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  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Virus Research Recast

      It was a quiet evening in 2012, and Robert Kirchdoerfer BS’06 was missing yet another dramatic sunset over the Pacific Ocean. But it didn’t […]

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    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 […]

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    A Round-Up of CALS Research for Spring 2022

      Healthier Prisoners, Safer Community The presence of a state prison in a county was associated with 11% more COVID-19 cases during the spring and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    New Major Improves Student Prep for Global Health Field

      The past year has shone an intense spotlight on public health efforts all over the world. Their complexity, their interconnectedness, and their importance have […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    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 […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    There’s No Use in Wasting Spilt Milk

      Imagine the hard work of running a dairy farm — the relentless hours, the uncertainty over everything from the weather to prices, the worries […]

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    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 […]

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    ‘COVID Crush’ Shows Disease Spread Is No Game

      They wanted a way to help people understand how a disease like COVID-19 can transmit through a population. So Malia Jones and Caitlin Bourbeau […]

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    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 […]