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October 11, 2007

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Friday, Oct. 12 is deadline to sign up for Honorary Recognition banquet
Smithies� work at UW-Madison underpinned Nobel Prize in Medicine
UW-Madison was No. 2 in federal R & D funding in FY �06
2008 Partners in Giving: Help CALS build on last year�s great performance
Materials from CALS Forum available online
Latest UW-Madison Administrative News is available online
Reserve your spot for the lawnmower, snow blower and roto-tiller clinic Nov. 3
Grad school offers seminars and workshops on policies for research and grad education
New Voices Contest Seeks Innovative Vision for Sustainable Agriculture
� CALS in the News � Week of October 1-5 and October 8-12

EVENTS
Campus Administrative Process Redesign update Oct. 15 at Microbial Science Building
CALS Social Hour � Tuesday, Oct. 12
How social background and academic ability influences college aspirations � Oct. 16
Seminar: Bioenergy, Specialty Crops and More � Oct. 24
Another town hall session on Institutes for Discovery will be held Oct. 25
Northcentral home energy conservation workshop coming on Oct. 27
The Science of Halloween Candy � Oct. 31
Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium aims to match investors, companies entreprenuers � Nov. 14-15
Save the date: Next CALS Communicators meeting � Jan. 29

LIBRARIES
Research protocols available online

RESEARCH
NIH updates
NSF updates
Current Award information
Funding opportunities
Info on training for Effort Coordinators
Current multistate proposals inviting participation
Research protocols available online
USDA/CSREES NRI updates

GRAD STUDENTS
Peace Corps info sessions every Wednesday this fall
Forging an Alternative Academic Career After Grad School � Oct. 18
Vilas Travel Grant workshop for grad students � Oct. 17
MFAs and Dissertators: Apply for Vilas Travel Fellowship by Oct. 31
Grad Student Professional Development Symposium � Oct. 13

HUMAN RESOURCES
Dual-Choice Enrollment period is October 8�26
Classified Staff Child Care Grants � apply by Nov. 1

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Annual UW-Madison Teaching Assistant Awards

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