Tag Outreach

UW Odyssey Project raises record amount to help transform lives

November 7, 2019

"Keena's a great example of how our students come into the program with gifts they may not even know they have, find their voice, and change the world."

21st century medicine helps Amish deal with rare, inherited illnesses

October 17, 2019

A rural doctor has a close collaboration with specialists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who have developed tests, and suggested treatments, for several rare genetic conditions in the Amish and Mennonites communities.

Beefed-up Badger Talks brings UW–Madison to your neighborhood

October 10, 2019

A program that brings knowledge from the state’s flagship campus to localities statewide is adding dozens of experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Extension to its Badger Talk roster.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin takes in ‘locally sourced science’ at Morgridge Institute

October 10, 2019

Forward-thinking science and childhood memories came full circle on Wednesday for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who visited a lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research that is carrying on the inspired legacy of her grandfather, David E. Green.

They’ve got hops — with UW Extension’s help

October 8, 2019

Brothers Bob and Jim Conant didn’t know the first thing about hops when they started their now thriving hops farm in Tomah. So they turned to their Monroe County Agriculture Educator from what is now the UW–Madison Division of Extension.

Maps showing potential for soil contamination issued for Wisconsin’s lead-zinc mining district

October 7, 2019

The digitized Digital Atlas of Historic Mining Features in Southwestern Wisconsin, developed in the department of soil science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, shows areas where contamination may be found.

Wisconsin Science Festival encourages science exploration statewide

September 19, 2019

The festival, held Oct. 17 through 20, will feature more than 220 events statewide ranging from fossil exploration and robotic engineering to animal encounters and the science of Star Wars.

A connection with the community

September 16, 2019

Community members met with UW–Madison program representatives — and even Bucky Badger — at the South Madison Community Partnership event held in Villager Mall on Sept. 12.

UW South Madison Partnership Community Celebration promises food, family fun

September 6, 2019

The free, family-friendly event Sept. 12 is open to the entire community, and features a complimentary cookout, live DJ, free scoops from UW–Madison’s retro ice cream truck, games, prize giveaways and a special visit from Bucky Badger.

New nursing immersion program offers students meaningful, hands-on experience at respite camp

September 6, 2019

Nursing students in a new summer respite camp immersion course provided services for people with a broad spectrum of disabilities and practiced new nursing skills.

Seeking basic info on “basement rocks”

September 5, 2019

Geologist Esther Stewart makes a living poking around in the geologic basement beneath Wisconsin, which provides many clues to the land's history.

Science meets seat-of-the-tractor observations with Discovery Farms

August 30, 2019

“By the time Discovery Farms left Cashton in 2017,” says Jack Herricks, “the relationship had changed, the era of finger pointing and distrust had left. It was a pretty dramatic shift.”

Pepin County, UW–Madison team up for latest ‘UniverCity’ collaboration

August 29, 2019

UniverCity Year brings together faculty, students and members of Wisconsin communities to address local challenges through university courses and research.

Community event to celebrate UniverCity partnership with Pepin County

August 23, 2019

Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, community members, students, and faculty will work together to reexamine long-standing practices, ask tough questions, and ignite sustainable growth as it relates to economic development and water quality.

In Classics Camp, middle schoolers are introduced to the wonders of ancient Greece and Rome

August 21, 2019

The kids make their own togas and wax writing tablets, visit museums on campus to see ancient artifacts and learn about kid-worthy topics like the Trojan War, Roman weapons and Greek toilets.

Industry partners leverage UW–Madison for business success

August 19, 2019

Representatives of four large Midwestern businesses spanning retail, Internet technology, insurance and finance gave an insider’s view on establishing and profiting from expertise at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, one of the world’s great universities.

UW–Madison to connect with industry during Day on Campus event

August 12, 2019

The Office of Business Engagement event Aug. 15 will be an opportunity to network with dozens of campus units to address recruiting, training and development needs.

Bike share aims to serve, enhance health in Wisconsin Rapids

August 2, 2019

“People tend to think that bike shares can exist only in bigger cities. Wisconsin Rapids is not that big, but we strive to blend small-town charm with big-city amenities.”

Cora Marrett to lead fall Wisconsin Idea course, public lecture series

August 1, 2019

The distinguished sociologist and alumna will lead the fourth offering of the course, which is designed for undergraduate students and also open to the public.

Rural placements for nursing students help address rural health-care shortage

July 23, 2019

A partnership between the Monroe Clinic-SSM Health and the UW–Madison School of Nursing exposes nursing students to a rural practice, and many return to it.