U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) appeared for a luncheon and speech at the Microbial Sciences Building Feb. 17. The senator's visit was hosted by UW–Madison's Office of Federal Relations, the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science.
For many people, outer space and agriculture do not go together. But Simon Gilroy, professor of botany at UW–Madison, is working to learn how to effectively grow plants, and eventually gardens, in space. A sustainable, self-contained food source will allow astronauts to travel farther.
In May 2007, hundreds of freshwater drum - also known as sheepshead - turned up dead in Lake Winnebago and nearby Little Lake Butte des Morts, both inland lakes near Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The fish were splotched with red and their eyes were swollen and bulging.
A global effort to create a new computer ecosystem that is easily accessible to people with disabilities, senior citizens and others with special needs is set to become reality through a $20 million federal grant to the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, a multi-institutional research center based at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, has inked a new contract with the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will provide nearly $20 million in support over the next five years.
Platinum is a highly reactive and in-demand catalyst across the chemical and energy industries, but a team of University of Wisconsin—Madison and Georgia Institute of Technology scientists could reduce the world's dependence on this scarce and expensive metal.
Eighteenth-century handwriting may be elegant, but it isn’t always legible. However, a team of UW–Madison students has “decoded” a historic ledger for the Smithsonian’s American Enterprise exhibit, bringing to life a unique record of American life 250 years ago.
A class of history students and their professor, Ann Smart Martin, are celebrating the July 1 opening of the American Enterprise exhibition at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., which was researched and curated by the UW–Madison team.
Avian influenza has made headlines in Wisconsin and several other states in recent weeks. The University of Wisconsin—Madison and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) are on the front line in responding to and understanding the virus and providing critical testing for food producers and commercial and private flock owners.
In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices, a team of University of Wisconsin—Madison researchers has collaborated with researchers in the Madison-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to develop a surprising solution: a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.
Two longtime congressional leaders will be on campus Monday, April 13 to discuss crucial issues for Wisconsin residents - and the importance of civic participation in bipartisan discussion on key policy issues.
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application.
The university is poised to help lead the national conversation to address the systemic flaws within the American biomedical research enterprise and will host a workshop April 11 to share ideas on how to fix it.
According to figures released today by the National Science Foundation (NSF), research expenditures at the University of Wisconsin—Madison took a slight dip in 2013, landing Wisconsin’s flagship university in the number four spot among universities nationwide.
The percentage of undergraduates at UW–Madison who use student loans and the amount they borrow rose slightly from last year but remain below national averages, according to a report from the Office of Student Financial Aid.