1. UW-Milwaukee second chance program helps students finish what they started

    Photo of Scott Sutton who dropped out of UWM twice. But he finally found his career path in the field of mental health, so he recently returned to pursue a degree in psychology. “It’s been a great fit, and I love it,” he said. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Kayla Miller had just a little under 30 credits left to go to complete her degree in psychology when she left UW-Milwaukee (UWM) in the fall semester of 2022. Her father had died unexpectedly, and she was a single parent raising two children. She thought about returning to school in the spring 2023 semester, but […]

  2. UW-Parkside displays high school students’ art

    Photo of best painting, awarded by the judges to Grecia Tenorio from Bradford High School. “Being an award winner made me feel really special and appreciated and, like, my hard work was worth it,” Ms. Tenorio said.

    Since 2016, The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has hosted “the Art Party.” Each year, high school art students from Southeast Wisconsin are invited to exhibit the best of their work at the university. UW-Parkside was thrilled to welcome over 70 student participants and hang more than 80 works of art in the Emile Mathis Gallery. This […]

  3. Launching excellence in the lab: Warhawk Nick Barmore earns NASA grant

    Photo of Nick Barmore, right, a chemistry student from Evansville, who is working on an undergraduate research project with Steven Girard, left, associate professor of chemistry. Barmore has been awarded $4,000 for his ongoing research on sensor materials. The grant comes from NASA and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC). He is shown in Girard's lab on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

    From stargazing as a child in his hometown of Evansville to working as an undergraduate researcher inside the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Upham Hall, Nick Barmore has always had an interest in space. That passion, combined with the support of UW-Whitewater’s chemistry department, earned Barmore a prestigious $4,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Wisconsin Space […]

  4. UWM alum and sister make it to finals of ‘LEGO Masters’

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee alum Paul Wellington and his sister, Nealita Nelson, who competed on this season’s “LEGO Masters” competition show. (Tom Griscom photo courtesy of Fox)

    UWM alum Paul Wellington and his sister, Nealita Nelson, made it to the finale of the fourth season of “LEGO Masters,” ending up third overall. The final episode aired Thursday on Fox. Wellington, who was featured in a November UWM Report story, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from UWM’s School of Architecture and […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire’s Chinese program receives national award

    Photo of Dr. Kaishan Kong, right, an associate professor of languages, who says UW-Eau Claire's Chinese program values intercultural learning. The program received the Global Engagement Initiative Award at the 2023 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention Nov. 17 in Chicago, Illinois. (UW-Eau Claire)

    The Chinese program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has received a national award from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. UW-Eau Claire received the Global Engagement Initiative Award at the 2023 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention Nov. 17 in Chicago, Illinois. Orlando Kelm, chair of the Global […]

  6. Finding his place: UW-River Falls student praises campus atmosphere for helping him find success

    Photo of UW-River Falls student Blake Zak performing at the Scholarship Recognition Event and Donor Social Oct 8, 2023. The event, organized by University Advancement, occurs annually and is designed to bring together scholarship donors and scholarship recipients

    Blake Zak never intended to go to college, never intended to make his way to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. After graduating from high school in Hastings, Minn., Zak, a musician, was content to play music on weekends at bars and restaurants while working and leading worship services at his hometown Lutheran church. “I didn’t […]

  7. Mathematics in motion: UWL mathematical models answer farmers’ questions about infectious disease

    Photo of David Elzinga, UW-La Crosse assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, who combines approaches from Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science to address scientific questions based on biological topics. (Jen Towner, UWL University Marketing & Communications)

    David Elzinga has a history of using math to help animals survive. From moose suffering from too many ticks to bats with fungal infections, Elzinga has developed mathematical models to answer a plethora of questions biologists have about the spread of disease. Elzinga, a UW-La Crosse assistant professor of Mathematics & Statistics, recently presented “Baa-ttling […]

  8. UW-Green Bay: The boundless medical quest of Adan Cordova

    Photo of UW-Green Bay Human Biology major Adan Cordova working out chemistry formulas. Photos by Dan Moore, University Photographer

    From Honduras to UW-Green Bay, nothing can stop Cordova’s fearless dream of becoming a physician For many aspiring students dreaming of a career as a physician, the challenging pre-requisite of chemistry often stands as a formidable obstacle. The concepts are intricate, the mathematics demanding, and the volume of information can be daunting. However, for Adan Cordova, […]

  9. Cracking the da Vinci chronology: Bringing order to the works of a Renaissance genius

    Leonardo da Vinci may have been a genius, but he was also a hot mess — at least in terms of organizing his works. When he died in 1519, the Renaissance master left behind 7,000 pages of undated drawings, scientific observations and personal journals, more or less jumbled up in a box. So, when his […]

  10. New portal, piloted at UWM, speeds the process of licensing for health care professionals

    Photo of Kim Litwack, dean of UWM's College of Health Professions and Sciences, speaking at the Nov. 14 event introducing a new tool to help build Wisconsin's health care workforce. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    A new tool will speed the licensing process for Wisconsin workers in health care fields by better connecting the state’s licensing agency – the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) – with the Universities of Wisconsin. DSPS Secretary Dan Hereth and Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman joined UWM College of Health Professions […]