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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.

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.