Biochemistry 501 brings technology and flipped classroom to summer term

Biochemistry 501: Introduction to Biochemistry is being taught in the summer for the first time, and with the support of a grant to bring active learning and technology into the classroom, the class has all the right elements for success. …

Teen workshop participants turn their camera on northern Wisconsin flooding

Life sciences communication professor Patty Loew and instructor Don Stanley went into this summer’s Tribal Youth Media Workshop at the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation with the goal of helping participants learn how to tell environmental stories. But the torrential rains …

Hancock Ag Research Station celebrates centennial on July 28

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Hancock Agricultural Research Station will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Thursday, July 28 with an expanded set of events during the station’s annual Potato and Vegetable Research Field Day. The public is invited to attend all—or …

APL report highlights status of Hmong in the Badger State

The population of Hmong in Wisconsin is still growing, but more slowly than in the 1990s—and, as of 2010, most Hmong living in Wisconsin were born in the United States. While the 1990s saw a significant reduction in poverty among …

Five things everyone should know about the future of agriculture

1. Apps are critical to ag. Farmers use mobile technology for many things, including turning irrigation and other equipment on or off, maintaining pest counts from field scouting, identifying bugs, checking field records, reviewing soil types, ensuring site-specific planting or production …

How the Great Recession froze people in place, slowing migration patterns nationwide

Recent work from the Applied Population Laboratory shows that the economic shocks of the housing market crisis and Great Recession slowed down migration within the United States. During the recession, fewer Americans moved to new counties—possibly because they were “frozen in …

Panda poop study provides insights into microbiome, reproductive troubles

A stomachache can put a real damper on your love life — especially if you’re a giant panda. One minute it’s breeding season and you’re happily dining on fresh bamboo leaves, the next you’re left clutching your stomach while your …

Snapshot Wisconsin: Trail cams to document state’s wildlife

With the help of between 4,000 and 5,000 strategically deployed trail cameras, a suite of remote sensing satellites and a global crowd-sourced database, Wisconsin’s wildlife will soon have its prime time moment. Last Tuesday marked the official start of Snapshot Wisconsin, …