Dec. 18, 2008

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALS will hold budget forum on Jan. 26
UW’s response to financial crisis addressed in Chancellor’s message, forums and blog
Not too late to turn in Partners in Giving contribution forms
Entries for 2009 Governor’s Business Plan Contest due Jan. 31
Wiscard photo ID office relocates to Memorial Union
New CALS fleet rates as of Jan. 1

COMMUNICATION
Michael Penn will lead the CALS communications program
New eCALS link provides a reminder of critical deadlines

IN THE NEWS
• CALS in the News – Dec. 8-12 and Dec. 15-19
Science article describes CALS-based effort to help grad students learn to teach
NSF highlights Dietram Scheufele’s research on perceptions of nanotechnology
Former Iowa gov Tom Vilsack is Obama’s choice to lead USDA

CONGRATULATIONS
Handelsman elected AAAS fellow
Michael Pariza to receive outstanding career award from American Society for Nutrition
Thomas Lillesand honored by American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Ag Research Stations to honor Pat Hoffman, Dave Bohnoff and Tim Wood at Jan. 7 banquet

EVENTS
CALS will host Ag Outlook Forum on Jan. 16
Register for UW-Foundation stewardship workshops by Dec. 22

INTERNATIONAL
Jan. 15 is deadline to apply to be Jefferson Sciences Fellow
Apply for UW International Collaboration Grants by Jan. 23
Apply for CALS International Committee Speaker Award by Feb. 15

GRAD STUDENTS
Proposals due March 13 for NSF Grad Education and Research Traineeship Program
“Teaching Biology” seminar for TAs offered next semester

RESEARCH
CSREES Announces Ag and Food Research Initiative funding
Respond by Jan. 15 to participate in workshop on New Directions in Synthetic Biology
Best Practices: Submission of Proposals/Applications
Current multistate proposals inviting participation
Non-Federal funding opportunities
Federal funding opportunities
Submitting NIH applications in Cayuse
Internal Competition required: NSF, NIH and others
Tools for communicating with grad students

BUSINESS SERVICES
New UW travel pre-approval process is now in effect
Accident reports: When in doubt, fill one out