CALS In the News (June 23

News articles about or of interest to CALS faculty and staff

Articles concerning new federal bioenergy grant:

Major bioenergy initiative takes flight in Midwest – University of Wisconsin-Madison News

Bioenergy center is ‘growth opportunity’ – The Capital Times

UPDATE: UW-Madison to lead federal biofuels consortium – The Capital Times

UW Wins Energy Grant to Study Biofuels – WKOW TV Madison

U.S. Is Creating 3 Centers for Research on Biofuels – New York Times

UW wins biofuel grant – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

UPDATE: $230 million for UW biofuel effort – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

University will build bioenergy fuel lab – Wisconsin State Journal

Biomass, fuel of the future – grant boosts ag college’s role in new energy source — Isthmus

University of Minnesota loses bid for biofuel grant – The Minnesota Daily (quotes Timothy Donohue, Bacteriology)

Other articles concerning CALS :

From a few genes, life’s myriad shapes – New York Times (quotes Sean Carroll, Genetics)

Evolution: Toledo native’s evo-devo research reshapes the field – Toledo Blade (about geneticist Sean Carroll’s research)

On Fringe of Forests, Homes and Fires Meet – New York Times (features research by Volker Radeloff, Forest and Wildlife Ecology)

Fighting to retain faculty – Wisconsin State Journal (about UW-Madison’s efforts to keep top faculty)

Merger forms new department of forest and wildlife ecology – UW Communications

UW-Madison depts merger to form forest & wildlife ecology school – Wisconsin Ag Connection

Bacteriologist tabbed for prestigious NIH research award – UW Communications

Curiosities: Worms come out to breathe after heavy rains – Wisconsin State Journal (quotes Teri Balser, Soil Science)

Milk Money Spent: Funding loss kills popular program for dairy farmers – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (about end of support of UW-Extension Milk Money program)

Milk Money program changes direction – Wisconsin Ag Connection

Some lawmakers want to change federal farm policy – Wisconsin State Journal (quotes Ed Jesse, Agricultural and Applied Economics)

Milk needed for state’s growing cheese market – The Fond du Lac Reporter (quotes Robert Cropp, Agricultural and Applied Economics)

Bumper crop of butterflies silently swarms state – but not for long – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (quotes Phillip Pellitteri, Entomology)

First artificial life ‘within months’ – Telegraph (quotes Fred Blattner, Genetics)

Down to Earth: Turning Sugar into Fuel – WKOW-27 Madison (features research by UW-Madison engineering professor James Dumesic)

Local biotech in national eye – The Capital Times