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New Arboretum director continues legacy of restoration, teaching

November 14, 2017

As fall slowly hardens to winter in Madison, part of Karen Oberhauser’s new job is to walk the trails of the UW–Madison Arboretum, getting a sense not just for the geography, but for the land itself. That’s because the land Oberhauser walks is now under her care.

‘Driftless’ reading echoes Wisconsin’s past, present, future

November 1, 2017

The geography and culture of Wisconsin’s Driftless area were celebrated through the words of writers known and unknown, in a theater named for a writer who dedicated his life to encouraging homegrown artistic and literary talent.

Wisconsin corn maze features 480-foot trilobite

October 4, 2017

Wiped out more than 250 million years ago, a trilobite today is the Wisconsin state fossil. It is also the defining feature of this year’s award-winning Treinen Farm Corn Maze in Lodi.

From moon rocks to flash talks, explore 100+ Wisconsin Science Festival events

October 3, 2017

Now in its seventh year, the festival continues to engage communities in the enterprise of science and discovery and aims to communicate the power of knowledge and creativity, promote innovation and cultivate the next generation of global citizens.

Medical students join program to get more physicians into rural Wisconsin

June 29, 2017

The students will spend time in Green Bay, La Crosse, Marshfield, and surrounding communities through the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.

UW program aims to update buildings so dairy cows can be happy

May 9, 2017

Wisconsin farmers consult with the UW's Nigel Cook, an expert in scientific treatment of dairy cows — which, Cook says, is sensible, humane ­­­­and profitable all at once.

Center for Corporate Innovation opens at UW–Madison

February 15, 2017

The center will give corporate executives a new way to develop the skills and tools they need to thrive in today’s fast-paced business world.

UniverCity Alliance: Resources and savings for Wisconsin cities

January 24, 2017

The UniverCity Alliance provides communities with resources to help develop solutions for urban growth and development issues. Monona is the first participating city; partnerships in other Wisconsin locations will follow.

Summit seeks to recruit more American Indian nurses

November 3, 2016

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is hosting a one-day Native Nations Nursing Summit on Nov. 4 as part of an ongoing effort to increase the number of nurses from American Indian communities.

Wisconsin Science Festival: It’s not just a Madison thing

October 26, 2016

The Wisconsin Science Festival passed a milestone this year, says organizer Laura Heisler of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation at UW–Madison. "For the first time, we had more activities and events outside Madison than inside Madison."

Wisconsin Law School mobile center offers free legal aid to veterans

August 3, 2016

MADISON – Nearly 300 veterans have been offered free legal assistance since the University of Wisconsin Law School started its Veterans Law Center in November 2012. Laura Smythe wants to help more.

Explorations at Aztalan yield enthusiasm and excitement for visitors, students

June 15, 2016

Excavations are underway to better understand the daily lives of the ancient peoples who called Aztalan home a millennium ago.