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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.

UW–Madison helps confront rural health crisis

April 4, 2019

Multiple UW–Madison sources are interviewed in "Medicine on Main Street," a new WPT documentary about the health care challenges rural areas of Wisconsin are facing and what is being done to meet them. The program debuts Monday, April 8, at 9:30 p.m.

UW Changes Lives: Let your phone do the farming

April 2, 2019

UW-Madison have developed agricultural apps that record and process data in the barn or on the tractor. The apps help farmers make diagnoses and decisions on the fly.

Prescribed fires begin at Arboretum, Lakeshore Nature Preserve

March 27, 2019

Prescribed fire restores a natural process, stimulates native vegetation growth and seed production, improves wildlife habitat, and provides valuable training and research opportunities.

Barley experiment reveals plant science to fifth-graders

March 15, 2019

A big part of 5th grade science project is the emphasis on using controls and variables in scientific experiment. How much water did you use? How often did you water? Did using hot or cold water make a difference?

Nominations being accepted for Community-University Partnership Awards

March 13, 2019

Nominations are open for the 2019 UW–Madison Community-University Partnership Awards that recognize the work of UW–Madison faculty, staff and students, and their community partners as…

Second cohort of students to benefit from Bucky’s Tuition Promise

March 8, 2019

From February through June, we will be highlighting the ways that UW–Madison changes lives for the better throughout the state of Wisconsin. March’s theme is Affordability…

A vision for rural eye care

March 5, 2019

Eye doctors are in short supply in rural Wisconsin, sometimes requiring patients to make a long drive to a distant city for an exam. But the UW Health Teleophthalmology program has a camera that can be used in remote locations to take photos of a person’s eyes, with the exam then being read by university-level ophthalmologists.

Certificate program helps address state’s mental health care needs

February 28, 2019

The School of Nursing's Psychiatric Mental Health Care Certificate program helps health care providers throughout Wisconsin get certified to prescribe and diagnose in mental health cases.