1. UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire collaborate on printing services

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    Menomonie, Wis. — In a major move to increase efficiency and save taxpayer dollars, the University of Wisconsin-Stout will contract with UW-Eau Claire for printing services, ending the need for a separate print shop at UW-Stout. “The times demand that campus leaders look for new ways to save money,” UW-Stout Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen said.

  2. Sweet corn boosts state economy by nearly $130 million, study finds

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    All that sweet corn ripening in fields across Wisconsin produces an annual state economic impact of nearly $130 million when it’s processed, according to a new report from UW-Whitewater. “Value-added vegetables have an enormous economic impact in this state,’’ said Russ Kashian, a professor of economics and director of the Fiscal and Economic Research Center

  3. A CALS-trained teacher brings bioenergy research into high school classrooms

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    As students in Craig Kohn’s class at Waterford Union High School can tell you, you don’t need a grant or Ph.D. to do scientific research. A question and some curiosity are all that’s needed—along with a sturdy pair of gloves. Kohn BS’08, who earned degrees in biology and agricultural education at UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural

  4. Regional leaders applaud Board of Regents’ approval of engineering technology degrees

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a trio of new and collaborative engineering technology degrees July 12 designed to make a high-demand field more easily accessible to students in the New North region while also addressing manufacturers’ demands for new infusions of well-prepared engineering graduates. Students entering the new Leadership in Engineering

  5. UW-Stout Precollege Program introduces students to life at a university

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    A chef-prepared lunch awaited about 25 high school students in the Precollege Program. The menu included Caesar salad, baked chicken breast, potato, vegetable and cheesecake. The students would have to work for their appetizing meal, however. Before they could dig in at the Rendezvous classroom and restaurant at University of Wisconsin-Stout, the participants learned business

  6. Wisconsin’s “Brown Gold” Rush: Transforming manure to energy in America’s Dairyland

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    Earth’s petroleum stores are dwindling, but a Wisconsin project aims to produce energy from a resource that’s in little danger of running low: cow manure, or “brown gold.” The University of Wisconsin–Madison and several state companies, funded by a $7 million grant from the USDA Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), have partnered to pilot the conversion

  7. UW-Milwaukee and Madison leverage advanced technology partnership with Johnson Controls

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    Johnson Controls, the world’s leading automotive battery supplier, is helping to position Wisconsin as a worldwide leader in energy storage. The company has endowed a professorship, built cutting-edge research labs and funded graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The goal is to make groundbreaking discoveries and