How science should respond to fake news

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin–Madison Life Sciences Communication Professor Dominique Brossard. …

University experts help Roelli create champion cheese

If you walk into Roelli Cheese Haus near Shullsburg in southwest Wisconsin, you’ll see plenty of succulent Wisconsin cheeses — but not Little Mountain, the company’s champion cheese. It lives behind the counter, with nary a sign. Little Mountain, described …

Dietram Scheufele contributes to NAS human gene editing report

Life sciences communication professor Dietram Scheufele served on an international committee that recently issued a human genome-editing technology report that lays out principles and recommendations for the U.S. government and governments around the globe. Scheufele was a member of the 22-member National …

UW guidelines for campaign and lobbying activities

With a new presidential administration and Congress in Washington, D.C., and the budget process underway in Madison, employees are reminded to consult campus and UW System guidelines on political campaign activity and lobbying. Per UW System policy, political campaign activities …

‘Magic’ plus UW science equals world-champ cheese

Wisconsin cheese is at least as old as the state. The University of Wisconsin–Madison has one of the world’s great institutions of dairy food science, the Center for Dairy Research. And yet when milk is converted into cheese, science only …

Celebrating the CALS ag educator who penned the FFA creed

One hundred years ago, two men introduced a piece of legislation to the U.S. Congress that would forever change the future of agricultural education. Senator Hoke Smith and Representative D.M. Hughes, both from Georgia, brought forth the National Vocational Education …

Forest ‘islands’ offer refuge to wintering birds

The polar vortex of 2013 and 2014 brought the coldest winter many parts of the Midwest had experienced in decades. In Dane County, Wisconsin, it was the coldest it had been in 35 years. By coincidence, that same winter, University …

CALS Organizational Redesign Committee begins work

Dean VandenBosch charged the CALS Organizational Redesign Committee to: evaluate trends, data and peer institutions (including identifying comparative advantages for CALS at UW-Madison); analyze key functions to invest in because of comparative advantage and/or strength; prioritize what needs to be …