“… 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-Eau Claire programs help strengthen math education in western Wisconsin

    Photos of Karen Stuttgen in the classroom teaching and interacting with students at Fall Creek Elementary School

    As a math intervention teacher in Fall Creek’s elementary school, Karen Stuttgen spends her days helping struggling students achieve grade-level success by first identifying and then working to fill the

  2. UW-Stout student brings Swiss engineering experience back to hometown of Racine

    UW-Stout manufacturing engineering student Michael Guzman hikes in Creux du Van in Switzerland during a break from his Cooperative Education job duties.

    Menomonie, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Stout student Michael Guzman is experiencing what many UW-Stout students experience, hands-on work in a Cooperative Education placement. Guzman’s experiences are atypical however: He is

  3. UW-Milwaukee creates free app to help families and libraries encourage children to read

    Mom--Natasha Heinlein.3-year-old -- Eli Heinlein.Children's Librarian, Christi A. Sommerfeldt.Waukesha Public Library contact person: Angela Meyers.Story is about a new app from the App Brewery called 1000 Books that lets parents track the books they're reading to their preschool children, developed in partnership with the Waukesha Public Libraries. We have a mom and child who are willing to pose reading some books. I'd also like to get some photos of the head of the Waukesha public libraries demonstrating the app to a librarian or a mom

    Read the “Poky Little Puppy” to your toddler 58 times? Now there’s an app to track that. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Waukesha County public libraries collaborated on a free

  4. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds finding success in geospatial fields

    Graduates with geospatial skills are finding great success in a variety of businesses and industries as potential uses for the technology continues to grow. UWEC is responding to the demand for these skills by adding and enhancing its geospatial classes

    With the mapping business booming thanks to GPS and other technological advances, Continental Mapping Consultants – a long-established Sun Prairie-based company — expects its workforce to top 100 employees by

  1. Red-hot research: UW-Stout professor, Polish scholar join metals, ceramics to help aerospace industry

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    Menomonie, Wis. — It was midwinter in Wisconsin, but blazing heat was the focus of a Polish scholar’s two-week visit to University of Wisconsin-Stout. Natalia Sobczak, head of the Center for High-Temperature Studies at Foundry Research Institute in Krakow, Poland, was on campus Jan. 9-23 to continue — in person — her collaborative research with

  2. UW-Madison collaboration promotes well-being in the workplace

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    MADISON — Standing in front of a room of business professionals, Jill McDermott shares a number: two quadrillion – the number of megabytes of information broadcast daily. She pauses to let the audience reflect on how this inundation of information contributes to distractions in the workplace that can chip away at a person’s well-being and

  1. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds take on the ‘summer slide’

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    Once the final school bell rings in June and summer hits, kids have a list of fun activities to keep themselves occupied: baseball, swimming and biking to name a few. Although reading isn’t usually at the top of that list, 7-year-old Jack Barthen and his older brother, Carter, 10, eagerly added it through their involvement

  2. 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 last week’s session?” “Are any activities bothering you?” “That’s 10 repetitions, you’re doing great!” In the final semester of their doctorate of physical therapy program,

  1. 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 their writing skills to the test to apply for funds that would help local non-profit organizations such as the La Crosse County Aging Department, Capable

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

    McGregory and Kashian

    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 Kashian and Richard McGregory a two-year, $400,000 grant. Kashian, a professor of economics, and McGregory, assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and student success, call