Events

CALS & Friends Blood Drive this Tuesday – March 3

Members of the CALS community are invited to participate in the CALS & Friends Blood Drive, set for 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd in Memorial Union's Great Hall. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment or call 1-800 RED CROSS (Sponsor code: UW Cals). For more information, contact Jennifer Stelzer, American Red Cross donor recruitment account manager, at jennifer.stelzer@redcross.org.
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CALS & Friends Blood Drive this Tuesday – March 3
Workplace

Budget information and updates available at budget.wisc.edu

UW-Madison is sharing information and updates on the budget situation on the UW-Madison and the State Budget website, located at http://budget.wisc.edu/. The site features blog posts, event announcements, links to media stories, links to budget documents and more. A recent media story shared on the site, for instance, features Dean Kate VandenBosch discussing the impacts of the anticipated cuts on CALS on Green Bay's WFRV-TV. Another recent post links to a FAQ sheet and initial analysis developed by UW System on Governor Walker's public authority proposal.
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Budget information and updates available at budget.wisc.edu
Events

Mark your calendar: Breakfast on the Farm set for May 3

The 20th annual Association of Women in Agriculture's Breakfast on the Farm event is set for May 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Stock Pavilion. This year's theme is "Celebrating 20 Years of Family, Food, and Farms." More details are available in this Wisconsin Ag Connection article.
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Mark your calendar: Breakfast on the Farm set for May 3
Workplace

Share your cost-saving ideas for UW-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to responsible stewardship of resources. That commitment is reflected in the university’s strategic priorities. However, at a time when proposed budget reductions pose significant challenges for the university, it is important to place a special emphasis on resource stewardship and do even more to help ourselves. To this end, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration (VCFA) has kicked-off an initiative to gather ideas from the campus community. Information about the initiative can be found at: https://www.vc.wisc.edu/efficiencies.htm. Through this website, the VCFA is providing campus colleagues the opportunity to submit ideas for reducing costs, identifying savings and operating more efficiently. The goal is to gather specific and compelling suggestions from all parts of the campus. The best suggestions will offer ideas for UW-Madison to be more efficient and effective without compromising the university’s mission. If you have such an idea, please submit it here or call (608) 890-3015 and leave your suggestion. You can share your name and contact information, but it is not required. Your participation is appreciated.
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Share your cost-saving ideas for UW-Madison
Events

Saturday events celebrate Aldo Leopold

Two events this Saturday will celebrate the work and life of Aldo Leopold: Saturday Science Program, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Look at nature in a new way at Aldo Leopold Day. Madison Reads Leopold. 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM, UW Arboretum Visitor Center. This year marks the 10th annual public reading of A Sand County Almanac and other works by Aldo Leopold. Celebrities and citizens, including two from the CALS community, will take turns sharing Leopold’s timeless, inspiring words about humans’ relationship to the land. Around 10:08 a.m., Ron Seely, senior lecturer in life sciences communication, is set to read a selection titled "The Geese Return." Later in the day, around 1:44 p.m., "On a Monument to a Pigeon" will be read by Stanley Temple, Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Listeners may drop in and out at any time; a detailed schedule of readers and essays is posted at http://uwarboretum.org/visit/read_leopold/.  For more information contact Kathy Miner, the coordinator of the Arboretum event, at (608) 233-2425 or by e-mail.
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Saturday events celebrate Aldo Leopold
Awards and honors

Denise Ney honored by the American Society for Nutrition

Denise Ney, Billings-Bascom Professor in Nutrition, received the 2015 Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award from the American Society for Nutrition. The award recognizes outstanding research on bioactive compounds and their safety and efficacy for human health. Ney will receive $2500 and an engraved plaque, both sponsored by The Council for Responsible Nutrition. The award is named in honor of the late Mary Swartz Rose (1874-1941), founder and president of what was then the American Institute of Nutrition (now the American Society for Nutrition).
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Denise Ney honored by the American Society for Nutrition
Events

Help spread the word: UW Science Expeditions open house March 20-22

Learners of all ages are invited to campus to experience science and explore the unknown at the 13th annual UW-Madison Science Expeditions open house, set for March 20, 21 and 22. All campus events are free and open to the public. If you're interested, it's not too late to participate as a presenter. You just need to register your Exploration Station, Destination for Exploration or Science Spectacular Show by March 6 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ve_wqfTNAG7gqIT7KaulpxcBbXBEBMTFc43si-pUHO0/viewform. For questions, contact Tom Zinnen at zinnen@biotech.wisc.edu. 
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Help spread the word: UW Science Expeditions open house March 20-22
Awards and honors

Glen Stanosz appointed to the national Forestry Research Advisory Council

Glen Stanosz, professor of forest and wildlife ecology, has been appointed to the Forestry Research Advisory Council (FRAC). FRAC is a national-level committee that advises the Secretary of Agriculture regarding priorities for forestry research. The responsibilities of the council cover research planning and coordination within Federal and state agencies as well as forestry schools, industries and non-governmental organizations. Stanosz will take part in the committee's annual meeting after which recommendations will be presented to the Secretary.
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Glen Stanosz appointed to the national Forestry Research Advisory Council
Events

Proposals for D2P Igniter Award program due March 15

The second round of the Discovery to Product (D2P) Igniter Award program is open for proposals. Submissions are due Sunday, March 15, and more information can be found at the D2P website at http://d2p.wisc.edu/igniter-enrollment.htm. D2P is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Foundation. It cultivates entrepreneurship on campus by providing funding and resources for faculty and students as they transform ideas into products and companies. The Igniter Award program is funded by an Economic Development Incentive Grant from UW System and directly supports commercialization of select UW-Madison discoveries to "ignite" new companies. The first call for proposals in March 2014 received 172 submissions. D2P was able to fund 15 of those projects, moving them from proof of concept to commercialization. Eight of those projects are now moving toward startup formation and two others toward licensing.
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Proposals for D2P Igniter Award program due March 15
Events

Great prizes, upcoming deadline for UW’s Cool Science Images Contest

[caption id="attachment_45674" align="alignnone" width="560"] CALS fielded two of last year's 10 winning entries, including this photograph of a bumblebee alighting on a starflower by Mike Geiger, a graduate student in horticulture. [/caption] The deadline for the 2015 UW-Madison Cool Science Images Contest is fast approaching. Entries for the contest, which seeks to highlight the visual and scientific value of scientific imagery, are due on Friday, March 5. This year's winners will be announced in mid- to late-March. Each winner will receive a $100 Downtown Madison gift certificate, and winning images will be published on The Why Files. In addition, winners receive a poster-size print of their submitted image. All qualified entries will be displayed in a slide show at the 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival. For entree rules and more information, click here.  
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Great prizes, upcoming deadline for UW’s Cool Science Images Contest