1. Fond du Lac mom heads back to school, seeks UWO special education degree

    Photo of Amber Buss of Fond du Lac

    It was early last spring when Amber Buss of Fond du Lac started dreaming about something bigger. She remembers a conversation she had with her husband, Brandon Buss, about the possibility of her beginning classes to earn a bachelor’s degree in special education. “My passion has always been there,” the 39-year-old mother of two said. […]

  2. UW-Superior economics students present research at Wisconsin Economics Association Annual Conference

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    University of Wisconsin-Superior economics students recently had an outstanding opportunity to present their original undergraduate research projects at the 2021 Wisconsin Economics Association Annual Conference. “This event provided the opportunity for our students to listen to professional presentations and learn advanced economic research methods,” said Dr. Praopan Pratoomchat, assistant professor of economics and Wisconsin Economics Association […]

  3. UW-Stevens Point experts researching solutions for disposal of CWD-infected deer

    Photo of five compost bins being used in the CWD composting research in Central Wisconsin.

    One of the challenges in dealing with chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain infection in deer, elk, moose, reindeer and caribou, is the disposal of infected animals. A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, UW Madison, Michigan State University and the Wisconsin and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources is working to find […]

  4. UW-Platteville students prepare to meet the technology needs of K-12 classrooms

    Photo of Jessica Brogley works with a student.

    Building on its strong legacy of being the first teacher preparation institute in the state, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Education has a long history of looking toward the future and anticipating and responding to the needs of the communities and schools it serves — and in recent years, those needs are increasingly revolving […]

  5. UW-Parkside’s campus garden donates more than 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to Racine County Food Bank

    Photo of UW-Parkside garden, which donated produce to local food bank

    During this time of helping others and giving thanks, University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s campus garden has stepped up and donated 1,019 pounds of fresh produce from July to November to the Racine County Food Bank. This donation is a 350-pound increase from 2020, and an increase of more than 700 pounds from the 2019 donation. “It […]

  6. UW-Eau Claire launches BluBox reusable container system for food service

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    Starting in December, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will take a significant sustainability step with the introduction of the BluBox Program, reusable food containers in the Hilltop and Davies Center Marketplace dining centers. The program that begins Dec. 6 is the first major initiative of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Sustainability and Climate Action, according […]

  7. The future looks fresh: New collaboration will boost Wisconsin water research, policy, and economy

    Photo of faculty from five UW campuses who met in July at the UW-Waukesha field station for a daylong retreat to plan Freshwater Science 101, a new course to be offered to students at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-La Crosse, UW Oshkosh, and UW-Parkside. Pictured are Eric Strauss, Robert Stelzer, Jake VanderZanden, Mike Carvan, Greg Kleinheinz, Jessica Orlofske, and Marlin, who gave them a tour of the station. Taking the photo was Tracy Boyer. Photo courtesy of Heidi Jeter.

    On a sunny afternoon in late September, a group of undergraduate students boarded Limnos II, UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology (CFL) pontoon boat, for a field trip on Lake Mendota with CFL director, Jake Vander Zanden. Onboard, they learned about the formation of Wisconsin’s lakes, tried their hand at using limnological tools like Secchi disks and zooplankton […]

  8. UW-Madison: Real-time video of scenes hidden around corners is now possible

    Screenshot of video: As Ji Hyun Nam slowly tosses a stuffed cat toy into the air, a real-time video captures the playful scene — from around a corner. With further refinements, the technology could find uses in search-and-rescue, defense and medical imaging. (Caution: Video contains flashing lights, which may be a problem for some people, including those with photosensitive epilepsy or a history of migraines and headaches.)

    As Ji Hyun Nam slowly tosses a stuffed cat toy into the air, a real-time video captures the playful scene at a 20th century webcam clip — a mere five frames per second. The twist? Nam is hidden around the corner from the camera. The video of the stuffed animal was created by capturing light […]

  9. UW-Milwaukee anthropology field school teaches students how to unearth the past

    Photo of field school students excavating a patch of farm field to expose pit and post hole features at the Koshkonong Creek Village site. (Photo courtesy of the Anthropology Department)

    As he ventured through the field towards the dig site, Seth Schneider had to be careful where he put his feet. To his left were rows of newly planted tobacco, and to his right were the uncovered remains of an ancient village site. Nestled on a small strip of dirt at the edge of the […]

  10. UW-Green Bay alumnus Cristian Ambrosio is on his way to pursuing a lifelong dream of becoming a physician

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    UW-Green Bay alumnus Cristian Ambrosio’s definition of healing and love took a whole new meaning the day his family made a decision to care for his newborn cousin. Calling it his most life-changing experience, Ambrosio came to the realization of how precious life is, and the power of love. This light-bulb moment led the UW-Green […]