Stories indexed under: The Wisconsin Idea

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  • Photo: Aerial view of West Madison Agricultural Research Station Urban Horticulture Day set for Aug. 15 July 31, 2015 Want some fresh ideas for your home garden? Stop by Urban Horticulture Day at UW-Madison's West Madison Agricultural Research Station on Saturday, Aug. 15 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
  • New online tool puts Madison lakes on the map — and in the forecast July 30, 2015 Imagine packing the car, herding your family on board and heading to the lake, only to find green, scummy water or a closed beach at your destination. Up until now, it's been an all-too-common end to summer travel plans in Wisconsin. But a new online tool can send people to clearer waters.
  • Photo: Dan Negrut Chancellor visits Oshkosh Corporation, site of UW-industry collaboration July 29, 2015 After seeing firsthand the technologies that Oshkosh Corporation is building in Wisconsin and sending around the world, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank stressed the value of collaboration between premier public research institutions and companies such as Oshkosh, which employs nearly 100 UW-Madison alumni.
  • Photo: Antenna on USS Theodore Roosevelt Smaller and smarter antennas for military use July 23, 2015 When it comes to protecting the men and women of the armed forces, University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Nader Behdad focuses his work on an obstacle most people wouldn't associate with combat: the physical limitations of low-frequency antennas.
  • Photo: Children looking at objects at Chazen Museum of Art Chazen becomes a resource for more than just art July 21, 2015 As Russell Panczenko discusses the ways in which people use the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Chazen Museum of Art, the word “comfortable” comes up frequently – particularly in reference to students and visitors who are not art historians.
  • Northern Lights Tour: Wisconsin science hits the road July 20, 2015 Science will light up the night in northern Wisconsin this summer as scientists and educators from UW-Madison and UW-Extension hit the road for the first Northern Lights Tour, a five-stop exposition of research with local and regional impact.
  • Photo: Scanner on tripod CSI Discovery: 3-D scanning researchers partner with Wisconsin law enforcement July 16, 2015 On a chilly February 2014 evening in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, deputies from the Dane County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene of a homicide at an old, two-story house in a neighborhood blanketed with snow. Almost immediately, Deputy Sheriff Scott Lehman realized his team faced a monumental task in collecting and cataloging the evidence throughout the house.
  • Photo: Thomas Kuech Catalyzing materials research across Wisconsin July 10, 2015 Throughout the University of Wisconsin System, there is a wealth of materials expertise, equipment and research facilities - but connecting those resources across campuses and between academia and industry often depends on serendipity and informally built connections.
  • Image: Map of Ag Research Stations UW-Madison Agricultural Research Station field days for 2015 season July 10, 2015 Each year, UW-Madison's Agricultural Research Stations host more than a dozen public field days throughout the growing season to share research updates and educational information with agricultural professionals, home gardeners and other interested people. Below is a list of this season's field days. Events are free unless noted otherwise.
  • Study helps state identify family risk factors for child abuse July 1, 2015 A new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs may help Wisconsin prevent more cases of child abuse by detecting patterns associated with cases returning to the system after initially being screened out.
  • Photo: Heather and Baylee Kelly Military Kids University offers fun – and understanding June 16, 2015 The third annual Military Kids University held June 12-14 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The family camp is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development and the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center.
  • UW announces Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant winners June 16, 2015 Monica Macaulay, a professor in the Department of Linguistics, has been working with the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin for 17 years on language preservation projects. The tribe’s language is seriously endangered, with fewer than a dozen native speakers left — all of them elderly.
  • GlovesOn program trains Wisconsin surgeons in latest operating techniques June 12, 2015 An innovative surgical training program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently hosted its 125th participant, making it one of the nation's most active surgical training programs for practicing surgeons - and the only program of its kind in the state.
  • Wisconsin engineers contribute to Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam discussion June 11, 2015 UW-Madison researchers aim to bring empirical data and a multidisciplinary perspective to discussions about the construction and eventual management of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which will be the largest hydroelectric dam in Africa.
  • Collaboration with Wisconsin plastics manufacturer yields industry and research advances June 10, 2015 For University of Wisconsin-Madison plastics engineer Tim Osswald, the Wisconsin Idea is about taking the extra step: taking research out of the lab.
  • Photo: People riding in boat on Lake Mendota All aboard for Center for Limnology’s 4th annual Hasler Open House June 9, 2015 The state of Wisconsin is defined by lakes and so is the University of Wisconsin. In fact, the UW-Madison campus runs along the shoreline of Lake Mendota, the "birthplace" of limnology (the scientific study of lakes) in North America.
  • UW-Madison’s first enologist will aid wine and cider industry in Wisconsin June 8, 2015 Wisconsin is known for fermentation, like its cheese, craft beer and pickles. But it's also been working to add even more to that blossoming list: wine and cider. The Badger State's 110 wineries and commercial cider makers now have a new resource to help them compete: Nick Smith.
  • School absenteeism correlates to lower test scores, analysis shows June 5, 2015 Children missing school likely means they score lower on academic achievement tests, a new study from the La Follette School of Public Affairs finds.
  • Students devise strategies to ease income volatility June 3, 2015 Ways to help individuals battered by income volatility are outlined in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
  • Helping in the fight against avian flu May 27, 2015 Avian influenza has made headlines in Wisconsin and several other states in recent weeks. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) are on the front line in responding to and understanding the virus and providing critical testing for food producers and commercial and private flock owners.