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  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    Emissaries of Science

      It’s a summer evening in early July, and the sun is sinking into Lake Mendota. Along University Bay, the windows of campus buildings bathe […]

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    A Celebration of Curiosity

      Jassim Al-Oboudi, a Ph.D. student in microbiology, recalls a flash of inspiration from his childhood. He was watching a PBS documentary at home, in […]

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    Five CALS Discoveries That Changed the World

      Last year, the University of Wisconsin–Madison turned 175. The university has been celebrating this impressive milestone by hosting campus and statewide festivities and by […]

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    Art Brings Understanding

      Communicating science to a general audience can be challenging. Successfully conveying research on polarizing topics such as climate change can be even more difficult. […]

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    Art+Science Fusion: Genetic Symphonies

      In the intricate symphony of life’s development, there exists a genetic composer. The Hox gene family orchestrates the breathtaking diversity of forms found in […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2023
    The Road to Rural Broadband

      The South Shore of northern Wisconsin — where Bayfield County meets Lake Superior — is known for its natural beauty. Summer used to be […]

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    An Encouraging Mechanism for Broadband Expansion

      Similar to the Norvado telephone cooperative in northern Wisconsin, electric utilities can help bring broadband to rural areas more quickly than large commercial providers. […]

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    Ewe Are What Your Grandparents Ate?

      “You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard this old adage before. But during pregnancy, maternal nutrition can have a large impact on a […]

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    Gather and Connect. Experience and Serve. Learn and Grow.

      It’s a cool Sunday morning in early September, and over a dozen UW students are meeting at a farm plot in Eagle Heights Community […]

  • Posted on July 7, 2023
    Can Farms Pull Carbon from Sky to Soil?

      In fall 2022, right after Midwestern farmers had gathered the last crops of the season, a team of CALS agronomy researchers hurried into the […]

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    Representative Science

      Judith Simcox can trace the course of her research career all the way back to high school. Her class was given an assignment to […]

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    Viral Copy Machine Revealed

      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 […]