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  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    Emissaries of Science

      It’s a summer evening in early July, and the sun is sinking into Lake Mendota. Along University Bay, the windows of campus buildings bathe […]

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    Greater Knowledge, Healthier People

      The son of Hmong refugees, Magic Vang BS’23 was urged by his parents to pursue a higher education — not just for his future […]

  • Posted on March 9, 2023
    Champion of Wildflower Wonders

      There are few places like central Texas in the spring: Bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and primrose emblazon the hills and flatlands like an endless magic carpet. […]

  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    Round-Up of CALS Research for Fall 2022

      ‘SymBeeOsis’ In spring 2021, associate professor of entomology Shawn Steffan and members of his lab hosted film company Day’s Edge Productions. The crew shot […]

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    Eco-Friendly Pest Control

      Wisconsin has a long history of vegetable production. It’s a leading producer of the nation’s processing vegetables, such as snap beans, sweet corn, carrots, […]

  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Adaptable Aspens

      Watching paint dry has nothing on watching a forest grow. That achingly long wait has always made it challenging to study how forests adapt […]

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    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 […]

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    A Round-up of CALS Research

      A Safe Water Future Requires Action Today Ph.D. student Tracy Campbell MS’18 recently led an assessment of water quality goals for the Yahara River […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    Six-Legged Livestock Could Solve Food Shortages — Sustainably

      In the Midwest, we’re used to seeing big fields dotted with cattle and steel barns bustling with broiler chickens. Beef, poultry, and pork are […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    As Milkweed Goes, So Goes the Monarch

      It’s a sweltering August day in 2019. The sun gilds the flowering prairies of southern Wisconsin. Entomology graduate student Skye Harnsberger and her research […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    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 […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    Microbial Repellent

    When Que Lan passed away unexpectedly of complications from gastric cancer in 2014, the UW entomology professor left behind a promising research project. Her work […]