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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 66, Number 1 (Oct. 1964)

About the University,   pp. 7-9


Page 7


WARF Officials Named
William R. Kellett
TWO WISCONSIN business ex-
    ecutives have been named to
new posts as officers of the Wiscon-
sin Alumni Research     Foundation
(WARF). William R. Kellett of
Menasha has been elected president
of the board of trustees of the Foun-
dation, and Stanley W. Rewey of
Milwaukee has been named vice
president and   assistant treasurer.
The 39-year old Foundation Mr.
Kellett heads is internationally
noted for bringing important scienti-
fic discoveries to the public. It has
also given substantial support to the
research program of University of
Wisconsin through income earned
from its patent licensing and invest-
ment program.
  William  Kellett was graduated
from the University in 1922 with a
B. S. degree in chemical engineer-
ing. Shortly thereafter he joined the
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Nee-
nah, ultimately rising to the presi-
dency of that company. Although
recently retired as president of Kim-
October, 1964
berly-Clark, he is continuing with
the company as a member of the ex-
ecutive committee, director, and as
an executive consultant.
   In a formal presentation on En-
 gineers Day in March 1949, Mr.
 Kellett was cited by the UW College
 of Engineering for "outstanding ac-
 complishments in engineering and
 industrial fields." He is a trustee of
 the Wisconsin Industrial Research
 Council to which he was appointed
 in January 1964. He was appointed
 a trustee of WARF in 1948.
   The newly elected vice president
and assistant treasurer of WARF,
Stanley Rewey, received the Ph.B.
degree at the University in 1935.
He is executive vice president of
Marshall and Ilsley Bank, Milwau-
kee, and is also a member of the
Wisconsin Investment Board.
  WARF officers re-elected by the
board of trustees are Walter B.
Frautschi, secretary and treasurer,
and Bernard Mautz, vice president
and assistant secretary. Both are res-
idents of Madison.
  Since WARF was formed in 1925,
it has granted a total of more than
$35,000,000 to the University of Wis-
consin in Madison and Milwaukee
for the support of research and for
the construction of new buildings.
The Foundation played a leading
role in introducing the Steenbock
method of producing vitamin D, the
anti-rickets vitamin, for the fortifica-
tion of foods and drugs. It was also
responsible for the introduction of
the anticoagulants Dicumarol and
warfarin discovered in the labora-
tories of Professor Karl Paul Link.
These are widely prescribed drugs
for the management of certain types
of heart disease. Warfarin, named
from the initial letters of WARF, is
also the world's foremost rodent-
icide.
University Receives Grant
for Educational Research
A    $3.5 MILLION       Center for
    -Educational Research and De-
velopment will be established at
the University of Wisconsin in
Madison under terms of an agree-
ment between the UW and the U.S.
Office of Education.
   The UW Center will be the first
 national center set up to investigate
 learning problems and will have its
 findings disseminated to school sys-
 tems throughout the nation.
   The federal government will pro-
vide about $2.5 million over an in-
itial period of five years, from fiscal
1965 through 1969. Extension for at
least five more years is likely, ac-
cording to Prof. Herbert J. Klaus-
meier, UW educational psychologist
and co-director of the project. Dean
Lindley J. Stiles of the UW School
of Education is the other director.
  "The Center will lead the nation
in improving the efficiency of learn-
ing by children in schools and by
adults in selected settings," Prof.
Klausmeier said.
  UW President Fred Harvey Har-
rington said the signing marked "an
important day in the history of the
University of Wisconsin."
  "This agreement marks the cul-
mination of years of effort devoted
to the improvement of the research
capabilities of the School of Edu-
cation, and opens the way to still
greater developments," Dr. Harring-
ton said.
  Howard F. Hjelm, director of
basic research for the U. S. Office
of Education, negotiated the con-
tract with the UW. He said the
agreement follows a new pattern in
educational research of "full institu-
tional commitment" to the solution
of a particular complex of problems.
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