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. UW-Parkside to open new human identification and forensic anthropology lab

    Photo of Dr. Keith Biddle, a forensic and molecular anthropologist who will serve as the lab manager. He is an assistant professor at UW-Parkside in the departments of Criminal Justice and Anthropology. (UW-Parkside)

    The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will debut a new Human Identification and Forensic Anthropology Lab for the Spring 2024 semester. The fully functioning forensic anthropology facility will be capable of providing a full and detailed biological profile of unknown decedents. Using the most up-to-date statistical software available, the analyses will be able to include metric and […]

  3. UWO Students Conduct R&D for Wisconsin-based Whirl-Pak

    Photo of UW Oshkosh graduate student Erick Carranza who says working on R&D for Whirl-Pak has broadened his skills.

    Water research can result in a lot of plastic waste. High-quality sample collection — such as that for researching emerging contaminants like perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — requires sterilized containers that, unfortunately, can’t be reused or even recycled in most cases. Is there an economical and efficient way to reduce the waste? Product engineers […]

  4. Tumbarello recognized as UW-Whitewater housing keeps students feeling at home

    Photo of Terry Tumbarello

    Terry Tumbarello’s typical day at the office is often atypical to any other day he’s had in his 26 years on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. On a November morning following the Thanksgiving break, his meeting topics included esports, university dining, budget, and a discussion with a student about the heating in their residence hall […]

  5. UW Oshkosh 1 of 14 in nation to earn prestigious undergraduate research mentorship award

    Photo of UW Oshkosh student and faculty researcher

    UW Oshkosh has been chosen as one of 14 higher education institutions nationwide, and the only in Wisconsin to receive a prestigious Beckman Scholars Award supporting undergraduate research. The award’s $156,000 will support six scholar-mentor pairs in chemistry and the life sciences. Two scholars will be named per year for the three-year award term. “Undergraduate […]

  6. UWM scientist lands $542,000 NSF award for modeling virtual tumor tissues

    Photo of Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, who specializes in computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in their surroundings. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Cancerous tumors don’t happen in a vacuum. They develop in a cellular soup that can contribute to the disease’s progression. Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, knows this first-hand. Her specialty is computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in […]

  7. UW-Madison researchers uncover new clues about the cause of common birth defects

    Photo of image of a section through the midface of a mouse embryo illustrating fusion of the tissues that form the secondary palate above the tongue. Green staining illustrates cells expressing a key enzyme that mediates DNA methylation, blue indicates nuclei of all cells, red indicates epithelial cells.

    Cleft lip and palate are the most common craniofacial birth defects in humans, affecting more than 175,000 newborns around the world each year. Yet despite decades of research, it’s still not known what causes most cases or what can be done to prevent them. But a recent study from the University of Wisconsin School of […]

  8. Taking the next step: UWL Recreation Management master’s helps working professionals harness their potential

    Photo of Kristine Patterson (second from left), who applied her UWL master's capstone project to host an "Unplug to Reconnect" event at UW-Superior.

    UW-La Crosse alumni are making big career moves thanks to the skills and experiences they gained from UWL’s online Recreation Management – Professional Development master’s program. While serving as a recreation coordinator for the Berwyn Park District in Berwyn, Illinois, Nicole Collier was exploring ways to take the next step in her career. Collier’s boss suggested UWL’s […]

  9. WEDC grant helps UWEC students live and teach in rural communities

    Photo of Glenwood Commons, a new housing site in Rice Lake funded through a Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. grant, which provides housing to UW-Eau Claire students completing student teaching and internships.

    Maia Reissner wanted a career in education ever since the third grade. “I had a fantastic teacher who showed me hands-on learning and the social-emotional aspect of education,” says Reissner, a 2023 elementary-middle education graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She chose UW-Eau Claire because of the program’s historic reputation. However, the Rib Lake […]

  10. Watershed Game Makes Water Science Fun for Students and Educators

    Photo of Wisconsin educators learning how to play and teach the Watershed Game.

    On a bitterly cold morning in January, teachers and educators from around northeast Wisconsin gathered at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve to learn how to play and teach the Sea Grant Watershed Game. The interactive board game helps students and local leaders understand the connection between land use and water quality. Through a series of active, hands-on simulations, participants learn […]