1. UW-Whitewater: Aspiring teachers bond through personal challenges, excitement for education

    UW-Whitewater students Rocio Aburto, left, and Adelaida Sisk work together in the "Non-Trad Pad" for nontraditional students in the University Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

    Adelaida Sisk looks across the table as she has coffee with mentee and friend Rocio Aburto. She can’t help but smile. Maybe it’s the glasses, short, curly hair or her obvious excitement for education. Sisk feels as if she is looking at a younger version of herself. As mothers, Latinas, paraprofessionals and aspiring teachers, the

  2. UW-La Crosse professor earns Innovator of the Year award for green chemistry contributions

    Robert McGaff, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the Innovator of the Year Award from WiSys Technology Foundation. Here he is pictured in the lab with Rachel Butler, one of his student research assistants.

    Mother Nature isn’t the only one happy about UW-La Crosse Professor Robert McGaff’s innovations in green chemistry. McGaff, Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the Innovator of the Year Award from WiSys Technology Foundation for his research that is making Earth-friendly chemistry more commercially viable. The inaugural award goes to just one innovator each year from the 11

  3. Anne Basting named UW-Milwaukee’s first MacArthur ‘genius’

    Theater professor Anne Basting has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, making her the first UWM faculty member to earn the esteemed MacArthur Foundation’s highest honor. Basting, 51, was one of 23 new fellows announced by the foundation late Wednesday night, and each will receive $625,000 to pursue whatever projects they desire. The unrestricted fellowships,

  4. Power tap: UW-Stout research, tenacity could bring electricity to more Malawi homes

    UW-Stout Professor Tom Lacksonen and Hastings Mkwandwire, a resident of Mzuzu, Malawi, observe one of Mkwandwire’s hand-built hydroelectric generators under a metal covering.

    Electricity could become a reality for more homes in a city in northern Malawi, Africa, because of a University of Wisconsin-Stout professor’s research and resourceful students’ problem-solving skills. Tom Lacksonen, an operations and management professor, traveled to the mountainous city of Mzuzu in January with manufacturing engineering and computer engineering student Josh Miller. Their mission:

  5. UW-Madison launches nation’s first rural obstetrics and gynecology residency

    Ellen Hartenbach, MD, director of UW-Madisons Rural Residency program

    Madison, Wisconsin – Faced with a nationwide shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists, especially in rural areas, the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has started the nation’s first rural-residency program to train and provide care to women in rural Wisconsin. Residency is medical training where

  6. UW-Extension Sustainability Student Perspectives: How I Brought Sustainability to My Air Force Base

    Nicholas Wengerd, a student in the UW Sustainable Management program

    I am an electrician and a member of the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Germany. You may wonder, how does a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management relate to my career? Some civilians may not know this, but the military is currently exploring ways to make its daily operations more sustainable. It’s all about doing more

  7. The importance of PAs: UW-La Crosse physician assistant program continues to fill health care shortage

    Students studying to become physician assistants learn skills that allow them to to fill many duties previously completed by doctors.

    When UW-La Crosse graduate Jessica DeBruyne decided to continue her education to become a physician assistant, she looked no further than her alma mater. Factors like a 100 percent pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam among graduates, small class sizes and a partnership with two leading healthcare institutions, made UWL’s program particularly

  8. Market Advice: UW-Stout dietetics student encourages healthy eating with Veggin’ Out program

    UW-Stout dietetics student Amanda Nass offers zucchini dessert squares at the Veggin’ Out booth at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Eau Claire.

    Menomonie, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Stout undergraduate student Amanda Nass is motivated to eat healthy food, including local vegetables, and wants to educate others to do the same. Since June, Nass has been volunteering two days a week with the Veggin’ Out program through the Eau Claire City-County Health Department. The program promotes farmers’ markets

  9. UW-Madison horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

    CALS horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

    Just as some seeds yield tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, others grow community and partnership. In a greenhouse in the northern Wisconsin town of Park Falls, all of those seeds are taking root with the help of UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) horticulture graduate student Michael Geiger, horticulture professor Sara Patterson and a

  10. UW-La Crosse exercise program brings community health, trains students for careers

    Long-term participants in the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program during an open house celebrating the program’s 45 years at UW-La Crosse. Kim Radtke, program director, is pictured at bottom right. John Porcari, the previous program director, is in the back row, far right.

    La Crosse resident John Zoerb vividly recalls when his heart attack hit 30 years ago. A heavy feeling came over him — like an elephant on his chest — as he sat alone in his business office at La Crosse Floral. Zoerb had enough strength to get up from his chair and drive himself to