Stories indexed under: The Wisconsin Idea
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- Study helps state identify family risk factors for child abuse July 1, 2015 A new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs may help Wisconsin prevent more cases of child abuse by detecting patterns associated with cases returning to the system after initially being screened out.
- Military Kids University offers fun – and understanding June 16, 2015 The third annual Military Kids University held June 12-14 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The family camp is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development and the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center.
- UW announces Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant winners June 16, 2015 Monica Macaulay, a professor in the Department of Linguistics, has been working with the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin for 17 years on language preservation projects. The tribe’s language is seriously endangered, with fewer than a dozen native speakers left — all of them elderly.
- GlovesOn program trains Wisconsin surgeons in latest operating techniques June 12, 2015 An innovative surgical training program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently hosted its 125th participant, making it one of the nation's most active surgical training programs for practicing surgeons - and the only program of its kind in the state.
- Wisconsin engineers contribute to Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam discussion June 11, 2015 UW-Madison researchers aim to bring empirical data and a multidisciplinary perspective to discussions about the construction and eventual management of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which will be the largest hydroelectric dam in Africa.
- Collaboration with Wisconsin plastics manufacturer yields industry and research advances June 10, 2015 For University of Wisconsin-Madison plastics engineer Tim Osswald, the Wisconsin Idea is about taking the extra step: taking research out of the lab.
- All aboard for Center for Limnology’s 4th annual Hasler Open House June 9, 2015 The state of Wisconsin is defined by lakes and so is the University of Wisconsin. In fact, the UW-Madison campus runs along the shoreline of Lake Mendota, the "birthplace" of limnology (the scientific study of lakes) in North America.
- UW-Madison’s first enologist will aid wine and cider industry in Wisconsin June 8, 2015 Wisconsin is known for fermentation, like its cheese, craft beer and pickles. But it's also been working to add even more to that blossoming list: wine and cider. The Badger State's 110 wineries and commercial cider makers now have a new resource to help them compete: Nick Smith.
- School absenteeism correlates to lower test scores, analysis shows June 5, 2015 Children missing school likely means they score lower on academic achievement tests, a new study from the La Follette School of Public Affairs finds.
- Students devise strategies to ease income volatility June 3, 2015 Ways to help individuals battered by income volatility are outlined in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
- 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.
School of the Arts at Rhinelander offers workshops in a unique setting
May 1, 2015
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