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CALS in the News for the Weeks of December 19 – January 8

This edition spans three weeks, including items published during the winter hiatus.

In the News

Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows?
New York Times, 12/29/20
Quoted: Jennifer Van Os, Animal and Dairy Sciences

The Best Evidence for How to Overcome COVID Vaccine Fears
Scientific American, 1/7/21
Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication

It Spied on Soviet Atomic Bombs. Now It’s Solving Ecological Mysteries.
New York Times, 1/5/21
Quoted: Volker Radeloff, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Biden Has Vowed To Put Science First To Beat The Pandemic. That Won’t Be Enough.
BuzzFeed News, 12/22/20
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

Ten Scientific Discoveries From 2020 That May Lead to New Inventions
Smithsonian Magazine, 12/28/20
Quoted: Cameron Currie, Bacteriology

Want to change an anti-masker’s mind? Hold off on the statistics, and try this instead.
Mother Jones, 12/21/20
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

Don’t Cancel This Conservationist Just Yet
The National Interest, 1/6/21
Author: Curt Meine, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Mentioned: Aldo Leopold, Deceased, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Despite Challenges, Wisconsin Farmers Projected To End 2020 With Higher Average Income
Wisconsin Public Radio, 12/30/20
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

COVID-19 vaccine concerns in Black community reflect history of mistrust
WMTV NBC15, 12/23/20
Quoted: Josh Garoon, Community and Environmental Sociology

New cases of COVID-19 are way down in Wisconsin. That good news may pose a risk these holidays.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/23/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

What did we learn? Malia Jones notes that polarization is a public health crisis
The Cap Times, 12/23/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

Consumer Demand For Butter, Other Dairy Products Remain Strong During Pandemic
Wisconsin Public Radio, 12/24/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Center for Dairy Profitability

Q&A: Malia Jones on in-person school decisions as vaccine arrives, pandemic continues
The Cap Times, 12/29/20
Interviewed: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

Monarchs Qualify for Endangered Species List, But Won’t Receive Protection
Spectrum News, 12/21/20
Quoted: Karen Oberhauser, Entomology

Cannibal Sandwiches: Know Your Risk
WORT 89.9 FM, 12/21/20
Interviewed: Jeff Sindelar, Animal and Dairy Sciences

How to eat better and master your nutrition this year
Channel 3000, 1/5/21
Interviewed: Beth Olson, Nutritional Sciences

Former UW Arboretum director retires for a second time from his conservation career
Wisconsin State Journal, 12/26/20
Interviewed: Greg Armstrong, Alumnus, Horticulture

‘Every morning and night, I milk cows’: Sassy Cow Creamery perseveres, with a little help from eggnog
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/25/20
Quoted: James Baerwolf, Alumnus, Agricultural Education
Mentioned: Rob Baerwolf, Alumnus, Dairy Science

365 Days Of COVID-19: The Year In Pandemic Science
Spectrum News, 12/30/20
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

Conservation Hall of Fame to add Eldred, hold virtual ceremony in 2021
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/19/20
Mentioned: Stephen Born, Emeritus, Planning and Landscape Architecture (formerly Urban and Regional Planning, with CALS appointment)
Mentioned: Stan Temple, Emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Mentioned: Aldo Leopold, Deceased, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Of Interest

UW-Madison chancellor signs off on removing rock seen by some as symbol of racism
Wisconsin State Journal, 1/5/21

No new Alice: Wisconsin scuttles ag ambassador competition amid COVID-19 pandemic
Wisconsin State Journal, 1/6/21

CDC: UW Antigen Tests Missed Nearly 59 Percent Of COVID-19 Cases Among Asymptomatic Individuals
Wisconsin Public Radio, 1/7/21

UW-Madison’s fall reopening: A story of success, failure or simply survival?
Wisconsin State Journal, 12/20/20