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Students get their feet wet gathering watershed data

August 17, 2023

Several local groups are partnering with UniverCity Year to work toward a healthier Koshkonong Creek to improve water quality and support a variety of wildlife and human activities for generations to come.

ICYMI: A look back at summer in Madison

August 17, 2023

Summer in Madison is a lot of things, but it's definitely not boring. In case you missed it, here's a look back at some highlights from summer 2023.

Pollutants are important to biodiversity’s role in spread of wildlife diseases

August 16, 2023

Researchers found that environmental pollutants like road salt influence whether increased biodiversity helps or hinders disease outbreaks in wildlife, which can complicate how we value protecting diverse animal communities.

Mapping methane emissions from rivers around globe reveals surprising sources

August 16, 2023

The findings will improve methane estimates and models of climate change, and point to land-management changes and restoration opportunities that can reduce the amount of methane escaping into the atmosphere.

Forging Firsts: The Remarkable Life of Ada Deer

August 16, 2023

An educator, civil servant, and proud member of the Menominee Nation, Ada Deer ’57 was a political activist and trailblazer who laid the groundwork for the successes of many American women. Ada was the first Menominee Tribe member to graduate from UW–Madison.

During pandemic, proponents of ‘doing your own research’ believed more COVID misinformation

August 15, 2023

DYOR fans among the researcher’s panel of survey respondents grew more distrustful and more ill-informed about COVID-19 even as news of successful vaccine trials emerged.

The Sky’s the Limit: Autistic youth explore science on their terms at STEM camp

August 15, 2023

Rotating through stations, campers learn to estimate the canopy cover of a nearby wooded area (by pretending they’re aliens), calculate the ages of tree rings and create mini ecosystems in Mason jars.

New recycling process could find markets for ‘junk’ plastic waste

August 10, 2023

A new plastics recycling method reduces emissions by 60 percent and opens the door to the reuse of materials like plastic film, multilayer materials and colored plastics.

With Wisconsin Rural Partnership funding, UW–Madison launches new projects to support rural and tribal communities

August 9, 2023

The big-picture goals are to advance the land-grant mission of the university, support community-based projects, and create new partnerships to better meet the needs of rural communities.

Researchers are using monkey poop to learn how an endangered species chooses its mates

August 2, 2023

Using DNA extracted from fecal samples, researchers at UW–Madison and the University of Texas at Austin are better able to understand the reproductive patterns of the endangered northern muriqui.

Cancer diagnosis and treatment could get a boost from machine learning

August 2, 2023

Liquid biopsies rely on simple blood draws instead of taking a piece of cancerous tissue from a tumor with a needle. 

Ackerman to retire from vice chancellor for research and graduate education post

August 1, 2023

Ackerman, who came to UW–Madison as a researcher in 1987, rose through the university's leadership ranks while remaining a dedicated researcher and mentor. He has announced his plans to retire effective Sept. 15.

2nd and 3rd shift Employee Ice Cream Social planned for Aug. 16

July 31, 2023

All second- and third-shift employees are invited to attend the Aug. 16 ice cream social at the Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center.

New maps show antimicrobial resistance varies within Wisconsin neighborhoods

July 27, 2023

Mapping variations in antibiotic resistance could help patients receive better informed treatment decisions from their health care providers.

Building Trades employees get raise with agreement

July 25, 2023

A new collective bargaining agreement with the Wisconsin State Building Trades Negotiating Committee, which covers campus Building Trades employees, has been approved by the Joint Committee on Employee Relations, the state legislature and Gov. Tony Evers.

Symposium on Laboratory Lifecycle Management report published

July 25, 2023

The Symposium on Laboratory Lifecycle Management, held in the winter of 2022, brought together researchers, facilities experts, real estate professionals and design and construction experts…