Have you heard? Science writers at UW-Madison University Communications created a blog—called UWMadScience—a few months ago and have been populating it with around three posts per week. The blog gives the writers an additional venue for sharing stories beyond the typical news releases they produce. According to the blog’s About page, the goal is to “bring you the latest in the scientific endeavors that excite us, share news you can use, and help connect you with what’s happening in our laboratories and at our field sites.”
One recent post features milk fever-related research by Laura Hernandez, an assistant professor in the dairy science department, and includes a nod to a popular Saturday Night Live skit in the introduction. Another article posted around the time of Darwin Day highlights the late Jim Crow, calling him “a giant of genetics research.” David Drake’s urban fox and coyote research project has also been highlighted.
More good posts are sure to come, so consider bookmarking the blog. We’ll also share some of the CALS-related posts here in eCALS.