UW–Madison physics professor receives Moore Inventor Fellowship

The University of Wisconsin–Madison physics professor has developed a light source to fill a niche where lasers are too expensive and LEDs inefficient, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has named him to its 2018 class of Moore Inventor Fellows

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New Faculty Focus: Matthew D. Sinclair

After discovering a passion for computer architecture while an undergrad at UW, Sinclair returns to campus to teach in the Department of Computer Sciences.

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New Faculty Focus: Vivak Patel

He joins the Department of Statistics, with a research focus at the intersection of numerical optimization and statistical estimation. 

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New Faculty Focus: Laila Amine

She joins the English Department as one of four new scholars of Global Black Studies.

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Need to talk to your data? UW-Madison spinoff is happy to translate

As data becomes too cheap to heave out, a startup from the UW–Madison department of computer science is offering users an opportunity to “chat” with their data.

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Venom shape untangles scorpion family tree

So Santibáñez-López and Sharma turned to the scorpions’ venom, one of the arachnids’ defining characteristics. Using the known structure of one scorpion venom molecule as a scaffold, the researchers predicted the shapes of 41 different venoms from across the scorpion family tree.

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New Faculty Focus: John M. Eason

He brings to the Department of Sociology a focus on how punishment causes and is caused by racial and economic stratification.

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Elders-in-Residence Program will bring Native community leaders to campus for mentoring, support

A new initiative at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will seek to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges.

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