Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs:
PSOA Dean Candidates this Week
Candidates’ CVs, campus visit schedules, and feedback forms are on-line at: http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/psoa-dean/psoa-dean.cfm.
Heather Landes: April 15-16, 2013
Open Forum: Monday, April 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Union Fireside Lounge
Benjamin Withers: April 18-19, 2013
Open Forum: Thursday, April 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Union Theatre (NOTE a change in location from the original schedule)
-PSOA Dean Candidate Heather Landes on campus visit.
-Maude Barlow, who is an international water advocate, will give a talk on Water and Climate Change today at 5:00 p.m. in the Library 4th floor Conference Center. Thanks to Jenny Kehls from UWM’s Center for Water Policy for organizing this event. See http://www4.uwm.edu/freshwater/email/author/.
-Mark Eckman would like to remind faculty that study abroad program proposals for the 2014 spring and UWinteriM terms are due today. Mark’s email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information, including the proposal forms, can be found at: http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/staff/1031.
-I will be attending the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership luncheon.
-The Chancellor and I will be at the School of Freshwater Sciences for a brown bag meeting (noon).
-In the afternoon Mark Mone and I will be meeting with the leadership team of the College of Health Sciences - the discussion focuses mainly on academic and strategic planning.
-Dr. Benjamin Withers (PSOA Dean Candidate) on campus visit.
-In the afternoon I will be attending the Faculty Senate meeting.
-From 12:00-2:00 p.m., I will meet with all the department chairs and directors to provide an update on academic planning and, in particular, on the outcomes of the April 1 & 2 academic planning retreat. The meeting will take place in the Chapman Hall Regents Room.
-I will be attending the Fifth Annual UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium. This is the signature campus event celebrating the research activities of our undergraduate students. I encourage everyone to drop by the Symposium to visit the Poster Session in the Wisconsin Room, running from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Oral Presentations in the rooms across the hall, which run until 2:30 p.m., and the brief theatrical trailer for the upcoming production of “Meet Me at the Avant Garde,” which will be presented in the Union Theater at 3:00 p.m. A brief awards ceremony will be presented at 2:40 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room. Faculty and academic staff please consider volunteering to be judges. To register to be a judge, fill out the registration form on mydev ( https://www4.uwm.edu/employeedev/longview.cfm?eventid=48676 ) or contact Scott Payne at the OUR directly (email@example.com; x5344).
-At 1:30 p.m., Associate Professor Evelyn Alsultany (University of Michigan) will present a public lecture on “Arabs and Muslims in the Media after 9/11: Patriotic Arab Americans, Oppressed Muslim Women and Sympathetic Feelings.” It will be held in Greene Hall and form part of the UWM Women’s Studies Program Feminist Lecture Series.
-Today is also the deadline for applications for the Online Program Seed Funding. See: http://www4.uwm.edu/acad_aff/planningbudget/seedfunding.cfm.
Dean of Students Finalists Open Forum Invitation
Three finalists have been selected for the Dean of Students position at UWM. Information about the candidates and their itineraries can be found at: https://www.aux.uwm.edu/studentaffairs/pages/dean-of-students-finalists.php. Everyone is invited to the open forums, which will take place in the Union’s Alumni Fireside Lounge from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on April 18, 23, & 25.
The Libraries invite you to the 2013 Arthur Holzheimer “Maps and America” Lecture in the AGS Library this Thursday, April 18: “Andrew Ellicott: Early America’s Preeminent Surveyor,” presented by Chas Langelan, Washington DC Land Surveyor (retired), and Officer of the Surveyors Historical Society. http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/holzheimer13.cfm
Bring your friends and family to the Peck School’s biggest FREE event of the year, Kenilworth Open Studios, on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. New this year: Visit the MKE Unplugged Stage and vendor marketplace on the 6th floor - the first 350 visitors will receive an awesome free gift bag. Full event schedule at http://arts.uwm.edu/kos or watch a video that our puppets made (with some help from our awesome Film students): http://vimeo.com/63883886.
2013 UWM Community Engagement and Leadership Awards
Submit a nomination for the 2013 UWM Community Engagement and Leadership Awards, to be held May 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Zelazo Center. The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research is seeking nominations for outstanding work by students, faculty, and instructors. To take a look at this year’s nomination categories and gain access to the nomination form, please follow this link: http://www4.uwm.edu/community/nomination.cfm . Please note that nominations are due today (April 15).
Sessions on Faculty Promotion and Tenure Process
Two sessions, sponsored by the UWM Faculty Mentoring Program and the Office of the Secretary of the University, are being offered to those wishing to learn about the faculty tenure and promotion process. The sessions are Tuesday, April 23, 9:30-11:00 a.m. and Wednesday, April 24, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Both will be in Union 181. If you have questions about the sessions, please contact Paula Rhyner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register by selecting the event from the calendar posted at:
Special Physics Colloquium
On Monday, April 22 the UWM Physics Department will host a special colloquium in conjunction with the UW-Madison Department of Physics. The colloquium, entitled, “First Light with the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory,” will start at 4:00 p.m. in the UWM Physics lecture hall 137. The colloquium will be presented by Stefan Westerhoff, a member of the Wisconsin Ice Cube Particle Astrophysics Center. For information regarding the colloquium, feel free to email Kate Valerius at email@example.com. Coffee/tea/cookies will be served starting at 3:45 p.m. (also in Physics lecture hall 137).
Events from the Center for International Education
Join UWM’s Academy of Korean Studies on April 23, at the UWM Library Conference Center for a conference on “South Korea’s Rise in the Era of Globalization: Power, Economic Development and Foreign Relations.” If you have any questions about the conference, contact Youngmi Choi at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/?cat=currentstudents&pagenum=2131.
IWA Annual George F Kennan Forum: Does Peace Pay? Rethinking Security and Prosperity
Join the UWM Institute of World Affairs on April 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee County War Memorial for the George F. Kennan Forum, “Does Peace Pay? Rethinking Security and Prosperity.”
Join the Center for International Education on April 25-26, at the Hefter Conference Center for A Conference on Peace. The conference will explore various aspects of peace and will feature scholars from a range of disciplines to engage in dialogue about prospects for peace in a challenging global context. For more information, please visit the website, www.onpeace.uwm.edu, or contact Eric Herhuth at email@example.com.
The UWM Libraries has been selected for the Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA) program of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The UWM team members are: Linda Kopecky, Dr. Anthony (Tony) Ciccone and Dr. Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska. UWM team will examine the impact of library services on graduate student success. Program details are available at: http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/7036.
Marissa Jablonski, a Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by Chapter AW of Milwaukee. John Reisel is her advisor. Well done Marissa!
Gabriela Nagy, a doctoral student in the Psychology department, is the first recipient of the Dr. Garrett-Rosas Award. She is a McNair Scholar from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and her research investigates how psychological treatments can be culturally sensitive, relevant, and effective for Latinos. The Graduate School's new Dr. Tomás Garrett-Rosas AOP Fellowship Award recognizes a student whose research interests demonstrate a focus on social justice and potential for community outreach, objectives that were important to Dr. Garrett-Rosas. Well done Gabriela!
Leah Leone, Translation & Interpreting Studies, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Literary Translators Association (http://www.utdallas.edu/alta/) and will serve as their newsletter editor.
UWM was awarded an Institutional PLA Pilot Grant from UW System to expand prior learning assessment opportunities for military veterans and service members. This 2-year grant is intended to develop a process to expand the utilization of PLA and increase retention among veterans and service members.
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