1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. UW-Platteville student combines passions for history, costume design for unique research

    Photo of Emma Larson (pictured right) working with Senior Lecturer Sarah Strange.

    In a collaboration between the theatre program and history department, one University of Wisconsin-Platteville student recently had the opportunity to recreate a historical garment by researching 19th century American fashion using primary and secondary written sources, as well as the artifact collection at The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum. Last semester, Emma Larsen interned for Pioneer Players with […]

  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. Alumni Amanda and Marcus Reitz’s mission to deliver ‘Happily Ever After’ for companion animals started at UW-Green Bay

    Photo of UW-Green Bay alumni siblings Amanda Reitz and Marcus Reitz posing with a cat and dog at Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary (HEA) in Green Bay, Wis., on Dec. 4, 2023. Amanda founded HEA in 2006 while still a student, and Marcus joined as director of branding and development in 2015. (Photo by Joey Prestley / UW-Green Bay)

    From the front door of Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary (HEA) in Ashwaubenon, you can see the familiar silhouette of Lambeau Field rising above the skyline. It’s a feature siblings Amanda Reitz (‘08) and Marcus Reitz (‘03) point out with earnest pride for their hometown. They both grew up in the Green Bay area, went […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]