Friday, June 16, was the grand opening of the UW Campus Food Shed, a unique project started by UW–Madison senior Hannah DePorter who is majoring in conservation biology and environmental studies. The program will give students and faculty access to free vegetables and produce, stocked by UW agriculture researchers and local farms with excess crops.
In mid-June, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will welcome 25 young African leaders to campus, representing 20 countries and diverse professional fields including healthcare, law, journalism, social services, human rights and public administration.
Projects both large and small will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state, thanks to grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. This year, eight grants were awarded as well as 10 mini-grants encouraging innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects.
Many expectant mothers worry about the physical pain that accompanies labor and childbirth. New research suggests that including mindfulness skills in childbirth education can help first-time mothers cope with their fears.
The Kindness Curriculum helps students focus on their minds and bodies, while also adding elements of kindness and empathy. Created by Dr. Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it incorporates elements of mindfulness, allowing students to be more in tune with their surroundings and their bodies.
The Capital Times’ charitable arm, The Evjue Foundation, is awarding $322,500 in grants to 30 different programs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition to the 30 grants for UW, the foundation’s directors also approved $1,166,500 in grants to 82 community projects. In total, The Evjue Foundation is awarding nearly $1.5 million to better the community.
"Fueling Discovery" is a joint effort of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science and the Wisconsin State Journal. This special section features essays from faculty members across the college about their groundbreaking research.
The goal of UW2020 is to stimulate and support cutting edge, highly innovative and groundbreaking research at UW–Madison and the acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will open new avenues for innovative and significant research.