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Where Fossils Fear To Tread
Scientists Follow Genes To An Ancient Ancestor

August 13, 1997

Some 600 or 700 million years ago, before animal life made a sudden evolutionary shift and diverged into nearly all the major animal divisions we know from fossils, primitive animals were inventing the genes that would make it all possible.

Sleep Apnea Is a Risk Factor for Hypertension

August 13, 1997

Chronic high blood pressure can be linked to sleep apnea, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School have found.

Statement On Primate Center Policy By UW–Madison Graduate School Dean Virginia Hinshaw

August 11, 1997

“I called a meeting this morning with Primate Center officials to obtain information about all exceptions that were made to the June 15, 1989…

UW Computing Network Takes Flight With Intel Grant

August 11, 1997

A $4.8 million equipment grant from Intel Corp. to the University of Wisconsin–Madison will help expand the arc of 'Condor,' a UW-inspired program that turns idle desktop computers into powerful research tools.

Follow the Women’s Soccer Team Around Europe

August 8, 1997

The women's soccer team has a Web site where they are posting a daily digital diary and photo album of their 13-day training and cultural trip to Europe.

UW-Madison’s TTY Service Earns State Award

August 7, 1997

UW-Madison is easing the telecommunications challenge for people who cannot use a standard telephone - and its efforts have earned it a state award.

Workshops To Assist High-Growth Companies With Financing

August 4, 1997

High-growth companies that expect they will need financing in the near future can receive expert assistance at one-day workshops being presented throughout the state…

Jacobsen Wins Top National Service Award

August 1, 1997

The head of library services at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, Larry Jacobsen, has won the 1997 American Society of Primatologists Distinguished Service Award.

Still with no new budget, regents set fall tuition

August 1, 1997

After saying it delayed the decision as long as it could, the UW System Board of Regents approved fall semester tuition rates at its July 25 meeting.

Luker Leaving DoIT To Join Educom

August 1, 1997

Mark Luker, director of the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and chief information officer at UW–Madison, has accepted a position as vice president of Educom, a nonprofit consortium of 600 colleges and universities.

Campus Parking Meter Rates Increase

July 31, 1997

Starting Aug. 1, parking meter rates on campus will increase to 75 cents per hour, the same as downtown rates in the City of Madison.

Conference to Focus on Distance Education

July 31, 1997

The 13th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning will be held Aug. 6-8 at the Holiday Inn West in Madison, drawing 1,000 people from around the country.

A+ Program Reaches Out to Low-Income Minority Children

July 31, 1997

More than 50 low-income and minority kids from Madison received a fun, fast-paced introduction to UW–Madison last week, through a new program that mixes academics with athletics.

‘Virtual Design’ Has Real Potential for New Products

July 29, 1997

Rajit Gadh wants to unshackle design engineers from the mouse and the keyboard, giving them an approach to computer design as natural as chatting with a colleague.

Dahlberg Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

July 24, 1997

James E. Dahlberg, the UW–Madison Hilldale professor of biomolecular chemistry, has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

Eisinger to Take Position at Wayne State

July 22, 1997

Peter Eisinger, Hawkins Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and former director of the Robert M. La Follette Institute of Public Affairs at UW–Madison, has accepted a teaching position at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.

UW-Madison Ranked Among Top ‘Techno MBA’ Programs

July 21, 1997

The School of Business has one of the nation's top 25 'Techno MBA programs' according to an assessment of graduate business school Information Systems programs in Computerworld.

UW-Madison Ranked Among Top ‘Techno MBA’ Programs

July 18, 1997

The School of Business has one of the nation's top 25 'Techno MBA programs' according to an assessment of graduate business school Information Systems programs in Computerworld.

Law School Interim Dean Announced

July 17, 1997

Kenneth B. Davis Jr., James E. and Ruth B. Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law, has been named interim dean of the Law School.

Robinson Wins Prize in Math Programming

July 16, 1997

Stephen Robinson, professor of industrial engineering and computer sciences, has won a top international award for mathematical programmers.