Global Health Institute Request for Proposals

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute is pleased to announce four funding opportunities for innovative research in global health:

Faculty Seed Grants (up to $75,000.00)
Visiting Scholar Awards (up to $8,000.00)
Graduate Student Research Awards (up to $5,000.00)
Faculty and Staff Travel Awards (up to $2,500.00)

These grants are meant to further the Global Health Institute’s mission of fostering a deeper understanding of the complex determinants of health and disease for people, animals and ecosystems. Awardees will work locally and globally within and across disciplines to advance health and well-being for today and the future.

Application materials can be found here.
Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on January 12, 2015. Seed Grant applicants must submit a letter of intent by 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2014.

For more information, contact the Global Health Institute at 265-9299 or globalhealth@ghi.wisc.edu

Classroom groups welcome to visit HungerU mobile exhibit next week

HungerU_Logo_grayscaleUW-Madison professors are invited to take classroom groups to visit the HungerU mobile educational classroom when it stops on the UW-Madison campus next week. The goal of the touring exhibit, which has already stopped at over 45 universities across the country over the past two years, is to build awareness of global hunger issues and the critical role modern agriculture plays in putting food on people’s tables.

The HungerU trailer, which expands into a 40×40-foot classroom space, features interactive displays, games and other educational materials designed and staffed by HungerU crew members. It will be stationed in front of the Chazen Museum on East Campus Mall on Nov. 6 and 7 and will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on both days.

Instructors who plan to bring their students to the exhibit are encouraged to make advanced arrangements by contacting Malorie Cardon at msc@nottocmarketing.com.

The HungerU Tour is a special project of Farmers Feeding the World and the Farm Journal Foundation. UW-Madison is one of 17 tour stops the project will make throughout the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest this fall. The visit was arranged by CALS and two student organizations: the Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison and Collegiate FFA.

To find out more about the event visit HungerU.com, facebook.com/HungerU and twitter.com/hungerutour.

ARS Internships—apply by Dec. 5

Summer 2015 applications due December 5, 2014
The objective of the Agricultural Research Stations’ Summer Internship program is to foster relationships between UW-Madison departments and station personnel. At the same time, the opportunity provides UW Madison undergraduate students a chance to become involved in applied research projects as they consider their career plans. These internships should be used as a recruitment tool and have a direct benefit to a student. Awarded internships provide students with an opportunity to see how large farms are managed, the responsibilities associated with a large farm, and the research activities occurring on each farm.

To be considered for funding, the faculty member must have an active Hatch, Hatch Multistate, or McIntire-Stennis project during the summer of 2015.

Five internships will be awarded for year 2015, each with $5000 of student labor (approximately 15 weeks, limited to UW-Madison undergraduate students) and $500 of supplies to be spent at the station on the student project. Last year, projects were awarded at Arlington, Hancock, Prairie du Sac and Spooner.

For more information, see the Agricultural Research Station (ARS) Internship.

Please direct all inquiries to Michell Sass, (608) 265-9534 or msass@cals.wisc.edu .

WALSAA Innovation Grant Program offers money for CALS student groups:

WALSAA—the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association—would like to invite you and your respective CALS organizations and groups to apply for funding via the WALSAA Innovation Grant program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but target dates are October 1, February 1 and May 1. All applications will be considered regardless of date submitted.

The program is aimed at CALS student organizations, teams, and groups. Events, conferences, conclaves and presentations are appropriate uses for an Innovation Grant. The key is innovation. What about the program is new and exciting? How are your members learning through a new process? Why is your event in 2015 different from the same event in 2014? Please direct all questions to admin@walsaa.org.

The application can be found on the WALSAA Scholarship Page

Read about last year’s winners.

We look forward to your applications!

Circle these dates: Undergrad Symposium and Teaching & Learning Symposium

Mark your calendars for two campus-wide symposia to take place next spring:

  1. The annual Undergraduate Symposium is our campus-wide showcase for undergraduate creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research across all disciplines through oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, and performances. The Symposium will be on April 16, 2015, in Union South.
  2. The annual Teaching & Learning Symposium brings together faculty, academic staff, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to share best practices, celebrate success stories, discuss new teaching pedagogy and opportunities for educational innovations, and explore themes of mutual interest. The Teaching and Learning Symposium will be on May 20-21, 2015, in Union South.

More information about each event will be provided later in the semester.

Early-career faculty: Apply for Teaching and Learning Excellence fellowships by Nov. 1

Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) is a one-year professional development program designed to support early-career faculty in the scholarship of teaching and learning. MTLE Faculty Fellows will capitalize on teaching responsibilities in real time and build connections to the robust teaching and learning community at UW-Madison. Our goal is to support fast, efficient starters in the tenure process. Fellows will gather evidence about teaching success to use in their tenure dossiers and learn how to use high-impact teaching practices that focus on student learning.

The application is available in this downloadable PDF and is due November 1, 2014.

Questions? Contact Nick Balster (Faculty Director) or Emily Utzerath (Assistant Director) at info@mtle.wisc.edu

Info for students on new voting rules at vote.wisc.edu

A new campus web page has information on what students need to do in order to be able to cast a ballot now that Wisconsin’s voter ID law is in force.

Vote.wisc.edu has details on eligibility, registration, where to vote, election dates and how to obtain an acceptable photo ID.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison strives to create not just good students, but also good citizens, and that includes exercising the right to vote.

 

 

 

Free course: Intro to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

“An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching.” This free 7-week course will provide future and current STEM instructors with an introduction to evidence-based STEM teaching practices. Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, and then apply what they learn to the design of lessons and assignments they can use in future teaching opportunities. Those who complete the course will be more informed and confident teachers, equipped for greater success in the classroom.”

https://www.coursera.org/course/stemteaching

University Summer Forums – Call for proposals

Proposals for the University Summer Forums for summer 2015 (FY16) are now being accepted. The call and short proposal form are available online (http://summer.wisc.edu/courses/summer-forums.html).

The Division of Continuing Studies asks that proposals are routed through schools / colleges. Proposals from CALS departments should be submitted to the CALS Academic Affairs Office by Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Send them via email to jklatt@cals.wisc.edu or by campus mail to John Klatt / 1450 Linden Dr. / 116 Ag Hall. The Division of Continuing Studies will provide funding for instructional costs and course expenses as well as assist with course logistics and marketing. Two proposals will be selected campus-wide.

Important: Equity workshops for graduate assistants

New teaching assistants (TAs) and program/project assistants (PAs) are invited to participate in professional development focusing on diversity, discrimination and harassment to be offered during the fall 2014 semester. These sessions are presented and sponsored by the campus Office for Equity and Diversity, The McBurney Disability Resource Center, the Theater for Cultural and Social Awareness and the Office of Human Resources.

We encourage you to attend and participate in a session. In addition, please be aware that teaching assistants cannot be reappointed for more than one semester unless they have completed this professional development workshop. For example, a TA who was reappointed in the fall 2014 semester without having completed training cannot be reappointed again in the upcoming spring 2015 semester unless training has been completed prior to the start of classes.

Participants receive information about relevant laws, policies, regulations and resources; explore the practical application of these policies to classroom and learning environments; and engage in facilitated conversations designed to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and excellence through diversity. These sessions promote the development or competencies that sustain and strengthen UW-Madison’s position of preeminence in research and higher education and advance critical campus strategic priorities.

The session schedule, electronic copies of the materials referenced during each in-person presentation, and the registration link are available at http://www.oed.wisc.edu/graduate-assistants-equity-workshops.htm. Please register online, session space is limited. The available workshops and locations are provided below.

  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5-8 PM Union South
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 5-8 PM Union South
  • Monday, September 15, 2014 5-8 PM Union South
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 5-8 PM Memorial Union
  • Monday, September 22, 2014 5-8 PM Memorial Union
  • Wednesday, September 24, 204 5-8 PM Memorial Union
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 5-8 PM Memorial Union
  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9AM-Noon 8417 Social Science Building
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 5-8 PM Memorial Union
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 9AM-Noon 8417 Social Science Building