Oct. 23, 2008

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Governor welcomes visitors to Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit
CALS partners with athletic dept. on “carbon-neutral” game
Impact of the economic downturn on UW endowments
Three UW projects receive funding through USDA Speciality Crop Research Initiative
In memoriam: Steven Clark
•  CALS in the News –  Oct. 13-17 and

CONGRATULATIONS
Three entomology students win awards
Grad student’s science photo takes 2nd in national contest
LSC senior Landry wins NCAS Academic Momentum Award

EVENTS
LSC lecture: Personal Story Telling in a Media Age – Oct. 28
Rough-cut screening of documentary film on kids and food politics, Oct. 29
Cultivating sustainable ag in Wisconsin higher ed programs – Oct. 31-Nov. 1
Nov. 5 — Integrating Production and Environmental Goals on Working Lands
Nov. 5-6 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium for investors, companies, entreprenuers
Second annual Midwest Alternative Energy Venture Forum Nov. 6
National Geographic editor talks about energy and climate at Nov. 13

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
Dairy Situation and Outlook, Oct. 20, 2008

RESEARCH
Research FAQ’s and Hot Topics
NSF Proposal and Award Policy Revision
Federal funding and non-federal funding opportunities

TEACHING AND ADVISING
State Fair Dairy Promotion Board Seeks Summer Intern

NTERNATIONAL
CALS launches Indian rural development project under the Khorana Program

LIBRARIES
Licensing deals provide greater access to professional journals

HUMAN RESOURCES
Classified Safety Shoe Allowance Payments
Additional sexual harassment info sessions Oct. 27 and 30

BUSINESS SERVICES
Reminder on Pharmacy Benefit Manager (Navitus) ID Cards
UW Purchasing Department offers training
Dec. 1 is deadline for dependent verification for health plans
Retirement planning resources
Pay plan implementations for some classified employees

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
UW-Madison IT Policy Forum – Nov. 3