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State-Owned Enterprises: Study Suggests Not All of Them Are Better Taxpayers

Wisconsin School of Business doctoral student David Samuel (PhD ’22) and his coauthor found that state-owned companies only curb tax planning activities when the state owners benefit from the companies’ tax payments. Their research was featured in the Bloomberg Tax “Daily Tax Report.”

Groundbreaking Entrepreneurship Science Lab Identifies, Fosters Student Entrepreneurs

A new lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is mobilizing the entrepreneurial ecosystem by working to identify the conditions that foster student entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship Science Lab, housed within the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, is using data science to bolster student entrepreneurship on college campuses—and by extension, create greater opportunity for young innovators and increase economic prosperity for local communities.

Garden Talk: Bumblebees

Bumblebees are great pollinators for our gardens, but they are in trouble. Susan Carpenter, senior outreach specialist at the UW–Madison Arboretum, explains why these bees are so helpful and what we can do to help save them. Also, learn more about native plant gardening and what’s going on at the Arboretum.

Conflict of Commitment policy supports staff compliance

Beginning April 30, a new conflict of interest policy will take effect at the UW–Madison. The Conflict of Commitment policy provides information and guidance pertaining to outside professional activities that may interfere with the ability of unclassified staff to fulfill university expectations, obligations and responsibilities.

Faculty sought for partnerships with new UW–Madison Comprehensive Diabetes Center

The UW–Madison Comprehensive Diabetes Center, created in 2020, is looking for members of the community who should be highlighted as part of the center, as well as included as part of the UW's NIH’s NIDDK P30 Diabetes Research Center grant to be submitted in May. If interested, please complete the one page application that is linked to here.

Nominations for Director, American Family Data Science Institute

The OVCRGE is seeking nominations. Applications are due April 15. Please find the PVL and required application materials at: https://go.wisc.edu/691ft3.

Individualized brain cell grafts reverse Parkinson’s symptoms in monkeys

Grafting neurons grown from monkeys’ own cells into their brains relieved the debilitating movement and depression symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have reported.

Spring Libraries update

Learn more about how the Libraries are supporting research on campus during the ongoing pandemic.

NSF 101: 5 tips on how to work with an NSF program officer

An early-career researcher looking to launch your new lab? An established researcher with dozens of years of funding from NSF under your belt? Whatever the phase of your research career, it is a good idea to reach out to an NSF program officer as the first step in the application process.

Laser Use and Safety in Laboratories Online Workshop on Feb. 17

This online webinar is hosted by Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S). Also, learn more about laser safety in research labs at https://ehs.wisc.edu/labs-research/radiation-safety/lasers/.