Events

Well Wisconsin: Stress and Your Physical Health Webinar – Aug. 17

The CALS Wellness Committee encourages members of the CALS community to register for and watch the upcoming Well Wisconsin: Stress and Your Physical Health Webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT. Description of the webinar: Prolonged, uncontrolled stress is detrimental to our mental and physical health. Stress can kill. This presentation reviews the stress response in more detail and highlights the impact on the human body during each phase including discussions on stress-induced weight gain, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. Review of previous stress management tips and strategies will be discussed as well as building resilience to overcome barriers to effective stress management. Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1854184896902493697
Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Well Wisconsin: Stress and Your Physical Health Webinar – Aug. 17
Awards and honors

Xuehua Zhong and Erin Silva receive Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Awards

Genetics assistant professor Xuehua Zhong and plant pathology assistant professor Erin Silva have been selected to receive Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Awards. [caption id="attachment_55003" align="alignleft" width="100"] Xuehua Zhong[/caption] Zhong studies the epigenetic control of gene regulation. Epigenetic regulation of gene expression is of great importance to many aspects of biology, ranging from genome integrity, imprinting, cellular differentiation, normal growth and development, disease formation, to potential biotechnological applications. The overall goal of Zhong’s research is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of chromatin-based gene regulation under normal growth and development as well as stress conditions. [caption id="attachment_55006" align="alignright" width="100"] Erin Silva. Photo by Anders Gurda.[/caption] Silva's research focuses on production practices to enhance the productivity and profitability of organic and sustainable cropping systems, including vegetables, row crops and pasture-based systems. The two main research areas of her program are cover crop systems, with a particular emphasis on cover crop-based reduced-tillage techniques, and variety performance in organic production systems. Her extension program focuses on the implementation of food safety practices on vegetable farms, as well as tools to determine cost-of-production on diversified farms. The one-year award is bestowed on pre-tenure faculty whose research benefits agricultural activities within the United ...
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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Xuehua Zhong and Erin Silva receive Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Awards
Events

CALS Summer Social set for Aug. 12

We hope your calendar is marked for the upcoming CALS Summer Social, set for Friday, Aug. 12 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Allen Centennial Garden. It'll be a nice opportunity - and a lovely setting - to connect with your fellow CALS colleagues, including members of the college's leadership team. Light appetizers, punch and water will be provided.  
Monday, July 25th, 2016
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CALS Summer Social set for Aug. 12
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 Thursday, Aug. 4 in the atrium of the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building, located at 440 Henry Mall. The gathering begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be a presentation and Q&A with VandenBosch at 10:00, followed by more coffee and social time. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Bock at (608) 262-1461.
Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Retired and emeritus faculty and staff invited to special Dean’s coffee event
Beyond classroom experiences

Students fare well in ASABE International Meeting competitions

[caption id="attachment_54987" align="alignnone" width="585"] Students just after the Student Awards Breakfast at the 2016 ASABE International Meeting (left to right): Caynen Klessig, Joshua Harmon, Grace Skarlupka, Wilhelm Heider, Parker Williams and Tanner Wears.[/caption] UW-Madison students fared well in the various student competitions held at this year's annual American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers international meeting. Ryan Baumgartner, Grace Skarlupka, Parker Williams and Tanner Wears put together a video that placed second in the first annual Tractor Seatbelt & ROPS Usage ASABE Student Branch Video Contest. Their second place finished earned the UW-Madison ASABE Preprofessionals $3500. The UW-Madison ASABE Preprofessionals placed second in the 2016 Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Trophy Competition. Ryan Baumgartner assembled the winning document with input from his fellow student officers. As part of the 2016 AGCO National Student Design Competition, Caynen Klessig assembled and delivered an oral presentation titled Separation Device for Hazelnut Kernels and Shells. Caynen and his BSE senior design team members (Kathleen Roush, Rebecca Smith and Haohua Wang) placed second in the annual competition.
Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Students fare well in ASABE International Meeting competitions
Awards and honors

Mehdi Kabbage receives Aberle Faculty Fellow Award

Mehdi Kabbage, assistant professor of plant pathology, has been selected to receive an Elton D. and Carrie R. Aberle Faculty Fellow Award. Kabbage is a mycologist with an interest in plant-fungal interactions. His overall research goal is to generate a complete description of necrotrophic fungal pathogenesis that will lead to suitable control strategies. The Aberle Faculty Fellow Award, established by former CALS dean Abe Aberle and his wife, is designed to recognize and reward promising young faculty within CALS, providing support and encouragement during the critical, pre-tenure period. The award provides a $10,000 one-time stipend to support the fellow’s research program.
Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Mehdi Kabbage receives Aberle Faculty Fellow Award
Awards and honors

John Lucey receives Kraft Heinz Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing

On July 19, the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) announced John Lucey as the 2016 recipient of the Kraft Heinz Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing. This award, which recognizes "outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy foods," was presented on July 21 during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Utah. Lucey currently serves as the director of the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research and a professor of food science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Utilizing the knowledge he has gained over his 20 year career as an educator and researcher, Lucey provides outstanding leadership to students and CDR staff. Having published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and 20 book chapters, Lucey inspires his students through his own actions and his passionate pursuit of innovation. He is devoted to student success and is proud to encourage students to seek out knowledge that will help to move the dairy industry forward. Nominated by his colleagues, Lucey is described as dedicated, enthusiastic, well-organized and motivating. His passion for innovation and his drive to improve the dairy industry can be seen through ...
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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John Lucey receives Kraft Heinz Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing
Teaching & Advising

CALS advisors: Consider volunteering for the UW Fall Career & Internship Fair

SAVE THE DATE: FALL CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR 2016 Thursday, September 22, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Kohl Center, 601 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI Sponsored by: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences College of Letters and Science Wisconsin School of Business School of Education School of Human Ecology Over 2,500 highly qualified UW-Madison students from over 100 majors attend this fair every fall to network with over 300 employers. Encourage the students in your programs to be one of them! Students: No need to register or RSVP. A full list of employers will be available through BuckyNet in August. Advisors: Want to volunteer and meet employers? We will need help setting up the fair and greeting employers. Email me if you are interested in helping out. Most assistance in needed 1:30-5pm. Employer Registration: Encourage any of your employer contacts to register here. https://bus-wisc-csm.symplicity.com/events. Please contact us with any questions! We look forward to seeing you September 22nd! Megan O’Rourke Event Coordinator, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences megan.orourke@wisc.edu 608.262.3460 Angie White Event Coordinator, Letters and Science Career Services awhite2@wisc.edu 608.263.5055 Diane Upton Event Coordinator, School of Business Career Services diane.upton@wisc.edu 608.262.2725
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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CALS advisors: Consider volunteering for the UW Fall Career & Internship Fair
In the News

CALS In the News for the Week of July 16- July 22

GMO News People want GMO foods labeled - which is pretty much all they know about GMOs.  The Washington Post, 7/21 Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication Americans Fear GMOs Despite Not Knowing Much About Them New York Magazine, 7/22 Mentioned: Department of Life Sciences Communication Study: Americans Support GMO Bill Wisconsin Ag Connections, 7/20 Mentioned: Department of Life Sciences Communication Milk News Wanna get better milk? Try happy therapy on cows Xinhua News, 7/20 Mentioned: Laura Hernandez, Dairy Science Scientists injected cows with "happy hormones" and got healthier milk Quartz, 7/19 Mentioned: Laura Hernandez, Dairy Science More nutritious milk when cows given serotonin  Dairy Reporter.com, 7/21 Quoted: Laura Hernandez, Dairy Science Falling Milk Prices Affect Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Wisconsin Public Radio,7/15 Mentioned: University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Dairy Science News There's a Reasonable Explanation as to Why This Sloth Won't Move  Gizmodo.com, 7/21 Quoted: Jonathan Pauli, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Say Cheese! Madison, Wisconsin is Cooking With Food Production BusinessClimate.com, 5/12 Mentioned: Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research University hired new college of ACES dean The Daily Illini, 7/15 Mentioned: Kimberlee Kidwell, Alumna, Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics. Wisconsin fruit growers feeling pinch from production drop in 2015 Wisconsin State Journal, 7/17 Quoted: Amaya Atucha, Horticulture UW-Madison lab devotes days, nights to decoding lake bacterial cycles Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/20 Quoted: Trina McMahon, Bacteriology Quoted: Alexandra Linz, ...
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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CALS In the News for the Week of July 16- July 22
Beyond classroom experiences

FRI Summer Undergraduate Researchers to give presentations July 26

Food Research Institute (FRI) Summer Undergraduate Researchers will present their findings on Tuesday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 6201 of Microbial Sciences. [caption id="attachment_54928" align="alignright" width="325"] This year's group of FRI Summer Undergraduate Researchers at a recent field trip to Chalet Cheese in Monroe, Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of FRI.[/caption] Each year, FRI provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to explore the field of food safety. “This is an excellent chance for students to learn about the food industry and what food safety careers are available in industry and academia after graduation,” said Adam Borger, FRI Outreach Program Manager. During an 8-week period, participating students perform basic and applied microbiological research studying different microbes that impact food safety and human health in the laboratory of FRI faculty members. Each week, the students learn from field experts about how microbiology and food safety affect the food industry, whether it be designing food-safety programs and controls, performing epidemiological investigations, or enhancing product development. The students also get the opportunity to visit Wisconsin food manufacturers to hear how food safety impacts their production. ...
Monday, July 18th, 2016
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FRI Summer Undergraduate Researchers to give presentations July 26