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News Packages for May 20, 2024

Photo of UW-Eau Claire student Albert Lin

UW-Eau Claire student, firefighter Albert Lin serves the greater good

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire biology student Albert Lin did not expect his undergraduate experience to include fighting fires and saving lives.

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Photo of a tour of the Connected Systems Institute at UWM, UWNS, May 20, 2024

UW-Milwaukee to house nation’s first Microsoft AI lab focused on manufacturing

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Connected Systems Institute, as part of Microsoft’s $3.3 billion investment in southeast Wisconsin, will house the nation’s first manufacturing-focused AI Co-Innovation Lab.

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Photo of UW-Platteville sign, UWNS, May 20, 2024

UW-Platteville announces new transfer agreement with UCLA Extension, new emphasis

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces a new transfer agreement with the University of California-Los Angeles Extension. Students who complete the Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering certificate with UCLA Extension can automatically transfer 12 credits to UW-Platteville’s online Master of Science in Engineering program. In addition, UW-Platteville is adding an aerospace manufacturing engineering emphasis to its online master’s program.

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News Packages for May 13, 2024

Photo of UWM graduate, UWNS, May 13, 2024

Soon to graduate at 72, student reflects on the life lessons she’s learned

JoAnne Potter is 72 years old. That makes her among a very small group of older seniors working on a bachelor’s degree at UW-Milwaukee, and almost certainly the oldest student ever in the Honors College. She’s set to graduate this month with her bachelor’s degree, 55 years after she first began college.

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Photo of Dany Jacob, UWL assistant professor of French, UWNS, May 13, 2024

From classroom to career: Creative projects bridge language learning and professional success

Introducing yourself and learning how to order food in a foreign language are some of the basics of French language education. But UW-La Crosse Assistant Professor of French Dany Jacob wants students to finish his classes with much more than this.

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Photo of Morgan Goff, a junior conservation and community planning major at UW-Stevens Point, UWNS, May 13, 2024

UW-Stevens Point internship creates path towards land conservation careers
An internship at the North Central Conservancy Trust in Stevens Point has given University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point junior Morgan Goff a variety of opportunities to learn about non-profit work.

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News Packages for May 6, 2024

Photo of UW-Stout film students on location in Montana, UWNS, May 6, 2024

Video production seniors shoot Western short ‘Ghosts of Gold Creek’ in Montana

Traveling 1,200 miles from Menomonie, Wis., to Anaconda, Mont., nine UW-Stout students recently hiked through snow-dusted mountain meadows, wooded gulches, and streams to film a Western short.

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Photo of UW-Eau Claire sports youth camp, UWNS, May 6, 2024

Scheels Sport For All Camp to provide multisport experience for youth

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire athletics is partnering with Scheels Sporting Goods to provide opportunities for boys and girls to learn leadership through athletics in a positive multisport camp experience.

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Photo of partnership between UWRF and CVTC, UWNS, May 6, 2024

Reaffirming a commitment to students

Holly Hufnagle will continue her academic career at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls beginning in the fall, when she will pursue a degree in biomedical and health science. She is one of many students who begin at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) and then go on to further their education at UW-River Falls, a process made easier because of an agreement established three years ago between the two schools.

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News Packages for April 29, 2024

Photo of UW-Stout dance students, UWNS, April 29, 2024

Design students collaborate to combine couture, dance, video game

Collaboration across disciplines is just one part of the polytechnic experience students receive at UW-Stout. For students in the game and fashion design programs, recent collaborations even crossed over into athletics, as they worked with members of the Blue Devils dance team on two projects.

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Photo of UW Oshkosh app, UWNS, April 29, 2024

Been there, flown that: UWO software engineering students develop airport-logging app for pilots

Now that it has taken off, a class of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh software engineering students hope a new app they developed to help pilots track their airport stops keeps ascending.

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Photo of UWL alumnus Ryan Jennings, UWNS, April 29, 2024

Beyond the textbooks: How Ryan Jennings, ’23, is bridging languages and cultures in Independence, Wisconsin schools

Ryan Jennings is a 2023 Spanish Education alumnus of UW-La Crosse. A high school Spanish/English teacher, Jennings spends his prep periods teaching younger students about Spanish language and culture.

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