Check out the latest news and articles.

  • Posted on July 7, 2023

      RNA viruses, such as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, jump into a life-and-death race the moment they infect a cell. These viruses have only […]

  • Dean Glenda Gillapsy standing in front of brick buildings on Henry Mall.
    Posted on

      Summer is in full, fabulous bloom on the UW campus. The beauty of this place could tempt us to keep our focus here and […]

  • Illustration of various nuts on top of an ice cream cone, taking the place of ice cream.
    Posted on

      Ice cream has long been a popular, almost sacred, part of global diets. Influenced by consumer appetites, ice cream comes in a host of […]

  • Sarah Almutawa standing in front of lab equipment.
    Posted on

      As a middle school student in her native Saudi Arabia, Sarah Almutawa BS’23 found herself — somewhat unexpectedly — competing in the International Chemistry […]

  • Collage of various wildlife coexisting in proximity, including deer, turkeys, raccoons, birds, and a cat captured by trail cameras.
    Posted on

      Human presence and influence on landscapes change the way other animals interact by bringing them close together more frequently than happens in wilder places. […]

  • Silhouette of a weather station at sunrise in a field.
    Posted on

      Wisconsin weather has grown increasingly unpredictable and extreme since the 1950s. The rapid shift poses difficult challenges for farmers, researchers, and the public. But […]

  • Illustration of the number one and 150, sitting on storm clouds.
    Posted on

    The term mesonet stems from “mesoscale network.” These networks contain automated environmental monitoring stations that gather data on meteorological events, such as thunderstorms and snow […]

  • Various canned food labels with certified non-GMO icons.
    Posted on

      Use the term “genetically engineered food,” chances are you’ll spark a debate. Some praise its societal benefits — lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduced […]

  • Professor Jomkhwan Meerak talking to two graduate students, an undergraduate student, and civet farm owner sitting at a table.
    Posted on

      Thailand produces some of the most expensive coffee in the world, as much as $100 a cup or $600 per pound in some countries. […]

  • Jingyi Huang standing over soil samples in a classroom.
    Posted on

      When farmers make decisions about managing their crops, it’s extremely valuable to know how much water their soils can hold. With this information, they […]

  • A close up of Pable Sandro's hands as he demonstrates the oat crossing process.
    Posted on

      Survey: UW Plant Breeding Program is #1 The UW Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics (PBPG) program at CALS is one of the largest and […]

  • A black and white photo of men and women sitting at tables, studying in the library.
    Posted on

      This summer marks 175 years since the founding of the University of Wisconsin, the state’s very first public university. Throughout this time, UW has […]