Stories indexed under: The Wisconsin Idea

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  • Photo: Angela Byars-Winston UW-Madison researcher selected for national workforce, higher ed board Sept. 1, 2015 Angela Byars-Winston describes herself this way: “I’m a social scientist in an M.D. world.” She’s a trained vocational psychologist — someone who studies and practices the psychology behind how people choose and are successful in careers —and an associate professor in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
  • Wisconsin School of Business helps Capital Brewery tap into craft beer markets Aug. 27, 2015 The craft beer market is booming, which is good news for Capital Brewery, one of Wisconsin's first craft breweries and an iconic Madison brand. But the craft scene shifts quickly, and to keep up, Capital recently enlisted help from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Photo: Hobbyists sailing model boats Communities have turned to water resources program for 50 years Aug. 25, 2015 Lake Marion is a shallow sliver of a lake on the edge of Mazomanie, Wisconsin. Created in the 1850s by a dam that fed a nearby mill, the lake has become a valuable aquatic habitat and a popular bass fishing spot for locals.
  • CALS researchers deploy insect ‘birth control’ to protect cranberries Aug. 20, 2015 It's no fun being a male moth in one of Shawn Steffan's cranberry research plots. When the time comes to mate, it's tough to find a partner.
  • Getting students ready to learn through well-being exercises Aug. 19, 2015 Wisconsin elementary school teachers are incorporating simple mental exercises in the classroom to promote well-being, thanks to a partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Waisman Center.
  • Photo: Image of woman WRAP exhibition celebrates 75 years of homegrown Wisconsin art Aug. 17, 2015 What does the world look like to Wisconsin visual artists? Since 1940, the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) has allowed us to see through their eyes by encouraging self-expression in all corners of the state. WRAP’s 75th anniversary culminates in an exhibition that showcases homegrown artistic vision.
  • Researchers study Wisconsin’s deepest lake to help preserve ‘an ecological jewel’ Aug. 10, 2015 UW-Madison researchers have teamed up with community leaders to analyze Green Lake, Wisconsin's deepest natural inland lake and a crucial habitat for lake trout and other cold water species.
  • Photo: Cover of Eastbay magazine Chancellor visits Wausau businesses to discuss partnerships Aug. 10, 2015 What do business leaders in central Wisconsin say they need above all else? That’s the question Chancellor Rebecca Blank asked at a recent meeting with executives whose companies have global reach. The answer: talented workers.
  • Photo: Gene Clark Sea Caves Watch promotes kayaker safety in northern Wisconsin Aug. 5, 2015 A public safety project initiated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison to prevent kayaking tragedies has been turned over to the National Park Service and several partners.
  • Photo: Kandis Elliot in front of fish poster Wisconsin’s fish – all of them – star in new poster series Aug. 4, 2015 Fully grown, the least darter is one inch long — Wisconsin’s smallest fish. The lake sturgeon, which can grow to more than 6 feet in length, is Wisconsin’s biggest. In between are 181 other species, and each and every one of them will soon have its moment in the spotlight, thanks to scientific illustrator Kandis Elliot.
  • 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.
  • 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.