February 28, 2008

As a new edition of a classic biochem text hits the shelves, CALS scientists and illustrators catch their breath
A look at how UW molecular biology studies evolved
The pharma industry is operating under a new model, says life sciences investor Steve Burrill
Article feature’s Ahna Skops interests in art/science connections
New Campus Opportunity on Global Warming and Sustainability
Please link to CALS grad program page from your dept. grad page
• CALS in the News – Feb, 25-29 and Feb, 18-22

Jo Handelsman receives Alice C. Evans Award from American Society of Microbiology
BOV member Cory Geiger elected president of Wisconsin Holstein Association
Walt Stevenson honored by Wis Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
Honors for Hancock research station’s “exemplary” horticultural display garden
Dan Bromley elected Fellow of the Assoc. of Environmental and Resource Economists
LA’s Affordable Green Housing project stands out among U.S. summer session programs
Microbial Sciences Building project earns state architectural design award
Priya Kathirvel, meat science graduate student, gets research award

Assessment of Academic Advising Workshop on April 11
Jeopardy College Championship at Kohl Center
Information sessions about Fulbright grant programs
Ag and Natural Resources Conservation and Management Conference April 17-19
Outreach course to be offered on energy recovery at food processing facilities

Rural Immigration Summit — Feb. 29
Conference to focus on Wisconsin’s role in global aquaculture market — March 14-15

CIBER grants support international efforts by faculty and Ph.D. students
U.S. Department of Education International Research and Studies Program
CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme seeks proposals to help plant breeders in developing countries
Paid USDA international internships in fall – apply by March 3

2008 Program release allows better tracking of grants, expenses, travel and research effort

Use these resources to help keep students, faculty and staff safe
Chronicle of Higher Ed seeks interns for this summer
Credit from non-UW summer courses transfer to UW
CALS Student Council seeking new faculty advisor

Funding Opportunities
Proposed 2008-09 rates for Research Assistants, Research Associates, and Research Interns
CSREES Integrated Competitive Programs Grantsmanship Workshop, March 10-11
NIH Animal Welfare Training
NIH updates
NSF 2008 Facility Plan Released
Info on WISPER, Gift Check Processing, Routing of Checks, and Trust Fund Deposits
Multistate proposal inviting participation

Major change in health insurance premiums for classified employees
New Regent Policies That Affect Sick Leave, Vacation and Colleague Coverage

2008 Honorary Recognition and Distinguished Service Award call for nominations
Nominate/apply for CALS Toepfer Faculty Fellow Award by May 1
CALS 2008-2009 Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships
Wisconsin Potato Industry Board-Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship