Philanthropy

UW programs among Evjue Foundation award recipients

May 23, 2018

The charitable arm of the Capital Times is providing $370,500 for 30 campus projects and programs in the humanities, science, the arts, health, media and more. The foundation was established by William T. Evjue, the founder and longtime editor of the Madison newspaper.

Agriculture

Fine-tuning a new crop that saves soil, produces grain and forage for cows

May 24, 2018

A perennial crop called kernza is being tested at the Arlington Agricultural Experimental Station. It's part of an envisioned shift from farming annuals toward toward a one-time tilling and planting of perennials, followed by harvesting forage and grain for years or decades.

Partnerships

Wild Wisconsin yeast find their way into bread, beer, and class

May 23, 2018

A Sheboygan strain of yeast is being tried in both bread and beer, through the work of UW–Madison and its industry partners. One question to be answered: How does it taste?

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Claudio Gratton: Bats vs. mosquitos

It’s a common assumption: Bats are important because they feast upon those pervasive warm-weather pests known as mosquitoes. You want… More

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Research

Study bolsters bats’ reputation as mosquito devourers

May 22, 2018

New UW–Madison research conducted throughout Wisconsin suggests that bats may indeed be effective exterminators of mosquitoes.

Microbes

A hidden world of communication, chemical warfare, beneath the soil

May 22, 2018

New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows how some harmful microbes have to contend not just with a farmer’s chemical attacks, but also with their microscopic neighbors — and themselves turn to chemical warfare to ward off threats.