The Wisconsin Week Wire — June 15, 2011
Chancellor leaving UW–Madison for Amherst College presidency
Chancellor Biddy Martin announced June 14 that she is leaving the university to become president of Amherst College.
Research establishment spawns research-supply spinoffs
The immense variety of biological research at UW–Madison has spawned a range of companies that produce the complex supplies, materials and expertise needed by food, health and pharmaceuticals companies and by basic researchers.
Scientists solve membrane protein mystery
A UW–Madison research team has solved a 25-year mystery that may lead to better treatments for people with learning deficits and mental retardation.
UW–Madison starts new dual-degree program in neuroscience and law
UW–Madison has established an integrated dual-degree program in neuroscience and law that offers students the opportunity to earn a Ph.D. in neuroscience and a J.D. in law.
Four finalists identified for top research job
Four individuals have been named finalists for UW–Madison’s top research job, announced June 10.
UW–Madison names chief information officer
Bruce Maas, chief information officer at UW–Milwaukee, has been named the next information technology leader at UW–Madison.
‘Enrique’s Journey’ chosen for Go Big Read program
Chancellor Biddy Martin has selected “Enrique’s Journey” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario as the book for the third year of Go Big Read.