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CALS in the News –November 26- December 3

News about or of interest to CALS faculty and staff…

Milk Price Formula Helps Explain Market Fluctuation
Agri-View (11/16/07)
Quoted: Bob Cropp, Agricultural and Applied Economics
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2007/11/16/dairy_news/dairy01.txt

Ag Dean Talks About Bioenergy at Co-ops’ Meeting
Agri-View (11/21/07)
Quoted: Molly Jahn, Dean College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2007/11/21/capitol_news/news03.txt

That Nasty Smell on Dishrags Is From Bacteria And Fungi
Wisconsin State Journal (11/22/07)
Quoted: Charles Kaspar, Bacteriology
http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/wsj/2007/11/22/0711210351.php

Prion discovery surprises
Wisconsin State Journal (11/25/07)
Quoted: Joel Pederson, Soil Science
Quoted: Judd Aiken, School of Veterinary Medicine, the Nelson Institute
http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/index.php?ntid=258683&ntpid=2

Turf Patterns Rely On Light Tricks (11/25/07)
Wisconsin State Journal (11/25/07)
Quoted: John Stier, Horticulture
http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/wsj/2007/11/25/0711260313.php

Nanotech’s Health, Environment Impacts Worry Scientists
UW-Madison University Communications (11/26/07)
Quoted: Dietram A. Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication
http://www.news.wisc.edu/releases/14139

Typewriter, Butterfat Tester, Blender On State’s Can-do List
Wisconsin State Journal (11/28/07)
Mentioned: Stephen M. Babcock
http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/wsj/2007/11/28/0711270278.php

Two Bt Traits, ‘Stacks’ Demand Different Refuges
Agri-View (11/29/07)
Mentioned: Eileen Cullen, Entomology
Mentioned: Richard Proost, Horticulture
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2007/11/29/crop_news/crops02.txt

Reykjavik connection: How teamwork produced a stem-cell breakthrough
Wisconsin Technology Network (11/29/07)
By: Tom Still, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: James Thomson, School of Medicine and Public Health
Quoted: Carl Gulbrandsen, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
http://wistechnology.com/article.php?id=4358

Agricultural Plan for Wisconsin
Channel 13 WEAU (Western Wisconsin) (11/29/07)
Quoted: Dick Wolkowski, Soil Science
http://www.weau.com/news/headlines/11951641.html

UW researcher develops test to weed out diseased potatoes
Wisconsin State Journal (11/29/07)
Quoted: Zahi Atallah, Plant Pathology
Mentioned: Walt Stevenson, Plant Pathology
http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/biz/index.php?ntid=259521&ntpid=3

Curiosities: Rely on specific gravity to tell you why wood floats
Wisconsin State Journal (11/29/07)
Quoted: Scott Bowe, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/wonder/curiosities/index.php?ntid=259409&ntpid=1

Climate change: seeing the invisible, grasping the untouchable
Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine (12/07)
(Second in list), Project funded by a Baldwin Grant submitted by Dolly Ledin & David Mladenoff
http://www.wnrmag.com/stories/2007/dec07/art.htm

Kill the Cat that Kills the Bird
New York Times (12/02/07)
Mentioned: Stanley Temple, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
http://select.nytimes.com/mem/tnt.html?_r=2&tntget=2007/12/02/magazine/02cats-v–birds-t.html&tntemail0=y&emc=tnt&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin&oref=login

Topics of Interest:

News and Notes: Abelson Seminar: Searching for Climate Change’s “Tipping Points”
Science (11/07)
Mentioned: Francis Halzen, Physics
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/318/5855/1396

Wisconsin Group Welcomes Stem-Cell Advance, Despite Potential Effect on Its Patents
Chronicle of Higher Education (11/26/07)
Quoted: Carl E. Gulbrandsen, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
http://chronicle.com/daily/2007/11/800n.htm

UW System CIO criticizes IT requirements in state budget
Wisconsin Technology Network (11/26/07)
Quoted: Ed Meachen, Associate Vice President of Learning and Information Technology
http://wistechnology.com/article.php?id=4348

After Stem-Cell Breakthrough, the Work Begins
The New York Times (11/27/07)
Quoted: James A. Thomson, School of Medicine and Public Health
http://select.nytimes.com/mem/tnt.html?_r=3&tntget=2007/11/27/science/27stem.html&tntemail0=y&oref=slogin&emc=tnt&pagewanted=print&oref=login

Bill Berry: We must protect our land from bioenergy abuse
The Capital Times (11/27/07)
http://www.madison.com/tct/column/258964

Town to Face Realtors, Builders In High Court: The State Supreme Court Will Take Up Their Spat Over A Development Moratorium Thursday
The Wisconsin State Journal (11/28/07)
http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/wsj/2007/11/28/0711280159.php

140-year-old tree to be cut down by city
Badger Herald (11/28/07)
http://badgerherald.com/news/2007/11/28/140yearold_tree_to_b.php

Virent CEO Eric Apfelbach To Speak On Green Business At WARF’s Gilson Discovery Series
UW-Madison University Communications (11/29/07)
http://www.news.wisc.edu/releases/14150

Secretary Nilsestuen Names Randy Romanski DATCP Deputy Secretary
Agri-View (11/29/07)
http://www.agriview.com/articles/2007/11/29/capitol_news/ag_briefs/agbriefs02.txt

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