1. UW-Eau Claire geography students gain geospatial skills, industry connections

    Photo of geography majors learning to use sophisticated geospatial technologies during a fieldwork class this fall thanks to partnerships with industry leaders.

    UW-Eau Claire geography students in a field studies class recently spent a day flying drones and using other high-end geospatial technologies at an Eau Claire area sand mine thanks to partnerships between the university and private businesses. The hands-on fieldwork

  2. New UW-Superior class helps veterans adjust to academic life

    Photo of aerial view of UW-Superior campus

    Setting foot on a college campus requires a great deal of adjustment for many students. Budgeting time for classes, studying, extracurricular activities and even just a few moments of rest and relaxation can be a stressful situation. The environment can

“… A system that performs as a system when it needs to, that has collective impact, that adds value to the institutions and to the state, that values the diversity of institutional type, and is respected and admired in Wisconsin and throughout the world not just as the University of Wisconsin, but also as the University for Wisconsin.”

UW System President Ray Cross
  1. UW-Platteville leads summit to address rural health care needs

    Photo of a UW-Platteville student working in a health lab

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville hosted an inaugural Health Care Summit on Nov. 8, engaging major stakeholders in the region in order to explore issues and needs in rural health care. “We want to explore how we – as higher education institutions – can collaborate to help fill those needs,” said Dr. Wayne

  2. UW-Madison students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control

    Photo of Melissa Farquhar (left) and Erin McGlynn, UW–Madison professional students, standing outside the Clarke mobile entomology lab, where they are working to identify mosquitoes to assist mosquito-control efforts following Hurricane Harvey. (Photos courtesy Erin McGlynn and Melissa Farquhar)

    As the floodwaters recede in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, millions of mosquitoes have emerged to blanket southeastern Texas, hampering recovery efforts and raising public health concerns about mosquito-borne diseases. To assist ongoing mosquito-control efforts, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students, Melissa Farquhar and Erin McGlynn, have flown to Texas to help trap and identify mosquitoes. Part

  1. UW-Green Bay students excel with Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program

    Photo of students participating in Gateways to Phoenix Success program, a free, high-impact, year-long experience for first-year students that provides the tools and support for college success.

    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has seen a dramatic expansion of its Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program over the last two years. The program now enrolls 234 students across 10 different GPS sections. This is an increase of more than 100 students since 2015. The only program of its kind in Wisconsin, GPS is

  2. UW-Milwaukee scientists played key roles in LIGO Nobel Prize victory

    Photo of Patrick Brady, Jolien Creighton, Alan Wiseman, and Xavier Siemens, who lead UWM's LIGO team. (UWM Photo)

    The names of UW-Milwaukee (UWM) scientists don’t appear in the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in physics, but they played major roles in the achievement for which the prize was given – the discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). UWM’s Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics is

  1. UW-Parkside library named Wisconsin Library Association ‘Library of the Year’

    Photo of UW-Parkside library

    The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) named the UW-Parkside Library, Library of the Year for 2017 for “distinguished achievement in service.” The WLA cited the successful Big Read program, an event that featured 50 community sponsors and a total of 2,500 people attending 40 events, as one example of why the UW-Parkside Library is so deserving

  2. UW-La Crosse PA partner program is prescription for area’s healthcare demand for 20 years

    Photo of the UWL-Gundersen-Mayo Physician Assistant Program, which has helped meet demand for PAs, particularly in the tri-state area. PAs examine, diagnose, treat, assist in surgery, and prescribe medication in hospitals to community health centers across the country.

    America is home to millions of aging baby boomers and more people with health insurance than ever before. That has helped push one profession in particular into the limelight. The physician assistant. Physician assistants practice medicine as one of three recognized types of healthcare providers along with nurse practitioners and physicians. The profession is repeatedly