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2008-09-21 15:00:14

By STANLEY A. MILLER II The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hosting a free, public event for OneWebDay from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Spaights Plaza outside the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. OneWebDay, also known as "Earth Day for the Internet," is a chance to celebrate what is wonderful about the Internet, according to Michael Zimmer, an assistant professor of information studies at UWM. As part of the festivities, the school will have live music, refreshments and several...

2008-09-17 03:00:22

By Anonymous The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse once again has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest. UW-L ranked No. 2 among Midwest public universities that offer bachelor's and master's degrees on the U.S. News and World Reports 2009 "America's Best Colleges" list. UW-L tied with the University of Northern Iowa, school officials announced Thursday. "This is wonderful recognition of the high-quality learning experience and outstanding value we offer to our...

2008-09-13 09:00:19

By Becky Orr By Becky Orr borr@wyomingnews.com LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming set a record for 2007-08 by earning $78 million in research money. The funds came from state, federal and private industry grants. The university has set a record every year for the last 22 years, said Bill Gern, UW's vice president for research and economic development. The money goes to faculty, research scientists and administrative employees at UW. They apply for grants or scholarships to do...

2008-09-12 09:00:41

By Becky Orr At his speech, Tom Buchanan said UW must work to make higher education available to everyone. By Becky Orr borr@wyomingnews.com LARAMIE - University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan wants the state to start a scholarship program to help college students who aren't fresh out of high school. Buchanan spoke about a statewide program similar to the Hathaway Scholarship during his speech Thursday at the UW convocation here. Nearly 40 percent of UW's students are 25 and...

2008-09-10 03:00:11

By Anonymous MADISON - A University of Denver official with La Crosse roots will be the first leader of the state's new program to promote access to higher education. Gov. Jim Doyle said Friday that Amy Bechtum will start next month as the director of the Office of the Wisconsin Covenant. Bechtum moved to La Crosse in 1980 at age 6, and she grew up south of the city. She first attended Pleasant Valley School, a small country school, and then went to Harry Spence Elementary. She also...

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2008-09-08 10:45:00

UWM researcher's work aimed at halting the exodus of women in STEM careers Most parents and many teachers believe that if middle-school and high-school girls show no interest in science or math, there's little anyone can do about it. New research by a team that includes vocational psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) indicates that the self-confidence instilled by parents and teachers is more important for young girls learning math and science than their initial...

2008-08-22 21:00:14

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis., Aug. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- They say that in order to face the future, we need to learn our past. This is the reason why we study history, so that we may pick up bits and pieces about how our ancestors began, how they survived without the technologies we know today, and how 'they' eventually came to be 'us.' Travel back in time with author Alma Hebel Haglund as she takes us as far back as seventeenth century England to witness the beginning of what would come to be...

2008-08-22 15:00:44

By ERICA PEREZ The highly anticipated U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual college rankings edition hits newsstands Monday. Officials at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are sure to be happy. The school jumped from 22 to 17 in the rankings of master's universities in the Midwest region. Beloit College also got a nod as No. 37 among liberal arts schools in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" section, and Alverno College is a an up-and-coming school to watch. Alverno's...

2008-08-05 15:00:00

By ERICA PEREZ The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation on Monday released a list of eight proposed locations for the school's new dorm in Milwaukee's east side and Riverwest neighborhoods, with sites as far west as the Holton Terrace apartments and as far east as the old Prospect Mall. Eight developers responded last month to the foundation's request for proposals issued in May. The foundation released the names of locations and developers after an open records...

2008-08-05 03:00:20

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 5--The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation on Monday released a list of eight proposed locations for the school's new dorm in Milwaukee's east side and Riverwest neighborhoods, with sites as far west as the Holton Terrace apartments and as far east as the old Prospect Mall. Eight developers responded last month to the foundation's request for proposals issued in May. The foundation released the names of locations and...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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