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Message from Chancellor Blank regarding deadly earthquake in Nepal

Chancellor Blank recently shared this message regarding the deadly earthquake in Nepal. It is also available in Nepalese, Tibetan and Chinese in this Nepal Earthquake Response pdf.  To our UW-Madison students and employees, For those of you from Nepal and neighboring countries, I wanted to take a moment to let you know that my thoughts are with you in the wake of the deadly earthquake last week. With the estimated number of victims continuing to grow, people across the world, including our campus community, are grieving. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a university with a global mission and an internationally diverse population. We express our concern and condolences to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have ties to this region. I realize that the lives of some of our campus community may have been disrupted by this tragedy. During this time, we want to provide any assistance and support that we can. For students, I urge you to utilize the staff in International Student Services, http://iss.wisc.edu/, 608-262-2044, or the Offices of the Dean of Students, http://students.wisc.edu/, 608 263-5700. We are here to support and assist you. For employees, ...
Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Message from Chancellor Blank regarding deadly earthquake in Nepal
People and Departments

APC Agenda for May 8, 2015

CALS ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL May 8, 2015 2:30-4:00 pm, 354 Ag Hall 354 Agricultural Hall 1. Review agenda 2. Revisions to current agenda 3. Review minutes, April 17, 2015 Action and Discussion Items Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department changes to M.S. degree program Proposed policy for discontinuation of obsolete courses Forest and Wildlife Ecology Program review Review of WI Distinguished Graduate Fellowship RFA Review Restructuring Guidelines CALS Vital Signs International PVL Announcement: All College Meeting, Ebling Auditorium, May 19, 3:00-4:00
Monday, April 27th, 2015
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APC Agenda for May 8, 2015
Events

Breakfast on the Farm and Dairy Dash this Sunday – May 3

Two CALS student organizations are hosting events on Sunday, May 3. The Association of Women in Agriculture will be hosting the 20th annual Breakfast on the Farm. The Alpha Gamma Rho - Iota fraternity will be holding the 2nd annual Dairy Dash 4K run in support of the Brain Injury Association of America. 20th Annual Breakfast on the Farm The 20th annual Breakfast on the Farm will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Stock Pavilion, 1675 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. This year's theme for the breakfast is "Celebrating 20 Years of Family, Food, and Farms." The country tradition includes a home-cooked breakfast, including pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, milk, coffee, juice and a sundae for dessert. Attendees can enjoy the petting zoo, educational exhibits and live entertainment. There will also be an appearance from Bucky Badger and the UW-Marching Band. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (65+), $5 for students (K-UW), $3 for children ages 5 and under. Attendees receive a dollar off admission by bringing three canned food items to donate to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. For ...
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Breakfast on the Farm and Dairy Dash this Sunday – May 3
Teaching & Advising

Teaching Academy Summer Institute call for proposals due May 10

Interested in Teaching and Learning? Need time to reflect on your teaching? Need time to develop or restructure a course or program sequence? Want to interact with others passionate about higher education? We have just the thing for you and your colleagues. The Teaching Academy is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning, a four day boot-camp to improve your teaching. We will look at who our students are, what our teaching goals are, how to build a great course, and how to take it forward The institute will be held June 1-4, 2015 at the peaceful UW-Madison Arboretum - a great place to reflect on teaching and rejuvenate your passion for education. The typical day runs from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM. If you are interested or know of someone who is, please visit our webpage for more information https://teachingacademy.wisc.edu/events/summer-institute/ and apply by May 10, 2015. We are looking forward to your joining us for yet another great Teaching Academy Summer Institute! -Tom DuBois & Sue Wenker Co-Chairs of the 2015 Teaching Academy Summer Institute
Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Teaching Academy Summer Institute call for proposals due May 10
Events

Annual UW Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social set for May 5

All UW-Madison faculty and staff are invited to the annual UW Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, May 5, beginning at 1 p.m. on Bascom Hill. Administrators, deans and directors will be serving up free ice cream until 2:30 p.m., or until supplies run out, whichever comes first. Many flavors will be on hand, including Vanilla, Chocolate, Badger Blast, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Orange Custard Chocolate chip. In addition to ice cream, sherbet and custard, there will also be dairy-free items available upon request. The event is meant as a gesture of thanks for all the hard work and dedication of faculty and staff during the academic year, and is a great chance to celebrate the close of another academic year, and sample a little bit of summer. Bucky Badger and members of the marching band will be part of the festivities. Work units are encouraged to be flexible with employees to allow them to come to Bascom Hill, or are encouraged to host celebrations in their own locations especially for those units located off campus. In the event of rain on May 5, the event will take place in ...
Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Annual UW Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social set for May 5
Events

2015 Chapman Lectures feature national expert on biotechnology in animal breeding

[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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2015 Chapman Lectures feature national expert on biotechnology in animal breeding
Extension and Outreach

Call for participation: Dairy-themed science outreach event at WID

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. 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 at WID
Milestones

Recent retirements

The following people 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
Extension and Outreach

WARF offering 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 offering 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