Events

Second annual Agroecology Barn Dance – Oct. 18

Fall is here again, and the UW-Madison Agroecology Program invites you to celebrate with an evening of dancing and live music from Kettle Creek String Band! We'll be serving up spike-your-own cider and local fare for purchase, or you can BYOB. On-farm camping is available for free to those who want to make a night of it. (S'more making encouraged!) Come join us at the Cates Family Farm on Saturday, October 18th. All proceeds benefit the research projects of students in the Agroecology Program. Visit http://2014barndance.brownpapertickets.com/ to purchase your tickets and for more event details. It's going to be a hootin' tootin' time! TICKETS 7PM - 10PM | 6PM Doors $10 Students | $15 General | $5 Kids 8 and Up | Kids under 8 Free
Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Second annual Agroecology Barn Dance – Oct. 18
Teaching & Advising

Free course: Intro to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

"An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching." This free 7-week course will provide future and current STEM instructors with an introduction to evidence-based STEM teaching practices. Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, and then apply what they learn to the design of lessons and assignments they can use in future teaching opportunities. Those who complete the course will be more informed and confident teachers, equipped for greater success in the classroom." https://www.coursera.org/course/stemteaching
Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Free course: Intro to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Events

CALS reception at World Dairy Expo – 4 p.m. Weds.

If you're planning to attend World Dairy Expo on Wednesday on Oct. 1, be sure to stop by the CALS reception from 4–6 p.m. in the Monona Room, Exhibition Hall. Sponsored by CALS, CALS Academic Affairs, CALS Career Services, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, UW-Madison and the Office of Corporate Relations. Download an invitation.
Monday, September 29th, 2014
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CALS reception at World Dairy Expo – 4 p.m. Weds.
Events

Genome editing and engineering seminar – Oct. 10

Genome Editing & Engineering @ Wisconsin Seminar Friday, October 10 at 2:30 pm 1211 Biochemical Sciences Building Are you currently using or interested in using the CRISPR-Cas system for genome engineering? If so, please join us for the upcoming GEEWisc Meeting on Friday October 10 at 2:30pm in 1211 BSB (see attached PDF).  There will be presentations from three different labs about their ongoing work using genome engineering. Link: http://geewisc.wisc.edu
Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Genome editing and engineering seminar – Oct. 10
Events

Early bird registration for the 2014 Energy Summit ends Wednesday

Reminder: The early bird registration deadline for the 2014 Energy Summit is coming up on Wednesday, October 1st. After that date, the cost of registration increases to $50 ($15 for students). See the flyer below for more information or click here:
Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Early bird registration for the 2014 Energy Summit ends Wednesday
People

Nicole Miller takes over as CALS news manager

[caption id="attachment_42647" align="alignleft" width="199"] Nicole Miller[/caption] Nicole Miller has been selected to be the next news manager in the CALS Office of External Relations. On Oct. 1 she will assume the position currently held by Bob Mitchell, who has been producing news about the college for over 30 years and is set to retire later this year. In her new role, Miller will oversee the college's news strategy, content production and news staff. Miller joined the college's communication team in 2005 as a graduate student project assistant, and was hired as a full time staff member in 2006. As a science writer for CALS, her primary responsibility has been to produce articles for Grow magazine, eCALS and release to news media. She also set up and manages the college's Facebook and Twitter accounts, and coordinates CALS Communicators, a group of CALS staff, faculty and students that meets to discuss best practices in the communication field. Miller earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington in 1997 and a master's degree in life sciences communication from CALS in 2006.
Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Nicole Miller takes over as CALS news manager
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of September 20-26

Wisconsin's agricultural industry now worth $88.3 billion: Agriculture Industry Has Grown Despite Recession And Drought, Report Finds Wisconsin Public Radio 9/19/14 Quoted: Steve Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics Rep. Nerison: Agriculture's Economic Growth is No Small Potatoes Wisconsin Ag Connection 9/24/14 Mentioned: Steve Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics Agriculture generates $88.3 billion and employs 413,500 Agri-View 9/22/14 Quoted: Steve Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics Wisconsin agriculture industry now worth $88.3 billion MachineFinder 9/24/14 Quoted: Steve Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics Agriculture now generates $88.3 billion and 413,500 jobs in Wis. Dairy Herd Management 9/23/14 Quoted: Steve Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics Economic activity, jobs grow with Wisconsin agriculture The Daily Cardinal 9/22/14 Quoted: Steve Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics Wisconsin agriculture brings in $88.3 billion Drovers Cattle Network 9/22/14 Quoted: Steve Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics Food Science graduate students in 'The Amazing Race' to premier 9/26/14: UW-Madison food science grad students will compete in 'The Amazing Race' The Cap Times 9/20/14 Quoted: Amy DeJong, graduate student, Food Science Quoted: Maya Warren, graduate student, Food Science Quoted: Rich Hartel, Food Science UW-Madison researchers take their sweet science to 'The Amazing Race' Wisconsin State Journal 9/22/14 Quoted: Amy DeJong, graduate student, Food Science Quoted: Maya Warren, graduate student, Food Science UW CALS Connected ...
Friday, September 26th, 2014
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CALS in the News for the Week of September 20-26
Research

Grants for international research partnerships in STEM

Proposal Deadline: October 31, 2014, 5 p.m. EST The second application cycle of the Global Innovation Initiative, a higher education grant competition created to strengthen higher education research partnerships between the U.S., the UK and four other countries: Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia, is now open. This initiative provides exciting grant opportunities for post-secondary educational partnerships on topics of global significance in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the following four areas: energy, climate change and the environment; urban development; agriculture, food security and water; and global health.
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Grants for international research partnerships in STEM
Teaching & Advising

University Summer Forums – Call for proposals

Proposals for the University Summer Forums for summer 2015 (FY16) are now being accepted. The call and short proposal form are available online (http://summer.wisc.edu/courses/summer-forums.html). The Division of Continuing Studies asks that proposals are routed through schools / colleges. Proposals from CALS departments should be submitted to the CALS Academic Affairs Office by Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Send them via email to jklatt@cals.wisc.edu or by campus mail to John Klatt / 1450 Linden Dr. / 116 Ag Hall. The Division of Continuing Studies will provide funding for instructional costs and course expenses as well as assist with course logistics and marketing. Two proposals will be selected campus-wide.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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University Summer Forums – Call for proposals
Events

Pulitzer-winning Milwaukee science writer speaks here Sept. 23

[caption id="attachment_42469" align="alignleft" width="186"] Mark Johnson[/caption] Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Mark Johnson will bring his experience and expertise to campus as the fall 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison Science Writer in Residence. A health and science reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Johnson will spend time with students, faculty and staff the week of Sept 22. He’ll share some of his insights at a free public lecture at Union South on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 4-5 p.m., focused on embracing scientific thinking. For more information, see the complete news release here.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Pulitzer-winning Milwaukee science writer speaks here Sept. 23