June 5, 2008

IMPORTANT DATES
• July 31 — CALS Ice Cream Social
• August 6 — UW-Madison Day at State Fair
• Sept 6 — CALS Football Fireup

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
URPL program ranked 6th by industry practitioners
Send in news for eCALS Alumni edition by June 9
Help reduce lab energy costs
June 10 CALS coffee cancelled; Ice cream social July 31
UW Business News Wire available
Online preview of new Arlington Integrated Dairy Facility
• CALS in the News May 26-30 and June 2-6

CONGRATULATIONS
Abe Aberle honored for lifetime contributions to the meat industry
Sean Carroll, Laura Kiessling named Fellows of Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
Sam Dennis named fellow of UW-Madison Teaching Academy
Handelsman honored for efforts for women in microbiology
Tom Wright honored by UW-Madison Office of Dean of Students

EVENTS
June 13 roundtable topic: helping local fruit and vegetable sector grow
Senior editor at Nature will speak here on June 16
Natural Product Biosynthesis, Engineering, and Drug Discovery — June 20
LSC hosts play about Rachel Carson on Sept. 5

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
UW-Madison ag economists compile information about 2008 Farm Bill online
New website offers info for state’s commercial ornamental plant growers

INTERNATIONAL
Grants in international conservation biodiversity and economic growth

RESEARCH
WISDM Training
Meredith Luschen is Research Division’s new contracting/industry specialist
Funding opportunities
WISPER URL has changed
Position available: Research administrator (pre-award)

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Sloan Project for Diversity in STEM Retention summer seminar — June 19-20
Grading process, Summer 2008

BUSINESS SERVICES
PayData – 133 Gift Funds that Become 233
CALS change in PayData submissions to save paper

HUMAN RESOURCES
Deadlines for FY08 discretionary compensation adjustments and payments

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Remember to nominate alums for Forward Under 40 awards