Sept. 25, 2008

DON’T FORGET!
CALS exhibitor reception at World Dairy Expo – Oct. 1
All CALS Faculty and Staff Forum, Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m.
CALS morning social hour – Oct. 14, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Kohl Center event to welcome Chancellor Martin – Oct. 23
Honorary Recognition Banquet – Oct. 23

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALS welcomes more than 400 new students
Taxpayers Alliance: State dollars to UW have trailed overall spending
• Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery holdds contest to select research themes
• CALS in the News: Sept. 22-26 and Sept. 12-19
Fall 2008 Alumni Relations newsletter is available
New OCR annual report and website
Gregg Mitman named interim director Nelson Institute

CONGRATULATIONS
Microbiology building recognized
Former genetics grad student receives MacArthur Fellowship

EVENTS
CALS communicators discuss hiring interns – Sept. 30
WBI director candidate Troy Runge seminar on cellulosic biofuels – Oct. 1
Forum on Ag, Climate, and Energy Technology Sustainability – Oct. 1
Assistive Technology Expo — Oct. 2
Wisconsin Cheesemaker Anne Topham headlines Oct. 2 event
Loos Chuck Wagon at Stock Pavilion – Oct. 1
Fourth Annual Giant Pumpkin Regatta – Oct. 4th
Seminar – Growing more food and fiber on a smaller carbon footprint – Oct. 15
David Tilman speaks on “food vs. fuel” – Oct. 16-17
Sustainable Real Estate Conference – Oct. 30
Cultivating sustainable ag in Wisconsin higher ed – Oct. 31-Nov. 1
McArdle Symposium – The Initiation-Promotion Paradigm – Nov. 8
Growing U. S. Organic Agriculture: Accessing the 2008 Farm Bill – Nov. 12
Agroecology of Hunger series – Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
Grad school invites campus community to seminars and workshops

RESEARCH
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Regulating Genetically Engineered Animals
New CALS no-cost extension template
Position available: Information Processing Consultant
Current multistate proposals inviting participation
Best practices: Easy Award Set-up
CALS Research Division contact changes
RSP Assistant Director Diane Barrett joins SoHE
Funding opportunities

BUSINESS SERVICES
Training Opportunities: Overview of UW-Madison Accounting Processes

HUMAN RESOURCES
Long-term care insurance policy offered to eligible state employees
Oct. 1 New Employee Orientation canceled
H-1B Workshops for department administrators
Opportunities to learn about employee benefits

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate for Cherry teaching award by Nov. 3
• Nominations for 2009 UW System Diversity Award by Nov. 21

CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
Funding Spotlight: Environmental/Economic Impacts of Energy Production