Tag Outreach

American voices from the past live again, as DARE recordings available online

August 3, 2017

More than 1,800 recordings of people interviewed for the Dictionary of American Regional English are now freely available online, hosted by the University of Wisconsin’s Digital Collections Center.

State cartographer’s office releases third edition of statewide parcel map

July 31, 2017

The state cartographer’s office at UW–Madison has released the latest update to a portal that pulls together 72 county databases that document who owns which parcels of land in Wisconsin.

Near-miracle stroke survivor heading for repeat vacation at “Stroke Camp”

July 31, 2017

The Wisconsin Refresh and Retreat Stroke Camp is part of a national network of weekends – think summer camp – for people recovering from strokes and those who for care for them.

Fox Racing’s founder got his start motorbiking at UW

July 28, 2017

UW grads Geoff and Josie Fox combined backgrounds in physics and art history, an appreciation for adventure, and a willingness to change course to gain incredible traction in the action sports industry.

How to take in the eclipse: Tips from UW Space Place

July 28, 2017

The effects of the partial eclipse in Wisconsin will be subtle, but worth watching nonetheless.

Wisconsin manufacturer leading the market on building ventilation systems

July 17, 2017

Greenheck, of Schofield, has become a leading manufacturer of industrial ventilation systems and fans with the help of UW–Madison expertise and graduates.

School of Nursing receives grant to expand Native American enrollment

July 12, 2017

Two faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Nursing have received a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive system of support services that will help admit, retain and graduate 30 Native American nursing students over the next four years.

Lakeshore researchers learn to fight weeds by studying them

July 12, 2017

Six student volunteers are helping pare back invasive weeds in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve while also advancing research on how to best control invasive species in disturbed environments.

UW-Madison advisory board aids cancer treatment statewide

June 29, 2017

The Precision Medicine Molecular Tumor Board has a dual mission: consulting with oncologists statewide about targeted drugs to battle out-of-control cancers; and amassing data on what works and what does not.

Student group promotes usefulness of philosophy in the community

June 28, 2017

“We believe that no matter what you’re doing, philosophy can help you do it better,” says the group’s executive director and co-founder.

Plan tests ancient Chinese tradition to help elders with balance

June 23, 2017

Could a stripped-down tai chi class, taught in just 12 sessions and also practiced at home, improve balance in people over age 65 who were concerned about balance?

2017 rural summer science camp spans Wisconsin landscape

June 23, 2017

For two weeks in July, more than 50 Wisconsin rural high school students and 10 teachers will converge on Madison to get a taste of stem cell science, rubbing elbows in labs with some of the world’s leading researchers in regenerative medicine.

UW-Madison celebrates community partnerships

June 22, 2017

Emily Auerbach, professor of English at UW–Madison, delivers her speech after receiving the 2017 LaMarr Billups Community-University Engagement Award during a 2017 Community-University Partnership Award event at Olin House, the Chancellor's residence at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

UW-Madison spinoff bundles nutrition and companionship for seniors

June 21, 2017

Companionship is as much a part of the attraction as the food, says co-founder Nathan Allman. Some of these relationships last for years.

New program makes vegetables, produce available for free on campus

June 19, 2017

The new UW Campus Food Shed will give students and faculty access to free vegetables and produce, stocked by UW agriculture researchers and local farms with excess crops.

Class analysis gives initial green light to green energy in Waterloo

June 14, 2017

A “capstone class” taught at the Wisconsin Energy Institute is helping the Wisconsin city of Waterloo evaluate whether it could generate all its electricity from renewable sources on city-owned land.

Like valium for fish? UW–Madison discovery aims to solve stress in fish farms

June 12, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison group that discovered a way to improve survival in fish farms has begun to unravel the mechanism behind their unexpected finding.

Finding useful chemicals from fungi, faster

June 12, 2017

Fungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but many challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists…

UW-Madison researchers create tools to help farmers’ markets

June 7, 2017

Farmers market managers quickly learned that digging into data created by a tool from UW–Madison researchers can offer incredible insights and identify new opportunities. For instance, the market in Monroe, Wisconsin, discovered a large number of visitors from the Chicago region.