Tag College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Antibiotic alternatives, delivered by friendly microbes

April 13, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison professor is looking to probiotics as a way to sneak in antibiotic-free treatment for Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, a resilient gastrointestinal pathogen.

UW–Madison launches STEM Diversity Network

April 10, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has launched the STEM Diversity Network, a website and collection of resources for students, faculty and staff in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

New book continues rich legacy of UW–Madison soil research

March 10, 2017

At a March 16 event, Alfred Hartemink, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor and chair of soil science, and Jim Bockheim, a UW–Madison professor emeritus of soil science, will present Chancellor Rebecca Blank with the first copy of their new book, The Soils of Wisconsin.

Fast-track master’s preps graduates for jobs in energy analysis

March 1, 2017

UW-Madison's new Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) program is a one-year route to a master's degree, with plenty of demand for graduates in the energy industry.

Monsanto donates Middleton plant research facility to UW–Madison

January 31, 2017

A $10 million commercial biotech plant laboratory in Middleton, Wisconsin, first opened in 1982 with the help of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists, will soon become part of UW–Madison following a donation from Monsanto Company.

Potato industry commits $5M to support UW–Madison potato and vegetable research program

January 25, 2017

Wisconsin's potato industry has made a commitment to raise $5 million over the next 10 years to support the UW–Madison's potato research program, to continue a decades-long partnership.

Farm & Industry Short Course serves Wisconsin farmers

October 28, 2016

In only 16 weeks, the UW–Madison Farm & Industry Short Course teaches students to operate their own farms, run an agricultural business, or work in the agribusiness sector.

UW-Madison food science department to celebrate new wine industry partnership

October 4, 2016

Media representatives are invited to an open house to learn more about the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Food Science’s expanding educational partnership with members of Wisconsin’s wine industry, including Wollersheim Winery, the Wisconsin Winery Association and the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association.

Wisconsin Ninja Warrior

June 10, 2016

Doctoral student and "Science Ninja" Zack Kemmerer anchored the UW–Madison team that won "Team Ninja Warrior College Madness" on Dec. 20.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2016

May 9, 2016

Every one of the 6,517 students graduating this week has a unique story to tell about their UW–Madison experience — of challenges overcome, connections forged, contributions made.

UW horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

May 6, 2016

Just as some seeds yield tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, others grow community and partnership.

Q&A: Scholar-scientist Keven Stonewall is motivated by passion

March 30, 2016

Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Keven Stonewall discovered a love for science at an early age.

Bird habitat changing quickly as climate change proceeds

December 22, 2015

The climatic conditions needed by 285 species of land birds in the United States have moved rapidly between 1950 and 2011 as a result of …

Three UW–Madison professors garner American Chemical Society honors

September 1, 2015

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has honored three UW–Madison professors with prestigious awards for excellence in research.