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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.
Using more than 2 million images collected by NASA’s orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of Wisconsin scientists has stitched together a dramatic 360-degree portrait of the Milky Way, providing new details of our galaxy’s structure and contents.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which enforces the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), completed its investigation of animal care at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Contributing expertise in such areas as advanced manufacturing, controls and high-performance computing, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will play a key role a $320 million initiative to create and apply cutting-edge technologies to advance U.S. global competitiveness in manufacturing.
President Barack Obama has nominated Maria Cancian, an associate dean and professor in the College of Letters & Science, for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Faced with a federal funding shortfall, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has decided to shut down its Synchrotron Radiation Center near Stoughton on March 7.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is in Washington, D.C., today (Thursday, Jan. 16) with a set of initiatives to strengthen the university's commitment to making college accessible to low-income students.
Despite flat research expenditures nationwide, the University of Wisconsin–Madison research enterprise grew by a tad more than 5 percent in 2012 and inched up to number three in the rankings among all U.S. universities, according to statistics released by the National Science Foundation (NSF).