In the News

CALS In the News for the Week of Feb 17 – Feb 24

News about Winter Heat Wave Warm weather could impact Door County cherry crop FOX 11 Online, 2/21/2017 Quoted: Matt Stasiak, Peninsular Agricultural Research Station Warm weather could impact Door County crops WSAW, 2/21/2017 Quoted: Matt Stasiak, Peninsular Agricultural Research Station Warm weather impacting Wisconsin wildlife WMTV - NBC15, 2/22/2017 Quoted: Stanley Temple, Forest and Wildlife Ecology News about "Fake News" False Information Labeled "A Cancer" On Enlightened Democracy AAAS.org, 2/18/2017 Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication It’s human nature, and not social media, to blame for fake news Daily News and Analysis, 2/19/2017 Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication Communication expert explains how science should respond to fake news ScienceBlog.com, 2/18/2017 Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication News Portia de Rossi is the secret weapon of “Santa Clarita Diet” Salon.com, 2/21/2017 Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication Listeria Poses Miscarriage Threat In Early Stages Of Pregnancy Tech Times, 2/21/2017 Quoted: Charles Czuprynski, Food Research Institute. In a time of division, could science find a way to unite? The Christian Science Monitor, 2/22/2017 Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication Blue Sky Science: How do bees make honey? La Crosse Tribune, 2/20/2017 Quoted: Johanne Brunet, Entomology Corn Specialist: Go back to the basics in low-margin year The Country Today, 2/20/2017 Quoted: Joe Lauer, Agronomy Management tips ...
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CALS In the News for the Week of Feb 17 – Feb 24
Events

BioScience Exploration Fair – March 8

Talk with advisors from multiple bioscience majors and certificates all in one place and think holistically about your education, including long-term planning, career exploration, and learning beyond the classroom. The fair will be held Wednesday, March 8 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the DeLuca Forum in the Discovery Building. For more information, contact info@advising.wisc.edu.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
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BioScience Exploration Fair – March 8
Workplace

CALS Wellness Lunch and Learn: Eating healthy in the winter

Join the CALS Wellness and the UW-Madison Dietetics and Nutrition Club for a nutrition-themed Lunch and Learn for faculty, staff, and students. The topic will be "Squash the Winter Blues: Eating Healthy in the Winter" and will be held noon - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 in 227 Nutritional Sciences. Snacks will be served. Join us to discuss fun and delicious ways to eat healthy this season. We'll include recipe ideas and tips on where to get your fruits and vegetables during the winter.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
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CALS Wellness Lunch and Learn: Eating healthy in the winter
Happenings

All-college diversity forum yields valuable feedback

Around 85 members of the CALS community participated in the all-college forum on diversity and inclusion, held on Feb. 2 in Upper Carson Gulley. The event, which included small-group discussion time, yielded a large amount of valuable feedback, which has been organized, assessed and summarized by the CALS Equity and Diversity Committee (EDC). Please download the EDC's diversity forum one-page summary. The feedback will help guide college and EDC efforts to make the CALS climate the best it can be, for instance, by informing decisions about future events, workshops and other activities. Note: The CALS EDC launched a new Lunch and Learn series this spring semester, and the next talk in the series is set for Friday, Feb. 24. For those who want to be kept in the loop about all CALS diversity and inclusion-related events and activities,to sign up for a new listserv that’s being created for this purpose. A new listserv is being created to share information about diversity and inclusion-related events and activities at CALS. If you are interested in signing up, please send an email to join-cals_edc_announcements@lists.wisc.edu. (Note: It is possible to ...
Friday, February 24th, 2017
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All-college diversity forum yields valuable feedback
Extension and Outreach

Campus chefs and students to host breakfast at Farmers’ Market – March 11

Chefs from UW Housing and students with the Dietetics and Nutrition Club will team up on Saturday, March 11 to prepare a delicious and healthful breakfast at the Dane County Farmers' Market. This event will showcase the talents and skills of the students and chefs of UW-Madison while becoming more connected with the community. The breakfast menu is designed to use products from the Market and highlight the indigenous culture in a healthful way.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Campus chefs and students to host breakfast at Farmers’ Market – March 11
Calls to nominate

Nominations open for 2017 Honorary Recognition, Distinguished Service, Distinguished Alumni awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Honorary Recognition Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Distinguished Alumni Award. These are the highest honors awarded by the college and they recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to their communities, their chosen career fields, and the citizens of the state and the nation. An individual may be considered for only one award during a given year, so nominators should select the most appropriate award for their candidate. Please note that nominations remain valid for three years and that once an individual has received an award, that person may not be nominated again, for any award, for three years. Information for each award, a listing of past honorees and nomination forms are available at cals.wisc.edu/honorary. Nominations are due April 7, 2017.  As you consider possible nominees, think about those individuals who have demonstrated leadership and been an inspiration to others in agriculture, natural resources, and/or the life sciences. The 2017 Awards Banquet and Ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 19 in the Varsity Room at Union South. A reception will be ...
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Nominations open for 2017 Honorary Recognition, Distinguished Service, Distinguished Alumni awards
Happenings

Daniel Phaneuf releases environmental economics textbook

A new book by Daniel Phaneuf, a Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, aims to familiarize students with an emerging field. Titled “A Course in Environmental Economics: Theory, Policy, and Practice,” the graduate-level textbook explores themes integral to the field of study. Researchers in environmental economics study how people interact with the environment, and how regulations can be designed to achieve environmental policy goals. According to Phaneuf, the two existing books that defined the field had become outdated and failed to cover many contemporary topics. The new textbook is an effort to tie together theory, empirical evidence, and policy in an accessible and comprehensive way. The textbook has garnered advance praise from Phaneuf’s peers in the field. Calling the work a “synthesis of existing knowledge,” Phaneuf hopes graduate students will turn to the textbook to learn how the core canon of environmental economics developed. Phaneuf co-authored the book with Till Requate, a Professor of Economics at the University of Kiel in Germany. A native of Minnesota, Phaneuf earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint John’s ...
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Daniel Phaneuf releases environmental economics textbook
Calls to nominate

Internal Competition – DOE Frontier Research Center

The Office of Basic Energy Sciences in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science established the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program, to accelerate such transformative discovery, combining the talents and creativity of our national scientific workforce with a powerful new generation of tools for penetrating, understanding, and manipulating matter on the atomic and molecular scales. We anticipate that there will be a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) later this year (2017), similar to the one in 2014, for an open competition for new EFRCs. Success in pursuing large-scale center proposals requires significant advance planning — typically far more than the amount of time given between an actual FOA and the proposal deadline.  Therefore, in anticipation of a forthcoming FOA, we are conducting an early internal competition for this anticipated limited submission opportunity. Amount per award: $2- $4 million per year Number of awards: The award size will depend on the merit review, the number of meritorious applications, and the availability of appropriated funds. Eligibility The DOE will limit the number of proposals that an institution may submit as the lead.  To increase the likelihood of ...
Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Internal Competition – DOE Frontier Research Center
Events

CALS Wellness save the date: DNC spring Lunch and Learns

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming nutrition-themed lunch and learns for faculty, staff, and students brought you by the Dietetics and Nutrition Club (DNC)!  All dates and a brief description of the topics are listed below. As always, a themed snack will be provided! March 1, noon – How to “squash” your winter blues: Eating healthy in the winter Join us to discuss fun and delicious ways to eat healthy this season including recipe ideas and tips on where to get your fruits and vegetables during the winter. March 31, 12:15 p.m. – Eating to fuel your workout: Come bust some myths surrounding nutrition and exercise! April 21st, 12:15 p.m. – Packing and snacking: Learn how to plan for and prepare lunches and snacks that are kid, adult, and UW student-friendly, easy, healthy, and of course, delicious! ***All three lunch and learns will be held in 227 Nutritional Sciences***
Monday, February 20th, 2017
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CALS Wellness save the date: DNC spring Lunch and Learns
Calls to nominate

Seeking nominations for Teaching Academy Award

Nominations are now being sought for the annual Teaching Academy Award. Nominees should be distinguished Fellows who have demonstrated sustained excellence in Teaching and Learning on the UW–Madison campus and shown dedicated service to the Teaching Academy. Award nominees cannot be current Executive Committee members. To nominate a peer, please fill out the following form by March 10, 2017. For any further questions, contact teaching.academy@mailplus.wisc.edu.
Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Seeking nominations for Teaching Academy Award