Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs:
PSOA Dean Candidates
We have our last candidate, Dr. Jean Miller, on campus this week and the open forum is today at 1:30 p.m. in the Union Fireside Lounge.
Candidates’ CVs and campus visit schedules are on-line at: http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/psoa-dean/psoa-dean.cfm.
On this page, you will also find links to online feedback forms for each of the candidates. Please submit feedback on the candidates by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26.
New Chief Information Officer
Dr. Josh Riedy has been named Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer (see more details under announcements).
-PSOA Dean Candidate Jean Miller on campus visit.
-I will be attending (with the Chancellor) a reception and recognition event honoring UWM's Distinguished Professors this evening.
-Today is also Earth Day (http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement).
-I will attend a UWM Research Foundation board meeting, meet with the University Committee, and speak at the Phi Kappa Phi initiation (the evening).
9:30–11:00 a.m. the UWM Faculty Mentoring Program and the Office of the
Secretary of the University offer a session on the promotion and tenure
process. It will take place in Union 181. You can register at https://www4.uwm.edu/employeedev/events/calendar/bydate.cfm. Contact Paula Rhyner if you have questions.
-Earth Week Event will take place from 12:00–2:00 p.m. at the Spaights Plaza. You are invited to join in celebrating by helping the UWM Food & Garden Club take the next step toward a green, sustainable campus: a Hoop House. (See more details under announcements).
-The Lubar School of Business will have its planning and budget meeting with Academic Affairs.
-Another session on the faculty tenure and promotion process - also in the Union 181 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.-In the evening, I will be attending an international talk, "South Africa's 19 Years of Freedom & Democracy."
-In the afternoon, from 4:30–6:45 p.m., the UWM Libraries will host the 5th Annual Shakespeare Birthday Celebration. http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/shakespeare_2013.cfm
-From 6:00-8:00 p.m. the IWA Annual George F. Kennan Forum will take place. The topic is: Does Peace Pay? Rethinking Security and Prosperity. http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/iwa/events/event_details.cfm?event_id=4661 (see more details under announcements).
-The Chancellor and I will be at EMS 180 for a brown bag meeting with the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Lubar School of Business (noon).
-Later in the day, I will be attending the Asian Faculty and Staff Scholarship Awards reception.
-Another international event (Conference on Peace) will take place on Thursday and Friday in the Hefter Center. Patrice Petro shared with me that the conference will explore various aspects of peace and will feature scholars from a range of disciplines. www.onpeace.uwm.edu
-At 2:00 p.m. Brooke Drew (a 2012-13 Chancellor's Golda Meir Library Scholar Award recipient and PhD candidate in Anthropology) will present a talk, "Milwaukee County Institution Grounds Burial Identification: Integrating Library Resources with Archaeological Data". It will be in room E281 of the Golda Meir Library. http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/News/scholar_apr13.pdf
-Patricia Aufderheide (University Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and director of the Center for Social Media) will speak on Copyright and Creativity in the Remix Era: Creative Practice as Policy Reform at 2:30 p.m. in Mitchell Hall 191.
-I will attend a dinner at the United Community Center.
UWM Physics Department Special Colloquium
The colloquium, entitled, “First Light with the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory,” will be presented by Stefan Westerhoff, a member of the Wisconsin Ice Cube Particle Astrophysics Center. For information regarding the colloquium, see: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/physics/upload/HAWC_milwaukee-talk_flier_031813.pdf. Coffee/tea/cookies will be served starting at 3:45 p.m. (also in Physics lecture hall 137).
Earth Week Event
Celebrate by helping the UWM Food & Garden Club take the next step toward a green, sustainable campus: a Hoop House. You can join in the fun by hooping as long as you can, or you can sponsor a hooper ($5 per minute, tax deductible). The Hoop house will be built in the Sandburg Hall gardens, and used to turn organic material into compost for the Restaurant Ops and community gardens. Contact Laura Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org, 229-7759) for more information.
UWM Institute of World Affairs
Join the UWM Institute of World Affairs at the Milwaukee County War Memorial for the George F. Kennan Forum, “Does Peace Pay? Rethinking Security and Prosperity.” Speakers for the conference will be Diana Chigas, Co-Director, Reflecting on Peace Practice Project at CDA Collaborative Learning Projects and Professor, Tufts University; Maina Kiai, Executive Director, InformAction Kenya and UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association; and Linton Wells II, Director, Center of Technology & National Security Policy, National Defense University and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. For more information visit: http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/iwa/events/event_details.cfm?event_id=4661.
Dr. Josh Riedy has been named Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee starting on August 1 of this year. He is currently the Chief Information Officer at the University of North Dakota. Josh will report to the Vice Chancellor for the Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs and will serve on the Chancellor’s cabinet.
Dean of Students Finalists Open Forum Invitation
Information about the candidates and their itineraries can be found at: https://www.aux.uwm.edu/studentaffairs/pages/dean-of-students-finalists.php.
Faculty and Staff Internationalization Survey
All UWM Faculty, Staff, and Administrators are invited to participate in a survey that will assist in identifying ways to improve the campus climate for international students. Please take some time (approximately 10 minutes) to complete the survey at the below link, which will inform an external consultant's review and recommendations:
Biomedical and Health Informatics
The Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Institute (BHIRI), in cooperation with CEAS, College of Health Sciences, College of Nursing, Lubar School of Business, School of Information Studies, Zilber School of Public Health, and the Graduate School, will be hosting its 1st "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 at the Golda Meir Library 4th Floor Conference Center from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Register using the link provided and we look forward to seeing you there.
The UWM Libraries have 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.
Panther Academic Support Services
Panther Academic Support Services (PASS) is hosting the 7th Annual Wisconsin Learning Assistance Network Conference this Friday, April 26 at the Library 4th Floor Conference Center. College Learning Center directors and professionals from across the state will share best practices in academic support in two general sessions and 12 breakout sessions. PASS will host a tour and feature its online tutoring service. Other UWM presentations include UWM's Writing Center, PASS's Math and Science academic support, and assessment tools. Contact the PASS Office in Bolton 180 or at 229-3726 for more information.
-To the recipients of the 2013 UWM Entrepreneurship Research Award. First place ($4000): R. Singh and E. Levitas, Lubar School of Business (“Examining the Inventiveness of Female Research Scientists”); Second place ($2000): K. Beckman, A. Decker, and Q. Madson, Peck School (“Design Entrepreneurship Curriculum at Peck School”).
-The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee team (Margo Anderson, Amanda Seligman, and Marquette colleagues), which received a National Endowment for the Humanities award of $250,000 to advance the development of the highly innovative Encyclopedia project. Well done to the team! According to Amanda they plan the launch in 2017 and this will ultimately be a $2 million project.
...the headline in an oversees newspaper that I read this week: ‘America had a sad week’…and I thought it was so true.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee