Tag Outreach

Media availability with Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum experts

January 11, 2018

A 30-minute media availability will be held before the start of the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum on Thursday, Jan. 25. The availability is set for 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. in the Traditions Room, located on the second floor of Union South. 

Scouting the eagles: Evidence that protecting nests aids reproduction

January 9, 2018

Reproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance, according to a new study.

Wisconsin corridor turns testbed for connected vehicle technology

January 9, 2018

A team of UW–Madison researchers and Madison traffic engineers are establishing a testbed for a connected vehicle corridor on Madison's Park Street, to explore the future of transportation technology.

Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters, algae

January 9, 2018

UW-Madison researchers, with the help of citizen scientists, tracked bird deaths along Lake Michigan, and found that warm waters and algae apparently promoted the growth of botulism toxin-producing bacteria that caused them.

Report: MMSD 4K students demonstrate stronger literacy, behavior skills

December 21, 2017

A new report shows that students who enrolled in Madison schools' 4K classes experienced slightly stronger literacy skills and slightly higher engagement than comparable students who didn't take the classes.

‘Amazing Grace’ chorus members take a vacation from Alzheimer’s with singing

December 14, 2017

The Amazing Grace chorus mixes caregivers and people with dementia; to encourage social contact, the pairs seldom sit side-by-side at performances.

In new partnership, Badger Volunteers help care for children with disabilities

December 12, 2017

Badger Volunteers has started a new partnership this semester with Gio’s Garden, a respite center for young children with developmental disabilities.

Projects on display as engineering prototyping class wets feet, whets appetites

December 11, 2017

In an introductory engineering design class, students design and build unique items to solve pressing needs.

Veterinary students work with endangered cranes

November 28, 2017

Each year, a group of Veterinary Medicine students perform health checks on the captive flock residing at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. These critical check-ups are essential for providing the best care possible, and the experience also provides a unique opportunity to get firsthand experience working with an endangered species. Video by Craig Wild/University Communications

Health access program bridges micro-finance, health for Uganda’s poor

November 22, 2017

Former Badger Kevin Gibbons runs a non-profit that merges microfinance and health-care access in Uganda by helping taxi drivers buy motorcycles.

Mapping cropland: UW–Madison plays critical role in worldwide map

November 17, 2017

A UW–Madison researcher was part of a global collaboration has just released a satellite-based map of world croplands that “found” 625 million to 875 million acres that were not known to national agricultural authorities.

WARF program leader: Sale marks success for UW–Madison research prowess, creativity

November 17, 2017

The Accelerator Program represents a broadening of WARF’s original role, as it as recognized the need to guide and encourage start-up companies, and invest in them.

Reaching out to prospective students

November 15, 2017

The Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin–Madison held a community event for prospective students at the Goodman Branch of the Madison Public Library. The event was designed to inform prospective college students about admissions and financial assistance.

Training social work students to serve Wisconsin families

November 8, 2017

The School of Social Work’s Public Welfare Training Program prepares students to join the ranks of professionals who assist and advocate for children and families throughout the state.

Curator at ag station helps growers keep close watch on potato health

November 3, 2017

By monitoring sugar levels, frying test batches of potato chips, and other techniques, Sam Perez helps growers decide when to market their stored potatoes.

Study: Yoga reduces falls among the elderly

November 2, 2017

Participants in a study saw significant improvements on two measures of walking gait, and on balance, after 8 weeks of yoga classes.

Wisconsin Sea Grant research explores walleye for aquaculture

October 19, 2017

A two-year research project funded by UW–Madison-based Wisconsin Sea Grant compares the production of walleye, a native Wisconsin fish, and saugeye, a natural hybrid of walleye and sauger, in an aquaculture system.

Why is the grass greener? Sports-field experiment to reveal results on Oct. 19 in Stoughton

October 16, 2017

A three-year experiment on the four baseball diamonds at Racetrack Park in Stoughton explored different levels of maintenance for sports fields and turf in general.

UW–Madison joins national network to combat opioid epidemic, substance abuse disorders

October 13, 2017

With a new $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, researchers at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies have joined a national network of Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.

Conservation, collaboration, creativity: Grant County farmer charts own path, with a little help from scientist colleagues

October 11, 2017

Farmer Gerry Weiss stands as a key conduit between academic experts – many with roots in the soil – and those who make a living growing crops and animals.