The limnology “major”, one of 18 offered at this year’s Grandparents University, takes grandparents and their grandchildren on to Lake Mendota to collect samples and test the water for oxygen and temperature while aboard Limnos, a 28-foot research boat.
From educational software to embryonic stem cells, University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty, students and staff are well-known for creating new knowledge and businesses - and an ongoing count of university-related startups bears that out.
The year 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, and grandparents and grandchildren will mark the occasion by learning about celestial objects as part of the ninth annual Grandparents University (GPU) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
On July 1, the University of Wisconsin–Madison unveiled a Web portal that highlights the diversity of the nearly 7,000 professionals who make significant contributions in research, teaching and service at UW–Madison.
The National Children's Study's Waukesha County Vanguard Center begins recruiting volunteers on Monday, May 11, to take part in the largest long-term study of children's health and development ever conducted in the U.S.
From a short list compiled by a review committee from the nearly 400 nominated titles for the university's Go Big Read common book program, Chancellor Biddy Martin has selected "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto," by Michael Pollan, as the book for the inaugural year.
The first-ever Wisconsin Poverty Report finds that nearly 11 percent of Wisconsin's population and one in seven children lived in poverty in 2007 and that the need for food - and almost always with it is poverty - has grown substantially as the recession deepened in the last two years.
If a pandemic hit Madison, canceling a football game at the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Camp Randall would protect thousands from exposure to illness. However, the economic cost would be substantial for stadium workers and employees at nearby restaurants and businesses if widespread, prolonged illness forced officials to call off an entire season of Badger football.
Improvements in the state's capital finance program, Madison's switch from manual to automated refuse collection and an informational blitz on a city of Princeton referendum have won Lloyd D. Gladfelter Awards for government innovation.
"Owning a home was my dream," Tina Bias told the crowd assembled in her new living room as she wiped away tears. As she thanked the dozens of volunteers who made her dream a reality, her youngest daughter waved enthusiastically at Bucky Badger.