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November 21, 2007

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
The time is now to join the Partners in Giving Campaign
CALS fares well in 2007 Top Research Universities Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index
With A $900 Million Investment, UW-Madison Steps Up In Research Rankings
Center for Biology Education receives NSF grant for undergrad research and mentoring program
CALS photos on tap
Dwight Mueller Appointed Executive Director For Agricultural Research Stations
Mark Rickenbach appointed trustee of Great Lakes Forest Alliance

• CALS in the News — Nov. 12–19 and Nov. 5-9

CONGRATULATIONS
Howard Ganther honored for his pioneering trace element research
McCowns’ Knight Hollow Nursery wins 2nd place in UPS small business contest

EVENTS
UW Forestry Club 2007 Tree Sale is Nov. 30–Dec. 2
Conference on Transition to a Bioeconomy: Integration of Agricultural and Energy Systems – Feb. 12–13
Local exhibit features the work of college’s last artist in residence – through Dec.

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
Dairy Situation and Outlook, November 19, 2007Arlington Dairy Day — Dec. 12

INTERNATIONAL
WAGE Advanced Dissertation Research Assistantship — Apply by Dec. 3
African studies offers Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships
Apply by Dec. 21 for State Department’s Jefferson Science Fellows program

RESEARCH
Funding opportunities
Update: F&A Rate Changes
Best practices: Proposal Costs

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Remind students: Wisconsin Idea undergrad fellowship info sessions Nov. 15 and Nov. 19
“Great Beginnings, Fabulous Finishes” is topic of final session in CALS teaching and learning series
Encourage students interested in biology to apply for BIOCORE
Call for proposals: 2008 Teaching and Learning Symposium
Agribusiness internship announcements available online
UW-Madison Will Host Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl

GRAD STUDENTS
Apply for National Sea Grant intern program by Feb. 29

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate faculty for UW-Madison teaching awards by Jan. 22
Nominations sought for UW-Madison and UW System Academic Staff Awards
Nominees Sought For World Dairy Expo’s Annual Awards

BUSINESS SERVICES
Voluntary Additional Contributions – Supplementing your WRS Benefit
New I-9 Form as of November 2007

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