Good morning colleagues:
Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs:
I want to thank all of you who provided me with feedback on
the four dean candidates for the PSOA Dean's position. I hope
to start negotiations soon so that we can have a permanent
dean in place by the start of the fall semester.
-Dean of Students Finalist Interviews have concluded. Please
email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for
feedback is today, Monday, April 29.
-At 11:00 a.m. I will attend a space planning meeting on the
South West Quad (as a possible STEM focused area).
-The Faculty of Color will have their reception at 3 p.m. in
the Library 4th Floor Conference Center.
-L&S has their annual budget and planning with my Office in the morning.
-The yearly Length of Service Awards are at 3 p.m. in the Student Union.
-I will also attend two retreat planning meetings on Wednesday – one on the Academic Program Array follow-up retreat (scheduled for May 23) and the other on the Space Planning Retreat (scheduled for May 29).
-The Privacy Week lecture by Dr. Kelly Gates will take place in the Library 4th Floor Conference Center from 2-4 p.m. (see details under announcements).
-In the afternoon I will attend the “Dark Side of the Digital”
conference organized by the Center for 21st Century Studies.
-I have a meeting with MCW to discuss joint projects/initiatives between the two institutions.
-The Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Institute (BHIRI) will be hosting its first “Informatics Day” (see under announcements).
-A delegation from Harbin Engineering University (China) will be visiting this week. I meet them for lunch.
-At 4 p.m. we have First Friday at the Zilber School of Public
Health (jointly hosted by the Zilber School of Public Health
and the School of Freshwater Sciences). It will include
a Friday Fish Fry . . . be sure you are there!
-Michael Zimmer asked me to invite you to join the Center
for Information Policy Research (CIPR), the Social Studies of
Information Research Group (SSIRG), and the UWM Libraries
for a special lecture by Dr. Kelly Gates (Communication, UC-
San Diego) in celebration of Choose Privacy Week, an annual
initiative of the American Library Association that invites the
public into a national conversation about privacy rights in a
digital age. Dr. Gates’s lecture, “The Computational Work of
Policing: Surveillance Video & the Forensic Sensibility” is
Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. in the UWM Libraries 4th Floor
Conference Center. Please RSVP at http://sois.uwm.edu/ZZX
-The Center for 21st Century Studies’ annual conference, which runs from May 2-4 primarily in Curtin 175, is on the theme, “The Dark Side of the Digital.” The conference features eight plenary speakers, another 30+ speakers in thirteen breakout sessions, various art and video installations, an Autonets workshop and performance, plus an opening night reception at Best Place at the Historic
Pabst Brewery. Details can be found at www.c21.uwm.edu.
-FOOD, FOOD, FOOD . . . at UWM
As part of the dining services master plan study, we are inviting members of the campus community to participate in an on-line survey. Your input will help UWM enhance the dining options available to the campus community. As an incentive, you will be offered the opportunity to enter in a prize drawing for a $150 VISA Gift Card at the end of the survey.
-The Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Institute
(BHIRI) will be hosting its first “Informatics Day” for UWM
faculty, students, and community research partners. The
program features a keynote address by Dr. Wendy Chapman,
Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego
in the Division of Biomedical Informatics; research and
profession focused industry panels; and a poster session for
graduate students. Please join us on May 3 in the Library 4th
Floor Conference Center from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Register
using the link provided. We look forward to seeing you there.
-Ginny Stoffel, who was installed as President of the
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) at an
elegant ceremony during the AOTA's 93rd Annual Conference
and Expo in San Diego, CA, from April 25-28, 2013.
-Peter Paik, who received a Fulbright Fellowship to Kyung Hee
University in Suwon, South Korea.
-US News & World report recently named Shorewood High School as the top high school in Wisconsin, and among the top 500 high schools in the nation. Matt Joynt, who holds a master's degree in Administrative Leadership from the School of Education, has been principal at Shorewood since 2008.
Joynt's father, Thomas Joynt, is a clinical associate professor in the school's Administrative Leadership department.
-UW-Milwaukee has made the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges for the 5th year in a row! Thanks to Kate Nelson, UWM’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
-To the winners at the Undergraduate Research day:
First Place Poster:
Gabrielle DuCharme, L&S senior
“Wikiproject Public Art Milwaukee”
Mentored by Marc Tasman of Journalism & Media Studies
Second Place Poster:
Danielle DeMorrow and Mark Nebel, L&S seniors
“Regulation of Brain Morphogenesis by Differential Gene Expression in the Midbrain-Hindbrain Boundary”
Mentored by Jennifer Gutzman of Biological Sciences
Third Place Poster:
Moua Vang and Wa Vang, seniors in the College of Nursing
“Water Quality Database Development and Forecast Modeling at Bradford Beach”
Mentored by Todd Miller of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
Best Oral Presentation
Angela Jones, L&S senior
“Normative and Structural Causes of the Black and White Wealth Divide”
Mentored by Enrique Figueroa, director of the Roberto Hernández Center
-Congratulations also to Dave Petering and Craig Berg, who organized a very successful Student Research conference last week that focused on the impact of environmental toxicants on the biology of living organisms. The conference is part of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to the Children's Environmental Health Sciences Core Center.
-Our UW-Milwaukee/Johnson Controls team won the gold award in the category of Collaborative Innovation/Service Delivery at the Edison Awards last night. Great win and a celebration opportunity for our whole team. The Energy Advancement Center Research Lab & Showcase provides an R&D environment in which scientists, students, and faculty have dedicated space to conduct research, enhance the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's advanced energy curriculum, and accelerate Johnson Controls' exploration and development of innovative, next generation chemistry and technologies for energy storage.
Take care and have a good week,