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  • Photo: DNA extraction Neal First, whose work led to cattle cloning, dies at 84 Dec. 18, 2014 Emeritus Professor Neal First, a pioneer in cattle reproduction and cloning who studied animal physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 45 years, died Nov. 20 from complications of cancer.
  • UW System libraries unite to improve user experience Dec. 11, 2014 Using library resources throughout the University of Wisconsin System is about to get easier. After nearly two years of intensive work, libraries around the system will migrate to a unified library services platform (LSP) in January.
  • Photo: Deyang Qu With new professor, university-industry effort to focus on energy storage Dec. 11, 2014 With expertise in energy storage systems for electric vehicles, smart-grid technology and military applications, Deyang Qu will be the first Johnson Controls Endowed Professor in Energy Storage Research.
  • Illustration: Hamel Music Center New music performance center named in honor of Hamel family Dec. 5, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced today that the new music performance center at the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue will be named in honor of Pamela Hamel and UW-Madison alumnus George Hamel.
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association honors Horicon native, now Silicon Valley leader, with Distinguished Alumni Award Nov. 18, 2014
  • Photo: Researcher in lab Grad program honored for closing science-society gap Nov. 18, 2014 The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Neuroscience and Public Policy Program was honored by the Society for Neuroscience with the Neuroscience Graduate Program Achievement Award.
  • Photo: Education Building School of Education’s Underwood to return to faculty Nov. 14, 2014 After nearly a decade leading UW-Madison’s School of Education, Dean Julie Underwood announced today that she is stepping aside from her post in August 2015 to return to the faculty.
  • Photo: Hans Schneider Hans Schneider, leading mathematician, dies Oct. 30, 2014 Hans Schneider, the UW-Madison James Joseph Sylvester professor emeritus of mathematics who devoted his life to the revival of the classical field of linear algebra, died of esophageal cancer Tuesday, Oct. 28. He was 87.
  • UW-Madison awarded $8.3 million for new urological research center Oct. 28, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded an $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a research center focused on urological health. The George O’Brien Center at UW-Madison is a collaboration with the University of Massachusetts-Boston to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of male urinary symptoms associated with hormones, aging, obesity and benign prostate enlargement.
  • Photo: Engineers' Day Engineering alumni honored with Distinguished Achievement Awards Oct. 23, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering will honor the achievements of eight distinguished alumni during the 67th annual Engineers’ Day celebration Friday, Oct. 24.
  • Photo: Meredith McGlone Meredith McGlone to head UW–Madison news and media relations Oct. 23, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has hired an experienced newspaper editor with deep ties to Wisconsin as its new director of news and media relations.
  • Photo: Teresa Adams UW-Madison to launch new transportation workforce center Oct. 22, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is launching a new center aimed at bolstering the Midwest transportation industry by providing training and opportunities for more people to pursue careers in transportation.
  • Photo: Trisha Andrew UW-Madison chemist named Packard Fellow Oct. 16, 2014 Trisha Andrew, a University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 18 early career scientists from around the country named a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering. The award includes a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue research and is given in recognition of the potential significance of scholarship and innovation from the nation’s most promising young scientists and engineers.
  • WCER: Five decades of improving teaching and learning Oct. 16, 2014 One of the first centers of its kind, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is preparing to celebrate 50 years of educational policy research and initiatives.
  • Photo: WARF logo WARF grants more than $70 million to support UW-Madison Oct. 14, 2014 The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the nonprofit foundation that helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment at UW–Madison, has granted the university $59 million for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
  • Photo: Home economics education major teaching high school students Class of ’64 returns for half-century reunion Oct. 9, 2014 According to Joan Lappin, there were eight things women were allowed to be when she graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1964: school teacher, bank teller, secretary, stewardess, librarian, department store buyer, nurse and social worker.
  • Photo: Haley Laundrie UW-Madison student represents state as Miss Wisconsin USA Oct. 8, 2014 At first glance, UW-Madison junior Haley Laundrie may seem like your typical college student. The 20-year-old from Lake Mills, Wisconsin, studies communication arts and legal studies, works with the Wisconsin Business World, a summer business camp for high school students, and volunteers for UW-Madison’s chapter of Best Buddies, which connects students with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Outside of the classroom, however, Laundrie represents the state as Miss Wisconsin USA.
  • Seven international centers at UW-Madison to share $3.4 million in federal grants Oct. 7, 2014 Seven area and international studies centers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive more than $3.4 million in federal Title VI grants for the 2014-15 academic year under the National Resource Centers (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education. According to the department, UW-Madison has been awarded $1,641,580 for NRCs and $1,776,000 for FLAS scholarships for 2014. Over the four-year cycle of these awards, the university stands to receive nearly $13.7 million through 2018.
  • Alt: Collegiate Inventors Competition Two UW student teams named finalists in national inventors competition Oct. 3, 2014 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate teams are among only seven finalists for the 2014 National Collegiate Inventors Competition, which honors the latest in student creativity and innovation.
  • Photo: Wisconsin Science Festival Phi Beta Kappa Society recognizes Wisconsin Science Festival Sept. 30, 2014