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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.

UW Law’s Immigrant Justice Clinic works to help DACA recipients meet Oct. 5 filing deadline

Immigrants whose DACA permits are set to expire soon can call on the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic for help with their renewal applications.

Talking to doctors: Never simple, but getting tougher: Could this help?

UW-Madison professor of family medicine Paul Smith is leading the development and testing of Care Talks to help people improve communication with the medical system.

New accelerated undergraduate nursing program to address workforce need

The campus-based, face-to-face program will enroll a cohort of 32 second-degree students who will begin coursework in May 2018 for the twelve-month, full-time, year-round program.

Summer sizzle: Eight UW–Madison students and the red-hot internships they just completed

“Internships have become increasingly important for students as a way to enhance their workplace-applied skills.”

App helps farmers make the most of their corn harvest

A new smartphone app developed at UW–Madison could save farmers time and money during the fall feed-corn harvest and make for more content, productive cows year-round.

Preschool “Kindness Curriculum” is now available, free

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Healthy Minds­ is releasing its free mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum,” a 12-week program designed for teachers to implement with their preschoolers.

Shakhashiri, presenter of popular chemistry shows, wins science education award

Bassam Shakhashiri may be best known for his live chemistry shows — such as the annual “Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri,” now 47 years old and televised around the country.