Tag Outreach

‘Dairy Brain’ project asks farmers to help create smarter dairies

June 24, 2020

UW researchers are working with dairy farmers, producers and equipment manufacturers to use data to make useful, real-time decisions.

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.

How has the pandemic affected real estate?

June 18, 2020

The U.S. residential and commercial real estate markets are prone to fluctuation in the face of crises, but the impacts imposed by COVID-19 have differed from those in previous economic downturns, like the great recession and 9/11, says Mark Eppli of the Wisconsin School of Busines.

UW–Madison partners with InStride to expand access to education

June 11, 2020

The new partnership enables UW–Madison Online to offer online education directly to workers through large employers.

UW-Madison faculty, students help create COVID-19 app for Wisconsinites

May 4, 2020

Wisconsin Connect is the first locally-designed COVID-19 app, allowing users to both receive and give help to others in their  communities while correcting state-specific misinformation trending on social media.

Maps provide zip code detail on risk of COVID-19 complications across Wisconsin

April 23, 2020

The data from the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health will help public health officials and health systems prepare for hospitalizations, distribute protective equipment, or target communications to at-risk populations.

New at-home language activity booklet for kids available online

April 9, 2020

Appropriate for children between the ages of two and seven, the activities in the booklet encourage kids to practice and improve their language skills by talking about topics they know—themselves, their families, what they like to play, how they feel, what sounds they hear and the weather.

UW–Madison publishing and printing team makes face shields to protect UW Hospital workers

April 3, 2020

“It’s literally like Santa’s workshop – everybody’s playing a part to get this done … We’re in this doom and gloom time, and this is a way they can help at a time when many feel hopeless."

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.

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?”