps down from top research post Aug. 19, 2014 In 1990, when first appointed as an associate dean in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School, geographer Martin Cadwallader had no idea what was over the horizon. Twenty-four years later, after rising through the leadership ranks and serving for 13 years as dean of the Graduate School and vice chancellor for research, Cadwallader prepares to step down from one of the university’s most critical posts. At the end of August he willreturn to the faculty and a cherished role as teacher and scholar.
  • Photo: Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory McKenna to retire from Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Aug. 8, 2014 They say blood is thicker than water. So much so, that even the volume of water in all of Madison's lakes is still too thin for Thomas McKenna, director of the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL). After seven years in the role, he is officially retiring from the lab and moving to Massachusetts to be closer to his grown daughters.
  • Photo: Sarah Mangelsdorf gesturing Mangelsdorf looks forward to listening, leading Aug. 5, 2014 Sarah Mangelsdorf has been told about “Jump Around.” She’s enjoyed time on the Terrace for cheese curds and a view of Lake Mendota. And she’s run to Picnic Point a few times. “I consider myself doing an ethnography,” Mangelsdorf says. “You really can’t come in from the outside and have a vision for a place you don’t yet truly understand.”
  • Tom Mohs Wisconsin plastics industry has roots in modest, multitalented UW-Madison professor July 24, 2014 “The Graduate” is a running joke in the plastics industry. In that 1967 Dustin Hoffman movie, a character famously — and accurately — summarized the future in one word: “Plastics.” The movie may have been influential, but Tom Mohs, founder of the Madison plastics manufacturer Placon, says he owes nothing to it. “I was already buying my second thermoforming machine when the movie came out,” says Mohs. “No, I owe it to Ron Daggett.”
  • Photo: Rebecca Blank Chancellor Blank joins Council on Competitiveness July 22, 2014 University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has joined the Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that seeks to generate public policy solutions to drive U.S. economic growth.
  • Paul M. DeLuca Jr. After more than four decades, DeLuca to retire July 22, 2014 For most of Paul M. DeLuca Jr.’s life, fall has signaled the beginning of a new school year. But not this fall. After more than four decades on campus, DeLuca will retire as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs on Aug. 4.
  • Photo: Aaron Olver Olver to lead University Research Park July 16, 2014 Aaron Olver, a former secretary of the state Department of Commerce and head of Madison’s economic development division, has been hired as managing director of University Research Park (URP).
  • Photo: Susan Horwitz Computer scientist and devoted educator Susan B. Horwitz dies July 15, 2014 Professor of Computer Sciences Susan B. Horwitz, a devoted educator and researcher noted for service to her discipline on both the university and national levels, died June 11 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Horwitz, who was 59, had been battling stomach cancer.
  • Photo: Susan Yacke UW-Madison ranks 4th for public administration research July 14, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ranked fourth worldwide for public administration research in a new study published by the Journal of Public Affairs Education.
  • Photo: Howard Karp Howard Karp, pianist and musical patriarch, dies at 84 July 8, 2014 Howard Karp, professor emeritus of piano at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, died of complications of cardiac arrest on Monday, June 30 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, close to his beloved summer home in Estes Park. He was 84.
  • Elaine and Christine Bower Opportunity to represent Team USA arrives 34 years later June 10, 2014 Elaine Bower is finally fulfilling a dream that's been more than 34 years in the making.
  • Photo: Guido Podestá Podestá named vice provost and dean of international studies May 22, 2014 Guido Podestá, interim vice provost and dean of international studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named to the position on a permanent basis.
  • Photo: Rebecca Blank Chancellor honors more than 100 award-winning undergraduates May 6, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank joined colleagues including outgoing Provost Paul DeLuca and Interim Vice Provost Chris Olsen on Monday to recognize students for excellence in research.
  • Photo: Marsha Mailick Mailick to join Graduate School April 28, 2014 Marsha Mailick, a longtime University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member and veteran of research leadership roles at the university, has been selected by Chancellor Rebecca Blank as interim successor to Martin Cadwallader, who is returning to the faculty.
  • Photo: Susan LaBelle Experienced executive LaBelle to lead Office of Corporate Relations Feb. 13, 2014 Susan LaBelle, a veteran private sector executive and economic development leader who has taught in the UW-Madison master's in biotechnology program, has been selected to head the university's Office of Corporate Relations (OCR).
  • Eric Englund Law School clinic founders win Best of Madison Business Award Feb. 12, 2014 Anne Smith and Eric Englund, co-founders of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at University of Wisconsin Law School, recently received a 2014 Best of Madison Business Award from Madison Magazine.