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  • 12/24/14 Christmas Eve No classes; university offices are closed.
  • 12/25/14 Christmas No classes; university offices are closed.
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In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of December 13-19

In the News: Video shows 'Amazing Race' finalists' work at UW - Video Channel3000.com 12/18/14 Quoted: Maya Warren, graduate student, Food Science Quoted: Amy DeJong, graduate student, Food Science Quoted: Rich Hartel, Food Science Amazing students: UW food science duo in finale of 'Amazing Race' Madison.com 12/18/14 Mentioned: Maya Warren, graduate student, Food Science Mentioned: Amy DeJong, graduate student, Food Science Mentioned: Rich Hartel, Food Science Science of Phenology Has Deep Wisconsin Roots Wisconsin Public Radio 12/17/14 Quoted: Stanley Temple, emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Tim and Danielle Clark Named to AFBF's Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee Wisconsin Farm Bureau 12/17/14 Quoted: Tim Clark, alumnus, Life Sciences Communication Seed supplies good, despite bad season Wisconsin State Farmer 12/17/14 Quoted: John Mochon, Agronomy Mentioned: Agricultural Research Stations Dairy product export volumes retreating from record-high years Wisconsin State Farmer 12/16/14 Mentioned: Brian Gould, Agricultural and Applied Economics Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum, Jan. 21 Wisconsin State Farmer 12/15/14 Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute Mentioned: Liz Henry, Agricultural and Applied Economics Wis. ag economic outlook forum Morning Ag Clips 12/14/14 Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute Mentioned: Liz Henry, Agricultural and Applied Economics Sign up for Jan. 21 Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum Agri-View 12/13/14 Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute Mentioned: Liz Henry, Agricultural and Applied Economics Wisconsin Ag Outlook Forum Slated for ...
Friday, December 19th, 2014
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CALS in the News for the Week of December 13-19
People

John Doebley named new chair of Genetics

It is a great pleasure to announce that John F. Doebley, PhD, will become the next chair of the Laboratory of Genetics, which includes the School of Medicine and Public Health's Department of Medical Genetics and the CALS’ Department of Genetics, effective January 1, 2015. Dr. Doebley received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by post-doctoral fellowship training at North Carolina State University. After serving on the faculty at Texas A&M and the University of Minnesota, he was recruited back home to UW-Madison in 1999 as Professor of Genetics. John is an internationally renowned scientist and a member of the National Academy of Science as well as Past President of the American Genetical Association. He is also a deeply respected teacher and mentor. It is clear that his vision for the department builds on its historic strengths with an eye towards the future. We would like to thank Michael Culbertson for his many years of dedicated leadership as chair of the Laboratory of Genetics and wish him well in his retirement.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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John Doebley named new chair of Genetics
Strategic Planning

CALS APC restructuring approved

The plan to restructure the College's Academic Planning Council was approved by the University Committee on December 15, 2014. This was the last step in the governance process after CALS faculty voted overwhelmingly in favor of the plan. Implementation of the plan will begin in Spring of 2015 when new APC members are elected. The Council will grow from 8 faculty members to 12 and have 2 academic staff with voting rights. Terms will be 3 years and staggered, a quorum will be 8 members. Restructuring of the APC was part of the College's Strategic Planning efforts. More information can be found at: http://www.cals.wisc.edu/departments/office-of-dean-and-director-2/cals-strategic-planning/
Monday, December 15th, 2014
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CALS APC restructuring approved
Workplace

Reminder: you still have time to contribute to the 2014 Partners in Giving campaign

If you would like to contribute to the 2014 Partners in Giving campaign, there is still time to do so! Donations can be made online or by filling out your paper form.  If you are planning to opt for payroll deduction, please try to get your form in as soon as possible as 2015 is right around the corner! CALS will have a final prize drawing this week for an autographed football from the Green Bay Packers and tickets to a Milwaukee Bucks game. Turn in your donation form or donate online to be part of the drawing. A special thank you to those of you who've already donated and for those of you who still will! For more information, contact Julie Scharm at 608-262-9812 or jscharm@cals.wisc.edu.
Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Reminder: you still have time to contribute to the 2014 Partners in Giving campaign
Calls to nominate

2015 CALS faculty and staff awards: Call for nominations

It is time to nominate colleagues for the 2015 CALS faculty, academic staff and classified staff awards. Links to download the various calls for nominations can be found below. Please note that Friday, February 6 is the nomination deadline for all awards. Awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 29 at 3 p.m. in the Ebling Symposium Center. Awards for faculty: Pound Extension Award Pound Research Award Robert G. F. and Hazel Spitze Land Grant Faculty Award for Excellence Awards for either faculty or academic staff: International Award J.S. Donald Excellence in Teaching Award--FISC Spitzer Teaching Award, Outstanding Adviser Award (WALSAA) & Arthur J. Maurer Extra Mile Award (Note: Candidates for the Maurer Extra Mile Award must be nominated by students.) Awards for faculty, academic or classified staff, or students: Equity and Diversity Award Awards for academic staff: Academic Staff Excellence Awards (one each for research, leadership and service) Awards for classified staff: Classified Staff Recognition Awards Remember, nominations are due Friday, February 6.
Monday, December 15th, 2014
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2015 CALS faculty and staff awards: Call for nominations
Extension and Outreach

Sign up now for Jan. 21 Wisconsin Ag Outlook Forum

University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension experts will discuss the financial health of Wisconsin agriculture and the outlook for the year to come at the eighth annual Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 21 on the UW-Madison campus. The event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. – 2: 30 p.m., will be held in the Tripp Commons room at the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. The program, organized by the UW-Madison’s Renk Agribusiness Institute, includes a pre-forum luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., followed by the forum itself, which runs from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration for the event is requested by Dec. 30. During the forum, speakers will discuss the status of Wisconsin’s farm economy, production of Wisconsin’s major commodities last year and how things are expected to fare in the year ahead. They will address topics including farm income, farm inputs and credit, dairy, livestock, corn and soybeans. Registration costs $15.00 and covers both the lunch and the forum. For more information and to register, visit: http://agoutlook.cals.wisc.edu/.
Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Sign up now for Jan. 21 Wisconsin Ag Outlook Forum
Awards and honors

Shawn Kaeppler appointed Campbell-Bascom Professor

Shawn Kaeppler, Professor of Agronomy, has been selected as the Campbell-Bascom Professor. The professorship was established by the Campbell Soup Company and is awarded to faculty in CALS who have made outstanding contributions in the field of agriculture. This includes, but is not limited to, those working in the areas of food science, nutrition, horticulture, agronomy, plant pathology, biological systems engineering, bacteriology, biochemistry, and genetics. The Campbell-Bascom Professorship provides an annual auxiliary allocation that can be used in support of scholarly activities, including supplies, equipment, research assistants, travel to professional meetings, and other research costs.
Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Shawn Kaeppler appointed Campbell-Bascom Professor
Extension and Outreach

Participate in MLK Day of Service at WID

Members of the UW campus are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 19 at the Discovery Building by hosting an exploration station or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) career workshop. There will be two sessions of exploration stations and workshops from 10am – noon. Sign up here by Friday, December 19 MLK Day of Service at the Discovery Building is an annual event for Dane County middle and high school students to learn about science and participate in an afternoon service project as part of part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. This year, we will be exploring different STEAM careers and how they are relevant to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mission of service. This is a great opportunity to convey the wonders of science and advance the Wisconsin Idea! Oftentimes STEAM appears to be something that can only be done “at the UW” or in a classroom, so your challenge is to make STEAM accessible and meaningful to everyday life! What is an Exploration Station? Similar to other events on ...
Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Participate in MLK Day of Service at WID
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of December 6-12

In the News: Agriculture Risk Coverage recommended for soybean and corn producers Agri-View 12/10/14 Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics Decades-old campus Christmas tree sale still fresh The Cap Times 12/05/14 Quoted: Scott Bowe, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Growing Wisconsin Agriculture Careers Farm Flavor Quoted: Heidi Zoerb, Associate Dean Milk Glut Spurs Price Slump in Win for U.S. Butter Eaters Bloomberg 12/11/14 Quoted: Brian Gould, Agricultural and Applied Economics 'Perfect storm' churns milk into gold for farmers CNBC 12/07/14 Quoted: Brian Gould, Agricultural and Applied Economics Milk glut spurs slump in win for U.S. butter eaters NorthJersey.com 12/11/14 Quoted: Brian Gould, Agricultural and Applied Economics On Wisconsin: And end for Little Norway and a possible return trip for its signature building Wisconsin State Journal 12/07/14 Mentioned: Asher Hobson, deceased, Agricultural and Applied Economics UW-Madison Dairy Judges Dominate at Accelerated Genetics Contest Wisconsin Agriculturalist 12/10/14 Mentioned: Andy Sell, undergraduate student, Dairy Science Mentioned: Janelle Remington, undergraduate student, Dairy Science Mentioned: Lizi Endres, undergraduate student, Dairy Science Mentioned: Sara Harn, undergraduate student, Dairy Science Task force taps Central Sands for water data The Country Today 12/08/14 Quoted: Jeff Wyman, Horticulture Editorial: No comments. An experiment in elevating the conversation St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/08/14 Mentioned: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication Mentioned: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication WHAT OTHERS ...
Friday, December 12th, 2014
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CALS in the News for the Week of December 6-12
Workplace

CALS APC agenda for Dec. 18 meeting

CALS ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL December 18, 2014 2:30-4:00 p.m. 354 Agricultural Hall 1. Review agenda 2. Revisions to current agenda 3. Review minutes, December 4, 2014 Action and Discussion Items 1. Revenue Generating Activities Guidelines for 136 funds 2. Faculty position requests 3. Graduate Assistantship Appointments 4. Campus Budget Model Update 5. Restructuring: Feedback from meeting with OQI
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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CALS APC agenda for Dec. 18 meeting