1. An ‘over the counter’ hearing aid may put treatment within reach

    Photo of Yi Hu holding a prototype of the hearing device he developed for the over-the-counter hearing device market. The FDA is expected to issue guidelines for approval of OTC devices soon. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Yi Hu was always close with his grandfather, who lived in a poor, coal-mining region of China. Around 2005, his grandfather began to complain about hearing difficulty. “We knew that […]

  2. UW-Superior professor Michael Waxman starts Tutoring Without Borders, an academic service for Ukrainian children displaced by war

    Photo of UW-Superior Professor Michael Waxman tutoring a group of Ukrainian students.

    Like many Americans, Michael Waxman watched from afar with a heavy heart and a nagging question in his mind as the war in Ukraine unfolded. “What can I do to help?” he […]

  3. New UW-River Falls Community Planning Club members gather student opinions on city’s comprehensive plan

    Photo of UW-River Falls Community Planning Club presentation

    Brooklyn Weller is hoping the city of River Falls will consider more public transportation options to help University of Wisconsin-River Falls students who may not have cars. Weller, of Rochester, […]

  4. Murphy masterpieces: Special program hangs artwork in UW-La Crosse Murphy Library

    Photo of UW-La Crosse art students parading their work across campus from the Center for the Arts to Murphy Library. The students participated in an initiative of Murphy Library staff Amber Leibundgut-Peterson and Marc Manke, both eager to promote the work of student artists and create a more vibrant, creative learning environment in the library.

    Special program hangs artwork in Murphy Library Art Professor Jennifer Williams is drawn back to Murphy Library each September to recollect feelings around 9-11. “I recall one painting with profound, lasting […]

  5. UW-Whitewater Paralympian John Boie honored by President Biden at White House

    Photo of President Joe Biden, standing, shaking John Boie’s hand at a special ceremony at the Whitewater. (Photo courtesy of the White House)

    Flanked by his fellow athletes from the U.S. Paralympic and Olympic teams, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wheelchair basketball player and gold medalist John Boie was recognized by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris […]

  6. A sound creator: Justin Schmitz is a fast-rising star in theatrical hotbed of D.C.

    Photo of Justin Schmitz, ’11, is the recipient of the 2020 Rada Distinguished Alumni Award. Schmitz has established himself as a leading innovator in theatrical sound design, particularly when it comes to deaf theater.

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of five articles introducing recipients of the UW-La Crosse Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards. See all 2022 award recipients. He’s impressive […]

  7. Blue Devil gymnasts’ flip-for-Ukraine challenge lands national attention

    Photo of members of UW-Stout’s gymnastics team promoting their #stuckflipforabuck fundraiser for the people of Ukraine. The challenge started at UW-Stout and has spread nationally. / Kailyn Westbrook

    #stuckflipforabuck created by coach catches on with university teams, clubs across the U.S. Competitive gymnasts in the U.S. are flipping — literally — for a fundraising challenge started by University […]

  8. Growing number of international students playing tennis for Blugolds

    Photo of three international students playing tennis at UW-Eau Claire

    With its reputation for quality academics and a tennis team with a history of success, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has long attracted many top tennis players from the Midwest. […]

  9. UW-Parkside to offer STEAM Programs

    Photo of UW-Parkside taken from the air

    STEAM-based summer programs for youth ages 11-17 will be offered by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Department, July through August. The weekday programs focus on creativity and […]

  10. Afghan refugees start a new journey at UW-Milwaukee

    Photo by Afghan students Tahera and Farzana (center, in blue top and gray sweatshirt) listening during a writing class taught by Mark Sondrol, senior lecturer in the English Language Academy at UWM. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    As they waited in their bus at the airport in Kabul last August, Samira and her friends kept watch out the windows in case someone might be approaching the bus […]