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  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    A New Tactic in the Superbug Battle

      During a 2015 trip to Egypt, Tom Patterson suffered a gallstone attack and soon fell terribly ill. But that’s not what nearly killed him. […]

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    Six Facts about Antioxidants You Won’t Learn from Advertising

      It’s hard to walk through the grocery store without encountering at least one product that touts the health benefits of antioxidants. Marketed as the […]

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    Americans Put Carbon on a Diet

      Every choice we make as consumers has a climate impact. It’s often measured in terms of a “carbon footprint” — that is, the amount […]

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    Anonymous Gift Grows More Space for Organic Agriculture

      Wisconsin is among the nation’s top producers of organic agriculture. It ranks second in number of organic farms, according to a recent survey by […]

  • Posted on August 2, 2022
    Innovation through Campus Cooperation in America’s Dairyland

      In 2019, Wisconsin dairy leaders approached state legislators with a long-standing problem and a request for help. The state’s dairy farm numbers were in […]

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    Stepping Down, Staying On

      As I mentioned in the fall 2021 issue, I am stepping down as dean of CALS this summer. This will be my last column […]

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    Community, Humanity, and Openness

      For much of her life, Natalia Betancourt Rodriguez BSx’24 never imagined leaving Colombia. She felt that the change she could bring to the beautiful, […]

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    From Plant Hybrids to Human Health

      When Krishna Ella PhD’93 arrived at CALS in 1987 to begin a doctoral program in plant pathology, his goal was to probe the mysteries […]

  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Good Ideas, Grown and Shared

      They are unconventional laboratories, classrooms, and proving grounds — places to connect with the land and with nature. UW’s Agricultural Research Stations are the […]

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    Virus Research Recast

      It was a quiet evening in 2012, and Robert Kirchdoerfer BS’06 was missing yet another dramatic sunset over the Pacific Ocean. But it didn’t […]

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    Coronavirus Education in Classrooms and Communities

      After a long but valuable diversion, researchers in the Department of Biochemistry are just now getting back to studies they were working on before […]

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    Season of Learning

      Summer courses are an abiding tradition at UW. They’ve long been the boon of undergrads looking to stay on track to graduation, lighten their […]