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Wholly devoted: VetMed programs supports pets, empowers people

November 30, 2018

WisCARES was launched in 2014 to provide veterinary medical care, housing support and advocacy, and other social services to Dane County pet owners who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Biomanufacturing projects stepping out at UW–Madison

November 29, 2018

The Forward BIO Institute institute aims at making Wisconsin a Midwestern hub of the ongoing merger of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cutting-edge tissue engineering.

Bridging the gap: Teaching bridge safety to next generation of railroaders

November 12, 2018

After taking an Engineering Professional Development class at UW–Madison, these professionals will be in a better position to ensure safety on rails that carry passengers, freight and flammable or toxic chemicals.

Special education teacher residency program launched

November 9, 2018

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."

Wisconsin Partnership Program awards $4 million to health equity initiatives

October 26, 2018

The new awards address a diverse range of issues including the health impacts of racism, tackling the social determinants of health in Milwaukee’s Latino community, preventing early childhood expulsion and strengthening support systems for citizens returning from incarceration.

‘Raw, peer-to-peer’ film starting conversations about addiction at Wisconsin high schools

October 26, 2018

Wisconsin high school students are learning to talk about addiction through a film and accompanying curriculum prepared by Wisconsin Eye and funded by the Wisconsin Partnership program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

UW Law School launches clinic to aid domestic violence victims

October 25, 2018

For domestic violence victims seeking protection from an abusive partner, restraining orders are often a first line of defense. The new clinic aims to help them get those orders.

WCER launches new research-to-practice center in early childhood education

October 25, 2018

The new center will increase equal educational opportunities for young children, their families and their teachers by supporting research, policy analyses and professional development.

DreamUp Wisconsin selects 11 initial proposals for boosting the middle class in Dane County

October 22, 2018

All the ideas have the potential to improve the lives of families in Dane County and to inform ways to strengthen the middle class throughout the United States.

A hands-on exploration of science

October 13, 2018

Dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations at the Wisconsin Science Festival's Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building on Thursday and Friday helped attendees learn about virtual reality, health and medicine, chemistry, astrobotany and more science topics.

Tracking dragonflies, citizen scientists gain insight to Arboretum’s wetlands

October 11, 2018

This past summer, volunteers began the Arboretum’s first-ever effort to systematically track dragonfly populations, in hopes of gaining insight into the many waterways the Arboretum is charged with protecting.

Nearly three years in, The Bandana Project’s impact continues to grow on campus, elsewhere

October 3, 2018

A mental-health initiative begun by a UW–Madison student more than 2½ years ago has now distributed nearly 3,500 lime green bandanas to Badgers while expanding to other campuses in the country.

Addressing our biggest challenges — and mysteries — at the Wisconsin Science Festival

October 3, 2018

Among the hundreds of events offered around the state during the Wisconsin Science Festival, which runs Oct. 11 – 14, are four in-depth discussions in Madison on some of the most significant challenges science is addressing — and universal questions science is answering.

‘Handshake’ helps UW–Madison students find jobs & internships

September 27, 2018

Handshake officially replaced BuckyNet and myECS as the primary campus tool for student recruitment and event management over the summer, and since then thousands of students and employers have made the transition to the new system.

Helping cows keep their cool: Professor, dairy farm collaborate

September 25, 2018

A UW–Madison assistant professor of dairy science and Extension animal welfare specialist travels the state to meet with milk producers, processors and others concerned about the well-being of Wisconsin’s signature farm animal.

Brand New Badger: Incoming freshman started a flourishing charity — at age 12

September 19, 2018

As a 12-year-old, Max Bobholz starte a nonprofit that collects used baseball equipment and distributes it to underprivileged children in Africa. Now he's a freshman at UW–Madison.

UW-Madison, apple growers, bring data to the orchard

September 18, 2018

UW-Madison weather stations at about 30 Wisconsin orchards and vineyards link wirelessly to software that makes calculations and key recommendations for each location.

Fall ad campaign busts myths about UW–Madison

September 14, 2018

Fans tuning in to Badger football and other fall sports will be able to catch UW–Madison’s “Mythbusters” campaign. Six different ads created to dispel common myths associated with the university are currently rotating during televised Badger sporting events and numerous digital and social platforms.

Thousands of UW students have activated their Handshake account – have you?

September 12, 2018

Handshake makes it easier than ever to connect to jobs, internships, career events, and even on-campus interviews. It launched as UW–Madison’s main career services tool in July 2018.