Tag The Wisconsin Idea

UW-Madison joins Edgewood, Madison colleges in partnering with Madison schools

May 1, 2017

“This new initiative will help Madison high school students discern their academic passions and explore college and career options—goals we wholeheartedly embrace and are excited to be a part of,” says UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships awarded to seven projects

April 4, 2017

The 2017-18 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships have been awarded to seven undergraduate projects, ranging in topic from mass incarceration to household energy solutions.

NEH grant to create program linking business, humanities

March 29, 2017

The innovative project, called “Risk and Reward: Navigating Uncertainty Through Humanities – Business Connections,” will help Wisconsin undergraduate business students draw insights from history, literature, and philosophy as they navigate their business curriculum.

‘Forward under 40’ honors young alumni

March 3, 2017

The Wisconsin Alumni Association recognizes eight alumni under the age of 40 who are leveraging the benefits of their UW education to better their cities, states, nation, and the world.

UW-Madison program conveys progress to Oconto manufacturer

February 7, 2017

Conveyor maker Nercon's leaders learned new productivity techniques from UW–Madison's Engineering Professional Development department.

Wisconsin Idea seminar showcases Badger state to UW–Madison faculty, staff

February 1, 2017

A five-day tour that has become a staple of the Wisconsin Idea will introduce dozens of UW–Madison faculty and academic staff to the geography, culture and history of Wisconsin.

UW-Madison spinoff releases new module to help women, doctors decide on mammogram

January 24, 2017

HealthDecision, LLC, a 7-year old startup with deep roots at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has just released the fourth module in a series intended to help doctors and patients share decisions.

Nuts and bolts business meets 21st century tech, with help from UW

January 17, 2017

Endries International has made key advances with the help of the UW E-Business Consortium, a collaborative group of businesses founded in 1998 at the UW–Madison College of Engineering.

With $1.1 million grant, ‘public humanities’ program gains ground

January 12, 2017

“Engaging the Humanities” is a UW–Madison program launched to help graduate students in the humanities explore rewarding careers beyond academia.

Northwoods Tour project helps preserve everyone’s history

December 16, 2016

A UW–Madison team recognized the significance of preserving home videos and other personal histories in new and reliable formats. To share that expertise across the state, they launched a project called the Northwoods Tour.

Farming for Flavor: Seed to kitchen initiative creates more than a culinary connection

November 17, 2016

The Seed to Kitchen Initiative from the Department of Horticulture at UW–Madison brings together chefs, farmers and plant breeders to promote vegetable variety characteristics important to local food systems, such as flavor, fresh-market quality and agronomic performance on smaller-scale farms.

UW–Madison teams up with Madison police to foster officer well-being

August 23, 2016

The collaboration will focus on whether mindfulness-based practices can help improve officers’ abilities to manage their daily and occupational stressors.

UW professor helps promote sustainability throughout the state

July 12, 2016

Tom Eggert and his colleagues at UW–Madison are helping businesses showcase their sustainable practices through the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

Crystal growing contest gives middle, high school students a peek inside UW–Madison chemistry department

May 27, 2016

Hundreds of middle and high school students from across Wisconsin enjoyed some hands-on chemistry experience this spring through a crystal-growing contest organized by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Chemistry Department.

Milwaukee foundation supports early-career faculty’s innovative research

May 26, 2016

For their distinct and innovative molecular research, two University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists have earned Shaw Scientist Awards from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Feyza Engin, assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry, and Srivatsan Raman, assistant professor of biochemistry, will each receive $200,000 in seed funding to advance their work. For more than 30 years, the Shaw Scientist Program has supported early career investigators pursuing promising ideas in biochemistry, biological sciences and cancer research.