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New method assesses lead hazard in soil

UW-Madison researchers describe a way to use a common, low-cost soil test to determine how much of the lead is bioaccessible, and therefore dangerous.

UW course helps dairy farmer find small-farm success in a brutal market

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers, one of several “Short Courses” at CALS, helps beginning farmers like Andy Jaworski of the Green Bay area to get started.

New initiative to boost middle class in Dane County announces finalists

Three finalists were chosen to pitch their ideas in Phoenix on Jan. 29. Schmidt Futures has committed to further support the efforts of at least one team from each of the four partnering universities.

Flashing lights protect livestock in Chile — by deterring pumas

New UW–Madison research shows how bright, flashing lights can prevent puma attacks on livestock in Chile, without harming the predators.

‘Lands We Share’ exhibit helps give farmers a voice

A collaboration of faculty and students at four UW campuses, the traveling exhibition and public dialogue tour focuses on the intersection of farming, land, ethnic culture and history in Wisconsin.

Phone to farmer: Fungus on the way, time to spray

The apps and models compare current weather to historic data about conditions that are conducive to a particular plant disease, then calculate whether it makes sense to spray fungicide – or not spray and reduce pesticide use.

“Smart City” awards recognize 14 UW–Madison students in first stage

The competition encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin.

Graduate degree bolsters clinician’s research into preventing blindness

A UW–Madison professor helped start program that offers a way for patients with diabetes to easily access eye screenings, and now she and her fellow researchers are studying how to make such programs more widely available across Wisconsin.

A Capitol and Very Wisconsin Idea Video game teaches state history in schools

Thanks to a new educational video game — “Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case” — created by UW–Madison’s Field Day Lab and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), learning about Wisconsin history, is “really cool,” a student says.

Paving the way to a world-ready state: The Wisconsin Language Roadmap

The Wisconsin Language Roadmap emphasizes the importance of providing language learning opportunities for all Wisconsin students to develop skills needed to succeed around the world.

UW–Madison engineering students design sustainable system for rural school

As part of UW–Madison’s UniverCity Year partnership with Green County, engineering students are proposing a renewable energy system to help offset Juda School’s energy expenses by 25 percent.

Advanced alloy firm cuts costs with help from UW’s ‘lean operations’ expertise

Winsert Inc., a Marinette, Wisconsin, supplier of high-tech metal and parts to manufacturers around the globe, continues to gain from its longstanding relationship with Engineering Professional Development at UW–Madison.

Wholly devoted: VetMed programs supports pets, empowers people

WisCARES was launched in 2014 to provide veterinary medical care, housing support and advocacy, and other social services to Dane County pet owners who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Biomanufacturing projects stepping out at UW–Madison

The Forward BIO Institute institute aims at making Wisconsin a Midwestern hub of the ongoing merger of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cutting-edge tissue engineering.

Bridging the gap: Teaching bridge safety to next generation of railroaders

After taking an Engineering Professional Development class at UW–Madison, these professionals will be in a better position to ensure safety on rails that carry passengers, freight and flammable or toxic chemicals.

Special education teacher residency program launched

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."

Wisconsin Partnership Program awards $4 million to health equity initiatives

The new awards address a diverse range of issues including the health impacts of racism, tackling the social determinants of health in Milwaukee’s Latino community, preventing early childhood expulsion and strengthening support systems for citizens returning from incarceration.

‘Raw, peer-to-peer’ film starting conversations about addiction at Wisconsin high schools

Wisconsin high school students are learning to talk about addiction through a film and accompanying curriculum prepared by Wisconsin Eye and funded by the Wisconsin Partnership program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

UW Law School launches clinic to aid domestic violence victims

For domestic violence victims seeking protection from an abusive partner, restraining orders are often a first line of defense. The new clinic aims to help them get those orders.