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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 59, Number 11 (March 1958)

Compendium,   p. 12


Page 12


      WARF Makes Grant
      For National Defense
   A unique contribution to national defense by the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin will be made possible by a grant of
$100,000 per year for 5 years-a total of $500,000-from
the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. This grant from
WARF will be in addition to its annual research grant, which
now exceeds $1,300,000 a year.
  The new grant will support a five-year post-doctoral fel-
lowship program in basic research related to national defense.
Under terms of the grant, outstanding young scientists will
be prepared for careers in advanced basic research and
teaching.
   The grant will provide about 15 fellowships annually.
Each fellowship will carry a maximum stipend of $6,000 for
the academic year or $7,200 on a 12-month basis. The selec-
tion of recipients, who must possess doctorates, will begin
immediately.
   The committee added that "if we are to improve our na-
tional security, we not only need to attract those with promise
to the defense sciences, but give them an opportunity to
experience the satisfactions of academic work."
   President-designate Conrad A. Elvehjem, chairman of the
University research committee and dean of the UW Grad-
uate School, added:
   "The grave realities of world conditions make it impera-
tive that scientists and educators bend every effort to improve
the nation's security and competitive position in many fields
of human endeavor.
   "Some universities recently have initiated programs cen-
tered within an institute or department of defense established
for this purpose," Elvehjem added. "We feel, however, that
we can most effectively train scientists and teachers and con-
tribute to the nation's research and defense efforts by work-
ing within the existing research framework of the Univer-
sity."
   This program of advanced study for promising young
 scientists who have already obtained the highest academic
 degree will augment other educational and scientific programs
 aimed at strengthening a broad basic research program.
   There are, at present, programs now under way to select
 high school students with special talent and aptitudes for
 engineering and other fields of study. The National Science
 Foundation finances a program at Wisconsin to train high
 school science and mathematics teachers in effective modern
 teaching methods in these subjects. There are hundreds of
 contract research projects conducted in the various fields of
 science for agencies of the federal government, including
 Army, Navy and Air Force.
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  "We are beginning to see evidence of the most important
trend of all-cooperation of social studies and humanities
with the natural sciences in attacking problems of significance
to all," History Prof. Fred H. Harrington told 800 mid-year
graduates and their friends and families at a Convocation on
January 18 in the Union Theater, "and from this new unity
comes much of our strength and much of our hope for a
long future."
                            ,
  Chairman of the Governor's Conference on Education
Beyond the High School, to be held in Madison in April, is
Allen Abrams of Wausau. Prof. Clifford Liddle of the UW
is executive secretary. Representatives from business, agricul
ture, labor, the professions and educational and civic groups
will be invited to attend the conference.
                            *
  To head off criticism like that received over plans to ex-
pand south of University Avenue in Madison, the Regents
decided to initiate discussion with Milwaukee citizens in the
expansion area of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It
hasn't been decided whether the Kenwood campus will ex-
pand north, south, east or west ... but expand it must.
                            ,
  The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene has an-
nounced plans for an all-out attack on cancer of the cervix
and uterus through means of a proven cancer detection pro-
gram involving every woman in the state 20 years of age or
older. Key weapon will be the Papanicolaou test, initiated in
the local offices of the doctors in the' state.
  Aaron Copland, distinguished American composer, will
visit the campus this month to lecture and conduct student
music organizations. The Copland Festival will be March 7
and 9 and open to the public.
   The U.S. State Department has invited the UW   March-
ing Band to display its wares in Europe this summer and
wind up its tour at the Brussels International Exhibition.
"The catch is-and it's quite a catch-we would be expected
to raise our own expense money (about $80,000)," said
Director Ray Dvorak. Between semesters the band made a less
ambitious tour, but one that was welcomed with gusto by
alumni and the general public in such Wisconsin cities as
Sauk City, West Bend, Kohler, Sturgeon Bay, Brillion, Kiel,
Kaukauna, Menasha, Two Rivers, Gresham, Oconto, Crivitz,
Pulaski and Clintonville.
                            ,
   Three residence halls units now under construction will be
named for the late Frank 0. Holt, registrar, Extension dean
and director of public service who was one of the University's
greatest ambassadors of good will; the late Llewellyn Cole,
director of the student infirmary and coordinator of graduate
medical education, and the late Richard E. Sullivan, a resi-
dence halls leader while a student and director of the Indus-
trial Management Institutes when he died at the age of 34.
                            .
   Because of a growing demand for student loan funds,
$100,000 has been transferred from Knapp funds for this
purpose. A new liberal loan policy permits larger sums to be
loaned for longer periods.
                       Wisconsin Alumnnus, March, 1958


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