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Facing supply chain challenges, meat science program donates surplus pork

June 19, 2020

Facing supply chain challenges due to COVID-19, the UW-Madson meat science program is partnering with Vita Plus to distribute surplus pork to local food pantries in Wisconsin.

Statement from Chancellor Blank on state funding for COVID-19 expenses

June 17, 2020

"Any additional funding is important and appreciated as we move to safely reopen campus this fall," Chancellor Blank said. The pandemic has already had a $120+ million impact on our campus operation."

UW partnering with state on COVID-19 population health studies

June 17, 2020

The first study, led by UW–Madison's Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), will determine the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies throughout the state. Another will test wastewater for signs of the virus.

University announces Smart Restart plan to reopen in fall

June 17, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison plans to begin fall classes as scheduled on Sept. 2 and offer…

UW Health dermatologist researching ‘COVID Toes’ in children

June 10, 2020

Researchers are studying how the skin condition referred to as “COVID toes” is a connected to the virus; whether it is symptom of a COVID-19 infection or an immune response to the virus.

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order drove changes in state’s traffic volume

June 2, 2020

Interstate travel in Wisconsin bottomed out the week of March 25 at a 40% reduction for weekday traffic and a 60% reduction on weekends — knowledge that could help with future highway planning and construction.

Nine projects selected for UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge

June 2, 2020

From improved respirators to accelerated virus testing, each project is designed to be rapidly advanced over the coming months to help combat the pandemic.

New order aims to promote public safety in campus gathering spots

May 20, 2020

The university has adopted a new order to ensure public safety through physical distancing and related public health measures as campus prepares to reopen.

Chancellor: UW plans for a safe return this fall

May 18, 2020

Chancellor Blank explains how the university will operate this fall to ensure students receive a full educational program while maintaining the safety of the campus community.

Meeting new demand for comfort food, SpaghettiOs were created by UW grad

May 15, 2020

Fifty-five years ago, Donald Goerke — asked to develop an easy-to-eat meal for children — created one of the classics: the "neat round spaghetti you can eat with a spoon."

Badger brothers: Saving lives and striving for a healthier world

May 14, 2020

Identical twin physicians Jesse and Joel Charles say COVID-19 "has revealed a deep unfairness," affecting the disabled, the mentally ill, and communities of color more severely than others.

Experts from UW–Madison are available to discuss COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Numerous experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison can discuss the impact of COVID-19 and provide tips and information to help people navigate the challenges to their daily lives.

Chancellor: Public universities are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle

May 12, 2020

"In record time, we’ve put together public-private partnerships of scientists, engineers, public health experts, manufacturers and many others to address the pandemic," Chancellor Blank writes in a piece coauthored with Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

The UW Now: Experts discuss economic impact of COVID-19

May 11, 2020

Join a livestream and Q & A with a panel of experts from the UW community Tuesday at 7 p.m. CDT.