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  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    A Look Back on a Campaign for the Future

      In the fall of 2015, the University of Wisconsin–Madison set its sights on the future — and it set them high. The ambitious goal: […]

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    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 […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    Tech Transfer Then, Now, and Tomorrow

    In 1925, biochemistry professor Harry Steenbock did something that, at the time, was considered highly unusual. He had developed a process for using ultraviolet radiation […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    Of Mutant Wranglers and Slime Whisperers

      In 1909, the German chemist Fritz Haber sparked an agricultural revolution. Using enormous pressures and high temperatures, he had learned how to efficiently transform […]

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    The Hype, the Hope, and the Reality of Hemp

      In late 2018, Ralph and Beth Aschenbrenner started hearing a lot of good things about growing industrial hemp. Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant, […]

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    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 […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    When Challenging Things Happen, Look for the Innovators

    I have no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered your lives, just as it has transformed the way CALS operates (at least for […]

  • 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 […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Welcome, Future Problem Solvers

    In this issue of Grow — as with all issues of the magazine — you’ll get a close look at our scholars as they tackle […]

  • 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 2, 2015
    Help Forge the Best Way Forward

    Each issue of Grow magazine is a special treat for me because it is a powerful reminder of our impact throughout Wisconsin and around the world. […]

  • Posted on March 6, 2014
    It’s Your Party

    This year marks CALS’ 125th anniversary, a milestone known as a “quasquicentennial.” One hundred and twenty-five is a proud age to reach. And we invite […]