Good morning colleagues:
Here is this week's update from Academic Affairs:
In the morning the Chancellor and I will be taking part in the Lubar School of Business' AACSB reaccreditation site visit, and in the afternoon I will be attending an all-school meeting at the School of Continuing Education.
The Institute of World Affairs invites you all to join Salah Brahimi, President and CEO, GMI Ltd.: "Making Sense of the Modern Middle East." Details: www.iwa.uwm.edu or call
I will be attending a Best Place to Work All Teams meeting and the UWM Inclusive Excellence Center grand opening at the UWM Union Art Gallery (4-6 p.m., all are invited).
The Board of Regents will be meeting in Madison. Agenda items include improving student success within the UW System; the 2012 Annual Financial Report; Project Status Report for major Information technology projects; an update on the 2013-15 Biennial Budget; UW System Economic Development Initiatives; and a presentation by Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education:
“Higher Education at the Crossroads: Multiple Challenges, Leadership and Innovation.” The full agenda will be available later this week at http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/meetings/archive/2013.htm.
A panel discussion, “African American Alumni and Students: Stories of Education and Success,” will be held in the Golda Meir Library’s fourth floor Conference Center 7 p.m. More at http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/afr_am_alumni.cfm
The Institute of World Affairs and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel presents the 2013 Fireside Forum on Foreign Policy: Foreign Policy Challenges in the Second Obama Administration, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Fireside Lounge.
The Board of Regents continues its meeting in Madison.
Open Access event: 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 a day of open access activities this Friday. Events include: A keynote talk, "Digital Scholarship in Scientific Research: Open Questions in Reproducibility and Curation," featuring Dr. Victoria Stodden; a professional panel discussion on open access on campus (John Berges, Biological Sciences; Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Psychology; Peter Sands, English; and Wil Peekhaus, School of Information Studies); and the launch of the new UWM Digital Commons platform.
Festival of Films in French: The 16th annual Festival of Films in French starts this Friday and runs
through February 17, celebrating the wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. Fourteen films over ten days, and all are free and open to the public. Screenings take place in the Union Theater. See http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm/index.cfm for the full schedule.
-Chief Information Officer Candidates
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The deadline to submit your comments is Thursday, February 7, 2013.
-2013 UWM Entrepreneurship Research Award: Proposals are invited for the 2013 UWM Entrepreneurship Research Award. The objective of this award is to promote entrepreneurship as a topic for research and pedagogical advancement in all the schools at UWM. Full-time faculty members in any school at UWM are eligible to apply for this award. This year’s award includes a first prize of $4000 and a second prize of $2000 that will be shared by the faculty in the winning proposals. Proposals (not exceeding 5 double-spaced pages) should be submitted to Dr. Satish Nambisan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 22, 2013. The winning proposals (decided by a team appointed by the Provost’s Office) will be announced on April 18, 2013. For more details, contact Dr. Nambisan.
-Last Friday, CEAS hosted its second annual Shadow Day program. Our CEAS students had a unique
experience to witness the “real world” of work in an engineering or computer science environment. Based on the initial responses, the program was a huge success! CEAS hopes to be able to offer this opportunity to our students each semester.
-To the LGBT Resource Center and the Chancellor's Advisory Committee for LGBT+ Advocacy, for doing an outstanding LGBT+ briefing session to deans and associate deans last week.
-Congratulations to the Ravens and the Women's World Cup Cricket tournament is currently underway
-I passed Ann Dressel and her husband last week on the Oak Leaf Trail - on their way to UWM...it was also a 'Kodak moment' See: http://www.flickr.com//photos/66798555@N03/sets/72157632683796264/show/Take Care,