Good morning colleagues,
Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs:
-Dean of the Graduate School candidate Lesley Rigg’s open session will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Union Wisconsin Room West. See http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/grad-dean/index.cfm.
-I will be attending the Chancellor’s cabinet meeting.
-There will be an NWQ space pre-design meeting on teaching and learning spaces.
-There is also a Cloud Services Advisory Board meeting that I will attend.
12:30 p.m. there is a brown bag talk by Dr. Mark Schuller in Cunningham
195 on Haiti and at 4 p.m. there is the screening of “Fatal Assistance”
at the Oriental Theater followed by a talk by Dr. Schuller at the Hotel
Foster (See under Announcements).
-The University Committee meets (I am on the agenda) and I have a Best Place to Work All Teams meeting.
-Center for Jewish Studies Director Joel Berkowitz will deliver the inaugural lecture in the Center’s 2013-14 series, “Art & Conflict: Ashkenaz and Beyond.” The lecture, “Mendel Beilis Epidemic: A Blood-Libel Trial on the Yiddish Stage,” will take place on Wednesday, October 2 at the Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road. See
-Dean of the Graduate School candidate Gail Dubrow’s open session will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Union Ballroom West (note the change in location from the original schedule). See http://www4.uwm.edu/secu/news_events/grad-dean/index.cfm.
-The UWM Libraries have their All Staff meeting (I will attend part of the meeting).
-Education Advisory Board presentation on “Future Students Future Strategies.” The presentation is from 1-3 p.m. in Curtin 175. You are all welcome!
-Black Hole Bash in the UWM Planetarium from 5-9 p.m. (see Announcements below).
-Ihab Hassan, UWM Emeritus faculty member, will present a talk entitled “Extraterritorial: Exile, Diaspora, and the Ground Under Your Feet” 2-3:30 p.m. in Curtin 368 (see Announcements below).
-I am speaking at the Museum Studies 50th Anniversary event.
-First Friday: In partnership with the School of Education, the School of Continuing Education is hosting an Octoberfest-themed First Friday on October 4. Appetizers will have a German theme and traditional Octoberfest music will be enjoyed. Fresh, hand-picked apples from Wisconsin will be placed on all the tables for a healthy, sweet fall treat that folks can take away. It will be held in the Golda Meir Library 4th Floor Conference Center from 4-6 p.m. See http://www4.uwm.edu/news/html/mailing/FF/Oct13/.
-Black Hole Bash in the UWM Planetarium from 5-9 p.m. (see Announcements below).
Final Dean of the Graduate School Open Session
-Dean of the Graduate School candidate Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska’s open session will be held on October 7 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Union Ballroom West. See
From Global Inclusion and Engagement
-We are currently accepting nominations for the UW System Board of Regents Diversity Awards in three categories: Individual, Team, and Institution/Unit. Winners in each of the categories will receive up to $5,000 for professional development or programmatic activities. Please consider nominating your programs or colleagues for these awards. Nomination materials are to be submitted electronically (as one PDF file) to Cheryl Ajirotutu at email@example.com by Monday, October 7, 2013.
For more information on these awards and submission requirements, please go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/news/announcements/?action0=announcements_detail&item_id=20190 and let me know if there are questions.
From the Urban Studies Program (USP): “Fatal Assistance” Film & Brownbag
-This year, USP is a community partner with the Milwaukee Film Festival. We are partners of the documentary film “Fatal Assistance,” along with our colleagues in the Department of Africology. The film follows recovery efforts after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed 250,000 people and left 1.2 million homeless. Although billions of dollars were promised to help with rebuilding, those efforts have failed. Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck tries to find out what went so wrong. Join us for the brown bag with Mark Schuller, an assistant professor of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University, whose own research focuses on Haiti and the earthquake recovery efforts. Dr. Schuller will also help lead the talk-back after film.
On September 30, at 12:30 p.m., join a brownbag discussion with Mark Schuller in Cunningham 195. At 4:00 p.m., join us for the screening of “Fatal Assistance” at the Oriental Theater. Tickets at the door are $10; after the film, there will be a talk-back session at Hotel Foster (2028 North Ave, Milwaukee).
Training on New Travel System
-Upcoming program – “Overview - New UW System Travel Policies and Procedures.”
This session will review new UW System travel policies and procedures.
Who should attend? Any employee who travels or books travel for others, as well as business office staff who review and process Travel Expense Reports. The Overview will be offered four times spread over two days, October 17-18, 2013. To register for one of the four overviews and/or to submit specific questions or details you would like to see covered, go to http://mydevelopment.uwm.edu/travel.
Black Hole Bash
-On October 3-4 from 5-9 p.m., come to the UWM Planetarium in the Physics Building to listen to discussions with black hole experts, experience a hands-on traveling exhibit, take in a special planetarium show, and have a brat. Learn more at http://www4.uwm.edu/planetarium/shows/specialevents/black-hole-bash.cfm.
Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender, and Cultural Politics Lecture Series
-Ihab Hassan, UWM Emeritus faculty member, will present a talk entitled, “Extraterritorial: Exile, Diaspora and the Ground Under Your Feet” on Thursday, October 3, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Curtin 368. This cross-departmental lecture series (co-sponsored by English and Comparative Literature) is part of the “Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender, and Cultural Politics” lecture series, which aims to present important, contemporary scholarship at the intersection of Arab and American studies. It is intended to situate Arab and American literature and culture within a global context, as well as engage with significant and contextual questions about gender, representation, and politics. The series is supported and co-organized by the Vilas Trust, English Department/Creative Writing, Women’s Studies, the Cultures and Communities Program, the Center for 21st Century Studies, Department of History/Comparative Ethnic Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Department of Geography, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Screening of Iranian Documentary
-Anita Alkhas, French, co-produced and translated the subtitles for “Thicker Than Paint (Habibeh),” an Iranian documentary short film directed by Maryam Sepehri and being shown at the Milwaukee Film Festival on Sunday, October 6, Monday, October 7, and Wednesday, October 9. More information is available at http://mkefilm.org/.
-PantherFILE account quotas for faculty, staff, and students have been increased to 5GB. File storage quotas that are currently above the 5 GB quota will not be changed. For additional information, visit the campus news announcement at http://www4.uwm.edu/news/announcements/?action0=announcements_detail&item_id=21972.
-There is a UWM Cloud Software survey currently underway to assess the use of, and desire for, cloud-based software. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to take the online survey at:
Hispanic Heritage Month
-The Roberto Hernandez Center’s Hispanic Heritage Month Program, which runs from September 15 to October 15, 2013, is online at http://www4.uwm.edu/rhc/events/.
From the UWM Libraries
-The Friends of the Golda Meir Library are co-sponsoring a free author presentation and book signing with Kevin Phillips (“1775: A Good Year for Revolution”) in the American Geographical Society Library this Wednesday, October 2 at 7 p.m.
-Photos from the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab Open House last Wednesday are available at:
-UWM Libraries are pleased to announce the creation of Data Services, which will support the management of research data on the UWM campus. Data Services will assist with the creation of data management plans and offer consultations and workshops on data management. For more information, please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/dataservices/.
Strategic Planning Website Enhancement
-There is now a Stakeholder Engagement link on the UWM Strategic Planning website where you can offer suggestions, perspectives, and feedback for our planning: http://www4.uwm.edu/strategicplan/. The thematic teams (e.g., research, space, international, etc.) will receive your feedback directly, and feedback will be integrated as the strategic plan is developed throughout the current academic year.
-The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs voted on September 20, 2013 to award initial accreditation to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program (pediatric cardiac concentration). The Commission applauded the program's "commitment to continuous quality improvement in education." Congratulations!
-Enrique E. Figueroa, Director of the Roberto Hernandez Center and Assistant to the Provost for Latino Affairs, was interviewed on Telemundo’s “Buscando Soluciones” on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in conjunction with the Center’s Hispanic Heritage Month [HHM] programming. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHQv6Pr0JWk.
-A very insightful article and worth a read:
-Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a world record of 2 hours 3 minutes 23 seconds at the Berlin Marathon, 15 seconds faster than the previous record.
Take care and have a good week,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee