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  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    ‘The Sweeping Landscape of Her Work’

    It took a hard-fought battle, but in 1919, after decades of petitions, demonstrations, and arrests, women finally won the right to vote. The passage and […]

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    Research Early, Research Often — and Reap the Benefits

    Critical thinking, sound judgement, mental endurance. Exceptional communication and effective collaboration. These aren’t just human resources buzzwords. They’re authentic skills and abilities that anyone can […]

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    19 in ’19

    The faculty ranks are growing at CALS, and it’s a positive sign for the future of the college. Some major challenges in the last few […]

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    A Mining History Charted in Soil

    Long ago, lead and zinc mining were a way of life for the people of Southwest Wisconsin. But the industries left their imprint in the […]

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    Class Act | Vy Luong Rebuilds, Adapts, and Learns on His Path to CALS

    ‘Vỹ Lương’’s journey to Wisconsin from Tiền Giang province in Vietnam began with a major detour. It was the first of many challenges he faced […]

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    Electrospinning Turns Tequila Byproduct into Water Filter

    Think of it as an environmental hangover. Tequila production in the Mexican state of Jalisco yields vast quantities of agave bagasse biomass, which poses serious […]

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    In the Field | Alumni Making the Most of Their Background in Biology

    Logan Peterman BS’09 At Organic Valley, a Wisconsin-based food brand and organic farmer cooperative, Logan Peterman serves as an organic research director and data scientist. […]

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    Catch Up with … John Bowman MS’80 Plant Pathology

    John Bowman came to UW–Madison for a master’s degree in Ibero-American studies, but fate expanded the scope of his academic pursuits. By chance, he ended […]

  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Deep in the Weeds

    If you were to come across a patch of thale cress poking through a crack in a parking lot, you might not think much of […]

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    A Model Solution

    When agronomy professor Chris Kucharik and his wife, Amy, moved into a subdivision in the Town of Burke in 2006, they weren’t surprised to learn […]

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    Class Act | Upbringing, Fate Lead Nontraditional Student to Genetics

    Had it not been for her father’s truck accident, Carmen Nightfall BS’x22 might never have attended college. But the unfortunate incident sparked a positive change […]

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    From Poplar to Painkiller

    With a new method to synthesize a popular painkiller from plants rather than fossil fuels, a team of researchers led by biochemistry professor John Ralph […]