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CALS in the News for the Week of March 28-April 3

In the News

Key ingredient in coronavirus tests comes from Yellowstone’s lakes
National Geographic via MSN, 3/31/20
Quoted: Thomas Brock, Emeritus, Bacteriology

Milwaukee’s black community hit hard by coronavirus
Associated Press, 3/27/20
Quoted: Joshua Garoon, Community and Environmental Sociology

Death Projections Can Make Us Feel Helpless. One Expert Explains a Better Way to Get People to Act.
Mother Jones, 3/31/20
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

How Climate Science Is Expanding the Scale of Ecological Research
EOS, 3/31/20
Quoted: Benjamin Zuckerberg, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Wisconsin farmers forced to dump milk as coronavirus slams a fragile dairy economy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/1/20
Quoted: Julie Sweney, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Daniel Smith, Alumnus, Life Sciences Communication

Reading genetic sequence saved Wisconsin boy in 2009; now it may help scientists stop coronavirus
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/30/20
Quoted: Michael Sussman, Biochemistry

Q&A: UW-Madison epidemiologist Malia Jones on what could and should come next in COVID-19 pandemic
The Cap Times, 4/3/20
Interviewed: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

Coronavirus economic fallout forces some Wisconsin dairies to dump milk
Spectrum News, 4/1/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Monica Theis on COVID-19 Food Safety
WORT 89.9fm, 3/31/20
Mentioned: Monica Theis, Food Science

State Commission Deadlocked on Elections Motion
WORT 89.9fm, 3/31/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Lab

Getting Critical Info Out So People Listen
WORT 89.9fm, 3/30/20
Mentioned: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

Extension Disaster Education Network an invaluable resource in this time of crisis
Successful Farming, 3/30/20
Quoted: Cheryl Skjolaas, Biological Systems Engineering

Dairy leaders ask to reopen DMC enrollment
Brownfield Ag News, 3/29/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Cows kicked out of class as coronavirus clears UW campus
Brownfield Ag News, 3/30/20
Quoted: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station
Mentioned: Dairy Cattle Center

Dairy farming is essential – for sure!
Wisconsin State Farmer, 4/1/20
Quoted: Jim Winn, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course
Quoted: Mitch Breunig, Alumnus, Dairy Science
Interviewed: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Mentioned: Farm and Industry Short Course
Mentioned: Dairy Cattle Center
Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station
Mentioned: Marshfield Agricultural Research Station

Of Interest

Land-Grab Universities
High Country News, 3/30/20

Movie review: ‘Human Nature’ is a crisp and engaging look at DNA therapy
The Cap Times, 4/3/20

Madison man’s recording of a song about a virus (yes, that one) goes viral
Wisconsin State Journal, 3/31/20