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April 10, 2008

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALS administrative changes
UW Police request posting of safety reminder sign
Online newsletter offers tips, resources for connecting with alumni
Announce your events in the UW Calendar
Research effort on import safety is winner in $100,000 research competition
Fellowship opportunities for scientists and engineers
New book on food culture has a Wisconsin flavor
Village Health Project says “thanks” for a great fundraiser
• CALS in the News – March 31-April 4 and April 7-11

CONGRATULATIONS
Laura Kiessling receives 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship
Teri Balser chosen for NSF Biology Scholars program
Phil Harris and Dick Wolkowski receive 2nd Mile Award from Extension Ag Agents
David Drake and Jamie Nack receive Peterson Technology Transfer Award
NSF Honors CALS Graduate Students
Outstanding Sophomore Award winners announced
UW-Madison team earns gold at intercollegiate dairy challenge
Four CALS students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

EVENTS
Can transgenic pests be part of sustainable IPM?APRIL 11
First-ever combined middle/high-school Science Olympiad – April 12
CALS Week – April 10–19
Teaching and Learning brownbag: Dealing with Troubled or Difficult Students – April 18
Energy and World Development – Challenges for Health and Climate – April 21
Web Seminar on Carbon Policy and Agriculture – April 24
Upcoming talks in Global Health Seminar Series
Plant Variety Protection Boot Camp — April 25
Federal Worker Protection Standard training for faculty, staff and students – April 29, May 22

INTERNATIONAL
Research grants on globalization and the international economy – apply by April 18
U.S.-Mexico Training, Internships, Exchanges, and Scholarships – apply by June 20

GRAD STUDENTS
Information on funding opportunities for grad students

RESEARCH
Did you know that USDA has 17 separate agencies?
NIH updates, WISPER helpful hints, training opportunities
Effort reporting period nears close; UW issues consequences for failing to certify
Best practices: Thesis binding costs
Fellowship opportunities for scientists and engineers
Funding opportunities

TEACHING AND ADVISING
Encourage students to take the 100-hour Wiscontrepreneur challenge
CALS hosts FFA career events April 25

BUSINESS SERVICES
Changes in the emergency transaction process
Fiscal year-end dates and deadlines posted online

HUMAN RESOURCES
Electronic copies of leave statements and reports available at My UW

CALLS TO NOMINATE
Nominate for Honorary Recognition, Distinguished Service Awards by April 18
Nominate for CALS Committee on Academic Staff Issues by April 18

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