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Barley experiment reveals plant science to fifth-graders

A big part of 5th grade science project is the emphasis on using controls and variables in scientific experiment. How much water did you use? How often did you water? Did using hot or cold water make a difference?

Nominations being accepted for Community-University Partnership Awards

Nominations are open for the 2019 UW–Madison Community-University Partnership Awards that recognize the work of UW–Madison faculty, staff and students, and their community partners as…

Second cohort of students to benefit from Bucky’s Tuition Promise

From February through June, we will be highlighting the ways that UW–Madison changes lives for the better throughout the state of Wisconsin. March’s theme is Affordability…

A vision for rural eye care

Eye doctors are in short supply in rural Wisconsin, sometimes requiring patients to make a long drive to a distant city for an exam. But the UW Health Teleophthalmology program has a camera that can be used in remote locations to take photos of a person’s eyes, with the exam then being read by university-level ophthalmologists.

Certificate program helps address state’s mental health care needs

The School of Nursing's Psychiatric Mental Health Care Certificate program helps health care providers throughout Wisconsin get certified to prescribe and diagnose in mental health cases.

A pharmacist-driven intervention to help veterans breathe easier

The service led by a UW–Madison pharmacy professor helps veterans who need it most, when they’ve recently been discharged from the hospital or emergency room with an exacerbation, he says.

UniverCity Year program to partner with Pepin County

Launched in 2016 with the Wisconsin Idea in mind, this program facilitates engagement between the UW–Madison learning community and localities across Wisconsin, bridging research and community knowledge to address some of the greatest challenges facing Wisconsin’s local governments.  

Program empowers communities to overpower diabetes

A UW–Madison program aims to give African Americans in Milwaukee strategies to maintain healthy lifestyles that will help prevent and/or manage Type 2 diabetes.

As Lake Michigan rises, bluffs collapse and geologists explore

UW-Madison researchers are more than one year into a project sponsored by Wisconsin Sea Grant aimed at a better understanding how the bluffs erode, and what triggers their collapse.

Program helps address shortage of physicians in rural areas

The program was created due to the shortage of physicians in rural Wisconsin. While 29 percent of Wisconsin residents live in rural locations, only 13 percent of physicians in Wisconsin have rural practices.

Engineers’ projects in focus as campus makerspace holds first “reverse career fair”

“It’s a great way for students who have been making a wide range of projects and prototypes to show them off," says the event coordinator.

Program focuses on preparing pharmacy students in rural areas

“The rural focus is beneficial because there are more job openings in rural areas, and many students want to take their skills back to their hometowns,” says Professor Mara Kieser.

Citizen science monitoring program Journey North finds home at Arboretum

Journey North has more than 60,000 registered participants in the United States, Canada and Mexico. People report sightings from the field, view maps, take photographs and submit observations.

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.