1. UWM alum uses art to make a difference in her community

    Photo of Jeanette Arellano, who found a welcoming space in UWM’s ArtsECO program. “I felt like I was in the right place.” (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    When Jeanette Arellano was a child growing up in Houston, she struggled with English. Since Spanish was her first language, she had difficulty with most academic subjects. “There was no one to help me, but my art teachers helped me. Art was a way to express myself and connect everything that was going on in […]

  2. Thao credits UWO education with skills, confidence needed as Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023

    Photo of Pandora Thao, center, Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023, flanked by Paneng Thao, Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023 2nd Princess; and Pa Voua Yang, Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023 1st Princess. (Photo courtesy of Thao)

    A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumna said her leadership role as Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023 allowed her to advocate for Hmong youth, supporting them in their pursuit of life goals and dreams. Pandora Paj Nra Thao of Madison, a spring 2022 graduate who earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology and an emphasis in […]

  3. UW-River Falls students excel in animal welfare competition

    Photo of UW-River Falls students who participated in the American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Welfare Assessment Contest held in November at UWRF. The students are working on one of the animal welfare judging projects that were part of the competition that included participants from 24 universities from North America and Europe. Contributed photo.

    University team, individuals perform well against schools from North America, Europe When a team of University of Wisconsin-River Falls students competed in a competition at their home campus that included peers from across North America and Europe, it was an opportunity to learn from experts and students about animal welfare. The American Veterinary Medical Association […]

  4. UW-Parkside to open new human identification and forensic anthropology lab

    Photo of Dr. Keith Biddle, a forensic and molecular anthropologist who will serve as the lab manager. He is an assistant professor at UW-Parkside in the departments of Criminal Justice and Anthropology. (UW-Parkside)

    The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will debut a new Human Identification and Forensic Anthropology Lab for the Spring 2024 semester. The fully functioning forensic anthropology facility will be capable of providing a full and detailed biological profile of unknown decedents. Using the most up-to-date statistical software available, the analyses will be able to include metric and […]

  5. UWO Students Conduct R&D for Wisconsin-based Whirl-Pak

    Photo of UW Oshkosh graduate student Erick Carranza who says working on R&D for Whirl-Pak has broadened his skills.

    Water research can result in a lot of plastic waste. High-quality sample collection — such as that for researching emerging contaminants like perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — requires sterilized containers that, unfortunately, can’t be reused or even recycled in most cases. Is there an economical and efficient way to reduce the waste? Product engineers […]

  6. Tumbarello recognized as UW-Whitewater housing keeps students feeling at home

    Photo of Terry Tumbarello

    Terry Tumbarello’s typical day at the office is often atypical to any other day he’s had in his 26 years on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. On a November morning following the Thanksgiving break, his meeting topics included esports, university dining, budget, and a discussion with a student about the heating in their residence hall […]

  7. UW-Platteville student combines passions for history, costume design for unique research

    Photo of Emma Larson (pictured right) working with Senior Lecturer Sarah Strange.

    In a collaboration between the theatre program and history department, one University of Wisconsin-Platteville student recently had the opportunity to recreate a historical garment by researching 19th century American fashion using primary and secondary written sources, as well as the artifact collection at The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum. Last semester, Emma Larsen interned for Pioneer Players with […]

  8. UW Oshkosh 1 of 14 in nation to earn prestigious undergraduate research mentorship award

    Photo of UW Oshkosh student and faculty researcher

    UW Oshkosh has been chosen as one of 14 higher education institutions nationwide, and the only in Wisconsin to receive a prestigious Beckman Scholars Award supporting undergraduate research. The award’s $156,000 will support six scholar-mentor pairs in chemistry and the life sciences. Two scholars will be named per year for the three-year award term. “Undergraduate […]

  9. UWM scientist lands $542,000 NSF award for modeling virtual tumor tissues

    Photo of Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, who specializes in computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in their surroundings. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Cancerous tumors don’t happen in a vacuum. They develop in a cellular soup that can contribute to the disease’s progression. Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, knows this first-hand. Her specialty is computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in […]

  10. Alumni Amanda and Marcus Reitz’s mission to deliver ‘Happily Ever After’ for companion animals started at UW-Green Bay

    Photo of UW-Green Bay alumni siblings Amanda Reitz and Marcus Reitz posing with a cat and dog at Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary (HEA) in Green Bay, Wis., on Dec. 4, 2023. Amanda founded HEA in 2006 while still a student, and Marcus joined as director of branding and development in 2015. (Photo by Joey Prestley / UW-Green Bay)

    From the front door of Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary (HEA) in Ashwaubenon, you can see the familiar silhouette of Lambeau Field rising above the skyline. It’s a feature siblings Amanda Reitz (‘08) and Marcus Reitz (‘03) point out with earnest pride for their hometown. They both grew up in the Green Bay area, went […]