University of Wisconsin-Madison: 3D scan will reveal the stories hidden within 1,200-year-old Wisconsin canoe

University of Wisconsin-Madison: 3D scan will reveal the stories hidden within 1,200-year-old Wisconsin canoe. “[Lennon] Rodgers — who directs the Grainger Engineering Design and Innovation Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison — was there to help archaeologists better understand a 1,200-year-old, 15-foot dugout canoe recovered in 2021 from the waters of Lake Mendota, the largest of Madison’s four lakes and part of the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation. At the invitation of Wisconsin State Archaeologist James Skibo and Scott Roller, senior collections manager for the Wisconsin Historical Society, Rodgers scanned the canoe and created detailed 3D renderings that will preserve the boat’s legacy and allow researchers to study the craft while it undergoes a multiyear preservation process.”

BizTimes (Wisconsin): NVNG launches online, statewide database of startups to increase national exposure

BizTimes (Wisconsin): NVNG launches online, statewide database of startups to increase national exposure. “Madison-based NVNG Investment Advisors has launched an online database that aims to encapsulate all of the state’s startups. Called +Venture Wisconsin, the database was created to increase exposure of Wisconsin companies to national and international venture capital communities.”

University of Wisconsin-Madison: A New Tool To Help Track Invasive Insects in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison: A New Tool To Help Track Invasive Insects in Wisconsin. “The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared April to be Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. To support this effort, the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab recently launched a new Wisconsin invasive insect mapping page to help track invasive insects in the state.”

Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States (University of Southern California)

University of Southern California: Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States. “The Voting Location Siting Tool uses a web-based interactive data mapping system to identify areas within a half mile in diameter where vote centers and polling places would likely have the most success in serving voters…. Launched in California in 2018, the tool is now available in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Over the coming months, CID will be conducting trainings for election officials and community advocacy groups on how to use the tool to identify accessible and equitably distributed polling locations in their communities. ”

Daily Reporter: WisDOT introduces GIS mapping system

Daily Reporter: WisDOT introduces GIS mapping system. “More than 1 million people in Wisconsin are non-drivers — many of whom are seniors, individuals with disabilities, young people and low-income individuals. The Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application, available on the WisDOT website, enables state and local decision makers to locate non-driver populations in their area and begin to plan or expand public transportation options.”

Fox 11 (Wisconsin): ThedaCare postponing all non-urgent elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge

Fox 11 (Wisconsin): ThedaCare postponing all non-urgent elective surgeries amid COVID-19 surge. “A record number of COVID-19 patients is putting non-urgent elective surgeries on hold at ThedaCare hospitals. The rapid spread of the omicron variant has overwhelmed ThedaCare’s seven hospitals and officials say they expect COVID-19 cases to rise for the next two to three weeks.”

WBAY: HSHS treating record number of COVID-19 patients at hospitals–majority unvaccinated

WBAY: HSHS treating record number of COVID-19 patients at hospitals–majority unvaccinated. “A record number of patients are hospitalized and being treated for COVID-19 at the Hospital Sisters Health System. HSHS called it an ‘unfortunate milestone.’ They’re treating 303 patients, up from the previous high of 293 patients in November 2020, before the vaccination was available.”

Green Bay Press Gazette: A 23-person team of Navy medical personnel is coming to Bellin Hospital Friday to help in the fight against COVID-19

Green Bay Press Gazette: A 23-person team of Navy medical personnel is coming to Bellin Hospital Friday to help in the fight against COVID-19. “A 23-person team of military medical personnel will start work Friday at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. The announcement was made in a White House press briefing teleconference Wednesday morning. The team — which includes U.S. Navy doctors, respiratory therapists and nurses — comes as a result of requests to the federal government through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ”

‘We are full’: COVID-19 surge stretching Wisconsin hospitals to the limit (Associated Press)

Associated Press: ‘We are full’: COVID-19 surge stretching Wisconsin hospitals to the limit. “According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association COVID-19 dashboard, there were 1,630 people in the state hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon. That’s an increase of 212 over the past week. More than 400 of those patients are in intensive care units, which are in short supply, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.”