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Federal funds awarded for biohealth, with UW–Madison leading the way  

July 2, 2024

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has announced $49 million in Phase 2 funding to the Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub, a groundbreaking initiative set to drive transformative medical innovation, workforce development and critical job growth across Wisconsin.


Printed sensors in soil could help farmers improve crop yields and save money

June 27, 2024

The researchers’ new sensors could also be used as an agricultural research tool to monitor nitrate leaching and help guide best practices for mitigating its harmful effects.


Wolves reintroduced to Isle Royale temporarily affect other carnivores, humans have influence as well

June 26, 2024

While many studies have been conducted to understand the effects of a carnivore reintroduction on their prey, less well studied is the effect of the reintroduction on other carnivores in the same food web, in this case foxes and martens.

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A man and a woman look at a drawing on an easel and talk.

Creating art while surrounded by art A group of art-loving community members learned how to sketch better at a "Drawing in the Galleries" class led by artist Philip Salamone in the Chazen Museum of Art on June 20. See more

Photo by: Althea Dotzour

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Jeffrey Pothof: Staying safe in the heat

About 42 million people remain under heat alerts Friday as "dangerous and record-breaking" heat continues to impact the West through Saturday, according… More

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UW named a ‘Best Value College’

June 25, 2024

Princeton Review’s 209 "Best Value Colleges" demonstrate impressive commitments to affordability, including through extremely generous financial aid for students with need or comparatively low sticker prices.


Pesticides may have shortened human lifespan in areas targeted by cicadas in the early 20th century

June 17, 2024

As millions of Americans brace for a rare simultaneous emergence of two cicada broods this summer, new research out of the La Follette School reveals how cicada-targeting pesticides used in the early 20th century might have shortened Americans’ lifespans.


Chicago’s participatory budgeting a positive, but incomplete, step toward inclusion

June 24, 2024

The research demonstrates that full inclusion is not possible through participatory budgeting because it is not designed to give people the power to meaningfully effect change in their community.