Extension and Outreach

CALS in the News for the Week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 2016

News Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Douglas Jermasek as Chief Executive Officer Yahoo! News 2/2/16 Mentioned: Hector DeLuca, Biochemistry Why You Should Never Buy Bagged Greens Houston Chronicle 2/2/16 Quoted: Jeri Barak, Plant Pathology Novolyze introduces its Scientific Advisory Board Bloomberg Business 2/4/16 Mentioned: Kent Juliot, Alumnus, Food Science Visiting scholar researches the ethics of gene editing The Daily Pennsylvanian 1/30/16 Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Douglas Jermasek as Chief Executive Officer WKOW 2/2/16 Menioned: Hector DeLuca, Biochemistry Coyotes to be trapped, tagged for monitoring in Wauwatosa, West Allis Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 1/28/16 Mentioned: David Drake, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Mentioned: Marcus Mueller, Graduate Student, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Focus on Dane County: UW-Madison, Monona to collaborate on city project Wisconsin State Journal 2/5/16 Mentioned: Department of Urban and Regional Planning UW evolutionary biologist Sean Carroll named winner of prestigious Lewis Thomas Prize Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 1/29/16 Mentioned: Sean Carroll, Genetics UW biologist Sean Carroll wins writing prize Wisconsin State Journal 1/29/15 Mentioned: Sean Carroll, Genetics Fertility app maker BluDiagnostics raises $1.2 million of debt funding Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2/4/16 Mentioned: Katie Brenner, Biochemistry Trap and tag: New effort begins to tackle coyote problem in Milwaukee County Fox 6 Now Milwaukee 2/1/16 Mentioned: Urban Canid Project, Dept of Forest ...
Friday, February 5th, 2016
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CALS in the News for the Week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 2016
Events

Luminous: Allen Garden to host outdoor evening exhibition – Feb. 19-20

On Feb. 19 and 20 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., Allen Centennial Garden presents an outdoor evening experience like no other: Luminous. Escape the winter doldrums as you see the Garden under the light of graceful luminaries, with six custom-made luminary and lantern installations. The ephemeral display will celebrate the serenity of the Garden in winter, encouraging visitors to embrace nature in all seasons. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. Warm treats and a toasty bonfire will compliment your experience. Parking is free on campus after 4:30 p.m. at a number of nearby locations, including: Observatory Drive Ramp (Lot 36), Lot 35 and Lot 34. For additional information, visit the Allen Centennial Garden website.
Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Luminous: Allen Garden to host outdoor evening exhibition – Feb. 19-20
Awards and honors

Patty Loew named Wisconsin Academy Fellow

Life sciences communication professor Patty Loew was recently named a Wisconsin Academy Fellow by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Established in 1981, the Fellows program represents the highest level of recognition conferred by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Drawn from a pool of statewide nominees, Fellows are elected for their extraordinary levels of accomplishment in their fields as well as lifelong commitments to intellectual discourse and public service. In addition to her faculty position, Patty Loew is an author, video documentary producer and former broadcast journalist in public and commercial television. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Loew is the award-winning author of Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal and Seventh Generation Earth Ethics. Loew has written extensively about Ojibwe treaty rights, sovereignty, and the role of Native media in communicating indigenous world views. Loew is perhaps best known for her work producing documentaries for public and commercial television, including the award-winning Way of the Warrior, which explored the complex historical relationship between Native Americans and the U.S. military. A fuller bio is available on ...
Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Patty Loew named Wisconsin Academy Fellow
Events

Register for 10th annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

Registration is now open for the Tenth Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, scheduled for Apr. 25 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. The theme of the conference this year is Everyone's Earth:  Sharing Experiences on a Restless Plant. Everyone owns a stake in the future of our rapidly changing planet, yet each of us sees and interacts with the world in different ways. Understanding this range of experiences and perspectives is critical to working together toward a healthier global environment. The conference will explore compelling stories and vivid reports -- drawn from some of the world's wildest places to our fastest-growing cities -- shared by scientists and explorers, writers and artists. For additional information, visit the Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference website. To register, complete the online conference registration form.
Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Register for 10th annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
Awards and honors

Sean Carroll selected to receive Lewis Thomas Prize

[caption id="attachment_51789" align="alignright" width="250"] Sean Carroll, professor of genetics and an investigator with Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is pictured in his research lab in Bock Laboratories at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 19, 2010. Carroll's research focuses on animal development, pattern formation and morphological evolution, and immunochemistry and biological imaging. Photo by: Jeff Miller[/caption] UW-Madison evolutionary biologist, educator and author Sean B. Carroll will be presented with The Rockefeller University's Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, it was announced on Jan. 28, 2016. Carroll will receive the award at a March 14 ceremony in recognition of his body of work, including his 2013 book Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize. Rockefeller University's Board of Trustees established the award, originally called the Lewis Thomas Prize for Scientist as Poet, in 1993 to honor "the rare individual who bridges the worlds of science and the humanities - whose voice and vision can tell us about science's aesthetic and philosophical dimensions, providing not merely new information but cause for reflection, even revelation." The award is named after its first recipient, noted physician, scientist and essayist Lewis Thomas. Carroll ...
Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Sean Carroll selected to receive Lewis Thomas Prize
Events

Call for Proposals: 2016 Information & Technology Leadership Conference

Leading Through Engagement is the theme for the third annual UW‑Madison Information & Technology Leadership Conference on Monday, April 11, 2016. Please mark your calendars and join other information and technology professionals to learn, listen and collaborate on leadership topics impacting the higher education community. The conference is seeking proposals that reflect some aspect of engagement. The overall program will result in a wide variety of presenters and perspectives on engagement. Proposed sessions should be 45 minutes in length, connect to the theme and have clear takeaways for the audience. Sessions that engage the audience are encouraged. Topics could include (but are not limited to): Outreach within departments/division, to campus or beyond Improving communication with customers, colleagues and campus Assessing user needs Developing collaborations and partnerships Creating an inclusive working environment and an engaged staff Influencing decision-making Engaging through interpersonal relationships Submit your proposal! The deadline for proposals is February 14, 2016. If you have questions, please contact ITLC-planning@lists.wisc.edu. Mark your calendars for this exciting opportunity and please consider submitting a proposal. -Information & Technology Leadership Conference Planning Committee
Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Call for Proposals: 2016 Information & Technology Leadership Conference
Extension and Outreach

Encourage high schoolers to apply: CALS to host World Food Prize Wisconsin Youth Institute

The 2016 World Food Prize Wisconsin Youth Institute will be hosted at CALS on Monday, April 18. This event features an in-depth look at how UW-Madison faculty and students are addressing food security through the natural and social sciences. High school student attendees will participate in hands-on learning sessions and small group conversations with university faculty. This unique experience is open to all Wisconsin high school students in grades 9-12. To be eligible to participate, students complete a research paper about a global issue concerning hunger and poverty. Paper submissions and registration are due March 21. Click here for more information.
Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Encourage high schoolers to apply: CALS to host World Food Prize Wisconsin Youth Institute
Extension and Outreach

CALS in the News for the Week of Jan. 23 – Jan. 29, 2016

Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll Yahoo News 1/28/16 Mentioned: Sean Carroll, Genetics Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll CNBC 1/28/16 Mentioned: Sean Carroll, Genetics Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll International Business Times 1/28/16 Mentioned: Sean Carroll, Genetics Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll Bloomberg Business 1/28/16 Mentioned: Sean Carroll, Genetics Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll WKOW 1/28/16 Mentioned: Sean Carroll, Genetics News There's a Secret World Under the Snow, and It's in Trouble Smithsonian 1/27/16 Quoted: Jonathan Pauli, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Quoted: Ben Zuckerberg, Forest and Wildlife Ecology D is for Do-gooders Channel 3000 1/28/16 Mentioned: Julie Dawson, Horticulture Milwaukee County Parks Will Trap and Tag Coyotes WTAQ 1/28/16 Mentioned: Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology Blue Sky Science: What and where is the Yahara watershed? Wisconsin State Journal 1/25/16 Mentioned: Chris Kucharik, Agronomy When Pruning, Wait For A Day With Dry Air, Plant Experts Say WPR 1/22/16 Quoted: Brian Hudelson, Plant Pathology Tribune Profile: Joe Henry: From his farm comes bourbon The Waunakee Tribune 1/27/16 Mentioned: Liz Henry, Agricultural & Applied Economics Farm challenges due in 2016 Wisconsin State Farmer 1/27/16 Quoted: Mark ...
Friday, January 29th, 2016
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CALS in the News for the Week of Jan. 23 – Jan. 29, 2016
Events

Inviation from Patrick J. Sims: Diversity Office spring events

Below is an invitation to Diversity Office spring events from Patrick J. Sims, Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement: Dear Colleague, I'm inviting you to join me for a series of spring events hosted by the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement. All events are free of charge and open to everyone! Please mark your calendars and register today for the following events: The opening event of Black History Month 2016, WE the 350: Stories of Poverty, Racism, & Incarceration will be Sunday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in Play Circle Theater, Memorial Union. Black History Month Keynote Rahiel Tesfamariam will speak on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Symphony Room of Gordon Commons.  If this is to be an intergenerational struggle for liberation, then all generations have a critical role to play in the New Civil Rights Movement. Moving Forward: Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in Gordon Commons. This event provides a space & forum to discuss what can be done to improve racial climate on campus. ...
Friday, January 29th, 2016
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Inviation from Patrick J. Sims: Diversity Office spring events
Teaching & Advising

Nominate a senior: Herfurth-Kubly Awards for Initiative and Efficiency

The UW-Madison Office of Undergraduate Academic Awards seeks your nominations of outstanding seniors for the Theodore Herfurth and Teddy Kubly Awards for Initiative and Efficiency, which are among the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate awards at UW-Madison. Students must be enrolled during the spring 2016 semester and plan to graduate in May, August, or December of 2016. Two awards of $2,000 are given annually to students who have made the most effective use of their time at UW-Madison. A committee comprised of faculty, a former award recipient and a representative of the donor¹s family selects recipients based on four criteria: Academic achievement Distinguished participation in significant and constructive extra-curricular activities Financial self-support (employment, scholarships, etc.) Effective oral and written communication NOMINATION DEADLINE: January 29, 2016. NOMINATION PROCEDURE: Fill out a short online nomination form on the Scholarships@UW-Madison website. If the link does not work, try copying and pasting the URL into your browser. You may be prompted to login with your NetID and password. Alternately, you can email awards@provost.wisc.edu with the names and email addresses of the students you wish to nominate. The UAA Office will invite nominated students to complete a short application. Please contact Julie Stubbs or Debbie Cole at the Undergraduate Academic Awards ...
Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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Nominate a senior: Herfurth-Kubly Awards for Initiative and Efficiency