Category State & Global

Bringing cheap and accurate tuberculosis tests to Africa

January 18, 2018

Researchers are developing a "robust, simple and inexpensive way to increase the sensitivity of an existing TB test" by integrating a step very similar to a pregnancy test.

Maria Cancian named Galbraith Fellow for work on child welfare

January 17, 2018

Cancian and her research have shaped national research agendas and discourse on child support policy, poverty policy and child welfare policy, and generated more than $50 million in grants to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting process

January 16, 2018

UW electrical and computer engineers, acting on an idea from a Wisconsin cranberry grower, have developed a device to make a laborious, time-consuming process more efficient.

Lethal management of wolves in one place may make things worse nearby

January 10, 2018

Farms that had a wolf killed experienced a 27 percent decrease in risk of another attack, but it was offset by a 22 percent increase at a number of farms in the same township.

SERF demolition: Out with the old, in with the new

January 10, 2018

Construction crews this week started demolishing the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) to make way for a larger, more modern recreational facility that will open …

Wisconsin agricultural outlook forum explores rural-urban divide

January 4, 2018

The forum will outline recent trends and future outlook for the state’s main agricultural products, but it will also explore how Wisconsin agribusinesses affect — and are affected by — the rural-urban divide.

In second year, UW’s Philanthropy Lab class awards $50,000 to three nonprofit groups

December 20, 2017

Three Madison-area nonprofit organizations were chosen to receive money this semester from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Philanthropy Lab class — a total of $50,000.

2017 winter commencement: A day of selfies, victory laps and avoiding ‘hollow bunnies’

December 17, 2017

“When you find that place where what you’re good at and what you’re passionate about come together, that is where your life’s work awaits you,” Chancellor Blank said. “Choose opportunities that put you there.”

‘Amazing Grace’ chorus members take a vacation from Alzheimer’s with singing

December 14, 2017

The Amazing Grace chorus mixes caregivers and people with dementia; to encourage social contact, the pairs seldom sit side-by-side at performances.

Living in the past: Director of University Archives retires

December 14, 2017

Under David Null’s care and expertise, the UW Archives have become one of the premier academic archives in the country.

2017 UW–Madison winter commencement takes place on Sunday

December 13, 2017

Just more than 1,000 students will take part in the 2017 University of Wisconsin–Madison winter commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Kohl Center.

In new partnership, Badger Volunteers help care for children with disabilities

December 12, 2017

Badger Volunteers has started a new partnership this semester with Gio’s Garden, a respite center for young children with developmental disabilities.

App software firm with UW–Madison roots starts selling “pro” version

December 6, 2017

“We are uniquely positioned to help teams build apps with the same exact code that will work on the web, and on the App Store and Google Play,” Ionic CEO Max Lynch says.

Campus remembers graduate student Ian Santino

December 5, 2017

“Even as he was facing the many challenges of his illness, he went out of his way to befriend and support others,” his advisor says. “I will remember him always as a kind, caring person, an excellent TA who served as a mentor to many a talented scholar.”