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  • Photo: Ernest Micek New $3M distinguished chair at UW-Madison honors influential alumnus Jan. 28, 2015 A newly established professorship will allow the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire new faculty to build upon its widely recognized leadership in chemical and biological engineering. Supported by a $3 million commitment from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the Ernest Micek Distinguished Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering will honor a UW-Madison graduate with a long record of service to UW-Madison.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Nelson named UW CIO chief of staff Sept. 3, 2014 Don Nelson has been named chief of staff for the Office of Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nelson has been the Director of State Relations for the UW for the past six years. - See more at: http://www.doit.wisc.edu/news/nelson-named-uw-cio-chief-staff/#sthash.8567EjlX.dpuf
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • 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).
  • 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: 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.