For the record
UW-Madison Facilities Use Policy: Use of university facilities for political purposes
Under specific conditions, student organizations, political parties or candidates for public office may reserve university facilities for political purposes. A political purpose includes any action taken to influence the nomination, election or re-election of an individual to public office, or to influence the vote in a referendum. (sec. 11.01 (16) Wis. Stats.) The Wisconsin Statutes, Board of Regents’ regulations and UW–Madison rules all affect the ways in which university facilities may be used for political purposes.
- Of primary importance is the principle that activities with political purposes may not occur in conjunction with any efforts to accomplish the university’s statutory mission of instruction, research, extended training and public service.
- Student organizations may use university facilities only for events that are primarily for students, faculty and staff. Student groups may invite candidates for public office to speak in university facilities with no limit in the number of appearances by a candidate. All publicity for such events must state that attendance is limited to students, faculty and staff and that the events are not open to the public.
- Student organizations may use university facilities for revenue generating events only after completing an explicit agreement with the university office responsible for reserving the facility to be used. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring group to comply with any applicable state and federal election laws concerning contributions for political purposes.
- In all advertising and publicity, the status of a registered student organization as a student organization must be clearly and prominently noted.
- Political parties and candidates for public office may reserve university facilities for public meetings as follows:
- Leaders of political parties and candidates for public office may hold public meetings on campus, if facilities are available, and subject to necessary routine procedures administered by the chancellor or his designee.
- During an election campaign, such as the primary or general election, each recognized candidate for public office may hold one public meeting at a university auditorium. In addition, each political party may hold one public meeting at a University auditorium on behalf of its candidates for national office and one public meeting on behalf of its candidates for statewide office.
- State conventions of recognized political parties may also use university facilities. Members of the audience should be given a reasonable opportunity, in appropriate situations, to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
If you have further questions, please contact the director of the Central Reservations Office, 262-5168.
Call for pre-proposals for the Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment
The provost’s office is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff and students for the annual Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition. The endowment is intended to advance The Wisconsin Idea through the development of new and innovative initiatives and new dimensions to existing outreach activities by creating partnerships and collaborations, and sharing and applying knowledge.
This year we will grant up to $750,000 for projects that begin on or after Jan. 16. Proposals for initiatives up to $120,000 total funding are encouraged, and projects may last for up to three years.
The Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment call for proposals involves two steps: 1) UW–Madison faculty, staff or students must first submit a pre-proposal; and 2) individuals whose pre-proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal. Pre- and full proposals must be signed by the department chair/unit director and a dean’s/director’s representative before submission to the Office of the Provost.
Pre-proposals are due in your dean’s office by the end of the day on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Signed copies of the pre-proposals are due in the provost’s office by Wednesday, Oct. 1. Pre-proposals finalists will be announced by Wednesday, Oct. 29.
For complete endowment details, including pre-proposal guidelines, cover page, budget submission form, directions and a list of previously funded programs, visit http://www.provost.wisc.edu/baldwin/ Questions should be directed to Peyton Smith, the endowment chair and assistant vice chancellor, at 262-8214 or email@example.com.
Faculty Development Opportunities in Vietnam, India and China
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) at UW–Madison and the University of Hawai’i will host the inaugural Vietnam Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Jan. 3-15. The program will focus on the unique aspects of doing business in Vietnam, comparing and contrasting the business environments of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Faculty interested in incorporating Asian business content into their curriculum are encouraged to apply. For detailed information and program updates, visit http://www.bus.wisc.edu/ciber/vietnamfdib/
The Wisconsin CIBER will pay registration costs for up to three UW System faculty or academic staff to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their own international airfare and incidentals. Applications for funding are due by Friday, Sept. 12. To apply, please disregard the online application and send an abbreviated CV and a cover letter indicating which program you are interested in attending and explaining your interest in the program and how its content would benefit your courses and/or research to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding the Vietnam FDIB program or possible funding opportunities, please contact Susan Huber Miller at email@example.com or 263-7682. Please direct any questions about the application to Julie Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 265-9719.
In January 2009, UW–Madison CIBER will co-sponsor two Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs in China and India and will provide partial support for UW System faculty and academic staff with teaching responsibilities to participate. See the CIBER Web site at http://www.bus.wisc.edu/ciber/ for information about these programs and what this support includes. CIBER funding is intended to support applicants with limited experience in the region. Applications for UW–Madison CIBER funding to attend either of these programs are due by Friday, Oct. 10. To apply, please send an abbreviated CV and a cover letter indicating which program you are interested in attending and explaining your interest in the program and how its content would benefit your courses and/or research to email@example.com. Contact Suzanne Dove, CIBER outreach director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 265-4938 with any questions.
Upcoming deadlines for CIBER grant opportunities
The UW–Madison Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) offers two university grant programs. The deadline for the next round of Applied Funds support is Tuesday, Sept. 2. The deadline for the next Global Research/Curriculum Development awards is Wednesday, Oct. 1.
CIBER’s Applied Funds program provides grants of up to $2,000 to support travel, conference registration and participation in faculty development programs. CIBER’s Global Research/Curriculum Development grants usually range from $2,000-$7,500 and support international research or curriculum development activities such as developing an international study tour or enhancing a business language course.
Requests for funding under either program must relate to one or more of CIBER’s programmatic goals, including internationalizing curriculum content; creating faculty development and enrichment programs; collaborating with foreign language departments to develop business language courses; funding global research projects, events and publications on issues of strategic national interest; and creating and sponsoring business outreach and training programs to enhance the ability of U.S. business to compete internationally.
Visit http://www.bus.wisc.edu/ciber/ to learn more about these programs or contact Suzanne Dove, CIBER outreach director, at email@example.com for more information.
Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center to award new fellowships
Graduate students and postdoctoral trainees can apply through the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC), http://www.stemcells.wisc.edu, for training fellowship opportunities.
The fellowships provide two years of funding to awardees and $10,000 stipends to their associated laboratories. The new awards build on the existing, NIH-funded UW–Madison stem cell training grant program, now in its fourth year.
These awards should stimulate the university’s stem cell community, says Clive Svendsen, co-director of the SCRMC and director of the NIH training grants. This type of funding is often crucial to allow novel and exciting projects to develop and in many cases leads to solid federal funding in the future.
One goal of the new awards is to support research and training at the interface between fundamental stem cell biology, emerging technologies for regenerative medicine, and public policy issues related to stem cell research.
The SCRMC will administer the training awards. Applicants must either be accepted into a graduate program on campus or identify an SCRMC faculty member with whom they would like to conduct postdoctoral training. The deadline for open competition is Saturday, Nov. 1, with final decisions to be announced Saturday, Nov. 15.
The UW–Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center operates under the School of Medicine and Public Health and the Graduate School. The center provides a central point of contact, information and facilitation for all stem cell research activities on campus.
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