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Chapman lectures will focus on genomics and biotechnology in animal livestock systems

[caption id="attachment_46709" align="alignright" width="306"] Alison L. Van Eenennaam[/caption] The 2015 Arthur B. Chapman Lectures in Animal Breeding and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be presented on May 5 and May 6, 2015 by Dr. Alison L. Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis. The two lectures are: "Lysenkoism: Learning from the past to facilitate the future of animal breeding," set for 12:05 p.m. on May 5 in room 209 of the Animal Science Building. "Biotechnology and animal breeding: A match made in heaven," set for 8:50 a.m. on May 6 in room 212 of the Animal Science Building. For more information, download the 2015 Chapman Lectures flyer.
Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Chapman lectures will focus on genomics and biotechnology in animal livestock systems
Extension and Outreach

Call for participation: Dairy-themed science outreach event

On June 6, the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery will host a dairy-themed Saturday Science event called the Science of America’s Dairyland, which will focus on the science of agriculture, dairy products and more. Even organizers are seeking proposals for Exploration Stations for the event, which runs from 10am-1pm that day. Exploration stations are typically hands-on activities for families to do and learn more about a topic, and they are a great way to showcase your work. The Saturday Science series is a free, monthly program that brings science exploration and education programs to families and learners of all ages. Presenters that host an exploration station will lead a short hands-on activity to showcase their work to 300-700 participants, mostly families and children. Please sign up to participate! Organizers can provide volunteers to assist you at your station if needed. Once you sign up, you will be sent a flyer that you can display and distribute to promote your participation in Saturday Science! For more information, contact Val Blair at vblair@morgridge.org or (608) 316-4691.
Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Call for participation: Dairy-themed science outreach event
Milestones

Recent retirements

Here is a list of those who retired from CALS in the first quarter of 2015: James Bockheim, Department of Soil Science (June 1975 - January 2015) John Long, Lancaster Agricultural Research Station (April 2002 - January 2015) John Albright, Department of Agronomy (December 1983 - March 2015) Gary Kellner, Kemp Natural Resources Station (November 1998 - January 2015) Robert Mitchell, Office of External Relations (June 1982 - January 2015) Linda Junion, Peninsular Agricultural Research Station (July 1981 - February 2015) Sheila Timme, Department of Plant Pathology (March 2008 - January 2015) Bryan Bowen, Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station (September 1991 - March 2015) Susan Gisler, Office of Academic Affairs (July 1969 - January 2015)  
Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Recent retirements
Events

WARF grants for projects that showcase UW innovation

In honor of its 90th anniversary celebration, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is going to fund up to five projects that help tell the story of the UW–Madison’s legacy of innovation. Projects should appeal beyond a single department or school and could include lectures, art exhibits, technology workshops or historical retrospectives. They should address one or more of the following themes: research, discovery, commercialization and investment. More details are available in this UW-Madison news release. Faculty, staff and students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals for up to $1,000 by June 1. Grant proposals will be reviewed by a committee of WARF staff and campus faculty. Up to five winners will be announced by June 15. Find more information or apply for a grant
Friday, April 24th, 2015
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WARF grants for projects that showcase UW innovation
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of April 18-24

In the News: UW-Madison students celebrate Ag Day on campus - Video WKOW TV Madison 4/22/15 Quoted: Taylor Holterman, undergraduate student Mentioned: Collegiate Farm Bureau, student organization Madison's CALS: shaping the future of agriculture Research BizTimes.com 4/20/15 Mentioned: Steve Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics Quoted: Ben Brancel, alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course Quoted: Kate VandenBosch, Dean Quoted: Heidi Zoerb, Associate Dean Yogurt by-product could bring additional profit to dairy companies WKOW TV Madison 4/20/15 Quoted: John Lucey, Center for Dairy Research Efficient Cows Are Also Environmentally Friendly Wisconsin Ag Connection 4/24/15 Quoted: Victor Cabrera, Dairy Science Mentioned: Di Liang, graduate student, Dairy Science Consider research for soybean-yield edge Agri-View 4/23/15 Quoted: Sean Conley, Agronomy Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station Mentioned: Hancock Agricultural Research Station Mentioned: Spooner Agricultural Research Station Mark & Bob: Weighing the factors Dairy Herd Management 4/22/15 Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics Quoted: Bob Cropp, emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics Cropp: April Dairy Situation and Outlook Dairy Herd Management 4/22/15 Author: Bob Cropp, emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics UW student develops idea for interactive Ho-Chunk park trail The Badger Herald 4/20/15 Quoted: Amanda Depagter, undergraduate student, Landscape Architecture A complicated man at the heart of 'A Reunion of Ghosts' Wisconsin State Journal 4/19/15 Quoted: Phil Barak, Soil Science Avian Influenza Hits ...
Friday, April 24th, 2015
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CALS in the News for the Week of April 18-24
Events

Agroecology of Development in Africa symposium: Save the date and call for posters

Organizers of the upcoming Community Solutions: Agroecology of Development in Africa symposium are asking interested parties to save the date and also consider submitting posters for inclusion in the symposium's poster session. Download and check out the Community Solutions Event Poster for more information about the symposium and the Africa's Changing Face of Development Poster Call for details about how to submit a poster.
Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Agroecology of Development in Africa symposium: Save the date and call for posters
People and Departments

Equity and Diversity Committee Agenda for April

CALS Equity and Diversity Committee April 30, 2015 11:00 am-12:30 pm 250 Agricultural Hall Additions to the agenda Approve Minutes Announcements Discussion: Reviewing and restructuring the campus's system of Access & Accommodation Resource Coordinators (AARC) Workgroups report out: One representative from each group to give an update on work so far or to continue talking about how to coordinate our efforts. • Sharing of best practices: Professional Devt for Undergrad Instructors • Advising: when should we advise & Advisor notes • Curriculum changes • Undergrad research connections with faculty & Work Study Website • First year issues • Additional resources: office of the dean/fundraising for TAs or resources centers • Other ideas to consider: CALS learning center, Improving the BioCommons/BioScience Learning Center, Academic coaching center, Funding
Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Equity and Diversity Committee Agenda for April
Events

Water@UWMadison: a Wisconsin idea symposium

Monday, May 11, 2015,  8:15 am - 12:45 pm Gordon Commons, UW-Madison FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Did you know that UW-Madison has over 100 faculty and scientists involved in water-related research and scholarship? Do you want to learn more about the diversity of water-related scholarship at UW-Madison? Are you interested in meeting colleagues and potential collaborators on the UW-Madison campus? At Water@UWMadison – A Wisconsin Idea Symposium, each of 50 UW-Madison faculty spanning biological, physical, social sciences, and arts and humanities will briefly highlight their scholarly work. Talks will cover a remarkable diversity of topics – the global carbon cycle, agricultural runoff, groundwater protection, aquatic insects, water as a human right, and much, much more. A detailed agenda for the symposium can be found here. Refreshments will be served. The symposium will close with a panel discussion. A key goal of the symposium is to improve communication among water scholars from all corners of the UW-Madison campus, as well as with non-governmental organizations, elected officials, agencies, consultants, and concerned citizens. Improving these linkages would benefit the teaching, research, and outreach mission of UW-Madison. For more information, please ...
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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Water@UWMadison: a Wisconsin idea symposium
student honors

BSE grad student among WARF Discovery Challenge winners

[caption id="attachment_46660" align="alignright" width="300"] Jiehao Guan (right). Photo courtesy of WARF.[/caption] Jiehao Guan, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, won a peer award for his proposal, titled "A Surfactant Mediate Gold Nanoparticles for Selective and Sensitive Silver Detection," at the WARF Discovery Challenge Research Symposium on April 9. There were more than 85 presenters at the symposium from biochemistry to economics, pathology and mechanical engineering. The symposium, which is considered "phase I" of the WARF Discovery Challenge, featured two poster sessions and cash prizes awarded to the most creative, impactful and collaborative proposals. Discovery Challenge activities will wrap up this fall at the "phase II" research award competition, which is open to original research ideas proposed by interdisciplinary teams. All spring symposium presenters and participants — not just the prize winners — will be eligible to compete for awards of up to $7,500 at the fall event.
Monday, April 20th, 2015
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BSE grad student among WARF Discovery Challenge winners
Workplace

Chancellor Blank shares budget reduction update

Last Friday on the Blank's Slate blog, Chancellor Blank shared an important post with information about how the UW-Madison campus will implement budget reductions in response to anticipated state budget cuts. Her message is now available, along with translations in Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan and Chinese, in this PDF document.
Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Chancellor Blank shares budget reduction update