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February 9, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Research-based strategies for inclusive workplaces
UW–Madison psychology professor Markus Brauer is hosting a public workshop today aimed at reducing prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. Can't make it? Read more about his strategies, backed by sound science.

What's New at UW?

Study considers long view on climate change
Climate change projections that look a century or two into the future show a rapid rise in temperature and sea level, but what will the world be like in 10,000 years?
Battery component found to harm soil microorganism
The key ingredient in lithium ion batteries, which power electric vehicles, laptops, and smartphones, has been found to impair a common soil bacterium often used as a toxicity indicator.
Researchers to test concussion education strategies
A UW–Madison team is receiving funding to study the best ways to teach athletes and young adults about the importance of reporting concussions.

Featured Events

Public screening: Just Eat It
February 11, 2016 | 5-8 p.m. | High Noon Saloon
A free screening of the food waste film "Just Eat It" will be followed by a panel discussion and an exposition with local food growers, purveyors, and experts.
Bike Winter Day
February 17, 2016 | All day | Various locations
Join Madison Bike Winter to celebrate and encourage year-round biking. The event includes free coffee, a party at Brocach, and more!

Ready to ride? Try these tips to bike safely through the winter.

Food For Thought

Don't forget your photo ID to vote!
Local elections are quickly approaching, so make sure you have the correct photo ID card(s) for voting day. For more information on how to obtain a free UW–Madison student voter ID, click here.
The beginning of the end for CFL bulbs
CFL light bulb sales have begun to decline because of competition from more-efficient LEDs. GE announced recently that it will phase out CFL manufacturing by the end of 2016.

Jobs & Opportunities


Resource assistant fellowsVarious locations
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Student Conservation Association are looking for rising seniors and recent graduates to work in biological sciences, natural resources or refuge management. Application deadline is February 15.
Open education community fellowshipMadison, WI
The Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship supports undergraduate student projects that engage Wisconsin communities. Early application deadline is February 19; final deadline is March 18.


Marketing and communications coordinatorPortland, OR
Future 500 seeks a communications coordinator to work in support of systemic solutions to environmental and social challenges. Application deadline is February 15.
Ecological restoration techSoutheast WI
Dare Ecosystem Management, LLC is looking for a technician for land management and ecosystem restoration duties. Application deadline is March 14.


Science integration fellowOakland, CA
The California Ocean Science Trust is seeking applicants for a new fellowship to provide scientific guidance on coastal and ocean policy issues. Application deadline is not listed but review is ongoing.
Sustainability coordinatorCharlotte, NC
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is hiring a sustainability coordinator to support projects, outreach and communication for sustainability initiatives. Application deadline is February 17.


Ceres Trust graduate research grants
One-year grants of up to $10,000 each will be made to support organic agriculture research by full-time graduate students. Application deadline is March 15.
February 9, 2016
Love, power and networks: Building an equitable food economy
12-2 p.m.
Dane County UW Extension
February 9, 2016
The Promise of Paris
7-8:30 p.m.
Discovery Building
February 10, 2016
Encouraging employees to power down
9:30-11 a.m.
21 N. Park Street
February 10, 2016
Life sciences communication colloquium: Bret Shaw and Tricia Knoot
12:05-1 p.m.
137 Hiram Smith Hall
February 10, 2016
CALS: Career fair preparation workshop
3:30-4:30 p.m.
February 10, 2016
Environmental impacts of dairy manure
3:30-4:30 p.m.
357 Soil Science
February 10, 2016
Film: Oil and Water
6-10 p.m.
Ale Asylum
February 11, 2016
Yahara Lakes 101: Pollution prevention
8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
February 11, 2016
Spring career and internship fair
4-8 p.m.
Kohl Center
February 11, 2016
Weston Roundtable: Managing the financial risks of water scarcity
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1153 Mechanical Engineering
February 12, 2016
The ocean carbon sink
1:30-2:30 p.m.
811 AOSS
February 17, 2016
Bike traffic skills
12-1 p.m.
Bicycle Resource Center
February 17, 2016
Careers in clean energy
3-4 p.m.
6 Ingraham Hall
February 18, 2016
Careers in service
5-6:30 p.m.
Red Gym
February 19-20, 2016
5:30-7 p.m.
Allen Centennial Garden
February 24, 2016
Campus Master Plan open house
7-9 p.m.
Gordon Dining Center
April 25, 2016
Nelson Earth Day Conference
Monona Convention Center
Registration is now open!
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