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CALS in the News January 21-25

News about or of interest to CALS faculty and staff.

Paradise Lost?
In Wisconsin (Wisconsin Public Television) 1/17/08

‘Mold’ Four-Letter Word That Can ‘Harm,’ ‘Kill’
Agri-View (1/17/08)
Quoted: Mark Cook, Animal Science

Ice castles: New book celebrates shanties and fishing lore
The Capital Times (1/17/08)
Quoted: Arnold Alanen, Landscape Architecture

Renew Those Resolutions
Wisconsin State Journal (1/19/08)
Mentioned: Susan Nitzke, Nutritional Sciences

Eating Cheese Without Fear: A New Drug Is Allowing People With A Rare Genetic Disorder …
Quoted: Mark Etzel, Food Science
Quoted: Denise Ney, Nutritional Sciences

IN DIATOM, SCIENTISTS FIND GENES THAT MAY LEVEL ENGINEERING HURDLE
CALS News via UW-Madison University Communications (Press Release) (1/21/08)
Quoted: Michael Sussman, Biochemistry, Biotechnology Center

Algae could be key to computer chip breakthrough
CBCNews (Canada) (1/21/08)
Quoted: Michael Sussman, Biochemistry, Biotechnology Center

Algae may lead to new computer chips
United Press International (1/22/08)
Quoted: Michael Sussman, Biochemistry, Biotechnology Center

UW-MADISON JOINS LARGEST CLIMATE CHANGE TEACH-IN IN U.S. HISTORY
UW-Madison University Communications (1/23/08)
Mentioned: Jack Kloppenburg, Rural Sociology
Mentioned: Teri Balser, Soil Science
Mentioned: Pete Anderson, Nutritional Sciences
Mentioned: Richard Lindroth, Entomology

Outdoors: Large-scale effort needed to save grassland birds
The Capital Times (1/23/08)
Quoted: Kevin Ellison, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

STUDENTS SELL STEAKS TO GET A TASTE OF THE MEAT INDUSTRY
CALS News via UW-Madison University Communications (1/23/08)
Quoted: Kurt Vogel, Daniel Schaefer, Animal Science

2007 a Year of Records for Wisconsin Ag
The Country Today (1/23/08)
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Quoted: Bruce Jones, Bob Cropp, Pat Luby, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: A.J. Bussan, Horticulture

UW Official: World oil party about to end
The Country Today (1/23/08)
Quoted: Patrick Walsh, Biological Systems Engineering
Quoted: Jill Harrison, Rural Sociology
Quoted: Alan Turnquist, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Mentioned: Bruce Jones, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Use Caution with Biofuel Byproducts
The Country Today (1/23/08)
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Quoted: Randy Shaver, Dairy Science

Extension hosting dairy modernization program
The Country Today (1/23/08)
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Mentioned: David Kammel, Biological Systems Engineering
Mentioned: Sam Zimmerman, Maria Bendixen, Sandy Stuttgen, Cooperative Extension

PEPS Contest Winners to be Honored
The Country Today (1/23/08)
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Quoted: Joe Lauer, Agronomy

Algae could be key to faster computer chips
The Capital Times (1/24/08)
Quoted: Michael Sussman, Biochemistry, Biotechnology Center

Cranberry Growers Seek Research Station, Vigilant on Emerging Water Use Issue
Agri-View (1/24/08)
Quoted: Molly Jahn, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dean

Soybean Issues Tackled: 2007 Season, Varieties for Biofuel, Foliar Fungicides
Agri-View (1/24/08)
Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy

Discovery Farms Co-Directors Respond to Karst, Recommend Next Steps For Agriculture to Take
Agri-View (1/24/08)
Quoted: Dennis Frame, Soil Science, Cooperative Extension
Quoted: Fred Madison, Soil Science, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

UW Likely to Recommend Statewide Task Force to Tackle Karst Issue More Comprehensively
Agri-View (1/24/08)
Quoted: Robin Shepard, Life Sciences Communication, Community, Natl. Resources & Economic Development
Quoted: Richard Klemme, UW-Cooperative Extension (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), Dean

UW Scientist Links Algae Studies to Computer Improvement
Wisconsin Public Radio (1/24/08)
Quoted: Michael Sussman, Biochemistry, Biotechnology Center

COULEE CONSUMER: Roof collapses can be avoided with precautions
Holmen Courier (1/24/08)
Quoted: Brian Holmes, Biological Systems Engineering
Quoted: David Kammel, Biological Systems Engineering, Center for Dairy Profitability

What’s the beef?
Daily Cardinal (1/24/08)
Quoted: John Lucey, Food Science

RE: TIP/TALK COMMEMORATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF WARFARIN SAGA
CALS News via UW-Madison University Communications (1/25/08)
Mentioned: David Nelson, Biology, Center for Biochemistry

Topics of Interest

Who owns the moon? Shady moon peddlers look like lunar Donald Trumps…But are moon plots legal?
Salon.com (1/19/08)
Quoted: Gerald Kucinski, Engineering

Sugar Molecules Used To Improve, Develop Drugs
Wisconsin State Journal (1/20/08)
Quoted: Jon Thorson, School of Pharmacy

Creamer Controversy: That Stuff’s Made in New York City!
WKOW Channel 27 News (1/21/08)

‘Safe’ form of Ebola created: Advance could help increase research into deadly virus
Nature (1/21/08)
Mentioned: Peter Halfmann, Veterinary Medicine

Disarmed Ebola virus to aid quest for vaccine
The Times (London) 1/22/08
Quoted: Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Veterinary Medicine

State venture capital rises: Wisconsin firms raise most funds since 2001
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/22/08)
Quoted: Craig Heim, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Decades of Neglect in Energy Research Will Be Hard to Reverse, Report Says
Chronicle of Higher Education (1/22/08)
Quoted: Gregory Nemet, LaFollette School of Public Affairs

WisBusiness: Thomson says hopes of immediate stem cell therapies unrealistic
WisBusiness.com (1/22/08)
Quoted: Jamie Thomson, School of Medicine and Public Health

Thomson: Wisconsin needs $50M annually to counter California’s stem cell investment
Wisconsin Technology Network (1/22/08)
Quoted: Jamie Thomson, School of Medicine and Public Health

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