Events

Events

  • 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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Research

Update on NIFA Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations

On December 16, 2014, the President signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 83) which provides annual funding for the Federal government including the U.S. Department of Agriculture. H.R. 83 provides $1.29 billion in discretionary spending for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) which is about $12 million above the FY 2014 Appropriations. The attached table provides program funding information and a comparison of the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations, FY 2015 President’s Budget, and FY 2015 Consolidated Appropriations funding levels. The table also includes mandatory funding provided by the 2014 Farm Bill, H.R. 2642, the Agricultural Act of 2014. The FY 2015 Act funds the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) at $325 million and directs that not less than 15 percent of the competitive research grant funds be used for agricultural research enhancement awards program, including EPSCoR. The AFRI matching requirements that were in effect immediately before the 2014 Farm Bill was enacted (such as the match for applied research that is commodity-specific and not of national scope; and match for equipment grants) apply in FY 2015. The ...
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Update on NIFA Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations
Research

NPR: International scientific collaborations have a greater impact

NPR: "Why Some Scientific Collaborations Are More Beneficial Than Others" http://www.npr.org/2014/12/15/370878827/why-some-scientific-collaborations-are-more-beneficial-than-others?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr New evidence suggests that top journals more often publish articles about scientific research conducted by international (as opposed to domestic) partners. Scientists also more frequently site scientific papers about research conducted via international collaboration.
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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NPR: International scientific collaborations have a greater impact
Teaching & Advising

Deadline extended for Science Curriculum Internationalization Award applications

Call for Proposals: Science Curriculum Internationalization Course development awards are now available to support UW–Madison faculty and instructional academic staff members in the sciences who wish to incorporate international content into one or more undergraduate courses. Awards, which provide up to $10,000 in flexible funds, are for courses in the sciences. Deadline: January 5, 2015 http://go.wisc.edu/8e962k
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Deadline extended for Science Curriculum Internationalization Award applications
People

John Shutske returns to associate dean role on Feb. 1

John Shutske, who has been serving as the interim provost and vice chancellor at UW- Extension since Feb. 17, will return to his role as associate dean for extension and outreach on Feb. 1, 2015. Brian Holmes, an emeritus professor of biological systems engineering, will remain in the interim associate dean role until Shutske returns. “We are pleased to welcome John back,” said CALS Dean Kate VandenBosch. “I know he learned a great deal as provost at UW-Extension and we look forward to him sharing those experiences with us. I also want to take the opportunity to thank Brian Holmes for his service during the past year.”  Holmes will resume his retirement after Feb. 1.
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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John Shutske returns to associate dean role on Feb. 1
Events

Sign up by Dec. 30 for Wisconsin Ag Economic 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/. For questions, contact Liz Henry at eahenry@wisc.edu or (608) 262-9485.
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Sign up by Dec. 30 for Wisconsin Ag Economic Outlook Forum
Calls to nominate

Experiment Station Award for Excellence in Leadership

The purpose of the award is to recognize those who have served the Regional Associations, the Experiment Station Section (ESS) and/or the national Land-Grant System with exemplary distinction. Through this person's leadership, he/she shall have personified the highest level of excellence by enhancing the cause and performance of the Regional Associations and ESS in achieving their missions and the Land-Grant ideal. Eligible for this award are former or current State Agricultural Experiment Station (SAES) leaders who have provided service as assistant director, associate director, director, or as chief operating officers with equivalent but variant titles (e.g. vice chancellor, associate vice chancellor, associate vice president, dean for research) and/or as a regional executive director. This award is distinctive in its expectations and not necessarily coincident with retirement, election to specific office or any other specific professional benchmark. Nominations for the recognition should be submitted to your regional offices by February 1, 2015. The Regional Associations will review the nominations and will select one regional winner. The Associations will submit the names of the winners to the ESCOP Chair by July 1 and he ...
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Experiment Station Award for Excellence in Leadership
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Experiment Station Award for Excellence in Multistate Research

Nominations are requested for the 2015 Experiment Station Section Award for Excellence in Multistate Research. This is the sixth year of the award program and, as in past years, the intent of this award is to publicly recognize the high quality science being conducted through the Hatch Multistate Research Program and the impacts of that science on society.  In addition, it is intended to increase the visibility of the program within the higher education community with a formal presentation at the annual APLU meeting and notification of decision makers in Washington through news releases announcing the award winners. February 28, 2015 is the deadline for nomination submissions to the offices of your regional executive directors. Nominations for the 2015 award will be made through the five regional SAES associations (NCRA, NERA, SAAESD, WAAESD, and ARD).  Any approved multistate project is eligible for the award.  Each association will submit one nomination to be considered for the national award.  The regional nominations will be reviewed by the ESCOP Science and Technology Committee.  This Committee will make a recommendation for the national winner to the ESCOP Executive ...
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Experiment Station Award for Excellence in Multistate Research
Events

Registration open for 9th annual Earth Day Conference

Registration is now open for the Nelson Institute's 9th annual Earth Day Conference. The keynote speaker this year is Neil deGrass Tyson.
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Registration open for 9th annual Earth Day Conference
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

Genetics professor John Doebley has been selected to 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. 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 to UW-Madison in 1999. 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. He is taking over the role from Michael Culbertson, who will soon retire after many years of dedicated service to the department.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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John Doebley named new chair of Genetics