In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of January 24-30

In the News: Genetically modified mosquitoes: Why some Floridians fear this solution The Christian Science Monitor 1/28/15 Quoted: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology Brew school: Preparing students for the growing craft beer industry Wisconsin State Journal 1/25/15 Mentioned: Babcock Hall Mentioned: Department of Food Science Quoted: Hans Zoerb, Food Science Brew school: Preparing students for the growing craft beer industry Chippewa Valley Business Report 1/25/15 Mentioned: Babcock Hall Mentioned: Department of Food Science Quoted: Hans Zoerb, Food Science School for beginning apple growers Morning Ag Clips 1/25/15 Mentioned: Christelle Guedot, Entomology Mentioned: Amaya Atucha, Horticulture Mentioned: Patricia McManus, Plant Pathology Mentioned: Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Dairy series in northern Wisconsin Agri-view 1/27/15 Mentioned: David Kammel, Biological Systems Engineering Series highlights turning milk into moola Superior Telegram 1/27/15 Mentioned: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science Innovations in organic ag Morning Ag Clips 1/25/15 Mentioned: Department of Agronomy Mentioned: Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Dairy expert hopes he misses on price prediction again in 2015 The Country Today 1/26/15 Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics Dairy farmers had great year Wisconsin State Farmer 1/28/15 Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics Wisconsin agriculture trends Agri-View 1/27/15 Quoted: Bruce Jones, Agricultural and Applied Economics Plummeting milk prices are good news for shoppers, bad news for farmers - Video WKOW 1/24/15 Quoted: Bruce Jones, Agricultural and ...
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CALS in the News for the Week of January 24-30
Happenings

Recent sightings: ARS award winners

This year's crop of ARS award winners were honored during the ARS Awards Reception and Dinner last Thursday. CALS photographer Sevie Kenyon snapped this photo of them with ARS superintendent Dwight Mueller right after the ceremony. From left to right: Bryan Jensen, Excellence in Research Award; Dwight Mueller, ARS superintendent; Jeff Breuer, Staff Recognition Award; Cheryl Skjolass, Fisher Safety Award; Norlan "Ben" Benevenga, Excellence in Service Award. More photos by Sevie Kenyon are available on the CALS Flickr Page. CALS units are welcome to download and use them for their websites, presentations, etc.
Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Recent sightings: ARS award winners
Teaching & Advising

Encourage students to participate in UW’s Undergraduate Symposium

The Annual Undergraduate Symposium is a forum designed to showcase undergraduate students' creativity, achievement and talent across all disciplines through oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, film shorts (new this year), and performances. The Undergraduate Symposium is open to all University of Wisconsin-Madison students enrolled during the 2014-2015 academic year, including those who graduated in December. Please encourage your undergraduate students--who are engaged in research, service learning, fine art and performance--to take advantage of this opportunity to present their work to the campus community and public-at-large. I hope you will also consider encouraging students in your classes to attend the Symposium even if they are not presenting. This year's Undergraduate Symposium will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Union South. The schedule includes a film shorts session, a performance workshop where students can perform and discuss their creative process, and a reception at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here. Questions can be directed to Laurie Mayberry, Assistant Vice Provost, at 262-5246 or laurie.mayberry@wisc.edu.
Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Workplace

Staff eligible for length of service pin at 10, 20, 30 and 40 years with CALS

Academic Staff and Classified Staff members are an integral part of the research, teaching, extension, and administrative activities of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). To assist departments, centers, and programs in honoring their long-term staff, the Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) has designed "length of service" pins to be distributed to staff members who have served in one or more positions in CALS for 10, 20, or 30 years, and a recognition plaque with 40 years of service in CALS. CASI needs help identifying people who are eligible for this length of service distinction.  If you have completed your 10th, 20th, 30th, or 40th year of service in CALS as of December 31, 2014, please let CASI know by completing and returning the Length_of_Service_Form by February 28, 2015. The form can be returned electronically to CASI at casi@cals.wisc.edu or in hardcopy to CASI, 240 Agricultural Hall, 1450 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706.  If you want to be recognized this year, forms must be received by February 28, 2015.  If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Dawn Wagner ...
Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Staff eligible for length of service pin at 10, 20, 30 and 40 years with CALS
Events

University Roundtable luncheons feature CALS speakers

The University Roundtable is gearing up to offer featured monthly luncheon speakers from the UW community, including a number from CALS. The luncheons will be held in Varsity Hall at Union South. Each luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. and ends by 1 p.m. The cost for each session is $10. Here's the line up: Wednesday, February 11 Cheese Research: Old School and New Frontiers - Mark Johnson When Mark Johnson explains to his friends what he does, they are a little surprised to find out that after a few thousand years of cheese making experience there is something new to explore with cheese making. Mark will tell the story of what the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research has done and what it is doing. He will share stories about the traditional way of making cheese, as well as the exploration of developing newer techniques to produce great cheeses. Reservation Deadline: Noon, February 3 Wednesday, March 11 Things Cannot Stay the Same: The Ever-Changing Landscape of Wisconsin Insects - Phil Pellitteri Between climate issues and new invasive species, there will always be new insect challenges to deal with. It is impossible to ...
Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Events

Help us record CALS history

Last fall, Dean Kate VandenBosch appointed a CALS History Work Group, comprised of emeritus and current faculty and staff, to preserve and share the college's history and institutional memory. The group plans to hold an event in late February for emeritus and retired faculty and staff and anyone else interested in learning how they can join in this effort. Are you interested in helping identify people and places in old CALS photos? Do you have a story that you want to share? Stay tuned for more information about time and location of this event. If you have questions, email Kara Luedtke, CALS External Relations.
Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Events

Live broadcast of national science, policy and environment forum

ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE SATELLITE CONFERENCE Tong Auditorium, Engineering Centers Building Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:00am to Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:30am With support of the Nelson Institute and the Office of Sustainability, the Wisconsin Energy Institute will host a live broadcast of the 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment. A panel discussion will follow the broadcast on Jan. 27. The general public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Lunch will be provided on first day during the panel. Schedule: Jan. 27: 8:00am-12:30pm (Keynote, Plenary 1, 2 and 3, BONUS: lunch and a UW panel) Jan. 28: 8:00-9:30am (Keynote, Plenary 4) Jan. 28: 4:00-6:15pm (Gary Braasch, Lifetime Achievement Presentation, and Amory Lovins) Jan. 29: 8:00-11:30am (Keynotes, Plenary 5 and 6) January 27 Featured UW Panel: Moderator: Greg Nemet, Associate Professor, Public Affairs and Environmental Studies Thatcher Root, Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering Tom Rutherford, Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics Nancy Wong, Professor, School of Human Ecology Registration appreciated. You can register for the conference here » Learn more about the conference here »
Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Live broadcast of national science, policy and environment forum
Happenings

CALS and horticulture department honored by cranberry growers association

Last Thursday, the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association honored CALS and the college's Department of Horticulture for "125 years of positive contributions to the citizens of the state, agricultural and cranberry industry." Dean Kate VandenBosch and horticulture chair Irwin Goldman attended the ceremony, where they were presented recognition plaques. The event took place during a luncheon at the association's Wisconsin Cranberry School at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point. There were 200 people in attendance.
Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Extension and Outreach

Sign up to participate in UW-Madison Science Expeditions

The UW-Madison Science Alliance invites you to participate in the 13th Annual UW-Madison Science Expeditions on March 20, 21 and 22, 2015. Why participate in UW Science Expeditions? UW Science Expeditions is an annual campus-wide science open house: it’s an opportunity for all of us to welcome everyone to their public, land-grant research university. This campus-wide open house features three types of programs: 1. Exploration Stations: hands-on exhibits where you share insights into your research. 2. Science Spectaculars: presentations that engage a larger audience, usually in an auditorium. 3. Destinations for Exploration: tours or Open Houses of research venues across the UW-Madison campus. *To Sign Up to lead an Exploration Station, a Science Spectacular or a Destination for Exploration, please register at http://go.wisc.edu/pt5t4q We’ve included more information below. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ana Garic, UW Nutritional Sciences, at 608-262-9346 or ana.garic@wisc.edu. If you know others who may be interested, please forward this information to them. Thank you for considering this invitation to participate in the 2015 UW Science Expeditions! The 2015 UW Science Expeditions Planning Team: Ana Garic, anags@nutrisci.wisc.edu 262-9346 Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, msullivan@library.wisc.edu 262-2402 Travis Tangen, ttangen@warf.org ...
Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Sign up to participate in UW-Madison Science Expeditions
Teaching & Advising

Three Minute Thesis competition – Feb. 16

Grad students: Can you explain your thesis research in JUST 3 MINUTES? There’s only one way to find out… Three Minute Thesis® (3MT®) is an international competition in which Ph.D. students explain their thesis research to a general audience. The competition is open to any UW-Madison graduate student in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and math). Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants. Everyone is welcome to attend the competition on February 16, 1:00-3:00, at H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building. A reception, sponsored by Sigma Aldrich, will follow. Please RSVP here. This event was organized by Graduate Women in Science, WARF and the Graduate School.
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Three Minute Thesis competition – Feb. 16