Category State & Global

Bridging the gap: Teaching bridge safety to next generation of railroaders

After taking an Engineering Professional Development class at UW–Madison, these professionals will be in a better position to ensure safety on rails that carry passengers, freight and flammable or toxic chemicals.

Special education teacher residency program launched

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."

Food processors, UW collaborate to remove guesswork from wastewater disposal

The results of a three-year study offer some support for the belief that much of the nitrogen in the wastewater from cheese-making and vegetable processing leaves the soil and harmlessly enters the atmosphere.

WCER launches new research-to-practice center in early childhood education

The new center will increase equal educational opportunities for young children, their families and their teachers by supporting research, policy analyses and professional development.

Foxconn invites students, faculty, alumni and others to Foxconn Days

During the two-day event, in addition to showcasing some of Foxconn’s cutting-edge global technology and innovations, Foxconn staff will be onsite to share more details about the Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology (FIRST) and to discuss career opportunities with students.

President’s Oak lives on

On Wednesday morning, a graft from the long-standing, much-beloved President’s Oak was planted near Washburn Observatory during a ceremony celebrating both the future and the past.

Water-skiing star — and UW–Madison senior — nabs a world first in international competition

Gabbie Taschwer was part of a record-setting jump at the Show Ski World Championships, where she helped the U.S. team win.

$19M grant to aid research on early signs of Alzheimer’s

The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for an in-depth study of molecular signs of the disease in brain and spinal fluid.

Blank’s Slate: Shining a light on UW-industry collaboration

“Research on big and complex problems requires collaboration,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. Several recent, major initiatives can also create “extraordinary learning opportunities” for students.

Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

Responsible science is almost always a slow, grueling process, but 20 years after James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines, experts in the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine feel more optimistic than ever.

UW-Madison, apple growers, bring data to the orchard

UW-Madison weather stations at about 30 Wisconsin orchards and vineyards link wirelessly to software that makes calculations and key recommendations for each location.

Fall ad campaign busts myths about UW–Madison

Fans tuning in to Badger football and other fall sports will be able to catch UW–Madison’s “Mythbusters” campaign. Six different ads created to dispel common myths associated with the university are currently rotating during televised Badger sporting events and numerous digital and social platforms.

UW–Madison joins Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has joined the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, a nationwide collaboration among 25 colleges and universities that integrates classroom study of poverty with summer internships and co-curricular activities.

Amazing summer internships: 7 students tell what they did, what they learned, and what they’ll never forget

Each summer, hundreds of UW–Madison students spread out across the globe for internships. We caught up with seven students to learn a little more about their experiences.

Last call for Bucky on Parade

The Bucky on Parade public art project ends on Sept. 12, and the next day most of the distinctively decorated statues will be removed from their summer display sites.

Celebration marks launch of Babcock Hall construction project, honors partners

The $47 million project involves the renovation of the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, as well as a new, three-story addition for the Center for Dairy Research.

UW-Madison startup gives builders a head start on new projects

To help construction companies catch wind of potential projects, a Madison startup applies artificial intelligence to data it mines from newspapers, websites and government documents.