1. UW-Madison: Canine TV preferences could lead to answers in protecting dogs’ eyesight

    Photo of Freya Mowat, UW-Madison, feature image

    Television: It’s not just for people anymore. These days, programming created specifically for dogs is more frequently popping up on our screens. YouTube offers a nearly endless supply of dog-centered […]

  2. Pandemic response: UWO researchers find better communication, clearer lines of authority needed

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    City managers and village administrators across the state say their experiences responding to the COVID-19 pandemic showed the need for better communication and clearer lines of authority regarding public health, […]

  3. ​UW-Stevens Point researching hemp farming for economic, environmental benefits

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point students Sydney Polich, Meghan Schimka, and Mike Ayensu-Mensah conducting research on hemp plants to learn more about how soil pollutants affect plant growth.

    One hundred years ago, Wisconsin was second in the nation for growing hemp. Grown mostly for its fiber and cannabidiol (CBD) oil, hemp is used to make rope, fabrics, plastics, […]

  4. Best in the nation: UW-Whitewater student org that focuses on mental health wins Chapter of the Year

    Photo of message on heart: "Don't be too hard on yourself"

    When Kelsey Pacetti discusses the importance of mental health — and fighting stigma around a topic that can be uncomfortable to talk about openly — she’s speaking from personal experience. […]

  5. Obesity documentary wins top Wisconsin broadcast award

    Brooke Shepherd, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has earned a top award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) for her reporting on obesity in western Wisconsin. […]

  6. A science trailblazer retires: Stem cell researcher James Thomson’s legacy changed the future of biology

    Photo of James Thomson, who says the unique landscape at UW–Madison helped stem cell science thrive in ways that aren’t possible at most universities. DAVID NEVALA FOR THE MORGRIDGE INSTITUTE

    The developing human body will eventually grow from a tiny two-celled zygote to a massively complex system comprising more than 37 trillion cells. If a single cell represented one second […]

  7. Blugold ‘shoots for the stars’ as his journey takes him from homeless to medical school

    Photo of Dr. Kurt Wiegel (left) and Broc Kelley, who have worked together on synthetic organic chemistry research for more than a year. Kelley has earned a full scholarship to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    Dr. Kurt Wiegel has been teaching chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for more than 20 years, so it takes a lot for a student to surprise him. Still, […]

  8. From firefighter to nurse, this Marinette Campus student aims to serve

    Photo of Riley Autore, a sophomore at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

    World, meet Riley Autore, a sophomore at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. Challenges and obstacles are no match for this adventurer who is working to become a nurse. She’s had to […]

  9. Fish and frogs may hold the secret to reversing blindness in humans

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    When a person’s optic nerve is damaged, by disease or injury, their eyesight goes with it. The nerve can’t be healed, and blindness is permanent. That’s not the case for […]

  10. Blugolds come together to provide hearing screening to young children in Arcadia

    Photo of Carissa Phelps, a CSD second-year graduate student, Hope Wachholz, an undergraduate Spanish interpreter, and Arcadia Childcare Center director Jolynn Bourland working together to complete a young boy’s hearing screening. (Submitted photo)

    Earlier this month, a team of Blugolds — including future speech-language pathologists and Spanish interpreters — worked together to give hearing screenings to young children in Arcadia, where more than […]