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Transferring to UW-Madison may soon get easier for this group of students.

Students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at a University of Wisconsin System two-year institution or Wisconsin technical college may have more help during the transfer to a four-year college thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant. The grant is geared toward increasing the graduation rate of STEM transfer students, many of whom are […]

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UW spinoffs win awards, including top honor, at Governor’s Business Plan Contest

A University of Wisconsin–Madison spinoff won the grand prize and three others won top awards in their categories in the 15th annual Governor’s Business Plan Contest on Wednesday. The grand prize went to NovoMoto, a social enterprise company that packages and sells solar lighting systems under an innovative rent-to-own program in the Democratic Republic of […]

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Prototype camera set for integration into novel gamma-ray telescope

A unique high-speed camera, designed to capture the fleeting effects of gamma rays crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, will soon be on its way from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to Arizona’s Mount Hopkins. There, the prototype camera will be integrated into a new telescope that will demonstrate novel technologies for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), a wide-ranging […]

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Stem cell symposium to highlight clinical trials, safety and regulation

Twenty years ago this fall, a team of scientists led by James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin–Madison published the first paper describing successful derivation of human embryonic stem cells. The discovery of these master human stem cells empowered a new and promising direction in biomedical research, and for the last 13 years, the annual […]

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EatStreet prospers eight years after idea was cooked up by UW-Madison students

EatStreet, a Madison tech startup that enables online delivery orders at more than 15,000 restaurants in 250-plus cities nationwide, continues to build on an offer that a restaurant can’t refuse. “Our pitch is simple,” says CEO Matt Howard. “We drive incremental orders to your restaurant that you would not have if you weren’t listed on […]

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Former UW-Madison Chancellor Irving Shain dies at 92

Irving Shain, a chemistry professor and UW–Madison chancellor emeritus who advanced the university’s interests in China and established University Research Park, died peacefully Tuesday, March 6, in Madison after a brief illness. He was 92. Irving Shain at a 1978 commencement ceremony. Photo: Norman Lenburg/UW–Madison Archives Shain joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1952, later chairing […]

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