1. UW-Platteville instructor finds innovative way to deliver criminal justice course during COVID-19 crisis

    Photo of a dock being used as a virtual teaching crime scene for UW-Platteville forensics students

    During the COVID-19 crisis, University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty and staff have risen to the challenge by adapting and designing novel ways of realigning course delivery to ensure students continue to receive an outstanding, rigorous education, including hands-on learning experiences. One instructor who developed an innovative way is Dan Román, lecturer of forensic investigation at UW-Platteville, who modified […]

  2. UW-Stout online labs in computer networking keep students on track

    Photo of UW-Stout junior Joshua Ferkans

    University of Wisconsin-Stout junior Joshua Ferkans misses seeing his professors and fellow students while studying computer networking and information technology this semester. UW-Stout is using alternative learning methods because of the COVID-19 virus. However, his CNIT laboratory class moving to an alternative learning method went smoother than the Roberts resident expected and had some added benefits to […]

  3. Teaching from afar: UW-La Crosse finds creative ways to engage students remotely

    Photo of Colin Belby, associate professor of Geography, taking students on a virtual field trip to Bohemian Valley near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Belby uses a GoPro to record labs for his Earth Surface Processes and Landforms class.

    Masks made from paper bags. Outreach to local nonprofits. Remote connections to cutting-edge software. This is how some UW-La Crosse faculty are engaging their students in remote or online formats in the age of COVID-19. “Teaching online takes months of planning and preparation, and we had to make the change in just a couple weeks,” […]

  4. UW-Stevens Point is cooking up something special for students

    Photo of UW-Stevens Point instructor Deborah Tang, teaching cooking through online videos

      When COVID-19 took her food and nutrition students out of their kitchen classroom, a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty member brought her kitchen to them. Senior Lecturer Deborah Tang has been cooking up videos in her own kitchen since the end of March to share with the 12 students in her Introductory Foods class. […]

  5. UW-Platteville student creates a community-wide mutual aid and care network

    Photo of University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Kayla Golden

    When classes are in session, University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Kayla Golden usually finds herself busy, whether it’s with her electrical engineering coursework or conducting research on the latest transistor technology. So, when the university made the recent decision to extend spring break for a week, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Golden found herself with […]

  6. UW-La Crosse alumnus works on cracking the coronavirus code

    Photo of Peter Thielen, front, working with Tom Mehoke on immediate sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, the virus that causes COVID-19, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital molecular diagnostics laboratory. Johns Hopkins APL / Ed Whitman

    As world awaits vaccine, UWL alumnus works to sequence virus’ genome. A UW-La Crosse alumnus is on the front lines of an effort to understand — and ultimately defeat — the virus that causes COVID-19. Peter Thielen, 2005, is a molecular biologist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. As millions […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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.

  10. 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. […]