April 16, 2009

DON’T FORGET:
How CALS should address sustainbility? Weigh in at April 20 meeting or via web forum

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Needed: Summer research opportunities for UW diversity outreach programs

Needed: Science activities for Family Horticulture Day at West Madison — May 9\

Faculty, academic staff must complete an outside activities report
Help make the CALS Blood Drive a success
CALS coffee hour in has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 19

Students showcase ideas at Burrill business plan contest — April 17
Give feedback on the Ag Research Stations business model by May 1
UW System Task Force on Recovery and Reinvestment energy briefing

NOTEWORTHY
John Ferrick and Bill Steffenhagen receive UW Academic Staff Excellence Awards
Village Health Project receives 3rd Wisconsin Undergrad Fellowship Award
Timothy Paustian and John Parrish named fellows of UW Teaching Academy
Bill Buckingham, Dan Veroff, David Long recognized
Joseph Buongiorno to receive honorary degree from Norwegian university
CALS Senior Award winners
LSC student makes it to round 3 in Governor’s Business Plan Contest
UW journalism school honors former LSC chair
CALS in the News: April 6-10 and April 13-17

EVENTS
Get an update on Administrative Process Redesign on April 20
From Sandbags to Sanity: Lessons of the Floods of 2008 – April 20
Earth Day Conference explores Wisconsin’s energy future – April 22
Applied Population Laboratory holds open house on April 23
Laurie Wayburn speaks on Forests, Carbon and Climate Change — April 23
Focusing on Food Sovereignty — April 23
Tiny: Art From Microscopes at UW-Madison – opens April 24 at airport
Return of the blue jackets: CALS will host 2,000 FFA students on April 24
Poetry Of The Political Imagination: A Reading By Martin Espada — April 30
Smithies Symposium — “Creation of Life: The old way and the new” — May 14
Teaching and Learning Symposium: From Teaching to Learning — May 20-22

TEACHING AND ADVISING
CALS revises academic policies related to the Dean’s List and probationary status

INTERNATIONAL
Apply for international ag and development conference scholarships by April 24
Apply for Grand Challenge for Global Health grants by May 28

RESEARCH
Funding opportunities: Federal | Non-federal
Instructions for using FedConnect
Plant Variety Protection Boot Camp
Info for investigators who use stem cells
ARRA funds for research
WISPER updates – MTA document type | commitment inquiry tool
Grants.gov alert
May 1 is registration/poster deadline for McArdle Symposium on Cancer
CALS unallowable tuition remission transfer system for USDA awards

GRAD STUDENTS
AcadmicKeys lists openings for grad students seeking academic careers