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Old-school cool: A look back on Earth Day

April 22, 2020

Wondering what Earth Day looked like for UW in 1970? Here are some old-school cool photos that flashback to the historic event.

Taking survey can help thwart COVID-19, spread Wisconsin Idea

March 20, 2020

Based on your responses, a UW–Madison team will design a social media campaign to successfully encourage healthy behavior.

Growth continues for veterinary clinic supporting homeless and low-income pet owners

February 28, 2020

The clinic has relocated to a larger facility and added surgical and dentistry procedures to their roster of veterinary medical services and an x-ray unit and in-house laboratory testing. A grant will allow the hiring of additional staff, support low- to no-cost veterinary care for Dane County pets, and facilitate additional training and education of School of Veterinary Medicine students.

UW–Madison UniverCity Year program seeks faculty to partner with counties

December 17, 2019

This year, UniverCity Year expects to make a greater impact across the state by partnering with seven communities at the same time: the villages of Egg Harbor and Marshall, the city of Wisconsin Rapids, and Adams, Brown, La Crosse and Milwaukee counties.

UW South Madison Partnership announces 2020 expansion

December 10, 2019

The partnership is moving into expanded facilities formerly occupied by Madison College at The Village on Park. Renovation of the office, event and instructional spaces is expected to be complete in late spring.

‘Christmas in the Lab’ celebrates 50 years of chemistry and comedy

December 2, 2019

What began as a holiday treat for long-suffering freshman chemistry students has turned into a 50-year tradition for chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.

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.

Wisconsin Science Festival encourages science exploration statewide

September 19, 2019

The festival, held Oct. 17 through 20, will feature more than 220 events statewide ranging from fossil exploration and robotic engineering to animal encounters and the science of Star Wars.

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.

Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration

July 17, 2019

A graduate student is working on a project to build connections between the UW and Native American tribes around wild rice protection and restoration efforts.

UW Changes Lives: Handshake increases UW student access to jobs and employers

June 3, 2019

Since July, more than 15,000 UW students have activated their personal Handshake account connecting them to thousands of job listings individually tailored to their major, interests, and skills.

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.

UW Changes Lives: WSB alumni make a difference throughout state

May 15, 2019

Wisconsin School of Business alumni are driving Wisconsin’s economy in industries and markets as varied as the talented individuals who are leading them. Meet six Business Badgers whose work makes an impact in Wisconsin.