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September 13, 2007

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
First Ag Hall Open House for CALS faculty and staff is Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m.
Register soon for CALS Honorary Recognition Banquet � Oct. 25
Academic Staff Professional Development Grants � first deadline is Oct. 12
Support groups for dissertating students
Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine seeks applicants
Office of Coporate Relations Annual Report available online
Knapp Bequest Committee seeks proposals for projects that benefit undergrads (by Oct. 19)
New system and policies regarding effort on sponsored projects
Monthly discussion group explores innovative and authentic leadership
Women Faculty Mentoring Program offers opportunities for tenured and untenured women faculty
Remember to credit the CALS and Friends One-A-Week Blood Club

CALS IN THE NEWS
September 3�7, 2007
September 10-14, 2007

EVENTS
Hort society plant sale Sept. 14�16
Constellation seminars look at how UW can enhance its science outreach
CALS Seminars in Sustainable Pest Management begin Sept. 21
UW-Madison Campus Diversity Forum � Sept. 28
Michael Fields Ag Institute field day on high-methionine corn � Sept. 28
Animal behavior expert Temple Grandin will speak at beef expo in Milwaukee
Register for town hall meetings on Institutes for Discovery � Oct. 1, 8 and 10
Conference for those who work with first-year students � Oct. 11
Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference � Nov. 5�6
Conference to focus on continental-style artisanal cheesemaking � Nov, 13�15

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
USDA crop forecasts show more corn, fewer soybeans
Agricultural safety: A long way to go
The New Farm Bill: A Rough Row to Hoe?

LIBRARIES
Steenbock journal assessment and proposed journal cancellations

INTERNATIONAL
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes offer grad students a chance to study abroad
International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups competition announced
Deadline for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program competition is Oct. 26
NSF Grants for Planning Visits and Workshops for International Collaboration
National Geographic Conservation Awards
Fulbright student awards for research in Canada
CBER international grants proposals due October 1

RESEARCH
Research Hot Topics and Frequently Asked Questions
Funding Opportunities with approaching deadlines
Vilas Associate competition for summer research support � deadline is Nov. 9
Vilas Life Cycle Professorship program aids researchers affected by personal life events
Current multistate proposals inviting participation
$500,000 in grant funding available for forest biomass R&D � Oct. 15 deadline
Grad School�s IEDR technology transfer grants support research that benefits state�s economy
Training session will teach grad students the basics of proposal writing
DOE will provide up to $33.8 million to support commercial cellulosic biofuel production

TEACHING AND ADVISING
CALS Career Fair is Sept. 25. Pre-fair preparation sessions for students on Sept. 17, 18 and 21
Hirsch Family Award supports undergrad efforts that put UW in positive light
Faculty: Come to World Dairy Expo reception to help industry recruit and hire out students
Resolving conflicts between evening exams and evening classes
Dean of Students to speak at 1st CALS Teaching and Learning Council event � Sept. 20th.
WISCAPE fall events present latest research and practices in postsecondary education

BUSINESS SERVICES
Know the right way to sign a contract on behalf of the university

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