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December 6, 2007

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
John Shutske named as new CALS associate dean for agricultural programs
In the wake of a devastating wildfire season, CALS research guides fire management policy
Please step forward to support the Partners in Giving campaign
UW fares well for mass communications and nutrition sciences in ‘07 Faculty Productivity Index
CALS graphics and style guide available online
2008 Call for Proposals for the Cluster Hiring Initiative Enhancement Grant
Another chance to view The Way of the Warrior
Wanted: Suggestions of people to feature in Wisconsin Idea profiles
• CALS in the News — Nov, 26–Dec, 3

CONGRATULATIONS
Richard Daluge awarded Farm Bureau’s “Distinguished Service to Agriculture” Award
Donald Field honored by Penn State alumni
Arnold Alanen and William Tishler honored by landscape architecture educators’ group

EVENTS
Workshop for Search Committee Chairs and Members Dec. 11
Wednesday Nite at the Lab: State Lab of Hygiene Dec. 12
Commencement breakfast Dec. 16 — Help celebrate our grads’ achievements
Reception for new and newly promoted CALS faculty on Feb. 7

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
Corn Conference meetings slated for January
Extension dairy team presents Dairy Road Show in January
Wisconsin Agronomy Update Meetings in January

INTERNATIONAL
Call for applications: European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics

RESEARCH
May the cost of running criminal background checks be applied to sponsored projects?
Organic Funding Sources Announced
USDA/CSREES National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program deadlines
NIH “Error Correction Window” Updates
Best practices: Entertainment Costs
Multistate proposals inviting participation
Funding opportunities

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Short Course seeks housefellows
Reminder and warning on posting students’ grades
Dec. 11 poster session of instructional materials developed for Introbio 151-152
UW-Madison hosts Upper Midwest Ethics Bowl
“Great Beginnings, Fabulous Finishes” teaching and learning session — Dec. 10

GRAD STUDENTS
Try out the new Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Development website
Graduate Student International Travel Awards – Apply by Feb. 22
2008 Call for Graduate Student Proposals

LIBRARIES
Faculty Senate endorses addendum to author’s contract with publishers

HUMAN RESOURCES
FAQ on CALS criminal background checks

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Time to nominate for 2008 CALS faculty and staff awards
Nominations sought for 2007-2008 Academic Staff Excellence Awards

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