1. UW-Stevens Point student helps reduce landfill waste in her hometown

    Photo of Maya Desai who interned for a composting company in Wausau UW-Stevens Point student Maya Desai stands with compost created by residential and restaurant waste. She led a program that is reducing landfill waste in Wausau.

    A University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student’s internship at a local compost and soil company this summer turned into a way to help area restaurants and residents divert food waste from landfills. Maya Desai of Wausau, a soil and waste resources major, heard about an internship with Hsu Growing Supply from Professor Rob Michitsch. Hsu’s has […]

  2. A tribute to Truman: UWL dedicates Center for the Arts to artist, alum Truman Lowe

    Photo of friends and family of the late Truman Lowe who gathered at UW-La Crosse on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, as the university dedicated the Center for the Arts in his honor. While Lowe often avoided the limelight, those who knew him say he would have considered the dedication a significant milestone for Native America.

    A day to remember, and to build upon.  That’s how friends and family of Truman Lowe described Monday’s building dedication ceremony at UW-La Crosse — a chance to honor the late Ho-Chunk artist and UWL alum, and to inspire current and future Native American students to pursue their passions.  The Truman T. Lowe Center for […]

  3. UWO: Run With the Cops benefits Special Olympics athletes, participants ‘glow from head-to-toe’

    Photo of UW Oshkosh's Run With the Cops event benefiting Special Olympics

    More than just a race, Run With the Cops brings positivity to law enforcement and welcomed support for Special Olympics athletes. The event slated for Thursday, Oct. 6 on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus includes the fun of well-stocked glow stations, an interactive law enforcement vehicle expo, doughnut eating contest and community-building with law […]

  4. From Egypt to Superior: Menatallah (Menna) Elsamouly is one of UW-Superior’s newest international students

    On paper, Menatallah “Menna” Elsamouly is just like any other college freshman. She loves meeting new people. She enjoys playing guitar and creating videos. And she is searching for a part-time job. But Elsamouly’s background makes her anything but typical. For starters, she is from Egypt, where social and cultural norms are very different. Her […]

  5. Powerful supercomputing capabilities reshape undergrad research and teaching at UW-Eau Claire

    Photo: While Tyler Bauer does most of his system administrative work on campus, the actual nodes of the Blugold supercomputing cluster shown here are located in a shared technology space owned by Chippewa Valley Technical College on the northwest side of Eau Claire. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    When Caterra Leavens graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire last May with a degree in biochemistry/molecular biology, she was confident that her many research opportunities as a Blugold would make her an excellent job candidate. After all, she knew that her name was about to be listed as a co-author on a peer-reviewed journal […]

  6. New major meets big need: UWL business analytics major set to launch in January

    Photo of Prof. Peter Haried: UW-La Crosse's new major in business analytics is set to launch in January 2023. Professor Peter Haried, the program's lead faculty member, says the major will cover an array of disciplines and provide students with experiential learning opportunities.

    UW-La Crosse launched its business analytics minor at the worst possible time: the fall of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But thanks to students and faculty who embraced the new minor — even in an online setting — the program thrived. It has done so well, in fact, that the College of Business Administration is going […]

  7. Back to the past: UW-Platteville advising manager embarks on archaeological mission abroad

    Photo of Becca Bartusewich (left), advising manager for the Office of Professional Program Support, participating in an archaeological dig.

    There’s more to Becca Bartusewich than meets the eye. In addition to being an instructor, most know her as the advising manager for the Office of Professional Program Support at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville – but these titles only form part of the picture. Outside of overseeing a team of advisors and their 1,100 distance students, […]

  8. New UW-Madison study allows scientists to test therapeutics for rare disease affecting young children

    Image of a human stem cell-derived neuron, the Trk-fused gene protein (TFG) is shown in green and the Golgi Apparatus, the organelle which helps package proteins for transport to the rest of the neuron, is shown in red. UW–MADISON

    For the first time, scientists will be able to test therapeutics for a group of rare neurodegenerative diseases that affect infants and young children thanks to a new research model created by scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are a group of neurodegenerative diseases caused by genetic mutations. They lead tens […]

  9. Newest UW-Stevens Point field lab is named for long-time forestry professor

    Photo of dedication on Sept. 21 of land donated to UW-Stevens Point in honor of a late forestry professor, now named the Bob Engelhard Restoration Ecology Field Lab. Marking the occasion are (from left) family members Dan Engelhard, Diane Loeser and Karen Engelhard plus Chancellor Thomas Gibson and Brian Sloss, dean of the College of Natural Resources.

    The donation of 11 acres to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will provide an outdoor laboratory for College of Natural Resources students to learn ecological restoration skills. The new field lab is named in honor of the late Robert J. Engelhard, a beloved forestry professor who taught at UW-Stevens Point for 25 years. The Bob […]

  10. A girl’s best friend: Incoming student and her service dog are TikTok stars

    Photo of UW-Superior student Abbey Karnes with her service dog, Darby

    If you’ve been lucky enough to have a dog, you understand the bonds they form with their humans. They learn our routines and sense our moods. Ever eager to please, they try hard to behave and follow our rules. But have you ever been so in tune with a dog that she warned you about […]