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  • 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.
  • Photo: Paul Evans Evans, who led University Housing renewal and growth, to retire Feb. 6, 2014 The longtime leader of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s housing division is retiring. Paul Evans has announced that he will step down in late May.
  • Grants reward work of five faculty members Jan. 30, 2014 Five recipients of this year’s Research-Service Grants and Faculty Professional Development Grants have been announced.
  • Photo: Martin Cadwallader Cadwallader to step down from top UW-Madison research post Jan. 24, 2014 After an almost 13-year stint leading the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s vast research and graduate education enterprise, Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Martin Cadwallader announced today he is stepping down from the post to return to the faculty.
  • Photo: Kevin Reilly Statement of Chancellor Rebecca Blank on the resignation of Kevin Reilly July 30, 2013 Kevin Reilly's commitment to higher education has had a tremendously positive impact on our state.
  • Photo: Heather Daniels speaking into microphone Heather Daniels selected as secretary of the academic staff July 18, 2013 With a long history of both committee work and administrative coordination, Heather Daniels will draw on a wealth of experience as she becomes the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s secretary of the academic staff.
  • Photo: Cooper Hall rendering Pioneering UW nursing educator Signe Skott Cooper dies at 92 July 17, 2013 Signe Skott Cooper, who devoted over 60 years of her life to nursing education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and within the UW System, culminating in the naming of the future home of the School of Nursing for her, passed away on July 16, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Madison at the age of 92.
  • Retiring Berg looks forward to a future of mystery May 14, 2013 If Joanne Berg’s career history were to be summed up in a mystery book title, it might be called “The Case of the Woman Who Wore Many Hats.”