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Public Lecture Kicks Off Education Week

November 14, 1997

American Education Week, Nov. 17-21, will be commemorated by the School of Education with a free public lecture by Lee S. Shulman Nov. 19,…

Library Bridges Atlantic With Joint Web Project

November 14, 1997


‘Potomac Watch’ Columnist To Share Beltway Insights

November 13, 1997

Paul Gigot, the author of the popular and influential 'Potomac Watch' column in The Wall Street Journal, will give a public lecture at UW–Madison Nov. 17.

Faculty Divided on Alternative GPA

November 12, 1997

Faculty have divergent feelings about grading - and in particular about an adjusted GPA, also known as an achievement index, developed by a statistics professor at Duke University.

UW Department Cited for Research, Clinical Excellence

November 11, 1997

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is ranked among the 10 'best overall' eye programs in the country in the Oct. 1 issue of Ophthalmology Times.

Chancellor: Effort Needed To Keep the UW Miracle Alive

November 7, 1997

Chancellor David Ward encouraged the university community Monday to keep practicing good works, take part in the campus self-evaluation process and become politically active so that UW–Madison can meet the challenges of the future.

A Lost World Found

November 7, 1997

In the dusty disorder of the preparation room at UW–Madison's Geology Museum, formless chunks of plaster and sediment are slowly giving way to the sleek, black bones of a Triceratops.

Moderate Social Drinking During Pregnancy Risks Infant Health

November 7, 1997

A study conducted at the Harlow Primate Laboratory demonstrates for the first time in a laboratory setting that even moderate drinking can harm infant development.

Graduate Student Died From Dengue Fever

November 6, 1997


Writing a New Prescription

November 6, 1997

At first blush, the matching of pharmacy student Jaimee Blanchard, 20, and retired teacher Hortense Sperling, 98, may seem unusual. But UW School of Pharmacy administrators are convinced such a pairing will make Blanchard a better pharmacist.

Biomedical Engineering Program Receives $1 Million Boost

November 5, 1997

The Whitaker Foundation has awarded UW–Madison $1 million to accelerate the expansion of its undergraduate and graduate programs in biomedical engineering.

White House Installs Sculpture by UW–Madison Art Professor

November 5, 1997

The Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at the White House will be home for the next year to a new sculpture by Truman Lowe, professor of art at UW–Madison.

Black Panther Organizer Brings Message of Activism to Campus

November 5, 1997

Bobby Seale, co-founder and former chair of the Black Panther Party, will speak as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Wisconsin Union Theater.

‘Art in the Health Services’ Series Features Photos

November 4, 1997

University Health Services (UHS) continues its Art in the Health Services series with 'Projective Palimpsest: Photographs by Sean Buse,' showing through Nov. 21.

Regents Approve Center for Learning Technology

November 3, 1997

The UW System says it is taking a giant leap forward in the technology learning market with the creation of its Center for Learning Innovation.

Nine Faculty Chosen for ‘The Madison 50’

October 30, 1997

Nine faculty members will be named as part of 'The Madison 50' in the November issue of Madison Magazine, available on newsstands Oct. 27.

Finalists Named in Law School Dean Search

October 30, 1997

A search committee recommended on Oct. 28 an unranked list of finalists for the position of dean of University of Wisconsin Law School to Chancellor David Ward.

‘Turn of the Screw’ Begins Operatic Festival

October 29, 1997

A year-long celebration of Karlos Moser's direction of The University Opera will begin on a spooky note Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Music Hall with a production of 'The Turn of the Screw.' Moser retired in May after 36 years in the School of Music.

Foley Receives Presidential Early Career Award

October 28, 1997

Jonathan A. Foley, a UW–Madison professor of atmospheric and oceanic science, is among 60 scholars nationwide selected to receive the federal government's highest honor for a young scientist.

Study: Social Drinking During Pregnancy Risks Infant Health

October 28, 1997

A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Harlow Primate Laboratory demonstrates for the first time in a laboratory setting that even moderate drinking can harm infant development.