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For the Record: April 22–May 6, 2009

April 22, 2009

Wisconsin Week, the newspaper of record for UW–Madison, carries legally required notices for faculty and staff.

2009 Outside Activities Report Required

Every year, faculty and staff members are asked to complete an outside activities report. This report is required under federal and state regulations and university policy. The report identifies outside activities and financial interests related to an individual’s work at UW–Madison.

Everyone must fill out a report even if they have no outside activities, outside income or outside ownership interests to report. Most faculty and staff fall into this category and completing the convenient online form will take just a minute.

The departmental chair or appropriate dean or director will review the report. Individual reports remain accessible as open records under the provisions of Wisconsin’s public records law. The deadline for filing is April 30.

For anyone with questions about this process, a list of school/college/division contacts is available.

Pesticide application notification

The Physical Plant has traditionally applied fertilizer and herbicides to turf areas and landscape display beds in the general areas of campus and to invasive plants in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. View a listing of products used on campus and the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.

The departments of Environmental Services and Lakeshore Nature Preserve are sensitive to the community’s concerns regarding the use of herbicides and fertilizers. Therefore, we emphasize that their use is a tool as part of an Integrated Plant Management program. Promoting healthy turf and landscape displays minimizes pesticide use. Promoting diverse biological communities in natural areas minimizes pesticide use for weed control.

Department of Medicine Research Day set for May 21

The second annual Department of Medicine Research Day will be held in 1335 Health Sciences Learning Center from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. Posters will be available for viewing all day in the Atrium with special hours posted for author participation. The event includes 10 speakers representing both clinical and basic science research from the various sections within the Department of Medicine.

The keynote speaker is Pamela B. Davis, dean of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Her presentation will be on “Adventures in Cystic Fibrosis: Changing the Face of a Disease in a Generation.”

Registration is now open. For more, contact Betty Weiss at 262-7744.