CALS in the News August 11-22, 2008

News about or of interest to CALS faculty and staff…

State studies hunt of formerly endangered wolves
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mentioned: Tim Van Deelen, wildlife ecology

Wolves are lying low
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Quoted: David Mladenoff, wildlife ecology

Growing population expands habitat
Country Today
Quoted: David Mladenoff, wildlife ecology

Professor creates microscope program for elementary school kids
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Quoted: Doug Weibel, biochemistry

Farms can increase wildlife diversity, Wisconsin researchers say
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Quoted: Hannah Gaines, graduate student in entomology
Mentioned: Healthy Grown Potatoes project

Expert gives tips on protecting property from ash borer
Quoted: Phil Pellitteri, entomology

Ash borer focus turns to control
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Quoted: Chris Williamson, entomology

Playing politics with biodefense
Associated Press
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, associate dean, on Wisconsin’s unsuccessful bid for a federal biodefense lab

Three Wisconsin groups win conservation innovation grants
Wisconsin Agriculturist
Mentioned: CALS project on manure separation technologies

Not to worry
Quoted: Joel Pedersen, soil science, on prion control in landfills

Urban horticulture field day
Mentioned: West Madison Agricultural Research Station

53rd Biennial Spooner Sheep Day is Aug. 23
Wisconsin Agriculturist
Mentioned: UW-Madison Spooner Agricultural Research Station

Girding for war with the ash borer
Wisconsin State Journal
Quoted: Chris Williamson, Entomology
Quoted: Phil Pellitteri, Entomology

UW-Madison CALS Football Fire-Up Set Sept. 6
Wisconsin Agriculturist
Mentioned: CALS Rural Youth Scholarship Fund

Organic Field Day Highlights Minimal Till Technologies
Wisconsin Agronomist
Quoted: Erin Silva, Agronomy
Mentioned: Jed Colquhoun, Horticulture

Agronomy and Soils Field Day Set for Aug. 27
Wisconsin Agriculturist
Mentioned: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Mentioned: Natalia de Leon Gatti, Agronomy

UW researcher offers West Nile insights
Wisconsin Radio Network
Interviewed: Susan, Paskewitz, Entomolgy

Plant discovery could spur biofuel production
Capitol Times
Quoted: Timothy Donohue, Bacteriology

Topics of interest

High-tech tools help farmers grow more
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Give green light to new energy era
Wisconsin State Journal editorial

New biofuels lobbying group formed

Critical time for UW Arboretum
Wisconsin State Journal
Mentioned: Aldo Leopold

Students may fuel next entrepreneur wave

Low Vitamin D levels lead to early death for many Wisconsinites, says study
WIBA Newsradio

Michigan cellulosic ethanol: Great promise lies ahead
Mentioned: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

UW chemist learning how to trick killer bugs into being peaceful
Milwakee Journal Sentinel
Quoted: Helen Blackwell, Chemisry
Quoted: Reto Frei, Chemistry
Quoted: Thanit Praneenararat, Chemistry
Quoted: Jo Handlesman, Bacteriology

Local campuses noted for green programs by conservation group
Capitol Times
Mentions UW-Madison

Alumni in the News

Six members added to WAA Board of Directors
University Communications
Mentioned: Pete Kappelman, dairy science

UW-Platteville honors Trelay Seeds with Distinguished Service Award
Wisconsin Ag Connection
Mentioned: Brad Biddick, animal sciences