The University of Wisconsin–Madison opens its doors to the community with the annual University Summer Forums from June through August. Offered free to the public, these four-week academic courses feature leading UW–Madison professors in an engaging classroom setting.
Fans chanting “Badgers, Badgers!” can often be heard at the Kohl Center, but on Wednesday the refrain could be in the halls of the State Capitol as UW basketball players Josh Gasser and Nigel Hayes stopped in for a visit.
UW-Madison faculty, staff and students representing more than two dozen programs will visit the Capitol on Wednesday, May 6, to show how the university brings the Wisconsin Idea to life across the state.
For German Professor Mark Louden, translation isn't just about language. Through outreach with Wisconsin's Amish and Old Order Mennonite ("Plain") communities, Louden is working to break down stereotypes of these misunderstood groups - and to build stronger bridges between the state's different cultures in the process.
A few years ago, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Limnology created the first map of all the road crossings and dams blocking the tributary rivers that feed the five Great Lakes. These tributaries serve as migratory highways, providing fish like walleye and lake sturgeon access to headwater breeding grounds.
About 16 students each year take a spring semester class in rural health. During the clinical, they work at free clinics, stage bike rodeos to promote helmet use and safety, help organize immunization clinics, work in a soup kitchen, ride along with sheriffs and EMTs, present health education programs, test beachwater and go along on restaurant inspections.
Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding, published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could improve the economics of the pulp, paper and biofuels industries and reduce those industries' environmental impact.
Kathy Cramer, a professor in the Department of Political Science and longtime active proponent of civic engagement and outreach at UW–Madison, has been named permanent director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service.
On the streets of Watertown, University of Wisconsin–Madison nursing student Kathryn Gerber is learning about dementia and how a community can help remove the stigma that follows people with memory loss.
In June, Dan Thoma will become the first director of the Grainger Institute for Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Funded in 2014 with $25 million from The Grainger Foundation of Lake Forest, Illinois, the institute is an incubator for transdisciplinary research in the UW–Madison College of Engineering.
How society should respond to climate change may be a global-scale debate, but University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers know that preparing for climate change's impact on weather is a profoundly local problem.
Argentina might seem a long way to go for an environmental engineer seeking to better understand land use in Wisconsin. But there are some surprising parallels between the two countries' histories of land use and ecohydrology.
Ozaukee County ranks healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee County ranks least healthy, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
High on a sleeping Mexican volcano, a new particle astrophysics observatory is about to blink to life, commencing an all-sky search for very high-energy gamma rays - a search that could greatly expand the catalog of known gamma ray sources and chip away at the mystery of the cosmic rays that constantly bombard our planet.
Science Expeditions, the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s 13th annual science open house, will open the doors of dozens of campus attractions — and the expertise of scores of researchers — to thousands of curious visitors March 20-22.