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‘Grandfather of American Legal History’ Dies at 86

June 19, 1997

Emeritus Law Professor J. Willard Hurst, widely regarded as the grandfather of American legal history, died at his home Wednesday from throat cancer. He was 86.

Worldwide Micromechanics Forum Coming to Madison

June 18, 1997

An international gathering of more than 150 scientists in Madison this Friday and Saturday will explore the latest in the quest to fabricate the world's tiniest machines.

Hoslet To Assist University’s State Relations Effort

June 17, 1997

Charles Hoslet, the executive assistant in the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and former chief legal counsel to Gov. Tommy Thompson, has been named special assistant to the chancellor for state relations.

NSF Gives UW-Based Internet Scout Project $3 Million Boost

June 16, 1997

With the help of a three-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the UW–Madison-based Internet Scout Project will continue to help educators and students everywhere on the World Wide Web 'surf smarter, not longer.'

Calorie Restriction Reduces Age-Related Muscle Loss

June 16, 1997

Researchers at UW–Madison have found that limiting calorie intake later in life can stall some of the muscle deterioration that normally accompanies aging.

Chancellor Ward Honors Community Partners

June 13, 1997

Chancellor David Ward hosted a ceremony on Thursday, June 12 to honor the hundreds of 'good neighbors' who have formed community service partnerships with the university.

Summer Forum To Probe Medical Ethics Issues

June 12, 1997

Five experts will talk about bioethics, cloning, genetic testing, death and dying, and the new health care system during a four-week forum on medical ethics, June l7-July l0. All lectures are free and open to the public.

New Advances in Fish Farming Draw a Line Between the Sexes

June 11, 1997

UW-Madison food scientist Jeff Malison and his colleagues are developing methods to raise same sex or sterile fish populations that will result in greater yields for walleye and perch farmers.

Portland State Selects Bernstine as President

June 6, 1997

Daniel O. Bernstine, dean of the Law School, has been named president of Portland State University.

Nobel Prize Winner Peter Doherty To Lecture

June 5, 1997

Peter Doherty, an immunologist and co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, will deliver a lecture entitled 'Immunity in Respiratory Virus Infections' at noon on Wednesday, June 18.

‘Food for Thought’ Showcases UW–Madison Authors

June 4, 1997

The Kennedy Manor Dining Room and Bar is hosting “Food for Thought,” a series of three author dinners to benefit the Madison Public Library…

Argentina’s Burgeoning Milk Production Worries U.S. Dairy Exporters

June 4, 1997

UW-Madison agricultural economists Edward Jesse, Brad Barham and Tom Cox recently travelled to Argentina to assess the country's growing milk industry. Their conclusion: Anyone with plans to export U.S. dairy products better keep one eye on Argentina.

Library and Information Studies Director Named

June 3, 1997

Louise Robbins, a member of the School of Library and Information Studies faculty, has been named the school's new director.

DoIT Hosts Instructional Technology Open House

June 2, 1997

Faculty and instructional staff are invited to attend 'Going online -- with a little help from your friends,' an informal, drop-in forum June 2-4 that gives attendees a chance to learn about and test various teaching and learning technology.

Publication Features Biology Education at UW–Madison

June 2, 1997

Beyond Bio 101 -- a report from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)on innovation in undergraduate biology education -- features two initiatives from UW–Madison.

Campus Energy Reduction Plan To Be Discussed

May 30, 1997

With the possibility of an energy shortage this summer, Physical Plant will present its proposed Incremental Energy Reduction Plan at a meeting for campus…

Two Receive Grants for Developing Jewish Studies Courses

May 29, 1997

Two professors have received Course Incentive Grants of $4,000 each.

Seven Earn Named Professorships

May 28, 1997

Seven faculty were appointed last week to named professorships following university wide competition and approval by the UW System Board of Regents.

Study Links Automobile Accidents and Sleep Apnea

May 28, 1997

People with undiagnosed sleep apnea may be at greater risk for automobile accidents, researchers at UW Medical School have found.

Former Chancellor of Federal Republic of Germany To Visit Campus

May 27, 1997

The former chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany will visit the UW–Madison May 31. The occasion will be the first meeting…