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March 22, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

7 tips to improve your personal well-being
Busy like a bee? This spring, find time to disconnect from the day's troubles with these tips to reduce stress and cultivate happiness in your daily life.

What's New at UW?

Safe biking on campus
With the start of spring, the UW–Madison Police Department has issued a friendly reminder for bicyclists. Follow the rules of the road to ensure biker, driver and pedestrian safety.
Student invention prevents excessive salt
A group of UW–Madison students is changing the water softening process with Emonix H2O, a device that can control the amount of salt used by water softeners.

Featured Event

2016 Global Health Symposium
March 30, 2016 | 4:30-9 p.m. | Health Sciences Learning Center
Nearly 40 posters and presentations will showcase the breadth of UW–Madison global health projects, from clinical medicine to basic science and education to nutrition. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required!

Food For Thought

Bacteria found to eat PET plastics
Japanese researchers discovered a species of bacteria that breaks down PET with just two enzymes, opening new possibilities for recycling or cleaning up one of the most common plastics. 
New plans could make Capitol Square biking easier
Preliminary city plans to install a contraflow bike lane on Capitol Square will proceed despite opposition from state officials.

Jobs & Opportunities


Research intern – Madison, WI
The UW–Madison Dairy Science department is looking for a summer research intern to study links between feed, milk chemistry, and emissions. Application deadline is April 8.
Operations internAllentown, PA
Renew Financial is hiring an operations intern who will learn about the financial services industry while working with teams to support homeowner energy upgrade programs. Application deadline is not listed.


Community plannerSacramento, CA
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hiring community planners to coordinate studies addressing the economic, social, and ecological aspects of water resource projects. Application deadline is March 28.
Aquatic invasive species outreach specialistMadison, WI
The UW Extension Environmental Resources Center is looking for an outreach specialist to implement the statewide aquatic invasive species education and outreach strategy. Application deadline is April 5.


Director of community relationsMadison, WI
UW–Madison is seeking a director of community relations to increase the university's engagement with a wide range of local and regional stakeholders including community organizations, schools, and business organizations. Application deadline is April 4.
Adjunct faculty memberMadison, WI
The Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program at Edgewood College is hiring a part-time faculty member to teach core sustainability courses. Open to current doctoral students. Application deadline is not listed.
Product managerMadison, WI
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) is hiring a product manager to help develop energy efficiency and renewable financial products. Application deadline is not listed.


Graduate student grant program
The North Central Region SARE is accepting proposals for graduate student projects that address sustainable agriculture research and education issues. Applications are due April 14.


Madison Mini Maker Faire
The Madison Mini Maker Faire is looking for makers/exhibitors and people who want to share creations, crafts, or skills in areas including sustainability and green technology. Applications will be accepted through March 31.
March 22, 2016
Creating an urban oasis for pollinators
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Monona Public Library
March 22, 2016
Writing Wisconsin's waterways
7-8:30 p.m.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
March 24, 2016
Systems approach to natural turf management
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Lussier Family Heritage Center
March 24, 2016
Bombay Bicycle Club social
5:30-8 p.m.
Revolution Cycles
March 27, 2016
Bird and nature walk
1:30-3 p.m.
Picnic Point Lot 129
March 30, 2016
WN@tL: UW Urban
Canid Project

7-8:15 p.m.
UW Biotechnology Center
March 31, 2016
Weston Roundtable:
Jack Williams

4:15-5:15 p.m.
1153 Mechanical Engineering
April 1-3, 2016
UW–Madison Science Expeditions
Multiple campus locations
April 1, 2016
Stuff swap, spring cleaning edition
2-5 p.m.
Location TBA
April 2, 2016
Symposium: The art of gardening
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
UW Arboretum
April 4, 2016
Ending sexual assault at UW
6:30 p.m.
Union South
April 12-14, 2016
Office for Civil Rights visits
Attend a focus group or office hours
April 25, 2016
Nelson Earth Day Conference
Monona Terrace
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