First Business

February 21, 2013

Inside Wisconsin: After 40 years, Waisman Center still at forefront of research on the brain

The telegram from President John F. Kennedy to University of Wisconsin President Fred Harrington was both eerie and visionary. Eerie because it was delivered Nov. 20, 1963 Â-; just two days before Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Â-; and visionary because it seemed to anticipate the challenges confronting science in its quest to explore the human brain.

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