July 17, 2008

Arlington Dairy Facility Dedication — July 30
CALS Ice Cream Social — July 31
Volunteer or visit at UW-Madison State Fair Day – Aug. 6

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
New scholarship fund aims to bring talented rural youth to CALS
AWA asks members and friends for support
Bioenergy research center hires scientific programs manager
Update on Administrative Process Redesign project – July 23
Intensive course on science and the emerging bioeconomy – Dec. 3-5
American Academy of Arts and Sciences offers fellowships to junior faculty and postdocs

CONGRATULATIONS
Buongiorno elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science
Patty Loew’s “Way of the Warrior” documentary wins film awards
Shaver, Wattiaux and Fricke recognized by American Dairy Science Association
Sean Carroll honored by Saint Petersburg Society of Naturalists
Congratulations to these distinguished graduate fellowship recipients
CALS alum Rick Henningfeld named Outstanding Young Agricultural Educator

EVENTS
Register by July 28 – soybean aphid biological control field day
UW Foundation Stewardship Workshop begins Aug. 5
Midwest Strip Tillage Expo – August 12
Discussion on bioenergy in Ashland – August 14
Agronomy-Soils field day – August 27 at Arlington
Forum; Emerging Technologies at the Intersection of Science, Policy and the Media
Connect, celebrate, support rural youth at Football Fire-up Sept. 6
Congress of Nano-Bio and Clean Tech — Oct. 27-30 in San Francisco

INTERNATIONAL
•  U.S. AID seeks proposals for sustainable forestry partnerships

RESEARCH
USDA announces $28.4 million in funding for specialty crop research
Training opportunities for research administrators
Updates from Grants.gov, NSF, NIH and USDA
Effort training and effort certifications
Who do I contact regarding Award Review and Set-up?
Deadlines requiring internal UW competition
Funding opportunities
Current multistate research proposals inviting participation

GRAD STUDENTS
SciMed Research Scholars offers opportunities for underrepresented grad students

TEACHING AND ADVISING
New professional development courses for teachers and natural resource specialists
Important info about Aug. 1-11 outage of Integrated Student Information System

HUMAN RESOURCES
USCIS reinstates June 2007 I-9 form
Job opening for grants and contracts specialist

COMMUNCATIONS
• CALS in the News July 12-18 and July 7-11, 2008
CALS Communicators rescheduled to Sept. 30
Posting on the web and eCALS – a word of caution
Scientists see advantages to working with media

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Mark your calendar: WiscCal/WiscCal Plus will be down July 26-27
LockDown 2008 (security conference for IT pros) — July 23