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Organic-grain field day offers ‘tremendous opportunity’ to farmers

June 14, 2019

A UW–Madison-sponsored field day and series of talks offered expert advice and encouragement for organic farmers and those who are thinking about going organic, where prices remain strong.

UW strengthens policies to protect health and safety of youth in precollege programs

June 4, 2019

The effort will help ensure the health and safety of all youth under age 18 participating in academic programs, summer camps, sports clinics and other activities under the auspices of UW–Madison.

New “traffic lights” warn Lake Michigan beachgoers of rip currents

May 21, 2019

The new warning system was spearheaded by Yuli Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering. It's dubbed BLINK - Beach LIghts and Notifying Kiosk.

UW Changes Lives: Wisconsin professionals gain new opportunities while they work

May 21, 2019

From insurance to manufacturing, to higher education and health care, Wisconsin Evening and Executive MBA students come from wide-ranging industries to grow their skills and earn their degrees while they work.

Native Nations_UW Leadership Summit highlights directions for partnerships

May 15, 2019

“The partnership feels genuine. I think it will have valuable benefits, and not just on the research end, but also in how many Native students are at UW–Madison and how the university can better support them," says Mic Isham Jr., executive administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.

Canada firm expands in Wisconsin to hire more farm-raised engineers

May 14, 2019

MacDon set up shop in Madison in 2015 for a simple reason: Because of the abundance of engineers with farm experience, mostly educated at UW–Madison.

UW Changes Lives: Helping small businesses thrive

May 13, 2019

The WIsconsin Small Business Development Center at UW–Madison works with hundreds of business each year. Read about their success stories, range from a distillery to a life coach to a junk business.

University spinoff breaks ground for essential medical supply; announces move into Europe

May 9, 2019

SHINE Medical, a company with deep roots at UW–Madison, broke ground on a factory in Janesville that will produce molybdenum 99 (moly-99), an isotope needed for scans that assess cardiovascular health, cancer and other conditions.

UW Changes Lives: Got a bachelor’s? UW–Madison nursing degree could be just 12 months away

May 6, 2019

The first class of students in the new accelerated bachelor’s of science in nursing at the School of Nursing will graduate on May 11, after a year of intensive training.

UW Changes Lives: Building a biomanufacturing hotbed

May 3, 2019

To Bill Murphy and the other leaders of the Forward BIO Initiative, Wisconsin possesses all the elements to become a hub of biomanufacturing in the United States, the Midwest’s version of Boston or San Francisco in this rapidly expanding industry.

UniverCity, Green County celebrate year of community building

April 26, 2019

UW-Madison's UniverCity Year has developed nearly 50 projects with Green County, ranging from rural internet affordability and renewable energy plans to improved community health and public spaces.

UW Changes Lives: Advice, research boosts Wisconsin potato growers

April 22, 2019

Wisconsin has a healthy potato industry, ranking in the top 5 nationally. It’s bolstered by support from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, ranging from supplying seed potatoes to advice on growing to research into pests.

Dementia: Can a “friendly visit” play a role in keeping seniors safe at home?

April 15, 2019

As part of a grant in the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Wisconsin paramedics take training intended to help them become “friendly visitors” with seniors showing signs of dementia.

UW Changes Lives: “Dairy Partner” brings news to Wisconsin dairy workers – in English or Spanish

April 10, 2019

“We’ve tried to help readers recognize the differences in Wisconsin farm culture for someone from outside the region, who has a different cultural background, and how cultural differences can affect performance on the job.”

An expedition to explore science

April 8, 2019

Hundreds of families and children enjoyed hands-on activities, from blowing giant bubbles to launching water rockets at this year’s Science Expeditions from April 5 to 7.

Touring Dairy Science

April 5, 2019

Prospective students and their parents toured UW–Madison’s Department of Dairy Science on Friday during an open house, as they got a firsthand look at one of the world’s leading dairy science departments.

UW Changes Lives: Professor pushes the humble beet in new directions

April 5, 2019

“If you go to the store and buy a beet, or you order a beet dish in a restaurant, it’s almost certain to have its origin here in our program, which is cool,” says Irwin Goldman.

UW Changes Lives: Study looks at drinking water safety in Wisconsin

April 4, 2019

A UW–Madison researcher is studying what happens when disinfectants used in the process of treating drinking water react with compounds naturally present in groundwater, sometimes creating byproducts that can be harmful to human health.