Military historian to serve Joint Chiefs of Staff

A dedication to both scholarship and service has defined the career of John Hall, the Ambrose-Hesseltine Associate Professor of U.S. Military History in the UW-Madison Department of History. A new appointment as a historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Department of Defense will allow him to continue the dual pursuits.

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Andrew Buller joins the chemistry department

As a new faculty member in the chemical biology and organic chemistry paths in the chemistry department, Andrew Buller plans to begin a research program that draws upon his expertise in protein engineering, biocatalysis, enzymology and chemical biology.

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Reginold Royston joins the iSchool

Reginold Royston joined the Information School faculty as the Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow with a joint appointment in the Department of African Cultural Studies. He begins teaching as an assistant professor this fall.

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A happy homecoming for Russ Shafer-Landau

After a two-year stint at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Parr Center for Ethics, the metaethics expert is glad to be back at the UW-Madison philosophy department. 

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Longtime botany greenhouse director Mo Fayyaz to retire

When the Iranian government offered Mo Fayyaz a full scholarship to study horticulture abroad, a simple oversight meant the University of Wisconsin–Madison was not his top choice. “I didn’t even know there was a state called Wisconsin,” laughs Fayyaz, who is retiring in August after 33 years as the distinguished director of the botany department greenhouse and botanical gardens.

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UW–Madison chemist named American Chemical Society fellow

University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry Professor Ned Sibert is one of 65 newly selected American Chemical Society fellows. The fellows program honors scientists who have made important contributions to the chemical sciences.

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Professor Barry Burden in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin's retirement system is a competitive advantage

The state’s retirement system was one of the things that brought me to Wisconsin. When I was being recruited to be a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, I was attracted by a few obvious strengths: a university with a superb reputation, terrific students and colleagues, and the livability and natural beauty of the region.

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Model organisms: Peculiar creatures, big discoveries

Many simple, surprising and even scary creatures have served as models for unraveling disease, unlocking mysteries and understanding evolution. From axolotls to zebrafish, this story explores some of science’s classic models, others more unusual, but all with potential for increasing our understanding of biology to improve human health.

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UW-Madison researchers tackle bias in algorithms

Making algorithms more fair—and the outcomes that they reach more transparent—has become an urgent topic in the last few years.  University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty in the Department of Computer Sciences are at the forefront of this critical issue.

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