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- Helping in the fight against avian flu May 27, 2015 Avian influenza has made headlines in Wisconsin and several other states in recent weeks. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) are on the front line in responding to and understanding the virus and providing critical testing for food producers and commercial and private flock owners.
- Starved for fire, Wisconsin’s pine barrens disappear May 26, 2015 A century spent treating wildfires as emergencies to be stamped out may have cost Central Wisconsin a natural setting that was common and thriving before the state was settled.
- Pasture partnership supports organic dairy farmers across Wisconsin May 19, 2015 In an effort to help improve the health of pastures owned by dairy farmers across Wisconsin and beyond, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have established a partnership with Organic Valley, the nation's largest organic farming cooperative, to study how to make pastures as productive, nutritious and sustainable as possible.
- UW–Madison microgrids help power industry in Milwaukee May 19, 2015 On the same site in Milwaukee where the A. O. Smith Corporation once built airplane and auto parts for the military during both world wars, University of Wisconsin-Madison energy researchers are using state-of-the-art microgrid technology to help revitalize Milwaukee's power industry.
- Amazing Grace: Singing in chorus helps Alzheimer's patients May 15, 2015 Dementia may have stolen some memories from the Amazing Grace Choir, but it sure hasn't taken their music. The chorus began last year as an outreach project of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute.
- UW-Madison researchers helping to attract Kickapoo Valley tourists May 11, 2015 The Kickapoo Valley is a picturesque area of western Wisconsin that attracts many visitors during the summer. But to improve economic development throughout this rural region, many residents and business owners want to lengthen the tourism season, and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are helping them make plans to do so.
- University Summer Forums invite community members to study chemistry, Chinese painting May 7, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison opens its doors to the community with the annual University Summer Forums from June through August. Offered free to the public, these four-week academic courses feature leading UW-Madison professors in an engaging classroom setting.
- UW–Madison’s benefit to state on display at Capitol May 6, 2015 Fans chanting “Badgers, Badgers!” can often be heard at the Kohl Center, but on Wednesday the refrain could be in the halls of the State Capitol as UW basketball players Josh Gasser and Nigel Hayes stopped in for a visit.
- Day at the Capitol highlights achievements from biotech to basketball May 5, 2015 UW-Madison faculty, staff and students representing more than two dozen programs will visit the Capitol on Wednesday, May 6, to show how the university brings the Wisconsin Idea to life across the state.
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- Linguist helps open doors to Wisconsin’s Pennsylvania Dutch communities April 29, 2015 For German Professor Mark Louden, translation isn't just about language. Through outreach with Wisconsin's Amish and Old Order Mennonite ("Plain") communities, Louden is working to break down stereotypes of these misunderstood groups - and to build stronger bridges between the state's different cultures in the process.
- Student fellowships will benefit communities across Wisconsin April 28, 2015 Launching a community market in Cross Plains. Using Shakespeare to inspire young writers in Green Bay. Teaching the value of conservation and green space in Hudson and Kenosha.
- Bigger bang for your buck: Restoring fish habitat by removing barriers April 28, 2015 A few years ago, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology created the first map of all the road crossings and dams blocking the tributary rivers that feed the five Great Lakes. These tributaries serve as migratory highways, providing fish like walleye and lake sturgeon access to headwater breeding grounds.
- Program helps address nursing shortage in rural Wisconsin April 23, 2015 About 16 students each year take a spring semester class in rural health. During the clinical, they work at free clinics, stage bike rodeos to promote helmet use and safety, help organize immunization clinics, work in a soup kitchen, ride along with sheriffs and EMTs, present health education programs, test beachwater and go along on restaurant inspections.
- Posters in the Rotunda event showcases student research April 22, 2015 POSTERS IN THE ROTUNDA SHOWCASES STUDENT RESEARCH
- Engineered softwood could transform pulp, paper and biofuel industries April 21, 2015 Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding, published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could improve the economics of the pulp, paper and biofuels industries and reduce those industries' environmental impact.
- Cramer named director of Morgridge Center for Public Service April 17, 2015 Kathy Cramer, a professor in the Department of Political Science and longtime active proponent of civic engagement and outreach at UW-Madison, has been named permanent director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service.
- Nursing students partner with Watertown to reduce dementia stigma April 17, 2015 On the streets of Watertown, University of Wisconsin-Madison nursing student Kathryn Gerber is learning about dementia and how a community can help remove the stigma that follows people with memory loss.
- New tool helps school nurses treat chronic ailments in 30 Wisconsin counties April 10, 2015 Lori Anderson, the daughter of an Oconomowoc school nurse, saw the daily challenges of school nurses even as a kid: not enough time, too few resources and isolation from peers.
- Advancing engineering for a better society: Los Alamos leader named UW-Madison Grainger Institute director April 6, 2015 In June, Dan Thoma will become the first director of the Grainger Institute for Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Funded in 2014 with $25 million from The Grainger Foundation of Lake Forest, Illinois, the institute is an incubator for transdisciplinary research in the UW-Madison College of Engineering.