Wisconsin Rapids City Times | August 1, 2020
Mayor Shane Blaser touches on UniverCity Year project in a weekly update.
A 2018 study indicated that 25 percent of teens in Green County reported alcohol usage in the past 30 days, a statistic that has Green County leaders and community members concerned. To address this …
Wisconsin Rapids City Times | July 18, 2020
UniverCity Year (UCY), a program aimed at finding practical solutions to community-based challenges, wants to partner with the city of Wisconsin Rapids on a wide range of community-based projects.
EPIC-N | July 8, 2020
University of Wisconsin-Madison’s inaugural UniverCity Year program integrates university courses—administration, faculty, students—to assess, audit, and complete 30 recreation, transportation, housing, and digital connectivity projects.
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies | June 4, 2020
This award honors faculty who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors.
University of Wisconsin-Madison program partners with local communities to foster growth, resilience, and sustainability
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies | May 29, 2020
The beginning of 2020 is off to a strong start for UniverCity Alliance.
Global Health Institute | April 22, 2020
The Giant Snorflaggle, resplendent in a fantastic top hat, wings to fly and a pointed tail, is on the job to help children understand the coronavirus pandemic.
WKOW | April 22, 2020
The Nelson Institute has been the driving force behind a number of influential programs, including UniverCity Year.
Epic-N | April 16, 2020
The UniverCity Year program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the 2020 Outstanding Program Award finalists.
University of Wisconsin-Madison’s EPIC program helps local, state, and national campaign to combat COVID-19
Epic-N | April 16, 2020
Researchers, staff, and students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities design a communications campaign and a behavior survey to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Channel 3000 | April 15, 2020
A local artist teamed up with staff at University of Wisconsin-Madison to create coloring pages for kids that deal with topics related to COVID-19.
The Badger Herald | April 10, 2020
UW honored 13 professors with Distinguished Teaching Awards
UW-Madison | April 7, 2020
Andrea Hicks wins Excellence in Community-Based Learning teaching award.
Wisconsin State Journal | April 3, 2020
Despite the grim headlines about the escalating health, economic and social toll of COVID-19, recent news from California provides reason for hope.
UW-Madison | March 20, 2020
In a fast-moving response to COVID-19, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities are joining forces to help slow the spread of the disease. And they need your help.
Global Health Institute, UW-Madison | March 20, 2020
Take a 20-minute survey and ask your friends to do the same. What do you know about social distancing? What are you willing to do? What motivates you?
Door County Pulse | March 12, 2020
The Village of Egg Harbor is developing plans for a multi-jurisdictional recreational trail in conjunction with the UniverCity Year program.
Door County Pulse | Jan. 24, 2020
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has selected the Village of Egg Harbor as one of seven communities with which to collaborate on planning infrastructure projects.
Wisconsin Rapids City Times | Jan. 17, 2020
This year, the University of Wisconsin-Madison program, UniverCity Year plans to make a greater impact across the state by partnering with seven communities at the same time.
Green Bay Press-Gazette | Jan. 17, 2020
A University of Wisconsin-Madison program selected the village of Egg Harbor for a partnership that helps the locality address pressing issues.
Door County Daily News | Jan. 15, 2020
The Village of Egg Harbor will take part in an expanded UW-Madison program that brings students, faculty and community leaders together to help local governments address important needs.
UW-Madison | Dec. 17, 2019
UniverCity Year expects to make a greater impact across the state by partnering with seven communities at the same time.
The Capital Times | Dec. 13, 2019
Seven locations in Wisconsin seek advice from students and faculty at the state’s flagship public university in Madison.
Marquette Wire | Nov. 19, 2019
Marquette hosted a community engagement symposium called “Six Pathways to Public Engagement” Nov. 12 in the Alumni Memorial Union.
The Monroe Times | Sept. 8, 2019
The UniverCity Year program has been selected as a finalist for the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s Economic Development Initiative award.
UW-Madison | August 29, 2019
On Aug. 28, Pepin County and the University of Wisconsin–Madison showcased their collaboration in Durand, the county seat along the Chippewa River.
Reel Country 1430 AM | August 28, 2019
Gavin Luter discusses UniverCity Year Pepin County with Brian Winnekins.
Reel Country 1430 AM | August 28, 2019
Maria Nelson discusses the UniverCity Year Pepin County with Brian Winnekins.
WEAU | August 28, 2019
An information session was held in Durand for people to learn more about the “UniverCity Year” program, which is three-year partnership between UW- Madison and Pepin County.
WEAU | August 23, 2019
Pepin County and the UniverCity Year program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invite community members to attend an information session and celebration on August 28, 2019.
The Monroe Times | July 10, 2019
he University of Wisconsin Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank presented the UniverCity Year program and its partners, including Green County, with a Community-University Partnership Award June 26 for their collaborative efforts to address community challenges while exemplifying the Wisconsin Idea of expanding education and outreach beyond the classroom.
UW-Madison | July 1, 2019
A joint effort to strengthen communities in rural Green County, a collaboration to reduce cancer among black women and a partnership to improve health literacy are among the winners of the 2019 Community-University Partnership Awards.
Government Technology | June 21, 2019
The Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network works with communities to generate high-tech solutions.
Wisconsin Counties | June 2019
UniverCity Year is seeking a new local government partner for the 2019-2022 academic years.
Wisconsin School News | June-July 2019
One defining characteristic of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the history of the “Wisconsin Idea.”
College of Engineering | June 10, 2019
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering won an Engineering Education Award for a UCY project.
The Cap Times | June 5, 2019
The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, has awarded a $5,000 grant to UniverCity Year.
The Monroe Times | May 28, 2019
As University of Wisconsin seniors look to wrap up their final projects to graduate within the scope of the UniverCity Alliance with Green County, officials are considering how the different viewpoints can help bolster development in their municipalities.
UW-Madison | April 26, 2019
This celebration marked the end of the second year of this three-year partnership between UW–Madison and Green County and featured flash-talks from UW–Madison students…
Wisconsin School of Business | April 16, 2019
Tom Landgraf has a message for his capstone real estate students: Get out of the classroom.
Post Messenger Recorder | April 11, 2019
Promoting community well-being through the design of public open spaces is the focus of a new integrated research-teaching-service project in the Village of Monticello.
Wisconsin Public Radio | April 4, 2019
A University of Wisconsin-Madison program that connects students and faculty with local governments to solve problems is going outside of the Madison area for the first time.
UW-Madison | Feb. 20, 2019
Pepin County is the latest partner for the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s UniverCity Year program, which brings faculty, students, and community members together to improve the sustainability, resilience, and general wellbeing of Wisconsin’s communities.
WRDN, Reel Country 1430 | Feb.12, 2019
UniverCity Alliance Director, Gavin Luter discusses the new UniverCity Year partnership with Brian Winnekins of WRDN in Durand, Wis.
Wisconsin State Journal | Jan. 5, 2019
As director of the UniverCity Alliance at UW-Madison, Gavin Luter tries to bridge the gap between academia and the “real world.”
WEKZ | Dec.12, 2018
Masters of Public Health students joined Mike Zweifel on WEKZ’s “To the Point” radio program to discuss their project.
WEKZ | Dec. 3, 2018
Executive Director Courtney Berner joined Mike Zweifel on WEKZ’s “To the Point” radio program to discuss her students’ projects.
WEKZ | Dec. 2018
Graduate student Katie McCabe joined Mike Zweifel on WEKZ’s “To the Point” radio program to discuss her project with teachers in Juda.
Fox 47 | Dec. 6, 2018
High school students in Juda have partnered with University of Wisconsin engineering students to help implement green energy solutions.
UW-Madison | Dec. 6, 2018
A team from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is proposing a renewable energy system to help offset Juda School’s energy expenses by 25 percent.
College of Engineering | Dec. 3, 2018
UW-Madison engineering students design sustainable system for rural school.
WEKZ | Nov. 13, 2018
Engineering students join Mike Zweifel on WEKZ’s “To the Point” radio program to discuss their renewable energy project with Juda School.
UW-Madison | Nov. 12, 2018
UniverCity Alliance board member Suman Banerjee was recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery for his Outstanding Scientific Contribution to Computing.
Wisconsin Idea Seminar | Oct. 30, 2018
Gavin Luter describes the UniverCity Year and explores the heart of the Wisconsin Idea in this Wisconsin Idea Seminar at UW-Madison.
WEKZ | Oct. 1, 2018
Gavin Luter, UniverCity Alliance director, joins Mike Zweifel on WEKZ’s “To the Point” radio program to discuss the UniverCity Year partnership with Green County.
Wisconsin Public Radio | Sept. 6, 2018
The UniverCity Alliance project is starting its third year trying to connect local communities to the brainpower of UW-Madison. We talk to the director of the program about what they’ve accomplished and what the project will look like in this next year.
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 | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cap Times | October 5, 2017
For more than a century, our state has been guided by something called the “Wisconsin Idea.”
Isthmus | July 27, 2017
In moving forward, Monona has taken full advantage of the brainpower at UW-Madison.
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.
UW-Madison | May 9, 2017
It’s called the UniverCity Year program, but it’s really an extension of the Wisconsin Idea.
WKOW TV | May 3, 2017
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is celebrating a milestone with one of its new programs.
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.
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 | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.