1. UW-Milwaukee physical therapy students help cancer survivors continue their recovery

    A trio of attentive UW-Milwaukee students is gathered around cancer survivors working through a series of stretches and exercises. The students question and encourage them: “How did you feel after last week’s session?” “Are any activities bothering you?” “That’s 10 repetitions, you’re doing great!” In the final semester of their doctorate of physical therapy program, […]

  2. UW-La Crosse students put practice to work for non-profits

    UW-La Crosse students make a difference in the community through class work with community non-profits including the La Crosse County Aging Department. From left, Senior Kaitlyn McFadden; Amy Brezinka, La Crosse County Aging Department; Senior Angelique Kane; Noreen Holmes, La Crosse County Aging Unit; Junior Alexis Merbach; and Senior Mikaela Kornowski.

    UW-La Crosse senior Angelique Kane finished a semester-long project that had an impact far beyond a letter grade. Kane and other students in her spring semester grant writing class put their writing skills to the test to apply for funds that would help local non-profit organizations such as the La Crosse County Aging Department, Capable […]

  3. UW-Whitewater faculty secure $400,000 grant to explore minority banking

    McGregory and Kashian

    Aiming to increase economic development in disadvantaged communities of color, two University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty members just received a substantial financial endorsement for their work. W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded Russ Kashian and Richard McGregory a two-year, $400,000 grant. Kashian, a professor of economics, and McGregory, assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and student success, call […]

  4. UW-Superior interns gain experience and employment at local companies

    Students from the University of Wisconsin-Superior are making a difference for businesses and schools throughout Superior and Douglas County – and all across the Twin Ports. In particular, a group of students in the Health and Human Performance (HHP) department have assisted companies looking for ways to improve employee health. Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) is an educational […]

  5. UW-Madison: Brenner team’s fertility monitor wins state competition

    MADISON — Katie Brenner, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her team of co-founders won the 2015 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest in Madison for an app-based device to help women monitor their fertility. Brenner is a scientist in the lab of Doug Weibel, professor of biochemistry, and the pair co-founded bluDiagnostics. […]

  6. UW-Milwaukee provides a tasty treat for fish-eating zoo animals: live prey

    A bear at the Milwaukee County Zoo dines on fish raised by aquaculture researchers at UWM. (UWM Photo by Derek Rickert)

    Fred Binkowski raises tens of thousands of yellow perch each year in a lab at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, as he researches ways to improve methods of raising fish, called aquaculture. Binkowski has been hugely successful in figuring out how to make aquaculture more profitable and sustainable. But the fish he raises also are […]

  7. Blugold Beginnings, area organizations partner to offer summer youth camps

    School is NOT out — at least not all summer— for some 600 middle- and high-school students who will participate in camps offered this summer through the Blugold Beginnings program at UW-Eau Claire. The Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) Camp, which runs June 14-19, is the first of eight Blugold Beginnings camps to be […]