Feb. 5, 2009

DON’T FORGET!
CALS budget forum discussion continues online
Nominate for CALS faculty and staff awards by Feb. 6
CALS morning break next Tuesday, Feb. 10
Review announcements with deadlines

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Info on how the economic stimulus bill will affect higher education
UW police report many AV thefts
MSU to host NC Center for Rural Development
Rep. Nass visits CALS

NOTEWORTHY
Paper industry exec Troy Runge will lead Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative
Carroll’s new book recounts adventures of pioneering evolution theorists
LSC student’s film project wins Addy award
Short Course alumni celebrate 124 years
Inghams’ Baldwin grant will fund food-safety training for small-scale food processors
Shawn Conley listed among “big thinkers” in ag world
A prize-winning 2008 Partners in Giving campaign
UW Collegiate FFA hosts largest-ever hockey extravaganza
CALS in the News – Jan. 26-30 and Feb. 2-6

EVENTS
UW celebrates Darwin’s 200th birthday Feb. 7
Chancellor Martin to speak on ‘Humanities in the Public’ – Feb. 11
Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival – Feb. 10
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery town hall meetings, Feb 9 and 19
Print Culture and the Popularization of Evolution – Feb. 17
Come see WSUM’s new digs on Feb. 20
USDA Ag Outlook Forum – Feb. 26-27
Wisconsin working lands workshops – February and March
UW System Entrepreneurship Summit – April 2

INTERNATIONAL
Call for concept notes on horticultural global issues – Feb. 27 deadline
Apply for Tinker-Nave field research grants for grad students by March 2
NSF international research experience program for students – Feb. 15 deadline
PIRE program supports international collaborations – Feb. 24 deadline

RESEARCH
Important: Grants.gov submission complications and delays
CALS Research Division has moved
Apply for McCloy Fellowships in Environmental Affairs by March 31
Participants sought for Women’s International Research Engineering Summit
RSP new building hours at 21 N. Park
UW instrumentation forum – Feb. 24
Funding: Federal | non-federal | multistate proposals
Upcoming USDA AFRI deadlines
Upcoming grant management training
Funding Focus: USDA Specialty Crop and Biomass Research
Call for papers: Western Great Lakes Research Conference – due Feb. 13

TEACHING AND ADVISING
CALS students learn about leadership
Institute for Cross-College Education announces upcoming seminars
Apply for instructional lab modernization funds by March 27
Student Services at 333 East Campus Mall now open
Cooperative Network wants to hire summer interns
Recycle creatively in 100-hour Wiscontrepreneur Challenge – Feb. 18-22
Kauffman Foundation offers summer internships – March 15 deadline
Brittingham visiting scholars grants for undergrad education – apply by April 1

HUMAN RESOURCES
Academic staff appointment letter template available

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate for UW-Madison Classified Employee Awards by Feb. 13
Nominate by March 1 for Wisconsin Idea Seminar
Nominate for Lawrence Awards by April 1