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May 1, 2015
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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.
- Model helps Wisconsin city planners prepare to weather large storms March 31, 2015 How society should respond to climate change may be a global-scale debate, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers know that preparing for climate change's impact on weather is a profoundly local problem.
- UW engineer models groundwater to help farmers at home and abroad March 30, 2015 Argentina might seem a long way to go for an environmental engineer seeking to better understand land use in Wisconsin. But there are some surprising parallels between the two countries' histories of land use and ecohydrology.
- Annual rankings rate health of Wisconsin counties March 25, 2015 Ozaukee County ranks healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee County ranks least healthy, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
- UW and M-WERC expand Wisconsin’s energy industry March 23, 2015 Researchers at the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an industry partnership that promises to create jobs here in Wisconsin.
- Here comes HAWC: New observatory to seek out gamma rays March 20, 2015 High on a sleeping Mexican volcano, a new particle astrophysics observatory is about to blink to life, commencing an all-sky search for very high-energy gamma rays - a search that could greatly expand the catalog of known gamma ray sources and chip away at the mystery of the cosmic rays that constantly bombard our planet.
- For UW-Madison scientists, Northern Wisconsin serves as a lab and a classroom March 19, 2015 For the past decade, Ankur Desai has been working with collaborators from across the country to study the uptake and emission of carbon in northern Wisconsin’s forests, wetlands and lakes.
- Science Expeditions opens doors to UW-Madison research March 20-22 March 17, 2015 Science Expeditions, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 13th annual science open house, will open the doors of dozens of campus attractions — and the expertise of scores of researchers — to thousands of curious visitors March 20-22.
- UW-Madison partners with communities, nonprofits to address urban food insecurity March 9, 2015 Food insecurity has implications for health, community stability and local economies, and an interdisciplinary team of UW-Madison researchers has launched a project to study ways to boost the availability and consumption of healthy food in urban communities. The project is focusing initially on Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit, three cities where food insecurity is considered extensive.
- UW finds strategies to increase number of organic grain farms in Wisconsin March 5, 2015 While the $35 billion U.S. organic industry continues to expand at a brisk pace, organic grain production is not keeping up with the growing demand for organic livestock feed and value-added food products, according to a new report on Wisconsin organic agriculture.