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Awards and honors

PNAS article by Dietram Scheufele wins communication award

A 2014 paper written by life sciences communication professor Dietram Scheufele, titled “Science communication as political communication,” has been selected to receive the Communication of Science, Health and the Environment (ComSHER) Article of the Year Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, explores why scientific debates in modern societies often blur the lines between the science that is being debated and the political, moral, and legal implications that come with its societal applications. After delving into the dynamics that determine how issues are debated and attitudes are formed in political environments, the paper concludes with some advice for science communicators, encouraging them to ensure that the voice of the scientific community is heard in the broader societal debates surrounding science. Scheufele, the John E. Ross Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at UW-Madison, is an expert on public opinion, emerging technologies in science, new media and politics. Learn more on Scheufele's UW Experts profile page and his website.
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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PNAS article by Dietram Scheufele wins communication award
Workplace

Reminder on UW travel policies

Martha Kerner, Assistant Vice Chancellor for the UW-Madison Division of Business Services, sent the following email communication about UW-Madison travel policies to members of the UW-Madison community on 6/30/2015: Dear UW-Madison Faculty and Staff, Earlier this year (January 2015), you were notified of changes to UW-System airfare travel polices applicable to all UW institutions, including UW-Madison. The purpose of this e-mail is to remind you of the changes that will take effect on July 1, 2015. To recap, Wisconsin Act 32 (2011-2013 Biennial Budget) granted the Board of Regents the flexibility to establish a new travel program for UW institutions apart from the travel guidelines prescribed in the State Compensation Plan. As a result of a competitive bidding process, Fox World Travel (FWT) and the use of its on-line booking tool (Concur) was awarded a direct contract with UW institutions for travel services. UW-System then made changes to the UW airfare travel policies, which included the following: · Effective January 5, 2015, all airfare reservations initiated by university employees must be made through Fox World Travel (FWT) or Concur. This includes airfare for employees, guests, ...
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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CALS Academic Planning Council for 2015-16

CALS Academic Planning Council elections have finished. Council members for 2015-16 are: David Eide, Faculty, Nutritional Sciences (2016) Paul Fricke, Faculty, Dairy Science (2017) Sundaram Gunasekaran, Faculty, Biological Systems Engineering (2016) Jiming Jiang, Faculty, Horticulture, 2018 Joe Lauer, Faculty, Agronomy (2017) Paul Mitchell, Extension Faculty, Agricultural and Applied Economics (2018) Francisco Pelegri, Faculty, Genetics (2017) Ken Raffa, Faculty, Entomology (2016) Jon Roll, Academic Staff, Bacteriology (2018) Janet Silbernagel, Faculty, Landscape Architecture (2018) Leann Tigges, Faculty, Community and Environmental Sociology (2016) Tim Van Deelan, Faculty, Forest & Wildlife Ecology (2018) Laura Ward Good, Academic Staff, Soil Science (2017) Marv Wickens, Faculty, Biochemistry (2018) See the CALS Academic Planning Council website for meeting dates and times and for more information about the Council.
Monday, June 29th, 2015
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CALS Academic Planning Council for 2015-16
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of June 20-26

In the News: G.M.O. Dilemma: Swaying a Wary Public New York Times 6/24/15 Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication Iceland's Yogurt Industry Has an Acid Whey Problem Vice 6/23/15 Quoted: Karen Smith, Center for Dairy Research Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research Small dairy farms try to survive in the shadow of mega-farms' power Wisconsin State Journal 6/21/15 Quoted: Bob Cropp, emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics Frank Kaminsky goes to Charlotte Hornets at No. 9 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6/25/15 Quoted: Frank Kaminsky, alumnus, Life Sciences Communication Wisconsin Woman Named Finalist for White House Fellowship wxpr.org 6/15/15 Mentioned: Luxme Hariharan, alumnus, Biology A New Alternative to Antibiotics? Modern Farmer 6/24/15 Quoted: Mark Cook, Animal Sciences Mentioned: Jordan Sand, Animal Sciences Science fiction in Jurassic World creeps towards science - Video Channel 3000 TV 6/19/15 Quoted: Stanley Temple, emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology How Great Cities are Fed - Audio Heritage Radio Network Quoted: Michelle Miller, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Deer Tick Uptick: Parts of Dane County experience levels 10 times higher than last year - Video wkow.com 6/24/15 Quoted: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology Beaty named Farm Bureau chief administrative officer Agri-View 6/25/15 Mentioned: Dale Beaty, alumnus, Agricultural and Applied Economics Beaty to lead Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation The Country Today 6/22/15 Quoted: Dale Beaty, alumnus, Agricultural and ...
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CALS in the News for the Week of June 20-26
Awards and honors

Ahna Skop named Kavli Frontiers of Science fellow

Associate professor of genetics Ahna Skop, an expert on cell polarity and cytokinesis in C. elegans embryos, has been named a Kavli Frontiers of Science fellow and been invited to participate in the Kavli Foundation's Frontiers of Science symposium. Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Kavli Foundation, the symposium brings together outstanding young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in a broad range of disciplines. Skop plans to attend the symposium, which is set for August 10-12 in Irvine, California.
Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Ahna Skop named Kavli Frontiers of Science fellow
Position openings

PVL for CALS Director of International Programs

The PVL for a new faculty director of CALS International Programs has been released. Details can be found at https://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/Internal/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=82118. Kent Weigel, professor and chair in the department of dairy science, will chair the search committee. The application deadline is 9/30/2015. Interested faculty are welcome and encouraged to contact Dick Straub (890-0225 or richard.straub@wisc.edu) with questions.  
Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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PVL for CALS Director of International Programs
Events

Retired and emeritus faculty and staff invited to special Dean’s coffee event

CALS retired and emeritus faculty and staff are invited to join Dean Kate VandenBosch for coffee, cookies and conversation with fellow retired and emeritus colleagues on Tuesday, Aug. 4 in the atrium of the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building, located at 440 Henry Mall. The gathering begins at 10 a.m. There will be a presentation and Q&A with VandenBosch at 10:15, followed by more coffee and social time. Please RSVP online by July 17 at http://go.wisc.edu/coffee. For more information, download this 2015_Emeritus_Coffee_­Invite flyer, which includes a map showing how to find the atrium. If you have additional questions, please contact Rebecca Bock at (608) 262-1461.  
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Retired and emeritus faculty and staff invited to special Dean’s coffee event
Events

Save the date: WEI’s 2015 Energy Summit set for Oct. 13

The Wisconsin Energy Institute's 2015 Energy Summit is set for October 13, 2015. It will focus on health-damaging air pollutants and carbon emissions, discuss trade-offs for the globe's energy future, and examine win-win opportunities for the future of energy and air quality. Sessions will include representatives from regulatory agencies, industry, and research institutions, ensuring lively discussions from a variety of perspectives. Topics include: The Clean Power Plan Meeting the New Ozone Standard U.S. Air and Foreign Air Pollution Can Satellite Data Support Air Regulation Buildings and Energy Cities and Cars Future Fuels, Future Engines For more information and to register, visit the 2015 Energy Summit website.
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Save the date: WEI’s 2015 Energy Summit set for Oct. 13
Milestones

CALS department chairs for 2015-16

Here’s a list of CALS department chairs for the year to come. Departments with new chairs this year are in bold. Ian Coxhead, Agricultural & Applied Economics William Tracy, Agronomy Daniel Schaefer, Animal Sciences Charles Kaspar, Bacteriology Brian Fox, Biochemistry Doug Reinemann, Biological Systems Engineering Gary Green, Community & Environmental Sociology Kent Weigel, Dairy Science Susan Paskewitz, Entomology Scott Rankin, Food Science Mark Rickenbach, Forest & Wildlife Ecology John Doebley, Genetics Irwin Goldman, Horticulture John Harrington, Landscape Architecture Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication David Eide, Nutritional Sciences Patty McManus, Plant Pathology Alfred Hartemink, Soil Science Ken Genskow, Urban & Regional Planning
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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CALS department chairs for 2015-16
Extension and Outreach

Marshfield ARS hosts successful FFA alumni dairy breakfast

Nancy Esser, superintendent of Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, shared this report from the 2015 Marshfield FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast held at the station this past weekend: UW Marshfield Agricultural Research Station was the site for the 2015 Marshfield FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast. The weather was perfect for the event - warm with lots of sun. Between 7 am and noon, over 1800 people from communities around Central Wisconsin enjoyed a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, cheese, applesauce, milk and ice cream on the grounds of the UW farm. Breakfast attendees were given an opportunity to learn what happens at a UW Agricultural Research Station. Two tour wagons steadily drove interested and curious breakfast attendees through livestock facilities every 20 minutes. Breakfast guests had the chance to see the one-or-a-kind research heifer facilities, housing 520 dairy replacement heifers and the USDA lactating cow barn of which all 125 dairy cows residing in the barn are on study. Narrated tours focused on the unique configuration of the barns making them ideal for study, the ability of the facility to run trials with large populations of ...
Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Marshfield ARS hosts successful FFA alumni dairy breakfast