Events

Save the date: CALS Coffee on Sept. 30

The first CALS Coffee of the fall semester will be held Tuesday, September 30th from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in 140 Agricultural Hall. This event is being hosted by the Office of the Dean. Stop by to connect with colleagues from across the CALS community.
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Save the date: CALS Coffee on Sept. 30
Events

Reminder: UW Horticulture Society’s annual plant sale starts this Friday

With over 50 plant varieties to choose from, the UW Horticulture Society's annual plant sale is a great time to pick up new decorative plants for your home and office. This year's sale starts this Friday and runs thru Sunday. Read last week's eCALS post highlighting the event for more details.
Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Reminder: UW Horticulture Society’s annual plant sale starts this Friday
Milestones

In memoriam: Animal scientist Ed Hauser

Edward R. Hauser, Professor Emeritus of Animal Sciences died on Monday, Sept. 8. He was 98. He joined the faculty in the meat and animal sciences department in 1949 and retired in 1988. His research focused on beef cattle reproduction and genetics. He performed groundbreaking research on the how genetics altered the effects of environment on efficiency of beef production. Read his obituary here.
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In memoriam: Animal scientist Ed Hauser
Awards and honors

LSC and UW Comm Arts ranked no. 1 in communication and media studies

Life Sciences Communication faculty and their colleagues in Communication Arts and Journalism have been ranked #1 in the subject of Communication and Media Studies for 2014 by the QS World University Rankings. To see the rankings list, go here.
Monday, September 15th, 2014
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LSC and UW Comm Arts ranked no. 1 in communication and media studies
Events

Doctors Without Borders info session and film screening on Sept. 16

The organization Doctors Without Borders will be offering an information session this coming Tuesday, September 16, 4:30-6:00pm in room 1335 of the Health Sciences Learning Center.  Please see the attached flyer for more information, and feel free to post in your departments and share with your colleagues.  No registration is required and we hope you can join us! In addition, Doctors Without Borders will be hosting a FREE screening of the film Access to the Danger Zone that evening  (9/16) at 7pm, at Sundance Cinemas in Madison.  Directed by Peter Casaer and narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis, this documentary provides a harrowing look at the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts. Following the screening, local Doctors Without Borders aid workers will have a Q&A session and will share stories from their overseas assignments. To RSVP to the film screening, click here. For more information, please contact Betsy Teigland, programs coordinator of the Global Health Institute at (608)-262-3862 or teigland@wisc.edu.
Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Doctors Without Borders info session and film screening on Sept. 16
Workplace

Apply now for 2014 academic staff professional development grants (how-to workshops next week)

The UW Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff has posted a request for proposals on their website for Fall 2014 Academic Staff Professional Development Grants to help fund Spring 2015 professional development activities - activities that begin between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015. The office will also host two brown bag lunches on "Writing a Successful Professional Development Grant" next week. See details in "Application Information" below. Application Information Request for Proposals (PDF) Grants Program Overview (PDF) Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) “Writing a Successful Professional Development Grant” presentation – two informational Brown Bag Lunches will be offered: –    Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm, Union South –    Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm, 1345 HSLC Online Submission System: https://apps.ohr.wisc.edu/staffdev/ View Past PD Grant Submissions Example 1 Example 2 Deadlines October 17, 2014 – Online Proposal Submitted Electronically to department chair/unit head October 24, 2014 – Department chairs and unit heads electronically approve proposals November 7, 2014 – School/College/Division Dean/Director electronically approves proposal November 7, 2014 – School/College/Division Dean/Director emails ranked list of applications to the Secretary of the Academic Staff (if applicable) The date for the announcement of the grants is TBD Proposal Evaluation Proposal criteria includes: relevance and justification of ...
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Apply now for 2014 academic staff professional development grants (how-to workshops next week)
Health

Campus flu shot clinics are starting. First one this Weds. at WARF

Flu season will soon be upon us and every year, UW-Madison sees its share of influenza. Take advantage of one of UW-Madison's workplace flu shot clinics to protect yourself. The first flu shot clinic of the season for faculty and staff will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the WARF, from 8 am to 4 pm. There will be clinics at 12 additional locations through Oct. 29. These clinics will be for faculty and staff only; student flu shots will be given at different times in separate locations. Two clinics will be offered near the CALS campus. September 22nd, stop by Ingraham Hall Room 336 between 9am and 4pm. October 2nd, a clinic will be offered at Union South in Varsity Hall 1 between 9am and 3pm. Visit www.uhs.wisc.edu/campus-health/uw-flu-shots.shtml for a full list of walk-in clinics. No appointment is needed. (Sorry, but these clinics cannot offer flu shots to spouses/partners or children.) What to bring: Bring your health insurance card. If you have Dean Care, Group Health Cooperative, Physicians Plus, or Unity, payment will be processed directly to your health insurance provider. Otherwise, there will ...
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Campus flu shot clinics are starting. First one this Weds. at WARF
Extension and Outreach

Sign up for dairy science department’s new e-newsletter

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and stakeholders of the UW dairy science department found the inaugural edition of the department's new UW Dairy Science E-News in their inbox last week. Want to receive it, too? Everybody is welcome to sign up at http://dysci.wisc.edu/enews/. The quarterly e-newsletter will feature updates about upcoming events, research projects and other department news.
Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Sign up for dairy science department’s new e-newsletter
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of September 6-12

In the News: Communicating the Science Purdue Agriculture Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication Seeds of dilemma: Who owns the genes that fill the stomach? The Why Files 9/11/14 Quoted: Jack Kloppenburg, Community and Environmental Sociology Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture Cover Crops Field Day Scheduled Morning Ag Clips 9/7/14 Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station Mentioned: several CALS faculty Wisconsin Students Know Their Meat Huffington Post 9/10/14 Mentioned: Department of Animal Sciences Mentioned: UW Meat Lab Quoted: Robby Weyker, Animal Science Quoted: Alex Richter, undergraduate student Meat lab on Wisc. campus offers real hands-on learning American Food Roots 7/9/14 Mentioned: Department of Animal Sciences Mentioned: UW Meat Lab Quoted: Robby Weyker, Animal Science Quoted: Alex Richter, undergraduate student Green Revolution: Biomass - Video Science Mentioned: Cameron Currie, Bacteriology Quoted: Garret Suen, Bacteriology Quoted: Laura Schwab, graduate student, Bacteriology Investing in the Future: Potato Research in Wisconsin Pays Big Dividends The New Family Farm Blog 9/9/14 Pictured: CALS Dairy state to bring beer, cheese to college classroom The Badger Herald 9/11/14 Mentioned: Jim Steele, Food Science 2 UW Campuses Will Soon Offer Certificates In Fermentation Wisconsin Public Radio 9/4/14 Quoted: Jim Steele, Food Science A future vision for technology in Extension Imagining America 9/3/14 Author: John Shutske, Vice Chancellor Making and using haleage for your dairy herd Agri-View 9/11/14 Quoted: Dan Undersander, Agronomy Cranberry buyers ...
Friday, September 12th, 2014
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CALS in the News for the Week of September 6-12
Teaching & Advising

Important: Equity workshops for graduate assistants

New teaching assistants (TAs) and program/project assistants (PAs) are invited to participate in professional development focusing on diversity, discrimination and harassment to be offered during the fall 2014 semester. These sessions are presented and sponsored by the campus Office for Equity and Diversity, The McBurney Disability Resource Center, the Theater for Cultural and Social Awareness and the Office of Human Resources. We encourage you to attend and participate in a session. In addition, please be aware that teaching assistants cannot be reappointed for more than one semester unless they have completed this professional development workshop. For example, a TA who was reappointed in the fall 2014 semester without having completed training cannot be reappointed again in the upcoming spring 2015 semester unless training has been completed prior to the start of classes. Participants receive information about relevant laws, policies, regulations and resources; explore the practical application of these policies to classroom and learning environments; and engage in facilitated conversations designed to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and excellence through diversity. These sessions promote the development or competencies that sustain and strengthen UW-Madison's position of ...
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Important: Equity workshops for graduate assistants