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The Division of Extension and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education are excited to announce the nine recipients of the 2022 Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grant. Now in its second year, this grant funding aims to promote collaboration with faculty across campus around Extension’s six focus areas: promote healthy relationships, empower […]
Do blooms also like it cold? Lake Superior researcher and international team of scientists help communities better understand harmful algal blooms. Research published in the scientific journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters and led by scientist Dr. Kait Reinl, Research Coordinator at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Superior, WI, challenges current understandings of […]
To further its community engagement mission and create a hub for collaboration, programming, and education UW–Madison Extension is moving to a new location just outside West Campus. Extension will be relocating to the former UW Credit Union Building at 3500 University Avenue in Madison. The building became available when UW Credit Union operations were moved […]
Returning for its third year, Elevando Wisconsin is a culturally relevant leadership development program within the UW–Madison Division of Extension designed to empower and connect Latinx and Spanish-speaking leaders in every community across Wisconsin. The program was co-created by Latinx leaders across Wisconsin to help participants develop and expand their professional networks while serving their […]
UW–Madison Extension recognized employees’ contributions at the Monona Terrace Convention Center on December 5–6, 2022. Dean Karl Martin presented the following awards: Excellence in Education and Outreach Awards: Danielle Nabak, Carol Bralich and Paul Roback Excellence in Equity and Inclusivity Award: Danielle Hairston Green Excellence in Research Award: Bret Shaw Excellence in Service Award: Nathaniel […]
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UW-Madison is a public university guided by public service. The Wisconsin Idea stipulates that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.
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UW President Charles Van Hise in 1905