Tag Faculty and staff

Mainstay clerk celebrates 50 years of reliability at UW Hospital

September 9, 2014

The Neurosciences ICU on the fourth floor of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is normally a hushed and darkened spot. It’s kept that way for the comfort of patients, who have recently survived brain surgery, stroke or some manner of head trauma. But on a Thursday in May, there was an uncharacteristic party going in the employee break room. It was a celebration of health unit clerk Sharon Dickey’s 50th anniversary at the hospital.

Legend in genetics at forefront of book about heroism during 20th century’s darkest hours

August 20, 2014

Waclaw Szybalski, 92, a genius of genetics who has been repeatedly mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize, grew up as an aspiring scientist during World War II in the eastern part of Poland. Many of Szybalski's most significant wartime roles concerned a decidedly applied type of science: He cooked TNT so the Polish resistance could sabotage rail lines. He participated in smuggling typhus vaccine to Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. And he fed lice and supervised "louse feeders."

Teatime becoming an institution at institutes

October 22, 2013

For David Krakauer, a cup of tea has long been as much a part of the research process as beakers, computers and lab benches.

Billups memorial set for Sunday, Dec. 11

December 8, 2011

LaMarr Billups, former senior special assistant to the chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and well-known Madison community leader, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11 at his home in Northern Virginia.