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Currently, 3,378 species of cicadas have been described and named. Nine of these are periodical cicadas like the bugs pictured on these leaves. Photo by Gene Kritsky. Cicadas 2024 Posted 8:56 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 Wondrous spectacle of insect behavior to be seen — and heard — in southwest Wisconsin this spring Read more about Cicadas 2024 2019 forest bathing experience led by Namyun Kil, UWL associate professor of Recreation Management & Recreation Therapy. Health benefits of forest bathing for kids Posted 11:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2023 Study finds mental and physiological health benefits for kids and teens who participate in structured forest therapy Read more about Health benefits of forest bathing for kids David Elzinga, UWL assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, combines approaches from Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science to address scientific questions based on biological topics. Mathematics in motion Posted 10:26 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 Mathematical models answer farmers’ questions about infectious disease Read more about Mathematics in motion Red maple leaf with a hint of yellow and orange. Concentrations of diverse molecules in a leaf can make it appear multiple colors. Why do fall leaves change color? Posted 8:32 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 UWL scientists explain the basic science behind the beauty  Read more about Why do fall leaves change color? UWL Professor Víctor M. Macías-González will present Latinos in Wisconsin Posted 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 Learn about Wisconsin’s Latino history Read more about Latinos in Wisconsin UWL researchers found that passive stretching before exercise can help protect vascular function. Sarah Fenn, a recent graduate with an Exercise and Sport Science major, received an Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award to pursue a new area of cardiovascular research. Her mentor is Jacob Caldwell, assistant professor of Exercise and Sport Science.  Stretching cardiovascular research Posted 12:46 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2023 A simple stretch could help prevent future events for people with cardiovascular disease  Read more about Stretching cardiovascular research Kelsey Redman, left, says the results of her research on impact forces in running has also informed the cues she gives herself as a runner with two half marathon finishes so far.   Research for better running Posted 2:03 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023 Want less impact on joints? UWL PT research shows a simple cue can make a big difference Read more about Research for better running Juneteenth Freedom Day Juneteenth Posted 11:14 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2023 The history of Juneteenth and the celebration in store for 2023 Read more about Juneteenth A wide range of bees collect nectar and pollen from purple coneflowers. Best flowers for bees Posted 4:03 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2023 Plant a variety of flowers to bloom all season long and consider the habitat you create for bees Read more about Best flowers for bees Danielle Hudson, a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate student in biology, has been conducting research on ground nesting bees in early spring outside on the university campus. The bees are typically out until the end of May. Bees that nest in the ground Posted 3:32 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2023 The vast majority of bees are living underfoot (not in hives) and they're playing an important role in pollination  Read more about Bees that nest in the ground