Events

Save the date: CALS Coffee on Apr. 10

The next CALS Coffee will take place on Friday, April 10 from 8:30–9:30 a.m. The event is being hosted by Steenbock Library and will be held in the newly remodeled BioCommons on the 1st floor of the library. Faculty and staff are invited to stop by and connect with colleagues from across the CALS community.
Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Save the date: CALS Coffee on Apr. 10
Events

April 7 event for graduate students: Careers in International Agriculture

Graduate students, are you interested in a career in international agriculture? Do you want to learn what a job in international agriculture entails? Would you like to ask an expert in international agriculture what types of qualifications recruiters are looking for? If so, attend "Careers in International Agriculture: What employers are looking for and students need to know" on Tuesday April 7th at 4:30 pm in 351 Moore Hall. Our experts will be two representatives from international organizations in D.C. and John Ferrick, Director of CALS International Programs. Join the International Agricultural Colloquium for lively discussion and snacks while learning how to land your dream job in international agriculture. See the event poster: Careers in International Agriculture
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April 7 event for graduate students: Careers in International Agriculture
Awards and honors

David Hogg receives prestigious award from the Entomological Society of America

David Hogg, professor and chair of entomology, has been honored with the C.V. Riley Award from the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America. The prestigious award recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the science of entomology, and Hogg was the unanimous choice with his impressive achievements in research, teaching and service. Hogg’s research focuses on the ecology and management of insects associated with field crops, such as the soybean aphid, and he aims to develop non-chemical methods for managing. He is also interested in agricultural sustainability and organic agriculture.
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David Hogg receives prestigious award from the Entomological Society of America
Teaching & Advising

CALS professors to advise Wisconsin Idea Fellowship projects

Three CALS professors will act as faculty mentors for 2015-2016 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship student projects. The 17th year of the fellowships feature six projects, which were collectively awarded over $30,000. The projects, which aim to solve issues identified by local or global communities, will be implemented over the next 12 months. The three projects involving CALS faculty and students address issues in Africa and include a project that aims to reduce the prevalence of waterborne disease in South Africa; another that will explore insect-eating practices in Zambia to address hunger; and a third that will work to empower women and improve sanitation through a soap-making training program in Uganda. More about each of the projects: Waterborne Disease Prevention in Kumanzimdaka, South Africa Faculty Mentor: Michael Bell, Professor in Community & Environmental Sociology Student: Theo Loo, Microbiology and Global Health Currently, 40% of South Africa’s population lives in rural areas with little access to clean water, leading to illness and disease. In 2014, Theo and three classmates conducted a rapid health impact assessment that outlined several physical water source protection strategies to prevent waterborne diseases in Kumanzimdaka, ...
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CALS professors to advise Wisconsin Idea Fellowship projects
Events

Concert benefiting student research scheduled for April 11

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual CIAS Loving of the Land Concert on April 11 on the UW-Madison campus. The event features Graminy, a “class-grass” ensemble bringing together classical and grassroots music. Graminy will be joined by MadFiddle, a youth violin ensemble, and Highway 151, which features some of Madison’s bluegrass veterans. The concert raises funds to support student research in sustainable agriculture and food systems. WORT, F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture and Wisconsin Farmers Union co-sponsor the event. For more information, see http://www.cias.wisc.edu/loving-of-the-land-concert-2/ and to buy tickets, visit http://lovingoftheland.brownpapertickets.com/.
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Concert benefiting student research scheduled for April 11
Events

Food Research Institute Spring Meeting – May 20-21

Food safety experts from government, industry and academia will gather May 20–21 for the annual Food Research Institute (FRI) Spring Meeting at the Pyle Center on the UW–Madison campus. The formal program will include presentations by scientists from UW–Madison and other universities, as well as industry and government representatives, speaking on topics such as antibiotics and alternatives for animal production, microbial ecology, and microbial food safety and public health. See the full schedule of presentations at http://go.wisc.edu/00n9y1. Robert V. Tauxe, of the CDC, will present the William C. Frazier Memorial Award lecture and will be recognized for his contributions to food microbiology. The evening of May 20 will feature a poster session, reception and opportunities to network with colleagues. Anyone involved in food safety, product development, food microbiology, food quality assurance or public health is invited to attend. UW and State of Wisconsin employees receive a discounted registration rate of $50 per person. For more information and to register, visit the FRI website: http://fri.wisc.edu/events_meetings_profile.php?id=28.
Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Food Research Institute Spring Meeting – May 20-21
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of March 21-27

In the News: Say 'cheese': Judging requires a whole new vocabulary Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 3/24/2015 Quoted: Mark Johnson, UW-Madison Center for Dairy Research Dairy industry making strides toward reducing its carbon footprint EurekAlert 3/17/2015 Quoted: Victor Cabrera, Dairy Science Free nematode testing program Morning AgClips 3/26/2015 Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame Morning Ag Clips 3/26/2015 Mentioned: UW-Madison Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory Programs help farmers with challenges Agri-View 3/26/2015 Quoted: Brian Luck, Biological Systems Engineering Text messages from cows? Agri-View 3/25/2015 Quoted: Doug Reinemann, Biological Systems Engineering Learn implements of husbandry Agri-View 3/23/2015 Mentioned: Cheryl Skjolaas, Biological Systems Engineering Five Alice in Dairyland finalists announced Agri-View 3/24/2015 Mentioned: Teyanna Loether, Student, Animal Sciences Mentioned: Cassandra Mayer, Student, Life Sciences Communication UW Professor says ticks are already out NBC 15 TV 3/24/15 Quoted: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology Coyotes and Urban Wildlife Research WKOW 27 TV 3/23/2015 Quoted: David Drake, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Soughton Man with the Plan ConnectStoughton.com 3/15/15 Quoted: Mark Badger, alumnus, Landscape Architecture Study finds that climate change is hurting soybean yields CALS News 3/27/2015 Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy Soybeans and changing climate – Audio CALS News 3/27/2015 Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy Of Interest: Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics earns three new awards Morning AgClips 3/26/2015 This Very Expensive Bull Is Fueling America's Prime Steak ...
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CALS in the News for the Week of March 21-27
Workplace

Sessions to implement Diversity Framework will be held in April

Last fall, UW-Madison introduced Forward Together, a Diversity Framework, with the goal of creating a university community that encourages the full participation of all of its members and maximizes the expression of their talents and contributions. Since November, six committees made up of faculty, staff and students have been working to research and prioritize initial action items for six major categories: faculty/staff professional development and capacity-building experiences, undergraduate curriculum, administration and accountability, access and recruitment, STEM initiatives, and retention and research. Now the proposed initial steps are being introduced to the campus and broader community. In early April, four sessions will be held on campus and four sessions off campus. Translation services will be provided to ensure access to everyone. Each session will consist of a presentation, questions and answers and refreshments. The campus sessions are open to students, faculty and staff. To review the history of campus diversity planning, read the full Diversity Framework, or review the scope of the working committees' latest charge, please go to http://diversity.wisc.edu. CAMPUS SESSIONS Thursday, April 9 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Gordon Commons English, ASL Thursday, April 9 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Gordon Commons English, Hmong, Mandarin/Chinese, ...
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Sessions to implement Diversity Framework will be held in April
Events

2015 Football Spring Game to benefit Undergraduate Advising

For the fifth consecutive year, UW-Athletics will donate the proceeds from the Wisconsin Football Spring Game ticket sales to a campus partner. This year they’re teaming up with Undergraduate Advising! This is a great opportunity to thank our advising community for their wonderful work and to recognize the vital role advisors play in helping our students succeed at UW-Madison and beyond. Advising truly can be the “game changer” in a student’s college experience. The support, guidance and mentorship advisors provide is instrumental to students as they explore possibilities, discover who they are and plan for the future. Please consider buying a $5 ticket to support undergraduate advising, even if you’re unable to attend the game. Spread the word about this great event and don’t forget to mention that there will be some great giveaways to students at the game, including 2015 football game season tickets. For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit www.advising.wisc.edu/gamechanger.  
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2015 Football Spring Game to benefit Undergraduate Advising
Workplace

CALS APC agenda for March 27, 2015

CALS Academic Planning Council Agenda March 27, 2015 2:30-4:00 p.m. 250 Agricultural Hall 1. Review agenda 2. Revisions to current agenda 3. Review minutes, March 17, 2015 Action and Discussion Items REDA Capstone Certificate proposal Guests: Ian Coxhead, Bill Provencher, Barbara Forest—Agricultural and Applied Economics International Academic Programs and CALS Study Abroad Collaboration PVL for Director of International ARS Guidelines Budget update
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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CALS APC agenda for March 27, 2015