Good morning colleagues:
Here is this week's update from Academic Affairs:
Dean Carol Colbeck and Lee Ann Garrison are hosting an open session for chairs and other academic leaders to answer questions about Academic Planning and the online web tool. The open session will be from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Enderis 597.
I meet with the University Committee and the Academic Staff Committee. I will also be attending the UWM Research Foundation Board of Directors meeting the afternoon.
Also on Tuesday, the Center for 21st Century Studies is hosting an interesting roundtable discussion: "What's The Matter With MOOCs? A Critical Conversation", at 3:30 p.m. in Greene Hall.
I will be attending a Strategic Planning core team members meeting from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Wisconsin Room of the Student Union.
Digital Future Campus Summit, 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of the Student Union
Join campus colleagues for an update on the Digital Future initiative, featuring posters and a panel session of Digital Future grant recipients, updates on the Emerging Educational Initiatives group and the Flex Option redesign process, and a 'What's Next' panel.
Register at www.mydevelopment.uwm.edu/longview.cfm?eventid=48420
A second open session on academic planning for chairs and academic leadership will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Enderis 597 – for those who couldn’t make the first session on Monday.
In the afternoon at 3:00 p.m., we have the UWM Authors Recognition Ceremony in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library, honoring faculty and staff who have published books (and other forms of scholarly activities such as recordings) since September 2011. For more information, email email@example.com, call 229-4345, or visit http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/uwmauthors_call2013.cfm. Thanks to the Library and the Grad School for sponsoring the event!
The Faculty Senate meeting will take place in Curtin 175 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
I will be participating in a UW System provosts video conference meeting. Agenda items include updates from the various universities, and budget.
Later in the day, Mark Mone and I will be meeting with the College of Nursing cabinet and leadership team to discuss strategic planning.
Also on Friday: 2013 Women Leaders Conference hosted by the UWM School of Continuing Education. The event kicks off at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The conference celebrates women who have pioneered their fields and uncovers their proven methods for success. Attendees will learn from accomplished women, discover what inspires them, and harness the energy to empower themselves, with keynotes by Anita Hill and Olympian Bonnie St. John. Space is still available; register at https://www4.uwm.edu/sce/registration/womenleaders.cfm
Center for Urban Initiatives and Research Annual Conference
The Center for Urban Initiatives and Research's annual conference will be held on Wednesday, May 29th at the Italian Community Center. It is titled, "Restorative Practices: Repairing Harm and Building Communities" and features national experts Carl Stauffer from Eastern Mennonite University and Kay Pranis from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, along with local voices including former skinhead, Arno Michaelis, and Sikh Temple of Wisconsin member, Pardeep Kaleka. This conference will focus on the principles, methods, evidence, and application of restorative practices, and how restorative practices can help us all move toward building a better community. Registration in now open, and the conference is expected to be sold out. You may register online at www.tinyurl.com/cuirconference if you'd like to attend.
Internal Funding Opportunity
The Advisory Committee on Educational Technology invites proposals from the campus for one-time funds in 2013-14, supporting projects in line with the intent of the Educational Technology fees and Digital Future planning goals. The deadline for applications is April 8, 2013.
The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is recruiting for an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; see http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/10720
Nominations: Dr. PB Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement
Cheryl Ajirotutu is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Dr. PB Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People. This award recognizes the distinguished and consistent achievements in service of LGBTQ people within UW System. For more information about the award, including eligibility criteria and required nomination materials, please go to
Completed nomination materials are to be submitted electronically to Cheryl Ajirotutu at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2013.
Golda Meir Library Scholarship Award
The Graduate School has posted the application form link on the Grad School website. Michael Liston asks that you please bring this to the attention of the doctoral students. The link:
College of Nursing Survey
A request from the College of Nursing: Please help UWM researchers understand parents' thoughts about family health and wellness by completing a brief online survey on Parental Views of Promoting Family Health through Worksite Wellness. Wanted: employed parents who have children 2-18 years of age, are English speaking and reading, and are willing to share thoughts on health and wellness by completing an online survey. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete, and is completely anonymous. Please click on the following link to go to survey: http://tiny.cc/parentssurvey.
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) held its annual conference in Chicago recently. UWM faculty, students, and alumni were honored at the Awards ceremony: Connie Balides (UWM PhD, English/Modern Studies, 1993) is recipient of the 2013 SCMS Pedagogy Award; Eric Herhuth (PhD candidate in English/Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies) is the recipient of the 2013 Student Writing Award, Tasha Oren (UWM, English/Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies) is co-recipient of the 2013 Best Edited Collection Award, and Patrice Petro (Vice Provost for International Education) will be honored for distinguished service to SCMS (she served two terms as SCMS President, 11 consecutive years on the SCMS Board of Directors as Treasurer, President-Elect, President, and Past President, 2002-2013).
Magda Peck, Zilber School of Public Health, was the keynote speaker at the International Women's Day Celebration on Sunday at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. American Idol finalist Naima Adedapo performed; she is a Peck School of the Arts Dance alumnae.
Creative Writing program graduate Melissa Olson has published Dead Spots, an urban fantasy with a sequel coming out in June. View her 'I am UWM' profile at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLserXUxK5A
A good read: Lubar School of Business graduate student Sampada Ch on 'Amazing Milwaukee'
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Norm Lasca (Geosciences) appeared on NBC Nightly News on Saturday, in a story about the warming of Antarctica.
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