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Aaron Perry is changing how his community perceives and experiences health

Through the Black Men’s Wellness Sustainable Initiative, Aaron Perry is using a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to change how his community perceives and experiences health.

Advanced alloy firm cuts costs with help from UW’s ‘lean operations’ expertise

Winsert Inc., a Marinette, Wisconsin, supplier of high-tech metal and parts to manufacturers around the globe, continues to gain from its longstanding relationship with Engineering Professional Development at UW–Madison.

Bridging the gap: Teaching bridge safety to next generation of railroaders

After taking an Engineering Professional Development class at UW–Madison, these professionals will be in a better position to ensure safety on rails that carry passengers, freight and flammable or toxic chemicals.

Special education teacher residency program launched

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."

Three years in, UW South Madison Partnership shows strong growth

It is both a physical space and a broader philosophy, one rooted in building relationships — connecting UW–Madison with an area whose residents historically have had less access to the university.

Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting process

UW electrical and computer engineers, acting on an idea from a Wisconsin cranberry grower, have developed a device to make a laborious, time-consuming process more efficient.

Research to relieve stress of police officers expands

The new work by the Center for Healthy Minds will expand on a pilot study that suggests a positive relationship between mindfulness training and measures such as sleep quality, officers’ perceived stress and symptoms of burnout.

New Arboretum director continues legacy of restoration, teaching

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.