Good morning Colleagues, for this first Monday of the spring semester – and here is a link to the start of semester memo: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/policy/begin_semester_memo.pdf.
Here is this week’s update:
- The spring Plenary will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Bader Concert Hall of the Zelazo Center. I hope to see you at this important campus-wide event where the Chancellor will amongst other topics, provide an update on the state budget.
- A word of congratulations to Junhong Chen, (Mechanical Engineering), who has received one of the new Regent Scholar awards, which recognize and reward innovative faculty-student research and provide support for collaborative UW project initiatives with Wisconsin business and industry. Junhong’s project focuses on engaging undergraduate students in developing a prototype smart phone-supported sensor for low-cost, real-time monitoring of heavy metal ions in water. See: https://www.wisconsin.edu/news/archive/uw-system-regent-scholars-to-be-honored-for-research-innovation-entrepreneurship/.
Here is a synopsis of the week:
I start the day with a Social Work accreditation site team meeting, followed by my weekly meeting with the Chancellor. The Chancellor’s Cabinet meets, as does the Chancellor’s Enrollment Management Team. The CEMAT agenda includes an in-depth discussion on retention.
The University Committee meets and will be attended by both the Chancellor and I. There are also the regular meetings with my direct reports, including meetings with Dean Magda Peck (Zilber School of Public Health) and Dean Tom Lipinski (School of Information Studies).
The Chancellor’s Plenary is held today at 2:30 p.m. (see notice above). I also have meetings with direct reports, plus regular meetings with Secretary of the University Trudy Turner and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Affairs Robin Van Harpen.
The Academic Planning and Budget Committee meets and I will attend. The Faculty Senate meets in the afternoon. I also have a meeting with the representative of College Possible, an organization focused on making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. See http://www.collegepossible.org/.
I have a regular monthly meeting with Dean Rodney Swain (College of Letters and Science) and on Friday afternoon the Data Analytics Steering Committee meets.
Vice Provost for Research Search
- Nominations and applications are sought for the Vice Provost for Research position. Review of applications will begin March 15. See the announcement at: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/newsevents/vp-research/pva.pdf.
From Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACUSL)
- The spring 2015 LACUSL Speaker Series begins on Wednesday, February 4 at 3:30 p.m. (AGS Library, UWM), with Vicky Unruh (Spanish & Portuguese, University of Kansas): “Beyond Immortality: The Cemetery in Contemporary Cuban Film and Fiction.” An abstract of the talk is available at: http://www4.uwm.edu/lacusl/speakerseries/unruh.cfm.
Information on the spring 2015 LACUSL series is at: http://www4.uwm.edu/lacusl/speakerseries/index.cfm.
18th Annual Festival of Films in French, February 6-15
- Bonjour! For UWM’s Year of the Humanities, the French Program is offering seventeen films. See: http://uwm.edu/french-film-festival.
UWM Urban Studies Author Celebration
- Please join us for a book talk, signing, and refreshments featuring urban research at UWM at Boswell Book Company this Friday at 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
- Margo Anderson, Amanda I. Seligman, and Ann M. Graff, editors of Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee (Marquette)
- Jenna Lloyd, author of Health Rights Are Civil Rights (University of Minnesota)
- Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963-1978
- Genevieve G. McBride and Stephen R. Byers, authors of Dear Mrs. Griggs (Marquette)
- Joseph A. Rodriquez, author of Bootstrap New Urbanism (Lexington)
- Arjit Sen and Lisa Silverman, authors of Making Place (Indiana)
- The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) is hosting #BlackLivesMatterUWMKE, a community-university discussion about racial justice in Milwaukee. The forum takes place this Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Curtin Hall 175. For more information, see: http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pages/events/abstracts/15spring/blacklivesmatter.html.
4th Street Forum on the Road
- Living as a Low-Wage Worker: In collaboration with Milwaukee Public TV, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare warmly invites the campus community to examine this issue during a taping of MPTV’s “4th Street Forum on the Road,” this Thursday in UWM’s Alumni Fireside Lounge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; taping begins at noon.
Proposals Requested for UW System Conference on Academic Literacy
- The UW System Conference on Academic Literacy will take place at UW-Marathon County’s Center for Civic Engagement in Wausau, Wisconsin on Thursday, June 4. Conference proposals are due no later than February 1. The submission form is at: https://uwex.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bxBkCTtUoHVNO7z.
-Teach yourself Office 365 and Outlook!
If you can’t make it to an Office 365 or Outlook training class, you can still download the manuals and teach yourself. All of Learning TECHniques’ comprehensive training manuals are available at: http://LearnTechNow.uwm.edu.
- 18 days to the Cricket World Cup . . .
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee