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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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?

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

“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

“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

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.