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News Packages for December 4, 2023

Photo of Dr. Kong, UWNS, December 4, 2023

UW-Eau Claire’s Chinese program receives national award

The Chinese program at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire has received a national award from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

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Photo of David Elzinga, UWNS, December 4, 2023

Mathematics in motion: Mathematical models answer farmers’ questions about infectious disease

David Elzinga, a UW-La Crosse assistant professor of Mathematics & Statistics, has a history of using math to help animals survive. From moose suffering from too many ticks to bats with fungal infections, Elzinga has developed mathematical models to answer a plethora of questions biologists have about the spread of disease.

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Photo of UWM student Scott Sutton, UWNS, December 4, 2023

Second chance program helps UWM students finish what they started

Over the summer of 2023, UW-Milwaukee started the Access to a Second Chance program to help students who have “stopped out” before completing their degrees. Among other incentives, the program provides financial grants and support from a re-entry coach for the return to classes.

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News Packages for November 27, 2023

Photo of UW Oshkosh Women's Soccer Team, UWNS, November 27, 2023

Titans soccer makes supportive IMPACT in Oshkosh girl’s cancer journey

A 9-year-old has an entire team of support—like a troop of older sisters—as she completes cancer treatments. “We were super excited to have Hallie Johnson join our team this year through (the program) Team IMPACT,” said UW Oshkosh Women’s Soccer Head Coach Erin Coppernoll. “This was such a great way to connect and be real with someone whose life we can learn from. Hallie will forever remind us to be young and live each day to the fullest.”

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Photo of UWL student whose work is being displayed in national art exhibit, UWNS, November 27, 2023

Bringing emotion to life: UWL student’s artwork accepted into national exhibition

UW-La Crosse student Marlie Voigt has a passion for printmaking. In November, that passion will be noticed on a national level. 

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Photo of UW-Whitewater student who won a national audio award, UWNS, November 27, 2023

Warhawk Angie Carchesi earns national award for audio feature
Angie Carchesi of Franklin, Wis., has shown impressive versatility and talent in digital media during her time at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. In her three-plus years on campus, she has won four awards each from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Wisconsin Community Media for her TV and radio work.

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News Packages for November 20, 2023

Photo of new helmet liner system prototype that Team Wendy manufactured as a direct outcome from PANTHER research, UWNS, November 20, 2023

With $15M boost from U.S. Navy, engineers will help detect, prevent traumatic brain injuries

With new funding from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, an interdisciplinary initiative led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison will continue to grow its research on concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.

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Graphic rendering of welcome and community space at the expanded UW-Stout Recreation Complex, which will be named after Dallas and Edye Pankowski, UWNS, November 20, 2023

Pankowskis’ record $5M gift provides major boost to Recreation Complex renovation

Staying physically fit, active and inspired by the world around them is a way of life for Dallas and Edye Pankowski. Dallas, a University of Wisconsin–Stout alum, and Edye, a Menomonie native, are supporting the upcoming Recreation Complex renovation at UW-Stout with a gift of $5 million — the largest in university history. Their hope: Inspire students and others to be active and pursue a healthy lifestyle.

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Photo of Superior area high school girls who participated in the math-focused Sonia Kovalevsky Day, UWNS, November 20, 2023

Sonia Kovalevsky Day at UW-Superior provides mathematical inspiration

In only its fifth year, the University of Wisconsin–Superior’s Sonia Kovalevsky Day has helped open the world of mathematics to high school girls throughout the region.

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News Packages for November 13, 2023

Photo of reunion of UWL PomPons, UWNS, November 13, 2023

Still marching — 50 years later: PomPons mark half-century since Orange Bowl performances

Members of the 1973-74 UW-La Crosse PomPons marched in the La Crosse Oktoberfest parade this September — 50 years after their memorable appearance at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

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Photo of UWM virtual reality demonstration, UWNS, November 13, 2023

UW-Milwaukee College of Engineering celebrates its renovated research spaces

UW-Milwaukee’s Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, which opened in 1971, recently underwent a two-year renovation of the ninth and 10th floors, with modern new spaces designated for research.

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Photo of Platteville's iconic 'M,' which UW-Platteville students are maintaining, UWNS, November 13, 2023

Student-led efforts reinvigorate Platteville’s ‘M’

For more than eight decades, the iconic “M” on Platte Mound has served as a symbolic tribute to the university’s mining history and a cherished outdoor space. Cade Klefstad, a senior construction management and construction safety management major at UW-Platteville, is leading initiatives to make sure it stays this way well into the future.

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