Here is this week’s short update from Academic Affairs.
-Robin Van Harpen (Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative
Affairs), and I are in Washington for a NACUBO (college and university business
officials) joint Provost/CBO meeting on building effective partnerships and
meeting current economic challenges.
-A delegation from South Africa (KwaZulu Natal province) will visit our campus.
-The Center for International Education has their retreat.
-There is also a half-day retreat for Personnel Reps in Academic Affairs units.
The retreat will address key issues in personnel actions including recruitment,
hiring, and compensation adjustments. The retreat is a collaborative effort
between the Department of Human Resources and the Provost's Office.
-UWM Libraries’ Local History Lecture (see full details under Announcements).
-Two academic planning retreats will take place in August. The 22nd and 23rd we
have a Research retreat and on the 26th, a Successful Student retreat.
-The department chairs’ retreat will take place on Tuesday, August 20.
-The UWM Libraries invite you to the Archives’ “Revisiting Our Past” Local
History Lecture this Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. in the AGS Library on the third
floor of the Golda Meir Library. Author and historian Mark Speltz will present
“Bottom’s Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries.” See
-Ying Li, Mechanical Engineering, has received a prestigious National Science
Foundation CAREER Award, under the Catalysis and Biocatalysis Program. The
award will support work related to her research agenda: Integrated CO2 Capture
and Catalytic Conversion to Solar Fuels Using Hybrid Multifunctional Materials.
The award information can be found here:
-From Jean Salzer, Student Accessibility Center, an article that should inform all
of our instructional work:
The Chancellor asked me to share with campus the construction at Innovation
Park...see aerial pictures:
Take care and have a good week,