Category State & Global

Sustainable dairy project finds ways to lower emissions, boost profits

September 20, 2019

Researchers found that ideal cow genetics, improved feeding strategies and better manure management could allow dairy farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions while producing more milk with less feed.

Sifting and winnowing turns 125: The tumultuous story of three little words

September 17, 2019

Sifting and winnowing has a special meaning at UW–Madison. Those words were first shared on Sept. 18, 1894, by the UW Board of Regents in defense of a professor named Richard Ely. How did an agricultural phrase come to symbolize academic freedom?

Brand New Badger: Freshman hopes to ease transition for other young immigrants

September 11, 2019

Yanci Almonte Vargas wrote an essay about the ups and downs of his immigration experience, in order to help other young immigrants. It will be featured in a new book series.

Climate change impacts Wisconsin’s inland lakes

September 4, 2019

The UW Water Resources Institute studied the effect on lake levels, water quality, aquatic invasive species and fisheries for 15,000 of the state's "true water treasures."

Steeped in history: Underground update is Bascom Hill’s latest chapter

September 3, 2019

Bascom Hill looks a little bit different at the moment than it did at the end of spring semester. Crews are busy replacing underground utilities, some of which date back to the 1890s. How well do you know your Bascom Hill history?

Science meets seat-of-the-tractor observations with Discovery Farms

August 30, 2019

“By the time Discovery Farms left Cashton in 2017,” says Jack Herricks, “the relationship had changed, the era of finger pointing and distrust had left. It was a pretty dramatic shift.”

Pepin County, UW–Madison team up for latest ‘UniverCity’ collaboration

August 29, 2019

UniverCity Year brings together faculty, students and members of Wisconsin communities to address local challenges through university courses and research.

Katherine Magnuson will direct Institute for Research on Poverty

August 15, 2019

IRP, a center established at UW–Madison by the federal government in 1966, was created to inform policies to combat poverty, inequality and their effects in the United States.

Two different equine diseases detected in Wisconsin in recent weeks

August 14, 2019

Following news in early August that 2019’s first case of Eastern equine encephalitis was detected in Wisconsin, another horse in Wisconsin was diagnosed with a separate disease called equine infectious anemia.