1. New UW-Stout cybersecurity major aims to take a bite out of internet crime

    Photo of Professor Holly Yuan instructing students in a computer networking lab at UW-Stout. / UW-Stout

    Cybersecurity has become an issue of personal, national and international concern, with internet attacks harming individuals, businesses, government institutions and drawing scrutiny in U.S. elections. Americans lost $6.9 billion in cyber crime in 2021, according to the FBI. Graduates from a new program at University of Wisconsin-Stout will be ready to help. A Bachelor of […]

  2. Team from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison reaches finals of national Solar Decathlon

    Image of the Wisconsin team’s design shown in this rendering includes features such as an orientation that allows photovoltaic panels to capture the sun’s energy year-round, energy efficient windows, extra insulation and window overhangs that provide shade in the warmer months.

    Energy costs are a major concern for consumers these days. And it’s not just the so-called “pain at the pump.” Home energy costs are also rising. That’s part of the reason the U.S. Department of Energy sponsors an annual Race to Zero Solar Decathlon for colleges and universities each year. For the seventh year in […]

  3. Johnson family makes record gift of $10 million to the UW-Platteville Foundation for student scholarships

    Photo of Todd Johnson at student scholarship announcement

    In a ceremony today, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced a monumental gift of $10 million from Todd and Susan Johnson – the largest gift to support the university in history. This transformational gift will establish the Capstan Scholarship Program, which will allow selected students to graduate debt free, providing scholarships covering full tuition, […]

  4. UW-Madison hurricane application gets upgrade in time for 2022 hurricane season

    Photo of three concurrent Atlantic hurricanes captured by geostationary weather satellite GOES-East on Sept. 8, 2017. Hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose were among several destructive storms that year which devastated parts of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the US. The Advanced Dvorak Technique, developed by CIMSS researchers, allows forecasters to rapidly determine tropical cyclone intensity, giving advanced warnings of storm potential and aiding emergency planning. IMAGE COURTESY RICK KOHRS

    With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane approaching in June, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center will have access to the most advanced storm measurement software yet to help them save lives and property with timely warnings. The well-established, satellite-based method for determining tropical cyclone intensity known as the Advanced Dvorak Technique is receiving […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire, Badger Boys State sign agreement to bring annual event to campus

    Photo of (from left) Nathan Gear of the American Legion of Wisconsin, Robert Batty of Badger Boys State, and Chancellor James Schmidt, who officially signed the memorandum of understanding for the campus to host the youth leadership program for the next three years. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Badger Boys State on Friday officially agreed to have the university host the annual civic leadership program for high school students on campus starting in June 2022.Chancellor James Schmidt and four representatives of Badger Boys State signed the memorandum of understanding that will bring more than 800 high school […]

  6. UW-River Falls alum’s children’s books share autism journey, family to speak on campus April 27

    University of Wisconsin-River Falls alum Lindsey Moreland holding three bokks she authored about living with autism

    At 28 months of age, University of Wisconsin-River Falls alum Lindsey Moreland was diagnosed with autism after showing classic signs including not responding to her name and banging her head into walls. “It was devastating,” Lindsey’s mom, Lauri Moreland, recalled. “We called it the death sentence. There was nothing good to read about autism. We […]

  7. UW-Whitewater at Rock County announces the Studer Family Scholarship

    Photo of UW-Whitewater students

    Thanks to a generous donation from the Studer Family Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Rock County campus is offering 10 full-ride scholarships to Rock County high school students who will be graduating in May 2022. This opportunity is designed specifically for students who consider affordability the main barrier to going to college. At UW-Whitewater at Rock County, the […]

  8. UW-La Crosse’s Susan Crutchfield shares expertise on Helen Keller with popular radio show

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Associate Professor of English Susan Crutchfield, who in 2005, published an article about Helen Keller's short-lived career in vaudeville. Surprisingly, Crutchfield was contacted this spring by one of the most popular radio shows in America — Radiolab, which wanted to interview her for an upcoming episode.

    In 2005, Susan Crutchfield used a UW-La Crosse research grant to produce and publish an article about Helen Keller’s short-lived career in vaudeville. The article generated some initial buzz, but in the 17 years since, Crutchfield assumed it had gone to rest in a quiet, mostly forgotten corner of the internet. Then she received a […]

  9. UW-Platteville announces initiative to expand industry engagement in higher education

    Photo of UW-Platteville mechanical engineering students

    With sights set on creating enduring change in higher education, seven universities – University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Boston College, Drexel University, Rowan University, University of St. Thomas, University of North Alabama and Clarkson University – are launching a transformation of industry engagement in higher education. The intent is to help advisory boards move from a traditional […]

  10. Business venture reflects Blugold’s love for Wisconsin

    Photo of Blugold Ethan Van Grunsven, who brought his love for business and his home state of Wisconsin together to launch the apparel company Sconny Co. The business student creates and sells apparel for people who are proud to be from Wisconsin. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    A longtime fan of Wisconsin Badger basketball, Ethan Van Grunsven was disappointed when his team lost in an early round of this year’s March Madness. Still, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire sophomore couldn’t help but smile when he saw an Instagram post of the Badgers’ star player wearing a very familiar shirt during the tournament. […]