Tag Federal relations

Keeping Midwest culture alive

October 29, 2009

As stimulus spending goes, the impact of the $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures is fairly easy to quantify. It’s worth one associate director.

Cleaner, greener drug manufacturing

October 29, 2009

Nearly all pharmaceuticals are derived from crude oil and other simple chemical feedstocks through a series of complex, wasteful conversion steps.

Scientists hope to mimic nature’s dynamos

October 9, 2009

In the cosmos, all celestial objects - planets, stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies - have magnetic fields. On Earth, the magnetic field of our home planet is most easily observed in a compass where the needle points north.

Tracking bacteria evolution

August 11, 2009

Figuring out how unfriendly bacteria prepare themselves and future generations for life outside the friendly environment of their hosts could have a direct impact on public health.

Quantifying the lake food web

August 11, 2009

Wisconsin’s fish are what they eat, but is the pantry stocked exclusively from within the lake food web?

Harnessing an Alzheimer’s blocker

August 11, 2009

Regina Murphy, chemical engineering professor, and Jeffrey Johnson, pharmacy professor, are working together to disrupt a potential cause of Alzheimer’s disease.