1. UW-Superior researchers monitoring regional waters under EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

    The pavement abruptly turned into a gravel road. The road soon turned onto an ATV trail that narrowed until finally coming to a ford on the Iron River just north of Oulu, Wisconsin. There, the team of scientists and student employees from the Lake Superior Research Institute at UW-Superior parked their van, pulled on their

  2. UW-Superior scientists to examine treated ballast water’s effect on harbor

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    Determining how clean a ship’s ballast water must be to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species is the goal of the latest research partnership between the Northeast-Midwest Institute and the Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Using $415,000 recently awarded by the Northeast-Midwest Institute, LSRI Associate Researcher Matt TenEyck will

  3. UW-Superior now offers online program for Certification in Transportation and Logistics

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    People seeking jobs or promotions in the fields of transportation and logistics can earn professional certification through a new online program offered by the Center for Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The Certified in Transportation and Logistics online program is offered by UW-Superior in partnership with the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

  4. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College and UW-Superior to begin new program to prepare more Native American teachers

    A $1.1 million federal grant will enable Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College and the University of Wisconsin-Superior to launch a collaborative program to prepare more Native American teachers, including some proficient in the Ojibwe language. The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the first four years of the Lac Courte Oreilles

  5. UW System unveils first Flexible Option degree programs

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    Students will demonstrate competency based on variety of learning experiences MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System announced today the first degree programs that will be offered under its innovative UW Flexible Option starting in Fall 2013. The UW System is expected to be the first public university system in the nation to offer

  6. UW-L to develop math MOOC to boost college success

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    University of Wisconsin System officials today announced that UW-La Crosse will lead the development of a new “massive open online course” – MOOC – at the developmental math level, with a $50,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Once developed, the free online course, available to everyone, has the potential to help students

  7. EPA grants UWO another $1 million to make beaches safer

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced seven Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants – including two for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh – totaling more than $2.6 million, to improve water quality at Great Lakes beaches in Michigan and Wisconsin. The grants were announced Aug. 28 by EPA Regional Administrator and Great Lakes National Program

  8. Great Lake grant will boost Phuture Phoenix programs

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    GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Phuture Phoenix program has been awarded a one-year, $177,579 grant to expand and focus efforts to prepare disadvantaged middle and high school students in Northeastern Wisconsin for higher education. Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation (Great Lakes) announced the award Monday, Feb 20. Through community investments, Great Lakes

  9. Seven students, one hospital, and a productive collaboration

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a local healthcare provider in Green Bay, Wis., sought the services of the UW-Green Bay Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) to find sustainable solutions to some of its pressing environmental problems: energy and water consumption, waste disposal, recycling, etc. Over three years, seven UWGB graduate and undergraduate students worked as

  10. Regents discuss workforce challenges

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    The UW System Board of Regents examined workforce development, economic prosperity, and the ways that UW institutions affect the state’s economic health and vitality at their meeting on Nov. 8. Expert presentations illustrated national demographic and economic trends and how those forces may lead to workforce challenges. Separate reports from the Georgetown University Center on