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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 25, 2010
1. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Marker
Inscription. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, incorporated in 1925, was created to make the discoveries of University of Wisconsin scientists available to the public. WARF patents return royalties to the University to support new research. The idea to create WARF came from UW biochemist Harry Steenbock, who had discovered a year earlier that irradiation of food products would create vitamin D components thus preventing rickets and other bone diseases. Since that time, WARF has returned hundreds of millions of dollars of royalties and investment income to the University for research in all fields. Many academic institutions have now adopted the WARF model for technology transfer.
 
Erected 2001 by UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.516′ N, 89° 24.625′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Linden Drive and Henry Mall, on the right when traveling west on Linden Drive. Click for map. The marker is on the west side of the steps leading to the front entrance of Agricultural Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1450 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Agricultural Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 25, 2010
2. Agricultural Hall
The marker is near the motorcycle on the left. According to the UW web site, "Built in 1902, Agricultural Hall was designed as the administrative and research home of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The building remains almost entirely unmodified and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985."
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forging Agrarian Democracy (a few steps from this marker); Pioneering Bacterial Genetics (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bird Effigy (about 400 feet away); Chamberlin Rock (about 400 feet away); Turtle Effigy (about 400 feet away); Pioneering Human Genetics (about 500 feet away); Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia (about 500 feet away); Genetically Superior Crops (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a series commemorating the sesquicentennial of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation web site. (Submitted on July 8, 2010.)
 
Categories. EducationNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
3. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Marker
After renovations to the area around Agricultural Hall, the marker was moved closer to the stairs.
Auditorium and Library, Hall of Agriculture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
4. Auditorium and Library, Hall of Agriculture
Back entrance to Agricultural Hall
Detail on Agricultural Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
5. Detail on Agricultural Hall
Symbol of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
 
 
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