1. UW-Milwaukee microbiologist leads Lake Michigan’s cleanup crew

    Bradford Beach is enjoying a new day in the sun after aggressive cleanup and naturalization efforts improved water quality and boosted overall beach health. (UWM Photo/Derek Rickert)

    Lake Michigan was one of the things that drew Sandra McLellan back to her hometown in 1998, and she made a point of taking her son to the beach. Often. But the beach had changed since her childhood. Beautiful Bradford Beach on Milwaukee’s east side was contaminated by E. coli. At South Shore Beach, runoff […]

  2. UW-Whitewater geology student wins prestigious Goldwater scholarship

    UW-Whitewater senior and Goldwater Scholar Melanie Sorman, left, and her faculty adviser, Associate Professor Rex Hanger are shown with a 120 million-year-old ammonite fossil in a geology lab at UW-Whitewater on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Sorman has been working with a gamma ray spectrometer, which measures natural radioactivity in rocks and tells the oxygen level of ancient oceans. Hanger described the ammonite as an octopus-like creature stuffed into a coiled shell. Photo by Craig Schreiner.

    UW-Whitewater senior and Goldwater Scholar Melanie Sorman, left, and her faculty adviser, Associate Professor Rex Hanger are shown with a 120 million-year-old ammonite fossil in a geology lab at UW-Whitewater on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Sorman has been working with a gamma ray spectrometer, which measures natural radioactivity in rocks and tells the oxygen level […]

  3. UW-Parkside mobile app speeds process of sharing emergency information

    Ready Badger App developed by UW-Parkside students

    Emergency managers from across southeastern Wisconsin were on hand April 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for the debut of a mobile app designed to speed the process of gathering and sharing emergency information. Working with county emergency managers, the App Factory at UW-Parkside developed Ready Badger. According to Dr. Derek Riley, UW-Parkside assistant professor […]

  4. Studying savings: UW-La Crosse research uncovers potential solutions to city’s taxes

    The city of La Crosse commissioned John Kovari, a UW-La Crosse assistant professor of Political Science and Public Administration, to examine potential solutions to the city’s long-term high property tax problem. La Crosse mayor Tim Kabat says the study will be used as a blueprint to move the city forward.

    The city of La Crosse is an economic hub for the Western Wisconsin region, yet the majority of people who work in the city don’t live in it. Why? The No. 3 reason is La Crosse’s high property taxes, according to a 2014 survey of 8,000 people who work in the city. It’s a long-term […]

  5. UW-Stout’s Hospitality Leadership school ranked No. 10 in the world

    UW-Stout students serve food at a campus café as part of the Quantity Food Production class. The university’s School of Hospitality Leadership has been ranked No. 10 in the world by CEOWorld magazine.

    The School of Hospitality Leadership at University of Wisconsin-Stout is in exclusive company. The school has been ranked No. 10 in the world on the list of the 50 best hospitality and hotel management schools by CEOWorld magazine of New York. The 2015 rankings were released the week of April 4, 2016. The magazine considered […]

  6. UW-Milwaukee: A wrench fends off injury, feeds the economy

    The gas meters that measure energy consumption in buildings pose as great a threat to workers who service them as downed power lines do to electric utility workers. Left in place for decades, the meters are often painted over and rusted, making nuts difficult to budge. Heavy pipe wrenches can slip when workers apply excessive […]

  7. UW-Eau Claire’s innovative teaching brings real-world research into chemistry classrooms with help of prestigious grant

    UW-Eau Claire chemistry research students working with Dr. Sanchita Hati. From left: An Nam Hodac, Dr. Sanchita Hati, Lauren Adams and Ryan Andrews.

    A prestigious grant and an innovative teaching strategy by a pair of UW-Eau Claire chemistry professors will help increase the number of Blugolds who will graduate with real-world research experience. Dr. Sanchita Hati, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Sudeep Bhattacharyay, assistant professor of chemistry, received a $337,000, three-year grant from the National Institutes of […]

  8. UW spinoff tracks weightlifter safety, performance

    A Madison startup company that is only 14 months old has installed computerized monitors to track weightlifting by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh football team. The company that developed and built the monitors, WeightUp Solutions of Madison, was founded by Daniel Litvak, who is now a computer science senior at UW–Madison. “We are trying to get […]

  9. 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, […]

  10. UW-Milwaukee: Building a better way to supply energy

    It wasn’t a natural disaster or high demand that caused an electrical blackout in the northeastern United States in summer 2003. A high-voltage power line in Ohio brushed against overgrown trees, causing it to shut down, and touching off a domino effect of disabled lines. For the next two days, 50 million people in eight […]