CALS in the News for the week of February 24 – March 1

March 1, 2024

In the News

Where does lightning strike? New maps pinpoint 36.8 million yearly ground strike points in unprecedented detail
The Conversation via Yahoo! News, 2/27/24
Author: Chris Vagasky, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

A UW-Madison building’s namesake supported eugenics. Campus reckons with legacy of Charles Van Hise
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/29/24
Mentioned: Leon Cole, deceased, Department of Experimental Breeding
Mentioned: Department of Genetics

Paper exams, AI-proof assignments: Wisconsin college professors adjust in a world with ChatGPT
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/26/24
Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication

Fight over potential grocery store merger
WISN-TV, 3/1/24
Interviewed: Andrew Stevens, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Wolves and Wisconsin: Separating fact from fiction
WITI-TV, 2/27/24
Quoted: Jennifer Raynor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Northeast Wisconsin experienced its second-largest drop in temperatures on record
WFRV-TV, 2/28/24
Mentioned: Wisconsin Environmental Mesonet

‘Out of whack’: Plants and animals react to record February heat, a sign of climate change
WKOW-TV, 2/27/24
Quoted: Stanley Temple, Emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Why hasn’t Wisconsin embraced raclette, the melting cheese?
Wisconsin State Journal, 2/29/24
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research

Too early to tell if a lack of snow will be detrimental to crops
Wisconsin State Journal, 2/27/24
Quoted: Joe Lauer, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

Ticks, fleas and crop pests could be out early and often in Wisconsin this year
Wisconsin State Journal, 2/27/24
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology
Mentioned: Insect Diagnostic Lab

Madison sees record-breaking temperature swing. It could be the new normal
Spectrum News, 2/28/24
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

How much are students eating? Food access, insecurity at UW
The Daily Cardinal, 2/29/24
Quoted: Bradley Bolling, Food Science
Quoted: Christina Treacy, student, Environmental Sciences
Quoted: Celeste Kim, student, Nutritional Sciences

CALS Global Day showcases UW’s international impact
The Badger Herald, 2/27/24
Quoted: Julia Frangul, CALS Global
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

CALS in the News is a weekly selection of media stories quoting or mentioning CALS faculty, staff, students, alumni, research and programs. Other stories of interest to the UW–Madison community and those in the fields of agriculture and the life sciences are also included. This list is produced by CALS External Relations. Read more about our mission and methodology for curating this list.