1. UWM’s new business incubator offers free help for maturing startups

    Photo of UWM partners Brian Thompson of the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center (from left) and Lubar College Dean Kaushal Chari discussing training for startups with Matthew Friedel (right), director of the new Business Innovation Incubator that is guiding 10 startups beginning this year. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    “One of most difficult things you can decide to do, I think, is to start a business,” said Steve Glynn, CEO of the four-year-old startup Experience Milwaukee. “There’s a lot of trust that has to be built.” Glynn hopes to grow his venture, which produces two podcasts about the city, by joining a new business […]

  2. UW-Platteville wraps up inaugural summer coding camps, introduces high school students to growing field

    Photo of summer coding camp participants at UW-Platteville

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently wrapped up its inaugural summer coding camps and hackathon, introducing nearly 60 high school students to the rapidly expanding computer science and cybersecurity fields. The camps – focusing on computer games programming, esports, and cyber defense – were the first of their kind to be offered in the region. “We […]

  3. UW-Stout co-op, internship program benefits record 1,130 students

    Photo of Grace Heiss, left, who was one of a record 1,130 UW-Stout students who had a co-op or internship experience in the past year. She worked at Haggar Clothing in Texas / Contributed photo

    Hands-on opportunities across state, country help bring their education into focus; Career Conference is Sept. 26-29 For Grace Heiss and more than 1,100 other University of Wisconsin-Stout students, this past year was a chance to take their education to the next level — on the job. Heiss was a sales intern at Haggar clothing headquarters […]

  4. UW Oshkosh researcher shows unintended consequences of e-cigarette taxes

    Illustration of e-cigarettes

    Newly published research led by a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh professor might cause policymakers to pause the next time implementing e-cigarette taxes are up for debate. The Effects of E-Cigarette Taxes on E-Cigarette Prices and Tobacco Product Sales: Evidence from Retail Panel Data, published this month by Journal of Health Economics, features Chad Cotti as lead […]

  5. ‘A novel idea’: UW-La Crosse alum starts mobile library serving Viroqua

    Photo of Mary Mulvaney-Kemp (left) in front of RedLou Library, a mobile library she created to serve Viroqua-area residents. Mulvaney-Kemp, ’82, hopes the library will create more equal access to reading materials in the community.

    Having spent her career in schools and libraries, Mary Mulvaney-Kemp has seen books transform lives. But what happens when someone can’t make it to the library? Apparently, you bring the library to them. Mulvaney-Kemp, an ’82 health and physical education graduate, is the founder and operator of RedLou Library in Viroqua — a volunteer-run library […]

  6. Blugold research team studies use of artificial intelligence during COVID-19 pandemic

    Photo of Jordan Langlois, a senior computer science major, who is part of a UW-Eau Claire undergraduate research team that studied how machine learning was used to solve problems related to COVID-19. The Blugolds’ research was published in a professional journal this summer. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    Jordan Langlois already had a bachelor’s degree in biology and experience working in the health care field when he decided he wanted to earn a second degree, this time in computer science. His hope, Langlois says, was to find a way to integrate his prior health care experience with his interest in technology, something he […]

  7. UWM soccer star fulfills dream with pro contract in Italy

    Photo of Elaina LaMacchia (in red) making a save during a UWM match. LaMacchia led the nation in goals-against average in 2021. (Milwaukee Athletics photo)

    One of the best women’s soccer players in UWM history continued her career in one of history’s great soccer nations. Elaina LaMacchia signed a professional contract with Pink Bari CF, which spent its most recent season playing in Italy’s second-tier national league. “It’s always been a dream of mine to play in Italy,” said LaMacchia, […]

  8. UW-Platteville engineering alumnus turns imagination into reality with custom playgrounds

    Photo of a creative musical playground, Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado, which UW-Platteville alumnus Tommy Jacobs helped design.

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Tommy Jacobs spends his days bringing people’s imagination to life. As a custom lead design engineer at Landscape Structures, in Delano, Minnesota, it’s his job to take clients’ most creative ideas for playgrounds and turn them into reality. “Every day is always different,” said Jacobs. “We are building a brand-new product in […]

  9. UW-Stevens Point: Helping more people access farmers markets

    Photo of alumna Taylor Christiansen (left) and Alissa Lick, graduate assistant in the Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems program at UW-Stevens Point, who are at the Marshfield farm market, one of six where customers and vendors are being surveyed.

    Current and former UW-Stevens Point students are working to improve access to nutritious food at farmers markets in central Wisconsin. Thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant of $200,000, they are studying farmers markets in Adams, Marshfield, town of Rome, Stevens Point, Waupaca, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids. The project aims to establish a Central Wisconsin […]

  10. UW-Parkside recognized for student success and college completion

    Photo of Chancellor Debbie Ford at a UW-Parkside graduation ceremony

      The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has awarded the University of Wisconsin-Parkside the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion, a testament to years of strategic efforts. “Your improving student-success program was selected for its outstanding results and potential to influence and serve as a model […]