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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.

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.”