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2014-05-05 12:23:27

New vehicle systems lab expands Johnson Controls' investment in innovation MADISON Wis., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new laboratory at the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus will strengthen Johnson Controls' innovation capabilities as the company researches and develops next-generation technology. The partnership represents the kind of innovation Johnson Controls is developing to craft the next generation of market-leading energy storage...

2013-04-23 23:02:06

UW-Green Bay Becomes First in UW System to Seek Accreditation. Madison, WI (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Representatives from the University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology program announced today that the online bachelor´s degree is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose...

2011-10-26 00:37:54

The study used a quick, accurate genome sequencing method that could become a single test to screen for a broad range of cancers More patients with ovarian carcinoma carry cancer-predisposing mutations, and in more genes, than previously thought. A rapid experimental method for screening genomes has located mutations in 12 genes for inherited cancers of the ovary, fallopian tubes and peritoneum (the thin tissue lining the lower abdomen). More than one-fifth of ovarian cancers arise...

2008-06-16 12:00:48

By Devin Rose, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 16--A town hall meeting Tuesday is set to inform the public about improvement options for Madison 's state-owned heating and cooling plants. George Twigg, spokesman for Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, said the number of energy facilities needed in Madison will be considered, as well future energy demands. A feasibility study weighing options for alternatives to coal will also be discussed. The meeting is sponsored by the state Department of...

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...

Word of the Day
  • 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.