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Ching Kung, Vilas Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences today in recognition of his "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research."
The American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) has chosen University of Wisconsin–Madison historian of science Gregg Mitman as its next president.
Eight members of the faculty were appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships in 2011. The appointments, which include $75,000 in research support…
Four University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members are among a list of pre-eminent scholars and leaders newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
One current and one emerita professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have received 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards, recognizing artists, scholars and scientists based on distinguished past achievement and exceptional future promise.
This year’s Romnes Faculty Fellowships recognize a baker’s dozen of talented, up-and-coming faculty from across campus.
Honors go to professors five to 20 years past first tenured position
Noted University of Wisconsin–Madison limnologist Stephen Carpenter has been awarded the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize, the world's most prestigious award for water-related activities, it was announced in Stockholm, Sweden today (Tuesday, March 22).
The Wisconsin Alumni Association is awarding honors this season to generations of University of Wisconsin–Madison graduates who make positive impacts on campus, across Wisconsin and in communities throughout the world.
In recognition of his pioneering work in isolating human stem cells and the promise they hold for the future of medicine, Wisconsin researcher James Thomson has been named a co-recipient of the 11th annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
Shewanella oneidensis is a bacterium known for its ability to break down heavy metals and make them less soluble in groundwater. If scientists could engineer the organism in certain ways, it could be used in a variety of environmental and biofuel applications, such as microbial fuel cells.
The quality of life for children with cystic fibrosis has been improving over the years, in part through earlier diagnosis and clinical intervention.
Three University of Wisconsin–Madison professors are among only 20 academics from throughout North America chosen this year to participate in a prestigious environmental leadership and communications training program.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering associate dean for research and Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering Gerald Kulcinski one of its highest honors for non-governmental employees. NASA Director Charles Bolden awarded Kulcinski the Exceptional Public Service Medal to recognize Kulcinski's leadership on the NASA Advisory Council from 2005 to 2009.
Three researchers with the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison received honors from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to explore the role housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of children, families and communities.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Meloche-Bascom Professor of Chemistry Martin Zanni is being honored for contributions to the advancement of science within his laboratory and beyond.
President Barack Obama has named a University of Wisconsin–Madison engineering physics professor as one of 15 recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), the highest federal award for mentoring in the country.
James Thomson, director of regenerative biology at the Morgridge Institute for Research and a University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher since 1994, learned this week that he is this year's co-winner of the prestigious King Faisal International Prize in Medicine.