1. The future looks fresh: New collaboration will boost Wisconsin water research, policy, and economy

    Photo of faculty from five UW campuses who met in July at the UW-Waukesha field station for a daylong retreat to plan Freshwater Science 101, a new course to be offered to students at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-La Crosse, UW Oshkosh, and UW-Parkside. Pictured are Eric Strauss, Robert Stelzer, Jake VanderZanden, Mike Carvan, Greg Kleinheinz, Jessica Orlofske, and Marlin, who gave them a tour of the station. Taking the photo was Tracy Boyer. Photo courtesy of Heidi Jeter.

    On a sunny afternoon in late September, a group of undergraduate students boarded Limnos II, UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology (CFL) pontoon boat, for a field trip on Lake Mendota with CFL […]

  2. UW-Madison: Real-time video of scenes hidden around corners is now possible

    Screenshot of video: As Ji Hyun Nam slowly tosses a stuffed cat toy into the air, a real-time video captures the playful scene — from around a corner. With further refinements, the technology could find uses in search-and-rescue, defense and medical imaging. (Caution: Video contains flashing lights, which may be a problem for some people, including those with photosensitive epilepsy or a history of migraines and headaches.)

    As Ji Hyun Nam slowly tosses a stuffed cat toy into the air, a real-time video captures the playful scene at a 20th century webcam clip — a mere five […]

  3. New $10M UW-Madison project to study, support diverse perennial forage systems

    Photo of a UW-Madison researcher standing in a field

    With the support of a $10 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a multi-state team of researchers is embarking on an effort to study diverse […]

  4. UW-Madison breast cancer researchers learn how to teach an old drug new tricks to help patients

    Photo of Beth Weaver wanted to know if there was a way to predict who would benefit from Taxol and who might not, to spare these patients the side effects of the potent chemotherapy drug. COURTESY OF UW CARBONE CANCER CENTER

    Paclitaxel, or Taxol, is an old standby drug in the oncologist’s tool belt. Yet only about half of breast cancer patients treated with the drug see their tumors shrink or […]

  5. University of Wisconsin Hospitals ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin

    Photo of doctors in surgical room

    Ranked best hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Report 10 years in a row For the 10th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranked […]

  6. UW-Madison: Self-powered implantable device stimulates fast bone healing, then disappears without a trace

    Photo of UW–Madison Professor Xudong Wang holding a fracture electrostimulation device he and his lab designed. When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing. JASON DALEY

    In 2017, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. Typically, it takes about 12 weeks for a collarbone to fully […]

  7. UW-Madison: Modeling COVID-19 infection based on movement can improve public health response

    Photo of Song Gao, UW-Madison geography professor

    An epidemic like COVID-19 relies on infected people mixing with uninfected people, — encounters that typically require one or both to move around. A new method for modeling the progression […]

  8. No evidence of COVID-19 spread to local community after UW-Madison residence hall outbreak

    Image of the epidemic curve of COVID-19 cases among UW–Madison students and employees between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020. The figure, from a study led by the CDC, describes the interventions undertaken by campus and Public Health Madison and Dane County in light of a rapid increase in cases at the start of the fall semester. The study shows the interventions, such as quarantine, likely helped contain the outbreak. Between Aug 25 and Oct 31, residence halls A and B accounted for 68.5% of all residence hall cases but only 34.4% of all students living in residence halls. IMAGE COURTESY OF CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION STUDY

    A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s prevention efforts likely helped contain an outbreak of COVID-19 in two large residence […]

  9. Madison’s tech sector booms, driven by UW innovation

    Photo of Madison, which is increasingly being noticed as a hub of tech innovation, inspired in part by UW–Madison technology and graduates. PHOTO: BRYCE RICHTER

    The strong growth of Madison’s technology sector is drawing attention nationwide. The boom is fueled in part by UW–Madison, which provides cutting-edge research, entrepreneurial graduates and researchers, and a well-educated […]

  10. UW-Madison grad combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

    Photo of Abi Fergus, UW-Madison graduate who combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

    Abi Fergus dreamed of working with wolves from age 11, a dream that became an opportunity to help a Wisconsin tribe shape a future shared with the animal they call Ma’iingan. […]