A new landmark report on community-university research partnerships from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) features a critical analysis of practices in the United States from two University of Wisconsin–Madison authors.
Interdisciplinary research with the potential to inform policymaking will receive a huge boost Sept. 21 with the dedication of a new University of Wisconsin–Madison Federal Statistical Research Data Center, or FSRDC (http://rdc.wisc.edu), on the UW campus.
It's a cool and dusty morning on the Rosy-Lane farm, located just south of Watertown, Wisconsin. Lloyd Holterman creaks back in his kitchen chair with a cup of hot coffee in hand. A skid-loader hums outside.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison and City of Madison are among 15 communities to participate in plans by the public-private nonprofit group US Ignite for ultra-high speed broadband networking - part of an effort to foster the creation of next-generation Internet applications that provide transformative public benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.