In the News

CALS In the News for the Week of Sep 17 – Sep 23

News Production, Cows Go Up So Price Comes Down Ag Web, 9/22 Quoted: Bob Cropp, Agricultural and Applied Economics Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics Rattlesnake Ancestor Was Venom Factory Yahoo! News UK, 9/22 Quoted: Sean Carroll, Genetics Steve Arp retired, but still raising beef Agri-View, 9/22 Quoted: Steve Arp, Animal Science Mentioned: Dan Schaefer, Animal Science U.S. cow numbers push to two-decade high Progressive Dairyman, 9/21 Quoted: Bob Cropp, Agricultural and Applied Economics Daughters of Demeter celebrates 100 years Agri-View, 9/21 Quoted: Richard Straub, Associate Dean, Biological Systems Engineering Corn Growers Praise CALS for Funding Weed Specialist Position Wisconsin Ag Connections, 9/20 Mentioned: Dean Kate VandenBosch Rattlesnake Ancestor Was Venom Factory LIveScience, 9/20 Quoted: Sean Carroll, Genetics Liquid manure: Another death in Wisconsin Agri-View, 9/20 Mentioned: Cheryl Skjolaas, Biological Systems Engineering Mentioned: John Shutske, Biological Systems Engineering Wisconsin colleges enrolling more agriculture students Brownfield Ag News, 9/19 Quoted: Heidi Zoerb, Associate Dean, Life Sciences Communication Why Supermarket Bacon Hides Its Glorious Fat MSN.com, 9/19 Quoted: Andy Minkowski, Animal Science Local orchard owners embracing "eat ugly apples" campaign Madison.com, 9/18 Quoted: Amaya Atucha, Horticulture   Cambrooke Launches RESTORE Powder and RESTORE Lite Powder, Two Medical Food Hydration Beverages Yahoo! Finance, 9/16 Mentioned: Denise Ney, Nutritional Science Mentioned: Sally Gleason, Nutritional Science Mentioned: Mark Etzel, Food Science Cambrooke Launches RESTORE Powder andRESTORELite Powder, Two MedicalFood Hydration Beverages WKOW 27, 9/16 Mentioned: Denise Ney, ...
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CALS In the News for the Week of Sep 17 – Sep 23
Events

Wisconsin Medicinal Plant Symposium – Sept. 30

A few seats are still available for the Wisconsin Medicinal Plant Symposium set for 1:00 PM – 4:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Microbial Sciences Building's Ebling Auditorium. About the symposium: Join a community of professionals, students and the general public for a series of talks about medicinal plants. Six guest speakers will gather to discuss the following topics: A historical overview of the use of herbal medicines; traditional knowledge of plant healing; the intricate relationships of humans and plants in Wisconsin Native American communities; a Tibetan perspective on medicinal plants; using echinacea to treat the common cold; and the importance of ethnobotanical collections. The symposium is free, however registration is required. This symposium is brought to you by the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the administrative help from the Friends of Allen Centennial Garden. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisconsin-medicinal-plant-symposium-tickets-26810552083.
Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Wisconsin Medicinal Plant Symposium – Sept. 30
Awards and honors

Bacteriology professor Jade Wang named HHMI Faculty Scholar

Jue “Jade” Wang, an associate professor of bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar. The recognition comes with research funding for Wang and her laboratory each year for the next five years, as well as support for the institution in order to help cover the administrative costs associated with her work. “We’re very happy that she’s gotten this award,” says Rick Gourse, professor of bacteriology and a colleague of Wang’s in the bacteriology department. The Faculty Scholars Program, created through a partnership between HHMI, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation, is intended to boost the work of promising early-career scientists who have already demonstrated excellence in their fields. Wang is one of 84 Faculty Scholars recognized at 43 institutions across the U.S, according to HHMI. This is the first time it has been awarded. Wang was chosen from among 1,400 applicants at 220 institutions. This year’s program will invest around $83 million in research support for recipients and their institutions. Grant awards range from $600,000 up to $1.8 million. “Support for outstanding ...
Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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Bacteriology professor Jade Wang named HHMI Faculty Scholar
Student opportunities

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program is available for the citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America who are enrolled in applied physical, biological and engineering sciences or mathematics field of study. The Fellowship Deadline is October 28, 2016. For more information, visit the The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program page on usascholarships.com.
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program
Events

UW-Madison Employee Benefits & Resource Fair – Oct. 4

The 2016 UW-Madison Employee Benefits & Resource Fair is set for 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Union South. See the website for the flyer below for more information. Benefits reminder: Open Enrollment for 2017 runs from Oct. 17 - Nov. 22, 2016. Contact UW-Madison Benefits Services at benefits@ohr.wisc.edu with any questions. 
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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UW-Madison Employee Benefits & Resource Fair – Oct. 4
Workplace

Upcoming workshops for Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) programs

Are you on track saving for your future? Take advantage of these free events. The UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program is your supplemental retirement savings plan.  CONFIDENT RETIREMENT WORKSHOP  Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Union South, Industry Room The Confident Retirement Workshop is presented during the UW-Madison Benefits Fair. Join Brent Kimbel, Amerprise, for this workshop to take you through the four building blocks of what you need to have in place to feel secure in retirement: Covering essential expenses Ensuring lifestyle expenses Preparing for the unexpected Leaving a legacy Following this workshop visit with the more than 60 benefits vendors and campus resources represented in Varsity Hall. No registration – just be there!  T. ROWE PRICE INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS October 5, 2016 (Memorial Union) October 6, 2016 (Union South) October 7, 2016 (UW System Administration, 780 Regent Street, room 121) To schedule an appointment go to http://rpstrowepricereg86.fugent.com/home/events.asp. RETIREMENT PLAN SAVINGS STRATEGY WORKSHOP Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Union South, check Today in the Union for room Jennifer Almeida, T. Rowe Price, presents this workshop. Have you thought about saving for retirement? Attend this ...
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Upcoming workshops for Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) programs
Teaching & Advising

Call for Proposals: EI Small Grant Program

Applications are now being accepted for the EI Small Grant Program, which is designed to support faculty and staff in their efforts to experiment with new technologies and new ways of learning. The program is modestly funded and plans to award 8-10 grants. The maximum amount for each grant is $10,000. This year, the program is seeking proposals that focus on implementing and/or enhancing a blended or online course. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. More information about the program and how to submit a proposal can be found online at: edinnovation.wisc.edu/ei-small-grant-program/. Funding decisions will be made by early December, followed by notifications to all applicants thereafter. Please direct any questions to Mo Bischof, Associate Vice Provost (mo.bischof@wisc.edu, 608-265-4413).
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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Call for Proposals: EI Small Grant Program
Workplace

Apply now: Academic Staff Professional Development Grants for spring 2017 activities

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2016 Academic Staff Professional Development Grant program. The program is offered to academic staff members who hold at least a 50 percent appointment and is for activities beginning between January 1, 2017, and June 30, 2017. Important Dates: Brown Bag Sessions Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Union South Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, 1345 Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) Deadline to Submit Application October 21, 2016 – Applicant electronically submits completed application to department chair/unit head Please see the attached documentation, or visit http://acstaff.wisc.edu/professional-development/grants/academic-staff-professional-development-grants for further information. If you have any questions, please contact Jake Smith (263-2985, pdrc@soas.wisc.edu) or Heather Daniels (263-1011, pdrc@soas.wisc.edu).  
Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Apply now: Academic Staff Professional Development Grants for spring 2017 activities
Events

Cut ‘n Dig event at West Madison ARS – Sept. 24

This Saturday, Sept. 24, the West Madison Agricultural Research Station will host a Cut 'n Dig event. Want to enhance your garden with plants from the University Display Garden? Come out from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and take cuttings of annuals, dig perennials and gather seeds!
Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Cut ‘n Dig event at West Madison ARS – Sept. 24
Workplace

Final top-ranked faculty positions released

Earlier this year, Dean Kate VandenBosch released faculty positions following consideration and recommendation of the college’s Academic Planning Council. The list of the six top-ranked positions included two funded primarily by UW Cooperative Extension. Senior Associate Dean Dick Straub noted, “Working with Cooperative Extension, we have identified the funding required to support these vacant state specialist positions. As a result, both positions have now been released.” The two positions are: Agronomy (Cropping Systems Weed Science) Horticulture (Sustainable Vegetable Cropping Systems)
Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Final top-ranked faculty positions released