Recent UW System News

  • UW System’s Math Initiative aims to improve overall student success (day 2 news summary)

    October 11, 2019

    SUPERIOR, Wis. – Traditional introductory math courses present one of the most significant barriers to degree completion for students in virtually all fields of study, but the University of Wisconsin System is working to change that. The UW System Math Initiative, which began in March 2017, is designed to help students receive relevant mathematics education […]

  • UW System Math Initiative focused on student success

    October 11, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Math Initiative has brought mathematics faculty, data analysts, advisors, administrators, and others together for a singular purpose: to support timely completion of introductory mathematics courses (gateway math) that are relevant to students’ majors or intended fields of study. This focus on math matters because virtually every student must fulfill […]

  • Regents hear about innovative, influential Literacy Link project

    October 11, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents heard a presentation from Ashland and Bayfield counties on The Literacy Link, a UW System–funded pilot project that connects children and parents in justice-involved families through literacy-rich experiences and environments. The Literacy Link pilot project is showing great promise as an approach that builds […]

  • UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour visits UW-Superior

    October 11, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen joined UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter for a breakfast with business and community leaders to discuss myriad ways the System and institution meet the needs of the state and the Superior community. It is part of a series of All In Wisconsin […]

  • News Around the UW System – October 2019

    October 11, 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently toured UW-Superior’s new ballast water treatment facility at the Lake Superior Research Institute. This one-of-a-kind facility gives researchers access to new information to protect the world’s largest body of fresh water from invasive species and other threats. This influential research is funded through the […]

  • Dairy Innovation Hub to harness expertise of UW System’s three agricultural programs (day 1 news summary)

    October 10, 2019

    SUPERIOR, Wis. – From improving human nutrition to assuring clean water to growing the farm economy while caring for animals, the Dairy Innovation Hub will harness the intellectual and creative power of three University of Wisconsin institutions to address the most complex challenges facing the state’s dairy industry, the UW System Board of Regents heard […]

  • UW System Board of Regents approves resolution recognizing UW-Superior freshwater research

    Lake Superior Research Institute helping Wisconsin become Silicon Valley of Water

    October 10, 2019

    SUPERIOR, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved a resolution of appreciation recognizing the outstanding research conducted by UW-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) and Great Waters Research Collaborative. The Research Institute and the Collaborative, a partnership of LSRI and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, seek to find innovative […]

  • UW Dairy Innovation Hub seeks solutions to challenges facing Wisconsin dairy industry

    Agriculture deans to address Board of Regents on Thursday at UW-Superior

    October 9, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—From improving human nutrition to assuring clean water to growing the farm economy while caring for animals, the Dairy Innovation Hub will harness the intellectual and creative power of three University of Wisconsin institutions to address the most complex challenges facing the state’s dairy industry. The Legislature allocated $8.8 million for the Dairy Hub […]

  • UW-Superior freshwater facility benefits Great Lakes, student research, and economic development

    By Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System and Renée Wachter, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin–Superior

    October 7, 2019

    For over 50 years, UW-Superior has been a leader in advanced research on freshwater bodies like Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes. From endangered species monitoring to beach and wetland management to aquatic toxicity testing, our faculty, staff, and students have been national leaders in studying and helping conserve these vital waters to benefit […]

  • UW System continues All In Wisconsin tour at UW-La Crosse

    October 2, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.— University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross, Regent President Andrew S. Petersen, and Regents Cris Peterson, Jason Plante, and Olivia Woodmansee joined UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow for a series of events at UW-La Crosse today in the third stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour, aimed at demonstrating the value the […]