News http://www.chem.wisc.edu/news/feed en Construction Update 09/16/2019 http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/construction-update-09162019 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>Daniels Sub-basement.</strong> The new rooms in the Daniels sub-basement that will house a new emergency generator and other electrical equipment were finished some weeks ago. Last week workers were installing conduit ducts that will carry power from the Daniels sub-basement into the new tower. By the end of this month we expect to see the generator and transformers delivered to the east side of Daniels, lowered into an area well and then transported into the sub-basement. Lots more work will come after that to connect the electrical equipment to the new building.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:09:43 +0000 elyles 74516 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu Construction Update 09/30/2019 http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/construction-update-09302019 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>New Tower</strong>. A lot has been accomplished in the excavation during the past two weeks. (There was no newsletter September 16, so this report covers two weeks.) Concrete was poured Thursday afternoon and evening in an area that will be just outside the west entrance to the first floor of the new tower. This is between our new building and “The Crossing” (the church on the corner of Charter Street and University Avenue). Underneath this concrete are three spaces housing mechanical equipment the includes large air-handling units to serve the lecture rooms.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:09:43 +0000 elyles 74515 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu Construction Update 10/07/2019 http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/construction-update-10072019 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>New Tower</strong>. The new tower area looks completely different from what you saw in the last newsletter. Shoring and concrete forms now cover much of the basement and first-floor areas in preparation for pouring concrete floors on both levels. The first-floor pour is currently scheduled for this Thursday (and will close the loading dock from 4 am to 1 pm that day). This will be one of the largest quantities of concrete poured during construction, covering much of the first floor including the learning studio, corridors, café, rest rooms, and utility areas on the west side.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:09:43 +0000 elyles 74514 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu Construction Update 10/14/2019 http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/construction-update-10142019 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>New Tower</strong>. The big news last week was the largest concrete pour of the project—almost 11 hours long. Last Thursday, from 4 am to about 3 pm a concrete pump truck in the loading-dock area moved concrete into the first-floor area that will become the learning studio, corridors, café, rest rooms, and utility rooms. The concrete pour just beat the rain, which might have postponed it until Friday.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:09:43 +0000 elyles 74513 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu UW-Madison Chemist works to develop new bioengineering strategy http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/uw-madison-chemist-works-develop-new-bioengineering-strategy <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>By Tatum Lyles Flick<br /> Communications Specialist</p></div></div></div> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:09:43 +0000 elyles 74512 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu Detailed PICture reveals how tooth enamel is strong enough to last a lifetime http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/detailed-picture-reveals-how-tooth-enamel-strong-enough-last-lifetime <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><div class="row"> <div class="small-12 columns story-head"> <div class="meta"><span class="date">September 26, 2019</span> <span class="writer">By <a href="mailto:saperdue@wisc.edu">Sarah Perdue</a></span> <span class="for-media-details"><button class="unstyle" data-reveal-id="media-details">For news media </button></span></div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="small-12 columns story-body"> <p><em>First published <a href="https://news.wisc.edu/detailed-picture-reveals-how-tooth-enamel-is-strong-enough-to-last-a-lifetime/">here</a>.</em></p></div></div></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 22:10:38 +0000 elyles 74484 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu Mob Mentality: ​Bacteria send signals before massing for an attack. Helen Blackwell has discovered how to listen in, and block deadly cells’​ ability to swarm. http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/mob-mentality-%E2%80%8Bbacteria-send-signals-massing-attack-helen-blackwell-has-discovered-how <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span class="author-by">by</span> LOUISA KAMPS<br /> for Sift &amp; Winnow, first published <a href="http://ls.wisc.edu/news/mob-mentality">here</a></p> <div class="full-block full-body-block"> <div class="wrapper wrapper-news-v2"> <p>When <a href="https://www.chem.wisc.edu/users/blackwel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Helen Blackwell</a> describes how disease-causing bacteria become virulent, it’s hard not to imagine the little buggers whistling to each other in a dark alley, like bad guys getting ready to rumble.</p></div></div></div></div></div> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 22:10:38 +0000 elyles 74483 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu Construction Update 09/08/2019 http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/construction-update-09082019 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>New Tower.</strong> Erection of rebar and concrete forms for walls of the east (Mills Street side) stairwell and the elevator shafts continued last week. After the bases of these walls are poured, waterproofing will be installed and ducts for electrical power can be completed. Then the area around the bases of the elevator shafts can be backfilled with gravel up to the level of the sub-basement floor. (The elevator shafts extend below floor level to allow space for the elevator car and equipment below the car.)</p></div></div></div> Mon, 09 Sep 2019 00:31:42 +0000 elyles 74447 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu Construction Update 09/03/2019 http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/construction-update-09032019 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>New Tower.</strong> Last week concrete was finally poured for what will be part of the basement floor in the tower. After being postponed from the week before, scheduled for Tuesday, rescheduled for Wednesday, and re-rescheduled, the concrete was finally poured last Thursday. The concrete pump truck was in the loading-dock area from early in the morning until about 11:30 am, during which time a parade of concrete delivery trucks came into and out of the loading-dock driveway. When fully extended, the arm of the pump truck is longer than Shain tower is tall.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 23:45:31 +0000 elyles 74443 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu Making biominerals: nature’s recipe is old, evolved more than once http://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/making-biominerals-nature%E2%80%99s-recipe-old-evolved-more-once <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><div class="row"> <div class="small-12 columns story-head"> <div class="meta"><span class="date">August 19, 2019</span> <span class="writer">By <a href="mailto:saperdue@wisc.edu">Sarah Perdue</a></span> <span class="for-media-details"><button class="unstyle" data-reveal-id="media-details">For news media </button></span></div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="small-12 columns story-body"> <p><a href="https://news.wisc.edu/making-biominerals-natures-recipe-is-old-evolved-more-than-once/">Original posting here</a>.</p></div></div></div></div></div> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:40:13 +0000 elyles 74416 at http://www.chem.wisc.edu