Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs:
Dean of the Graduate School
The three finalists are:
-Gail Dubrow, Professor of History, Public Affairs and
Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture,
at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
-Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, Professor of Physics,
Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Director of
the Laboratory for High Resolution Transmission Electron
Microscopy, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
-Lesley Rigg, Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of
Research and Graduate Affairs, at Northern Illinois
University, DeKalb, IL.
The candidates’ CVs and complete campus visit schedules
can be found at:
Their campus interview dates and open forum sessions are
Lesley Rigg: September 30-October 1, 2013
Open Forum: Monday, September 30,
1:30-2:30 p.m., Union Wisconsin Room West
Gail Dubrow: October 3-4, 2013
Open Forum: Thursday, October 3,
1:30-2:30 p.m., Union BALLROOM West (Location Updated)
Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska: October 7-8, 2013
Open Forum: Monday, October 7,
1:30-2:30 p.m., Union Ballroom West
-I will be attending a meeting on the School of Continuing
Education and UW-Extension and the Chancellor’s cabinet
-I will welcome a group of African scholars who visit our
campus this week.
-Today, from noon-6 p.m., the Friends of the Golda Meir
Library Fall Used Book Sale is reserved for UWM students,
faculty, and staff (You must have a valid UWM ID). Tuesday,
from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
the sale is open to the public.
-There is a NWQ Redevelopment Pre-Design meeting with the
School of Education.
-I am attending a strategic IT planning meeting.
-In the afternoon, I plan to attend the 2013 Innovations in
Healthcare Delivery reception at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
-Used book sale in the library from 10 a.m-6 p.m.
-There is another NWQ Redevelopment Pre-Design meeting –
this time with the School of Information Studies.
-The space planning committee meets (Robin Van Harpen and
-Used book sale in the library from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
-You are invited to the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities
Lab’s Open House at 3 p.m. The DH Lab, created by the
Libraries in collaboration with the Center for Instructional
and Professional Development and the College of Letters
and Science, is located on the second floor east wing of the
Golda Meir Library. http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/dhlab/.
-The Chancellor’s Plenary Address is at 2:30 p.m. in the
Helene Zelazo Center – Bader Concert Hall, and I hope
to see you there - note the location.
-I am attending a meeting involving UW System and the
Technical College System on the new law on “30-credit
Core.” Rodney Swain and Dev Venugopalan will join me.
-I am welcoming Wisconsin Academic Advising Conference
attendees to campus.
-I am attending an all-school meeting in the College of
Engineering and Applied Science and have a Strategic
Planning and Best Place to Work Steering Committee
-In the afternoon (at 3 p.m.) Woonsup Choi, from Geography,
will present “Restoration of Small Waterways in Seoul” as
part of UWM’s Academic Adventurers series, in the American
Geographical Society Library, located on the third floor east
of the Golda Meir Library building.
From Global Engagement and Inclusion
-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 protected]
by Monday, October 7, 2013.
requirements, please go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/news/announcements/?action0=announcements_detail&item_id=20190
and let me know if there are questions.
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 a specific
question or details you would like to see covered, go to
Early Warning System
-This year, UWM is making a shift away from the previous
Early Warning System in PAWS to MAP-Works, which will
expand the early warning population and offer a more
holistic picture of the student experience with coordinated
intervention. All UWM instructors who are teaching courses
that enroll first-year students, transfer students, students
living in University Housing, Lawton Scholars, Academic
Opportunity Center students, and Life Impact students are
encouraged to complete Early Warnings/Academic Updates
between September 18 and October 11. You can access more
information about MAP-Works and Early Warning at
www.mapworks.uwm.edu and www.earlywarning.uwm.edu,
including a set of instructions. You can login to MAP-Works
at www.uwm.MAP-Works.com. Training sessions are offered
throughout the semester and you can sign-up via the
Employee Development Website or contact MAP-Works
Campus Coordinator, Keri Duce, at [email protected].
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
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/.
Hispanic Heritage Month
-The Roberto Hernadez Center’s Hispanic Heritage Month
Program, which runs from September 15 to October 15, 2013,
is online at http://www4.uwm.edu/rhc/events/.
Unit Name Change
-The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC), formerly the
Student Accessibility Center, is pleased to announce its
new name, which better reflects its expanding role on
campus. ARC’s mission statement is: Promoting Access,
Inclusion and Community.
From the UWM Libraries
-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/.
Presentation on Enrollment Strategies
-A speaker from the Education Advisory Board will be on
campus on October 3 , speaking on "Future Students
Future Strategies." The presentation is from 1-3 p.m. in
is an associate professor in the Department of
Communication Sciences and Disorders and has been
awarded funding for her grant proposal through the
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
Research (NIDRR) Field Initiated Project. Her grant
proposal, “Optimal Augmentative and Alternative
Communication [AAC] Technology for Individuals with
Severe Communication Disabilities: Development of a
Comprehensive Assessment Protocol” was selected for
funding following a highly competitive review process.
-UWM’s student chapter of INFORMS (Institute for Operations
Research and the Management Sciences) is a winner of the
Cum Laude INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award. The
purpose of these awards is to recognize the achievements of
the strongest student chapters. The chapter will be
recognized at a special Student Awards Ceremony in
Minneapolis on Monday, October 7.
Take care and have a good week,