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WARF program leader: Sale marks success for UW–Madison research prowess, creativity

The Accelerator Program represents a broadening of WARF’s original role, as it as recognized the need to guide and encourage start-up companies, and invest in them.

Reaching out to prospective students

The Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin–Madison held a community event for prospective students at the Goodman Branch of the Madison Public Library. The event was designed to inform prospective college students about admissions and financial assistance.

Training social work students to serve Wisconsin families

The School of Social Work’s Public Welfare Training Program prepares students to join the ranks of professionals who assist and advocate for children and families throughout the state.

Curator at ag station helps growers keep close watch on potato health

By monitoring sugar levels, frying test batches of potato chips, and other techniques, Sam Perez helps growers decide when to market their stored potatoes.

Study: Yoga reduces falls among the elderly

Participants in a study saw significant improvements on two measures of walking gait, and on balance, after 8 weeks of yoga classes.

Wisconsin Sea Grant research explores walleye for aquaculture

A two-year research project funded by UW–Madison-based Wisconsin Sea Grant compares the production of walleye, a native Wisconsin fish, and saugeye, a natural hybrid of walleye and sauger, in an aquaculture system.

Why is the grass greener? Sports-field experiment to reveal results on Oct. 19 in Stoughton

A three-year experiment on the four baseball diamonds at Racetrack Park in Stoughton explored different levels of maintenance for sports fields and turf in general.

UW–Madison joins national network to combat opioid epidemic, substance abuse disorders

With a new $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, researchers at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies have joined a national network of Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.

Conservation, collaboration, creativity: Grant County farmer charts own path, with a little help from scientist colleagues

Farmer Gerry Weiss stands as a key conduit between academic experts – many with roots in the soil – and those who make a living growing crops and animals.

Farmers using UW-built software statewide to cut pollution, plan soil fertility

A UW–Madison software program intended to cut water pollution and soil erosion has matured into an essential production tool for farmers

Odyssey Project celebrates 15 years of changing lives for low-income adults

A recent survey shows that the Odyssey Project’s 400-plus graduates are more likely to read, vote and go to college after their experience.

Wisconsin corn maze features 480-foot trilobite

Wiped out more than 250 million years ago, a trilobite today is the Wisconsin state fossil. It is also the defining feature of this year’s award-winning Treinen Farm Corn Maze in Lodi.

From moon rocks to flash talks, explore 100+ Wisconsin Science Festival events

Now in its seventh year, the festival continues to engage communities in the enterprise of science and discovery and aims to communicate the power of knowledge and creativity, promote innovation and cultivate the next generation of global citizens.

Center for Dairy Research helps entrepreneur create snack bar for young women

A new line of dairy-based snack bars developed to promote healthy eating and a healthy self-image among young women were created by a UW–Madison alumnus with help from UW–Madison’s Center for Dairy Research (CDR).

WRI Researchers track groundwater usage by trees in key Wisconsin regions

UW-Madison researchers are trying to address the question of how much groundwater is being used by trees — and how the changing levels of available groundwater may be affecting the trees’ growth over time.

UW senior takes a year off to represent the state as Miss Wisconsin

UW-Madison senior McKenna Collins was named Miss Wisconsin in June, and the title amounts to a full-time job for a year.

UW-Madison students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control

To assist efforts to control the millions of mosquitoes that hatched during recent flooding in the Houston area, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students have flown to Texas to help trap and identify them.

Three UW–Madison scholars weigh in on meaning, aftermath of Charlottesville riot

As Christy Clark-Pujara watched news coverage of a white supremacy rally in Virginia last month, all she could think of, she said, was how apathy…

John Hall Q&A: UW professor is about to witness and document Pentagon history

UW-Madison history professor John Hall, who's been named historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Department of Defense, reflects on his new role and American history.