CALS in the News – July 12-18

News of interest to CALS faculty and staff…

Facility To House A New Instrument To Speed Biomedical Research
UW Communications, July 17, 2008
Mentioned: John Markley, Biochemistry, National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison

Scattered nature of Wisconsin’s woodlands could complicate forests’ response to climate change
UW Communications, July 14, 2008
Quoted: David Mladenoff, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Mentioned: Robert Scheller, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Warming climate could mean thinner northern forests, UW researchers say
Capital Times, July 14, 2008
Quoted: David Mladenoff, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Agricultural college dean joins local family’s celebration
Chetek Alert, July 9, 2008
Quoted: Molly Jahn, CALS Dean; CALS alum John Phillips
Mentioned: CALS Grow magazine

Foodies go crackers for Potter’s
Capital Times, July 14, 2008
Featured: CALS Food Science alums Peter Potter

New Interest in Vertical Farms for Urban Areas
New York Times, July 14, 2008
Quoted: Jerry Kaufman, Professor Emeritus, Urban and Regional Planning

Entomologist rates mosquito repellents
The Steamboat, Colo. Pilot & Today, July 14, 2008
Mentioned, Susan Paskewitz, Entomology

For Beets, a Little More Respect, Please
New York Times, July 7, 2008
Quoted: CALS Vice Dean Irwin Goldman

Explore the world of American cheddar
Chicago Daily Herald, July 16, 2008
Quoted: Bill Wendorff, dairy professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and cheddar judge for the American Cheese Society.

‘Macho’ work ethic forcing women out of chemistry
Chemistry World, July, 2008
Quoted: Jo Handelsman, Bacteriology/Plant Pathology

High Impact: Bright Ideas from UW Researchers Fuel State Economy
Wisconsin State Journal, July 13, 2008
Quoted: Mark Cook, Poultry Science; Hector DeLuca, Biochemistry

The Healthy Grown Label: Healthy Food and Healthy Land
Featured: “Healthy Grown” potato project (CALS partnership).
Mentioned: Hannah Gaines, graduate research assistant in entomology

So That’s Why They’re Called the Badgers
Forbes, April 7, 2008
(Rankings of universities for lowest fundraising overhead. UW-Madison is No. 1)

Of interest

A New Frontier for Title IX: Science
New York Times, July 15, 2008

Report: Not enough graduating with science, math degrees
USA Today, July 15, 2008

Wisconsin’s $750 million biotech investment could use better vision
Wisconsin Technology Network, July 15, 2008