December 23, 2008
A University of Wisconsin–Madison engineer has been honored with the country's highest honor for scientists at the beginning of their research careers.
December 22, 2008
Seven members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), it was announced Dec. 18.
December 18, 2008
James Thomson, director of regenerative biology at the Morgridge Institute for Research and John D. MacArthur Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, has received the prestigious Massry Prize for 2008. The award recognizes Thomson for his groundbreaking discovery made a decade ago of human embryonic stem (ES) cells and his subsequent work in developing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
December 10, 2008
Ian Duncan, a neurology professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine, has been inducted into the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Volunteer Hall of Fame in…
November 20, 2008
Research done by University of Wisconsin–Madison social work professor Betty Kramer on end-of-life care has won her the Distinguished Researcher Award from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
November 19, 2008
Marina Emborg, medical physics, and Su-Chun Zhang, anatomy and neurology, received a grant from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation for a pilot study to explore the…
November 18, 2008
University of Wisconsin Law School Professor R. Alta Charo, a nationally prominent bioethicist, has been named by President-elect Barack Obama to his Transition Team.
November 12, 2008
A proposal to create a stealth drug, one that remains cloaked inside a cell until activated by a pathogen, has snared a high-profile $100,000 award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
November 11, 2008
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked ninth among research universities in the number of student Fulbright fellows, according to data recently released by the Fulbright program.
November 5, 2008
2008-09 faculty promotions and new appointments New tenure-track faculty College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: Alessandro Senes, biochemistry; Franco Milani, food science; Yiqun Weng, horticulture;…
October 22, 2008
Kumar Sridharan, Department of Engineering Physics, has been elected Fellow of American Society for Materials. Herbert Chen has been appointed vice chair of research for…
October 8, 2008
David L. Weimer, professor of public affairs and political science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named a fellow-elect of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).
October 2, 2008
University of Wisconsin–Madison William F. Vilas Professor of Anthropology Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney has been named John W. Kluge Distinguished Chair of Modern Culture by the Librarian of Congress.
September 24, 2008
Lisa Aarli has been named director of staff and programs for the Associated Students of Madison. Hans Adler, Department of German, has received the Halls-Bascom…
August 27, 2008
Geology and geophysics professor Jean Bahr has been elected vice president of the Geological Society of America for a one-year term from July 2008-June 2009.
August 26, 2008
Pamela Herd of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has won a $30,000 Rockefeller Foundation Innovation Award to Strengthen Social Security for Vulnerable Groups.
August 5, 2008
University of Wisconsin–Madison zoology professor Monica Turner was lauded Aug. 4 for work that was once criticized as "pseudoscience."
July 11, 2008
Assistant professor Susan Webb Yackee of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has won the Paul Volcker Endowment Junior Scholar Research Grant from the American Political Science Association's Public Administration Section.
June 2, 2008
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Teaching Academy has announced the induction of 12 new members, including four fellows and eight future faculty partners.
May 19, 2008
Innovative research that could help develop drugs to treat disorders such as epilepsy and cardiac arrhythmias, and a novel approach to advancing the understanding of how breast cancer cells lose the ability to respond positively to anti-estrogen therapy won two University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists 2008 Shaw Scientists Awards.