1. Water power: Research partnership gets students on the Mississippi using future workforce technology

    Photo of a rendering of Research Vessel Prairie Springs that will equip the River Studies Center. The earliest possible delivery date for the new research vessel would be July 2023.

    A partnership will get students out on the Mississippi River using the water-related technology they’ll need in the future workforce in freshwater science. The La Crosse-based company J.F. Brennan Company Inc. — a century-old, nationwide leader in marine environmental solutions — is partnering with UW-La Crosse to strengthen research, curriculum and the company’s talent pipeline. “Our business, […]

  2. UW-Platteville graduate certificate programs offer digital badges to highlight professional skills

    Image of certificate badges

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville understands the importance of professionals illustrating their learning achievements in a competitive business landscape. That’s why students who take advantage of UW-Platteville’s graduate-level certificate programs will now begin receiving a digital badge following the successful completion of the program. These badges serve as a visual verification of the achievement and highlight […]

  3. Moving out sustainably at UW-River Falls: Students donate items to help others

    Photo of sustainable moveout at UW-River Falls

    University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior Julia Miller recently folded clothes donated by fellow students as they moved out of student housing at the end of the academic year. The clothing will go to several agencies to help the River Falls community. “This is a ton of stuff that gets diverted from the landfill and can […]

  4. Laurel, Honor and Triumph: Trio of peregrine falcon chicks banded on Oshkosh campus

    Photo of peregrine falcon chick at UW Oshkosh

    The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is again home to young peregrine falcon chicks, who are nesting on the roof of the Gruenhagen Conference Center on the Oshkosh campus. This time there are three: Laurel, Honor and Triumph. In a project overseen by the University’s Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations, the trio of chicks were banded Thursday […]

  5. An ‘over the counter’ hearing aid may put treatment within reach

    Photo of Yi Hu holding a prototype of the hearing device he developed for the over-the-counter hearing device market. The FDA is expected to issue guidelines for approval of OTC devices soon. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Yi Hu was always close with his grandfather, who lived in a poor, coal-mining region of China. Around 2005, his grandfather began to complain about hearing difficulty. “We knew that hearing aids could help him, but living in a small city, he had no access to audiologists, and hearing aids were just too expensive for […]

  6. UW-Superior professor Michael Waxman starts Tutoring Without Borders, an academic service for Ukrainian children displaced by war

    Photo of UW-Superior Professor Michael Waxman tutoring a group of Ukrainian students.

    Like many Americans, Michael Waxman watched from afar with a heavy heart and a nagging question in his mind as the war in Ukraine unfolded. “What can I do to help?” he thought. “It just broke my heart and I wanted to do something to help those kids,” he said. “There isn’t much I can do with […]

  7. New UW-River Falls Community Planning Club members gather student opinions on city’s comprehensive plan

    Photo of UW-River Falls Community Planning Club presentation

    Brooklyn Weller is hoping the city of River Falls will consider more public transportation options to help University of Wisconsin-River Falls students who may not have cars. Weller, of Rochester, Minn., is a sophomore majoring in criminology and psychology and is also an at-large senator with the Student Government Association. The association has a task force looking into options […]

  8. Wisconsin high school teams face off in business model pitch contest at UW Oshkosh

    Photo of a Wisconsin high school team facing off in business model pitch contest at UW Oshkosh

    A student team from Kimberly High School impressed judges with their innovative clothing idea, winning the 2022 Wisconsin High School Business Model Competition held May 21 at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Students Kade Dunham, Ryan Halada and Riley Schmidt pitched Huva, a sweatshirt brand that offers a heated hood to keep wearers warm, comfortable […]

  9. Murphy masterpieces: Special program hangs artwork in UW-La Crosse Murphy Library

    Photo of UW-La Crosse art students parading their work across campus from the Center for the Arts to Murphy Library. The students participated in an initiative of Murphy Library staff Amber Leibundgut-Peterson and Marc Manke, both eager to promote the work of student artists and create a more vibrant, creative learning environment in the library.

    Special program hangs artwork in Murphy Library Art Professor Jennifer Williams is drawn back to Murphy Library each September to recollect feelings around 9-11. “I recall one painting with profound, lasting impact depicts the horror of 9-11,” says Williams. “Painted by Kim Van Someren-Berg, I still visit it each September, reminded of how she began the […]

  10. Uptick: UW-Stevens Point researchers use DNA to link Lyme disease, infected ticks

    Photo of UWSP biology professor and researcher Diane Caporale collecting ticks with students in her molecular biology course

    Diane Caporale has collected thousands of ticks during her career as a biology professor and researcher. Since moving to Wisconsin 1999, she has had help. Nearly 500 students in her molecular biology courses at UW-Stevens Point have collected ticks each year from 2000-2020. Tick surveillance is useful for predicting human disease risk. What’s especially significant […]