For the Record
PESTICIDE USE POLICY REMINDER
In accordance with the University’s stormwater permit and Pesticide Use Policy, pesticide applicators are to notify the Central Answering and Response Service (CARS) at 263-3333 prior to using a pesticide. In addition, applicators are to notify faculty, staff, students and visitors of their pesticide use by a reasonable and effective means, such as posting signs where pesticides have been applied, distributing posters, flyers or electronic mail to people who may frequent the application area. Notices may be published on the Department of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) website at: http://www.ehs.wisc.edu/engit-environmentalcompliance-pesticides.htm. The Pesticide Use Policy is also posted on the EH&S website.
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Two meaningful ways to advance the Wisconsin Idea are open for applications. The Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment offers competitive grants to foster public engagement efforts. And the Wisconsin Idea Seminar is a bus tour highlighting the educational, industrial, social and political realities of Wisconsin.
Standards of Conduct: In a good faith effort to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, the University of Wisconsin System and the UW-Madison prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution, manufacture or dispensing of illicit drugs (“controlled substances” as defined in Ch. 161, Wis. Stat.), in accordance with s. UWS 1810, Wis. Adm. Code, by employees on University property or as part of University activities. The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is also prohibited on University premises, except in faculty and staff housing and as expressly permitted by the chief administrative officer or under institutional regulations, in accordance s. UWS 18.06 (13) (b), Wis. Adm. Code. Without exception, alcohol consumption is governed by Wisconsin statutory age restrictions under s. UWS 18.06 (13) (b), Wis. Adm. Code.
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Spring means it’s time to think about pesticide use on campus. In accordance with the university’s stormwater permit and Pesticide Use Policy, pesticide applicators are to notify the Central Answering and Response Service at 263-3333 prior to using a pesticide.
Nominations are now being solicited for two 2012-13 Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. The fellowships were established in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of Patrick Henry in honor of his wife, Virginia Horne Henry, a leader in the field of women’s physical education, including knowledge and appreciation of women’s movement, activity and the female body in culture. The primary purpose of the fund is to support and enhance the area of women’s physical education.
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The Provost’s Office is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff and students for the spring 2012 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition. This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea, the philosophy that the knowledge, ideas and solutions generated at the University benefit the people of Wisconsin, our nation and the world.
Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education and clinical knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2012 and last up to three years. Proposals for initiatives up to $120,000 are encouraged. This year the endowment competition will grant approximately $650,000.
The Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment call for proposals involves two steps:
UW-Madison faculty, staff or students must first submit a pre-proposal; and individuals whose pre-proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal. Pre- and full proposals must be signed off at the departmental and dean’s/director’s levels before submission to the Office of the Provost.
Pre-proposals are due in your Dean’s office by noon, Wed., Feb. 1, 2012. Signed copies of the pre-proposals are due in the Provost’s Office by noon, Wed., Feb. 8, 2012. We will announce pre-proposals finalists by Wed., March 15, 2012.
Complete pre-proposal guidelines, cover page, budget submission form, directions and a list of previously funded programs are now posted. Questions should be directed to Peyton Smith in the Office of the Provost.
The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) recently honored the accomplishments of Cydney Alexis, Robert Ray, Shiela Stoeckel and Emily Schmidt, who have all worked to improve the campus for new students.
The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies is accepting proposals from UW-Madison faculty for its Outreach Fellowship program for 2012-13. We seek applicants who will develop an initiative in the service of the Center’s outreach mission. The fellowship provides the successful faculty member with $5,000 in flexible funds.
The Holtz Center aims to foster greater understanding of the intersection between science and technology, and society and culture. Among the Center’s foundational aims is promoting discussion about the science-society nexus in venues reaching beyond the boundaries of the university. We offer this fellowship to a faculty member who proposes an innovative way to engage members of the broader community in discussion and contemplation about matters of science and technology with broad social and political importance. We are open to any possible program—from a thematic blog, to a series of panel discussions at local libraries, to a theatrical performance, and so on. The financial award can be used for direct support of the proposed outreach activity. Remaining money may be used by the fellow on a flexible basis.
Applications should include: (1) a CV; (2) a two page single-spaced description of the proposed outreach activity describing the issues that the activity addresses and the audience it aims to reach as specifically as possible. If the proposed initiative is place-based, the place(s) where the program will be undertaken should be specified. The rough time (e.g. spring 2013) at which the proposed program will be undertaken should also be indicated; (3) a preliminary budget, if relevant. If funds from other sources will be used to support the proposed initiative, these should be specified; (4) if the proposed activity requires cooperation with other individuals or organizations, evidence of agreement to collaborate should be provided.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is February 15, 2012. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Holtz Center’s website at www.sts.wisc.edu for information about the field of science and technology studies, and about the Center’s mission. Applications and questions should be directed to Assistant Director Lyn Macgregor at email@example.com.
The Role of Public and Private Regulation in Detecting and Responding to Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 21, The Pyle Center
Managing Import Safety, a collaborative project funded by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), examines market, regulatory, and hybrid approaches to preventing and detecting economic adulteration and accidental contamination of the food supply. In this final event, our multidisciplinary project team proposes to evaluate and compare the current systems for detecting and responding to foodborne outbreaks in the U.S. and the European Union. In the context of recent, produce-related foodborne outbreaks in the EU and the US, we will examine and compare the respective approaches, assessing challenges in surveillance, detection, trace-back and identification of a contaminated food item. Finally, we will consider lessons learned from recent outbreaks by examining issues of public health, responsibilities of industry, and comparisons of regulatory frameworks.
Who should attend: State and local regulatory officials working in food safety, inspection, or public health, food-industry leaders in quality assurance, procurement, and supplier management, University faculty, staff and students, and interested members of the general public.
To register, please send an email to Lorna Zach (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, affiliation, and email contact information.
UW–Madison is a partner in a new Northeast Climate Science Center, announced Oct. 7 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. A national network of eight climate science centers will provide local, state and federal land and resource managers with access to the best science available regarding climate change and other large-scale factors. The new Northeast consortium includes seven institutions and will be headed by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
The School of Medicine and Public Health continuously emphasizes research as a vital component of its mission, offering more than a dozen doctoral programs covering the full spectrum of basic, population health sciences, translational and clinical research.
In an effort to welcome first-year graduate students and postdoctoral trainees to the School of Medicine and Public Health and to let them know they have an important role within the school, senior associate dean Richard Moss’s office will sponsor a research training orientation from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, in Room 1335 HSLC.
The orientation will begin with a light breakfast followed by a welcome from SMPH Dean Robert Golden. The morning session will include an overview of the SMPH’s research enterprise, along with a financial overview presented by Associate Dean Ken Mount. The remainder of the morning will focus on providing the trainees with available resources and information, and additionally, as funding agencies are requiring additional exposure to such training, this event will feature at least one hour of responsible conduct of research training.
This orientation is not meant to replace any individual lab or program orientation, but rather to complement the program’s existing efforts. First-year trainees are strongly encouraged to attend. Their participation will help to promote a sense of involvement in the school, encourage interactions with other new trainees and provide them with information concerning SMPH and campus resources available to them as trainees.
Yo plan accordingly for breakfast and materials, please contact Nancy Bintz (email@example.com, 265-0523) by Sept. 28 and provide her with the approximate number of trainees expected to attend.
Scholarships @UW-Madison is a website for viewing campus undergraduate scholarships and for students to apply online. More than 600 scholarships are already listed on the website. October training sessions are now available to publicize scholarships and create online applications. Register for classes on the Office of Human Resource Development website: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/home/. Click on “Catalog,” choose the “Search” button and use the key word “scholarship” to return a list of the courses.
The Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) is partnering with Driftless Studios to raffle a photograph, with the proceeds benefiting OCCFR.
Driftless Studios owner Anne Connor will contribute one of her photographs for the raffle to Madison’s Gallery Night event.
Gallery Night runs from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, on State Street. The drawing will be held on that night at Driftless Studios, 214 State St.
Connor is a photographer and writer who spends much of her free time traveling America’s coasts and the Driftless area of southwest Wisconsin. On weekdays, she writes for publications including Brava Magazine, the Wisconsin State Journal and AAA Living.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from Connie Wilson, 611 Eagle Heights, Room 148, Madison, WI 53705 or at Driftless Studios, 214 State St., or 230-5153. Contact Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
University faculty and staff who regularly travel by air are invited to participate in a study about airport choice in the Chicago region. What factors influence your choice of airport when you fly, and does your choice differ for personal or business travel? Participants will be interviewed for twenty to thirty minutes on their travel choices. Any responses you give will remain confidential, and all participation is strictly voluntary. If you are interested, contact Julie Cidell, Department of Geography, University of Illinois, at email@example.com or 217-244-4665.
The UW-Madison Center for International Business Education and Research announces two Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs to Vietnam and China this January, as well as sponsorship opportunities for both.
Developed and hosted by the CIBERs at UW-Madison and the University of Hawaii. Dates: Jan. 2-14, 2012 (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi). These dates include travel time to and from Asia.
The Wisconsin CIBER will pay the $2,750 registration fee for up to three faculty or lecturers to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their own round-trip airfare between the U.S. and Asia and incidentals. Applications for funding are due by Friday, Sept. 30 (9 a.m. CDT). To apply for funding, send an abbreviated CV and a cover letter (email is fine) explaining in 200-250 words your interest in the program and how its content might benefit your teaching and/or research to Susan Huber Miller, CIBER managing director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developed and hosted by the University of Colorado Denver CIBER and co-sponsored by the Wisconsin CIBER. Dates: Jan. 1-11, 2012 in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chengdu.
The Wisconsin CIBER will pay the $2,900 registration fee for one faculty member or lecturer to participate in this program. The fee does not include airfare to and from Asia, incidental expenses and a few meals. To apply for funding, send an abbreviated CV and a cover letter (email is fine) explaining in 200-250 words your interest in the program and how its content might benefit your teaching and/or research to Susan Huber Miller, CIBER managing director, at email@example.com.
The University of Wisconsin Police Department, UWPD First Responders and the American Heart Association are providing sessions on how to learn about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards in your local area, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communication plan and disaster-supply kit. Also covered will be evacuation, family preparedness, animals in disaster and information specific to people with disabilities.
An American Heart Association CPR/AED class teaches how to administer CPR to adults and children. Participants will learn to handle emergency situations, take basic precautions to prevent disease transmission, help people in breathing and cardiac emergencies, administer chest compressions and use an automated external defibrillator (AED). All participants receive an American Heart Association Adult CPR/Child certification card and participant’s manual.
Pizza will be provided. Classes will be located at the Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave. There are two sessions from which to choose (pick one): Sept. 13 or 20, both from 5-9 p.m.
The School of Nursing is seeking accreditation of its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program by the Commission on Collegiate Education (CCNE). A self-study of the DNP will be submitted to CCNE, and the on-site evaluation of the program will be conducted Nov. 7-9.
Anyone wishing to provide written comments regarding the DNP program may do so up to 30 days prior to the site visit. Please forward written comments to:
Ms. Cristina Walcott
Commission on Collegiate Education
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20036
All comments must be received by Oct. 7.