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January 30, 2008

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mendota ‘Ice Quake’ rattles campus lakeshore
Wisconsin Idea Endowment funds CALS projects on local food and science outreach
Serve as a guest speaker on food, health, agriculture and the environment
Encourage grads, friends to honor Sen. Kohl at CALS D.C. alumni event on March 4
Chuck Czuprynski to become Interim Director of Food Research Institute
A recollection of Buell Gunderson, longtime UW swine herdsman
New WPT digital channel features CALS scientists
Help us celebrate our student’s achievements
Madelyn Alt joins the CALS Dean’s office
• CALS in the News – Jan. 21-25 and Jan. 28 – Feb. 1

CONGRATULATIONS
Short Course Alums honor Phil Harris and Ed Hoesly
Dan Heider honored by Wisconsin Crop Production Association
CALS blood donations up 27 percent in 2007
Thanks for helping CALS Partners in Giving campaign succeed

EVENTS
Research computing workshop Feb. 1
Happy 159th Birthday – WAA offers free cake and a slice of UW history Feb. 5
Biofuels Policy, Development and Land Use forum — Feb. 5 in D.C.
Ag Hall Social Hour Feb. 6
Investment leader Steven Burrill speaks on Wisconsin Life Sciences Transformations Feb. 21
Faculty, staff invited to CALS Career Fair Reception Feb. 28
Peace Corps info sessions on campus, 2nd Tuesday each month
Campus conference focuses on the interdisciplinary university of the future
Graduate School seminar and workshops in February
Practical Strategies for Improving STEM Student Retention

INTERNATIONAL
NSF announces new call for IGERT projects – April 24 deadline

RESEARCH
Funding Opportunities
Issues associated with Conversion to WISPER and PeopleSoft Grants
Registration for the 2008 NIH Regional Seminars is now open
Grants.gov updates
Best practices: Backpay issues on extramurally funded projects
Important Federal Register notice on terms, conditions on research-related awards
Advanced Biosafety Training
Reminder — CALS WISPER Training

TEACHING AND ADVISING
CALS Study Abroad Open House is on Feb. 7
Soybean research internships available
Grade Changes can now be done on-line
Thinking about classroom remodeling?
CALS undergrads selected for dairy executive education conference

HUMAN RESOURCES
Sick leave policy update
Academic Staff Professional Development Grant proposals due March 7

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Classified Employee Recognition Program
Feb. 4 is nomination deadline for the 2008 CALS faculty and staff awards
Outstanding Returning Adult Student Awards – deadline Feb. 14

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