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  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    Cooperative Extension Comes Home

    By now the news has probably reached you that Cooperative Extension has returned to UW–Madison, and I would like to discuss why this is a […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    A Redesign for Success

    In my message last fall, I mentioned that a team of CALS faculty and staff was working on recommendations for organizational changes within the college. […]

  • Posted on March 7, 2018
  • Posted on October 16, 2017
    ‘There is Nothing So Stable as Change’

    ‘There Is Nothing So Stable as Change’
    —Bob Dylan

  • Posted on February 20, 2017
    It’s time to reinvest in UW

    By the time you get this magazine, early spring will be in the air. Time again to think about growing – about tending to and […]

  • Posted on October 24, 2016
    Givers: The Head and the Heart

    At the start of a new school year and the near end of 2016, we at CALS wish to thank some people whom we really […]

  • Posted on October 5, 2016
    New Facilities Sharpen Our Cutting Edge

    Our researchers in the meat, plant and dairy sciences have for years been making cutting-edge discoveries in facilities that were anything but. Through their dedication […]

  • Posted on July 1, 2016
    Strengthening Our Global Engagement

    “The boundaries of the university are the boundaries of the state.” That belief has broadened since the inception of the Wisconsin Idea early last century. […]

  • Posted on March 4, 2016
    Addressing Our Food Future

    In December, I was invited to attend a meeting hosted by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy focused on “Raising the Profile […]

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    Recruiting and Retaining the Best

    Few people inspire students as much as our professors. When I ask students about their most important experiences at CALS, almost invariably they talk about […]

  • Posted on June 9, 2015
    Many Paths of Discovery

    Having an applied research goal can no doubt lend focus to the discovery process. For example, since its inception the charge of the Great Lakes […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2014
    A Home for Signature Student Experiences

    A dean’s loss is our students’ gain—and I couldn’t be more pleased about it. I’m referring to the beautiful Queen Anne home—in the middle of […]