Two L&S professors named AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected five professors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as AAAS Fellows. Two of the new inductees - Professor of Astronomy Amy Barger and Professor of Chemistry John Berry - are from L&S. 

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Molecular magnetism packs power with "messenger electron"

Electrons can be a persuasive bunch, or at least, a talkative bunch, according to new work from John Berry's lab at UW-Madison. The spins of unpaired electrons are the root of permanent magnetism, and after 10 years of design and re-design, Berry's lab has made a molecule that gains magnetic strength through an unusual way of controlling those spins. 

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L&S chemistry alum one of three UW-Madison-trained science teachers awarded fellowships

The three recipients, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."

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L&S alumni Robert Bergman, Kelly Kahl receive Distinguished Alumni Awards, WAA's highest honor

The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) will honor four alumni with its highest distinction: the Distinguished Alumni Award. Two of the 2017 recipients — Robert Bergman and Kelly Kahl — are L&S graduates. 

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The chemistry department welcomes Daniel Weix

This summer, professor Daniel Weix and members of his research group joined the chemistry department, bringing with him a reputation for finding solutions that others might miss.

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Shakhashiri, presenter of popular chemistry shows, wins science education award

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of chemistry Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is the recipient of the 2018 Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public.

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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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In words and glass, collaboration unlocks birth of modern chemistry

In an interdisciplinary collaboration, historian of science Catherine Jackson and scientific glassblower Tracy Drier are delving into the foundations of modern chemistry and its reliance on specialized glassware. Through historical research and the re-creation of iconic glass apparatus, Jackson and Drier aim to uncover the beginnings of Drier’s profession and its contribution to the field of chemistry as it matured in the 19th century.

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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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