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Controlling invasive milfoil with lake-wide herbicide could do more harm than good to native plants

June 11, 2020

New research could help lake managers make more informed decisions about their invasive species control strategies.

Virtual symposium addresses key resource during pandemic: clean water

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 may have forced the event to go virtual, but it also brought the importance of its topic into sharp focus. “You can’t wash your hands if you don’t have water,” says Water@UW–Madison's Matt Ginder-Vogel.

New UW–Madison Odyssey Project program offers college credit — and hope — to people in prison

February 24, 2020

In Odyssey Beyond Bars, 15 men gathered in a classroom at Oakhill Correctional Institution for an English 100 course to read essays and create their own.

Governor issues proclamation in honor of the Nelson Institute’s 50th anniversary

February 7, 2020

The institute, named for former governor, senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, has worked to provide scientifically sound research on environmental challenges since 1970.

State employee committee to meet on pay plan

December 17, 2019

In May, the Joint Committee on Finance approved the 2 percent increases, originally proposed by Gov. Tony Evers in his budget bill. The budget was adopted by the legislature in June and signed by Evers in July; the pay plan must also be approved by the Joint Committee on Employment Relations.

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts revived under Governor’s task force

November 26, 2019

WICCI will contribute climate data informing the work of a state panel charged with advising Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

UW–Madison Day at the Capitol

April 10, 2019

More than 20 graduate student research projects were on display for Wisconsin elected officials in the ornate North Hearing Room during UW–Madison Day at the Capitol April 10. Legislators and staff also heard flash talks by UW experts, and UW–Madison alumni participated in individual meetings with their state senators and representatives.

UW spinoffs win awards, including top honor, at Governor’s Business Plan Contest

June 7, 2018

The grand prize went to NovoMoto, which packages and sells solar lighting systems under an innovative rent-to-own program in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Public input sought on state roadmap for global language education

June 4, 2018

As Wisconsin competes in an increasingly global economy, business and education leaders are seeking feedback on a "language roadmap."

UW statement on student-produced clothing line

September 20, 2017

UW-Madison released the following statement on Sept. 20 in response to questions about the an unaffiliated student-produced clothing line. “UW-Madison strives to provide a welcoming…