“… 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-Milwaukee physical therapy students help cancer survivors continue their recovery

    Carlynn Alt, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health Sciences, is a cancer survivor. She teaches students who work with cancer patients twice a week at Elite Sports Club in Glendale. Alt has found ways to use her own experience to inform her teaching and patient care. The work she and her students do is one of many examples of UWM’s community engagement.

    A trio of attentive UW-Milwaukee students is gathered around cancer survivors working through a series of stretches and exercises. The students question and encourage them: “How did you feel after

  2. UW-La Crosse students put practice to work for non-profits

    UW-La Crosse students make a difference in the community through class work with community non-profits including the La Crosse County Aging Department. From left, Senior Kaitlyn McFadden; Amy Brezinka, La Crosse County Aging Department; Senior Angelique Kane; Noreen Holmes, La Crosse County Aging Unit; Junior Alexis Merbach; and Senior Mikaela Kornowski.

    UW-La Crosse senior Angelique Kane finished a semester-long project that had an impact far beyond a letter grade. Kane and other students in her spring semester grant writing class put

  3. UW-Whitewater faculty secure $400,000 grant to explore minority banking

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    Aiming to increase economic development in disadvantaged communities of color, two University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty members just received a substantial financial endorsement for their work. W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded Russ

  4. UW-Superior interns gain experience and employment at local companies

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    Students from the University of Wisconsin-Superior are making a difference for businesses and schools throughout Superior and Douglas County – and all across the Twin Ports. In particular, a group of

  1. UW-Madison: Brenner team’s fertility monitor wins state competition

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    MADISON — Katie Brenner, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her team of co-founders won the 2015 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest in Madison for an app-based device to help women monitor their fertility. Brenner is a scientist in the lab of Doug Weibel, professor of biochemistry, and the pair co-founded bluDiagnostics.

  2. UW-Milwaukee provides a tasty treat for fish-eating zoo animals: live prey

    A bear at the Milwaukee County Zoo dines on fish raised by aquaculture researchers at UWM. (UWM Photo by Derek Rickert)

    Fred Binkowski raises tens of thousands of yellow perch each year in a lab at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, as he researches ways to improve methods of raising fish, called aquaculture. Binkowski has been hugely successful in figuring out how to make aquaculture more profitable and sustainable. But the fish he raises also are

  1. Blugold Beginnings, area organizations partner to offer summer youth camps


    School is NOT out — at least not all summer— for some 600 middle- and high-school students who will participate in camps offered this summer through the Blugold Beginnings program at UW-Eau Claire. The Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) Camp, which runs June 14-19, is the first of eight Blugold Beginnings camps to be

  2. Getting the Rift: UW-Stout students use virtual reality technology for game prototypes

    Students use the Oculus Rift in the Game Design and Development computer lab during winter term classes Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Students in the game design and development program will once again travel to L.A. to present their projects to the Jim Henson Company. This time, they are working with the Oculus Rift, a head-mounted virtual reality display.(UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — Virtual reality technology became a reality during winter break for 16 students at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Students in the Interactive Environments class worked with the cutting-edge device Oculus Rift as they developed ideas for two video games. The three-week Winterm class, in the new Bachelor of Fine Arts in game design and

  1. Snap-on rolls out safer industrial wrench developed at UW-Milwaukee

    Andy Lobo, director of product management and development at Snap-on Inc., demonstrates an ergonomic wrench designed at UWM. The wrench sold by Snap-on will reduce injuries among workers in the gas utility industry.

    Nearly 30 percent of worker injuries in the gas utility industry come from changing meters. Many of these are so severe they require surgical treatment. But now, Kenosha-based toolmaker Snap-on Inc. has introduced a new product created by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – an industrial wrench designed to reduce shoulder, hand and back injuries. Snap-on officials

  2. UW-Eau Claire: New way to create 3-D models has computer, education fields buzzing

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire assistant professor Dr. Chris Johnson, who created Madeup

    A new computer programming language for creating 3-D models is generating a lot of buzz in computer science and education circles. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire assistant professor who created Madeup — a program that allows people to code shapes and print them as 3-D models — is a tad surprised but very encouraged by