UW-Madison’s new Alumni Park opened at a special ceremony on Friday, and the rain failed to inhibit enthusiasm for the new green space and story park that’s been under construction for more than a year. Exhibits tell the stories of more than 200 alumni, and there are 7,877 trees, shrubs, grasses, and perennials planted in […]
After an hour of celebration and exploration of UW-Madison’s Alumni Park, visitors at Friday’s grand opening gathered for the unveiling of the new Bucky Badger statue. The statue, titled “Well Red,” represents the forward-thinking vision of alumni and students who ponder what’s to come. Designed by Douwe Blumberg, the artist behind “America’s Response Monument” at […]
handful of science topics to be explored at the 2017 Wisconsin Science Festival, set for Nov. 2-5. Now in its seventh year, the festival continues to engage communities in the enterprise of science and discovery and aims to communicate the power of knowledge and creativity, promote innovation and cultivate the next generation of global citizens. […]
October 3, 2017 By Jennifer Smith Today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections. The three researchers led an extensive international team, known as the LIGO […]
By Eric Hamilton | UW Madison As the floodwaters recede in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, millions of mosquitoes have emerged to blanket southeastern Texas, hampering recovery efforts and raising public health concerns about mosquito-borne diseases. To assist ongoing mosquito-control efforts, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students, Melissa Farquhar and Erin McGlynn, have flown to Texas to […]
by Brian Mattmiller | Morgridge Institute In Jan Huisken’s zebrafish imaging lab, it takes a lot of data to capture a tiny fish. Assembling a time-lapse video of the first 24 hours of development of a zebrafish — from a ball of cells to a fully-formed embryo with head, heart, spine and fins — has […]
By Silke Schmidt | UW Madison The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to a consortium of universities, including the University of Wisconsin–Madison, to support a new engineering research center that will develop transformative tools and technologies for the consistent, scalable and low-cost production of high-quality living therapeutic cells. Such cells could be […]
The University of Wisconsin–Madison community lost a significant figure with the passing of Dr. Mark Cook. Dr. Cook, whose research yielded advances in human health and food production, held 40 patents and founded three startups, including Ab E Discovery.
Representatives from 88 businesses visited the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus Wednesday to learn how to get ahead by tapping UW–Madison resources.
gener8tor is bringing its latest series of training programs for entrepreneurs to Madison, WI, as part of a new partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s computer sciences department.