1. UW-La Crosse Congo alum, student revel in campus flag raising

    Photo of UWL Senior Vanessa Mbuyi Kaja raising the flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time on campus during a December 2020 ceremony. “I already knew I was accepted here in La Crosse, but this makes me feel like yes, I can call this my home,” noted the microbiology major.

    Pierrot Mpemwangi waited nearly 20 years. Vanessa Mbuyi Kaja, three. The UW-La Crosse alum and current student hoped to see the flag of their homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, […]

  2. App developed at UW-Milwaukee helps explore Black history

    Image of the Blackistory app, which was scheduled to launch on Feb. 17.

    Deborah Blanks has turned a project she started for her son in grade school into a Black history app that will launch Feb. 17. It’s free and will be available in […]

  3. UW-Whitewater web resource enriches Hmong education across the U.S.

    Photo of Hmong education classroom (UW-Whitewater)

    “Many hands make work light; many ideas open the way.” —Hmong proverb The work of many hands and minds has made possible a virtual well of ideas related to Hmong […]

  4. UW-Eau Claire research team studies effects of alcohol on older people

    Photo of Dr. Doug Matthews and Quinn Petersilka, a freshman research assistant, collaborating with Mayo Clinic on research about the effects of alcohol on aging brains.

    While many senior citizens assume that having two or three drinks is harmless, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire research team has found that alcohol significantly affects older brains in ways […]

  5. UW-Stevens Point students serve on the front lines of the pandemic

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point's Veronica Pieters

    “I’ve seen more deaths in the last 10 months than any 21-year-old should.” This statement was made by Veronica Pieters, one of the many University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point health science […]

  6. UW-Madison: Bird’s-eye view of geology using drones offers new way to protect groundwater

    Photo of drone

    These days, researchers at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey are spending a little less time on the ground and more time in the air — looking at the […]

  7. Prairie restoration gives UW-Stout environmental science students better feel for their major

    Photo of UW-Stout environmental science students walking through a prairie at Menomin Park near Lake Menomin while doing plant research.

    On a recent fall morning, leaves falling through a blue sky, small groups of University of Wisconsin-Stout students walked through shoulder-high grass on a prairie. At Menomin Park, near Lake […]

  8. New Wisconsin partnerships focus on farmer health and well-being

    Photo of farmers in the field

    Photo credit: StockMediaSeller/Shutterstock.com University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and the Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) are partnering with agencies, organizations and others to provide education, resources, and support […]

  9. Spanish immersion class helps UW-Eau Claire Blugolds build connections in western Wisconsin

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire Spanish immersion class

    What do a western Wisconsin farm, a local coffee shop, a free medical clinic and a Catholic church have in common? They all attract Spanish-speaking community members from the Eau […]

  10. UW-Stevens Point program offers careers in caring for children when they need it most

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point students

    When a child is sick, needs emergency stitches or an MRI, a hospital or clinic visit can be scary. A child life specialist can ease the anxiety for both the […]