1. 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 […]

  2. Army veteran sees UW-Stevens Point as path to a fulfilling career

    Photo of Larry Scharf, a first-year student and U.S. Army veteran, who is finding a new purpose at UW-Stevens Point. (UW-Stevens Point)

    U.S. Army veteran Larry Scharff never realized that he could enjoy a job and provide for his family until he began his education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Now a first-year student in the College of Natural Resources, majoring in wildlife ecology and management, he looks forward to a job that allows him to […]

  3. UW Oshkosh students earn top honors at Model UN conference in Germany

    Photo of six students and two advisers who traveled to Erfurt, Germany, to represent UW Oshkosh at a National Model United Nations (MUN) conference in November 2023. (UW Oshkosh photo by Tracy Slagter)

    For six University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students, it was a Thanksgiving break they’ll remember forever. Last month the small group traveled from Oshkosh to Germany to represent UW Oshkosh at a National Model United Nations conference. Held Nov. 19-25 in Erfurt, Germany, it marked the first international trip in the more than 50-year history of […]

  4. Surprising contributions from UW–Madison’s overlooked scientists

    Photo collage: While the scientists in this story aren’t household names, the research they did and the training they received from UW–Madison helped advance their fields of science and improve the world.

    From medicine to ecology, engineering to computer science, the University of Wisconsin has for 175 years made valuable innovations that help people and communities across the state and beyond. And today, with one of the highest-ranked research programs in the country, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is well-known for making important scientific discoveries. But what about […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire ranks among top universities in study abroad participation

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire students studying abroad. UW-Eau Claire is the top-ranked master’s level university in Wisconsin and Minnesota in the 2023 Open Doors Report, with 254 Blugolds studying abroad.

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students’ participation in study abroad programs is among the highest in the nation for master’s-level colleges and universities, according to the 2023 Open Doors Report of the Institute of International Education. In the ranking based on 2021-22 study abroad statistics, 254 UW-Eau Claire students studied abroad, ranking the university 15th in the country […]

  6. UW-Platteville professor awarded Fulbright grant to teach and research in Egypt

    Photo of Dr. Samir El-Omari at Nile University in 2019

    Dr. Samir El-Omari wants to build a sustainable future – one brick at a time. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville civil and environmental engineering professor has been integral in building the Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems program curriculum. El-Omari’s efforts to promote sustainable practices extend beyond the classroom, as he strives to lead by example. He was recently […]

  7. UW-Milwaukee second chance program helps students finish what they started

    Photo of Scott Sutton who dropped out of UWM twice. But he finally found his career path in the field of mental health, so he recently returned to pursue a degree in psychology. “It’s been a great fit, and I love it,” he said. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Kayla Miller had just a little under 30 credits left to go to complete her degree in psychology when she left UW-Milwaukee (UWM) in the fall semester of 2022. Her father had died unexpectedly, and she was a single parent raising two children. She thought about returning to school in the spring 2023 semester, but […]

  8. UW-Green Bay: The boundless medical quest of Adan Cordova

    Photo of UW-Green Bay Human Biology major Adan Cordova working out chemistry formulas. Photos by Dan Moore, University Photographer

    From Honduras to UW-Green Bay, nothing can stop Cordova’s fearless dream of becoming a physician For many aspiring students dreaming of a career as a physician, the challenging pre-requisite of chemistry often stands as a formidable obstacle. The concepts are intricate, the mathematics demanding, and the volume of information can be daunting. However, for Adan Cordova, […]

  9. A call to service: UW-River Falls veterans reflect on their time in the military

    Photo of Gage McClean-Coyer, who works refueling aircraft and maintaining fuel storage facilities in the United Arab Emirates during a deployment in 2012. McClean-Coyer served in the U.S. Air Force from 2010-13. Today McClean-Coyer attends UW-River Falls, where he is set to graduate with a master’s degree in school counseling in December. Contributed photo.

    Military tenures helped prepare for life as students, afterward, veterans say As Gage McClean-Coyer reflects on the meaning of Veterans Day, he is struck by a mix of emotions. On Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – McClean-Coyer, who is set to graduate with a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls […]

  10. Pankowskis’ record $5M gift provides major boost to UW-Stout Recreation Complex renovation

    Photo of rendering of UW-Stout Rec Complex

    Active couple is funding addition to building project that may inspire students, others to pursue a healthy lifestyle Staying physically fit, active and inspired by the world around them is a way of life for Dallas and Edye Pankowski, who enjoy downhill skiing, biking, hiking and adventure-based trips. It stands to reason then that Dallas, […]