Extension and Outreach

CALS in the News for the Week of Aug 20 – Aug 26

Cheese Surplus: USDA Buys 11 Million Pounds of Cheese To Reduce Market Surplus Wisconsin Public Radio, 8/24 Quoted: Brian Gould, Agricultural & Applied Economics America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates Wisconsin Public Radio, 8/26 Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural & Applied Economics Mentioned: Center for Dairy Profitability America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates National Public Radio, 8/26 Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural & Applied Economics Mentioned: Center for Dairy Profitability In the News: NPR Swaps Website Commenting For Social Media Wisconsin Public Radio, 8/19 Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication MPS high school cultivates agriculture focus Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/20 Quoted: Gail Kraus, Agronomy For graduate students at UW-Madison, sexual harassment sometimes comes from faculty Madison.com, 8/20 Mentioned: Bret Payseur, Genetics For graduate students at UW-Madison, sexual harassment sometimes comes from faculty The Journal Times, 8/20 Mentioned: Bret Payseur, Genetics Arlington Field Day offers tours Agri-View, 8/22 Mentioned: Phil Townsend, Forest & Wildlife Ecology Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station Last Spooner Sheep Day Aug. 27 Agri-View, 8/22 Mentioned: Dick Vatthauer, Emeritus, Animal Sciences Mentioned: Bob Rand, Emeritus, Plant Pathology Mentioned: Phil Holman, Spooner Agricultural Research Station Mentioned: Alexa Roscizewski, Undergraduate, Animal Sciences Seminars focus on forage management Agri-View, 8/22 Mentioned: David Combs, Dairy Science Mentioned: Randy Shaver, Dairy Science Meeting In Three Lakes Highlights Need For Pollinators WXPR, 8/22 Mentioned: Department of Entomology International Agricultural Research Morning ...
Friday, August 26th, 2016
-20160826
extension-outreach
10
CALS in the News for the Week of Aug 20 – Aug 26
Student opportunities

Lace up your running shoes: Inaugural Graduate School Degree Dash set for Sept. 2

Graduate students, faculty, staff and their families are encouraged to participate in the inaugural Graduate School Degree Dash. The race aims to welcome new and returning graduate students to campus and foster community among graduate education colleagues. Graduate School Degree Dash Date: Friday, September 2, 2016 Location: Bascom Hill. Look for Graduate School banners. Time: Check-in opens at 7:30am. Doctoral Derby (5.7 miles) starts at 8:00am; Master’s Mile (1.75 miles) at 8:30am. For more information and to register, visit: go.wisc.edu/degreedash.
Friday, August 26th, 2016
-20160826
student-opportunities
10
Lace up your running shoes: Inaugural Graduate School Degree Dash set for Sept. 2
Awards and honors

Paul Ahlquist named Steenbock Professor of Microbiological Sciences

Paul Ahlquist, professor of plant pathology, is one of two UW-Madison professors selected to receive 2016 Steenbock Professorships. The second recipient is James B. Rawlings, professor of chemical and biological engineering. Endowed more than 30 years ago by Evelyn Steenbock — wife of Harry Steenbock, an emeritus biochemistry professor — Steenbock Professorships provide a group of outstanding UW–Madison faculty with 10 years of financial support for their research programs. Paul G. Ahlquist, the new Steenbock Professor of Microbiological Sciences, joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1984 after earning his doctorate in Madison in 1981. A Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 1997, Ahlquist discovered that some viruses manipulate the membranes of cells they infect to protect virus replication from the destructive machinery of the cell. His laboratory now studies HIV and viruses that cause human cancers, hoping to identify steps in virus replication that present weak points and opportunities for treatment. Ahlquist, who has appointments in both oncology and plant pathology, is one of four lead scientists in the Morgridge Institute for Research, and has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1991. Read the full ...
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
-20160824
awards-nominations
10
Paul Ahlquist named Steenbock Professor of Microbiological Sciences
Events

Water Sustainability and Climate Project stars in WPT documentary

The future of the Yahara Watershed takes center stage in a new documentary born of a partnership between the UW-Madison’s Water Sustainability and Climate project (WSC) and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT). Called “Yahara Watershed: A Place of Change,” the show will debut on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. on WPT. Nearly five-years in the making, the thirty-minute documentary features the research conducted by the WSC project team, which is studying the impacts of changes in climate and land-use on freshwater resources and other natural benefits in the Yahara Watershed. The show focuses on challenges related to the co-existence of agriculture and urban life in the region, as well as an innovative way of investigating what these challenges and their potential solutions could mean for the future of its water and people. “Having WPT integrated into our WSC project from the beginning has allowed us to showcase interdisciplinary research from a perspective that differs significantly from our traditional reporting of research in scientific journals,” says Christopher Kucharik, lead principal investigator for the WSC project and a professor of agronomy and environmental studies at ...
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
-20160824
events-awards-honors
10
Water Sustainability and Climate Project stars in WPT documentary
Milestones

Recent retirements

Below are the names and academic units of CALS employees who retired in the recent past, grouped by quarter. Second quarter of 2016: Susan Smith, Department of Nutritional Sciences Lee Jensen, Department of Food Science Patricia Mings, Department of Biochemistry Linda Cunningham, Department of Dairy Science Ramond Michels, Center for Dairy Research Elizabeth Henry, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Arlin Brannstrom, Center for Dairy Profitability Philip Harris, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Floyd Mapes, Department of Dairy Science Lillian Tong, WISCIENCE 2 First quarter of 2016: Louis Armentano, Department of Dairy Science Barry Ganetzky, Department of Genetics Harold Bohne, Department of Biological Systems Engineering Lisa Bartz, Department of Soil Science Charles Devine, Department of Dairy Science Dean Maly, Department of Bacteriology Robert Kreber, Department of Genetics Rita Hannah, Department of Biochemistry Peter Wakeman, Department of Soil Science Harley Troester, Lancaster Agricultural Research Station
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
-20160823
milestones
10
Recent retirements
Events

Save the date: CALS Coffee on Sept. 20

The first CALS Coffee of the new academic year is set for 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the lobby of the Genetics/Biotech Center building. Please save the date.
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
-20160822
events-awards-honors
10
Save the date: CALS Coffee on Sept. 20
Events

Jeremy Hemberger to discuss radio-tagging bees at Aug. 31 Nerd Nite

Entomology graduate student Jeremy Hemberger is giving a talk at Nerd Nite Madison on August 31. His presentation is titled "Flyin’ with the bumblebee: abducting, sedating, and radio-tagging bees…for science!" For event details, visit: https://madison.nerdnite.com/2016/08/10/nerd-nite-042/.
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
-20160822
events-awards-honors
10
Jeremy Hemberger to discuss radio-tagging bees at Aug. 31 Nerd Nite
Workplace

Fall schedule for WISELI workshops for faculty search committees

The schedule for WISELI's Fall 2016 workshops for faculty search committees is now available.  Faculty search committee chairs, committee members, department chairs, and administrators assisting faculty search committees should attend. A full description and registration information for the sessions is available at WISELI Fall 2016 Workshops and additional information is available on WISELI’s website: http://wiseli.engr.wisc.edu/hiring.php
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
-20160822
workplace
10
Fall schedule for WISELI workshops for faculty search committees
Events

Talk and tour on glacial geology hosted by Science on Tap-Minocqua – Sept. 7 & 8

Science on Tap-Minocqua is hosting two events focused on the topic of "Glacial Geology of Wisconsin's Northern Highlands." The first, a Science on Tap talk at Minocqua Brewing Company, will take place Wed., Sept. 7 at 6:30pm. Geologist Elmo Rawling and Nick Balster, associate professor of soil science will discuss geology, the variety of soils found in the northern highlands, and the forces that formed the soils and continue to interact with them today. The following day, Thurs., Sept. 8, Rawling and Balster will lead a geology field tour. The tour costs $30 and runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants should be comfortable walking a half mile or more over uneven terrain. An optional discussion session will follow the tour from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Minocqua Brewing Company. Find more information here: Geology Field Tour Questions? Contact Hank Roessel at hroessel@uwalumni.com or 608-575-6827.
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
-20160822
events-awards-honors
10
Talk and tour on glacial geology hosted by Science on Tap-Minocqua – Sept. 7 & 8
Happenings

REMINDER: Have you received this year’s $150 from the Well Wisconsin program?

Do you carry a health insurance plan through UW-Madison? If so, consider participating in the Well Wisconsin program by registering for the upcoming biometric screening that is being hosted by CALS. This screening is set for September 14th, from 8:00am to 1:00pm in room 6201 of the Microbial Sciences Building. The screening is one of two steps you must complete to qualify for the $150 incentive from your health insurer. Plus, it’s a great way to learn more about your current health status and potential risks in your future. Note that, if applicable, subscribers' spouses/domestic partners are also eligible to participate and receive $150. Here are more details about the steps required to qualify for the incentive: STEP 1. Complete a wellness assessment at a screening site or with your physician. Register for a free biometric screening appointment  at the CALS campus site on Sept. 14 - or for a different date/site location - on the Well Wisconsin website: https://register.wellness-inc.com/stateofwi. If you want to complete the assessment with your physician, click on your insurer’s link at http://wellwisconsin.wi.gov to learn the correct process. Please note, there may be fees associated ...
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
-20160822
happenings
10
REMINDER: Have you received this year’s $150 from the Well Wisconsin program?