A pioneering University of Wisconsin–Madison project that was among the first to deliver accurate, understandable and appealing science to the infant World Wide Web has finally found a home between the covers of a book. On Tuesday, April 28, Penguin will release "The Why Files: The Science Behind the News."
John Hall, a gifted historian and an active-duty career U.S. Army officer, has been named the Ambrose-Hesseltine Professor in U.S. Military History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
A certified public accountant with 24 years of experience has been named the University of Wisconsin–Madison's next director of auxiliary operations analysis, Darrell Bazzell, vice chancellor for administration, announced today (March 27).
A University of Wisconsin–Madison hydrologist widely known for his work in watershed protection has been named the university's next Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor.
Troy Runge, research director at Kimberly-Clark Corp., has been named director of the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative (WBI).
Patrick Kass, director of parking and transportation services at the University of Arizona, has been selected to lead Transportation Services at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Patrick Farrell, who has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since April 2006, will return to the College of Engineering faculty at the end of the fall semester.
Tim Smeeding knows something about horses, and about success. He strides to his office chalkboard, and in an animated style, picks up a piece of chalk and starts scribbling away. An equation comes into view: “Success = an idea, the money, and the horses to get it done.” Smeeding, the new director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, has lived out that equation many times.
The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs is marking its 25th anniversary with an expanded issue of the La Follette Policy Report that showcases Wisconsin public affairs research.
Ten years ago today (Nov. 6, 1998), the publication in the journal Science of a short paper entitled "Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Derived from Human Blastocysts" rocked biology - and the world - as the all-purpose stem cell and its possibilities were ushered into the limelight.
Gregg Mitman, a science historian at UW–Madison, has been named interim director of the university’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Louis Butler Jr., a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and the first African American to sit on the state's highest court, will teach at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Law School.
WiscAlerts-Text, UW–Madison’s new emergency text-messaging service, reached the 10,000 subscriber mark on Aug. 5.
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has hired a translator to connect researchers who would normally live in entirely separate research worlds.
Sarah Van Orman has been selected to lead University Health Services, the campus agency that provides University of Wisconsin–Madison students with health care services, officials announced today (June 13).
Sheila Leary has been named director of the University of Wisconsin Press, Martin Cadwallader, dean of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School and vice chancellor for research, has announced.
Wally Douma, legendary “dean of financial aid,” is celebrating 50 years of service to UW–Madison.
An innovative undergraduate biology program on campus is celebrating its 40th birthday.
Damon Williams has been named vice provost for diversity and climate, the University of Wisconsin–Madison's chief diversity officer. He will start on Aug. 1.