In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of November 15-21

In the News: Doug Moe: A bike trip to remember Wisconsin State Journal 11/16/14 Quoted: Max Horne, undergraduate student, Biological Systems Engineering Ripe with ideas Brava Magazine November 2014 Quoted: Sarah Botham, Life Sciences Communication Deltanoid and Beyond: Madison Legend DeLuca Has More "D" To Play Xconomy 11/17/14 Quoted: Hector DeLuca, emeritus, Biochemistry Sorbet a sweet palate cleanser Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 11/18/14 Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research The Economic Madness of Robin Vos Urban Milwaukee 11/18/14 Quoted: David Krakauer, Genetics Cranberry Growers Might Contribute More Funding For UW Research Wisconsin Public Radio 11/17/14 Quoted: Tom Lochner, alumnus, Agricultural and Applied Economics Ruegg: A new dairy initiative in China Dairy Herd Management 11/17/14 Quoted: Pamela Ruegg, Dairy Science Vernon County welcomes new meat processing facility Agri-View 11/19/14 Mentioned: Doug Wolf, alumnus, Agricultural Economics New Madison Science Museum in works for downtown Isthmus 11/20/14 Quoted: David Nelson, emeritus, Biochemistry Agriculture, science top career prospects - Audio CALS News 11/21/14 Quoted: Sarah Botham, Life Science Communication Increased Crop Yields and Global Warming: Crops play a major role in the annual CO2 cycle increase UW-Madison News 11/19/14 Quoted: Chris Kucharik, Agronomy Study shows seasonal CO2 emissions from crops are growing more extreme The Daily Cardinal 11/19/14 Quoted: Chris Kucharik, Agronomy Crops help to drive greater seasonal change in CO2 cycle Phys Org 11/19/14 Quoted: ...
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CALS in the News for the Week of November 15-21
Research

Annual/Final REEport/CRIS Reports are Due January 5, 2015

TO: Faculty who have WAES 142 Formula Grants **Hatch, Hatch Multistate, Animal Health and Mc-Stennis Grants The Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station is requesting that you submit federal fiscal year 2014 (10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014) Experiment Station Project progress and termination reports to the Research, Education & Extension Project Online Reporting Tool using the REEport website, formally known as CRIS. REEport, which replaced CRIS in May 2013, is USDA’s electronic reporting mechanism used to document the progress of current Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis, Animal Health or NIFA Non-Formula grants. The January date is for all grants listed above, except NIFA Non-Formula grants (e.g. AFRI, OREI, SCRI etc.). Their due date falls on the anniversary start date. Please check the REEport site to make sure you are not overdue on a USDA grant progress report, if you do not have a current Hatch, Hatch Multistate, McIntire-Stennis or Animal Health grant. REEport Website: http://portal.nifa.usda.gov If this is your first time logging in, you will need to reset your password. The old CRIS system password will not work with REEport. Enter your email address and click “reset password”. You will ...
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Annual/Final REEport/CRIS Reports are Due January 5, 2015
People

Sue Gisler: 40 years in 116 Ag Hall

A major milestone was celebrated last Thurday in 116 Ag Hall: The 40th anniversary of Sue Gisler's first day in that office. She joined the college's undergraduate programs staff in 1974 (she came from the poultry science department, where she'd worked since 1971), working for Associate Dean George Sledge (who served from 1964-1992). Sue has worked under four associate deans (Sledge, Dick Barrows, Bob Ray, and Sarah Pfatteicher) and at least two additional interim associate deans (Bruce Murray and Dan Schaefer).
Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Sue Gisler: 40 years in 116 Ag Hall
Happenings

CALS history on display at Steenbock

As part of the college's quasquicentennial (yes, it is still 2014), a historic display has been placed in Steenbock Library. Library staff brought the idea of a display in honor of the 125th anniversary to CALS external relations early in the year, and worked with biochemistry professor emeritus Dave Nelson to develop a plan. Stop by the main floor of the library to see some of Stephen M. Babock's research tools and awards, and read about the history of one of CALS' most famous agricultural chemists.
Monday, November 17th, 2014
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CALS history on display at Steenbock
Workplace

Inclement weather guidelines for employees

The chancellor is responsible for determining if classes will be canceled or postponed or some university services suspended due to inclement weather. The chancellor’s decisions will be based on the safety and welfare of students, faculty and staff. Colleges, schools and other campus units will not close on their own. For locations outside of Madison, deans and directors must receive authorization from the Office of the Chancellor before directing employees not to report to work or sending employees home. Some university services and functions must continue to operate regardless of weather conditions (e.g. University Housing, UW-Madison Police Department, power plant operations). University Communications staff will work with the chancellor to provide weather-related announcements to the campus and the media. Employees are expected to report to work unless directed otherwise. Each employee is advised to use discretion and caution regarding their health and safety. An employee who reasonably determines that it is not safe to travel will not be subject to discipline for being absent. Supervisors are expected to honor reasonable requests of employees to arrive late or to leave early because of ...
Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Inclement weather guidelines for employees
Events

Dietram Scheufele: The Brave New World of Media – Nov. 20

Life sciences communication professor Dietram Scheufele will speak on “The Brave New World of Media: How We All Make Sense of Information in Online News Environments” at a UW Showcase event held on Nov 20 from 7-8 p.m. at the Capital Lakes Retirement Community. Here's a brief description of the talk: We live in a world where we can get all the news we need in just a few keystrokes. Yet, many of us live in our own filter bubbles that allow us to only hear what we already believe in. This exciting talk will explore this strange paradigm and suggest some possible solutions. For more information and to learn about other upcoming events, click here.
Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Dietram Scheufele: The Brave New World of Media – Nov. 20
Events

Collegiate Farm Bureau to screen Farmland documentary – Nov. 21

Members of Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison are excited to welcome students, faculty, staff and the public to a documentary showing of Farmland film. The event will be held on November 21 at 6 pm in Union South on the University of Wisconsin campus. The event is free and open to all. “We are excited to bring this film, which was recently released on Hulu, to the UW,” said Tyler Troiola, director at large for Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison. “Bringing together people with agriculture backgrounds and welcoming the public will provide a great opportunity for people with non-farm backgrounds to ask questions about agriculture production.” Farmland is an informational documentary that follows the lives of six young farmers and ranchers on their journey to help feed America. It portrays both the struggles and joys of their pursuit to feed a growing population. Carrie Chestnut Mess, also known as Dairy Carrie, will speak following the conclusion of the film about her background in the agricultural industry, and then lead a discussion about topics covered in the film. “Dairy Carrie will provide the discussion with ...
Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Collegiate Farm Bureau to screen Farmland documentary – Nov. 21
Workplace

APC Agenda, Nov 20, 2014

CALS ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL November 20, 2:30-4:30 p.m. 354 Agricultural Hall 1. Review agenda 2. Revisions to current agenda 3. Review minutes, October 21, 2014 Action and Discussion Items 1. CALS Equity and Diversity Award Guest: Abbey Thompson, CALS Equity and Diversity Committee 2. International Report 3. Restructuring of Departments and Administrative Units 4. Report Out from Budget Conversation with Chancellor Time Permitting 5. Spitze Land Grant Award Guidelines 6. Campus Library Consolidation 7. Result of the APC Restructure Election 8. All-College Meeting
Friday, November 14th, 2014
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APC Agenda, Nov 20, 2014
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of November 8-14

In the News: UW scientists find social media boosts research recognition Badger Herald 11/13/14 Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication About a quarter of Terrace chairs went missing this summer Badger Herald 11/10/14 Quoted: Marc Kennedy, alumnus, Life Sciences Communication UW-Madison researchers react to Robin Vos' 'ancient mating habits of whatever' remark The Cap Times 11/08/14 Quoted: David Krakauer, Genetics Strangers in Your Backyard? Thank Climate Change Audubon Magazine 11/07/14 Quoted: Karine Prince, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Quoted: Benjamin Zuckerberg, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Chinese company, US farm coop to build milk-powder plant in Kansas China Daily USA 11/14/14 Quoted: Pamela Ruegg, Dairy Science Family, dairy farming important for the Fremstads Vernon County Broadcaster 11/12/14 Mentioned: Farm and Industry Short Course UW-Madison announces energy conservation degree The Daily Cardinal 11/09/14 Quoted: Barbara Forrest, Agricultural and Applied Economics Mentioned: Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Neonicotinoid seed treatments under microscope Agri-View 11/12/14 Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy Mentioned: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics Mentioned: Adam Gaspar, Agronomy Farming brings family together at the Reeds-Vu Dairy htrnews.com 11/08/14 Quoted: Dan Bubolz, alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course City officials approve $1M forestry fee to fight EAB Channel3000.com 11/12/14 Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology Exploring Cheese Crystals Cheese Underground 11/12/14 Mentioned: John Lucey, Director of the ...
Friday, November 14th, 2014
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CALS in the News for the Week of November 8-14
Events

Save the date and send your questions: CALS All-College Meeting

A date has been set for the CALS All-College meeting: Tuesday, December 16 3–4:30 pm Ebling Auditorium (Room 1220) Microbial Sciences Building The Provost will attend to provide updates from campus and the dean will have updates from the College. Both will be available to answer questions. If you would like to send questions ahead of time, please email them to Laura Van Toll.
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Save the date and send your questions: CALS All-College Meeting