1. Dr. Wags: A four-legged friend joins college student clinicals, preparing students to work with clients who have service animals

    Photo of Rossi, who can help someone play a game of cards.

    Motivation and support come in many forms, including a cold nose and a warm heart. The UW-La Crosse Health Science Interprofessional Research Center recently welcomed its newest staff member: Canine Companions Facility Dog Rossi. Rossi is a smart dog and the first canine to become part of UW-La Crosse classrooms — specifically clinical classrooms where […]

  2. UW–Madison launches PharmD Early Assurance, opening door for more Wisconsin pharmacists

    Photo of School of Pharmacy students at their pinning ceremony in May. The ceremony marks their transition from didactic course work to full-time experiential learning. UW–Madison

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy is introducing a new program that aims to increase access to pharmacy school and train more pharmacists to help meet the health care needs of Wisconsin. The PharmD Early Assurance program provides conditional admission to the UW–Madison Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program for high school seniors who want to become […]

  3. UWM scientist uses brain scans to search for ways to ease the effects of trauma

    Photo of Psychology Professor Christine Larson and undergrad Alexandra Lato examining a brain scan on the computer. Telltale signs of trauma can be seen in brain scans of people who have visited the emergency department. "We've probably scanned over 1,000 people at MCW over the years," Larson said. "It still feels like a privilege to see what's happening inside people’s brains." (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    When people experience a traumatic event, such as injury in a car accident or physical violence, most will rebound with no adverse long-term consequences. For others, the trauma sets off symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that may last for years. UWM neuroscientist Christine Larson wondered why the effects of trauma vary so much – and […]

  4. History — on the waves: UWL professor, visiting scholar dive deeper into freshwater history

    Photo of Penelope Hardy, associate professor of history, conducting research on oceanic history globally. This summer she works with Visiting Scholar Gillian to create a collection of primary sources on freshwater waterways. Pictures, in addition to books, have helped the two researchers think of all of the different ways people have relationships with water from ice fishing to baptisms.

    Back in the late 1860s, Geologist John Wesley Powell traveled down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon describing natural wonders — powerful water, sandstone canyons and adventurous nights spent in caves. His finished diary, “Down the Colorado” would capture the imagination of Americans curious about life and travel out West. Powell’s trip was sponsored […]

  5. NSF grant funds UW-Eau Claire student-faculty plant pollination research in South Africa

    Photo of three biology students who worked with Dr. Nora Mitchell, an assistant professor of biology, in South Africa this summer collecting research data on plant pollination in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

    Dr. Nora Mitchell, an assistant professor of biology, and three University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire biology students spent a month in South Africa this summer collecting research data on plant pollination in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Chase Fillion, a senior ecology and environmental biology major from Hastings, Minnesota, called the immersion a once-in-a-lifetime experience […]

  6. Bank on Lamarr, UW-Green Bay graduate

    Photo of Lamarr Banks

    Lamarr Banks is not just a people person; he’s an entrepreneurial people person with a passion for business models, ideas, and technologies. As the Urban Hub Community Manager for the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Economic Development team, his role involves developing entrepreneurial programming and making connections between diverse personalities, opportunities, and resources. “I grew up in a […]

  7. UW-Stout’s largest solar panel array to date installed, boosting campus sustainability

    Photo of an aerial view of south campus academic buildings, displaying the Jarvis Hall Tech Wing solar panel array, lower right / UW-Stout

    Multibuilding energy conservation project also includes lighting and weatherization upgrades UW-Stout’s largest solar photovoltaic array to date has been installed at Jarvis Hall Technology Wing, part of a multibuilding solar and energy efficiency upgrades project. Contracted under Trane Inc., Eagle Point Solar of Dubuque, Iowa, recently installed 560 VSUN solar panels mounted on individually ballasted […]

  8. Research for better running: Want less impact on joints? UWL PT research shows a simple cue can make a big difference

    Photo of Kelsey Redman, left, who says the results of her research on impact forces in running has also informed the cues she gives herself as a runner with two half marathon finishes so far.

    The type of cues that female runners receive can significantly alter their running pattern and reduce the stress they put on lower body joints such as the knee and hip. A study from a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Physical Therapy graduate student found that the simple instruction to “land more softly with each footfall” is a more effective […]

  9. Internship fund helps UW-Eau Claire senior complete her final degree requirement

    Photo of Brianna Anderson, UW-Eau Claire graduate

    Over the course of this summer, the latest recipient of funding through the Eau Claire Internship Fund has completed a social work internship at the Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility in Chippewa Falls. Brianna Anderson of Eau Claire officially concluded her internship Aug. 4, marking the completion of her bachelor’s degree in social work at […]

  10. UW-Madison: Cancer diagnosis and treatment could get a boost from machine learning

    Thanks to machine learning algorithms, short pieces of DNA floating in the bloodstream of cancer patients can help doctors diagnose specific types of cancer and choose the most effective treatment for a patient.  The new analysis technique, created by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and published recently in Annals of Oncology, is compatible with “liquid biopsy” testing equipment […]