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For the Record

March 21, 2006

Short Course scholarship deadline is April 1

Scholarships worth $70,000 will be awarded to students attending the Farm and Industry Short Course in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Applications for the awards are due Saturday, April 1. Applications are available from high school agriculture instructors, agricultural extension agents or from the Short Course Office, 116 Agriculture Hall, UW–Madison, Madison WI 53706. They can also be downloaded at The application should include a high school transcript and three letters of recommendation.

For more information, contact Rick Daluge at or at 262-3127.

Division of International Studies now accepting applications

The Division of International Studies is accepting applications from faculty who wish to apply for the following international academic programs:

  • Teach two courses during fall 2007 or spring 2008 in the Florence Program that UW–Madison sponsors in conjunction with the University of Michigan and Duke University. The language of instruction is English.
  • Teach two courses in the UW–Madison London Program during the fall or spring term 2007-08. Courses in English, art history, communication arts, history, political science, sociology, and theater and drama are desirable, but proposals will be considered from other disciplines.
  • Direct the 2007-08 program in Freiburg that UW–Madison sponsors in collaboration with the University of Michigan, Michigan State and the University of Iowa. Important requirements for this position include UW–Madison teaching and administrative experience, German language fluency and research or related experiences in Germany, a demonstrated interest in international education, and the ability to work effectively with undergraduate students. In addition, the director teaches a course for the program students, in German, during the fall semester.
  • Direct the 2007-08 program in Florence sponsored by UW–Madison in collaboration with the University of Michigan and Duke University. Competency in Italian and a demonstrated interest and ability to work with undergraduate students are required. The resident director also teaches one course per semester for program students.
  • Direct the 2007-08 program in Aix-en-Provence sponsored by UW–Madison in collaboration with the University of Michigan and Indiana University. This position requires fluency in French, research or related experiences in France or in a Francophone country, a demonstrated interest in international education and the ability to work effectively with undergraduate students. The resident director also teaches a one-year course for program students.

Preference will be given to tenured faculty. Interested faculty should send a brief letter of interest, a curriculum vita and two course proposals (one or two paragraphs for each will suffice) by Tuesday, April 4, to:

Professor Rob Howell, interim director
International Academic Programs
Division of International Studies
261 Bascom Hall

For more, information, e-mail IAPDirectorSearch or call 262-2852.

Business school offers employee scholarships

The School of Business is offering two merit scholarships to UW–Madison employees for the Evening MBA program for this fall. The scholarships will cover 50 percent of the total tuition during the three years of the program.

The Evening MBA program is a part-time MBA program designed for working professionals. The deadline for submitting an application for the program and the scholarships is Saturday, April 1. For more information on the program, visit For more information on the scholarships, contact Linda Uitvlugt at

Call for nominations for Cabinet 99 Award

The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) is calling for nominations for the 2006 Cabinet 99 Recognition Award. This award, which is open to all UW–Madison women faculty and academic staff, carries a $10,000 stipend.

The 2006 Cabinet 99 Recognition Award will be presented in conjunction with the Cabinet 99 symposium on Nov. 3. The recipient will be named at the end of July. The criteria are:

  • Outstanding contribution to the university in one or more areas: teaching, outreach, service or research;
  • Commitment to promoting excellence and to increasing opportunities for women in the university and community; and
  • Reputation for leadership, tenacity, risk taking and courage.

The award selection committee will include faculty, academic staff and alumnae. Nomination packets for this award are due at the Wisconsin Alumni Association, 650 North Lake St., by Friday, April 7. For more information, contact Niki Denison at 262-8171.

GLSI call for funding proposals

The Global Legal Studies Initiative (GLSI) is interested in providing modest amounts of seed money (e.g., $500-$2000) for interdisciplinary projects.

Eligibility: Faculty, academic staff and research entities on campus.

GLSI funding recipients would be expected to: (1) submit a single-page summary report about their project when it is completed for GLSI files, and (2) acknowledge any GLSI support by includ-ing in any publications or emerging documents a footnote indicating that “This project received (either partial funding or substantial support) from the Global Legal Studies Initiative at the University of Wisconsin Law School.” In some cases recipients may be asked to give a talk about their project at the Law School.

For funding in summer 2006, submit proposals by Friday, March 31.

Revised rolling deadlines:

  • For funding in fall 2006, submit proposals by Thursday, June 1.
  • For funding in winter/spring 2007, submit proposals by Sunday, Oct. 1.

Requirements: Submit a three- to five-page written description of your project with a budget summary to Heinz Klug, director, Global Legal Studies Initiative, UW Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, CAMPUS.

For more information, contact Heinz Klug at

Pesticide use policy reminder

In accordance with the university’s stormwater permit and Pesticide Use Policy, pesticide applicators are to notify Central Answering and Response Service 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 or distributing posters, flyers or electronic mail to people who may frequent the application area. Notices may be published on the Safety Department’s Web site at The pesticide use policy is also posted there.

Check or call Sally Rowe at 262-0979 for more information.

BBTAD postdoctoral training program accepting applications

The postdoctoral training program in biological and behavioral approaches to typical and atypical development (BBTAD) is intended to develop scientists with the requisite skills and knowledge to develop innovative research programs that integrate the study of typical and atypical development. Two Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows and two M.D. postdoctoral fellows are trained each year, in three-year traineeship cycles, using an innovative program that combines formal coursework and intensive research experiences.

Four three-year postdoctoral training positions are currently available. Two positions are available for applicants holding a Ph.D., and two positions are available for applicants holding an M.D. degree. Appointments must be made before July 1.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

A completed application form (available at, a curriculum vita, a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a two-page description of previous research training and accomplishments, and a one-page research training proposal should be sent via e-mail to Morton Ann Gernsbacher at In addition, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to Gernsbacher.

All application materials must be submitted as pdf files. The research training proposal should be a narrative explaining how the applicant proposes to achieve the goals of the BBTAD training program description (i.e., how the applicant proposes to augment previous training in biological or behavioral approaches to typical or atypical development with proposed training in biological or behavioral approaches to typical or atypical development). Applicants are responsible for identifying one or more BBTAD primary mentors from the list of BBTAD training faculty (see For more information, visit