Tag Outreach

UW Arboretum celebrates 50 years of winter lectures, fellowship

The educational talks for naturalists began as an effort to help extend the Arboretum’s guiding credo — Aldo Leopold’s land ethic — beyond the Arboretum grounds.

Kohler, college of engineering to unveil 
Kohler visualization studio

In addition to donating $1 million to renovate the space, Kohler has committed ongoing involvement from its associates to ensure students gain an innovative mindset and technical knowledge.

Dean Shim sends well wishes to Badger Olympians

School of Human Ecology Dean Soyeon Shim wishes Badger Olympians well, and teaches us a few key phrases in Korean.

Chat tool simplifies tricky online privacy policies

A UW–Madison researcher has helped develop a unique online chatbot that can answer, in simple language, questions about specific privacy policies without requiring users themselves to weed through all of the fine print.

Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box by putting pen to paper and writing a love poem. Here are some tips.

Summit explores roadmap to strengthen language education in Wisconsin

Business leaders back the Wisconsin Language Roadmap Initiative, which aims to enhance the economic competitiveness of Wisconsin by strengthening language education for students across the state.

Fantastic frozen fascination: UW–Madison stages one-of-a-kind ice cream workshop

Batch freezer short course participants come from all over to learn how to flavor ice cream from scratch, artisanal-style and using safe manufacturing practices.

As Wisconsin tries to lure young adults, how do certain communities succeed?

A study of places that are attracting more residents found that it was always about proximity to cities, and about housing, schools and outdoor amenities.

Media availability with Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum experts

A 30-minute media availability will be held before the start of the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum on Thursday, Jan. 25. The availability is set for 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. in the Traditions Room, located on the second floor of Union South. 

Scouting the eagles: Evidence that protecting nests aids reproduction

Reproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance, according to a new study.

Wisconsin corridor turns testbed for connected vehicle technology

A team of UW–Madison researchers and Madison traffic engineers are establishing a testbed for a connected vehicle corridor on Madison's Park Street, to explore the future of transportation technology.

Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters, algae

UW-Madison researchers, with the help of citizen scientists, tracked bird deaths along Lake Michigan, and found that warm waters and algae apparently promoted the growth of botulism toxin-producing bacteria that caused them.

Report: MMSD 4K students demonstrate stronger literacy, behavior skills

A new report shows that students who enrolled in Madison schools' 4K classes experienced slightly stronger literacy skills and slightly higher engagement than comparable students who didn't take the classes.

‘Amazing Grace’ chorus members take a vacation from Alzheimer’s with singing

The Amazing Grace chorus mixes caregivers and people with dementia; to encourage social contact, the pairs seldom sit side-by-side at performances.

In new partnership, Badger Volunteers help care for children with disabilities

Badger Volunteers has started a new partnership this semester with Gio’s Garden, a respite center for young children with developmental disabilities.

Projects on display as engineering prototyping class wets feet, whets appetites

In an introductory engineering design class, students design and build unique items to solve pressing needs.

Health access program bridges micro-finance, health for Uganda’s poor

Former Badger Kevin Gibbons runs a non-profit that merges microfinance and health-care access in Uganda by helping taxi drivers buy motorcycles.

Mapping cropland: UW–Madison plays critical role in worldwide map

A UW–Madison researcher was part of a global collaboration has just released a satellite-based map of world croplands that “found” 625 million to 875 million acres that were not known to national agricultural authorities.