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Sticker shock at the meat case

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Pulitzer-winning Milwaukee science writer speaks here Sept. 23

[caption id="attachment_42469" align="alignleft" width="186"] Mark Johnson[/caption] Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Mark Johnson will bring his experience and expertise to campus as the fall 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison Science Writer in Residence. A health and science reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Johnson will spend time with students, faculty and staff the week of Sept 22. He’ll share some of his insights at a free public lecture at Union South on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 4-5 p.m., focused on embracing scientific thinking. For more information, see the complete news release here.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Pulitzer-winning Milwaukee science writer speaks here Sept. 23
Awards and honors

Five CALS alumni among Vance 40 Under 40 honorees

Vance Publishing Corporation’s Agribusiness Group recognizes 40 Under 40 making a significant contribution to America’s food system. Of those selected this year, five are graduates of CALS: Jeffrey Bewley, MS'00 Dairy Science, is now an Associate Extension Professor at the University of Kentucky specializing in Animal and Food Sciences. Michael Copas, BS'03 Agronomy, MS'06 PhD'11 Horticulture, is a Senior Agronomist with RPE Inc. Craig Kohn, BS'08 Agricultural Education, is an Agricultural Sciences Instructor at Waterford Union High School. Nicole Nelson, BS'08 Life Sciences Communication, is the Executive Director and Project Coordinator of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. Laura Daniels, BS'97 Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication, is the Owner of Heartwood Farm. For the complete list and more information click here.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Five CALS alumni among Vance 40 Under 40 honorees
Events

Register now for 2014 UW Plant Sciences Symposium on Oct. 3

The fourth annual UW Plant Sciences Symposium, titled "Plants and Society: Integrating Food and Sciences in Today's Culture," will be held on Friday, October 3 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required, and a live stream of the event will be available for those who can not attend in person.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Register now for 2014 UW Plant Sciences Symposium on Oct. 3
Position openings

Agronomy seeks assistant professor of cereal crops breeding and genetics

The Department of Agronomy is in search of an assistant professor of cereal crops breeding and genetics. For more information click here.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Agronomy seeks assistant professor of cereal crops breeding and genetics
Calls to nominate

Nominate an alum for WAA’s Distinguished Alumni Award — by Oct. 10

Do you know a UW alumnus who has made a significant impact in their community and industry? If so, consider nominating them for WAA's Distinguished Alumni Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 10th. Fore more information and to submit a nomination, click here.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Nominate an alum for WAA’s Distinguished Alumni Award — by Oct. 10
Research

Org chart for restructured Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Grad Education

As a part of the 2014 leadership restructuring, the Graduate School is now a unit within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. The Graduate School's core mission to foster excellence in graduate education remains unchanged and its integration with the research mission of the university is preserved. Note that CALS faculty members Daniel Kleinman and Brian Fox are part of the new UW research leadership team. The below chart outlines the new, integrated structure. [caption id="attachment_42481" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Click the image to enlarge[/caption] For more information, you can follow the reorganization updates here.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Org chart for restructured Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Grad Education
Extension and Outreach

Bruce Jones preps foreign agricultural attachés for tour of Wisconsin

[caption id="attachment_42502" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bruce Jones presents information about the status of Wisconsin agriculture to members of the foreign ag attache group.[/caption] On Monday morning CALS ag economist Bruce Jones spoke with a group of 26 foreign agricultural attachés from around the globe about the status of Wisconsin agriculture, helping to prepare them for an exciting week-long ag-focused tour of the state. The tour, arranged by the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service with help from WIDATCP, is designed to introduce the visitors to diverse aspects of the state's agricultural enterprise, including dairy, cranberries, biofuels, soybeans, urban/organic systems and more. John Ferrick, director of CALS International Programs, will be attending parts of the tour, including a stop at CALS' Arlington Ag Research Station later this week.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Bruce Jones preps foreign agricultural attachés for tour of Wisconsin
Workplace

CALS APC agenda, September 25

CALS ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL AGENDA September 25, 2014 2:30-4:00 p.m., 354 Agricultural Hall Business Items Introductions Review council charge/function and APC’s role Review agenda Revisions to current agenda Review minutes, May 5, 2014 Action and Discussion Items Discussion: Resource and Energy Demand Analysis Proposal (2nd time) • Guest: Ian Coxhead Discussion: International Report from Strategic Plan (1st time) • Guest: Ian Coxhead Data usage for decision making - introduction • Guest: Mark Rickenbach Budget reduction exercise memo – introduction (1st time) Announcements and Informational Items • Graduate Programs & Academic Affairs in CALS • APC restructure vote (http://apc.cals.wisc.edu/cals-apc-restructuring)
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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CALS APC agenda, September 25
Extension and Outreach

Two from CALS help review DATCP’s livestock siting rules

Two CALS faculty members are among nine people appointed to DATCP's Livestock Facility Siting Technical Expert Committee. They include Matt Ruark, assistant professor of soil science, and Brian Holmes, professor emerltus of biological systems engineering who is currently serving as interim associate dean for extension and outreach. More info on the committee and its charge is provided here. The committee, appointed by DATCP secretary Ben Brancel, met for the first time on Sept. 18 to begin review ATCP Rule 51, which sets standards and procedures for permitting new and expanded livestock facilities.  
Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Two from CALS help review DATCP’s livestock siting rules
In the News

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

In the News: UW-Madison ranks No. 1 worldwide in media and communications studies The Daily Cardinal 9/17/14 Mentioned: Department of Life Sciences Communication Crop Land Rental Prices Are Up In 2014 Wisconsin Public Radio 9/17/14 Quoted: Bruce Jones, Agricultural and Applied Economics Grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent Fox 11 Green Bay 9/15/14 Quoted: Bruce Jones, Agricultural and Applied Economics Systematic Estimates of Bird Populations Prove Challenging The Wall Street Journal 9/12/14 Quoted: Stanley Temple, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Annoying pests buzzing in kitchens across the areas 620 WTMJ 9/12/14 Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology Dairy science showcase Morning Ag Clips 9/15/14 Mentioned: Department of Dairy Science Mentioned: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science UW dairy science visit day Morning Ag Clips 9/14/14 Mentioned: Department of Dairy Science Quoted: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science Science to the people: UW-Madison's outreach efforts aim to reinforce the value of research The Cap Times 9/17/14 Mentioned: Agricultural Research Stations Mentioned: Babcock Hall International visitors to tour Wisconsin's farmland Agri-View 9/17/14 Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station Wisconsin Agriculture To Be In The International Spotlight SW News 9/18/14 Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station CALS will honor three Wisconsin ag leaders and two UW scientists Agri-View 9/15/14 Mentioned: Shelly Mayer, alumnus, Life Sciences Communication Mentioned: Larry Smith, alumnus, Food Science Mentioned: Michael Pariza, alumnus, Bacteriology Mentioned: David Wieckert, ...
Friday, September 19th, 2014
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CALS in the News for the Week of September 13-19