April 30, 2009

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Links to information on swine flu
Does your work benefit Wisconsin? List it in the Wisconsin Idea database
Celebrate commencement with our graduates May 16
All faculty, academic staff must file outside activites report (was due April 30)
Wanted: Science activities for West Madison Family Horticulture Day
FFA event brings 2000 high-schoolers to CALS
Preparing for workplace emergencies: Know your role

NOTEWORTHY
Rick Klemme named Dean of Cooperative Extension
State’s Extension agents honor Brian Gould and Craig Grau
Sean Carroll elected fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Sarah Miller named to UW Teaching Academy
Rich Hartel receives WAA’s Ciriacks Alumni Outreach Award
CALS team takes 2nd place in national agrimarketing competition
In memoriam: Teddy E. Morelock
CALS in the News: April 20-24

EVENTS
Bracing for Impact: Climate Change Adaptation in Wisconsin series continues
Wednesday Night @ the Lab schedule
CALS Undergraduate research symposium May 2
Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social – May 6
Family Horticulture Day at West Madison – May 9
Equity Issues in Mathematics and Science Education – May 12
Oliver Smithies Symposium — May 14
Teaching and Learning Symposium — May 20-22
Generation:Ag – Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Workforce — June 10

COMMUNICATIONS
Please add UW flu link to your department home page
Two good reasons to post your events in the UW-Madison online calendar

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Summer Teaching Institute June 1-4 (apply by May 4)
Scholarships available for Big 10 Graduate School Expo

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
Expensive feed and cheap milk leads to fewer cows and less production

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate by May 18: Honorary Recognition, Distinguished Service, Distinguished Alumni awards

RESEARCH
Recovery Act funds support summer research experiences
Grad school survey asks about responsible scholarship and research
Look up funded commitments in WISPER
Updated deadlines for formula grants
Call for proposals to develop cultivars or other plant germplasm
Funding opportunities: federal | non-federal
Seminars cancelled
2009 DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program

GRAD STUDENTS
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