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Avian influenza has made headlines in Wisconsin and several other states in recent weeks. The University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) are on the front line in responding to and understanding the virus and providing critical testing for food producers and commercial and private flock owners.
In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers has collaborated with researchers in the Madison-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to develop a surprising solution: a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.
Marsha Mailick talks about the challenges and opportunities the research enterprise faces during this time of transition and budgetary uncertainty.
Two longtime congressional leaders will be on campus Monday, April 13 to discuss crucial issues for Wisconsin residents - and the importance of civic participation in bipartisan discussion on key policy issues.
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application.
The university is poised to help lead the national conversation to address the systemic flaws within the American biomedical research enterprise and will host a workshop April 11 to share ideas on how to fix it.
According to figures released today by the National Science Foundation (NSF), research expenditures at the University of Wisconsin–Madison took a slight dip in 2013, landing Wisconsin’s flagship university in the number four spot among universities nationwide.
The percentage of undergraduates at UW–Madison who use student loans and the amount they borrow rose slightly from last year but remain below national averages, according to a report from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
President Barack Obama unveiled a new proposal on Thursday to provide two years of free community college tuition to students who maintain good grades.
Dan Negrut, a University of Wisconsin–Madison associate professor of mechanical engineering, has received a $1.8 million grant from the Army to harness the power of supercomputers to set up a simulation software infrastructure and allow both military and civilian vehicle makers to better understand — and predict — how vehicles will respond to deformable terrain, such as sand, mud or riverbeds.
Seven area and international studies centers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will receive more than $3.4 million in federal Title VI grants for the 2014-15 academic year under the National Resource Centers (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education. According to the department, UW–Madison has been awarded $1,641,580 for NRCs and $1,776,000 for FLAS scholarships for 2014. Over the four-year cycle of these awards, the university stands to receive nearly $13.7 million through 2018.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has joined the Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that seeks to generate public policy solutions to drive U.S. economic growth.
Innovative new materials drive advances in virtually every product and industry imaginable - healthcare, transportation, energy, electronics, and many others.
Ben Miller, who has served as the University of Wisconsin–Madison's interim director of federal relations for the past nine months, has been named to that role on a permanent basis.
Using a state-of-the-art microscope and new methods in image processing, a multi-institutional team of researchers has devised an inventive way to measure the positions of single atomic sites in materials more precisely than ever before.
Thirteen University of Wisconsin–Madison students have received 2014-15 fellowships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the country's flagship program for international exchange.
Studying stream bubbles isn't exactly a walk in the park - what with the mud and ticks, the long days hiking and swimming through mucky streams, the sun exposure and scratching brush.
U.S. President Barack Obama honored an outstanding University of Wisconsin–Madison engineer this week when he recognized recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
If you’re conducting quantitative research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, regardless of discipline, chances are there is a “next level” of discovery that could be unlocked through advanced computing.
What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to convert biomass into fuel.