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Faculty and staff invited to thank Morgridges for historic gift

Photo: Jeff Miller On Saturday, John and Tashia Morgridge  announced a landmark $100 million gift to support new and enhanced professorships…

After 26 years in flight, Murdoch lands with UW Naval ROTC

Capt. Christopher Murdoch, who spent 26 years on active duty in some of the world’s major trouble spots as an aviator in the U.S. Navy, has taken command of the UW–Madison Naval ROTC unit. During a July ceremony, Murdoch took over for Capt. Russ Haas, who retired after three years as Wisconsin ROTC’s commanding officer.

Mainstay clerk celebrates 50 years of reliability at UW Hospital

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

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."

Two faculty members named Steenbock Professors

University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members Jin-Yi Cai and Robert Hamers have been named Steenbock Professors.

Eight professors receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

Eight promising young members of the UW–Madison faculty have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.