In the News

CALS In the News for the Week of June 18 – June 24, 2016

News Holbrook challenges VanderMeer in 70th Assembly District LaCrosse Tribune, 6/19 Quoted: Mark Holbrook, Alumnus, Meat and Animal Sciences Field Date scheduled for July 14 Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, 6/24 Mentioned: David Combs, Dairy Science Warrior chemists and wannabe queens Chemical & Engineering News, 6/20 Mentioned: Zack Kemmerer, Biochemistry Seven vie for 2017 ‘Fairest go Fair’ title Daily Union, 6/24 Quoted: Alexis Timmel, Student, Life Sciences Communication Mentioned: Josie Schreiber, Alumna, Farm and Industry Short Course Spill the Beans contest targets urban youth Brownfield Ag News, 6/23 Mentioned: UW-Madison Department of Animal Sciences Renowned molecular biologist Sidney Fleischer dies at 86 Vanderbilt University, 6/21 Mentioned: Sidney Fletcher, Institute for Enzyme Research Mentioned: Becca Patras, Institute for Enzyme Research Team Led by Dr. David Andes Makes Progress In The Hunt For New Antibiotics Department of Medicine Mission, 6/21 Mentioned: Cameron Currie, Bacteriology Organic grain field days set Agri-View, 6/21 Quoted: Anders Gurda, Plant Pathology Mentioned: UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Mentioned: UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course Mentioned: UW-Madison and UW-Extension Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems Laboratory UW Crop Management Field Day Slated for Monday Wisconsin Ag Connections, 6/24 Mentioned: Damon Smith, Plant Pathology Mentioned: Bryan Jensen, Entomology Mentioned: Richard Proost, Horticulture Mentioned: Tyler Maier, Intern, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Mentioned: Tim Jergenson, County and ...
Friday, June 24th, 2016
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CALS In the News for the Week of June 18 – June 24, 2016
Teaching & Advising

Book groups and teaching chats for instructional academic staff

Two summer book groups offer an excellent opportunity to discuss evidence-based teaching practices with fellow instructors. One book group will meet Thursdays at noon from July 7-28 in 3330 Health Sciences Learning Center and the other will meet every Friday at 2:30pm from July 15 through August 12 in Memorial Union. Each hour-long meeting focuses on the 2015 book, “Teaching Undergraduate Science: A Guide for Overcoming Obstacles for Student Learning,” by Linda C. Hodges. While the title focuses on science, its message is applicable to instructors in any discipline who are challenged to engage students. Participants from a previous book group noted that the book is a “good grounding refresher on practical teaching strategies that avoids the latest fad or buzzword.” Another found that it “made pedagogy accessible to someone without that background.” The book is ideal for a book group as each chapter stands by itself and offers examples on converting principles to action immediately. Chapters include: Helping Students Learn During Class Helping Students Learn from Text Helping Students Learn, and Learn From, Problem Solving Motivating and Helping Students Learn on Their ...
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Book groups and teaching chats for instructional academic staff
Teaching & Advising

Summer orientation sessions for UW’s Advisor Notes System (ANS)

The following is a message from Jeffrey E. Shokler, assistant director for advising technology and assessment in the UW-Madison Office of Undergraduate Advising: To the UW-Madison Advising Community, Three opportunities to attend an Advisor Notes System (ANS) orientation session are scheduled for this summer. To become authorized to use the ANS you only need to attend one of these sessions. Please see below for the list of available sessions. The orientation session will provide you with an introduction to the system and to the Advising Gateway, a live demonstration including navigation and record entry, guidelines for use of the system focused on writing and interpretation of advising notes, and many opportunities for you to get your questions about the system answered. Any faculty and/or staff member who has an undergraduate advising role or who needs to access individual student undergraduate advising data for their work are currently eligible to use the Advisor Notes System. At this time undergraduate employees/staff are not eligible to use the system. Please note: the ANS was specifically designed to meet undergraduate advising needs. It can, however, be used ...
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Summer orientation sessions for UW’s Advisor Notes System (ANS)
Happenings

Pedaling for pancreatic cancer in memory of CALS’ Peter Bloch

At the UW Carbone Cancer Center's upcoming “Pedaling for Pancreas Cancer" research fundraiser on Saturday, June 25, a team will be riding in memory of Peter Bloch, emeritus faculty associate and senior scientist in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, who died last spring from pancreatic cancer. People who knew Bloch or who would like to support the cause can register either as an individual/family or join the team in honor of Bloch. The site also takes donations from people who won't be participating in person. If you have questions about joining the team, please contact Susan Nitzke at nitzke@nutrisci.wisc.edu.
Monday, June 20th, 2016
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Pedaling for pancreatic cancer in memory of CALS’ Peter Bloch
Events

Music in the Garden: Allen Garden hosts two events this weekend

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Allen Centennial Garden is hosting two free public events that feature live music: Final Friday in the Garden Friday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. On June 24, 2016 join Allen Centennial Garden for a night of good food from the El Grito Taqueria and Underground food trucks, live music from local singer/songwriter Corey Hart, and garden themed activities including “Plant Your Own Succulent” and “Rock Painting.” Come to eat some tasty food, listen to some relaxing music, explore the Garden and get your hands a little dirty with some fun activities! Free admission to this event. Food sold separately. Summer Sundays: Concerts in the Garden featuring the Johannes Wallman Quartet West Sunday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m. Known as a "remarkable pianist and composer" (Downbeat Magazine) and "a truly international kind of cat" (Midwest Record), Johannes Wallmann, the Director of Jazz Studies at UW-Madison opens Summer Sundays with a quartet of top-notch guest artists from Los Angeles and San Francisco who offer a high-energy, imaginative and infectious kickoff for the new summer concert series.
Monday, June 20th, 2016
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Music in the Garden: Allen Garden hosts two events this weekend
Teaching & Advising

Message about addressing hate and bias in summer session classrooms

The following is a recent message from Jeffrey S. Russell, vice provost for lifelong learning, and the UW-Madison Hate and Bias Incident Team: Dear UW-Madison faculty and staff members, As your Summer Term Dean and colleague, I am writing on behalf of the UW-Madison hate and bias incident team, to reiterate UW-Madison’s enduring commitment to all diverse members of our community. Sadly, people here have experienced incidents of hate and bias, and many of us aren’t sure how to respond, intervene, and offer support. UW-Madison is working to educate people and prevent such incidents -- addressing all reported incidents seriously, promptly, and sensitively. Hate and bias are incongruent with our fundamental values, and the reemergence of such behavior underscores the challenge we face to ensure that every person in our community feels safe, welcomed, valued, and supported. You can find more information about UW-Madison’s hate and bias incident reporting system at students.wisc.edu/reporthate. If you witness an emergency or a crime, please call 911 or contact the UW Police Department. You may also report incidents in-person to the Dean of Students Office at 70 Bascom Hall ...
Monday, June 20th, 2016
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Message about addressing hate and bias in summer session classrooms
Events

National Value-Added Ag Conference in Madison July 21-22

The following is a recent news release from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection:  There’s still time to register for the 18th Annual National Value-Added Agriculture Conference, an event that will provide attendees with excellent opportunities to interact with innovative business owners and economic developers from throughout the Midwest and nation and discuss rural entrepreneurism, adding value to agricultural products, and rural economic development. National leaders in value-added agriculture will convene in Madison for the conference, July 21-22, 2016. The theme of this year’s event is “Agriculture, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Developing Thriving Rural Communities.” The deadline to register is July 7. Conference topics include: agritourism, rural and urban economic development, food waste, food safety, marketing, policy, local and regional food systems, labor issues, alternative energy, technology, supply chain management, and more. The 2016 conference is hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and University of Wisconsin – Dane County Extension. The event runs all day Thursday, July 21 through mid-day Friday, July 22, with a welcoming reception the evening of Wednesday, July 20, and tours Thursday afternoon. “We ...
Monday, June 20th, 2016
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National Value-Added Ag Conference in Madison July 21-22
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of June 11- June 17, 2016

News Research may point to new ways to deliver drugs into bacteria Science Daily, 6/16 Quoted: Douglas Weibel, Biochemistry Wisconsin expecting excellent winter wheat crop Brownfield Ag News, 6/16 Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy How to get rid of annoying ants in your home Food and Wine Magazine, 6/14 Mentioned: Patrick J Liesch, Entomology Many Named Vita Plus Marketing and Communications Specialist Hoard’s Dairyman, 6/16 Mentioned: Brandon Maly, Alumnus, Life Sciences Communication Dairy Cooling: The Benefits & Strategies Farms.com, 6/15 Mentioned: Ian Atkins, Graduate Student Mentioned: Christopher Choi, Biological Systems Engineering Mentioned: Brian Holmes, Emeritus, Biological Systems Engineering Potato fields susceptible to disease through growing season Wisconsin Agriculturalist, 6/15 Mentioned: Amy Charkowski, Plant Pathology Aim to reduce ash in forage Agri-View, 6/15 Quoted: Dan Undersander, Agronomy Alltech awards “Young Scientist” Agri-View, 6/15 Quoted: Bethany Margret Dado, Alumna, Dairy Science Mentioned: Hasan Khatib, Animal Science Some farmers are struggling to repay loans made in better times Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/15 Quoted: Bruce Jones, Agricultural and Applied Economics What Does 'Local Food' Mean to Wisconsin Consumers? Growing Wisconsin, 6/16 Quoted: Bret Shaw, Life Sciences Communications Quoted: Laura Whittling, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication What does “local food” mean? Morning Ag Clips, 6/15 Quoted: Bret Shaw, Life Sciences Communication Quoted: Laura, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication University of Wisconsin - Madison seeks to capitalize on ...
Friday, June 17th, 2016
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CALS in the News for the Week of June 11- June 17, 2016
Awards and honors

Biochemistry Logistics Team wins 2016 Administrative Improvement Award

The Biochemistry Logistics Team composed of David Parker, Cathy Michael, Kerry Tobin and Charlie Lor was among the winners of the university’s 2016 Administrative Improvement Awards. The campus community recognized the winners at a ceremony at Union South last month. Award winners were chosen for their excellence in administrative roles supporting student services, research, academics, outreach or administration. Chancellor Blank lauded the collaborative nature of the successful projects. “We value collaboration, both in academics and administration, because we understand that the solutions to our most complex problems rarely exist within the confines of a single office,” she said. Read about the other winners here.
Monday, June 13th, 2016
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Biochemistry Logistics Team wins 2016 Administrative Improvement Award
Happenings

MONDAY NIGHT: Watch biochem grad student Zack Kemmerer on “American Ninja Warrior”

[caption id="attachment_54599" align="alignright" width="150"] Zack Kemmerer[/caption] Zack Kemmerer, a graduate student studying mitochondria in the lab of associate professor of biochemistry Dave Pagliarini, will be on TV tonight as a competitor on “American Ninja Warrior,” a competition show where competitors use their physical abilities to navigate a complex series of obstacle courses. Kemmerer's episode airs at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, June 13. The CALS community is welcome to attend a watch party being held tonight starting at 6 pm at Union South's Prairie Fire Cafe. Learn more about Kemmerer by reading this article on the UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry website or watching the video below, which was produced by UW-Madison University Communications in fall 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GREhrsLJ6d4
Monday, June 13th, 2016
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MONDAY NIGHT: Watch biochem grad student Zack Kemmerer on “American Ninja Warrior”