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How to take in the eclipse: Tips from UW Space Place

The effects of the partial eclipse in Wisconsin will be subtle, but worth watching nonetheless.

Wisconsin manufacturer leading the market on building ventilation systems

Greenheck, of Schofield, has become a leading manufacturer of industrial ventilation systems and fans with the help of UW–Madison expertise and graduates.

School of Nursing receives grant to expand Native American enrollment

Two faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Nursing have received a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive system of support services that will help admit, retain and graduate 30 Native American nursing students over the next four years.

Lakeshore researchers learn to fight weeds by studying them

Six student volunteers are helping pare back invasive weeds in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve while also advancing research on how to best control invasive species in disturbed environments.

UW-Madison advisory board aids cancer treatment statewide

The Precision Medicine Molecular Tumor Board has a dual mission: consulting with oncologists statewide about targeted drugs to battle out-of-control cancers; and amassing data on what works and what does not.

Student group promotes usefulness of philosophy in the community

“We believe that no matter what you’re doing, philosophy can help you do it better,” says the group’s executive director and co-founder.

Plan tests ancient Chinese tradition to help elders with balance

Could a stripped-down tai chi class, taught in just 12 sessions and also practiced at home, improve balance in people over age 65 who were concerned about balance?

2017 rural summer science camp spans Wisconsin landscape

For two weeks in July, more than 50 Wisconsin rural high school students and 10 teachers will converge on Madison to get a taste of stem cell science, rubbing elbows in labs with some of the world’s leading researchers in regenerative medicine.

UW-Madison celebrates community partnerships

Emily Auerbach, professor of English at UW–Madison, delivers her speech after receiving the 2017 LaMarr Billups Community-University Engagement Award during a 2017 Community-University Partnership Award event at Olin House, the Chancellor's residence at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

UW-Madison spinoff bundles nutrition and companionship for seniors

Companionship is as much a part of the attraction as the food, says co-founder Nathan Allman. Some of these relationships last for years.

New program makes vegetables, produce available for free on campus

The new UW Campus Food Shed will give students and faculty access to free vegetables and produce, stocked by UW agriculture researchers and local farms with excess crops.

Class analysis gives initial green light to green energy in Waterloo

A “capstone class” taught at the Wisconsin Energy Institute is helping the Wisconsin city of Waterloo evaluate whether it could generate all its electricity from renewable sources on city-owned land.

Like valium for fish? UW–Madison discovery aims to solve stress in fish farms

A University of Wisconsin–Madison group that discovered a way to improve survival in fish farms has begun to unravel the mechanism behind their unexpected finding.

Finding useful chemicals from fungi, faster

Fungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but many challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists…

UW-Madison researchers create tools to help farmers’ markets

Farmers market managers quickly learned that digging into data created by a tool from UW–Madison researchers can offer incredible insights and identify new opportunities. For instance, the market in Monroe, Wisconsin, discovered a large number of visitors from the Chicago region.

UW Scandinavian lit expert helps out on Broadway

Professor Susan Brantly’s expertise in 19th century Scandinavian literature provided guidance to Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, which opened in April on Broadway and is up for eight Tony awards, including Best Play and Best Direction.

Rediscovered mosses document changing Wisconsin landscape

The Wisconsin State Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has discovered a collection of more than 2,000 mosses from the turn of the 20th century, lost to time in a cabinet inside Birge Hall, where the herbarium is housed.

UW researchers help preserve heritage of ‘Norway Building’

The historic "Norway Building" near Mount Horeb has been disassembled and sent to Norway, but researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) have found a way to display the church for visitors in virtual reality.

UW expertise a secret ingredient at Kerry’s R&D center in Beloit

An Irish-based food company with a North American headquarters in Beloit highlights the key role of food science in the Wisconsin economy, and the broad contributions of UW–Madison expertise to Wisconsin’s giant agriculture and food industries.