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UW Changes Lives: Professor pushes the humble beet in new directions

April 5, 2019

“If you go to the store and buy a beet, or you order a beet dish in a restaurant, it’s almost certain to have its origin here in our program, which is cool,” says Irwin Goldman.

UW Changes Lives: Study looks at drinking water safety in Wisconsin

April 4, 2019

A UW–Madison researcher is studying what happens when disinfectants used in the process of treating drinking water react with compounds naturally present in groundwater, sometimes creating byproducts that can be harmful to human health.

UW–Madison helps confront rural health crisis

April 4, 2019

Multiple UW–Madison sources are interviewed in "Medicine on Main Street," a new WPT documentary about the health care challenges rural areas of Wisconsin are facing and what is being done to meet them. The program debuts Monday, April 8, at 9:30 p.m.

UW Changes Lives: Let your phone do the farming

April 2, 2019

UW-Madison have developed agricultural apps that record and process data in the barn or on the tractor. The apps help farmers make diagnoses and decisions on the fly.

Prescribed fires begin at Arboretum, Lakeshore Nature Preserve

March 27, 2019

Prescribed fire restores a natural process, stimulates native vegetation growth and seed production, improves wildlife habitat, and provides valuable training and research opportunities.

Barley experiment reveals plant science to fifth-graders

March 15, 2019

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

March 13, 2019

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

March 8, 2019

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

March 5, 2019

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

February 28, 2019

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

February 20, 2019

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

February 20, 2019

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

February 18, 2019

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

February 15, 2019

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

February 7, 2019

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”

February 7, 2019

“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

February 5, 2019

“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

February 5, 2019

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

January 18, 2019

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

January 15, 2019

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.