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-Oshkosh invites Oshkosh 94 members for time of healing, remembering

    Photo of Sheila Knox, a member of the Oshkosh 94, who served on the Black Thursday Remembered committee. Knox was recognized Dec. 15 at Commencement with an Honorary Doctorate degree, in part for her work in preserving the story and legacy of the Oshkosh 94.

    Last fall at UW-Oshkosh was a time for sharing and healing. Fifty years ago, 94 African-American students were arrested and expelled after demanding improved experiences for students of color. The campus invited these students to return for midyear commencement and an emotional remembrance event. Chancellor Leavitt presented Sheila Knox with an honorary doctorate and recognized other Oshkosh 94 […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee helps traumatized veterans, with assistance from Shakespeare

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee's Feast of Crispian, a program to help veterans. UWM educates more military veterans than any other four-year college in Wisconsin.

    Charlie Walton has been searching for the words since the moment he touched down in Vietnam as an 18-year-old Marine. After a trans-Pacific flight filled with gung-ho songs from boot camp, a Viet Cong sniper welcomed Walton and his fellow recruits by picking off a lieutenant as he deplaned. On his first patrol, Walton was […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. UW-Madison offers today’s middle school students chance to study yesterday’s people of Aztalan

    Photo of recent UW-Madison alumna Sarah Taylor, squatting at center, and Aleesha Kozar, standing at center, demonstrating a method for accurately measuring square grids of land as groups of sixth graders visiting from Fort Atkinson Middle School tour one of four educational stations temporarily set up at Aztalan State Park, a prehistoric Native American site located near Lake Mills, Wis., during spring on May 24, 2018. Funded by a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Project Grant, the public outreach program is led by UW-Madison Anthropology Professor Sissel Schroeder, who has previously conducted several undergraduate archeological fields schools and research projects at the site. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)

    Middle school students visited an archaeological site at Aztalan State Park in southeast Wisconsin to learn how people lived 1,000 years ago. Children’s interest in archaeology was piqued at various stations, where they saw artifacts and discussed the process of excavation and radiocarbon dating. Funded by a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Project Grant, the public outreach program is led by UW-Madison […]

  6. Alumni share the delights of UW-Oshkosh with their grandkids

    Photo taken at UW-Oshkosh Grandparents University

    UW-Oshkosh’s Grandparents University is an educational program that brings grandparents and their grandchildren together for two fun-filled days of cross-generational exploration and learning. UWO alumni and other participants enjoyed sharing a chapter of their lives with a younger generation. More

  7. UW-La Crosse Language Resource Center collaborating with Gundersen Global Partners

    Photo of the area of Nicaragua where Gundersen Global Partners sends volunteers. A collaboration with UW-La Crosse allows health providers volunteering to the Central American country to improve their Spanish skills by conversing on a one-on-one basis with an advanced, Spanish-speaking student at UWL who plans to work in the medical field.

    The UW-La Crosse (UWL) Global Cultures and Languages Department has teamed up with La Crosse’s Gundersen Health System’s Global Partners to provide language conversation sessions for those wanting to improve their Spanish before volunteering to Nicaragua. The partnership stretches back nearly two years when Laurence Couturier, director of the UWL Language Resource Center, met with Liz Arnold, director […]

  8. UW-Platteville students to present research at Posters on the Hill

    Photo of researchers conducting archival research in the Southwest Wisconsin Room.

    Three students and two recent graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will present research they conducted last spring on the vital contributions of African American lead miners in Wisconsin at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 22nd annual Posters on the Hill event to be held in Washington, D.C. April 17-18. The project was one of […]

  9. UW-Stout food packaging, virtual reality projects earn state recognition

    UW-Stout graduate student Pratigya Thapaliya presented research at the WiSys innovation symposium on creating antimicrobial packaging for cheese.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Two projects with very different research goals — one to inhibit mold growth on packaged cheese and the other to create a virtual reality experience with art — have brought state recognition to University of Wisconsin-Stout students. At the WiSys annual innovation symposium, WSTS, held in July at UW-Platteville, graduate student Pratigya […]

  10. UW-La Crosse professor, student bring ancient culture into modern times

    UWL associate professor of archaeology and a student working together at a computer

    Engravings of potentially the world’s earliest writing. A bust of one of the most famous women of the ancient world. Mummified bodies from northern Europe’s Iron Age. These artifacts preserved in museums across the world are not easily transported to a UW-La Crosse archaeology classroom. Yet David Anderson’s students pass them around to get a […]