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For the record

April 12, 2005


Subjects sought for twin study
Opposite-sex twin pairs are needed for a research study involving sensory testing consisting of exposure to heat and pressure stimuli. Healthy opposite-sex twin pairs between the ages of 18-35 years who would like additional information should contact Kelli Koltyn at 262-4234 or Participants will be paid $15 for the study.

Committee seeks nominations for honorary degrees
The Committee on Honorary Degrees is seeking nominations of candidates for honorary degrees, especially women and minority candidates. Academic units wishing to nominate should send a one- to two-page letter documenting the candidate’s contribution to a field or profession, as well as society, and the candidate’s cv or the information that would appear on a cv Thirty copies of the nominations should be submitted to 130 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive, by Wednesday, April 20.

The full nominations, due Aug. 29, should include a cover letter or essay, letters of support and documented evidence of the impact of the nominee’s career.

UW–Madison emeritus faculty members, and people who have held a state elected position in the last two years or have been a UW employee in the last two years are not eligible.


Global citizenship grants
The Global Studies program invites faculty proposals for research initiatives under the umbrella theme of “Citizenship and Global Security.” Grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to successful applicants who initiate new projects or build upon existing ones focusing on some aspect of citizenship and/or security in the global era. Projects may address diverse topics such as environment, education, civil society, culture, media, labor, health or human rights. Research that engages conceptual issues concerning questions of belonging, entitlement and/or social action is especially encouraged.

Research funded under this initiative should contribute to the study of globalization at UW–Madison during the 2005-06 academic year and all funds must be spent prior to July 31, 2006. Global Studies furthermore seeks to identify projects that might be eligible for ongoing support as part of Title VI funding under the U.S. Higher Education Act (2006-10).

Applicants may propose a variety of activities, including lectures, workshops, conferences, speaker series, cultural activities, campus visitors and field research. Requests that leverage other sources of funding are encouraged. Awards will be administered through Global Studies to pay for specific items along the lines listed above. Awards may not be used for capital expenses, entertainment or student travel.

Any international travel must be approved by the U.S. Department of Education. For further information, contact Global Studies.

Applicants should submit the following materials no later than April 15:

  • Cover sheet that includes project title, duration, participants and amount requested
  • Brief project description and expected outcomes (up to 1,000 words)
  • Budget that includes specific cost estimates
  • Abbreviated CV of project leader and other key personnel (up to four pages)

Proposals will be judged according to thematic relevance, originality, feasibility, outcomes and potential contribution to the future development of the Global Studies program.

Submit three copies of all materials to Global Studies, 301 Ingraham Hall, Madison, WI 53706.


Online short courses offered
More than 120 six-week online courses can be taken at any time through the Internet. A complete list of courses is available at For more information call 263-2850.