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New director leads major changes in campus human research protection program

May 6, 2021

Gretchen Anding is implementing steps that will allow for greater collaboration, consistency and communication in the compliance process.

UW grad combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

April 30, 2021

Abi Fergus says understanding tribal citizens’ attitudes toward wolves helped her stay in touch with the human dimension of her research.

Great Lakes research to fuel emerging bioeconomy

April 29, 2021

GLBRC is laying the groundwork for economically viable and environmentally sustainable biorefineries that use dedicated bioenergy crops grown on land unsuitable for food production — work that could serve as a cornerstone for an emerging bioeconomy.

Tom Brock, who discovered world-changing extremophiles, dies at 94

April 26, 2021

One of the species Brock discovered helped usher in the modern era of molecular biology and underpins today’s PCR tests for the COVID-19 virus.

Human-Computer Interaction focuses on technology to improve daily lives

April 21, 2021

Human-Computer Interaction research at UW–Madison aims to make technology more accessible while fostering efficiency in human-centered tasks.

Wendt appointed associate vice chancellor for research in the physical sciences

April 20, 2021

“My unintended role as a trailblazer has led to a career-long pursuit of diversity in STEM,” says Wendt, a professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Advanced microscopy technique could help UW reach new frontiers in the biosciences

April 15, 2021

At its most basic level, it takes pictures. That’s the scaled-down explanation of cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM. But it’s so much more than that.

UW–Madison alum’s mask makes Time magazine’s list of best inventions of 2020

April 13, 2021

Max Bock-Aronson says his UW engineering education, and the opportunities he had as a student, played a crucial role developing his entrepreneurial skills.

New UW–Madison campus sustainability map goes live

April 8, 2021

The interactive map enables viewers to travel around campus virtually to explore sustainability initiatives. Clicking on the more than 300 features brings up a description of achievements.

Off to a busy start, data institute responds to COVID and seeks director

April 8, 2021

The American Family Insurance Data Science Institute’s first two years have been nothing if not eventful. Choosing a director is the next big project.