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  • 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 […]

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    Was ‘Flatten the Curve’ Effective?

      Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, one message became ubiquitous: “Flatten the curve.” Tied to a simple yet compelling chart of infections over time, with […]

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    Listeria’s Archnemesis

      Tu-Anh Huynh spends much of her time tracking tricksters that alter their shape and function to survive in extreme conditions. In other words, she […]

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    From Farmers Market to Health Clinic

      For some first-year college students, keeping healthy habits can be a challenge. Stress, lack of exercise and sleep, and easy access to fast food […]

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    A Dairy Venture into the World of Sports Drinks

      When her son started playing baseball, Michelle McBride discovered an empty niche in the world of sports drinks. “We didn’t want him drinking traditional […]