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UniverCity Year program, Green County partnership to offer ‘real world’ experiences for students

The Badger Herald | Sept. 4, 2018
As another year closes on the UniverCity Year program, a new partnership between Green County and the University of Wisconsin was announced as a way to find practical solutions to community based-issues.

UW–Madison, Green County launch UniverCity partnership

UW-Madison | August 16, 2018
Finding practical solutions to community-based challenges is at the heart of a new three-year partnership between Green County and the UniverCity Year program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison that will kick off Aug. 21 with a gala event at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center.

Is Green County ready for the human spark plug (PDF download)

The Monroe Times | July 27, 2018
Rebecca Ryan will return to Green County to offer her compelling insights and help kick off the Green County UniverCity Year program.

Local Gov Matters podcast features UniverCity Year

The Wheeler Report | June 27, 2018
Gwyn Guenther, president of Wheeler Reports, talks with Gavin Luter, UniverCity Year director and Monona Mayor Mary O’Connor.

Eight projects win Baldwin grants

UW-Madison | June 12, 2018
The subjects of the eight projects selected for grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment are varied, but all will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state.

UW-Madison’s UniverCity Alliance names Gavin Luter as director

Global Health Institute | June 6, 2018
Gavin Luter has been named director of the UniverCity Alliance at UW-Madison, which connects students and educators with communities to solve local challenges.

In second year, UniverCity has students, faculty seek solutions to Dane County problems

UW-Madison | May 15, 2018
In its second year, UW–Madison’s UniverCity Year program directed 305 students and 16 faculty members across 11 departments to come up with ways to address Dane County’s housing gap, improve economic development, and protect its water quality.

Aspen Institute recognizes UniverCity Year-related course with 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Award

Wisconsin School of Business | May 8, 2018
Jaime Luque, an assistant professor in WSB’s Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, has been named a 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Award winner by The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program for an assignment addressing affordable housing in the Madison area.

UniverCity Year partners with Green County

UW-Madison | April 4, 2018
The UW–Madison program, aimed at improving the sustainability, resilience and livability of Wisconsin communities, will work with the south central Wisconsin county for the 2018-19 academic year.

Wisconsin Idea in action

The Cap Times | October 14, 2017
In a one-year partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dane County will attempt to harness the university’s resources by working with students and professors to develop possible solutions in four challenging areas the county faces.

Putting UW brainpower to work for Dane County

The Cap Times | October 5, 2017
For more than a century, our state has been guided by something called the “Wisconsin Idea.”

Welcome to Monona: Small-town charm with Madison right next door

Isthmus | July 27, 2017
In moving forward, Monona has taken full advantage of the brainpower at UW-Madison.

Dane County board passes UniverCity Alliance to collaborate with students

WKOW TV | July 13, 2017
UW-Madison students could soon be shaping local policies and helping with county projects after a bill passed Thursday night.

UniverCity Year celebrates yearlong partnership with Monona

UW-Madison | May 9, 2017
It’s called the UniverCity Year program, but it’s really an extension of the Wisconsin Idea.

UniverCity Year celebrates first year at UW-Madison

WKOW TV | May 3, 2017
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is celebrating a milestone with one of its new programs.

UniverCity Alliance: Providing resources and saving money for Wisconsin cities

UW-Madison | January 19, 2017
The UniverCity Alliance aims to connect education, service and research on campus with cities to further the practice of sustainability.

New UW program pairs students with city staff to finish improvement projects

WKOW TV | October 19, 2016
A new, pilot program at UW-Madison is giving the city of Monona some help on improvement projects that were put on the back burner.

UW-Madison’s UniverCity Alliance helps Wisconsin communities innovate, grow

UW-Madison | September 19, 2016
This fall, the city of Monona will serve as a living lecture hall for many students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, thanks to a new program aimed at strengthening the connection between the university and communities across the state.

UW partnership will connect classes, community

The Badger Herald | September 15, 2016
The UniverCity Alliance launched a partnership with the city of Monona Wednesday at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center to engage students in the city’s developmental projects.

Students, faculty kick off year-long partnership with city of Monona

The Daily Cardinal | September 15, 2016
UW-Madison kicked off a new program aiming to connect the campus community with the needs of cities in Wisconsin with a meeting Wednesday night at the Leopold Nature Center in Monona.

Focus on Dane County: UW-Madison, Monona to collaborate on city project

Wisconsin State Journal | February 5, 2016
A new partnership with UW-Madison promises to deliver Monona officials a wealth of information on how to improve the city’s transportation infrastructure, housing and amenities.

Monona, UW-Madison partner on first ‘UniverCity Year’ project

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies | January 21, 2016
A new UW-Madison initiative to help boost urban sustainability in Wisconsin has landed its first partner: the city of Monona.