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These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, contact University Communications at 608-262-3571.

Experts on today’s news…

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Back To School

Beth Graue

Chair and Sorenson Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Graue, a former kindergarten teacher, can offer tips on how to prepare young children for the start of the school year after the summer break.

Marcia Slattery, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the UW Anxiety Disorders Program, can discuss how to help kids with homework anxiety.

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Agricultural Prices

Bruce L. Jones

Professor, agricultural and applied economics

Jones, an expert on agricultural finance, farm management and agricultural capital markets, can discuss the drop in corn, soybean and wheat prices.

Mark Stephenson, director of dairy policy analysis, and Brian Gould, an associate professor of agricultural and applied economics, can discuss the drop in milk prices. 

Dan Schaefer, a professor of animal sciences, can discuss livestock prices, which remain fairly strong with a recent flat trend line.

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Mosquito-Borne Virus

Susan M. Paskewitz

Professor, entomology

Paskewitz, an expert on biology and control of insects that transmit human and animal diseases, can discuss the first confirmed case of locally-acquired (US) chikungunya, which has been an epidemic in the Caribbean in recent months.

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