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  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    A Season of ‘New’

    This fall, we’re taking some of the first hopeful steps on the path back to normal. With pandemic measures in place, students and faculty have […]

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    Farms as Ecosystems

      Have you ever wondered whether organic food is really worth the cost? Or pondered swapping out meat protein for plant protein, hoping it might […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    Research Creates Teaching Opportunities

      In 2015, genetics professor Francisco Pelegrí launched a course called Developmental Genetics for Conservation and Regeneration that ties directly to his ongoing research program. […]

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    Listen to the Forest – and Learn

      In the forest, life is often heard before it’s seen. Hikers and hunters are familiar with the creature chorus: cicada trills and tree frog […]

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    Class Act | Speaking Up for Farmers in Malawi

      Lusayo Mwakatika BS’21 grew his first garden at the age of 14. He harvested his own vegetables, sold them to friends and neighbors, and […]

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    Students Take on Dairy Dilemmas

      Cold milk has long been offered alongside lunches and snacks in elementary schools, traditionally served in paper cartons. But those cartons require refrigeration, and […]

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    Estate Gift Offers Boon to Graduate Students

      A former Food Research Institute (FRI) scientist and his family have bestowed CALS with a gift that will offer long-lasting support for graduate students […]

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    Thank You to Our 2020 Winter Graduates

      We are so proud to call you our alumni. Last year, we saw firsthand how you take on a challenge. You face it head-on. […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    Vigilant Eyes on COVID-19

      In late March 2020, COVID-19 struck Wisconsin’s Brown County. The virus hit workers in the area’s meat industry especially hard. But Salm Partners, a […]

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    How to Neutralize a Virus

      In the fight against COVID-19, public attention has largely focused on vaccines. But researchers around the world have been racing to find treatments, too. […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    Toward a Truly Anti-Racist Place

    This spring and summer delivered difficulties unlike any we have ever seen. But take a moment. Take a breath. And take solace in the fact […]

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    Five things everyone should know about . . . The Economic Impacts of COVID-19

      1. In a single month, the COVID-19 pandemic erased more than a decade’s-worth of new jobs. During the Great Recession (2007-09), Wisconsin’s employment level […]