1. UW-Milwaukee physicist develops new diagnostic tools for prostate cancer

    UWM Physicist Sarah Patch and undergraduate research assistant Yazeed Qadadha use a "souped-up" FM radio transmitter to generate high-frequency pulses that can be detected with ultrasound transducers. They're using the technology to build 3D images of prostates in hopes of detecting cancer. (UWM Photo/Derek Rickert)

    Milwaukee — Cancer diagnosis has come a long way, with noninvasive diagnostic imaging largely replacing exploratory surgery. At UWM, physicist Sarah Patch is working on the next generation of diagnostic tools: thermoacoustic imaging. “I intentionally heat up an object a little bit, and it wants to expand because it’s heating up, so it generates an

  2. UW-Whitewater economic impact more than $407 million

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s annual economic impact on the region is more than $407 million. That’s according to a new study, which looked at the campus’s effect on the economy in Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties. Taking into account university spending on payroll, supplies and capital investments, and spending from students, faculty, staff and visitors,

  3. Picturing the story: UW-Stout art professor depicts children’s book characters in mural at elementary school

    MENOMONIE — If pictures are worth 1,000 words, a wall at River Heights Elementary School has plenty to say. The mural created by a parent and art teacher depicts characters from about 32 different books and 30 illustrators. Tami Weiss, who is the executive director of Arts Integration Menomonie, or AIM, and teaches art at