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  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    “Interwoven tapestry” of lakes and land: Iceland

    Swarms of midges rise out of a lake in northern Iceland in such enormous numbers every spring and summer that they can impair breathing and […]

  • Posted on February 20, 2017
    Undergrad helps teach orphans about hydroponic farming

    There are capstones, and there are capstones. For his capstone—a discipline-spanning research project required of all students graduating from CALS—soil science student Jacob Kruse BS’16 […]

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    Adventures in Global Health

    When it comes to study abroad experiences, an elephant ride in Thailand is pretty hard to beat. “The entire time we were around the elephants, […]

  • Posted on October 24, 2016
    Mali: Helping women farm

    Women in many industrialized countries are all too familiar with the “second shift”—the domestic duties they still perform disproportionately (compared with their husbands) once their […]

  • Posted on October 5, 2016
    Uganda: Soap paves the way

    Most of us take soap for granted in our daily lives. Not so in the village of Lweza, Uganda, where only a third of the […]

  • Posted on July 1, 2016
    Safer Nanotech

    A CALS researcher is investigating the biological impacts of nanomaterials

  • Posted on March 4, 2016
    Ecuador: Better Health through Messaging

    Some communities in Ecuador face high incidences of water-borne illness because of contaminated water or poor hygiene and sanitation. It’s a multipronged problem calling for […]

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    Mexico: Mapping the roots of poverty and inequality

    What makes development projects work? Jennifer Alix-Garcia, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, is diving deep into Mexico’s history to shed light on that […]

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    Middle East: Improving water policy in an arid region

    Political conflict in the Middle East is a constant source of media attention, but Samer Alatout, a CALS professor of community and environmental sociology, focuses […]

  • Posted on June 9, 2015
    Uganda: The Benefits of Biogas

    Generating enthusiasm for a new kind of technology is key to its long-term success. Rebecca Larson, a CALS professor of biological systems engineering, has already […]

  • Posted on March 2, 2015
    Russia: Monitoring Russia’s “rewilding”

    Doing fieldwork in the remote wilderness of Russia isn’t for the faint of heart. There are long distances to travel on deeply rutted roads, bleak […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2014
    Costa Rica: New trail in paradise

    This past January a group of CALS students found themselves bushwhacking through a dense mountain forest in Costa Rica, crossing paths with monkeys, colorful birds, […]