1. Heartwarming turnout at UW-Superior’s William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center dedication

    Photo of the naming and dedication ceremony for UW-Superior's William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center held Nov. 28 in the recently refurbished space in Old Main, formerly known as the Multicultural Center.

    The naming and dedication ceremony for the William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center was held Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the recently refurbished space in Old Main, formerly known as the Multicultural Center. The room was packed with standing room only as current and former students, staff, faculty and community members gathered to honor the beloved […]

  2. UW-Superior hosts dedication ceremony for Medicine Wheel

    Photo of UW-Superiors new Medicine Wheel, dedicated fall 2018

    The University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) held a dedication ceremony on Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, Oct. 8, for the Maawanji’idiwin – “The Place Where We Come Together” Medicine Wheel and Community Gathering Area. The Medicine Wheel is located in the UWS courtyard near the Yellowjacket Union and is the first of its kind at any four-year […]

  3. Cancer research project provides UW-Superior students with hands-on experience

    Photo of University of Wisconsin-Superior assistant professor Dr. Jenean O’Brien, left, who is hopeful that her research will aid in better understanding muscle and immune development to provide insight into rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a devastating pediatric muscle cancer.

    Research involving zebrafish at UW-Superior could play a role in learning more about a pediatric cancer Fluorescent light illuminates rows of tanks organized neatly on three shelves. Small black and white fish circle about. As recirculating water bubbles, it’s a scene reminiscent of any pet store. University of Wisconsin-Superior assistant professor Dr. Jenean O’Brien has an interest […]

  4. UW-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute launches new major project to prevent spread of invasive species

    The Lake Superior Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Superior has launched the Great Waters Research Collaborative. Research will focus on preventing introductions and spread of invasive species by ships.

    The UW-Superior Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) announced the launch of its Great Waters Research Collaborative (GWRC), a major project devoted to assessing effectiveness of tools for sustainable industrial, commercial and public use of the nation’s Great Waters, especially green shipping. The project’s immediate focus is assessing the effectiveness of ballast water management systems (BWMS) at preventing […]

  5. New UW-Superior class helps veterans adjust to academic life

    Photo of aerial view of UW-Superior campus

    Setting foot on a college campus requires a great deal of adjustment for many students. Budgeting time for classes, studying, extracurricular activities and even just a few moments of rest and relaxation can be a stressful situation. The environment can be even tougher for student veterans. While the process of regaining familiarity with civilian life […]

  6. UW-Superior awarded $42,000 Ecofootprint Grant

    The University of Wisconsin-Superior is the recipient of an Enbridge $42,330 Ecofootprint Grant. Funds donated to the UW-Superior will support efforts to continue studying the microplastic sources to Lake Superior in the Superior and Duluth area being led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza with collaboration with undergraduate students at UW-Superior. Dr. Rios Mendoza has gained […]

  7. UW-Superior’s Jim Dan Hill Library wins Governor’s Award

    The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Jim Dan Hill Library recently received the Governor’s Award for Archival Achievement for the preservation of the Fraser Shipyards papers and technical drawings. “To me, this award honors not just the archive staff, but everyone who has been involved with this collection,” said Shana Aue, UW-Superior Special Collections and Archives Librarian. […]

  8. UW-Superior researcher warns of harmful effects of microplastics in Great Lakes

    professor and student wear wet suits on a boat

    When it comes to finding small plastic particles in the Great Lakes, nobody does it better than Dr. Lorena Rios-Mendoza. It’s a job she is passionate about, because the quality of the water and fish species depends on it.  “I like it because it’s something we can show the community, that we need to be […]

  9. 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 […]

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

    student peers into a microscope

    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 […]