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  • 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
  • Photo: Climate Quest logo Winning climate change solutions range from meat processing to mindfulness Sept. 30, 2014 The Climate Quest competition to spur innovative climate change solutions is down to a field of five. At the Climate Quest Concept Pitch on Sept. 19, 18 teams presented their ideas to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs, who rated the ideas on many factors including creativity, scalability and potential impact. The panel selected five teams to advance to the next round of the competition.
  • Ray Owen In memoriam: Ray D. Owen discovered immune tolerance, paved the way for organ transplantation Sept. 26, 2014 Ray D. Owen, who died on Sept. 21 in Pasadena, California, at the age of 98, discovered the phenomenon of immune tolerance, fueling a revolution in immunology and laying the foundation for the successful transplantation of human organs. Owen left Madison in 1947 to join the faculty at Caltech, where he remained for the rest of his long, distinguished career. His later work included studies on human antibodies, blood-group antigens, and the evolution of immune systems.
  • William Cronon Environmental historian William Cronon awarded Wilderness Society’s highest honor Sept. 25, 2014 Environmental historian and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor William Cronon has been presented with The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award — the organization’s highest civilian honor — for his contributions to the protection of America’s wild places. The award, named for wilderness visionary Robert Marshall, is given to a private citizen who has made outstanding, long-term contributions to conservation and fostering an American land ethic.
  • Sharon Dickey Mainstay clerk celebrates 50 years of reliability at UW Hospital Sept. 9, 2014 The Neurosciences ICU on the fourth floor of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is normally a hushed and darkened spot. It’s kept that way for the comfort of patients, who have recently survived brain surgery, stroke or some manner of head trauma. But on a Thursday in May, there was an uncharacteristic party going in the employee break room. It was a celebration of health unit clerk Sharon Dickey’s 50th anniversary at the hospital.