1. Pollinator Patch Program work continues through winter to help create rare bee habitat at UW-Parkside

    Photo of Rusty Patch Bumblebee, a rare bee for which UW-Parkside is trying to restore habitat

    Cross country skiers, snowshoers and other winter outdoor enthusiasts may be surprised to see workers clearing trees and brush along UW-Parkside’s Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course this month. They may be even more surprised to learn it’s being done to help protect a warm weather flier. The Pollinator Patch Program is a partnership between […]

  2. UW-Stevens Point dietetics students use their kitchen skills to connect with the community

    Photo of dietetics students making soup that will be shared with the community through Farmshed's Buy a Quart, Donate a Meal program.

    Nothing says comfort food more than a hot bowl of homemade soup, especially during the cold winter months. A partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Central Rivers Farmshed is bringing some of that comfort into homes in Central Wisconsin. Senior dietetics students are using a practicum class to create a variety of homemade soups […]

  3. UW-Platteville to build largest state-owned solar array

    Photo of existing solar array on the rooftop of Engineering Hall at UW-Platteville.

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville received state approval Thursday to construct a 2.4 megawatt solar array in Memorial Park. This will be the largest solar array owned by a Wisconsin state agency and will make the university the sixth-highest on-site producer of renewable energy among higher education institutions in the nation, setting UW-Platteville apart as a […]

  4. UW-La Crosse Congo alum, student revel in campus flag raising

    Photo of UWL Senior Vanessa Mbuyi Kaja raising the flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time on campus during a December 2020 ceremony. “I already knew I was accepted here in La Crosse, but this makes me feel like yes, I can call this my home,” noted the microbiology major.

    Pierrot Mpemwangi waited nearly 20 years. Vanessa Mbuyi Kaja, three. The UW-La Crosse alum and current student hoped to see the flag of their homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, fly on campus. And on Dec. 18, 2020, they did. “I’m so excited. I’m so happy,” Kaja said at the short, flag-raising ceremony on a […]

  5. App developed at UW-Milwaukee helps explore Black history

    Image of the Blackistory app, which was scheduled to launch on Feb. 17.

    Deborah Blanks has turned a project she started for her son in grade school into a Black history app that will launch Feb. 17. It’s free and will be available in the Apple store, through Google and on the web. Blanks, who earned her doctorate in urban studies from UWM, created the “Blackistory” app, with help […]

  6. UW-Madison viral sequencing catches mutations, guides effective public health response

    Photo of UW–Madison graduate student Katarina Braun processing samples from COVID-19 patients

    Thousands of daily cases. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. As the tallies of COVID-19’s effects in the United States have mounted to a dizzying scale, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists has kept its focus on the tiniest shifts in the virus’s genetic material. Beginning with the first […]

  7. UW-Whitewater web resource enriches Hmong education across the U.S.

    Photo of Hmong education classroom (UW-Whitewater)

    “Many hands make work light; many ideas open the way.” —Hmong proverb The work of many hands and minds has made possible a virtual well of ideas related to Hmong language and culture open to anyone who wishes to drink from it. With help from the Heritage Language Education project at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, teaching professionals […]

  8. UW-Eau Claire research team studies effects of alcohol on older people

    Photo of Dr. Doug Matthews and Quinn Petersilka, a freshman research assistant, collaborating with Mayo Clinic on research about the effects of alcohol on aging brains.

    While many senior citizens assume that having two or three drinks is harmless, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire research team has found that alcohol significantly affects older brains in ways that may threaten their health and well-being, including increasing their risk of falling. As people age, they feel the effects of alcohol differently than when […]

  9. Globally groundbreaking – UW-River Falls to offer doctoral degree in Montessori studies

    Photo of Montessori classroom

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Feb. 5, 2021, approved a request by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to implement a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in its Montessori Studies Program. This doctoral degree, which evolved under UWRF’s Pathway to Distinction Strategic Plan, is the first doctoral degree program at UW-River Falls […]

  10. UW-Stevens Point students serve on the front lines of the pandemic

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point's Veronica Pieters

    “I’ve seen more deaths in the last 10 months than any 21-year-old should.” This statement was made by Veronica Pieters, one of the many University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point health science students who are using their education to make a difference on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are working in hospitals, laboratories and […]