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Volume 65, Number 10 (July 1964)

Review of the academic year, 1963-64,   pp. 27-28


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Review of the Academic Year, 1963-64
THROUGHOUT the year, the
  function of this magazine is to
  take things apart-to describe in de-
tail various parts of the University
of Wisconsin to project the spirit and
the scope of the whole.
   The following review of the year
 1963-64 is our effort to put back to-
 gether what we've taken apart all
 year: the story of what happens, in
 Madison, when some 25,000 students
 and 2000 professors meet in around
 1350 courses and work on some 1500
 research projects.
 Highlights of the Academic Year,
              1963-64
RECOGNITION
  President Fred Harvey Harring-
ton receives honorary doctor of laws
degree at New York University.
  Two former UW faculty members,
Profs. Eugene Wigner, now at
Princeton, and J. Hans D. Jensen,
University of Heidelberg, share 1963
Nobel Prize in physics.
  Prof. Robert Lampman, econom-
ics, is called to Washington, D.C. by
R. Sargent Shriver to help with the
Johnson administration's "War on
Poverty."
  Dean Lindley J. Stiles, School of
Education, is elected president of
the Aerospace Education Founda-
tion.
  Prof. Ralph K. Huitt, political sci-
ence, is named to direct a compre-
hensive study of Congress, the first
such examination of America's law-
making body since 1946.
  Donald L. Reitz, instructor in de-
sign and ceramics, creates a fountain
for the Smithsonian Institution's new
Museum of History and Technology
in Washington, D. C.
  Prof. David Fellman, political sci-
ence, is elected national president of
the American Association of Univer-
sity Professors.
  Fellowship awards made by the
Guggenheim Foundation go to Profs.
Arthur H. Robinson and Robert H.
T. Smith, geography; John A. Duffie,
Solar Energy Laboratory; Alfred
July, 1964
Glauser, French; Julius Weinberg,
philosophy; and Gian N. G. Orsini,
comparative literature.
   Prof. Ruebush G. Shands, agron-
 omy, receives U. S. Department of
 Agriculture Superior Service Award
 for his work in incorporating dis-
 eases and insect resistance into bar-
 ley and wheat breeding stocks and
 commercial varieties.
   Prof. Merle Curti, UW's prize-
winning historian, receives honorary
degree from University of Michigan,
sharing the platform with Pres. Lyn-
don B. Johnson, also the recipient of
an honorary degree.
   UW ranks first in the Big 10 and
 eighth nationally in number of Na-
 tional Science Foundation Graduate
 Fellowships for 1963-64.
   UW ranks seventh among the na-
tion's state university libraries for
number of volumes, according to re-
port of College and Research Li-
brary Journal.
  Report by G. A. Brakely and Co.,
New York, shows that the UW ranks
second in the nation in total volun-
tary financial support for public in-
stitutions of higher education.
  Preliminary check shows that at
least 54 books in the 1,780 volume
White House library being assem-
bled for the President were written
by present or past UW faculty and
alumni.
  The UW granted the largest num-
ber of doctorates (3,729) of any uni-
versity in the country during the
1952-62 decade.
  U. S. Office of Education reports
that the UW department of geology
ranked second only to Columbia
University in granting doctorates
during 1949-59.
  Survey conducted at the Univer-
sity of Cincinnati shows that UW
continues to rank fifth in the nation
in full-time student enrollment.
  UW is one of four midwest uni-
versities granted a total of $3.5 mil-
lion in a five-year grant by the Ford
Foundation to form a Consortium
for International Activities, Inc., to
further and broaden educational ac-
tivities abroad.
   New Woodrow Wilson National
 Fellowship Foundation grant of $62,-
 000 to Graduate School brings UW
 ranking to first in the Big 10 and
 eighth in North America among the
 foundation's grants to institutions of
 higher education.
   A new book, The American Fed-
 eral Executive, shows UW plays a
 leading role among American insti-
 tutions of higher learning in educat-
 ing graduates who become top flight
 federal government executives.
   U.S. Office of Education shows
 Wisconsin ranked first among Big 10
 universities in 1961-62 in granting
 bachelor degrees and second in
 awarding doctorates.
   Life magazine cites UW Memorial
 Library's rare book department as
 one of foremost such collections in
 the country.
 RESEARCH
   UW dairy researchers report de-
velopment of new method to con-
trol unwanted bacteria in milk.
  Researchers in the University Hos-
pitals and UW chemistry depart-
ment develop machine which makes
it possible to analyze enzymes in the
blood more readily.
  University researchers develop a
new way to make cottage cheese at
lower cost and higher quality.
  UW Profs David W. Smith and
Roger S. Kushner, pediatrics, de-
velop new drug which proves effec-
tive against a disease leading to
permanent brain damage.
  Drs. Edwin C. Albright and Frank
C. Larson, medicine, and Dr. Rich-
ard W. Heniger, physiology, uncover
new substance in human tissues
which gives clues as to how the hor-
mone works and how the thyroid
gland affects individual cells.
  UW Medical Center develops new
process to take three-dimensional
picture x-rays of the human heart.
  Drs. Vincent L. Gott and James D.
Whiffen, surgeons at University hos-
pitals, discover a method of rinsing
carbon-coated artificial heart valves
in detergents to make them more re-
sistant to blood clots.
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