• Posted on July 21, 2010
    Emeritus Dean Glenn S. Pound Dies At Age 96

    Former sharecropper was an adept administrator who laid the groundwork for the college’s prominence in basic research

  • Posted on July 7, 2010
    State cranberry growers have made gains in sustainability

    Wisconsin’s cranberry growers have made significant gains in the adoption of sustainable management practices over the past two decades, a new University of Wisconsin-Madison survey indicates.

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    Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

    Harmful algal blooms, once considered mainly a problem in salt water, have been appearing with increasing severity in the Madison lakes, and a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has geared up to understand the when, where and why of these dangerous

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    Dairy farm financial picture was bleak worldwide last year

    The slump in dairy farm revenues knows no borders. That was clear from the data presented at the annual International Farm Comparison Dairy Network conference held in Kiel, Germany in early June, says agricultural economist Ed Jesse, one of three U.S. representatives at the event.

  • Posted on June 14, 2010
    Have turf, will travel

    John Stier indoor/outdoor grass athletic field laid the groundwork for indoor sports turf in arenas around the world

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    Unlocking the secrets of biomass degradation

    research team at the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has developed a powerful new tool that promises to unlock the secrets of biomass degradation, a critical step in the development of cost-effective cellulosic biofuels. The details of this method were published online on June 11 in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

  • Posted on June 4, 2010
    Biochemistry staffer Rita Warden dies at 59

    Friends and colleagues in the University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry department are deeply saddened by the loss of Rita Warden, who died as the result of a traffic accident on the Beltline on May 29.

  • Posted on May 20, 2010
    Master Gardeners seed scholarship for horticulture students

    The SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardner Scholarship Fund was established to encourage students to study and practice research-based horticulture and to instill a joy of gardening and a willingness to share that knowledge.

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    ‘Boot camp’ will aid incoming biology students

    Incoming biology students at University of Wisconsin-Madison will get extensive new help navigating the tricky transition from high school to a university that has 31 different majors related to biology, funded by a $1.4 million undergraduate science education grant announced today by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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    Does Google steer our conversations about science?

    CALS research indicates that “helpful” search suggestions cause some aspects of an issue get more attention than they deserve