Tag The Wisconsin Idea

Science meets seat-of-the-tractor observations with Discovery Farms

August 30, 2019

“By the time Discovery Farms left Cashton in 2017,” says Jack Herricks, “the relationship had changed, the era of finger pointing and distrust had left. It was a pretty dramatic shift.”

Cora Marrett to lead fall Wisconsin Idea course, public lecture series

August 1, 2019

The distinguished sociologist and alumna will lead the fourth offering of the course, which is designed for undergraduate students and also open to the public.

Cap Times Idea Fest returns to campus Sept. 13-14

July 18, 2019

Eric Holder will discuss gerrymandering, WARF's Erik Iverson will lead a panel on "How Does Madison Not Become Seattle?" and political scientist Kathy Cramer will highlight the Local Voices Network, among other events.

New “traffic lights” warn Lake Michigan beachgoers of rip currents

May 21, 2019

The new warning system was spearheaded by Yuli Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering. It's dubbed BLINK - Beach LIghts and Notifying Kiosk.

Native Nations_UW Leadership Summit highlights directions for partnerships

May 15, 2019

“The partnership feels genuine. I think it will have valuable benefits, and not just on the research end, but also in how many Native students are at UW–Madison and how the university can better support them," says Mic Isham Jr., executive administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.

Commencement 2019: A look at some of this spring’s notable graduates

May 6, 2019

Members of the Class of 2019 are already making their mark in academics, research and public service. Meet a few of this year's notable graduates.

Nursing pioneer Signe Skott Cooper: From the farm to the battlefield

November 11, 2018

Cooper devoted more than 60 years to nursing education at UW–Madison and within the UW System. Her wartime service shaped her life, personally and professionally.

$19M grant to aid research on early signs of Alzheimer’s

September 27, 2018

The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for an in-depth study of molecular signs of the disease in brain and spinal fluid.

Brand New Badger: Incoming freshman started a flourishing charity — at age 12

September 19, 2018

As a 12-year-old, Max Bobholz starte a nonprofit that collects used baseball equipment and distributes it to underprivileged children in Africa. Now he's a freshman at UW–Madison.

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab has new director, new direction

September 7, 2018

UW–Madison veterinarian Keith Poulsen will head the agency, which plays a critical role in preserving animal health and the integrity of the state’s animal production industry.

Local high school students participate in UW–Madison paid internship program

August 1, 2018

Seven high school students are working in UW–Madison's Small Animal Hospital as part of a new program that exposes high schoolers to careers and curriculum in the health sciences.

Bucking trends, these Wisconsin communities attract, keep young adults. How?

July 9, 2018

UW-Madison researchers took a look at how Omro, De Pere and some other towns have been able to grow. Factors include good schools, affordable housing and access to a larger city via an interstate highway.

Stem cell summer camp inspiring early careers in science and technology

June 25, 2018

The Morgridge Rural Summer Science Camp has allowed more than 500 high-academic achievers from across the state to spend a week learning from leaders in stem cell research, a field that UW–Madison helped make famous.

‘Science in Motion’ takes chemistry on the road across Wisconsin

June 15, 2018

Disappearing packing peanuts, floating mugs, color-changing solutions and skewered balloons captivated a room full of elementary students and their teachers in the style of a magic show.

Barbershop health center will broaden its efforts to reduce health disparities with community grant

June 5, 2018

Aaron Perry, a former UW–Madison police officer who is living with diabetes, has spent years unraveling the complex relationship between black men and the world-class health care system in Dane County. He founded the non-profit Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association in 2007 to help other black men with diabetes and reduce health disparities in his community.

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."

Meet the Class of 2018: Making their mark on campus and beyond

May 6, 2018

Through research, advocacy, community service and humor, these eight members of the Class of 2018 illustrate the impact Badgers can have on the world around them.

As Wisconsin tries to lure young adults, how do certain communities succeed?

January 22, 2018

A study of places that are attracting more residents found that it was always about proximity to cities, and about housing, schools and outdoor amenities.