Here are this week's updates from Academic Affairs:
Students are back
Welcome back to all our students for the Spring semester.
I hope to see you at the Chancellor's Plenary Address on Thursday, January 24, at 2:30 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of the Union. A live webcast of the plenary will be available to those unable to attend the presentation in person. The URL for the plenary is:
CIO candidates on campus this week
UBR Provost Office - Interim position filled
-I am pleased to announce the recipients of the third round of Digital Future small grant funding:
-Digital Drawing Lab, Stephen Pevnick (Art and Design).
-Encyclopedia of Milwaukee Project: Promotional Site for the Digital Encyclopedia Margo Anderson (History), Amanda Seligman (History), and Ching-tzu Chien (Web Services).
-Digital Research in the 21st Century: Teaching Tools and Encouraging Collaboration, Richard Grusin and Mary Mullen (Center for 21st Century Studies).
-Envisioning UWM’s Digital Future Grant Proposal: Peck School of the Arts Slide Collection Digitization, Shelleen Greene (Art and Design).
-Clinical Mentoring Using Virtual Learning Communities: A Pilot Project in Physical Therapy Education, Kathryn Zalewski (Physical Therapy).
-Developing a Digital Humanities Visualization Toolkit, Marc Tasman (Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies), Jeremy Magnan, graduate student (English), Matthew Russell (Learning and Technology Center and Comparative Literature).
-Second Annual Digital Futures Unconference, Tanya Joosten, Dylan Barth, Amy Mangrich and Matt Russell (Learning Technology Center).
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
-Call for Applications. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies seeks UWM graduate students from any discipline with research interests on Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Faculty are asked to encourage them to apply for summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships funded by the U.S. Department of Education [$7,500 each award]. http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/students/scholarship.cfm.
Urban Studies Program
-You are invited to attend an exhibition reception and panel discussion on Urban Homeownership and Neighborhood Vitality during the Foreclosure Crisis. The Urban Studies Program (USP) is hosting this event in the City Hall rotunda on Friday, February 1st from 6-8pm. This reception and panel discussion accompany an exhibition about Milwaukee's Thurston Woods neighborhood made by students from the 2012 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures summer field school. Co-sponsors include: UWM College of Letters and Science, Henry W. Maier Fund, USP, UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, UWM Center for Economic Development, Office of Mayor Tom Barrett, and the Agape Community Center.
-From the Norris Health Center: This year we are welcoming back students for their spring semester during the peak of Wisconsin's influenza season. There have been more cases and more hospitalizations this year due to seasonal influenza in Wisconsin then there has been in the past 5 years excluding H1N1. This means that we can expect to see a significant number of students, faculty and staff with influenza for several more weeks who will need to stay home from class and work while they have a fever and flu-like symptoms. It is important to support students remaining out of the classroom in order to prevent the spread of influenza and to protect other members of our campus community. Norris Health Center is a resource for students with flu like symptoms and is still offering flu shots for students. General tips for our community to prepare for and beat the flu are available on UWM's Health and Safety page at http://www4.uwm.edu/safety/flu2013.pdf.
-In its continued support of Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research, the UW-Milwaukee Open Access Task Force invites the campus community to join them for a day of open access activities on February 8, 2013 from 12:00-3:30pm. The event will feature a keynote talk by Dr. Victoria Stodden (Statistics - Columbia University) on "Digital Scholarship in Scientific Research: Open Questions in Reproducibility and Curation", a panel discussion on open access on campus, and the launch of the new UWM Digital Commons platform. Lunch will provided. Please RSVP at: http://sois.uwm.edu/oad13.
Center for International Education
-A call for applications for travel awards to support overseas field research experiences for undergraduates: The Center for International Education (CIE) and the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) plan to award travel funding to faculty and academic staff to support overseas field research experiences for undergraduates in Spring or Summer 2013. Most awards are expected to be in the $1000-$3000 range, and may be used to fund faculty/academic staff and student travel. The application deadline is Friday, February 1. Full details, including application guidelines, available at: http://bit.ly/UGOverseasResearch.
Global Inclusion and Engagement
-From Global Inclusion and Engagement: We are currently accepting nominations for the UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. One honoree will be selected from UWM for recognition during the Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference on October 19, 2013 at UW-Madison. All women of color faculty, staff, and students, and active community members are eligible for this award. For information about the selection criteria and required nomination materials, please go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/news/announcements/?action0=announcements_detail&item_id=19125. Nomination materials are to be submitted electronically to Cheryl Ajirotutu at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2013.
-Cindy Walker, Educational Psychology, who has been elected to a 3-year term to the National Council on Measurement in Education's Board.
-Tasha Oren, English and Film Studies, whose co-edited collection, Global Television Formats: Understanding Television Across Borders (Routledge, 2012) tied for first place in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ award to the best edited collection for 2013. (More at http://bit.ly/W7UA2g).
-The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research, which was featured in the American Association of Colleges & Universities' Bringing Theory to Practice newsletter in an article written by Center director Laurie Marks. See http://www.aacu.org/bringing_theory/newsletter/pdf/jan13.pdf.
-In honor of MLK Day, here is a fascinating video of his visit to Milwaukee and UWM. Thanks to University Relations - Media Services for sharing this gem!
...and biking was a challenge this morning!
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee