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CALS in the News for the Week of March 7-13

In the News–COVID-19

I’m an epidemiologist. Here’s what I told my friends about the coronavirus and COVID-19.
USA Today, 3/11/20
Mentioned: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

Federal Coronavirus Contract Requests Show the U.S. in a Desperate Scramble to Catch Up
The Intercept, 3/10/20
Quoted: Joshua Garoon, Community and Environmental Sociology

Epic tells employees to continue ‘essential’ travel, against county health officials’ advice
The Cap Times, 3/12/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

UW-Madison to Suspend Classes in Response to COVID-19
WORT 89.9fm, 3/11/20
Quoted: Joshua Garoon, Community and Environmental Sociology

Ian Coxhead on Economic Impacts of COVID-19
WORT 89.9fm, 3/10/20
Mentioned: Ian Coxhead, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Malia Jones on COVID-19
WORT 89.9fm, 3/9/20
Mentioned: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

Human behavior expert addresses Coronavirus panic
WMTV NBC 15, 3/9/20
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication
Quoted: Elizabeth Ng, Student, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

In the News

Wisconsin farmers prep for potential wet, cold weather
Associated Press, 3/9/20
Quoted: Damon Smith, Plant Pathology

Is Mold Dangerous?
Gizmodo, 3/9/20
Quoted: Nancy Keller, Bacteriology

Is transparency always a good thing? EPA weighs controversial new rule.
The Christian Science Monitor, 3/12/20
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

After Challenging Year In 2019, Stakes Are High For 2020 Crops
Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/9/20
Quoted: Damon Smith, Plant Pathology

Lessons in humility for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Isthmus, 3/12/20
Quoted: Tom Rutherford, Agricultural and Applied Economics

UW-Madison dairy, animal science departments to merge in July
The Cap Times, 3/6/20
Mentioned: Department of Animal Sciences
Mentioned: Department of Dairy Science
Quoted: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science, Animal Sciences
Quoted: Dean Kate VandenBosch

UW researchers receive grant, pioneer research on cranberry genomes
The Badger Herald, 3/10/20
Quoted: Amaya Atucha, Horticulture
Quoted: Juan Zalapa, Horticulture

Rural Wisconsin population decline, unequal employment opportunities
The Badger Herald, 3/10/20
Quoted: David Egan-Robertson, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

The Way We Eat: Bees, Citizen Science, and Colony Collapse Disorder
WORT 89.9fm, 3/12/20
Mentioned: Katy Thostenson, Entomology
Mentioned: Claudio Gratton, Entomology

Babcock Hall construction project to focus on dairy innovation
WMTV NBC 15, 3/6/20
Mentioned: Babcock Hall Dairy Plant
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research
Quoted: John Lucey, Food Science
Quoted: Dean Kate VandenBosch

Leading Midwest dairy co-op adds farmer-led conservation group coordinator
Dairy Business, 3/12/20
Quoted: Jamie Fisher, Alumna, Animal Sciences

Of Interest

Red Space Lettuce Might Feed Red Planet Astronauts
The New York Times, 3/6/20

In Human Nature, Crispr’s Origin Story Comes to Life
Wired, 3/11/20