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A pharmacist-driven intervention to help veterans breathe easier

February 20, 2019

The service led by a UW–Madison pharmacy professor helps veterans who need it most, when they’ve recently been discharged from the hospital or emergency room with an exacerbation, he says.

UniverCity Year program to partner with Pepin County

February 20, 2019

Launched in 2016 with the Wisconsin Idea in mind, this program facilitates engagement between the UW–Madison learning community and localities across Wisconsin, bridging research and community knowledge to address some of the greatest challenges facing Wisconsin’s local governments.  

Program empowers communities to overpower diabetes

February 18, 2019

A UW–Madison program aims to give African Americans in Milwaukee strategies to maintain healthy lifestyles that will help prevent and/or manage Type 2 diabetes.

As Lake Michigan rises, bluffs collapse and geologists explore

February 15, 2019

UW-Madison researchers are more than one year into a project sponsored by Wisconsin Sea Grant aimed at a better understanding how the bluffs erode, and what triggers their collapse.

Program helps address shortage of physicians in rural areas

February 7, 2019

The program was created due to the shortage of physicians in rural Wisconsin. While 29 percent of Wisconsin residents live in rural locations, only 13 percent of physicians in Wisconsin have rural practices.

Engineers’ projects in focus as campus makerspace holds first “reverse career fair”

February 7, 2019

“It’s a great way for students who have been making a wide range of projects and prototypes to show them off," says the event coordinator.

Program focuses on preparing pharmacy students in rural areas

February 5, 2019

“The rural focus is beneficial because there are more job openings in rural areas, and many students want to take their skills back to their hometowns,” says Professor Mara Kieser.

Citizen science monitoring program Journey North finds home at Arboretum

February 5, 2019

Journey North has more than 60,000 registered participants in the United States, Canada and Mexico. People report sightings from the field, view maps, take photographs and submit observations.

New method assesses lead hazard in soil

January 18, 2019

UW-Madison researchers describe a way to use a common, low-cost soil test to determine how much of the lead is bioaccessible, and therefore dangerous.

UW course helps dairy farmer find small-farm success in a brutal market

January 15, 2019

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers, one of several “Short Courses” at CALS, helps beginning farmers like Andy Jaworski of the Green Bay area to get started.

New initiative to boost middle class in Dane County announces finalists

January 9, 2019

Three finalists were chosen to pitch their ideas in Phoenix on Jan. 29. Schmidt Futures has committed to further support the efforts of at least one team from each of the four partnering universities.

Flashing lights protect livestock in Chile — by deterring pumas

January 3, 2019

New UW–Madison research shows how bright, flashing lights can prevent puma attacks on livestock in Chile, without harming the predators.

‘Lands We Share’ exhibit helps give farmers a voice

December 21, 2018

A collaboration of faculty and students at four UW campuses, the traveling exhibition and public dialogue tour focuses on the intersection of farming, land, ethnic culture and history in Wisconsin.

Phone to farmer: Fungus on the way, time to spray

December 21, 2018

The apps and models compare current weather to historic data about conditions that are conducive to a particular plant disease, then calculate whether it makes sense to spray fungicide – or not spray and reduce pesticide use.

“Smart City” awards recognize 14 UW–Madison students in first stage

December 21, 2018

The competition encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin.

Professor seeking to offer eye screenings throughout state remotely

December 19, 2018

A UW–Madison professor helped start program that offers a way for patients with diabetes to easily access eye screenings, and now she and her fellow researchers are studying how to make such programs more widely available across Wisconsin.

A Capitol and Very Wisconsin Idea Video game teaches state history in schools

December 17, 2018

Thanks to a new educational video game — “Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case” — created by UW–Madison’s Field Day Lab and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), learning about Wisconsin history, is “really cool,” a student says.

Paving the way to a world-ready state: The Wisconsin Language Roadmap

December 11, 2018

The Wisconsin Language Roadmap emphasizes the importance of providing language learning opportunities for all Wisconsin students to develop skills needed to succeed around the world.

UW–Madison engineering students design sustainable system for rural school

December 6, 2018

As part of UW–Madison’s UniverCity Year partnership with Green County, engineering students are proposing a renewable energy system to help offset Juda School’s energy expenses by 25 percent.

Advanced alloy firm cuts costs with help from UW’s ‘lean operations’ expertise

December 5, 2018

Winsert Inc., a Marinette, Wisconsin, supplier of high-tech metal and parts to manufacturers around the globe, continues to gain from its longstanding relationship with Engineering Professional Development at UW–Madison.