Nov. 20, 2008

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dean Jahn says “thank you” to the CALS community
Nominate colleagues for CALS faculty and staff awards by Feb. 6
Forestry club’s annual holiday tree sale Dec. 5-7 in Stock Pavilion
The Wisconsin Retirement System and the economic downturn
UW study abroad numbers jump to top 10
CALS and DATCP symposium focused on Energy, Food and Climate
Online giving offers another way to help CALS meet its 2008 Partners in Giving goal
CALS seeks full-time web editor

Organic Advisory Council newsletter is available online
• CALS in the News for Nov. 10-14 and Nov. 17-21
In memoriam: W. Windsor Cravens

CONGRATULATIONS
Nation’s golf course superintendents honor Monroe Miller

EVENTS
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Conference – Dec. 8
Arlington Dairy Day scheduled for Dec. 10
BioRefinery/BioEnergy Summit – Dec. 11
Wisconsin Area Soybean Conferences 2008

LIBRARIES
Forum on Copyright Issues – Dec. 2

INTERNATIONAL
USAID calls for proposals for community based natural resource management in Malawi
Call for proposals for Partnerships for International Research and Education

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Summer Timetable will no longer be printed
Poster on respect for diversity and consequences of misconduct
Change in procedure for internship credit
Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships – Feb. 13 deadline
Midwest Alliance in STEM offers opportunities for students and alumni with disabilities

HUMAN RESOURCES
New LTE “living wage” minimum to be implemented January 4, 2009

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate for UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards by Jan. 30
Nov. 26 is deadline for Grad School institutional nominations and internal competitions

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Demo of the HUBzero Platform for Scientific Computing – Dec. 3
New NetID password protocol aims to foil phishing scams

RESEARCH
Best Practices: Cell phones and service on sponsored projects
Funding Focus: Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board
New gift form
• Funding opportunities: Non-federal and Federal
Current multistate proposal inviting participation
NIH Change to Fellowship application signature requirements
New NSF postdoctoral mentoring plan requirement
Important Formula Grant (142) reminders, info and tools
Call for proposals for cooperative research with other UW Consortium campuses
WISPER updates and info