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2008-06-25 03:00:00

By Elie Dolgin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 25--University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemist Doug Weibel has won the prestigious Searle Scholar Award, a prize recognizing academic excellence of young faculty in medicine, chemistry and the biological sciences. The award nets Weibel $300,000 over the next three years in research funding, one of the top monetary prizes available in the biomedical sciences. "Doug has a very broad scientific program that he's developed here," said Ron...

2008-06-20 12:00:36

By Anita Clark, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 20--The UW Foundation announced Thursday it's launching a money-raising campaign focused on financial help for undergraduates and keeping talented professors and graduate students at UW-Madison. Donors are invited to channel their contributions to those needs or designate them for an east campus gateway plan as the university undertakes major renovations, additions and building projects. The drive is called "Great People. Great Place."...

2008-06-17 09:00:56

MILWAUKEE _ Mike Borden appreciates all the attention he's been getting from potential employers. He also knows it's not personal. They don't want him, exactly. They want his degree. Borden, who accepted an internship with NASA this summer, graduated this month from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He had a job offer from Illumination Optics in Wauwatosa, but decided to go with NASA to push his engineering degree and training as far...

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2008-04-08 14:45:00

Molecules, any chemist will tell you, have lots to teach us.Giving voice to the lessons of molecules and other props of science, as the lamentable state of science literacy in the United States attests, is no easy task.But a novel project by a collaboration of scientists and educators from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Madison Area Technical College (MATC) is making molecules and atoms the stars of a project to use theater to teach children the basics of science.The project,...

2007-10-28 15:00:22

By ERICA PEREZ The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Business has received an $85 million gift from a group of 13 alumni - the biggest single gift in UW-Madison's history - to add faculty, boost the school's reputation and improve teaching and research, but not to change its name anytime soon. In a creative twist on the traditional naming gift concept, where a school is permanently named for a single donor or entity, the alumni donor group, dubbed the Wisconsin Naming...

2006-03-16 17:21:07

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Powerful Boston College needed two overtimes to stave off Pacific 88-76 in an NCAA Tournament opening-round thriller on Thursday. Boston College, the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament runner-up and fourth seed in the Minneapolis regional, needed a 14-2 spurt in the second overtime to oust 13th seeded Pacific when U.S. universities launched a three-weekend run to their national championship. Forward Craig Smith scored 25 points, including two key throws at the...

2005-08-22 13:13:49

Despite gains over recent years in the number of women who receive Ph.D.'s in science and engineering fields, a relative few go on to assume high-level faculty positions. Writing in the Aug. 19 issue of the journal Science, several top women scientists and university administrators attribute the imbalance to four pervasive elements: Small numbers of women in the faculty pipeline a hostile or "chilly" campus climate toward women junior faculty unconscious bias that results in covert...

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2005-08-18 14:05:00

MADISON -- Despite gains in the training of women scientists and the implementation of programs to help women overcome ingrained barriers, the career path of most women scientists at universities remains a difficult trek, fraught with roadblocks of bias, a sometimes chilly campus climate and the challenge of balancing family and work. That, in short, is the conclusion of a group of prominent women scientists and administrators, including chancellors and provosts, in an analysis of the issue...