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Polar bears as patients: Caring for animals at Henry Vilas Zoo

February 17, 2021

“I am so lucky to get to work with such wonderful polar bears,” says Mary Thurber, the primary veterinarian at Henry Vilas Zoo and clinical instructor of zoological medicine at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.

Aldevron expands manufacturing capabilities in Madison

February 16, 2021

Aldevron’s partnership with UW–Madison in research and education is a compelling reason the company has continued to invest in its Madison site, its CEO said.

UW-Madison driving Wisconsin’s economy, now and into the future

February 11, 2021

Powered by a top-ranked research program, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, its affiliate organizations and the startup companies coming out of the university have a total $30.8 billion annual statewide economic impact, equivalent to nearly 9% of Wisconsin’s $345 billion economy, according to a new report.

New Badger Precollege programs offer enrichment, community-building, college readiness for youth

February 2, 2021

Badger Precollege is ramping up for an all-online summer 2021, revising options and ready to offer an array of programs for a wider diversity of students — from advanced learning and STEM classes to music clinics and college readiness programs.

Special education teacher residency program supporting rural schools, UW–Madison students

November 19, 2020

An innovative program housed within UW–Madison’s School of Education is designed to prepare future special education teachers to work in high-need and small, rural districts in Wisconsin, where they're in demand.

Thesis-writing program shares joy of scientific research

November 5, 2020

The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Thesis Award Program’s mission is to both promote science literacy among the public and recruit future generations to careers in scientific research with an approachable look at the latest findings.

UW grad student shares hands-on physics, art lessons with local fifth graders

October 16, 2020

Students took breaks from all-electronic assignments to work with take-home kits that let them explore the physics of light while creating art.

Explore over 100 virtual events at the 10th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

September 29, 2020

Activities will include experiments, live Q&A with scientists, demonstrations, performances, podcasts, behind-the-scenes tours and more — along with up-to-the-minute information on what researchers are learning about COVID-19.

Meet the campus innovators launching successful companies in an unprecedented time

September 14, 2020

While the global pandemic has challenged business owners across many sectors, startup companies helped by UW–Madison's UW–Madison’s Discovery to Product program have managed to demonstrate resilience.

Brand New Badgers: Twin valedictorians take on UW–Madison together

September 9, 2020

Morgan and Riley Parks were co-valedictorians at Altoona High School. Now the two are now freshmen at UW–Madison, experiencing together many of the same pandemic-tinged college experiences.

Everybody poops, some shed the virus that causes COVID-19. Wisconsin’s wastewater surveillance is looking for it.

September 8, 2020

Detecting and measuring how much virus is in wastewater is may provide an early warning signal that cases of COVID-19 may soon rise and provide a readout of how levels of virus change in a population over time.

Wisconsin corn maze features resilient tardigrade

August 31, 2020

Tardigrades, also known as water bears, look kind of like a cross between a bear and a caterpillar, are known for their incredible resilience. As such, they're the perfect organism for 2020.

School of Education unveils bold new program to invest in Wisconsin’s future teachers

August 18, 2020

In return for financial support for students enrolled in teacher education programs, the students will pledge to to teach for three or four years at a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school in Wisconsin.

Extension grant focuses on culturally responsive leadership skills for tribal communities

August 18, 2020

The Division of Extension will use a grant to develop leadership programs in the Lac du Flambeau, Lac Courte Oreilles, and Menominee Nation communities and bring lessons learned to campus.

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin artist wins NEA award, helps Wisconsin Regional Art Program celebrate 80 years

August 17, 2020

The WRAP 2020 Annual Art Exhibition and State Day Conference will feature Karen AnnHoffman’s much-anticipated keynote on Iroquois raised beadwork, an art form specific to the Indigenous nations and cultures of the Eastern Great Lakes Region utilizing forms and designs that reach back more than 10,000 years.

COVID questions: Economic recovery, wedding attendance

August 6, 2020

Are there industries that will never recover from the COVID-19 pandemic? What should you do if you've been invited to a wedding but are nervous about attending?

Badger Talks video: Pandemic is ‘black swan’ for real estate

August 4, 2020

Summer is peak season for buying and selling homes, but it’s hard to predict the movement of a market in the midst of a global pandemic. In this Badger Talks video, expert Mark Eppli takes stock of the real estate market.

COVID questions: AC, superspreaders, herd immunity

July 30, 2020

Our experts answer: Can an air conditioning unit spread COVID-19? What is a superspreader? How do we achieve herd immunity?

Grad student helps with PPE production, COVID response in developing countries

July 24, 2020

With support from the UW–Madison International Projects Office, Rebecca Alcock is leading a small team that’s consulting with government officials, healthcare systems leaders and local manufacturers in Guatemala, Yemen, Malawi, the Maldives and Sudan on design and production of PPE like face shields and masks, medical equipment such as ventilators, and water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure.