Jan. 22, 2009

DON’T FORGET
CALS Budget Forum update
Nominate for CALS faculty and staff awards by Feb. 6
Review announcements with deadlines

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Message from Dean Molly Jahn regarding budget
CALS sets deadline (Feb. 27) and process for proposing faculty positions
Judges needed for science and engineering fair
Steenbock library databases are on the move
Need summer help? Send a rep to undergrad summer job fair
Sustainable ag grants for grad students and youth educators
Seminars by Nobel Prize winner Smithies now online

NOTEWORTHY
Arnold Alanen honored as founder of Landscape Journal
Ahna Skop featured in article on balancing life and science
Kate O’Connor-Giles join the genetics faculty

COMMUNICATIONS
CALS communicators meet Feb. 24 to see online tool demos
CALS in the News: Jan. 12-16 and Jan. 19-23

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
2009 Wisconsin ag outlook info available online
Dairy situation and outlook — a sharp downturn

EVENTS
Fear of pandemic is focus of “Superbug” art exhibition opening Jan. 23
Community forum on green entrepreneurship begins Jan. 30
Farm and Industry Short Course holds reunion Jan. 31
Rock Co. workshop on working lands – Feb. 4
Fourth Annual Darwin Day is Feb. 7
Wis Nursery Association winter workshop – Feb. 12
Open house at WSUM’s new University Square studio – Feb. 20
Dean Jahn to speak at Focus on Midwest Energy conference – Feb. 23
Spring Roundtable topics: Wisconsin jobs, TV history and sleep

RESEARCH
Annual CRIS Reports were due Jan. 9!
UW emeritus sociology prof takes key NSF post
Funding opportunities: Federal & non-federal & multistate proposals
March 6 workshop on NSF issues, programs, policies and procedures
Upcoming trainings to make getting grants easier
Effort penalties now in effect

TEACHING AND ADVISING
CALS Spring 2009 Career and Internship Fair – Feb. 19
Maria McGinnis joins Undergraduate Programs and Services
Grants help student groups collaborate (apply by Feb. 6)
New campus website offers teaching and learning resources
Proposals for tech-enhanced learning project due March 6
Review of grading patterns within undergrad courses

BUSINESS SERVICES
New handouts for financial managers
“It’s Your Benefit” newsletter will be online
Training: An overview of UW accounting processes

HUMAN RESOURCES
New Form I-9 and documentary requirements

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate for UW-Madison Classified Employee Awards by Feb. 13