1. Philosopher’s work helps detangle the nature of honesty

    Photo of Peter van Elswyk, associate professor of philosophy, who recently received a grant from the Honesty Project to define what honesty is in the context of conversation. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    In a world suffering from the effects of widely spread misinformation, developing ways to foster honesty in ourselves and others offers great value to society. That’s the premise behind the […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. New Willie D. Davis Finance & Investment Laboratory allows students to invest in stocks with real money and see real results

    Photo of Willie D. Davis Finance & Investment Laboratory

    A new lab opening on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will give students access to the tools they need to become investment managers, including real money. The Willie D. Davis […]

  4. UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech earns top 60 spot in global XPRIZE challenge

    Photo of UW–Madison XPRIZE team includes, from left, graduate students Seunghyeon Jung, Mattie Bindl, Mikhaila Calice, Jenna Greene, Keerthana Sreenivasan and Eri R. Amezcua. COURTESY OF KEERTHANA SREENIVASAN

    For a planet increasingly ravaged by the effects of climate change, removing carbon from the atmosphere could be part of a desperately needed turn in the right direction. Innovators worldwide […]

  5. UW-River Falls: Food Ready Space opens at St. Croix Valley Business Incubator Center

    Photo of Myron Marko, a UWRF alum who graduated in May 2021, is renting one of the Food Ready Spaces for his business Holy Donuts.

    When the new 3,000-square-foot Food Ready Space opened in February at the St. Croix Valley Business Incubation Center, it required no marketing before all seven spaces were filled with entrepreneurs […]

  6. New UW-Stout cybersecurity major aims to take a bite out of internet crime

    Photo of Professor Holly Yuan instructing students in a computer networking lab at UW-Stout. / UW-Stout

    Cybersecurity has become an issue of personal, national and international concern, with internet attacks harming individuals, businesses, government institutions and drawing scrutiny in U.S. elections. Americans lost $6.9 billion in […]

  7. Team from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison reaches finals of national Solar Decathlon

    Image of the Wisconsin team’s design shown in this rendering includes features such as an orientation that allows photovoltaic panels to capture the sun’s energy year-round, energy efficient windows, extra insulation and window overhangs that provide shade in the warmer months.

    Energy costs are a major concern for consumers these days. And it’s not just the so-called “pain at the pump.” Home energy costs are also rising. That’s part of the […]

  8. UW-Madison hurricane application gets upgrade in time for 2022 hurricane season

    Photo of three concurrent Atlantic hurricanes captured by geostationary weather satellite GOES-East on Sept. 8, 2017. Hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose were among several destructive storms that year which devastated parts of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the US. The Advanced Dvorak Technique, developed by CIMSS researchers, allows forecasters to rapidly determine tropical cyclone intensity, giving advanced warnings of storm potential and aiding emergency planning. IMAGE COURTESY RICK KOHRS

    With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane approaching in June, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center will have access to the most advanced storm measurement software yet […]

  9. UW-Platteville announces initiative to expand industry engagement in higher education

    Photo of UW-Platteville mechanical engineering students

    With sights set on creating enduring change in higher education, seven universities – University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Boston College, Drexel University, Rowan University, University of St. Thomas, University of North Alabama […]

  10. Business venture reflects Blugold’s love for Wisconsin

    Photo of Blugold Ethan Van Grunsven, who brought his love for business and his home state of Wisconsin together to launch the apparel company Sconny Co. The business student creates and sells apparel for people who are proud to be from Wisconsin. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    A longtime fan of Wisconsin Badger basketball, Ethan Van Grunsven was disappointed when his team lost in an early round of this year’s March Madness. Still, the University of Wisconsin-Eau […]