April 24, 2008

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Photos from 2008 CALS Awards Presentation
Deadline for reporting outside activities is less than a week away
Implementation of Travelport Online Airfare Booking Service
Food, Farming and Community website offers resources on sustainable ag issues
LSC celebrates its birthday and a return to Hiram Smith Hall
Stock pavilion invaded by 400 curious kids (video)
Please share eCALS with non-CALS collaborators and friends
New Council Formed To Grow Ag Workforce
WiSys newsletter highlights collaborations and events throughout UW System
CALS Communicators learn about branding
Save energy: Give your computer a rest
• CALS in the News April 20-25 and April 14-18

EVENTS
WPT looks at issues related to state’s Mexican dairy workers — April 24 and 27
Life Sciences Communication and ag marketing students celebrate milestones April 29
West Madison presents Family Hort Day – Saturday, April 26
Migration and Human Rights talk April 24
Workshop on dealing with food biological threats — April 30-May 1
Please join us for UW-Madison Spring Day on Campus – May 9

CONGRATULATIONS
Team coached by Brent McCown wins Burrill Business Plan Competition
Sarah Botham, CALS students get awards at ag marketing competition
Claudio Gratton and team recognized for multistate research efforts
Ahna Skop appointed to Wisconsin Task Force on Arts and Creativity in Education

GRAD STUDENTS
Grad students: Apply for Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp by May 31

INTERNATIONAL
International coffee in Ag Hall on April 29
Sustaining Rapid Growth: Policy Challenges for China – May 1
Migration and Human Rights talk April 24
Designing “Pro-Poor” Rewards for Ecosystem Services – LTC forum April 7-8

RESEARCH
Funding Opportunities
• USDA updates, Grants.gov updates, NIH updates
Need assistance with NIH issues?
Training opportunities
International Association of Nanotechnology accepting abstracts until June 30

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Maryland CSA farm seeks interns
Proposals for university assessment funds and Wisconsin Experience due May 16
UW Sloan Project for Diversity in STEM Retention Summer Seminar June 19-20