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UW helps communities create cleaner, greener wastewater

A partnership with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District focuses on reducing releases of phosphorus, a plant nutrient that feeds overgrowths of algae in lakes and streams.

Distinguished panel

A prototype neutrino detector made up of these large panels built at UW–Madison’s Physical Sciences Laboratory recently “saw” its first particles at the international particle physics lab CERN in Switzerland. The panels are integral to development of a large detector that will be installed deep within a South Dakota mine in the 2020s to get a clearer look at neutrinos — the universe’s most abundant, but little understood, bits of matter.

Students star in “Hip-Hop U: The First Wave Scholars”

The Wisconsin Public Television documentary explores the innovative work of the students in the First Wave learning community, which focuses on spoken word and hip-hop culture.

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.

Discovery to Product creates new program to grow entrepreneurship at UW–Madison

Innovation to Market builds on the success of D2P’s Igniter program, which helped start 19 companies over the past three years.

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.

Get Social: Dogs that look good in Badger red — #OnWoofsconsin

A Badger is not a canine, but you wouldn't know that from all the dogs decked out in red lately.

4 tips for crushing the Career & Internship Fair

When you meet with potential employers at the Career & Internship Fair, there are steps you can take to be most effective.

Brand New Badger: Incoming freshman started a flourishing African charity — at age 12

As a 12-year-old, Max Bobholz starte a nonprofit that collects used baseball equipment and distributes it to underprivileged children in Africa. Now he's a freshman at UW–Madison.

Next generation Large Hadron Collider relies on UW–Madison computing

The University of Wisconsin Center for High Throughput Computing will receive $2.2 million dollars to help develop software to support an upgrade in the Large Hadron Collider.

Wiscopinion results: Your favorite Bucky on Parade

Celestrial Bucky received the most votes in a poll asking students which is their favorite Bucky on Parade statue.

On voter registration day, students can step up to voting challenge

UW-Madison is competing in the Big Ten Voting Challenge, a nonpartisan effort that aims to mobilize registration and turnout. Students are encouraged to register to vote at the National Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

WISCIENCE expands capacity for undergraduates new to research to pursue dream projects 

Some spend their summers working at summer camps, in a grocery store, or as a lifeguard. Others, thanks to the WISCIENCE Summer Research Scholarship, spend their time off from school pursuing their dream research projects.

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.

Fletcher’s research sheds light on lowering drinking age

Research by University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor Jason Fletcher provides new information about the effects of legal alcohol access at age 21 on previously unexplored or underexplored risky behaviors.

Stone survivors: Law School gargoyles reunited after nearly 70 years apart

Some families have a dog or cat; the Been family has a gargoyle. Now, it’s going back to its original home at the University of Wisconsin Law School — and the intriguing story of its loss and recovery is being told.

New associate vice chancellors oversee research in biological sciences, arts and humanities

A new face and a familiar one have joined the leadership team in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

New Faculty Focus: Kasey Keeler

"Part of my work and research is to draw attention to the history of Wisconsin as a Native place and the many tribal communities who still exist here."

Construction begins on $133 million revamp of Chemistry Building

With the start of construction on a $133 million chemistry tower and other renovations, students — as well as faculty and other researchers — will gain access to updated teaching and laboratory spaces to accommodate the next generation of chemical education and research.