Tag Uw changes lives

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.

UW Changes Lives: SuccessWorks guides L&S students to careers

May 30, 2019

A fast-growing number of students at the College of Letters & Science are turning to SuccessWorks to help prepare them for a career after college. 

UW Changes Lives: Business school expands reach with three new MS degrees

May 29, 2019

In Fall 2019, WSB will offer three new specialized master of science degree programs in business analytics, real estate, and supply chain management, helping to address a market need.

UW Changes Lives: Campus-born fertility company seeks to improve women’s health care, Wisconsin economy

May 24, 2019

What started as a side project in a UW–Madison laboratory is now a successful business that’s closer than ever to giving women a way to help overcome difficulties in conceiving a child.

What they learned: Four UW entrepreneurs focus on the big question  

May 22, 2019

As UW–Madison continues to gain recognition for fueling Wisconsin’s high-tech economy, four experienced entrepreneurs with UW roots shared the cardinal lessons they learned.

UW Changes Lives: Wisconsin professionals gain new opportunities while they work

May 21, 2019

From insurance to manufacturing, to higher education and health care, Wisconsin Evening and Executive MBA students come from wide-ranging industries to grow their skills and earn their degrees while they work.

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.

UW Changes Lives: Helping small businesses thrive

May 13, 2019

The WIsconsin Small Business Development Center at UW–Madison works with hundreds of business each year. Read about their success stories, range from a distillery to a life coach to a junk business.

UW Changes Lives: Got a bachelor’s? UW–Madison nursing degree could be just 12 months away

May 6, 2019

The first class of students in the new accelerated bachelor’s of science in nursing at the School of Nursing will graduate on May 11, after a year of intensive training.

UW Changes Lives: Building a biomanufacturing hotbed

May 3, 2019

To Bill Murphy and the other leaders of the Forward BIO Initiative, Wisconsin possesses all the elements to become a hub of biomanufacturing in the United States, the Midwest’s version of Boston or San Francisco in this rapidly expanding industry.

UW Changes Lives: Resources to help older residents of rural Wisconsin

April 30, 2019

Rural leaders are asking how they can help older residents to thrive in their communities. Now three coalitions are working with the Center for Aging Research and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing to support rural aging-in-place.

UniverCity, Green County celebrate year of community building

April 26, 2019

UW-Madison's UniverCity Year has developed nearly 50 projects with Green County, ranging from rural internet affordability and renewable energy plans to improved community health and public spaces.

New UW–Madison project to support Wisconsin hemp growers

April 25, 2019

CALS and Extension leaders partnered together to fund a one-year research and outreach project at four trial sites to support the growing number of industrial hemp growers.

UW Changes Lives: School of Veterinary Medicine has big impact in Wisconsin

April 23, 2019

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine has trained more than 50 percent of the veterinarians practicing in the state of Wisconsin, with more than 1,200 spread all over the state.

UW Changes Lives: Advice, research boosts Wisconsin potato growers

April 22, 2019

Wisconsin has a healthy potato industry, ranking in the top 5 nationally. It’s bolstered by support from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, ranging from supplying seed potatoes to advice on growing to research into pests.

UW Changes Lives: Experts advance new crops for long-term profitability

April 18, 2019

UW-Madison’s Division of Extension experts are helping Wisconsin farmers learn how to better grow crops like grapes, hops and hazelnuts, to support the bottom line in a state battered by low prices for corn, soybean and milk.

Lands We Share project about six state farms wraps up with Madison exhibit

April 16, 2019

Focusing on the intersection of farming, land, race, and ethnicity in the state, this initiative of the Wisconsin Farms Oral History Project set out with a goal of bringing people from diverse backgrounds together; people often separated despite living and working in the same towns or regions.

UW Changes Lives: New apprenticeship program creates a pathway to ag careers

April 12, 2019

“Apprenticeship is an excellent fit for vegetable farming because so much of how we learn to grow food – is by growing food.”

UW Changes Lives: Veterinary Medicine keeps state’s dairy cows — and workers — healthy

April 12, 2019

The School of Veterinary Medicine is at the forefront of developing medical care to keep dairy cows healthy in the first place and treat them when they’re sick.

Research at UW–Madison changes student lives

April 11, 2019

Students discover their research passion, whether it is modeling weather, doing medical research or making documentaries.