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Two faculty named American Academy fellows

April 30, 2007

Two faculty members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been elected Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

U.S. chemistry forecast: ‘Partly cloudy, chance of showers’

April 25, 2007

A report released this month by the National Academy of Sciences concludes that although the United States currently leads the world in most aspects of chemistry research, increasing international competition makes that position far from secure.

Chemistry professor receives National Science Board Public Service Award

April 17, 2007

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, a University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry professor who pioneered new ways to encourage public understanding of science through his enthusiastic communications and visually exciting chemical demonstrations, will receive the 2007 National Science Board Public Service Award.

Hidden gems: New composites are stiffer than diamond

February 14, 2007

Using a unique combination of barium titanate and tin, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have made the first known material that's stiffer than diamond.