Tag The Wisconsin Idea

Curator at ag station helps growers keep close watch on potato health

November 3, 2017

By monitoring sugar levels, frying test batches of potato chips, and other techniques, Sam Perez helps growers decide when to market their stored potatoes.

Conservation, collaboration, creativity: Grant County farmer charts own path, with a little help from scientist colleagues

October 11, 2017

Farmer Gerry Weiss stands as a key conduit between academic experts – many with roots in the soil – and those who make a living growing crops and animals.

Talking to doctors: Never simple, but getting tougher: Could this help?

September 14, 2017

UW-Madison professor of family medicine Paul Smith is leading the development and testing of Care Talks to help people improve communication with the medical system.

Noted educator, scientist and entrepreneur Mark Cook dies at 61

September 10, 2017

“His work embodied the Wisconsin Idea, seeking advances and solutions in the areas of health and agriculture," says a colleague. "He was also a man of integrity, who felt a deep sense of service and commitment."

Shelter Medicine, WVDL assist Dane County shelter with dog illness

September 9, 2017

“The shelter was on top of this very quickly,” says clinical assistant professor Sandra Newbury, who has been leading the response.

App helps farmers make the most of their corn harvest

August 30, 2017

A new smartphone app developed at UW–Madison could save farmers time and money during the fall feed-corn harvest and make for more content, productive cows year-round.

UW-Madison hosts businesses from around Wisconsin and beyond

August 24, 2017

The Office of Corporate Relations welcomed representatives of 88 companies to the UW–Madison Business Engagement Day on Campus.

Shakhashiri, presenter of popular chemistry shows, wins science education award

August 21, 2017

Bassam Shakhashiri may be best known for his live chemistry shows — such as the annual “Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri,” now 47 years old and televised around the country.

Biochemistry labs mentor high school youth apprentices

August 14, 2017

“For students interested in science and research, it’s great for them to learn how things work at a top-tier institution like UW–Madison early on.”

Wisconsin Idea: UW’s “mission statement” under the microscope in fall course

August 14, 2017

“I want to see the campus reminded of its legacy. We need to talk about our roots. The University of Wisconsin is steeped in a history that is honorable.”

Sea Grant project seeks to protect 22 Lake Michigan coastal communities

August 11, 2017

Wisconsin Sea Grant is launching a new project to cut erosion and protect Lake Michigan shoreline homes, beaches and harbors.

Oak savanna restoration ties UW Arboretum to Madison neighborhood

August 10, 2017

“Community members who have been part of the Wingra Oak Savanna project really get a sense that they are a part of this bigger community that includes not just people, but the land, the soil, the water, the plants, and the animals.”

Near-miracle stroke survivor heading for repeat vacation at “Stroke Camp”

July 31, 2017

The Wisconsin Refresh and Retreat Stroke Camp is part of a national network of weekends – think summer camp – for people recovering from strokes and those who for care for them.

Wisconsin manufacturer leading the market on building ventilation systems

July 17, 2017

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

Through robust collaboration, UW students help new museum launch inaugural exhibit

July 10, 2017

Over two years, UW–Madison students have researched dozens of objects in the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s expansive collection.

UW-Madison spinoff helps libraries help local musicians

July 6, 2017

Rabble LLC, a Madison startup with UW–Madison roots, offers software to libraries that presents the sound of local musicians in an easy-to-access format.

UW-Madison spinoff bundles nutrition and companionship for seniors

June 21, 2017

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

Class analysis gives initial green light to green energy in Waterloo

June 14, 2017

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.