1. UW-Milwaukee researcher is taking a clean look: Examining the toxicity of new antibacterial additives to hand soaps

    Photo of Hongbo Ma, an associate professor of environmental health sciences in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at UW-Milwaukee

    Hongbo Ma used to think antibacterial soap was her friend – or, at the very least, her ally – if she thought of it at all. Ma, an associate professor of environmental health sciences in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at UW-Milwaukee, is an environmental toxicologist by training, dedicated to safeguarding human […]

  2. UW-Parkside professor and students help showcase local businesses

    Screenshot of The Root Magazine, created by UW-Parkside Professor Kristen Bartel and her digital photography students in support of local businesses

    UW-Parkside students in Professor Kristen Bartel’s digital photography class recently partnered with downtown Racine businesses to create The Root Magazine. In the new publication, which is named after the city’s historic river, UW-Parkside photography students use their creativity to help showcase the unique aspects of local businesses. The nonprofit initiative Visioning a Greater Racine invested […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Beginnings nationally recognized

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire's Blugold Beginnings

    UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Beginnings – which was recently recognized nationally – works to inspire underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation students to believe that a college education is possible. The program not only motivates K-12 students but also supports current Blugolds, improving their retention, grade-point averages, and graduation rates.

  4. UW-Green Bay community of learners developing leaders in First Nations Education

    Photo of UW-Green Bay community of learners developing leaders in First Nations Education

    With a 20-year history of teaching First Nations education and feedback from First Nations communities, UW-Green Bay has launched its first-ever doctoral program. The fully enrolled First Nations Education doctorate program—the only one of its kind in the state of Wisconsin—draws upon indigenous teaching methods of elders and oral scholars, as well as faculty expertise. […]

  5. UW-Parkside uses GIS mapping to help area elementary students walk to school safely

    Photo of a UW-Parkside GIS mapping course

    Walking to school safely can be a concern, especially in busy cities. UW-Parkside students in Dr. John Ward’s Geographic Information Systems course are using GIS mapping to develop  a safe walking route – known as a “Walking School Bus” – for Kenosha children and their adult volunteers (who escort the kids to and from school). […]

  6. UW-Stout helping to address statewide shortage of special education teachers

    Photo of Nick Grunseth, , an Eau Claire TV meteorologist who switched careers to work with special needs teens at Chippewa Falls Senior High School.

    UW-Stout is helping to address a statewide shortage of special education teachers. An alternative certification program has trained a dozen new teachers to date. One of those new teachers is Nick Grunseth, an Eau Claire TV meteorologist who switched careers to work with special needs teens at Chippewa Falls Senior High School.

  7. UW-Madison expands South Madison Partnership

    Photo of the UW-Madison South Madison Partnership (UWSMP), located at The Village on Park. UWSMP is an important resource for encouraging mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the South Madison community.

    UW-Madison’s South Madison Partnership will soon have four times the space to support its growth as a community resource. Currently, more than 1,000 people each month take part in the Partnership’s diverse programming, from educational courses to health and legal services. A new Odyssey Family Learning Center will serve whole families, empowering them to transform […]

  8. UW-Whitewater launches new program for students with disabilities

    Photo of a UW-Whitewater student fair offering services to students with disabilities

    UW-Whitewater continues to be a national leader in providing exceptional services to students with disabilities. More than 1,000 students identify as having a disability at UW-Whitewater. This past semester, the campus launched the LIFE program – or “Learning Is for Everyone” – which provides young adults who have an intellectual disability with a complete college […]

  9. Noel Compass Scholar Program at UW-Stevens Point supports learning, job experience for students of color

    Photo of Compass Award - UWSP group photo

    An innovative and inspirational scholarship program at UW-Stevens Point has opened doors to higher education for promising students of color at underserved Milwaukee high schools. For the last 23 years, the Noel Compass Scholar Program has been transforming lives and creating a strong support system for these students that lasts long after they graduate, thanks […]

  10. UW-La Crosse partnership supports parents

    Photo of some of the more than 100 UW-La Crosse students since fall 2013 have played a key role in helping to keep Gundersen’s parent programming running strong by providing the child programming that runs alongside the parent programs.

    More than 100 UW-La Crosse students are providing extra help for parents in the Wisconsin Coulee Region to raise healthy, resilient children. UWL students volunteer about 2,000 hours annually to keep Gundersen Health System’s parent programming running strong. They do this by developing and running adjacent programs for children to learn valuable social and emotional skills. Read […]