1. From animal-loving UWEC undergrad to grad student at a top U.S. veterinary college: Q&A with Bella Thovson

    Photo of Bella Thovson, a four-year member of the Blugold swim and dive team, who completed a biology degree with a pre-professional health sciences minor in May 2023, and recently began her graduate program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

    A recent University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate currently is living out her dream of becoming a veterinarian, a goal she says she was able to meet thanks to her biology program preparation and out-of-the-classroom experiences she took advantage of as a Blugold. Bella Thovson, a four-year member of the Blugold swim and dive team, completed […]

  2. UW-Whitewater student geoscience research on Lake Superior draws on indigenous knowledge

    Photo of students on a field study gathering on the Lake Superior shore of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation for a bonfire summer 2022. Some of the undergraduate research projects worked on during the field study were accepted for presentation at the Geological Society of America Conference in Pittsburgh in July 2023. (Juk Battacharyya photo)

    The campfire light dancing on a circle of faces on the Lake Superior shore has a feeling of eternity — as if people have been huddling here for as long as there have been people and fire. Waves lapping at the shoreline keep their own eternal cadence. In the firelight are five University of Wisconsin-Whitewater […]

  3. UW-River Falls students begin training assistance dogs

    Photo of UW-River Falls student Grace Johnson showing Copper, a dog she will help train to be an assistance animal, her open hand after feeding him a treat after Copper and other dogs were dropped off at UWRF Sept. 14. Johnson is one of 21 students who will work with 10 assistance dogs on campus as part of the new Falcon FETCH (Fostering Education Through Campus Hosting) program. UWRF photo.

    Program involves living with, caring for canines on campus The 21 University of Wisconsin-River Falls students gathered outside the Lydecker Living Learning Center on Sept. 14 come from different places and have diverse future plans. They had gathered because of one commonality: their affinity for dogs. In fact, these students like dogs so much that […]

  4. NSF-funded UW-Platteville research looks to leverage strengths of non-traditional engineering students

    Photo of UW-Platteville engineering class

    Dr. Ganapathy Natarajan, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate professor of industrial engineering, is part of a team awarded a National Science Foundation grant to research ways to leverage the lived experiences of non-traditional engineering students in order to improve learning for all students in engineering classrooms. While much research has been done that focuses on the challenges of non-traditional […]

  5. Mental health master’s students witness how Portugal’s public health model benefits its people

    Photo of CMHC students visiting a mobile methadone unit in Lisbon, Portugal / Julie Bates-Maves

    Fourteen master’s students in the clinical mental health counseling program at UW-Stout traveled to Lisbon, Portugal, in August to learn firsthand about the nation’s coordinated public health model in treating substance use disorders. During the new, nine-day study abroad course, A Public Health Approach to Addiction in Portugal, led by Professor Julie Bates-Maves, students witnessed how Portugal’s policy on drug […]

  6. UW-Platteville celebrates 45 years of pioneering distance education

    Photo collage of UW-Platteville distance education

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has hit another milestone in its storied history as a pioneer in distance education. This year marks the 45th year the university has provided high-quality distance education to students across the globe. UW-Platteville has come a long way since the first distance education program was launched in 1978. At that time, […]

  7. Award-winning UWM undergraduate researchers get a head start on future

    Photo of Naomi Raicu working with Ionel Popa, associate professor of physics, studying misfolding proteins. Those misfolding proteins can lead to Alzheimer’s and other conditions. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Why do young people in rural areas become addicted to cigarettes, and how can this addiction be prevented? What is a treatment that can best combat triple-negative breast cancer with fewer side effects? What’s happening out in the universe that may change the way we understand the cosmos? Those are just some of the undergraduate […]

  8. Wisconsin Real Estate Program to add new graduate track in affordable housing and sustainable development

    Photo of UW-Madison real estate students

    This innovative new track responds to student and market demand A new graduate-level offering from the Wisconsin School of Business will meet demand for two of the fastest-growing topics in real estate: housing affordability and sustainability. Debuting in Fall 2024, the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics’ 12-credit affordable housing and sustainable development track […]

  9. Lake life: UWO students learn research skills while combating that ubiquitous blue-green algae

    Photo of ten UWO student researchers who learned how to collect data while discovering the value of a multidisciplinary approach to tackling a serious ecological issue this summer as part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Winnebago Pool Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms Project.

    Ten student researchers learned how to collect data while discovering the value of a multidisciplinary approach to tackling a serious ecological issue this summer as part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Winnebago Pool Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms Project. The endeavor is funded by a $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant. Learn more from the […]

  10. JS Global School from India visits UW-Parkside

    Photo of students from India visiting UW-Parkside

    Kenosha, Wis.-Thanks to the help and leadership of Dr. John Skalbeck, six students from India’s JS Global School, A Cambridge International, visited the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for a 2-week long Summer Camp during July and August. The students participated in a pre-college camp along with local students, the Environmental Explorers program and even a model […]