Tag Outreach

Farming for Flavor: Seed to kitchen initiative creates more than a culinary connection

November 17, 2016

The Seed to Kitchen Initiative from the Department of Horticulture at UW–Madison brings together chefs, farmers and plant breeders to promote vegetable variety characteristics important to local food systems, such as flavor, fresh-market quality and agronomic performance on smaller-scale farms.

Supermoon? Meh. It may be closer, but it won’t be super duper

November 10, 2016

"It’s always good when people take an interest in astronomical objects, but I wouldn't wake the kids up at 3 a.m.” says UW–Madison Space Place Director Jim Lattis.

Zebra mussels invade Lake Mendota

November 7, 2016

In the last four months, UW–Madison researchers have started to find zebra mussels congregating in large numbers all over Lake Mendota.

UW-Madison provides students info, tools to take part in Election Day

November 7, 2016

Election Day is Tuesday and UW–Madison has provided students with a variety of information and tools to help them succeed in voting.

Opportunities for coverage at Wisconsin Science Festival

October 18, 2016

This tip sheet highlights coverage opportunities at the 2016 Wisconsin Science Festival, held Oct. 20-23.

Innovative program helps state residents living with diabetes

August 24, 2016

Healthy Living with Diabetes classes are offered throughout the state by the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging with support from the UW–Madison Health Innovation Program. They help people manage their diabetes with practical advice delivered by trained leaders, many of whom have diabetes.

UW–Madison teams up with Madison police to foster officer well-being

August 23, 2016

The collaboration will focus on whether mindfulness-based practices can help improve officers’ abilities to manage their daily and occupational stressors.

UW-Madison’s PEOPLE program attracts record number of diverse students to campus

July 27, 2016

The 92 students, along with 170 high school scholars completing the pre-college preparation program, will be honored for their accomplishments at a banquet at noon on Friday, July 29, at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton.

Explorations at Aztalan yield enthusiasm and excitement for visitors, students

June 15, 2016

Excavations are underway to better understand the daily lives of the ancient peoples who called Aztalan home a millennium ago.

International flavor

June 6, 2016

More than 300 people attend the third annual South Madison International Community Night, held on the grounds of Villager Mall in Madison on June 2, 2016. The free community event included five international food carts, several musical performances and more than 20 family-friendly arts and science activities.

Crystal growing contest gives middle, high school students a peek inside UW–Madison chemistry department

May 27, 2016

Hundreds of middle and high school students from across Wisconsin enjoyed some hands-on chemistry experience this spring through a crystal-growing contest organized by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Chemistry Department.

Social work graduate: ‘My greatest goal … is to make people see each other as human beings’

May 9, 2016

A 16-year-old boy is shown into the room. There are four tables set up in a rectangle; seven people sit around the ‘“U,” facing him.

UW horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

May 6, 2016

Just as some seeds yield tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, others grow community and partnership.