Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs:
-I will be downtown with meetings at the Zilber School of Public Health, as well as at the School of Continuing Education.
-There is also a UWM Student Campus Job Fair (see Announcements).
-In the evening I will attend a UWM Alumni Association event.
-There are two space planning meetings on Wednesday – one focusing on the NWQ redevelopment (Health Sciences). The other is the regular space planning committee meeting chaired by Robin Van Harpen and me.
-We also have a budget meeting – specifically to plan for the biennial budget implementation.
-There is a speaker from the Fall LACUSL Speaker Series (see Announcements).
-The Academic Planning and Budget Committee meets Thursday morning.
-In the afternoon there will be another NWQ redevelopment meeting involving the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.
-The Academic Leadership Council meets. Agenda items include a discussion on internationalization, and a presentation from Tom Luljak on University Relations and Communications service oriented web site.
-In the evening I will attend a Water Accelerator event downtown.
-There is also the Digital Humanities event “Planning the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee.” At 4 p.m. Amanda Seligman (Associate Professor in the Department of History) will present “Planning the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee” (see Announcements).
-I’m attending a UW System Provosts' meeting in Madison. I have not seen the final agenda, but I assume we will reflect on last week’s BOR meeting and discuss the budget.
-The Center for 21st Century Studies’ Fall Kickoff is on Friday (see Announcements).
-Friday is also the deadline for the Wisconsin Libraries Research Fellows – allowing access to UW-Madison’s Library. The application form is available at: http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/forms/wrn.cfm.
Center for 21st Century Studies’ Fall Kickoff
-On Friday, September 13, the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) kicks off the new academic year with three events: a welcome meeting for graduate students (11 a.m., Curtin 939), informal presentations by three of last year’s fellows (2 p.m., Curtin 118), and an open house for the wider UWM community (3:30 p.m., Curtin 939). Additional information can be found at www.c21.uwm.edu.
Digital Humanities Lab Launched
-Ewa shared with me that the UWM Libraries are pleased to announce, in collaboration with the Center for Instructional and Professional Development and the College of Letters and Science, the creation of the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab (DHL). It is an interdisciplinary, collaborative space aimed at bringing together faculty, academic staff, and advanced graduate students from across campus to explore the digital humanities, investigate ideas for new projects, and contribute to ongoing projects. This is a great initiative and it will be initially located on the 2nd floor east wing of the library. DHL will be presenting its first event in the space this Thursday, September 12 at 4 p.m: “Planning the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee,” presented by Amanda Seligman, Associate Professor, UWM Department of History. More info on the lab is at http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/dhlab/.
UWM Student Campus Job Fair
-The Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 10, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. This is an excellent opportunity for all students who are seeking campus jobs, work study jobs, volunteer opportunities/internship opportunities to meet with representatives from various UWM campus departments. This is an event where students can complete job application forms for the fall semester or upcoming semesters. Please share with your students!
Banned Book Week
-From Michael Zimmer (SOIS): To kick off 2013 Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and Center for Information Policy Research is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a special lecture by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom: “Canaries in the Coal Mine: How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, and Democratic Values.” The talk is Sunday, September 22 at 6 p.m. at the Milwaukee Public Library Centennial Hall. Details and RSVP at: http://sois.uwm.edu/banned2013.
Winston Van Horne Memorial Service
-The Department of Africology will host a memorial service for Professor Winston Van Horne on October 9 at 3 p.m. in the Zelazo Center. Winston passed away this summer, and the entire campus is invited to celebrate his legacy.
Fall LACUSL Speaker Series
-The Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Program begins its Fall 2013 LACUSL Speaker Series with “The World’s First Atmospheric Science Study Abroad Course: Mexico - Air Pollution and Ancient Cultures,” presented by Jonathan D. W. Kahl, Atmospheric Science, on Wednesday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Lapham 260.
Responsible Conduct of Research Training
-The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) require that all undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers who receive financial support for research through NSF or NIH receive training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR). The Fall 2013 Responsible Conduct of Research series will be held on Fridays, from September 6 to December 6, from 11 a.m.-noon, in END 103. The need to meet regulatory requirements aside, the seminar presents us with an opportunity to induct all of our researchers into a campus-wide culture of ethical research. Therefore, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.
To register, see: http://mydevelopment.uwm.edu/longview.cfm?eventid=49365 (limit 120 attendees). For more information: http://rcr.uwm.edu.
-To the 2013 UWM Alumni Award winners! See http://www5.uwm.edu/news/?p=8380.
-Kathy Berry, Education, was named the Jackson State University Alumnus of the Year. Congratulations, Kathy!
-Professor Carolyn Eichner (Women's Studies and History) made an appearance on the BBC Radio 4 program, “Great Lives: Louise Michel” while in England last week. Here's the link to the program: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039ctgh.
-See the link below for an article in the New York Times on Eugenie Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education. According to the article, she was born in La Crosse and attended UWM before earning a doctorate at Missouri in 1974. The Times article calls Scott a “standard bearer” in the fight against the teaching of creationism in schools.
Two Biking Tips
Never ride against the traffic and don't pass on the right.
Take care and enjoy the week,
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee