May 27, 2009
It's a challenge that parents face every day: Make healthy food taste good so their kids will actually eat it. A University of Wisconsin–Madison food development team has done just that, and on Monday, June 8, they'll head to Disneyland to showcase their creation before a panel of industry judges.
May 26, 2009
At restaurants and cafeterias, consumers have grown accustomed to seeing a line of waste containers for recycling glass, plastic and paper items. Important as those bins are for reducing the burden on landfills, they overlook a major source of waste: the food left on diners' plates.
May 11, 2009
Friends of the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers (WSBDF) will be pedaling for pledges when they wheel out of Dane County's Lake Farm Park on Friday, June 12, for the sixth annual Ride to Farm.
May 5, 2009
A new initiative at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is using music to raise public awareness about aquatic invasive species in the state.
April 27, 2009
The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) has selected University of Wisconsin–Madison food science professor Richard Hartel as the 2009 recipient of the Ken and Linda Ciriacks Alumni Outreach Excellence Award.
April 27, 2009
Last summer, after returning home from a walk in Madison's Dudgeon-Monroe neighborhood, Susan Paskewitz was astonished to find a deer tick crawling up her dog's hind leg. It was the first time Paskewitz, a University of Wisconsin–Madison entomologist, had collected a tick in the city. Within the month, she learned of two other such cases.
April 16, 2009
During the past few weeks, several states have shifted their policies in favor of civil unions and gay marriage. These policy changes are to some degree shaped by shifts in public attitudes toward gay marriage. Where do these opinion shifts come from?
April 2, 2009
Whether you are cooking at home or enjoying a meal out on the town, the 2009 Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas can steer you to local, sustainably grown food. The 2009 edition will be available for free in Madison and across southern Wisconsin beginning April 18.
April 1, 2009
Most Americans want to know more about biofuels, according to a new survey fielded by researchers in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
March 30, 2009
For people with the genetic condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU), diet is a constant struggle. They can eat virtually no protein, and instead get their daily dose of this key macronutrient by drinking a bitter-tasting formula of amino acids. Yet drink it they must; deviating from this strict dietary regimen puts them at risk of developing permanent neurological damage.
March 30, 2009
To help celebrate its 100th year, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Entomology is inviting the public to get up close and personal with members of the wide world of insects.
March 11, 2009
The Babcock Hall Dairy Store has expanded its hours and launched a new line of organic, locally roasted coffee. It now features three Babcock Blends created specifically for the store by the Just Coffee Cooperative.
February 23, 2009
Two members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty are among 72 scientists from around the world who have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.
February 12, 2009
In an effort to confront our most familiar malady, scientists have deciphered the instruction manual for the common cold.
February 10, 2009
Taking a chemical approach, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a promising biofuel. The process, which is described in the Wednesday, Feb. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, is unprecedented in its use of untreated, inedible biomass as the starting material.
February 3, 2009
Troy Runge, research director at Kimberly-Clark Corp., has been named director of the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative (WBI).
December 30, 2008
Get a first look at the 2009 Status of Wisconsin Agriculture report and learn more about the emerging issues and opportunities of Wisconsin agriculture.
December 29, 2008
One of the failings of university learning is that the work of students is often left on the shelf. Assignments, though faithfully completed, rarely make it out of the theoretical.
December 10, 2008
Life sciences communication professor Dietram Scheufele provides Wisconsin Week with a more in-depth look at his research on nanotechnology and religion.
December 8, 2008
When it comes to the world of the very, very small - nanotechnology - Americans have a big problem: Nano and its capacity to alter the fundamentals of nature, it seems, are failing the moral litmus test of religion.