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Faculty and staff explore state’s rivers, culture and more in Wisconsin Idea Seminar

June 14, 2024

The seminar is an annual five-day journey through Wisconsin that offers faculty and staff the opportunity to learn firsthand about the social and cultural contexts that shape the lives of many of our Wisconsin students, and to see what the Wisconsin Idea looks like when it is rooted in local communities and shaped by local priorities.

The buzz about cicadas

June 13, 2024

Curious nature lovers crowded to Cicadapalooza, held on June 8 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to learn all about the noisy bugs.

Bringing delight by investigating a no-melt ice cream

June 10, 2024

Cameron Wicks, a PhD student in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Department of Food Science, is working on a new technology that adds naturally occurring compounds to ice cream to prevent it from wreaking summertime havoc.

NIH director’s visit to UW–Madison highlights biomedical research, future opportunities

June 4, 2024

The daylong visit highlighted the university’s innovative work in areas such as theranostics and precision medicine, and Director Monica Bertagnolli heard how UW–Madison researchers are combining data-driven diagnostics and innovative technologies to develop highly targeted cancer treatments.

Wisconsin Idea Database reveals UW–Madison’s positive impact across all 72 counties

April 17, 2024

Latest data show how UW provides educational opportunities, builds the workforce and economy in every county in the state

UW unveils intellectual property models to build industry partnerships

March 26, 2024

With the Badger IP Industry Advantage program, companies interested in conducting research through the university can avoid some of the speed bumps that have slowed the transfer of technology from research to product.

Wisconsin designated as Regional Tech Hub for biohealth – with UW–Madison helping lead the way

October 23, 2023

The Tech Hub designation opens the doors for millions in federal funding, as well as the opportunity to bring significant new private investment to the state’s biohealth industry. It is expected to generate a substantial number of new jobs, further boosting the state’s biohealth sector and enhancing employment opportunities for local communities.

Wisconsin Idea Endowment awards granted

September 19, 2023

Seven projects and 10 seed grants from the Reilly-Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment show how UW–Madison faculty, staff and students can collaborate with community members to enrich the lives of the people of Wisconsin, the nation and the world.

UW–Madison joins state consortium to bolster Wisconsin’s lead in biohealth

August 28, 2023

The consortium will build on Wisconsin’s role as a center for growth in personalized medicine and biohealth technology to enhance the health and economic well-being of Wisconsinites and the global community.

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic gives rural business owners free legal help

August 21, 2023

The Rural Entrepreneurship Program, part of the Law School's Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, trains soon-to-be attorneys while helping business owners in smaller communities.

Students get their feet wet gathering watershed data

August 17, 2023

Several local groups are partnering with UniverCity Year to work toward a healthier Koshkonong Creek to improve water quality and support a variety of wildlife and human activities for generations to come.

New recycling process could find markets for ‘junk’ plastic waste

August 10, 2023

A new plastics recycling method reduces emissions by 60 percent and opens the door to the reuse of materials like plastic film, multilayer materials and colored plastics.

UniverCity Year builds partnerships, ‘mutual trust’ across Wisconsin

June 20, 2023

UniverCity Year has partnered with 29 local governments and communities across Wisconsin. Its most recent cohort welcomed nine communities – a record for the program.

At UW–Madison, startups thrive — and win

June 13, 2023

Five of the final 13 companies participating in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest got their start at UW–Madison. Two won top prizes.

Faculty, staff get to know Wisconsin, from rivers to forests to cities

June 12, 2023

On the Wisconsin Idea Seminar tour, they became students of Wisconsin life and learned from folks who are deeply committed to the place where they live and who are fundamentally motivated by relationship-building, reciprocity and responsibility to people, land, and water.