Good Morning, Colleagues,
Here is this (shorter) week’s update from Academic Affairs.
Chancellor Finalist Candidates
Last week, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced three finalists for the position of Chancellor:
Gail Hackett, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Campus visit Monday, December 1
Mark Mone, Interim Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Campus visit Monday, November 24
William M. Mike Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost; Chief Operating Officer
University of Akron
Campus visit Wednesday, December 3
Just a reminder that the presentations and open forums will be held at 2 p.m. in the Union Wisconsin Room, on the day of each candidate visit. The candidate CVs and campus visit schedules are at: http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/chancellor/chancellorsearch.cfm.
- Cathy Seasholes, past Director of the UWM Women's Resource Center, was named last week the recipient of the 2014 NWSA Women's Centers Founders Award at the 2014 National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference: Feminist Transgressions. This award is a special recognition of the pioneers who were the first directors of a college or university women’s center that has continued to serve students, faculty, and/or staff for at least two decades. Well done Cathy!
- From Dean Bob Greenstreet: Representatives of SARUP students and alumni received 4 out of the 6 categories of the 2014 Acanthus Awards sponsored by the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Ph.D candidate Giuseppe Mazzone won the Student Project Award and alumnus Craig Brandt, Principal of HBRA Architects, won 3 awards for 'Unbuilt Work,' 'Architecture,' and 'Preservation and Restoration.'
- November marks the 35th anniversary of the formation of the UWM Polish Studies Committee. Thank you to the committee members for their continued service!
Here is my week:
Along with other members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, I meet first thing today with the Chancellor candidate Mark Mone. The rest of the day will be occupied by meetings with my direct reports.
Early on Tuesday morning (7:30 a.m.) there is a UWM Research Foundation Board of Directors meeting followed by a number of meetings with a number of deans. I also have one budget meeting. In the afternoon I have my weekly meeting with interim Chancellor Mark Mone.
Wednesday is another day of meetings including Vice Chancellor Tom Luljak and University Committee Chair Mark Schwartz, as well as with several direct reports. In the afternoon Interim Chancellor Mone and I meet with leadership from BIOforward to explore ideas on advancing biomedical & economic development, and strengthening the Madison-Milwaukee corridor. There is also the regular space planning meeting with Robin Van Harpen, Geoff Hurtado, and Karen Brucks. Earlier finish on Wednesday.
Like many of you, I plan not to be on campus today.
On Public Health: Genetic Epidemiology
- The “On Public Health” lecture series continues on Tuesday, November 25 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Zilber School of Public Health, room 590 (ZSPH is at 1240 N. 10th Street). See
From the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
- On Tuesday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m., the LACUSL Speakers’ Series continues with Gilberto Blasini (Film Studies and English), who will speak on, “The Power of No or History, Larraín style,” in the American Geographical Society Library (3rd floor of UWM Libraries). See:
Urban Agriculture and Nutrition Symposium (Register by November 26)
- The Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition will host a first ever symposium on urban agriculture and nutrition, to be held on December 5, in the UWM Student Union Theater from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The purpose of the symposium is to gather UWM faculty, staff, and students to begin a conversation regarding research, teaching, and service opportunities with community organizations and agencies dedicated to the "good food revolution" and learn about better ways to grow, move, eat, and return food within the Milwaukee Community. You can register for the event by going to the following link: http://bit.ly/12dnjM4. Lunch will be provided. Registration ends on November 26 and is limited to 200 persons. We look forward to seeing you at the symposium. In addition, a flyer and agenda is being sent to deans for dissemination within schools and colleges.
From the Libraries
- The Libraries' old catalog, PantherCat, will be retired on December 29, 2014. The new catalog, Search@UW, has been available since 2013. From January 8 to February 9, 2015, during an upgrade of Search@UW, the catalog’s UB function (direct borrowing from other UW System libraries) will be unavailable. However, books from UW campuses may still be borrowed via Interlibrary Loan. For more information on these and other related changes, see http://uwm.edu/libraries/news/searchuw/.
- The deadline for submitting a proposal for the 2015 Fromkin Research Grant and Lectureship is December 5. The grant encourages and assists UWM scholars in all fields of study to conduct research on individuals, groups, movements, and ideas, in the Americas and elsewhere, which have influenced the quest for social justice and human rights in the United States. Application information can be found at http://uwm.edu/libraries/special/programs-and-lectures/fromkin/.
From Equity/Diversity Services
- We would like to remind UWM employees of the opportunity to self-identify veteran and disability status via the My UW System portal (http://my.wisconsin.edu). As you may have read in the November 10 announcement from Interim Chancellor Mone (http://bit.ly/1yeHiUH ), there are new federal regulations related to the hiring of veterans and individuals with disabilities. By self-identifying, you will assist UWM in collecting this information to be reported in aggregate in our annual Affirmative Action Plan. Your participation is completely optional, and responses are confidential. Responses submitted by Friday, November 28 will be most helpful in collecting information for the 2014/2015 Affirmative Action Plan. For more information, please contact the Office of Equity/Diversity Services (229-5923) or Human Resources (229-4463).
-Lionel Messi, the soccer genius, broke the La Liga's career goal-scoring record over the weekend with Barcelona's 5-1 defeat of Sevilla. He broke Telmo Zarra's record of 251 goals by scoring three goals in the game - putting him at 253 goals!
Have a great week and happy Thanksgiving!
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee