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February 14, 2008

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Know the rules on employee political activities
• CALS in the News — Jan. 31- Feb. 08 and February 11-15
Organic Valley contributes $50,000 to School for Beginning Dairy Farmers
Support grants for racial and ethnic studies: proposals due April 7
Volunteer as a guest speaker for PLATO
Encourage grads and friends to honor Senator Kohl at CALS D.C. event March 4
• In Memoriam: Joshua Lederberg, Garit Tenpas
President’s F.Y. 2009 Budget Released

CONGRATULATIONS
Judith Kimble elected to Council of the National Academy of Sciences
Nancy Keller elected fellow of American Academy of Microbiology
Past Board of Visitors Chair and CALS Grad Pete Kappelman honored with National Dairy Quality Award
Public folklore archiving team receives 2007 McCallum Prize
Hula-hooping, entrepreneurial CALS senior has triple success in UW innovation competitions

EVENTS
Workshop: Practical Strategies for Improving Stem Retention Workshop – Feb. 15
Conflict of Interest: When Faculty Start Their Own Companies — Feb. 18
Changing the Built Environment to reduce obesity lecture — Feb. 21
Experience the pairing of Wisconsin’s finest flavors — Feb. 22
iBIO IndEx — “premier life sciences event” — Feb. 22
Mini Conference’ on new south campus Union building project set for Feb. 25
International Faculty Book Series rescheduled to Feb. 26
Conference addresses “the myths of energy” March 27
CALS faculty and staff invited to CALS Career Fair Reception Feb. 28
WISCAPE announces spring events
Climate change symposium June 10 in Florida

INTERNATIONAL
Apply by March 1 for summer research program in life sciences and technology in Switzerland
USIAD requests comments on new Horticulture CRSP
Requests for Applications for higher education partnerships

EXTENSION AND OUTREACH
UWCC’s farmer co-op conference weighs value of co-ops in today’s business climate

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Student Privacy Rights and Student Center reminders
Call for Proposals for 2008-09 OPID and OADD Grants
Submit proposals for baccalaureate expansion funds by Feb. 25
Undergrad, faculty urged to apply for Hirsch Family Award to showcase diversity and excellence

RESEARCH
CALS WISPER Training
NSF updates
New U.S. Secretary of Agriculture named
NIH updates
Quarterly Award Data
Best Practices: SHIP insurance costs – allowability on sponsored projects
Funding Opportunities
Change in PI Signature for Extramural Support
Memo to investigators who submit applications to health sciences IRBs

BUSINESS SERVICES
Several campus administrative systems currently offline
CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate outstanding undergrad returning adult students by Feb. 14
Nominate for Keylon Braxton Memorial Award by Feb. 28

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