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  • Posted on July 1, 2024
    Science Through a Glass Darkly

      In the 1980s, the steps involved in a high school research paper assignment looked much different than today. Given a hot-button health topic of […]

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    Career Pivot: The ‘Key’ to Success

      Not long after graduation, Lenoria Addison BS’12 paid a visit to a friend in Los Angeles. With just two suitcases and a backpack in […]

  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    Art Brings Understanding

      Communicating science to a general audience can be challenging. Successfully conveying research on polarizing topics such as climate change can be even more difficult. […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2023
    Gather and Connect. Experience and Serve. Learn and Grow.

      It’s a cool Sunday morning in early September, and over a dozen UW students are meeting at a farm plot in Eagle Heights Community […]

  • Posted on March 9, 2023
    Farmers Markets as Community Builders

      It’s a Saturday morning at the farmers market. You check in with the grower at your favorite tomato stand, stop to enjoy the folk […]

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    CALS Research Briefs for Spring 2023

      How Telomeres Stay Tidy Telomeres provide vital protection for the ends of human chromosomes. However, these defensive caps degrade over time through the process […]

  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    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 […]

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    The Podcasters of CALS

      In the car, at the gym, while folding laundry — people are tuning in to podcasts more than ever before. Since this portable form […]

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    A Master Class on Great Audio

    For more than five decades, Larry Meiller BS’67 MS’68 PhD ’77 has been a mainstay of Wisconsin Public Radio. Each weekday, you’ll hear him chatting […]

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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 June 16, 2021
    A Wisconsin Idea Win-Win

      At a sweeping bend of the Mississippi River, where the waterway widens and flows through shimmering Lake Pepin, tourists come to snarf slabs of […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    My Parents’ Kitchen as a Classroom

      Jori Skalitzky is a sophomore majoring in life sciences communication and environmental sciences. She wrote this perspecitve in mid-April 2020, several weeks after classes […]