“… 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

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  1. Labor relations ‘get real’ in this unique UW-Milwaukee program

    Roof top shots a roomshots of Sandburg hall

    In the case of the School of Continuing Education’s Labor Relations Management certificate – those who can, also teach. And what they teach, it turns out, can’t be taught by

  2. State investments in brownfields yield 14-fold return, UW-Whitewater study finds

    UW-Whitewater Study: The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Wisconsin’s Brownfields Investments

    Efforts to investigate, clean up and redevelop Wisconsin brownfields, fueled by $121.4 million in state grants and leveraged by local and federal incentives, have cumulatively recouped $1.77 billion, a more

  3. UW-Milwaukee lands share of $20 million NSF grant to help make safer nanoparticles

    Freshwater Sciences Professor Rebecca Klaper and her colleagues at the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology have received a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to help develop safer, more sustainable nanoparticles. The particles are already used in hundreds of products ranging from sunscreen to sporting goods. (UWM Photo by Derek Rickert)

    Man-made nanoparticles are bits of material included in hundreds of products ranging from sunscreen to sporting goods. But what happens when something so small gets into the environment? Scientists still

  1. Learning by growing: Students dig into sustainability at UW-Sprout Campus Garden

    The UW-Sprout CSA Campus Garden is photographed Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Pictured is Brianna Shea, a environmental science sophomore from Hartford, WI, harvesting parsley. (UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — On a recent summer morning, sun shining, University of Wisconsin-Stout students picked cucumbers, patty pan summer squash, dragon tongue bush beans, parsley and other items from a well-tended row garden on north campus. After washing the vegetables and herbs in basins filled with water, three students loaded the day’s bounty into coolers,

  2. Positive partnering: UW-La Crosse students analyze labor market for area businesses

    During spring semester, students in a UW-La Crosse Labor Economics course assisted community clients with labor market research. Here UWL students Shaun Fleischhacker and Marissa Eckrote, both right, meet with client, Sarah Fecht, vice president of human resources at Community Credit Union, for a round table discussion.

    UW-La Crosse (UWL) business student Shaun Fleischhacker helped solve a problem for a La Crosse business: how to expand its applicant pool in a competitive market. He learned how to apply economic models, write business reports and communicate with real-world clients. Moreover, he gained a new appreciation for what he can do in his field

  1. UW-Eau Claire: Great Lakes grant to fund 225 new STEM internships in Chippewa Valley

    UW-Eau Claire biology major Allison Ban-Herr helped locate and identify invasive plant species as an intern with Beaver Creek Reserve in rural Fall Creek.

    As college students approach graduation, many realize that landing a job in their field will require more than what they’ve learned in the classroom. On top of a college degree, employers also seek relevant experience in job candidates. UW-Eau Claire students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields soon will see 225 new internship

  2. Healing powders: UW-Stout Discovery Center helps new business bring products to market

    From left, Aunt K’s All Natural Remedies owners Kay Widule and Sharon Horstman discuss their product with Roger Gehring of UW-Stout’s Discovery Center.

    Menomonie, Wis. — When Kay Widule was a young mom, her baby daughter had a painful diaper rash. Widule and her mother tried several over-the-counter and prescription products with no luck and even adverse effects. They feverishly began experimenting in the kitchen, came up with an all-natural powder and put it on little Adrea Widule’s

  1. Pow wows to film fests, UWM student’s chronicle of a culture finds an audience

    UWM student filmmaker Sky Hopinka explores Ho-Chunk family and heritage in his prize-winning experimental film,“Jáaji Approx.”

    In “Jáaji Approx.”, filmmaker Sky Hopinka takes viewers on an abstract journey through places, time and a life. The seven-minute experimental film, which has already won a number of awards, combines breathtaking scenery, Ho-Chunk stories and music and an exploration of the bond between father and son. Hopinka, a filmmaker enrolled in graduate school in

  2. UW-Eau Claire Blugold research team strive to save a dying language

    Senior economics major Kristina Hoyt co-presented the Walloon language research project poster at the 2015 CERCA event.

    When UW-Eau Claire Blugolds graduate, many of them have bragging rights to some pretty impressive accomplishments. The university has seen Washington Post interns, international field researchers, Fulbright scholars and a recent Rhodes Scholar, to name a few. Now, three Blugold seniors set out to achieve a goal the campus has not yet seen — saving