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2021 KidWind challenge gusts ahead as a virtual competition

April 9, 2021

6th grader John Dreher cuts out geometric shapes that he designed for wind turbine blades. The cardboard structures were then replicated and mounted on…

Data Science

Off to a busy start, data institute responds to COVID and seeks director

April 8, 2021

The American Family Insurance Data Science Institute’s first two years have been nothing if not eventful. Choosing a director is the next big project.

School of Pharmacy

Health tool significantly reduces medication over-prescription, improving patient safety

April 9, 2021

A new study from a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found that the e-prescribing tool CancelRx more than doubled the proportion of successfully discontinued medications, from 34 percent to 93 percent, at UW Health, a major health system in Wisconsin.

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School of Nursing faculty supervisor Madelyne Greene (right) and nursing student Ariahna Grossenbacher (left) talk to custodian Selle Fall (center) about COVID-19 vaccination before Selle receives her shot.

Vaccine clinics offer shots to 2nd and 3rd shift employees Modeled after successful flu vaccine clinics UHS hosts each year, the clinics were designed to reduce the barriers some employees may confront while trying to seek vaccination. See more

Photo by: Bryce Richter

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Yang Bai: Physics-bending particle discovery

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New Data Science degree emerges as the fastest growing major at UW–Madison

April 8, 2021

The decision to create the Data Science major came after a university-wide recognition that this field of study is one of the most rapidly emerging career sectors in the nation.