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Answering the call: Engineering alum races from Utah to Wisconsin to contribute ventilator expertise

April 1, 2020

“It didn’t hit me until I got back to the facility and saw how many people are coming to volunteer. There are so many people who are giving up a lot to do this. It’s really, truly amazing to be a part of it.”

UW–Madison Extension provides tailored community resources to respond to COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Recognizing that the usual collaborative opportunities aren’t available, Extension staff are engaging with stakeholders and their neighbors in new ways.

COVID-19: Tips and resources for entrepreneurs

March 30, 2020

Last week WARF and UW–Madison hosted a first-ever virtual summit to address what small businesses and entrepreneurs need to know, right now, about the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts from campus and across the region offered intelligence and strategies for navigating uncertain times.

New master’s degree in health informatics meets industry need

March 24, 2020

The degree provides students with the experience and foundation they need to create innovative solutions aimed at improving current health care practices. Upon graduation, they should be prepared to make data-driven decisions in health policy, data security and clinical practice.

UW–Madison engineers, local manufacturers race pandemic to protect healthcare workers

March 23, 2020

The group has built prototypes and launched a website where it's encouraging healthcare facilities, manufacturers and donors to fill out an intake form to help assess need and build more connections while production capacity is rapidly expanded.

Taking survey can help thwart COVID-19, spread Wisconsin Idea

March 20, 2020

Based on your responses, a UW–Madison team will design a social media campaign to successfully encourage healthy behavior.

Talking to kids about COVID-19: UW–Madison expert offers tips

March 16, 2020

What do we tell children in times of uncertainty? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education, offers some suggestions.

Senior class officers announce 2020 class gift dedicated to Green Bandana Project

March 3, 2020

The senior class office will raise funds dedicated to the Green Bandana Project as part of a gift from the class of 2020.

Growth continues for veterinary clinic supporting homeless and low-income pet owners

February 28, 2020

The clinic has relocated to a larger facility and added surgical and dentistry procedures to their roster of veterinary medical services and an x-ray unit and in-house laboratory testing. A grant will allow the hiring of additional staff, support low- to no-cost veterinary care for Dane County pets, and facilitate additional training and education of School of Veterinary Medicine students.

Battleground state poll shows Sanders leading in Democratic primary, tight general election matchups

February 23, 2020

New surveys in three key battleground states show Sen. Bernie Sanders with sizable leads in the Michigan and Wisconsin Democratic primaries, but a closer contest among Democrats in Pennsylvania.

Ballroom balance

January 28, 2020

A UW physical therapy lecturer leads a class in “ballroom balance” for older adults worried about staying upright. They’re overcoming their fear of falling — and having fun in the process. Says one student who volunteers with the class: “What good is all this learning if we’re not actually going to apply it to the people in our community?”

Potential predation prevention: Remind cattle they are herd animals

January 24, 2020

An experiment will test the back-to-the-future principle that cattle will find safety by returning to their roots as herd animals, says graduate student Naomi Louchouarn, who began the experiment last spring.

Pharmacy students lead training to educate and empower Alzheimer’s caregivers

January 23, 2020

PharmD students in the Phi Lambda Sigma student organization are helping caregivers with in-person training that not only walks through some techniques for safe medication adherence and administration, but also where to find community resources for additional support and how to preserve their own wellbeing.

Blank’s Slate: Potential for collaboration statewide

January 21, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank visited Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point and Black River Falls this month, connecting with local leaders and alumni while touring major businesses and bringing a gift to the Ho-Chunk Nation.

75 years later, UW–Madison inventors aim to replace old-style breast-surgery marker

January 3, 2020

Under Elucent's system, a SmartClip is placed in a patient's tumor that emits a high frequency signal or “chirp” when activated, so it can guide the surgeon to the tissue that needs to be removed.

UW–Madison UniverCity Year program seeks faculty to partner with counties

December 17, 2019

This year, UniverCity Year expects to make a greater impact across the state by partnering with seven communities at the same time: the villages of Egg Harbor and Marshall, the city of Wisconsin Rapids, and Adams, Brown, La Crosse and Milwaukee counties.

UW South Madison Partnership announces 2020 expansion

December 10, 2019

The partnership is moving into expanded facilities formerly occupied by Madison College at The Village on Park. Renovation of the office, event and instructional spaces is expected to be complete in late spring.

‘Christmas in the Lab’ celebrates 50 years of chemistry and comedy

December 2, 2019

What began as a holiday treat for long-suffering freshman chemistry students has turned into a 50-year tradition for chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.