Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Thursday, May 6, 2010
MASA Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
University Club

We hope you will be able to attend the MASA Annual Meeting and Luncheon. We will hear from Steve Lund about the direction of Academic Staff regarding unit clarification, recap our yearly events, and seek nominations for our President-elect and Treasurer.

Please let Dan Barnish know via email ( if you will be attending and what you would like to eat. The cost of the lunch for MASA members will be $5.00 and for non-MASA members it is $13.00. Please make your check out to MASA and send to Dan by Monday May 3rd (address is below) or you may pay at the luncheon.

The MASA elections will be held sometime in late May.

May 6th lunch items are:

1)    Herb Roasted Chicken
2)    Spinach Lasagna Alfredo

Dessert is chocolate mousse.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Dan Barnish and Mary Ray

Dan Barnish
MASA President
Biochemistry Addition
433 Babcock Dr, Rm 111

UW-Madison Furlough Service Day

Friday, May 21, 2010
UW-Madison Furlough Service Day

Spend part of your day off giving back to your community, Compassion for Your Community. You may arrange your own volunteer opportunity or take advantage of volunteer activities that will be made available in Madison and surrounding areas to the UW community. Various projects and shift times (generally 3 hour segments) will be available.

Please stay tuned for details.

For more information, contact Valli Warren at or 262-3773.

Guided Tour of the Botany Greenhouses and Garden

Friday, April 23, 2010
Guided Tour of the Botany Greenhouses and Garden

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the lobby of Birge Hall

Tour led by:
Mo Fayyaz
Distinguished Faculty Associate and Director
UW Botanical Garden and Greenhouses

Celebrate spring with your MASA colleagues by joining us for a lunch hour tour of the Botany greenhouses and gardens.

Eat lunch a little early, or late, and spend your lunch hour touring these greenhouses and gardens with a preeminent botany scholar.  Learn more about the UW-Madison Botanical Garden, the first garden in the world to be based on the modern system of classification of plants, APGII, created in 2003.  See a Wollemi pine, one of the oldest and rarest trees on earth, and learn about the successful propagation of a titan arum, the largest and smelliest of flowers.

For more about the Botany Garden and Greenhouses, go to