1. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat; nano-drugs hitching a ride on bacteria could help

    Photo of Quanyin Hu in his laboratory. Photo by Todd Brown/UW–Madison

    Many pancreatic tumors are like malignant fortresses, surrounded by a dense matrix of collagen and other tissue that shields them from immune cells and immunotherapies that have been effective in treating other cancers. Employing bacteria to infiltrate that cancerous fortification and deliver these drugs could aid treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to newly published findings […]

  2. UW-Parkside student honored as Newman Civic Fellow

    Photo of UW-Parkside student Alejandro Solis

    Alejandro Solis recognized for commitment to solving public problems Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has named the student civic leaders from 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico who will make up the 2024-2025 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Alejandro Solis, a student […]

  3. UW-Stevens Point internship creates path towards land conservation careers

    Photo of Morgan Goff, a junior conservation and community planning major at UW-Stevens Point, who is an intern at the North Central Conservancy Trust in Stevens Point.

    An internship at the North Central Conservancy Trust (NCCT) in Stevens Point has given University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point junior Morgan Goff a variety of opportunities to learn about non-profit work. One of her special projects is updating service maps for the organization’s website, using what she has learned in the classroom as a minor in geographic information […]

  4. Persistence and vision are part of Alexa’s Story, as she pursues a Master’s of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

    Photo of UW-Green Bay student Alexa

    Alexa has big dreams. Once she completes her Master’s of Sports, Exercise and Performance Psychology program at UW-Green Bay, her next step is working in the NCAA. Then, in professional sports. She discovered the field of sports psychology, and as a former UW-Green Bay student-athlete she knows the pressure and the feelings that student-athletes experience. With […]

  5. Sleep Number CEO, EC council president, honorary doctorate recipient provide inspirational send-off for 1,000+ UW-Stout graduates

    Photo of UW-Stout alumna Shelly Ibach, a 1981 graduate and now CEO of Sleep Number, speaking during commencement. / UW-Stout

    Celebratory smiles lit up the faces of 1,037 graduates as they crossed the stage to receive a higher education degree on May 4 from Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, UW-Stout. Along with their diplomas, they departed the three commencement ceremonies at Johnson Fieldhouse with inspirational advice from three alumni speakers, who have become corporate and community leaders, […]

  6. $1.3 million gift moves UWM closer to new research vessel

    Image of an artist's rendering of the 120-foot Maggi Sue, which will be the most advanced research vessel on the Great Lakes and the first designed specifically for conducting sophisticated research on these bodies of water.

    The Kohler Trust for Clean Water has given the UWM Foundation $1.3 million toward construction of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences’ state-of-the-art Research Vessel Maggi Sue. This gift brings the university within $3.5 million of its goal of $20 million needed to begin the construction process.   “For decades, the Kohler name has […]

  7. Exceptional meteorite, plowed up from a Dane County field, finds new home in UW-Madison Geology Museum

    Photo of Farmers Jan Shepel (at near left) and Jim Koch (in wheelchair) flanking a 110-pound iron meteorite sitting on their family dining table at their home and Vienna EqHo Farm in the Town of Vienna, Wis. Included in the background, from left to right, are Shepel’s sister, Laurie Shepel; Carrie Eaton, curator of the UW Geology Museum; science writer Will Cushman; Noriko Kita, a distinguished scientist and meteorite expert from UW–Madison; and UW Geology Museum Director Rich Slaughter. At near right is Joe Zanter, a metallurgical engineer and Laurie Shepel’s husband. Photo: Jeff Miller

    VIENNA, Wis. — It was a balmy spring day in May 2009 when Jim Koch’s plow kicked up an unusually hefty rock. Koch was prepping a field for alfalfa on his farm in the Town of Vienna just a short drive north of Madison. At first, he didn’t notice the rock. But after stopping the […]

  8. UW-Green Bay: Embracing Community Outreach

    Photo of Brooke Lemke, a Parent Educator/Community Outreach Coordinator with the Sheboygan County Family Resource Center who recently earned a certificate in Pediatric Mental Health through the UW-Green Bay Division of Community Engagement and Workforce Training.

    Brooke Lemke is a Parent Educator/Community Outreach Coordinator with the Sheboygan County Family Resource Center (FRC) and recently earned a certificate in Pediatric Mental Health. Brooke has embraced the community outreach requirement of the certificate and has so far given four (and counting) presentations. In her four presentations, Brooke has educated over 44 childcare employees. […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire recognized for its wellness program

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire campus

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff are moving toward better health thanks to a globally recognized wellness program collaboration between the university and Mayo Clinic Health System. UW-Eau Claire is among 145 universities and colleges around the world honored by Exercise is Medicine, earning a silver-level designation in the community-impact initiative of the […]

  10. Bridging cultures: UW-La Crosse employees serve as host families for visiting Japanese students

    Photo of fourteen students from the University of Teacher Education - Fukuoka who traveled to UW-La Crosse to learn about the U.S. education system.

    Each year, approximately 14 students from the University of Teacher Education—Fukuoka (UTEF) in Fukuoka, Japan, travel to UW-La Crosse to immerse themselves in the U.S. education system. When not engaged in activities or visiting K-12 schools, these students live and spend time with host families, a tradition embraced by multiple UWL faculty and staff who […]