Milestones

Save the date: Kung & Vierstra Retirement Celebration – Sept. 3

Members of the CALS community are invited to join the Department of Genetics as they celebrate Ching Kung's 41 years of service and Richard Vierstra's 35 years of service at a retirement reception. The celebration is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the lobby of Genetics, 425 Henry Mall. If you would like to contribute food, treats, drinks or money, please send an email to kmrand@wisc.edu & litza@wisc.edu so they know what to expect. Go to the Genetics Front Desk or Room 1438 to sign cards, and bring cash to Kathy Rand at the Genetics Front Desk or Pat Iitza in Room 1438.
Monday, August 3rd, 2015
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Save the date: Kung & Vierstra Retirement Celebration – Sept. 3
Workplace

Principles of Supervision and Management courses begin in September

Registration is now open for the fall series of Principles of Supervision and Management (PSM 11 and PSM 5.5) courses for new managers and supervisors.  Sessions are scheduled to begin on September 15 for PSM11 classes and September 24 for PSM5.5 classes. Classes will be held in Room 220 of Ingraham Hall. More information and registration are available at https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?tabid=29&SeriesKey=365. Share the information with new managers and supervisors in your department and encourage them to register soon.
Monday, August 3rd, 2015
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Principles of Supervision and Management courses begin in September
In the News

CALS in the News for the Week of July 27 – 31, 2015

News Scientists find the single letter in corn’s DNA that spurred its evolution The Washington Post, 7/28/2015 Quoted: John Doebley, Genetics A Renaissance painting reveals how breeding changed watermelons Vox 7/28/2015 Quoted: Jim Nienhuis, Horticulture As Patents Expire, Farmers Plant Generic GMOs MIT Technology Review 7/30/2015 Quoted: Jack Kloppenburg, Rural and Environmental Sociology Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture Mysterious big cat eludes capture and easy explanation in Milwaukee Chicago Tribune 7/28/2015 Quoted: Tim Van Deelen, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Don't snicker — famed UW course chews over science of candy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7/30/2015 Quoted: Rich Hartel, Food Science Bee happy: UW researchers help growers improve pollinator habitats Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7/29/2015 Quoted: Jeremy Hemberger, Entomology Loew Highlights Native Environmentalism In Book Wisconsin Public Radio 7/28/2015 Quoted: Patty Loew, Life Sciences Communication University will continue to serve Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7/25/2015 Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture Wisconsin's first enologist to spice up the state's wine, cider industries Big Ten Network 7/26/2015 Quoted: Nick Smith, Food Science Bats at Kemp Natural Resources Station Morning AgClips 7/22/2015 Quoted: Karla Ortman, Kemp Natural Resources Station Down the drain Country Today 7/20/2015 Quoted: Mark Stephenson, UW Center for Dairy Profitability Carving their place: Prahls tackle stray voltage, transition in first decade of farming The Country Today, 7/27/2015 Mentioned: Farm and Industry Short Course Urban ...
Friday, July 31st, 2015
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CALS in the News for the Week of July 27 – 31, 2015
Events

Agronomy and Soils Field Day set for Aug. 19

The 2015 Agronomy/Soils Field Day highlights University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension research on emerging technologies and relevant crop production issues. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 19 at Arlington Agricultural Research Station. Using cover crops will be among the topics addressed during five tours hosted by UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences researchers and UW-Extension specialists. Topic-specific tours will depart the Public Events Facility at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. A pest management tour examines herbicide resistance management in corn and soybean; a Wisconsin perspective on corn rootworm resistance to Bt hybrids: detection, avoidance and management; can weeds be managed without roundup ready crops when corn and alfalfa are planted; and soybean disease and insect management research results and recommendations. A bioenergy cropping systems tour includes a discussion of what we’ve learned growing eight bioenergy cropping systems over eight years; exploiting available genetic variability for biomass-based biofuel production: the example of corn; developing sustainable perennial bioenergy crops; and integrating information from breeding tools for biofuel crop development. A soil fertility and management tour covers the response of no-till corn and soybean to ...
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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Agronomy and Soils Field Day set for Aug. 19
Events

29th Annual Raper Symposium set for Sept. 1

Registration is open for the 29th Annual Raper Symposium, which will be held on Tuesday, September 1st in the Ebling Symposium Center in the Microbial Sciences Building. To register for the Symposium, submit your information via the online form found at: rapersymposium.bact.wisc.edu. The registration deadline is August 14th. The flyer below provides general information about the Raper Symposium. You can also refer to the above-listed website for more specific information, including the schedule of the presentations, poster/abstract guidelines, etc. If you wish to present a poster, note that the submission deadline for posters is August 10th. The Kenneth B. Raper Symposium highlights ongoing microbiology-related research on campus, and allows students, postdocs, staff, faculty and other interested individuals the opportunity to interact with colleagues across various disciplines. The Symposium is sponsored in full by the Department of Bacteriology and funded by the Kenneth B. Raper Memorial Fund. No registration fee will be collected. Email raper2015@bact.wisc.edu with any questions.
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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29th Annual Raper Symposium set for Sept. 1
Workplace

Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) events offered in August and September

Are you on track saving for your future? Take advantage of these free events. The UW Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program is your supplemental retirement savings plan. TSA 403(b) BASICS WORKSHOP, 21 North Park Street, room 5045   Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. This workshop is especially intended for new investors and for those not yet in the TSA Program, but those with established accounts will find it beneficial as well. The workshop will help you understand the basics of investing and what to look for when you choose your investments. A Roth 403(b) option is available. There will be time for questions. Campus bus #80 stops at Dayton and Park Streets; #82 stops at Regent and Park Streets. Please go to the UW-Madison TSA Basics webpage to register. INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS Please check “Today In The Union” the day of your individual counseling session for the room at Union South; for the Red Gym check “Today In The Red Gym” at the front door and other entrances. Sessions are from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with each session being ...
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) events offered in August and September
Events

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab this week: Susan Paskewitz on tick-borne disease

This week’s Wednesday Nite @ the Lab will feature Susan Paskewitz, professor of entomology. Come by at 7 p.m. for “New Tricks for Old Ticks: Tick-borne Disease in Wisconsin” and learn about the biology of deer and wood ticks, the types of tick-borne diseases that occur in Wisconsin and current trends in tick distribution and abundance and disease prevalence. Paskewitz will also talk about ongoing research on tick control and disease ecology. Paskewitz is a medical entomologist, and her research focuses on insects and ticks that transmit diseases to humans. She is currently working with the State of Wisconsin to examine recent changes in tick abundance and distribution and to understand the factors affecting the prevalence of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. The program begins Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 1111, Genetics/Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall. WN@tL is organized by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Science Alliance @ UW-Madison, and by BioTrek, the outreach program of the Biotechnology Center at UW-Madison/Extension. Unable to attend WN@tL? Watch the program online at http://www.biotech.wisc.edu/webcams.
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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Wednesday Nite @ the Lab this week: Susan Paskewitz on tick-borne disease
Teaching & Advising

Finalists named for CALS assistant dean for academic programs and policies

Three finalists have been named for the position of assistant dean for academic programs and policies in CALS Academic Affairs. This assistant dean serves as a member of the Academic Affairs leadership team, participates in Dean on Call and SOAR advising, and has day-to-day responsibility for academic policy administration, course proposal review, curriculum assessment, and the degree audit process. Final interviews will take place in early August, and all are welcome to attend the candidates’ public presentations. Here's the schedule: Nikki Bollig, UW-Madison School of Business Thursday, August 6, 10:45-11:30 a.m. in 354 Ag Hall Tristin Marotz, UW-Madison Office of the Registrar Monday, August 10, 2:45-3:30 p.m. in 301 Ag Hall Kelley Harris-Johnson, UW-Madison Biology Major Thursday, August 13, 10:15-11:00 a.m. in 354 Ag Hall For more information, contact Sarah Pfatteicher at sarah.pfatteicher@wisc.edu.
Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Finalists named for CALS assistant dean for academic programs and policies
Events

This week: The Northern Lights Tour traverses northern Wisconsin

Are you, your friends or your family going to be in northern Wisconsin this week? The Northern Lights Tour, organized by the folks that run Wednesday Night at the Lab, will bring science presentations to five venues over five days. Can't make it up north? Wisconsin Public Television will be recording the talks for later broadcast on the University Place series, and they will also be available online at wpt.org/universityplace.
Monday, July 27th, 2015
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This week: The Northern Lights Tour traverses northern Wisconsin
Calls to nominate

Nominations sought for 2016 John J. Carty Award in agricultural sciences

Outstanding candidates are being sought for the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, presented in 2016 in agricultural sciences. This presents a special opportunity to honor a colleague in agricultural sciences, as this is the first time the award has been presented in the field of agricultural research since 1984, when it was given to CALS biochemist Bob Burris, who was an active faculty member at the time. The John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science is awarded every two years, to recognize noteworthy and distinguished accomplishments in a field of science within the National Academy of Science’s charter. The award is presented with a medal and a $25,000 prize. Additional information, including past awardees, can be found at http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/john-j-carty-award.html. Nominations will be accepted until 11:59pm Eastern, Thursday, October 1, 2015. Nominations must be submitted via the online nomination form at https://awards.nasonline.org/ and must include the following: A letter from the nominator describing the candidate's work and why he or she should be selected for the award. Curriculum vitae. No more than 2 pages. Bibliography listing no more than 12 of the nominee’s most ...
Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Nominations sought for 2016 John J. Carty Award in agricultural sciences