Tag Outreach

K-9 care

A student-run UW veterinary medical training program for Wisconsin police officer-K-9 teams took place as part of a larger technical training program at Camp Randall Stadium June 6. The session provided officers with training on taking vitals, CPR, K-9 first aid, and recognizing emergency situations such as heat stroke in their K-9 partners.

Barbershop health center will broaden its efforts to reduce health disparities with community grant

Aaron Perry, a former UW–Madison police officer who is living with diabetes, has spent years unraveling the complex relationship between black men and the world-class health care system in Dane County. He founded the non-profit Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association in 2007 to help other black men with diabetes and reduce health disparities in his community.

UW student named Newman Civic Fellow, recognized for high school outreach program

Wendy Hoang has been honored for creating a high school outreach program for Madison East High School that helps first-generation college students and students of color.

Grand Challenge Transform grants supporting interdisciplinary projects designed to back youth and families in Wisconsin

The Grand Challenges initiative developed in UW–Madison’s School of Education is awarding grants to four projects that display the potential to transform lives by supporting young people and families in Wisconsin.

Badger Ready offers second chance at completing an undergraduate degree

The new program offers a path to finishing a degree to adults 25 and older and veterans of any age who have previous college credit but no degree.

UW­–Madison to expand well-being programs for older adults in rural communities

UW–Madison School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education will advance programs that improve the health of older adults in rural communities.

Arboretum brews up partnership to turn unlikely fruits into local beer

Funk Factory of Madison is brewing two new beers flavored with ingredients from the Arboretum: Osage orange and American persimmon.

UW funds will improve app to help vets at ‘Dryhootch’ coffeehouses

Dryhootch Coffeehouse is a place dedicated to the physical and mental health of U.S. veterans, and now it will use a new grant from the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health to improve an app that connects vets to vets.

High-school students find new meaning in 1962 science-literature classic at UW program

Nine hundred students from 26 high schools in Wisconsin gathered on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus to complete an intensive study of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring.

Grad student researches native bee habitats in urban areas

In surveying Madison’s native bee populations, Vera Pfeiffer hopes to provide a better, more informed context for policies that can make the habitats we share with pollinators more biodiverse.

Three years in, UW South Madison Partnership shows strong growth

It is both a physical space and a broader philosophy, one rooted in building relationships — connecting UW–Madison with an area whose residents historically have had less access to the university.

UniverCity partners with Green County

UW-Madison's UniverCity Year has chosen Green County for the 2018-19 academic year and will work on projects to improve the sustainability, resilience and livability there.

Science Expeditions welcomes public to campus April 6–8

For three days this weekend, you can dive beneath the waves to explore shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, search for ghostly particles using a billion tons of ice and discover how we might grow food on Mars.

Through ‘radical’ project, students are turning unwanted jewelry into pieces to be cherished anew

“Radical Jewelry Makeover: Wisconsin" draws attention to talented student designers while raising awareness about ethical metal sourcing.

Still on stage after 40 years: Wisconsin firm grows beyond theater lighting

Electronic Theatre Controls, started in 1974 by four UW–Madison undergraduates, has built its success on a programmable electronic control for stage lighting.

Bucky’s Classroom in session

Middle-school students from throughout the state toured UW–Madison this month as part of Bucky’s Classroom, an outreach program that aims to increase college awareness and help young people explore career options.

Ingersoll Physics Museum celebrates 100 years of hands-on education

Last year, more than 14,000 visitors came to the free museum to spin bicycle-wheel gyroscopes, crank electrical generators, and yank on pulleys.

New outposts from Lands’ End, Oshkosh Corp. reveal closer corporate relationships with UW–Madison

Several large corporations recently have opened outposts near UW–Madison to get top-notch advice in areas such as engineering and data analysis, and to recruit future employees.