August 2017
CALS alumni help Kerry's R&D in Beloit flourish in food science
At Kerry's R&D in Beloit, flavor is the name of the game. The food science company has a worldwide presence, but their Beloit facility boasts some homegrown ties. It now employs 28 UW-Madison graduates hired since 2010, many of them with degrees in food science, chemistry and microbiology. 

The company has maintained a close relationship with UW-Madison for more than 20 years and has collaborated with the Department of Food Science, the Center for Dairy Research and the Food Research Institute. 

"Some of us serve as guest lecturers at UW-Madison, and we hire interns," says Jack Maegli, a Kerry employee and UW-Madison alumnus. "Our goal is to see the good candidates before they are hired by the competition. The sooner we can get our eyes on them, the better."

Read the full story of the UW-Madison News website.
UW-Madison to hold business engagement event Aug. 23

Registration is open for this biennial event inviting business and industry to campus to learn how a partnership with UW-Madison can advance their business strategy.

Day on Campus connects attendees with units and departments ready to engage on solutions for today's business needs and provides opportunities to learn from peers who have already found success with campus solutions. The event brings the breadth of campus resources together at one time so business can take the next step in a relationship with UW-Madison.
Save the date: WALSAA Fire-Up

The 2017 WALSAA Football Fire-Up is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9! Join fellow alumni and friends of CALS for the tailgate and silent auction before the Badgers take on Florida Atlantic University.

Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the UW Foundation at 1848 University Ave.

Stay tuned for more details, and check the WALSAA website for registration information.
Thank you for your support

Nearly 650 CALS a lumni took advantage of a generous match challenge from an anonymous donor by making gifts in support of the college.

The generous donor matched up to $100,000 in gifts made to the CALS Fund this spring and summer.

Didn't get in on the match but still want to make a gift? Gifts of all sizes make a difference in the college. Give today!
Photo: L. Brian Stauffer/UI Urbana-Champaign
Fred A. Kummerow dies at 102

Fred A. Kummerow (BS'39, Ph.D.'43), a seminal figure in the study of heart disease and the effort to remove trans fats from foods, died May 31 at his home in Urbana, Illinois, at the age of 102. 

After earning a chemistry degree and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from UW-Madison, Kummerow spent the next seven decades challenging the industry status quo. Beginning in 1957, he established the link between trans fats and heart disease. In 2009, at the age of 94, he spearheaded a campaign that asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban partially hydrogenated fat from Americans' diets.