Workplace

UWF check request process changing

Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association (WFAA) will soon go live with the ABE CRM database and Advancement Resources website that will replace their Campus Access system. This website will be used to generate check request forms, generate fund deposit forms, view fund information, and generate fund reports. If you are a current user of UWF’s Campus Access system who responded to their user survey earlier this year, you are eligible for access to the Advancement Resources website on September 2, 2014. Prior to receiving your credentials for the new system, you are required to review and agree to the WFAA Data Disclosure and Confidentiality Policy. WFAA created online video training to fulfill these requirements. Eligible staff members received an e-mail with the subject “Advancement Resources Website Training (Updated).” Please review this e-mail and complete the online video training by September 16, 2014.If training is not completed by this date, access will be removed and you will need to go through the standard process of requesting access through the new Advancement Resources portal at https://www.uwadvancement.org. New user requests will be accepted beginning September 2 ...
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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UWF check request process changing
Workplace

New campus shuttle system for people with mobility issues

As a result of input received through the Campus Transit and Accessible Transportation Study and from the Accessible Transportation Working Group, UW Transportation Services is pleased to announce the launch of an Accessible Circulator Shuttle Pilot Program. The new service will begin Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:30am. The shuttle is intended to supplement campus bus and paratransit service for those with mobility issues, whether temporary or permanent. You may board at any of five designated fixed route stops or call for pickup at another location within the service boundary. You may request drop-off anywhere within the service boundary. Shuttles arrive to fixed stops every 20 minutes. More information, including printable maps and schedules, is posted at www.transportation.wisc.edu. To schedule a pickup, call 608-890-1352 or email uwshuttle@badgerbus.com. The service will be prepared to take your call/email beginning 9/2/2014. Please do not call for service before this date. This pilot is for the period of one year. The performance and results of the pilot, as well as available funding, will determine if service is extended beyond the first year. Questions or comments regarding this ...
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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New campus shuttle system for people with mobility issues
Extension and Outreach

Proceeds from pints of pale ale help promote programs pertaining to passenger pigeons

BEER RELEASE PARTY AT CAPITAL BREWERY Thursday, September 4, from 6–9:00 pm at Capital Brewery, 8001 Terrace Ave., Middleton 2014 marks the centennial of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. To commemorate this milestone the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters is partnering with conservation biologist Stan Temple (UW Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology) for an array of fall programing related to the passenger pigeon. In support of Temple's work in educating the public about the challenges of conserving species, our friends at Capital Brewery are releasing Passenger Pigeon India Pale Ale. If you are in the neighborhood, come by the release party and enjoy a pint. A portion of proceeds from the sale Passenger Pigeon India Pale Ale will support wildlife conservation work in Wisconsin. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Proceeds from pints of pale ale help promote programs pertaining to passenger pigeons
Happenings

Perfect gift: Bacteriology department named a Milestones in Microbiology site during centennial celebration

[caption id="attachment_42035" align="alignnone" width="550"] ASM's Doug Eveleigh and Anne Dempsey stand with Tim Donohue and Rick Gourse alongside the bacteriology department's new Milestones in Microbiology site plaque.[/caption] This past weekend, the Department of Bacteriology received an extraordinary 100th birthday present. It was added to a selective list of institutions that have been designated a Milestones in Microbiology site by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). This honor was marked during a plaque dedication event held during the department's centennial celebration on Saturday. The ASM Milestones in Microbiology program recognizes institutions that have made significant contributions toward advancing the science of microbiology. The UW-Madison bacteriology department’s designation was made in recognition of its consistent history of outstanding cutting-edge research over the past 100 years, and the continuing benefits to fundamental and applied sciences, to industry, to government and to society as a whole from the research performed in the department. Some of the department's major discoveries and contributions are detailed in the text of the Milestones in Microbiology plaque, which reads: Other significant contributions are detailed on the ASM website and on the department's historical ...
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Perfect gift: Bacteriology department named a Milestones in Microbiology site during centennial celebration
Extension and Outreach

Giant ragweed wins ‘Biggest Weed’ contest

In a surprise showing at this year's ‘Biggest Weed’ contest held during Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, a giant ragweed was named grand champion. A total of nine weeds were included in the just-for-fun contest, which was hosted by University of Wisconsin-Extension weed experts providing weed identification services during the three-day agricultural show. Of the samples, four were annuals, four were biennials, and one was a perennial plant. Typically the biennial and perennial plants take the prize, notes Mark Renz, a weed specialist with UW-Madison and UW-Extension. But this year Wayne Greeler from Neillsville, Wisconsin brought in a specimen of giant ragweed - an annual plant - that was over 10 feet tall and seven feet wide. “It is uncommon for a giant ragweed to get this wide," says Renz. "The extra girth allowed it to take the grand prize.” For more information about identifying and controlling weeds in your field or yard, contact your local county Extension agent or visit the University of Wisconsin Weed Science website at http://fyi.uwex.edu/weedsci.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Giant ragweed wins ‘Biggest Weed’ contest
Events

Faculty and staff invited to CALS Academic Affairs open house on Sept. 26

The CALS Academic Affairs Office will be hosting the second annual Academic Affairs/116 Open House for faculty and staff on Friday, September 26, from 2-4pm in 116 Ag Hall. This will be a great opportunity to meet new colleagues and reconnect with old ones both within CALS and campus-wide. The event aims to increase awareness of CALS programs and facilitate relationship building among colleagues and partner offices across campus. Refreshments will be provided. Be sure to stop by!
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Faculty and staff invited to CALS Academic Affairs open house on Sept. 26
Extension and Outreach

Volunteers needed for study on how yogurt affects intestinal health

The UW-Madison Dept. of Food Science is inviting healthy, overweight volunteers to take part in a research study. The purpose of this study is to find out how yogurt affects intestinal health. Participants will be asked to visit the study center at Babcock Hall in Madison, WI, for 5 visits over a period of 11 weeks. You will be asked to have blood pressure measurements taken, provide blood samples, to avoid particular probiotic foods, and keep track of your diet twice. To qualify for this study you must be the following: Premenopausal woman Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 30 and 40 (If you are unsure of your BMI, ease go to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm) Healthy, without cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis 21 to 55 years old Willing to eat 12 oz of yogurt or soy pudding daily for 9 weeks Willing to consume a high-calorie breakfast and have blood samples taken hourly for 4 hours at 2 visits Visit the study center weekly to pick up yogurt or pudding Participants will receive up to $300 for completing the study. To learn more about this study, contact Dr. Bradley Bolling at ...
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Volunteers needed for study on how yogurt affects intestinal health
Events

Panel to discuss resources available to help plan and publicize a scientific meeting

At the next CALS Communicators Group meeting, set for Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Biochemical Sciences Building’s conference room (room 1220), a panel will share information about resources available to UW faculty and staff to help plan and publicize scientific meetings. Anybody interested in this topic is welcome to attend. Panelists include: Steve Amundson, director, UW-Madison Campus and Visitor Relations, the office that coordinates campus tours and other visitor services. http://info.wisc.edu/ Leah Leighty, manager, CALS Conference Services, an office that can assist with registration and other meeting planning functions. http://www.cals.wisc.edu/ccs/ Ann Shea, senior convention sales manager, Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, the local organization that provides assistance to those who bring groups to Madison. http://www.visitmadison.com/ Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Nicole Miller at nemiller2@wisc.edu.
Sunday, August 31st, 2014
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Panel to discuss resources available to help plan and publicize a scientific meeting
Milestones

Kleinman and Fox tapped for new UW research and graduate education office leadership team

Major changes in the university's research and graduate education programs were recently implemented, creating a new Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, distinct from the Graduate School. The new Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education will be led on an interim basis by Marsha Mailick, a UW professor in the School of Social Work and the Department of Pediatrics. Two CALS faculty members will serve on Mailick's leadership team. Community and environmental sociology professor Daniel Kleinman has been named associate dean of the Graduate School. Biochemistry professor Brian Fox has been named vice chancellor for research policy. Mailick's office will oversee a vigorous research program with 17 large interdisciplinary research centers, a research portfolio of more than $1.2 billion, and an annual budget of nearly $160 million. The Graduate School will now focus exclusively on the needs of graduate students and will have a reporting line directly to the vice chancellor for research and graduate education. This UW-Madison news release describes the changes in further detail.  
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
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Kleinman and Fox tapped for new UW research and graduate education office leadership team
Events

University Marketing open house – Sept. 23

University Marketing will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 2 - 4 p.m. at their office in Suite 200, 711 State Street. It's the perfect chance to connect with the University Marketing team, get a glimpse of some of the projects they have underway, and learn how they can partner with your unit to do the same.
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University Marketing open house – Sept. 23