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Lynn Edlefson, campus child care coordinator and director of the Office of Child Care & Family Resources, and Steve Cramer, associate dean for academic affairs of the College of Engineering, are the recipients of this year’s Women's Philanthropy Council (WPC) Champion Awards at UW–Madison.
Miron Livny, a UW–Madison computer sciences professor and director of core computational technology at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, has been honored for his groundbreaking contributions to the field with the 2013 High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) Achievement Award.
Stephanie Tai, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has been selected as the 2013-14 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Federal Judicial Center. Tai will spend her fellowship year in the center’s Research Division beginning in the fall.
Richard Davis can add one more leaf to his many laurels. On Thursday, June 27, the National Endowment for the Arts named Davis, a professor of bass, jazz history, and combo improvisation at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, one of four 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, considered one of the highest honors in jazz.
Michele Hilmes, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Arts, has received a Fulbright Award to enable her to conduct research into "transnational" British and American broadcasting at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom for six months in 2013-14.
In an effort to improve microorganisms that can sustainably produce fuels and chemicals, a University of Wisconsin–Madison engineer is using a U.S. Department of Energy award to study what - if anything - gets lost in the translation of genetic information.