Tag Outreach

Rediscovered mosses document changing Wisconsin landscape

June 2, 2017

The Wisconsin State Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has discovered a collection of more than 2,000 mosses from the turn of the 20th century, lost to time in a cabinet inside Birge Hall, where the herbarium is housed.

UW researchers help preserve heritage of ‘Norway Building’

May 31, 2017

The historic "Norway Building" near Mount Horeb has been disassembled and sent to Norway, but researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) have found a way to display the church for visitors in virtual reality.

UW expertise a secret ingredient at Kerry’s R&D center in Beloit

May 26, 2017

An Irish-based food company with a North American headquarters in Beloit highlights the key role of food science in the Wisconsin economy, and the broad contributions of UW–Madison expertise to Wisconsin’s giant agriculture and food industries.

Annual UW–Madison study shows Wisconsin poverty fell in 2015 as the economy improved

May 23, 2017

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty released their latest results, which show that Wisconsin gained 70,000 jobs, leading to a modest, but statistically significant reduction in poverty as measured by the Wisconsin Poverty Measure (WPM).

Wisconsin Express program teaches students about health care in underserved areas

May 22, 2017

A group of 75 University of Wisconsin–Madison students will be in the field May 21-26 to learn firsthand about the diversity of the state’s health care system.

UW-Madison nursing students to help in tornado recovery effort

May 19, 2017

Seven University of Wisconsin–Madison nursing students attending a community outreach program in northwest Wisconsin now plan to help clean up after a tornado struck May 16, destroying a mobile home park near Chetek.

UW, GE Healthcare team up to improve medical imaging, patient outcomes

May 19, 2017

A multi-decade relationship between UW–Madison and GE Healthcare has created a stream of medical imaging inventions that look inside the human body with increasing accuracy.

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass

May 19, 2017

Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based production pipeline that has been perfected over the course of decades.

As computing moves to cloud, UW–Madison spinoff offers faster, cleaner chip for data centers

May 10, 2017

A UW–Madison professor has formed a startup to advance a streamlined chip design that will run up to 10 times faster than those now inside data centers.

UniverCity Year celebrates yearlong partnership with Monona

May 9, 2017

On May 3, students, faculty and community members gathered at the Lake Mendota Room inside Dejope Hall to celebrate a yearlong partnership between the city of Monona and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

UW-Madison partnership works to improve birth outcomes in Wisconsin

May 2, 2017

A community-academic partnership between UW–Madison and community organizations is leading efforts in Wisconsin to improve infant health outcomes and eliminate disparities in African-American infant mortality.

Through ‘Bucky’s Classroom,’ young students across the state get monthly visits from UW ambassadors, campus tours

May 1, 2017

Seven schools from around the state participated in the “Bucky’s Classroom” program, which sent UW–Madison student ambassadors into middle schools to lead monthly classroom activities to increase college awareness and get the kids thinking about career goals.

Latino Youth Summit

April 13, 2017

More than 80 Latino middle school students explored and built their knowledge about going to college, and the expectation that earning a degree is an attainable goal, through the workshops and activities offered at the Annual Latino Youth Summit April 12-13.

Simpler detection for ketosis helps support state dairies

March 30, 2017

“Advances like KetoMonitor help us keep the herd healthy, and allow us to stay competitive,” says Roxbury dairy farmer Mitch Breunig. “That’s the kind of help we really need.”

NEH grant to create program linking business, humanities

March 29, 2017

The innovative project, called “Risk and Reward: Navigating Uncertainty Through Humanities – Business Connections,” will help Wisconsin undergraduate business students draw insights from history, literature, and philosophy as they navigate their business curriculum.

Science Expeditions invites everyone to campus March 31 to April 2

March 27, 2017

Science Expeditions, UW–Madison’s 15th annual scientific open house, invites visitors of all ages to campus from Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2, to delve into the world of science.

Health care is for the police dogs of Wisconsin, too

March 23, 2017

“It helped us save his career,” says a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy. “He’s bounced back to a point where he seems better than he was as a puppy.”

Shrine for ‘sneakerheads’: UW–Madison e-business group helps Foot Locker move the shoes

March 22, 2017

In downtown Wausau, an old strip mall hides one of Wisconsin’s most sophisticated e-commerce systems, dedicated to selling shoes online, an operation built with the help of UW–Madison.

Japanese literature course leads to the ultimate field trip for UW students

March 10, 2017

Adam Kern, a professor of Japanese literature and visual culture, and four of his students went to Japan for a week to be profiled on a popular prime-time television program there.

University Ridge offers a ski course for the public

March 3, 2017

“Madison embraces skiing,” says G. Michael Gaspard, general manager of University Ridge. “We are open to the public, we are a resource to help keep people active year-round, and we’ll take as many people as we can get.”