August 14, 2008

Connect with friends, support rural youth at Football Fire-up Sept. 6
West Madison Urban Hort Field Day Aug. 16

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Slideshows and videos recap at great UW-Madison Day at the State Fair
Submit posters for World Stem Cell Summit by August 18
Grants to 13 Wisconsin alternative energy research projects announced
UW’s emergency text messaging has 10,000 subscribers and hopes for 10,000 more
Efforts underway to draft emergency operating plans
UW Office of Corporate Relations offers update on its activities
Congress passes legislation to fund sustainability curricula and programs

CONGRATULATIONS
Sheep industry honors Dave Thomas
CALS BOV member Cory Geiger honored by agricultural editors association
Madison Alpha Gamma Rho chapter named outstanding chapter
Maury Cotter honored by national quality improvement organization
Nearly half of recent cheese prize winners attended UW dairy food short courses

EVENTS
Correction: Symposium on integrating math and biosciences is Sept. 2–3.
Two organic ag programs Sept. 4 — one for researchers, one for the general public
Stem Cell Summit offers discounts to UW community
The fall’s first Ag Hall Morning Break — Sept. 9
Save Oct. 10 for Yahara Lakes Conference
Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit — Oct. 23-24

RESEARCH
Research Division Project Assistantship
New WARF royalty policy eliminates lab share
Center for Produce Safety announces $1 million competitive grant
Congratulations to Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellows
Updates from Grants.gov, NSF and NIH
Training for research administrators
Formula Grant Notices/Reminders
New procedures for funding
Funding opportunities

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Students invited to submit clips to “Meet what you eat” video contest
Faculty invited to Career and Internship Fair, Sept. 25
CALS faculty encouraged to attend employer/exhibitor reception at World Dairy Expo
Help the Curriculum Planning Committee elect new members

COMMUNICATIONS
• CALS in the News – August 9-15 and August 4-8

HUMAN RESOURCES
Info for classified staff who serve as election officials
Aug. 21 workshop recommended for those handling I-9s and other immigration documents
Provide new TAs and PAs with copy of TAA agreement
All new CALS employees asked to attend a Sexual Harassment Workshop

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate an outstanding Badger for WAA’s Distinguished Alumni Award by Sept. 30