1. UWO McNair Scholar gains confidence, skills to tackle graduate school

    Photo of Kinesiology senior Brianna Roberts as an intern at Sports AdvantEdge in Verona working with young athletes.

    Kinesiology senior Brianna Roberts’ enthusiasm for learning, growing, leading, researching, playing sports—basically everything the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has to offer—bubbles over as she shares her journey. A sunny outlook and the tenacity to reach for opportunities at UW Oshkosh have transformed this first-generation college student from Beaver Dam into an accomplished McNair Scholar who […]

  2. Playing days behind him, UWL Eagle Rottino takes swing at broadcasting

    Photo of former UWL Eagle Vinny Rottino, ’02, who has joined the broadcast team of “Brewers Live,” providing pre- and post-game analysis on Bally Sports Wisconsin. “There have been a number of challenges,” Rottino says, “but I’d say the biggest one has been learning to talk about baseball without getting too far into the weeds.”

    Former UWL Eagle Vinny Rottino is back with the Milwaukee Brewers. But this time, he’s traded his bat and glove for a microphone. Rottino, ’02, has joined the broadcast team for “Brewers Live” this season with Bally Sports Wisconsin. He’s providing pre- and post-game analysis alongside hosts Craig Coshun and Dario Melendez, and fellow analyst […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee alum’s childhood dreams took him all the way to Mars

    Photo of Darian Dixon posing in front of a model of the Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Darian Dixon)

    Darian Dixon spent his childhood nights staring at the glowing stars and planets adorning the walls and ceiling of his small bedroom. But weighed down by his circumstances on Earth, young Darian wondered if he’d ever get much closer to space than that. “I was a poor Black boy with an uncertain future in a […]

  4. UW-Madison grad combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

    Photo of Abi Fergus, UW-Madison graduate who combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

    Abi Fergus dreamed of working with wolves from age 11, a dream that became an opportunity to help a Wisconsin tribe shape a future shared with the animal they call Ma’iingan. While working on a graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Carnivore Coexistence Laboratory, Fergus went to work for the Bad River Band of Lake […]

  5. How seven UW-Whitewater students embarked on mission to combat vision loss in India and empower young women

    Photo of one of eight trained workers employed through a social entrepreneurship business model developed by UW-Whitewater Enactus students for Combat Blindness International performing an eye exam in a village in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northeastern India. COP workers perform vision screenings, dispense eyeglasses and give referrals for cataract surgery in the remote, rural province. (Submitted photo/courtesy UW-Whitewater Enactus)

    In the photograph is a mirror. In the mirror, a man with a weathered face and hands wears a pair of eyeglasses and looks approvingly at his own reflection. The picture was made in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northeastern India, but its meaning is felt by students 12,000 miles away at the University of […]

  6. Research shapes geology major’s UW-Eau Claire experience

    Photo of senior Katherine Langfield collecting research samples in Little Niagara Creek on lower campus. Langfield, who will graduate in May with a degree in geology, says research has been a big part of her undergraduate education at UW-Eau Claire.

    Undergraduate research has been a big part of Katherine Langfield’s college experience, but the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior geology major still was nervous about presenting her research for the first time during a professional conference this spring. The Lake City, Minnesota, native need not have worried because her presentation earned her first-place honors in […]

  7. UWM researchers find that beavers could be a remedy for downstream floods

    Photo of Qian Liao (left), associate professor of civil engineering, and Changshan Wu, professor of geography, who collaborated on a study of the Milwaukee River watershed to determine whether more beaver dams could reduce urban flooding in some areas. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    When water rises in the 900-square-mile Milwaukee River watershed, it rushes downstream to the city at the basin’s lower end. With the rise in severe storms driven by climate change, urban flooding is the costly result. A new study by two UWM researchers shows that restoration of an animal that Wisconsin was known for 300 years […]

  8. UW-Superior students present research during Undergraduate Research Month

    Photo of Daniela Leon Vargas conducting research on marine microplastics.

    April was Undergraduate Research Month and with Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity as one of its pillars of learning, the University of Wisconsin-Superior had much to celebrate. Most undergraduate research events and activities have been virtual this year due to COVID-19, but according to Julie O’Leary, program administrator for the UWS Center for Undergraduate […]

  9. UW-Stevens Point childcare center nationally recognized for environmental education, practices

    Photo of UCLCC children having hands on experiences with all aspects of the planting and upkeep of the garden. They also harvest and prepare food for snack times.

    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Helen R. Godfrey University Child Learning and Care Center (UCLCC) has been recognized among the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. The center, nominated by the Wisconsin Department of Public instruction, is one of three early learning centers across the country to earn this recognition. The center […]

  10. UW-Platteville students intern at local health departments, assist in COVID-19 response

    Photo of Travis Clary, who is interning at the Grant County Health Department, assisting at the vaccination clinics on campus.

    A group of University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are gaining a valuable experience in the health care field, while making an impact in local communities’ response against the COVID-19 pandemic. Travis Clary, a senior biology major from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, is one of four students interning with the Grant County or Lafayette County health departments […]