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A new book tells the life story of Amy Gannon, a Madison business leader and advocate for female entrepreneurs who died in 2019 in a helicopter crash while on vacation in Hawaii. Gannon, who was 47 at her death, co-founded the nonprofit Doyenne Group in...

Three University of Wisconsin–Madison professors — Susan Hagness, Jo Handelsman and Justin Williams — have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors....

Andy Richards, who has been D2P director since April 2018, is set to retire in May 2023. A search committee to fill the position is being formed and will be chaired by Aaron Olver, managing director of University Research Park....

University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Sarah Almutawa was a finalist this year for a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate academic honors in the world. By the end of this year’s awards process, more than 100 Rhodes Scholars will have been selected...

PitchBook's annual university rankings compare schools by tallying up the number of alumni entrepreneurs who have founded venture capital-backed companies. The undergraduate and graduate rankings are powered by PitchBook data and are based on an analysis of more than 144,000 VC-backed founders....

Melissa Skala, an investigator in biomedical imaging and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the Carol Skornicka Chair at the Morgridge Institute for Research. The chairship honors Carol Skornicka (BS’62, English; MA’64, Education; JD’77), a trustee who served on both the Morgridge and Wisconsin...

Model organisms are essential for biomedical research and have enabled many important scientific discoveries. The ability to sequence the genomes of these models is a powerful tool to study the genetic factors that impact human health. New research published today in BMC Biology provides a...

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