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FACULTY/STAFF NEWSLETTER Volume 33, Number 8, November 2012

‘King Lear’ production sparked by partnership


by Beth Stafford




SARUP selects 2013 Urban Edge winner

Alan Magayne-Roshak

TCARE Navigator is new UWM startup



Your mom called: Will you Facebook or call back?


“Bringing it Home” salutes veterans Nov. 12-16 Walk Wisconsin Challenge

Meet the 2012 Fall Award winners Another eclectic exhibition via Nohl Fellowships Panther Prowl pics, prizes

Wearing rehearsal costumes and sporting imaginary hats, theatre students rehearse “Lear” in Mitchell Hall. (Mark Puchinsky and John Glowacki are fourth and fifth from the left.)

T he Department of Theatre in the Peck School

of the Arts presents William Shakespeare’s ”The Tragedy of King Lear,” Nov. 14-18, as the next step in a groundbreaking partnership with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. This unique production also is part of UWM’s Year of the Arts celebration. Associate Professor Rebecca Holderness directed “King Lear” for Shakespeare & Company’s mainstage 2012 summer season. Shakespeare & Company founding member Dennis Krausnick played Lear, while Associate Professor Bill Watson portrayed Cornwall. Several Theatre Department students understudied roles in the production, working alongside Shakespeare & Company’s professional actors. That production is now being remounted at the UWM Mainstage Theatre. Krausnick is reprising the role of Lear, with the students playing the roles they understudied this summer. Watson plays the role of Gloucester, while lecturer and well-known actor Jim Tasse portrays Kent. STUDENTS REAP BENEFITS OF PARTNERSHIP Theatre student John Glowacki plays Edmund in UWM’s “King Lear.” After participating in an intensive Shakespeare & Company workshop held at UWM in spring 2011, he was invited to attend the company’s five-week Summer Training Institute in Lenox that summer. “At this point in my life I’m still trying to figure out all sorts of things,” says Glowacki. But during his time with Shakespeare & Company, Glowacki

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discovered “who we are as people deeply affects our acting. As teachers, the members of the company used Shakespeare to help you work through the things you were encountering in your own life — almost like a working therapy session.” Glowacki says he learned to tap into his emotions for his acting. “We all have defense mechanisms that keep our emotions in check. By releasing those feelings and using them in my acting, I’m adding to my emotive tool belt.” Glowacki watched company artists contribute to Shakespeare & Company in multiple ways, building a sense of community and mutual support. “Then,” Glowacki says, “they would blow my mind with their evening performances. It all reinforced the drive that acting requires. Dennis Krausnick [King Lear] was one of my main teachers. He talks about ‘passion’ as the number one thing that an actor needs and how it drives the whole process.” Mark Puchinsky, also a senior in the BFA theatre program, attended the same 2011 training program in Lenox and portrays Edgar in UWM’s “King Lear.” Puchinsky says he learned to “say yes” while in the training program. “Before, I would question what I was doing and I would hit a wall. I’ve learned to step out of my comfort zone, even if I think it might take me somewhere I don’t want to go. I’ve realized that I usually end up in a good place, as long as I stay open.” Puchinsky says he has learned to listen to others – both in and out of a scene. “It’s important to truly engage with the feedback you receive.” Continued on page 3 . . .

Save the date!



by Michael R. Lovell, Chancellor

Team Paws: An unbelievable experience T hroughout my personal and professional career,

I’ve had the privilege to be a member of several very successful teams. But nothing quite compares to Team Paws. If you haven’t heard, Team Paws was the name of the UWM squad of faculty, staff and students who responded to a friendly challenge issued by Concordia University President Patrick Ferry for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon held Oct. 6. When all team participants’ times were totaled, Team Paws (UWM Panthers) edged out Team Claws (CU Falcons), 4 hours, 12 minutes and 6 seconds to 4 hours, 26 minutes and 6 seconds. I can very honestly say that even had the times not come out in our favor, Team Paws members would still be winners. There are so many stories to tell from the months of preparation that led to the 26.2-mile race. About half of Team Paws’ 95 members were firsttime marathoners. Just the number of team members is very significant, considering that in 2011 there were just eight Lakefront Marathon participants from UWM. Many of the first-time marathoners said that the training was a life-changing experience. We had a student who admitted that he had not

been applying himself to life at UWM and had been drifting through his years here. He said the training, which occupied many hours each week, gave him a new purpose and focus. He is now highly motivated in his classes and doing really well academically. We had a faculty member tell me that she had never before run distances. Over a four-month stretch, she was so proud to run 2 miles, then 6, then 10, then 15 and then ultimately finish the marathon. She said she now values health and fitness, and could never imagine not having running in her life. The role that the College of Health Sciences had in helping all of the runners in every aspect of the training was incredible. They provided performance testing, injury prevention, psychological testing, and nutrition and training plans. It was amazing how the campus, and particularly Nora Miller, an associate researcher in the CHS Physical Activity & Health Research Lab, rallied around Team Paws to help us get over the finish line. We had our own weekly communication, Team Paws News, put together by Helaine Hickson, director of strategic communications for the School of Education. Helaine, who earlier this year ran in her first Boston Marathon and has qualified to return in 2013, provided advice and insights that were inspirational. Finally, having 95 runners gather for the team picture before the race was humbling. Having so many people from campus gather together and work so hard for a common goal was unbelievable. I continue to be so proud to be a member of Team Paws.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11 3-5 P.M. UNION WISCONSIN ROOM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell invites the campus community to celebrate the season at the university’s annual holiday gathering. Watch your email for details.

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Vol. 33, No. 8

UWM Report is published nine times a year for the faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by the staff of University Communications and Media Relations. Editor: Nancy A. Mack Associate Editor: Angela McManaman Assistant Editor: Laura L. Hunt Designer: Mario Lopez Photos: UWM Photographic Services University Communications and Media Relations Mitchell B-95, 414-229-4271 Back issues of UWM Report are available on the Web at: (Top photo) Team Paws 2012 was 95 runners strong. (Bottom left) Arun Sarkar completed his first marathon as part of Team Paws. (Middle) Team Paws Coordinator Helaine Hickson kept things running smoothly throughout Paws’ nine months and hundreds of miles of training. (Right) Janice Miller, associate dean in the Lubar School, takes a smile break along the marathon route.

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King Lear

SECC campaign runs through Nov. 23

Many ways to ‘Forward Our Panther Pride’

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by John Bartel

T his year’s UWM State & University

Employees’ Combined Giving Campaign (SECC) is up and running, and ready for your participation! The SECC campaign runs through Nov. 23. This year’s campaign, “Forwarding Our Panther Pride,” runs through Nov. 23, and it allows all UWM faculty, staff and retired employees to support one or more of a wide variety of charities toward which you can direct your generosity. As UWM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell noted: “We are ready to challenge ourselves again, and to provide the same, if not higher, amount to our Greater Milwaukee-area community nonprofits, many of whom engage in important research and volunteer efforts with our university. Through the generosity of our employees and retired employees, and special campus events and general donations, we were able to top our goal in last year’s campaign.” You have the option of designating individual charities or umbrella organizations to benefit from your giving if that is what you prefer. You can contribute through easy tax-deductible payroll deductions or with a one-time cash donation. And there’s another fun way you can take part in this year’s campaign: through special events, which raise additional dollars for the campaign. A number of units are planning fund-raising events that will take place on campus during the campaign. Looking for an idea for an SECC fundraiser? How about a sloppy joe sale, a caramel apple sale, a silent auction, a “guess the baby picture” contest, “guess how many…” with jelly beans/candy corn/M&Ms or other items in a jar, or pay $1 to wear the jersey of your favorite NFL team – $2 if it’s a team other than the Green Bay Packers. If you

are interested in holding a fundraising event, contact a member of the UWM SECC cabinet or contact your coordinator. Check out the campaign’s website – www4. – for more information on upcoming activities, special event ideas and other ways you can get involved.

Forward your Panther pride by helping those in our community who need it most. Take part in the State & University Employees’ Combined Giving Campaign.

October 8 - November 23, 2012

‘Urban Edge’ honors New York firm by Laura L. Hunt

On Seattle’s urban waterfront, the firm of Weiss/ Manfredi Architecture / Landscape / Urbanism put nature back where industry had erased it. In 2002, the firm designed an internationally recognized Olympic Sculpture Park for the Seattle Art Museum that incorporates four ecological environments. Now the firm has won the 2013 Urban Edge Award, given by UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning. This $50,000 award recognizes excellence in urban design and the ability of individuals to create major, positive change within the public realm. It honors an internationally recognized design professional or firm whose work brings fresh, innovative and effective thinking to the realm of urban design. Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi are the proprietors of the New York City-based multidisciplinary practice known for its integration of architecture, art, infrastructure and landscape design. Weiss/Manfredi received the Academy Award in Architecture given annually by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. They also have won the New York City AIA Gold Medal of Honor. Their Olympic Sculpture Park was the first North American project to be awarded Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design and was a category winner at the World Architecture Festival. The firm has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Sao Paulo Biennial, the Smithsonian’s 3 • UWM REPORT • November 2012

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the National Building Museum, Harvard University, and the Essen Design Center in Germany. The UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning introduced the biennial Urban Edge Award, funded by the Wisconsin Preservation Fund Inc. and the law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, in 2006. Previous recipients of the award include Julie Bargmann (D.I.R.T Studio), Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) and Herbert Dreiseitl (Atelier Dreiseitl). Weiss and Manfredi will visit SARUP in spring 2013 to co-teach a studio course with UWM Assistant Professor Karl Wallick.

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi (Photo by Shuli Sadé/Sadé Studio)

Observing the community created by the actors in Lenox opened Puchinsky’s eyes to new possibilities. Inspired to bring Shakespeare to all Milwaukeeans, Puchinsky founded Riotous Shakespeare Company. Composed (mainly) of UWM students, the troupe’s focus is presenting Shakespeare’s plays to the community in a fresh and affordable way. Riotous Shakespeare performed “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at several area parks during summer 2012. “We’re getting our foothold in Milwaukee, showing people in the community what Shakespeare is and what it can do for people’s lives. My time with Shakespeare & Company showed me that acting doesn’t stop with the performance. It means a lot more. For me, the core of theater is using it as a tool to engage entire communities.” UNIVERSAL THEMES ABOUND, ATTRACT King Lear illustrates how the universal themes of Shakespeare’s work speak to audiences today. The play is described as Shakespeare’s profound tale of regret and the crowning masterpiece of the world’s greatest dramatist. The play details Lear’s regression into sickness and strife over his biggest mistake — unwittingly severing the unity within his family. Holderness explained why setting this production in 1906 Russia is a good choice for King Lear. “The last monarchy left in Europe is crumbling, with the country verging on revolution and chaos, moving towards war. This setting helps support the audience’s understanding of the anachronisms that exist in the play.” Holderness adds that the time period also works well for the swordplay and fight scenes, and the costumes are “breathtaking.” FROM COSTUME TO CHARACTER Shakespeare & Company Costume Designer Govane Lohbauer has been working at UWM with students in the costume production curriculum, describing the students as “incredibly hard workers doing incredible work.” Alongside her in the costume shop is Associate Professor Jeffrey Lieder and Professor Pamela Rehberg. Costumes from the Shakespeare & Company production are being used, and additional costumes are being constructed. Krausnick has been at UWM for a month-long residency, teaching and rehearsing with students. “The value of this experience for our students is obvious, but having Dennis here on campus is stimulating artistically for the faculty as well,” says Holderness. Associate Professor Christopher Guse is doing scene and audio production. Los Angeles-based Peter Bayne composed music for the production. The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 17, with the final performance Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets are available from the PSOA box office, 414-229-4308. Prices: $17/adults; $12/seniors (60 and over) and UWM faculty, staff and alumni; $10/ PSOA faculty, staff and students (from other universities); $9/UWM students; $5/ages 13-18 and PSOA students; Free/under 12 and UWM theatre and musical theatre majors.

Dennis Krausnick as King Lear this summer. Photo courtesy of Shakespeare & Company, by Kevin Sprague/Studio Two, Lenox, Mass.

‘Walk Wisconsin’ while you work by Kathy Quirk Alan Magayne-Roshak

UWM friends Jen Singer and Beth Weckmueller formed a team for the Walking Challenge.

is a time for curling up on W inter the sofa, watching the Packers and indulging in some comfort food. The combination of cold weather and less activity can normally lead to a few extra pounds, but more than 250 UWM employees are trying to stay active as the temperatures drop. They’re taking part in the Walk Wisconsin Challenge, a joint effort of the Best Place to Work initiative (BP2W) and the Work/Life Balance Implementation Team at UWM. The challenge, launched at the 2012 Panther Prowl, encourages employees to log their steps with free pedometers as they virtually “walk” around the state to University of Wisconsin System (UWS) four-year campuses, beginning and ending at UWM. A map posted on the Walk Wisconsin Challenge website at translates distances between UWS universities into steps. Walkers log their steps through a program on the American Heart Association website, and have the option of strolling alone or with a team of up to three employees. The website also includes resources for walkers and other information. Because it’s not realistic to expect people to walk the full 900 miles among campuses before the challenge deadline, walkers can earn bonus miles by answering trivia questions about UWM. “We wanted to promote walking through a friendly competition and build a sense of community and school spirit,” says Mark Mielenz, benefits manager and member of two BP2W initiative teams. Research has shown that exercise reduces health risks associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, stress, high cholesterol and more, he adds. While walking has the lowest 4 • UWM REPORT • November 2012

dropout rate of any form of aerobic exercise – keeping people moving in colder weather – organizers are hoping the fun of the challenge and small prizes (donated by the bookstore, Athletic Department, Peck School of the Arts and other areas on campus) will provide enough incentive to keep the campus moving. “It sounds like a fun way to keep up my exercise routine,” says Walk for Wisconsin Challenge participant John Dudek, who works in the Physics Department. For friends and colleagues Beth Weckmueller of Enrollment Services and Jen Singer of the Center for International Education, walking over the lunch hour gives them a chance to get together and chat. Entering the challenge as a team is another way to keep motivated, they say. “Neither Jen nor I would MIND if we happened to lose a few pounds as a result of this challenge, but I don’t really think that’s the main point,” says Weckmueller. “Just hoping to have a little fun and keep active. It can be hard to maintain motivation once the temperatures are not so mild.” Patrick and Erica Paczesny are competing as a husband-wife team and saw the challenge as a way to motivate each other to keep walking. Patrick works in human resources and Erica in benefits. Patrick wants to “see how many steps I can take and maybe analyze how much gas I have saved with each mile walked.” Organizers hope that walkers will continue counting steps even after the Walk Wisconsin Challenge is over, says Mielenz. To those who didn’t sign up in time for the current competition, the committee is already working on a walking challenge for spring 2013.

MORE BP2W NEWS In his Sept. 20 Plenary Address, Chancellor Michael Lovell discussed the progress of the Best Place to Work initiative and talked about some of the issues BP2W committees will be working on. He specifically mentioned efforts to address faculty and staff salary issues, as well as the need for professional development to deal with issues of harassment and intimidation. The full plenary address, including BP2W updates, can be found at ************************** Save 50 percent on a new U-Lock at Walmart, thanks to a coupon from the UWM Police Department. Officers say that bikes secured properly with U-Locks are rarely stolen. The coupon is attached below (one per faculty/staff/student, please) and is available at the UWM Police Department at 3410 N. Maryland Ave., on the ground floor of Sandburg’s West Tower. Coupons are valid only at the nearby Walmart location at 401 E. Capitol Dr. ************************** Learn more about some of the people who make UWM a great place to work and learn. Meet the 2012 UWM award recipients on pages 6-11. For more information and updates on BP2W initiatives, go to

FROM THE PROVOST by Johannes Britz, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

2012-13 Academic Planning I have asked Carol Colbeck, Dean of the School of Education, and Lee Ann Garrison, a professor of art and design and member of the Academic Planning and Budget Committee, to facilitate the Academic Planning process for UWM. In a recent memorandum to the Academic Deans Council, they explained the goals, process, and timeline for academic planning at UWM. That memo is reproduced below (in a slightly condensed version), to foster awareness of the academic planning process and its intended outcomes. According to Chancellor Lovell, academic planning is central to the strategic planning process that will help achieve our vision for the university:

“We will be a top-tier research university that is the best place to learn and work for students, faculty and staff, and that is a leading driver for sustainable prosperity. We will accomplish this through a commitment to excellence, powerful ideas, community and global engagement, and collaborative partnerships.” GOALS OF ACADEMIC PLANNING The goals of academic planning are to strengthen our core programs, modify existing programs as appropriate and strategically develop new programs, encourage innovative learning environments, integrate teaching and research, foster coordination and collaboration among UWM units, and extend our reach to students around the world. Ultimately, our complete program array should exemplify excellence through inquiry-based learning, superior student learning outcomes, resource allocation consistent with quality, and collaborations with community, national and international partners. This effort also meets the UW Board of Regents requirement that UWM produce a report on our projected program array every five years. Their goal and ours is to stay on the path of continuous improvement. UWM currently enrolls 28,901 students in 184 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. The Chancellor’s goal is to increase enrollments to 32,000 students, including increasing international students from approximately 1,200 to 3,000 by 2018. State appropriations for higher education are unlikely to increase during this time period, so we must also plan strategically to meet student and societal needs in ways consistent with our mission and vision, even while accounting for resource constraints. CONTENT FOR ACADEMIC PLANNING To address the planning goals, a Web-based response form is being developed to gather information about: • CONTEXT: The current and emerging external context likely to affect demand and need for each program. • CURRENT PROGRAM description, how it advances UWM’s mission and vision, modes of delivery, existing collaborations, alignment with UWM centers or institutes, and internationalization. • DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM ENVISIONED FOR 2018, including what content is likely to remain unchanged, be revised, be suspended, or added; how modes of delivery may change; how enrollments will change through enhanced recruitment and retention; future collaborations, connections with centers, and potential for internationalization.

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QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER Degree Programs: Are there any gaps in the current program array? What new or revised programs could fill them? What do you want to offer the students who come here to master our fields of study in 2018? What are you willing to do to achieve your goals? (And this is where you ask your unit: What things should we stop doing, so that we can build up areas of excellence and greater strategic importance?) Collaborations: What are your opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the university or in the community? Could new joint degree programs enhance student learning without duplicating efforts at UWM? Globalization: How will your school or college contribute to meeting the goals for more international students or international programs? Enrollments: What are realistic enrollment projections for your areas of study? The Chancellor and Provost seek a flexible, iterative academic planning process that begins in individual departments and moves to the School or College level. PLANNING TIMELINE • Fall 2012: Department chairs and/or Academic Associate Deans engage in discussion with their respective faculty and staff to respond to the Academic Planning content questions. • Date to be determined by each Dean: All departments and/or academic units within a school/ college submit unit reports to the Dean. • March 25, 2013: Deans submit integrated summary school/college reports to Office of Academic Affairs together with unit reports. • April 2013: Two Academic Leadership Retreats, including Deans, chairs, and other academic leaders, will be held, during which the Deans will present their academic plans and participants will identify complementarities, possibilities for collaboration, and strategic academic priorities. • Interim period: Leadership team assembles overall report from Deans’ reports and integrative work of Retreat #2. • End of semester, 2013: Provost provides integrated report of current and proposed five-year Academic Plan. NEXT STEPS Academic planning will feed into the work of overall UWM Strategic Planning. It will also inform – and be informed by – the work of the task force that is developing a new budget model for the University. We look forward to working with you to recognize current UWM academic program strengths and to develop a plan for a program array that will effectively address student, community, and societal needs in 2018 and beyond.

BLOODCENTER SHARES HEALTHCARE TOOL UWM faculty and staff can take advantage of a new Web-based educational tool, beLearning, offered in partnership with BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Developed by BloodCenter’s Department of Clinical Education, beLearning offers live events, workshops, lectures, webinars and self-directed learning modules. BloodCenter’s medical directors, scientists, laboratory professionals, nurses and quality and information-technology specialists have developed lectures and presentations in numerous disciplines, including: • Immunohematology • Hemostasis/Thrombosis • Histocompatability • Molecular Biology/Diagnostics • Platelet and Neutrophil Biology and Immunology • Transfusion Therapy/Apheresis • Hematology • Vascular Biology • Stem Cell Biology • Immunobiology • Information Technology • Quality Lean • Blood Center Operations For more information on the latest offerings, visit course/index.php. The partnership between UWM and BloodCenter began in 2010 with staff from both organizations serving in roles to support the initiative through community service and outreach efforts, shared educational opportunities and awarenessbuilding. As part of those efforts, UWM and BloodCenter created a joint website – – to encourage further opportunities for development.

HONOR EXEMPLARY ALUMNI The UWM Alumni Association proudly serves as a dynamic link connecting alumni to the university and its students while fostering academic excellence through Alumni Association awards. Nominees must have distinguished themselves with outstanding achievements in their careers or civic involvement since graduating from UWM. Nominations for the Distinguished Alumnus, GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) and Alumni Citizenship awards are being accepted through Dec. 1, 2012. For nomination forms, go to or contact Erin Harrass at


FALL AWARDS UWM honored 26 members of its faculty and staff at this year’s annual Fall Awards Ceremony, Oct. 23. Here are profiles of the recipients, who come from a wide range of academic and administrative departments. ERNEST SPAIGHTS PLAZA HONOREES Laurie K. Glass Professor Emerita College of Nursing Service to UWM: 1975-2005 Laurie Glass’ 30-year career at UWM reflects her commitment to the university’s success. This commitment was both internal – as a valued researcher, teacher and active participant in governance – and external, as she represented and brought credit to UWM before national and international audiences. During significant campus transitions, she was involved in university leadership positions that brought to the forefront her ability to balance insight with common sense and consensus building, providing stability and wisdom to the campus. While serving on the University Committee, she proved to be a savvy leader, trusted adviser to the chancellor and outstanding faculty representative. Glass significantly contributed to the College of Nursing and nursing’s future by coordinating the innovative Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Program, an affiliation with UW-Parkside to expand bachelor’s degree education to nurses across the state. As founder and continuing director of the UWM Center for Nursing History, she has developed the center into one of the state’s largest collections of documents and artifacts representing nursing. Glass’ national and international service was designed to educate nurses everywhere and improve the condition of their clients through an enhanced knowledge of the forces that have shaped the nursing profession.

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Ian M. Harris Professor Emeritus School of Education Service to UWM: 1976-2007 Through his personal and professional commitment to universal peace and justice issues, Ian Harris is widely recognized for his academic research and leadership in the area of peace studies. This commitment led to the establishment of UWM’s nationally and internationally recognized Peace Studies Program and the creation of the Friends of Peace Studies, which raises funds to support peace research and provide scholarships to students enrolled in the certificate program. Through Harris’ leadership in the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies, he was instrumental in creating a unique opportunity for nontraditional students – especially central-city students of color – to earn a college education at UWM. Over the years, the program has served as an entry point for hundreds of students who might never have considered college. Harris ensured the program would have the academic rigor of a university education by helping design the curriculum. In addition to his contributions to the university, Harris has served on community committees, task forces and associations throughout Milwaukee. Harris also has been a major contributor to communities and nations using nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution and community development. Markos J. Mamalakis Professor Emeritus College of Letters & Science Service to UWM: 1967-2007 In 40 years at UWM, Markos Mamalakis passionately taught economics to nearly two generations of undergraduate and graduate students. Former students recall Mamalakis as an inspirational teacher whose enthusiasm and clarity guided his seminars and introduced challenges confronting the

world economy, particularly in developing countries. Mamalakis emphasized the importance of empirical research that explores reality as well as theory. His research analyzed the economic challenges facing nations, often in Latin America, and inspired the Latin American Research Review to twice dedicate entire issues to discussing his theory of sectoral clashes and coalitions. His theory of collective services markets has brought forward new questions about how government can use its power to promote economic well-being morally. Mamalakis’ research, which includes the creation of mesoeconomics as a complement to macroeconomics and microeconomics, has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Woodrow Wilson Center, Tinker Foundation and several other organizations. Mamalakis served as committee chair for 155 master’s degree students and 17 doctoral students, many of whom now have distinguished careers around the world in universities, national governments and the World Bank. Through the success of these students, Mamalakis has contributed to the worldwide recognition of UWM. Robert J. Trotalli Assistant Dean of Students Division of Student Affairs Service to UWM: 1959-1990 The commitment Robert Trotalli has shown to UWM can be seen at the organizational and individual levels. His initiatives were the foundations of many integral parts of campus life today. The Union Theatre Film Program, Distinguished Lecture Series, Union Art Gallery Exhibition Series, and Studio Arts and Crafts Center program all can be traced to Trotalli. In the 1970s, Trotalli increased campus awareness of the difficulties experienced by students with disabilities, and through his leadership, UWM has a far-reaching and widely respected Student Accessibility Center. During his time in the Dean of Students Office, his efforts helped shape student life and engagement. He helped formulate the students’ role in shared governance at UWM. For students experiencing troubling times, Trotalli became a trusted guide and mentor, helping them remain at UWM and complete their degrees. He cared deeply about students and was always approachable. At times he went above and beyond, giving students rides to destinations or loaning them money. After students left UWM, Trotalli was the one invited to weddings and christenings – a testimony to the way he was revered.


FALL AWARDS K. Vairavan Professor Emeritus College of Engineering and Applied Science Service to UWM: 1968-2008 K. Vairavan is among the most influential contributors to the development of the College of Engineering & Applied Science. He founded or co-founded bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in computer science and the doctoral program in medical informatics, a collaborative program involving five UWM academic units and the Medical College of Wisconsin. During his 15 years as the co-chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the computer science program grew in size and stature, bringing national recognition to UWM for its academic programs and faculty research. He also created and guided the Computer Science Industrial Advisory Council, engaging UWM with information technology executives from top Wisconsin companies. He again helped forge such relationships as a founding member of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society. Vairavan has left a mark in fundamental and applied research spanning many areas in computer science and electrical engineering. His internationally recognized research has attracted numerous graduate students and support from many sources, including the National Science Foundation. Among Vairavan’s most significant contributions has been his willingness to mentor many young faculty members and graduate students, setting an example with a high spirit of collaboration and collegiality. UWM FACULTY DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD Ron Cisler Professor College of Health Sciences Whether it’s his work in alcohol treatment research or population health disparities, Ron Cisler’s ultimate focus is on improving the health of individuals and communities. “Cisler’s dynamic and enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude is infectious to all who work with him and plays a significant role in establishing fruitful partnerships, garnering support and making things happen,” says

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Chukuka Enwemeka, dean of the College of Health Sciences. Evidence of Cisler’s community impact includes letters of support for this award from City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan K. Baker, and Deborah Banks, executive director of the Social Development Commission. Cisler is known internationally for his innovations in assessing recovery outcomes of alcoholism clinical trials. Cisler teaches graduate courses in health outcomes assessment and research at UWM and is a professor of population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In 2001, Cisler led a collaboration of UWM, UWSMPH and Aurora Health Care to launch the Center for Urban Population Health. Over the past 11 years, the CUPH has partnered with more than 300 community, academic and government organizations to address issues from reducing youth violence to improving maternal and child health. UWM FACULTY DISTINGUISHED UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARDS Robert Beck Associate Professor Department of Political Science Students and colleagues who nominated Robert Beck for the distinguished undergraduate teaching award repeatedly cited his ability to blend the latest technology with a dedicated personal approach. Beck, the chief information officer of the College of Letters and Science, teaches courses in international law and global studies. “To this day, International Law and Conflict Management is still one of the most challenging and academically meaningful courses I have taken,” writes former student Bianca Pearson, who will be graduating as a special agent from the FBI Academy in January. She recalls how Beck brought international experts into the classroom, either in person or via teleconferencing, to discuss issues with students. “Dr. Beck’s use of technology put me as close to being in the event as possible.” Greg Heinen, now a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, writes, “Dr. Beck had a teaching style that combined the traditional with the revolutionary.” Beck not only uses technology well – he also writes, researches and teaches about it. Marcus Ethridge, former Political Science Department chair, writes, “No instructor in my acquaintance has devoted as much time and energy to the teaching enterprise as Bob has.”

Kristen Murphy Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Kristen Murphy has a passion for teaching introductory chemistry to large lectures. Since 2002, she has taught more than 5,000 students. She also has done research and written papers that “are putting UWM on the map for chemical education research,” according to Peter Geissinger, chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. “She teaches us how to teach.” Murphy also reaches out to the community. She organized a Women in Science Day for local Girl Scouts, featuring ice cream made on the spot with liquid nitrogen. Student McKenna Koeppl says Murphy worked with her tirelessly, offering advice and responding to questions. According to Koeppl, “Because of her teaching methods and the way she taught me to study for exams, I excelled in my Chemistry 104 class as well as many of my other classes.” Colleague Anja Blecking writes, “She aims to make the students understand the concepts of chemistry, not just make them memorize it. She works tirelessly to meet the students’ needs without compromising the quality of the courses she teaches.” UWM FACULTY DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY SERVICE AWARDS Mary K. Madsen Professor Department of Health Informatics and Administration Mary Madsen has served “tirelessly on numerous programlevel, department, College of Health Sciences, and university committees and governing entities, including search committees, divisional committees, faculty senate, steering committees and many others,” says one nominator. What has set Madsen apart in her 38 years at UWM, according to one of her nominators, is that her service rises from her “love of serving her university, her profession, and her colleagues. Madsen does not serve because it is her duty or because she is the most capable (which she most often is) but because it is part of her very nature.” In the College of Health Sciences, Madsen is


FALL AWARDS known for wearing several caps at once – she has served as department chair, curriculum developer, student organization faculty adviser, internship program director, dissertation supervisor and more. Despite this workload, she has furthered UWM’s mission through volunteer involvement with community groups and advisory boards. By serving on state and national boards and committees in her area of expertise, Madsen has developed a local, regional, state and national reputation that has enhanced the stature of the College of Health Sciences and UWM. GRADUATE SCHOOL/UWM FOUNDATION RESEARCH AWARDS Christine Larson Associate Professor Department of Psychology Why is a smile perceived as happy, while a scowl is considered threatening? Christine Larson’s work on emotion has demonstrated that understanding the effects of visual signals of threat and happiness can be reduced to fundamental properties, such as their geometry. Using two important techniques to explore the emotion-brain connection – neuro-imaging and psycho-physiology – Larson has discovered that certain shapes influence neural circuits in the brain that are involved in emotional processing. With more than $1 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, Larson also probes the regulation of emotions, with a focus on clarifying its role in depression and anxiety disorders. “Chris sets herself apart from psychologists who do neuro-imaging and psycho-physiology by being one of the few scientists in the world who does both,” according to one nominator. Her work has been recognized by various publications and with several awards, including the K-award from NIH, given specifically to promising scientists wishing to acquire training in new areas of their disciplines. This will allow Larson to add molecular genetic techniques to her neurobiological investigations of emotional regulation. Amanda Seligman Associate Professor Department of History Between Amanda Seligman’s numerous articles and well-reviewed book, Block-by-Block, colleagues say she is reshaping what scholars thought they knew about post-war urbanization. Eagerly anticipated is her book on community organizing in Chicago – of unique interest in political and pop-cultural contexts, in addition to its historical relevance. As America pondered similarities between the Great Depression and the 2008 financial collapse, Seligman designed and taught a 2009 class on the question, attracting

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80+ undergraduates and curious “drop-in” students in her fellow history faculty. A richly detailed narrative style has earned her praise as a rising star in urban history and mirrors her exhaustive, engaging research approach. From neighborhood block parties to university laboratories, she strives for complete, balanced, accurate story-telling. As a humanities professor writing the book Is Graduate School Really for You?, Seligman devoted additional time to researching and reporting on the experience of graduate students in laboratory sciences. She continues to keep her research close to home as lead organizer and editor of the upcoming Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. For this collaboration between UWM and Marquette, Seligman helped secure RGI funding and negotiated key production contracts. She simultaneously contributed to other encyclopedias, directed the Urban Studies program and taught entry-level through doctoral students of history. It’s working, say colleagues, who note that Seligman has attracted “legions of graduate students” to UWM. Xiaohua Peng Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Xiaohua Peng has developed a novel platform for anticancer drugs that can specifically kill cancer cells while reducing the potential for toxicity to normal cells. The work could lead to cancer treatments with far fewer harsh side effects. “Her independent research has shown creativity, courage to try new ideas and the ability to integrate novel concepts across scientific disciplines,” says one nominator. A founding faculty member of UWM’s Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery, Peng’s research has attracted international attention. Her work was featured in a news report published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London. She has presented her work at National Institutes of Health workshops and at the Gordon Research Conference, considered the premier global scientific conference for leading investigators in the field. Peng’s goal is to connect basic science discovery to improved patient care. Her work at UWM has

led to two patent applications, a key step in the transfer of technology from the lab to use in oncology practice. In May, she received the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Shaw Scientist Award, which, in addition to providing $200,000 in support of her work, recognizes the importance, impact and potential of her contributions to cancer research. Na Jin Seo Assistant Professor Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Na Jin Seo has produced biomechanical models that explain the need and potential for new hand-strength and function assessment tools in medical clinics. Currently, clinics measure hand strength and function with grip and pinch gauges that do not capture the subtle effects of neurological impairment nor take friction into account. “She is one of the most productive investigators in the field of hand biomechanics and rehabilitation,” says one nominator. The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research awarded Seo the Distinguished Fellowship Award for her research to develop innovative assistive devices for people with disabilities. Her research on how strokes affect hand functioning has appeared in both journals and nonjournal publications, including Science Daily and Rehab Management magazine. Seo has been exceptional in mentoring students in research, procuring extramural training fellowships for them from organizations such as the American Society of Biomechanics and the American Heart Association. Her graduate students took first, second and third places at this year’s Larry Hause Student Poster Competition held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Under her mentorship, 12 undergraduates have produced national and international conference publications. Seo also participates in local stroke support groups, encouraging stroke survivors to become involved in community events and university research.


FALL AWARDS UWM RESEARCH FOUNDATION SENIOR FACULTY AWARDS Kathleen Dolan Professor Department of Political Science UWM political scientist Kathleen Dolan is a leading scholar on the impact of gender on American politics. She has made important contributions to our understanding of voting behavior and public opinion, gaining a national and international reputation in the process. Dolan currently is funded by the National Science Foundation to examine the impact of voter stereotypes on support for female candidates in gubernatorial and congressional races. She has nearly completed her second book, Does Gender Matter in Elections? The book explores whether voters employ gender stereotypes when evaluating women candidates and discusses the role of candidates’ campaign decisions and the media’s reporting decisions. Dolan’s work often elicits strong reactions from journalists, commentators and members of the general public, but UWM colleague Marcus Ethridge says she “addresses them through rigorous empirical analysis, using sound statistical skills to shed light on the ways gender stereotyping affects public opinion and on the different choices men and women make in the voting booth. [Dolan’s] work has corrected false presumptions and clarified important insights.” Her work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics and other top journals. Colleagues praise Dolan for her involvement in professional associations, service on committees and boards, and editorships. Martha Carlin Professor Department of History Much of what is known about everyday life in medieval England is a result of the tireless work of UWM history professor Martha Carlin, whom one nominator calls “the most knowledgeable scholar in the English-speaking world on the subject of how medieval urban householders fed and clothed themselves.” Her focus on social, economic and urban history has produced highly regarded books. In Medieval

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Southwark (1996), she traced the urban development of London’s first suburb from the year 50 to 1550. In London and Southwark Inventories 1316-1650 (1997), she cataloged from obscure legal documents more than 1,900 surviving inventories that shed light on the personal property of medieval and early modern debtors. In all, Carlin has seven published or forthcoming books to her credit, as well as 26 articles, 16 book reviews, and more than 50 conference presentations and lectures. Her efforts were recognized with her 1996 election as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London. Carlin’s exhaustive research in European libraries and archives has been funded in part by 11 travel awards from the graduate school since 1995. Other UWM awards include a 1991 Graduate School Research Committee Award and a 1998 Graduate School/UWM Foundation Research Award. Hugo Lopez Professor Department of Materials Engineering Hugo Lopez is widely known in the academic and research community for his work in developing advanced engineering materials. He has been at the forefront in the development of cobalt alloys with important applications in improving biomedical devices such as hip implants. His advances developing aluminum alloys and nodular irons have helped solve engineering challenges in the manufacture of engine blocks, heads and crankshafts for General Motors and Chrysler. Lopez has published more than 200 articles and conference papers, which have been cited more than 600 times in scientific literature. Tien-Chien Jen, mechanical engineering professor and former UWM College of Engineering and Applied Science interim dean, calls Lopez “a recognized leader in the development of cobalt-based alloys with enhanced properties for applications in the biomedical field.” Last year Lopez was named a level-three member of the prestigious Mexican National System of Research Scientists. This year he was awarded the 2012 British Foundry Medal and Prize. Also, he is the founding editor-in-chief of the open-access journal Metals, established in 2011. Lopez has been primary or co-investigator on 20 grants, contracts and research awards, as well as founder and organizer of a 2011 international welding symposium and organizer of the World Casting Congress earlier this year.

UWM ACADEMIC STAFF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AND SERVICE AWARDS Tricia Chirillo Clinical Associate Professor Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Tricia Chirillo has contributed to UWM through clinic administration, student supervision, teaching, research and service for 21 years. As evidence of Chirillo’s “initiative, innovation and dedication,” colleagues point to the evolution of audiological clinical practice and service at UWM from a small operation in the basement of Enderis Hall to today’s Community Audiology Services, serving hundreds of clients from the Metro Milwaukee area. CAS also provides a state-of-the-art learning lab for graduate students. As a collaboration between UWM and the private, nonprofit Center for Communication, Hearing and Deafness, CAS is a prime example of a university/community partnership. Chirillo also serves as coordinator of CAS (the former UWM Hearing Evaluation Center), which provides hearing evaluations and fittings for hearing aids and assistive listening devices to the university, local community, UWM Children’s Center and other childcare programs. Chirillo has provided support to UWM’s Student Accessibility Center and UWM employees who are at risk for incurring hearing loss. She also provided free hearing screenings, assisted by students, to organizations as diverse as the Washington Park Senior Center and the International Learning Center. Ann Dietrich Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Kinesiology Charged in 2006 with developing clinical agreements for student placements for UWM’s new Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Ann Dietrich’s task was “monumental.” As Program Director and Associate Professor Kathryn Zalewski says, “Our program’s reputation, the reputation of UWM and the reputation of the students in the community are a direct result of her tireless work and the value she places on quality over quantity.” The program’s results speak to Dietrich’s success. The DPT program enjoys a 100% first-time pass rate on the Federation of State Boards of Physical


FALL AWARDS Therapy Licensing examination. An innovator inside and outside the classroom, she has established a clinical agreement with a facility in Italy through the UWM Center for International Education. Realizing that students needed to learn how to manage care under different reimbursement conditions, Dietrich is developing contacts in countries with centralized/governmentsponsored health care. One of Dietrich’s students says she “serves as a great role model, consistently demonstrating qualities such as altruism, compassion and excellence.” Another nominator called Dietrich’s contribution to the work of program, department, college and university committees “exceptional,” also pointing out her active role in professional organizations. Jean Creighton Director Manfred Olson Planetarium Jean Creighton has transformed the Manfred Olson Planetarium into a vital resource for the campus and community. In the five years since she became director, attendance has nearly doubled, reaching more than 11,000 visitors in 2011. Distinguished Professor of Physics Abbas Ourmazd, who nominated Creighton, says her enthusiasm and expertise make astronomy accessible and exciting. “Dr. Creighton’s ability to communicate complex concepts in simple terms is outstanding. Her main service to our community is that she helps a broad range of people get excited about astronomy.” Creighton has collaborated with other campus departments, public schools, businesses and community groups to develop innovative programs on astronomy and bring people to the planetarium. The programs often capitalize on current astronomical and cultural events with imaginative titles like “Starry Potter” and “May the Forth Be With You.” Robin Mello, head of UWM’s Theatre Studies program, worked with Creighton on storytelling and narrative performances that combined arts and astronomy. “Her interest in infusing arts-oriented approaches in science programming is one of her many stellar (no pun intended) qualities,” Mello writes. Physics Professor Patrick Brady adds, “Her efforts have moved the Manfred Olson Planetarium from an under-utilized campus resource to a hub of activity.”

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Jennifer Gruenewald Director Center for International Education Jennifer Gruenewald joined the Center for International Educational post9/11, as complex regulations and security concerns hampered international recruitment efforts at universities nationwide. Undaunted and dedicated, she focused on targeted recruitment plans, staff professional development, international student outreach and new admissions programs for students with strong academic potential who need additional English-language support. International enrollment has climbed by more than 60 percent since Gruenewald’s 2003 arrival, including an increase of 38 to 130 sponsored students in three years. Considered a “thoughtful and insightful immigration expert and manager of people,” Gruenewald also is known for prodigious involvement in professional organizations and her university service. Her internationalization efforts are simultaneously big-picture and microscopically detailed. As UWM’s primary official with Homeland Security, she is ultimately responsible for all UWM immigration services – including the documentation needs of all students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars. As a member of the UWS Council on International Education, Gruenewald collaborates with colleagues around the state to promote Wisconsin as a destination for higher education. UWM ACADEMIC STAFF OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD Anja Blecking Lecturer Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Anja Blecking works hard to understand how students learn and applies that knowledge in her classroom. This is particularly important in two of her regular courses, Preparatory Chemistry and Basic Chemistry for Teachers, says Assistant Professor Kristen Murphy, who nominated Blecking. Many of the students in her basic courses have little background in the sciences, says Associate Professor Joseph Aldstadt. “The extensive symbolism as well as mathematical foundations are quite intimidating to them.” Blecking has focused on finding ways to reach the “chemistry-phobic” students in these classes.

Working with the School of Education, she has collaborated in research and efforts to refine and improve teacher preparation for science teaching, particularly in Milwaukee Public Schools. She developed a new education course, Pedagogy Labs in Chemistry, which frames classroom instruction in the context of how someone would teach the subject. Blecking also makes good use of technology, employing tools such as personal response systems and online homework websites. Says Murphy, “She has done all this with great thought and concern about what these students need to know to be effective teachers and more knowledgeable in science.” JOANNE LAZIRKO AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY Rachel Baum Senior Lecturer Department of Foreign Language and Linguistics Rachel Baum teaches fully online and technology-enhanced face-to-face courses. Her course sites are described as “examples of organization and clarity.” She creatively uses an array of innovative technologies – including social media, Second Life, mobile learning, digital storytelling and games – to support her course learning objectives. Says Tanya Joosten, interim director of the Learning Technology Center and chair of the Lazirko Award Committee, “Dr. Baum not only takes an innovative approach to using technology to enhance her teaching, but she does so in a way that empowers her students to be creative individuals who collaborate with their peers inside the classroom and with the community outside the classroom.” Joosten continues, “She inspires her students to become more compassionate and responsible people. She is passionate and enthusiastic about making a difference in student learning and improving the students’ experiences, which is evident in her course evaluations.” Baum is a recipient of the UWM Online and Blended Teaching Certification and a member of the Online Program Council and Online and Blended Teaching Users Group. Baum also uses innovative techniques – small groups, panel presentations, special projects and student-led discussions – to facilitate student involvement in her face-to-face classes.


FALL AWARDS UWM CLASSIFIED STAFF OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS Michael Darnell Academic Department Specialist Department of Criminal Justice Michael Darnell is described as performing his “work in an extraordinary manner, using a substantial degree of discretion in exercising independent decisionmaking, always demonstrating sound judgment and creative problem-solving.” Rick Lovell, associate professor of criminal justice and chair of the department, continues, “I can count on Mike in every instance, and so can all of us. In the 26 years I have been at UWM ... we have never had anyone as motivated, as reliable, as congenial, as proficient, as much an integral part of our work group.” In addition to his regular duties of maintaining budgetary records, providing information to students, inputting the class schedule, administrating course action requests and ad-hoc instructor appointments, processing leave reports and pay contacts, and supervising student help, Darnell has taken on even more responsibilities. He volunteered to assist faculty members with grant proposals, and he planned, organized and conducted the 2012 annual Criminal Justice Career Day, which hundreds of students attended. According to Lovell, representatives from some of the 40 federal, state and local agencies who participated in the event described it as the best arranged and conducted Career Day in their experience. Kathy Doering-Kilkenny Academic Department Manager Department of English Kathy Doering-Kilkenny has been in the English Department since 2009. Because the department is running on 75 percent of its staff allotment, much of the administrative burden has fallen on her shoulders. She is in charge of a nearly $5 million budget, a 170-person payroll, and room and instructor assignments for almost 400 sections. She also is Curtin Hall’s building chair. Doering-

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Kilkenny manages these tasks with an encouraging attitude that contributes to the positive morale of the department. Doering-Kilkenny has found countless ways to save the department money by reevaluating its resources. Instead of buying new chairs for the department, she found a way to use surplus chairs from other departments, saving $5,000. When she began working in the English Department, all staff and faculty printed documents using laser printers in their offices. To save costs, she had faculty and staff redirect their documents to one set of printers – which print double-sided – in the department office, reducing expenses for hardware and ink. In a time when budgets are tight, DoeringKilkenny has saved the university thousands of dollars by implementing simple ideas that lower costs without sacrificing performance. Christopher Hill University Services Program Associate Dean of Students Office Christopher Hill has been working in the Dean of Students office since 2010. Shortly after he was hired, Hill began showing extreme initiative, taking on more responsibilities than initially assigned. He joined the Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Team, where he attends meetings to help coordinate professional development events. This past June, Hill volunteered to attend a three-day national conference in Madison on how to best use the Maxient database. This database helps the university identify distressed students and provide assistance before they fall through the cracks. UWM hopes it will eventually boost retention rates. Hill has also taken it upon himself to improve databases used in the office to simplify and improve processes regarding student conduct. Hill has excellent customer service skills, making him a valuable asset in the Office of the Dean. He ensures the faculty and staff adhere to deadlines, manages large amounts of confidential hearing documents while maintaining students’ privacy, and is seamlessly able to coordinate the schedules of all attendees for misconduct hearings. Along with these responsibilities, he is always willing to take on more duties to help the office perform at its best.

Brian Switala Sergeant University Police Department Brian Switala, who has been with UWM since 2000, has invested a considerable amount of his own time in developing the police bicycle program at UWM, according to Chief Mike Marzion, who nominated him. Because of Switala’s expertise, other police departments have requested his assistance in developing their own bicycle patrol programs. Additionally, he served on the Bicycle Advisory Task Force, an effort to make UWM a more bike-friendly campus. Switala also has demonstrated an ability to handle crises. During the major flood of 2010, he organized officers and coordinated campus resources to systematically check buildings for damage and for occupants who might be in danger. He used that experience to create a campus building checklist that the dispatch center still uses. He researched and developed a training program for new hires in the police department that focuses on a community-based problem solving approach. He is also lead instructor and coordinator of the department’s CPR program, which has trained more than 1,000 students, staff, faculty and others on campus. Says Switala, “I am honored to share the recognition with the women and men who work for UWMPD, coupled with the support of my superiors, who make UWM a better place to live, learn and work.”



Thursday, Nov. 15 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Bolton Hall breezeway The Office of Enrollment Management (formerly the Department of Enrollment Services) will sponsor its 13th Annual Bake, Book and Media Sale on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Bolton Hall breezeway as part of this year’s State and University Employees Combined Giving Campaign (SECC). Stop by for some great deals on gently used books, videos, DVDs and CDs. Come hungry and buy goodies homebaked by OEM staff. All books will be 50 cents each or three for $1. Stock up on novels, mysteries, romances and other great reads to last you through those long winter nights! Proceeds from 12 previous sales and other activities have allowed OEM staff to donate almost $12,000 to various Milwaukee groups serving the poor and homeless, including most recently the Hunger Relief Fund. OEM welcomes donations of used books, videos, DVDs and CDs to be sold at this year’s sale. Call Jenny Elsner at 414-229-3159 or email to arrange an on-campus pickup of your donations. Mark your calendar. Don’t miss this sale!

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From discouraged to director by Kathy Quirk

L ayna Davis had reached a turning point when

she came to UWM as a transfer student in the Peck School of the Arts Department of Theatre. She arrived from New York, discouraged and depressed about her dream of building a career in the theatre, she says. Her experiences at UWM have changed all that. “Now that I’m here I can see it all happening. I’ve had a lot of doors opening up that were never there before.” Davis, a senior, grew up in Door County, before heading to Drake University in Iowa to study theatre, her passion since a summer-school reading camp. “I’ve always been a theatre nerd.” However, after two years in Iowa, she decided to move to New York to seek more theatre experience outside the academic world. Eventually, though, she became discouraged, says Davis. The city was expensive, she wasn’t finding opportunities or connections, and she felt the need for more formal training. So she headed back to Wisconsin, attracted by UWM’s well-regarded undergraduate theatre program and Milwaukee’s thriving theatre scene. “It seemed like the logical place to try my wings professionally,” says Davis. Unlike many programs, UWM offered opportunities to act in plays and even direct at the undergraduate level, says Davis. Her professors also helped her connect with the local theatre community. Since starting at UWM, she’s acted in several plays at the university, done an internship with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and worked as a teaching assistant at First Stage. This semester, she’s directing a play, “Some Girl(s),” by one of her favorite playwrights, Neil LaBute, as part of the Peck School’s Year of the Arts celebration of its 50th anniversary. “Some Girl(s),” which runs Nov. 8-11 at Kenilworth Studio 508, focuses on a commitment-phobic writer who’s visiting a string of ex-girlfriends. The play’s style – a series of vignettes – and its focus on relationships make it a good fit for university students as well as the general community, says Davis. UWM’s many community connections have enriched her experience, says Davis. “There are a lot of really creative people here,” she says. In particular, the partnerships and outreach with communities of color have helped her tap into her own Latina roots. “I used to think of my ethnicity as something that might bring me down,” she says, but she’s now getting to know the active local Latino community through theatre. “Michelle Lopez-Rios [associate professor of voice and speech] has been a really great source of information and support.” In addition to carrying a full courseload and

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Layna Davis found a new confidence in UWM’s Theatre program.

directing a play this semester, she works at the university’s School of Continuing Education and will be an assistant director of a Renaissance Theaterworks production, working with Lopez-Rios. All of her professors have encouraged her aspirations and made her UWM experience a good one, says Davis. Her goal after she earns her B.F.A. is to head for graduate school to earn her master’s degree, eventually hoping to work as an actor and acting teacher for others. Her experiences teaching children through First Stage – a connection she made through the theatre faculty at UWM – sparked her interest in teaching, she says. “I’ve had some really great teachers at UWM and I’ve learned a lot from them. They’ve really helped me learn to not get discouraged and work toward a career in the arts.” “Some Girl(s)” is one of hundreds of dance, music and theatre performances, art and design exhibitions, film screenings and other arts events that highlight the Year of the Arts. More than 50 community partners are involved. See for a complete schedule of events and more information.

Startup will commercialize innovative caregiver support system T CARE Navigator LLC, a Milwaukee-based

startup company, has completed a license agreement with the University of WisconsinMilwaukee Research Foundation (UWMRF) that will allow the company to commercialize an innovative caregiver support system developed at UWM. TCARE (Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral) is a care-management process that helps family caregivers receive the support they need to help their aging and disabled family members. The system was developed by Rhonda Montgomery, Helen Bader Endowed Chair in Applied Gerontology in UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Montgomery led the TCARE team that was the recipient of the 2010 Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award, the nation’s highest honor given in the caregiving field. TCARE has been used by a number of state agencies and other organizations for several years. TCARE Navigator will bring this system to a broader audience by promoting it to private insurers, accountable care organizations, self-insured employers and U.S. government agencies. In December 2011, UWMRF completed a license agreement with CareConscious, a North Carolina-based startup company. TCARE Navigator now continues that partnership, which integrates the TCARE system with the CareConscious Web-based platform for family caregivers. “TCARE is expected to offer significant healthcare cost savings associated with delaying placement of the patient in institutionalized care, as well as avoiding future healthcare costs to the caregiver,” said Norrie Daroga, chief executive officer of TCARE Navigator. “The system will deliver high

Norrie Daroga (l), Rhonda Montgomery and Stan Stojkovic have been key to the launch of TCARE Navigator.

value to our clients by easing the burdens experienced by caregivers and ultimately lowering healthcare costs.” “I’ve spent 25 years developing and validating this system, and I want to see it help as many people as possible,” said Montgomery, who also is a co-founder of the company. “TCARE Navigator will make that possible.”

Stan Stojkovic, dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, added: “Dr. Montgomery has been an innovator in piloting the system throughout the country. This groundwork will allow TCARE Navigator to quickly show value in the market.”

Facebook or phone call? Family dynamics might decide by Kathy Quirk

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Findings from Cramer and Mabry’s research, “The Impact of Computer-Mediated Communication Technology on Family Communication Patterns: An Exploratory Study,” were presented this past summer at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference in Chicago. Cramer’s idea for the research grew out of Mabry’s graduate seminar on the use of media in communication, she says. In the class, she studied the use of media in different contexts but discovered that not much work had been done on how family dynamics affected or were affected by the use of new communication technologies. The research results were based on a survey of U.S. college students about their preferred forms of communication with their parents and siblings. In general, says Cramer, students from the higher “conformity” families tended to communicate less with their parents than did the students from more “conversational” families. And, not surprisingly, students in general tended to use the technology preferred by their parents. In a related study, the researchers also found that family size had an impact on communications. Students from larger families tended to communicate more frequently with their siblings than their parents in a way that seemed to transcend the media used. “We’d like to look at that more,” says Cramer, “to see how family demographics manifest themselves in these new contexts.” One promising finding of the research was that

families, even older members, are adapting the new technologies. “More and more, parents are turning to texting to talk with their kids,” says Cramer. Whatever their style, she adds, “families are learning these new technologies, and they want to stay close.”

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Families are relying on technology more and more to keep in touch, but family dynamics play a role in choosing which technologies they use for communicating. That’s according to new research by doctoral student Emily Cramer and her faculty mentor, Edward Mabry, associate professor of communication. Their preliminary research on the use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) technology showed that families who valued open exchange and communication – a conversation orientation – tended to use Facebook and Skype. Families who put a high value on avoiding conflict and encouraging conformity – conformity orientation – tended to use more email, phone calls and texting. The researchers’ definition of communication styles is based on a standard communication scale designed to measure a family’s conversation orientation. For example, a family with a high conversation orientation might have long, relaxed conversations, and family members might enjoy talking to one another even when disagree; a family with a high conformity orientation might stress the importance of unquestioning obedience. Those styles drive how the families use new technology to communicate, according to Cramer and Mabry’s research findings. “Families with a higher conversational style tend to use richer media like Facebook or video calling,” says Cramer, “while families with a higher conformity style use leaner media like email and telephone calls to communicate.”

Researcher Emily Cramer demonstrates some of the new technologies students use to stay in touch with their families. Her work focuses on how family dynamics affect the use of different technologies.



Co-sponsored by the Department of Dance. 7 p.m. A Year of the Arts event.

INOVA GALLERIES Exhibits are free. For more information, phone 414-229-5070 ART HISTORY GALLERY or visit Mitchell Hall, room 154. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information, phone 414-229-4330. INOVA/ARTS CENTER

Arts Center, second floor. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For ticket information, phone 414-229-5886 or visit


vs. UW-Parkside (Exh.)

7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 9

vs. University of Mary

7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 17

vs. Davidson

7 p.m.

Hoops for Hope Classic (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) Sat., Nov. 24

vs. Jacksonville


Sun. Nov. 25

vs. Rider


Wed., Dec. 5

vs. Buffalo

7 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 7

vs. Northern Illinois

7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 15

vs. Tennessee Tech

7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 22

vs. UW-Madison*


Sat., Dec. 29

vs. Ohio Dominican


Sat., Jan. 12

vs. Valparaiso


Thurs., Jan. 17

vs. Cleveland State

7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 19

vs. Youngstown State

7 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 25

vs. UW-Green Bay

8 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 7

vs. Detroit

7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 9

vs. Wright State

7 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 12

vs. Loyola

7 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 20

vs. UIC

7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 23


Tues., Feb. 26

vs. UW-Green Bay**

Nov. 16-Dec. 8: Fall MA/MFA Exhibition. An exhibition of work by Peck School Art & Design MFA students. Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m. Gallery Talk Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4-6 p.m.

Through Dec. 9: Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists 2011(see p. 17). A Year of the Arts event. UWM UNION ART GALLERY UWM Union. 12-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 12-7 p.m. Thursday; closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, phone 414-229-6310.

Through Nov. 9: “Crossing Over.” An exhibition showcasing work by Peck School Art & Design scholarship and fellowship winners. The high-caliber artwork produced by these emerging artists covers a wide variety of mediums and topics.


Wed., Nov. 14

vs. Western Michigan

7 p.m.

vs. Georgia Tech

11 a.m.

vs. Eastern Kentucky

11 a.m.

“Jewish Artists and the Book.” A selection of materials from the Middle Ages to contemporary times, drawn primarily from the UWM Libraries Special Collections. A Year of the Arts event. “Role Playback” opens Nov. 15

Tues., Dec. 4

vs. Bradley

7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 29

vs. Drake

2 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 10

vs. Wright State

7 p.m.

Nov. 15-Dec. 14:

Thurs., Jan. 24

vs. Valparaiso

7 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 31

vs. Loyola

7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 2

vs. Detroit

2 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 9

vs. UW-Green Bay*

Thurs., Feb. 14

vs. Youngstown State

7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 16

vs. Cleveland State

2 p.m.

Thurs., March 7

vs. UIC

7 p.m.

Sat., March 9

vs. UW-Green Bay

2 p.m.

“Role Playback: A Second Look at the Intricate Processes and Varied Talents Involved in Creating a Music Video of Distinction.” The work of dedicated art directors, set designers, artists and collaborators of music-video production up close and in detail. Production methods spotlighted include a variety of intricate stop-motion animation, complex feats of kaleidoscopic choreography and the delicate human touch of one puppet’s journey through a carnival fantasy. Featuring the artist-and-musician pairings of Trish Sie, Pilobolus Dance Theatre and OK Go; Tom Haney and Little Tybee; Lucas Borras and Hyperpotamus, as well as Dream Cop, Amber & Kirk Dianda and Japanther; Marieke Verbiesen (the Netherlands) and Baskerville; Martin Allais (France) and My Dry Wet Mess; and more. A Year of the Arts Event.

Horizon League Tournament begins March 11 * At UW-Green Bay


“The Klezmatics in Concert.” This six-member, New York-based ensemble is known for its successful fusion of traditional klezmer forms with 20th-century innovations (including elements of jazz and funk), for its understanding of Yiddish language and culture, and for its exciting live performances. A collaboration with the Student Association at UWM, Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, and Jewish Student Services-Hillel at UWM. 6-7 p.m. Zelazo Center. A Year of the Arts event.

Through Dec. 28:

San Juan Shootout (San Juan, PR) Sun., Nov. 25

UWM LIBRARIES/HILLEL MILWAUKEE Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons at the Golda Meir Library; Hillel Milwaukee Joseph & Vera Zilber Building, 3053 N. Stowell Ave.

Sunday, Nov. 4:


7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 24

An item from the Neche Collection

“Shiviti Fabric of Prayer”: New Work by Barbara Kohl-Spiro. Kohl-Spiro’s colorful and vibrant paintings – mixed media on assembled sheets of handmade paper – reflect the concept of traditional fabric shiviti often hung in synagogues as contemplative reminders of God’s presence. A Year of the Arts event.

* At UW-Madison ** At UW-Green Bay

vs. UW-Madison*

“Fred Hemke, Saxophone Colossus.” Saxophone ensembles featuring alumnus Fred Hemke (’58 BS Music), who won the UWM Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award last year. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo Center. Reception follows in Zelazo 250.

Through Nov. 19:

Horizon League Tournament begins March 5

vs. Hillsdale (Exh.)

“Sounds of Saturday.” Taking place at the Milwaukee Art Museum, this special concert series featuring students and faculty will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy music and art together. 2 p.m. Milwaukee Art Museum. A Year of the Arts event.

Kenilworth Square East. 12-5 p.m. Wednesday, SaturdaySunday; 12-8 p.m. Thursday.

7 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 11

The Neche Collection, curated by artist and designer Veronica Corzo-Duchardt. The Neche Collection is a project that documents the objects collected by the curator’s grandfather, Fred Hemke Nov. 3 Neche Eugenio Hadad; the stories they tell; and the work they inspire. Saturday, Nov. 3:



Sat., Nov. 3

Nov. 8-29:

Thursday, Nov. 15: Artist Lecture: Grammy Award-winning director and choreographer Trish Sie talks about collaboration in the music-video production industry and how she climbed to great heights using treadmills, dogs, chickens, dancers and musicians.

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Through May 18:

The Klezmatics Nov. 4

“ReUnion: Artwork from the student staff alumni of the Union Art Gallery.” An exhibition showcasing the amazing talents of former UWM Union employees. A Year of the Arts event.

Tuesday, Nov. 6:


Wednesday, Nov. 7:

Peck School of the Arts events are available at reduced cost to students, seniors and UWM faculty, staff & alumni. For tickets and information, phone 414-229-4308 or visit

Thursday, Nov. 1: Las Guitarras de Espana. World music and flamenco ensemble with flamenco dance. Workshop at 3 p.m., Music Building 180; concert at 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall.

Vilas Visiting Artist Piano Recital. 6 p.m. Recital Hall. Free.

TORCH: The TC-11 Orchestra. An electric ensemble of players using a small army of iPads for performance. Members of the group engage with their instruments in a tactile and expressive way, using motion control and touch screens to create all material in real time. New works and classic pieces come together in a multi-channel experience. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall. Free.

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 9 & 10: Symphony Orchestra and Choirs Concert. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Friday, Nov. 9: Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music Recital. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall. Free.

AUTUMN POW WOW NOV. 3 The 35th Annual UWM Autumn Pow Wow will be held at the Union Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 3, with the theme “Honoring Family.” Doors open at noon, with Grand Entries scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Several UWM alumni are paticipating, including Artley Skenandore (’91), emcee, and Head Male Dancer Dana Bzdawka (’96). “A pow wow is a very inclusive event,” says Diane Amour, coordinator of the American Indian Student Services office. “People of all ages – babies to elders – from any walk of life and every racial and ethnic group, are included in the circle. Everyone is welcome to come and take part in the dancing and camaraderie.” The pow wow includes a vendor area. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. Cost of the meal is $8/ general public, $4/children 6-12 and elders 50+. The pow wow is sponsored by American Indian Student Services, American Indian Student Association and the UWM Student Association. For more information, phone 414-229-5880 or visit www.aiss.uwm. edu or


Tuesday, Nov. 13: Piano Lecture Recital, featuring works by Latin American authors. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall.

Thursday, Nov. 15: Music From Almost Yesterday Student Ensemble Concert. An evening of new works for instrumental and vocal chamber ensembles, as well as electroacoustic music. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall. Free.


For tickets and information, phone 414-229-4308 or visit

Friday, Nov. 16:

MAM After Dark. The Dance Department’s Movement and New Media Collaborations class, co-taught by Cecelia Condit and Luc Vanier, will perform. Friday 5 p.m.Saturday 12 a.m. A Year of the Arts event.

Monday, Nov. 26: UWM Percussion Ensemble Concert. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 6: Open talk and presentation from guest artists Saar Harari and Candice Schnurr on Gaga technique and composition. 2:30 p.m. Mitchell Hall, studio 254. Free.

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 16:



All films are shown at the UWM Union Theatre unless otherwise noted. For ticket information, phone 414-229-4070.

For tickets and information, phone 414-229-4308 or visit

Thursday, Nov. 1:

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 8-11: New Directions: “Some Girl(s),” by Neil LaBute. Approaching 40, with a promising writing career and an adoring girlfriend, Guy decides to…start calling up old girlfriends. Directed by theatre senior Layna Davis (see p. 12). Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Kenilworth Studio 508. A Year of the Arts event.

WORLD CINEMA “Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film.” Filmmaker and film activist Pip Chodorov offers this affectionate overview of some of the leading figures of 20th-century experimental film. 7 p.m. Milwaukee premiere.

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11:

“MKE Unplugged,” featuring Lisa Gatewood. Catch an all-ages concert in an intimate setting featuring local indie artists, including some of the Peck School‘s very own alumni. Cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsored by WMSE 91.7 FM, VIA, Transfer, Ink to the People, AV Club Milwaukee and Riverwest Currents. 8 pm. Zelazo Center, room 250. Free. A Year of the Arts event.

Valerie Hartzell Classical Guitar Recital. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall.

Thursday, Nov. 8:

Wasserstein. Alumnae of Mount Holyoke College meet for lunch one day in 1978 and reminisce about their time together in college. The play takes us back to the 1972-73 school year as seven seniors and one freshman try to “discover themselves” in the wake of second-wave feminism. Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Kenilworth Studio 508.

“The Rape of Europa.” Documentary about Nazi Germany’s plundering of Europe’s great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage, featuring a talkback with Winson Chu (History/Jewish Studies). In conjunction with the Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibition “Grete Marks: When Modern Was Degenerate.” A Year of the Arts collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies series “Roots & Restlessness: Jewish Lives in the Arts.” 6:15 p.m. Milwaukee Art Museum.

Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 14-18: “The Tragedy of King Lear” (see cover).

Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2, 6-9:

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“The Rape of Europa” Nov. 1

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 2-4: TURKISH FILM SERIES The sixth annual three-day film series will present the best of recent Turkish cinema. Sponsored by the Turkish American Association of Milwaukee, the Moon and Stars Project, the Turkish Cultural Foundation and the UWM Union Theatre, made possible by a generous grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation. All screenings are free. union_theatre.

Tuesday, Nov. 6: EXPERIMENTAL TUESDAYS “Vincent Grenier: Recent Digital Work.” Celebrated artist Vincent Grenier returns to Milwaukee to share an evening of his recent videos – deft, sly and exquisitely interwoven wonderings of the revelations of the day-to-day landscape and the capacities of the camera. Co-sponsored by the Department of Film. 7-9 p.m. Milwaukee premiere.

WORLD CINEMA “In The Family.” Chip Hines, a precocious 6-year-old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. After Cody’s death in a car accident, Joey learns that Cody’s sister – not he – has been named Chip’s guardian…. Friday & Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 7 & 9 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: EXPERIMENTAL TUESDAYS “The Observers.” The first feature-length work by acclaimed experimental filmmaker Jacqueline Goss is a haunting, minimalist landscape film in which the land and sky of Mt. Washington, N.H., form a varying frame for two climatologists as they go about the solitary and steadfast work of measuring and recording the weather. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7: LA REBELLION SERIES Beginning in the late 1960s, a number of promising African and African American students entered the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, recruited under a concerted initiative to be more responsive to various communities of color. Continuing well beyond their college days, these filmmakers came to represent the first sustained undertaking to forge an alternative Black Cinema practice in the United States. 7 p.m.

“The Observers” Nov. 13

Wednesdays, Nov. 14 & 28: INTERSECTIONS: GENDER & MULTICULTURAL FILM SERIES This series explores aspects of diversity, identity and social justice through a wide variety of highly praised, thoughtprovoking films, followed by discussion led by a skilled facilitator or expert guest host. 1-3 p.m. Bolton Hall, room 196.



Wednesday, Nov. 14:

Monday, Nov. 5:

SHARE THE EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES/ THE NORDIC FILM FESTIVAL “Future of Hope.” This documentary follows individuals who are striving to change the world of consumerism, and a system of credit and debt that the Icelandic economy has built on for over a decade, focusing on sustainable developments in organic farming, business, innovation, renewable energy and the environment. 7 p.m.

“Behind the Music: The Klezmatics on the Making of Contemporary Klezmer.” The Klezmatics will give a free presentation on the various ways they use traditional material to inform new composed and improvised music. A Year of the Arts collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies series “Roots & Restlessness: Jewish Lives in the Arts.” Hillel Milwaukee Joseph & Vera Zilber Building, 3053 N. Stowell Ave.

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 15-18:

Wednesday, Nov. 7:

THE NORDIC FILM FESTIVAL This third annual festival includes films from all the Nordic countries – Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Greenland. Presented by the Scandinavian Studies Program at UWM and made possible with support from the Nordic Council of Ministers, the UWM Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, and the Union Theatre. All screenings are free.

Sister Talk: Multicultural Women’s Circle. Time for self and sisterhood to openly discuss various joys and concerns in a diverse, comfortable and supportive environment. Open to all. 1-3 p.m. Bolton Hall, room 196.

Tuesday, Nov. 27: EXPERIMENTAL TUESDAYS “Twenty Cigarettes.” In anticipation of filmmaker James Benning’s visit, Experimental Tuesdays presents his 2010 catalogue of 20 single-shot portraits, each finding its discrete duration in the time it takes its subject to smoke a cigarette. 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the UWM Film Department.

Dia de los Muertos celebration Nov. 1 & 2

ET CETERA Thursday & Friday, Nov. 1-2: Dia de los Muertos. The Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos celebrates the idea of unity between life and death as a part of the cycle of life. Join in the celebration that incorporates music, art, food, mask-making and more. Performances and reception Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Union Concourse. A Year of the Arts event.

Fridays, Nov. 2-Dec. 14: Planetarium Show: “Northern Lights.” The aurora borealis, better known as the northern lights, are nature’s own light show. As we approach the solar maximum, when the sun is most active, more dramatic northern lights are expected. Visitors will learn what causes the northern lights and where to view them. Plus a tour of the current night sky and a Q&A session. 7-8 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium.

“As Goes Janesville” Nov. 28

Wednesday, Nov. 28: LOCALLY GROWN The Nohl Fellows Program: “As Goes Janesville.” Brad Lichtenstein follows three years in the lives of laid-off workers trying to reinvent themselves; business leaders aligned with Gov. Scott Walker to promote a pro-business agenda to woo companies to town; and a state senator trying to bring peace to his warring state and protect workers’ rights. 7 p.m.

Fridays in November: The Science Bag: “All My Bugs.” An interactive show by Rudi Strickler, Biological Sciences. 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Sunday matinee 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Physics Building, room 137. Sponsored by the College of Letters & Science and the Halbert & Alice Kadish Fund in the

Trivia Night: “Year of the Arts.” 7-9 p.m. Union Gasthaus.

Friday, Nov. 9: The Scholar and the Library. Kelsie Pattillo, Ph.D. candidate in linguistics and a recipient of the 2012-13 Chancellor’s Golda Meir Library Scholar Award, presents “Cross-linguistic Naming Patterns and Historical Change in the Human Limbs.” 2 p.m. Golda Meir Library, room E281, second floor, east wing. 414-229-4345. “GLIDE.” A biennial virtual conference that disseminates cutting-edge research on topics related to interactions between designers and global issues surrounding food, nutrition, art and health. A Year of the Arts-affiliated event.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Ettinger Book Artist Series (see p. 24).

Wednesday, Nov. 14:

UWM Foundation.

Saturday, Nov. 3: 35th Annual UWM Autumn Pow Wow (see p. 15).

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Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series: Scott Emmons, interim dean of the Peck School of the Arts, speaks on “The Place of the Arts in American Society.” A Year of the Arts collaboration with the School of Continuing Education. Sam Comroe & Marc Elliot. Sam Comroe, a stand-up comic, and Marc Elliot, a renowned speaker, share their experiences living with Tourette Syndrome. 7 p.m. Union Ballroom. Lyrical Sanctuary welcomes Jeronica “Nemo” Brister and Genesis Renji. These youthful voices depict a hunger for knowledge, a thirst for respect and a representation of the emergence of a new poetic and soulful generation. 8 p.m. Union Alumni Fireside Lounge.

Thursday, Nov. 15: Year of the Arts Guest Lecture: New Yorker music critic Alex Ross discusses the roles of music critics, authors and scholars. 5 p.m. Gold Meir Library Conference Center.

Friday, Nov. 16: As part of his residency at the Peck School of the Arts, New Yorker music critic Alex Ross will be the featured speaker at the Music Department Convocation. 12 p.m. Recital Hall. A Year of the Arts event.

Monday, Nov. 18:

Holistic Healing: Traditional Chinese Medicine & Herbs. Monica Judge, an independent alternative healthcare professional and owner of New Earth Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine LLC, explores a variety of traditional Chinese healing techniques. 12-1:30 p.m. Bolton Hall 196.

Rudi Strickler presents the November Science Bag.

Samir El-Youssef, “Writing for Peace.” A presentation by the author of A Treaty of Love, The Illusion of Return and Gaza Blues (co-authored with Etgar Keret). A Year of the Arts collaboration with Boswell Books and the Center for Jewish Studies series “Roots & Restlessness: Jewish Lives in the Arts.” 7 p.m. Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave.

Edward Wilkommen GeoFocus Lecture (see p. 24).

Monday, Nov. 12:

LGBT FILM/VIDEO FESTIVAL “From Mohammed to Maya.” Director Jeff Roy and Maya Jafer to attend! The story of Maya Jafer (formerly Mohammed Jafer), a 42-year-old South Asian Muslim from Chennai, India, as she makes her gender transformation while enduring the persecution of her family and religion. Presented by the UWM LGBT Resource Center as part of the UWM LGBT Studies 2012 Sex and Gender Spectra Conference. 7 p.m.

WORLD CINEMA “Neighboring Sounds.” A masterful and searing reflection on class, architecture, violence and noise. Middle-class life in Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private-security firm. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Friday 7 p.m; Saturday 9 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 8:

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Herbs Nov. 12

Thursday, Nov. 29:

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1:

Artists Now: Hans Gindlesberger. Dead Reckoning. Gindlesberger discusses his most recent project, which combines architectural and photographic processes to create sites that interweave global history with familial memory. Arts Center Lecture Hall (room 120).

Artists Now: Emmanuel Pratt – “Reframing the Discourse.” Pratt will discuss reframing the discourse on urban decline through the interface of asset-based community development, social economics, appled science and project-based experiential learning. 7 p.m. Arts Center Lecture Hall (room 120).

AstroBreak: “Perseus, the Hero.” This fall constellation representing the Greek hero is connected to many richly woven myths. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium.

Object Jewelry Sale. Students from the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area in the Department Art & Design will present at least 500 pieces of jewelry that are unique and sometimes outrageous in design but all address the idea of value, preciousness or “cheapness.” 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Union Concourse.

Wednesday, Nov. 28: AstroBreak: “The 5 closest and 5 brightest stars.” Some of the brightest stars actually are close to us – but not all. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium. Artists Now: Xavier Toubes – “Work, Intuition and Practice.” Toubes shares his way of working and elaborates on his recent work in ceramic sculpture and mixed media. 7 p.m. Arts Center Lecture Hall (room 120). Great Books Roundtable Discussion. Marcel Proust, “Combray I/Overture,” part one of Swann’s Way (1913). 7 p.m. Golda Meir Library, Special Collections, fourth floor. 414-229-4345.

Nohl Fellowship Exhibition at Inova by Beth Stafford



he Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) at UWM is featuring an exhibition of workkby the artists who received the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists in 2011. The exhibition continues through Dec. 9 at Inova/ Kenilworth. It brings together work by three artists in the Established category: Nicolas Lampert, Brad Lichtenstein and Sonja Thomsen; and three artists and one artist collective in the Emerging category: American Fantasy Classics (Brittany Ellenz, Liza Pflughoft, Alec Regan, Oliver Sweet), Richard Galling, Hans Gindlesberger and Sarah Gail Luther. Lampert is a senior lecturer in the Department of Art & Design at UWM, while two fellows have past connections to UWM. Gindlesberger was adjunct assistant professor and area head of photography in the Department of Art & Design, and Lichtenstein was a lecturer in film and founder of DocUWM. The fellows were chosen in November 2011 from a field of 143 applicants by a panel of three jurors. For more information about the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program, visit http:// Gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday-Sunday noon-5 p.m., and Thursday noon-8 p.m. A description of exhibited works by each artist follows, as well as a listing of special events. The exhibition and events are free and open to the public. ESTABLISHED ARTISTS Nicolas Lampert: For this exhibition, Lampert has collaborated with Paul Kjelland on a new series of prints and commemorative athletic uniforms that celebrate the history of the Milwaukee Commandos, a group of young black men who worked alongside Father James Groppi in the fair housing struggles of the mid-1960s. Brad Lichtenstein: Described as a compassionate filmmaker – “there is visible heart behind every shot” – Lichtenstein screens a compilation of excerpts from “As Goes Janesville,” as well his earlier films. Sonja Thomsen: For the exhibition, Thomsen displays her first foray into sculpture, “trace of possibility,” a 14-foot steel and polycarbonate structure, placed in relation to “witness,” a large photograph on vinyl. Other new works are “nexus,” a changing series of archival pigment prints, and “vessel,” nine small whiteon-white still lifes on vinyl displayed with a larger, figurative image. EMERGING ARTISTS American Fantasy Classics: AFC has created an immersive mixed-media installation, “The Streets of New Milwaukee.” The work also is described as the “congealed essence of AFC’s swan song.” 17 • UWM REPORT • November 2012

In the summer of 2012, after nearly two years of “arduous collaboration, trial and cross-contamination,” their clubhouse, living quarters, studios and gallery headquarters at 631 E. Center St. were destroyed by fire. AFC activates its installation two remaining times in November, with a host of collaborators and special guests. Richard Galling: The gallery features a series of recent paintings. Through process and reference, Galling’s work posits a consideration of the contemporary by way of “abstract painting.” Mechanical marks and patterns, derived from stenciling, masks and paint released from squeeze bottles, are combined with casual and incidental gestures of the hand. Hans Gindlesberger: Through “Partial Architectures,” the artist examines how contemporary society constructs and represents concepts of place. The work is a collection of archival pigment prints, cyanotypes and laser-etched negatives displayed on a light box. It began with a roll of film shot by Gindlesberger’s grandfather in Germany during World War II. Sarah Gail Luther: The artist has spent the year exploring hundreds of abandoned Milwaukee plots to select five pieces of land with a particular feel, interest or beauty. She then created field guides for each location. These field guides, and a cubic foot of soil and plant material from each site, are on view at Inova. Also included is a flower cart with bouquets from each location. On Saturdays, she distributes the bouquets in different public locations to encourage people to explore the abandoned sites. SPECIAL EVENTS Wednesday, Nov. 7: Artists Now! Hans Gindlesberger: “Dead Reckoning.” Gindlesberger discusses his most recent project, combining architectural and photographic processes to create sites that interweave global history with familial memory. 7 p.m. Arts Center Lecture Hall. Thursday, Nov. 8: American Fantasy Classics Presents: Nite Life. Walk “The Streets of New Milwaukee” and experience arts and entertainment, architecture, cuisine, nightclubs, dancing, education, cinema and friendship. 6 p.m. Inova/Kenilworth. Wednesday, Nov. 28: Locally Grown film series: “As Goes Janesville.” Lichtenstein’s documentary catapults viewers into America’s debate over the future of the middle class. 7 p.m. Union Theatre. Thursday, Nov. 29: American Fantasy Classics Presents: Nite Life (see Nov. 8). 6 p.m. Inova/ Kenilworth. Thursday, Dec: 6: Sarah Gail Luther: “A Guide to the Field Guides.” 6 p.m. Inova/Kenilworth.



4 1 Nicolas Lampert & Paul Kjelland, “The Commandos and Father James Groppi,” 2012 (with permission from the Wisconsin Historical Society for use of image #WHS-1912, a 1968 photograph by Howard M. Berliant) 2 Hans Gindlesberger, “Untitled #1” (Overlooking Nürnberg, Bavaria, from Sinwell Tower) from the series “Partial Architectures,” 2011-12 3 Brad Lichtenstein, “As Goes Janesville,” 2012 4 Richard Galling, “12-011,” 2012


Juggling Dr. Death and social change by Kathy Quirk

N ot too many professors see words like “thrills,

Look no further for a new spot to host small meetings, department events, recruitment open houses, photo/art displays, press conferences and book signings. The School of Continuing Education Conference Services can offer you access to meeting and display space located on the second floor of the Shops of Grand Avenue’s Plankinton Building at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Amenities include 1,000 square feet, seating for 25, WiFi and skywalk access to other downtown hotspots. Catering and AV services also are available. There is easy access to mall parking at a cost. The new UWM Grand Avenue space now is available Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Other hours are considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact School of Continuing Education Conference Services at 414227-3195 or to book this space or any of SCE’s other 13 conference and meeting rooms.

FEMA TAPS UWM EXPERTISE ON NOV. 15 UWM faculty, staff and students will participate in a joint UWM and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Summit on Thursday, Nov. 15. Sessions will run throughout the day. “The purpose of the summit is to build a university-wide and agency-wide partnership with the goal of improving emergency management responses,” says Stan Stojkovic, dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. The UWM/FEMA connection was forged by two UWM alumni and a criminal justice student, who worked with FEMA officials to help coordinate the nation’s first FEMA Think Tank. The goal of the summit is to begin relationships that could lead UWM and FEMA to collaborate on the following: emergency management-related research; establishing a structure for a cross-discipline approach to emergency management through innovation and research projects; using the FEMA Think Tank for project facilitation among academic and other community partners; developing a curriculum in emergency management preparedness; and obtaining individual input and constructive criticism of the FEMA Think Tank to assist the agency in refining a future vision. There is no charge to attend the summit. More information is available at

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horror, chills” on the covers of their publications. But Aaron Schutz, professor in UWM’s Department of Educational Policy & Community Studies, combines his education scholarship and teaching with a sideline as a successful science fiction writer. An anthology of his science fiction writing, The League of Almost Super Heroes, came out this year, around the same time that his more academic Collective Action for Social Change was released in paperback. (Marie Sandy, an assistant professor in the same department, is co-author of this textbook on community organizing.) “It’s a completely different type of writing than I usually do these days,” Schutz says of his exploration of science fiction and fantasy. “I actually started out as a fiction writer, and then became an academic. It’s great training, because fiction writers are always sending stuff out to publishers, getting rejections all the time. The first time I got a set of grumpy reviews about an article, I thought it was great because you usually just get a printed rejection slip for fiction.” Schutz has loved science fiction since he was a child. He always wanted to be a writer, but got serious when he won a story-writing contest in high school and was invited to join a monthly workshop in his hometown with award-winning writers Kate Wilhelm and Damon Knight. He eventually earned a master’s degree in creative writing from New York University before changing career directions and earning his doctorate in education. Through the years, he’s written numerous academic articles and books on community organizing, social change and progressive visions of democratic education. In his off-campus life, he’s also actively engaged in the community, most recently with a group of churches working to increase their spending on minority businesses.

After being published in a science fiction magazine, Schutz’s novelette was turned into a graphic novel.

Aaron Schutz

THE BIRTH OF DR. DEATH He had mostly stopped writing fiction. Then, a few years ago, right before he and his wife adopted daughters Hiwot and Sheta, a three-day novel-writing contest inspired him to take a short break from regular responsibilities and do some serious

creative writing. The result was a novelette, Dr. Death vs. the Vampire, which was published in the magazine Fantasy and Science Fiction and then turned into a graphic novel by A. Kaviraj at Champion Comics, an online publisher. Schutz describes the novelette as the story of Dr. Death, an antihero and sometime member of the League of Almost Superheroes. His superpower is the ability to feel the emotions of people around him. Ironically, Dr. Death isn’t really that empathetic, and he has decided it’s his calling to euthanize people whom he believes would be happier dead. On the run from the law on a Greyhound bus, he runs into a “vampire” of sorts, and a conflict begins. “This is weird stuff,” says Schutz happily. Champion Comics published another story, “Dr. Death vs. the Zombie,” based on Schutz’s character, and is working on continuing the series. Schutz advises them at times, but says he’s done with the characters himself. “It’s kind of dark, but it’s just this fun other piece of my life,” says Schutz of his science-fiction and fantasy writing. “You get to play out all sorts of interesting things.” When Dr. Death came out in 2010, Schutz announced it briefly on his education blog: “Just so people know that us academics are not completely pedantic, my novelette, ‘Dr. Death vs. the Vampire,’ has just been published in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.” He added: “My wife got very nervous when I had a bunch of books on how to poison people laying around the house.” Schutz says he’d like to do more fiction writing, but the rest of his busy life means that probably won’t be happening much in the near future. He’s busy with his UWM research and teaching, writing academic articles and books, engaging in community work and raising his daughters – whose tastes run to much lighter fantasies. “I need another three-day Memorial Day weekend novel-writing challenge.”

UWM community salutes veterans Nov. 12-16 by Beth Stafford

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12-16 with “Bringing It Home,” a series of special events that includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new campus Military and Veterans Resource Center on Monday, Nov 12. The weeklong observation kicks off Nov. 12 at 7 a.m. on Spaights Plaza with the National Roll Call, a reading of the names of U.S. military members who have lost their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The reading, which takes about eight hours, will continue into the afternoon. Simultaneous readings are taking place at campuses across the country. Students who sign up to be readers will receive a T-shirt commemorating this effort. Also planned for Spaights Plaza is a “Boots on Campus” display, with pairs of combat boots signifying the presence of student military and veterans on campus. A display of American flags on the grassy areas of the plaza will honor those in the UWM community who are serving, or have served, in the military. Dryhootch Coffee House, a nonprofit established to provide a social space where veterans can connect, will bring its coffee van to Spaights Plaza. At 9 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the Military and Veterans Resource Center. The center is located on the ground floor of the UWM Union in the Terrace area. Invited guests include Chancellor Michael R. Lovell and other dignitaries, including Gerald V. Kapinos, the original founder and current director of operations for the national Student Veterans of America office in Washington, D.C. Kapinos is a Wisconsin native and started SVA while a student at UW-Madison. Special activities continue in the Union Wisconsin Room from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Programming includes a student-veterans panel from 10-11 a.m., discussing the student experience at UWM. A National Moment of Silence, connected with similar efforts at other universities, is at 11:05 a.m. Lovell will speak at 11:30 a.m., followed by other speakers. “I Am UWM,” a special photo exhibit in the Union Concourse on Monday afternoon, will feature faculty, students and staff who are military or veterans. Participants will display a photo of themselves during their military service and another photo picturing them on the UWM campus. The exhibit is being coordinated with the UWM Union Art Gallery.

The day will conclude at the end of the National Roll Call with the playing of “Taps.” Also part of the weeklong observation will be brown-bag lunches and noontime presentations on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 14. Topics will relate to the student-veteran experience. Throughout the week, Military Honor Pins will be distributed. Orange designates military or student veteran; purple, military or veteran staff, faculty or admininistrator; blue, immediate family member of someone currently serving; yellow, community supporter of the Armed Forces. The week’s activities are coordinated by the Military and Veterans Resource Center, Student Veterans of America chapter at UWM, and the Veterans Advisory Council, a group of UWM faculty, staff and students who are concerned about fostering a veteran-friendly and inclusive campus. “Bringing It Home” also is supported by the Division of Student Affairs. More information and updates are available at

Stand Down Milwaukee, Racine Students from the College of Nursing helped veterans at two recent Stand Down events in Milwaukee and Racine, offering veterans a variety of free health screenings. Students worked with Sandra Millon Underwood, professor of nursing, in the service learning project. “At the Stand Down, myself and other nursing students from UWM and UW-Parkside provided vision screening for the veterans,” says Keighla Mueller, a sophomore pre-nursing student and undergraduate research fellow working with Underwood. “For me, this was both an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the veterans as well as practice my clinical skills. Many of the veterans we saw were in desperate need of reading glasses, and I was so happy to be able to provide them with a free pair at our event. All of the veterans were so thankful for the service we provided, and I left feeling incredibly rewarded.”

Nursing students Jennifer Blum and Amy Crook take part in the Stand Down.

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Technology that Works for You

UWM Cloud-Services Advisory Committee Aims to Help University Navigate Cloud-Related Issues It’s a new day and age—one where buying and maintaining physical servers to house storage or operate applications is giving way more and more to potentially having these resources hosted remotely in “the cloud.” This relatively new concept comes with a myriad of legal, security, technology, and privacy issues that need to be weighed and understood prior to an area or department making an informed decision about whether cloud-based services are right for them. To aid in this endeavor, this past spring the UWM Cloud-Services Advisory Committee (CSAC) was created. The group consists of a broad range of representatives from multiple areas of the University including UWM Information Security, Office of Legal Affairs, University Information Technology Services (UITS), College of Letters and Sciences, University Safety and Assurances, Internal Audit, Purchasing Office, and UW System. Meeting bi-weekly, the CSAC aspires to communicate to and serve as a resource for the University community regarding issues and “best practices” for procuring and maintaining cloud-based services. “Cloud-based services offer many benefits but also come with some inherent risk,” said Michael Enstrom, CSAC committee member. “Our goal is to make individuals aware of these issues before they decide to buy into them. There’s a large demand for individuals looking for ways to make the best use of the cloud and we want to be able to guide them towards doing so in a productive, thoughtful way.”

Benefits and Risks Cloud services include everything from infrastructure to software, processing power and storage. Using a cloud service that houses and maintains these resources is attractive for multiple reasons. By not having applications or storage housed on campus, going to the cloud can save both money (servers and hardware don’t need to be purchased or maintained) and resources (hardware, facilities and staff dedicated to a particular service outsourced to the cloud can now be reassigned to other University IT business). Utilizing the cloud can also provide better flexibility. For instance, by housing a software application on the cloud, a department or university can pay for exactly the amount of space and licenses it needs. Year to year, this demand can either increase or decrease, allowing the cloud customer to only buy what is needed. But with these advantages come risks. Housing data and applications with a third party outside of the University’s direct control raises some important concerns over the security for and access to this information. Federal laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability

What happens to the data you’ve given to that vendor? Is your data still secured somewhere, or has it been ‘handed-off ’ to a third party with whom you may have no formalized legal agreement to protect your confidential data? What happens if the cloud-based service you use suddenly ceases to function, such as in the event of a natural disaster impacting a data center? What kinds of business continuity such as back-up or a switchover to another provider can you promise those who may need to access the information? These are just some of the questions we’re considering.” With all of these considerations, the importance of structuring contracts with third party cloud providers becomes paramount. “We want to equip individuals with the information they need to make an informed decision,” said Enstrom. “We plan on being an informative resource to the University community regarding these questions and issues. No one should be ‘operating in the dark’ when making cloud-based decisions and purchases.”

Work Ahead “We want to equip individuals with the information they need to make an informed decision,” said Enstrom. “We plan on being an informative resource to the University community regarding these questions and issues. No one should be ‘operating in the dark’ when making cloud-based decisions and purchases.” Michael Engstrom, CSAC committee member and Accountability Act (HIPAA) both mandate requirements for the access and storage of certain confidential and sensitive data—legal issues that must be considered and adhered to when utilizing the cloud. “There are some uncharted territories to consider,” said Enstrom. “Say you’ve contracted with a cloud-service company to store your data, or to run an application from the cloud, and due to whatever reason that company goes out of business. 20 • UWM REPORT • November 2012

As the committee continues its research and hones its recommendations, the CSAC is enacting a broad plan to communicate its shared expertise and guidance on cloud-service topics with the University. In September, the group presented at the monthly UWM Tech Users meeting. Last month, the CSAC was featured prominently in a UW System event held at UWM for procurement specialists. Presentations are forthcoming at the Academic Deans Council and the Information Technology Policy Committee (ITPC). A website is being constructed and publications developed to provide easy reference for information about potential cloud-based issues. “There is so much to consider when looking at the cloud,” said Enstrom. “By identifying these issues and providing recommended solutions, we hope to provide the University with the consistency and clarity it needs for the procurement, implementation and ongoing support of cloud-based services.”

UWM Telephone Dialing Instructions UWM has a new long-distance carrier; CenturyLink has replaced AT&T. With this change, it is more important than ever that the correct dialing procedure be used for outbound office calls made from University 229 and 227 prefixes. “We want to really stress to everyone that it is imperative that they dial ‘8’ when dialing long-distance and ‘9’ for local calls,” said Michelle Schartner, budget manager, University Information Technology Services (UITS). “By not following this procedure correctly, departments can incur and be billed substantial phone charges.”

Dialing Guide Long Distance: Domestic Direct Dial: 8 + 1 + area code + 7-digit number International Direct Dial: 8 + 011 + country code + local number Toll-free (8xx): 9 + 1 + 8xx + 7-digit number

How to Save Money Although most local calling is free, charges can be incurred for calls to operator assistance, directory assistance and some 262 area code numbers. To save on costs, individuals can choose to use free online directory assistance at Additionally, when using directory assistance, whether free online or through a pay service by calling, dial the number yourself rather than having the operator connect you. Operator-assisted calls can be costly, especially for international calls. To determine which 262 area code numbers are treated as long-distance (dial “8”) versus local (dial “9”), check the AT&T Local Calling Area website at This will help prevent individuals from dialing a 262 area code number as if it were a local call, when in fact it may be billed as a long-distance one.

Directory and Operator Assistance: Campus: 0 or 1122 Off-campus: 8 + 1 + area code + 555-1212 Toll-free (8xx): 9 + 1 + 8xx + 555-1212 Local Calling: Campus to 414 Area Code: 9 + 7-digit number Campus to long-distance 262 Area Code: 8 + 1 + 262 + 7-digit number Campus to local 262 Area Code: 9 + 1 + 262 + 7-digit number Campus 229 Prefix Calls: Dial last 4 digits of number

Expand Your Technology Horizons Through Learning TECHniques Looking to learn something new or further your mastery of a particular technology service or program? Learning TECHniques is at your service. Offering small, non-credit, hands-on technology training to all faculty, staff and students, Learning TECHniques covers a wide variety of topics including pantherLINK and pantherFILE, Adobe Photoshop, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, and Web Content Management (CMS) to name a few. Training sessions about UWM enterprise services such as pantherLINK, pantherFILE and CMS are offered at no cost and online tutorials for these three services can be found online at

Make Sure You’re Set Up to Use the “UWMWiFi” Option! UWM WiFi is now available in Bolton Hall (on the basement, first and second floors), Lubar Hall, Lapham Hall, EMS, and the new Zilber School of Public Health with additional capacity recently added in the Union and Library to better meet the wireless needs of the University community. To set-up personal laptops, smartphones and tablets to use the preferred secure “UWMWiFi” option, visit for manual set-up instructions as well as an automated tool for Windows 7 devices. It is important to note that in order to set up a device, an individual must be present in a location where UWM WiFi is available. Faculty and staff with Universityowned devices should consult with their local IT professional about device set-up. Keep in mind that when using UWM WiFi, it is important to select the “UWMWiFi” option out of the choices given. The “Public” option is not recommended for University business.

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“We’re working to provide the University community with the resources necessary to master IT enterprise services,” said Therese Bohn, Learning TECHniques. “We want people to walk away enlightened and empowered.” New offerings still available this fall include updated pantherFILE Web Client, as well as pantherFILE Xythos Client training sessions which reviews new features and tools found in the service including bookmarks and thumbnail view. Also available is “Using Warehouse Student Data” which guides individuals through the resources available when querying student data from the UWM Data Warehouse. A full schedule of fall training sessions can be found at, with the spring semester roster available online in January.

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SPORTS ROUNDUP By Kevin J. O’Connor, Associate Athletic Director–Communications

2012-13 basketball preview

PANTHER MEN The Panther men’s basketball team is hoping to make its return to campus a memorable one in the 2012-13 season. UWM returns three starters and eight letter-winners from a team that posted a 20-14 mark a season ago. A talented group of newcomers joins the mix as Milwaukee looks to again make its mark in the Horizon League. Throw in the fact that the Panthers are playing all of their home games this season at the on-campus Klotsche Center, and there is plenty of excitement leading into the season (see the calendar on page 14). Milwaukee did lose three key performers from a season ago, including All-League point guard Kaylon Williams, multiyear starter Tony Meier and defensive stalwart Ryan Allen, who is in training camp with the Chicago Bulls. That likely accounts for UWM being picked sixth in the league preseason poll, as well as the Panthers having no one on the preseason All-League teams. But the group UWM does have around is plenty talented. Senior James Haarsma tops the list of returnees after averaging 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game a season ago. He earned Horizon League Player of the Week honors early in the season and just missed out on league All-Newcomer recognition. Starters Paris Gulley and Kyle Kelm also return after taking on key roles a season ago. Gulley started 29 games and averaged better than 8 points per contest, while Kelm started 20 games and averaged almost 8 points per contest. Milwaukee will also boast veteran depth off the bench as well. Ryan Haggerty has played in 80 games in his first three seasons at UWM, while Christian Wolf has three years of Division I experience under his belt. Plus, senior Demetrius Harris played in 19 games a season ago after transferring from Mineral

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Area College and is now expected to play a more expanded role. UWM is looking for a new point guard in 201213 with the departure of Williams. But confidence is running high that junior college transfer Jordan Aaron can fill the void. Aaron played the past two seasons at Southeastern Community College and was highly sought-after before coming to Milwaukee. J.J. Panoske will hit the active roster this season after redshirting a year ago. Panoske was an All-State performer at Randolph High School and is expected to be a big contributor both inside and out in 2012-13. With the departure of Butler to the Atlantic 10, UWM now takes over the mantle of winningest Horizon League program over the last 12 years. The Panthers are the only school to average more than 10 league wins per season in that time, and Milwaukee has been below .500 in league play just once in 12 years. UWM’s 130-70 mark in 12 seasons bests Wright State (113-87) by 17 games, and those are the only two schools to win at least 100 league games in that time. Defending league regular-season champion Valparaiso is this year’s preseason favorite, garnering 40 of 44 first-place votes in the preseason poll. Tournament champion Detroit was picked to finish second. PANTHER WOMEN The Panther women’s basketball program is looking forward to a new start as the 2012-13 season gets under way. Kyle Rechlicz is starting her first season as the head coach in Milwaukee and has hit the ground running. The Panthers actually took the court for practices early in October, and the excitement was obvious. “I think for the coaches there was a lot of excitement and energy when we first stepped onto the court,” Rechlicz said. “There were a lot of nerves for the team on what to expect, but all in all, everyone stepped on the court focused and ready to take the next step for the program.” The list of Panther returnees includes senior guard Sami Tucker, who was the only player on the roster to start all 30 games a season ago. She finished second on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg) and rebounding (3.7 rpg). Junior guard Angela Rodriguez also returns. She made 28 starts, missing two contests because of injury. She averaged 10.4 points per game and led the Panthers in three-point field goals and minutes played. Sophomore Ashley Green is also back after claiming a spot on the league’s All-Newcomer team a year ago. Green led the team in scoring during Horizon League play (12.0 ppg) and finished the year averaging 10.4 points per contest. She also pitched in with 5.4 rebounds per game. Plus, UWM adds a large group of new faces, including five freshmen. Six-foot-three Jessica Prince and 6-foot-1 Avyanna Young should boost the frontcourt, while Princess German and Sydney Howard will add depth in the backcourt. Pewaukee’s Jordyn Swan should be able to play a number of positions. A familiar face also returns to the active roster, as Danielle Jorgenson will play this season after sitting out a year ago.

After winning nine games a season ago and taking seventh place in the Horizon League, the Panthers have been picked for that same spot this season. Tucker did claim a spot on the preseason All-League second team. The Panthers, though, are putting forth plenty of effort to exceed those expectations and move ahead from their 2011-12 finish. “I do think that there is a genuine level of excitement and intensity,” Rechlicz said of her team’s work during the preseason. “We have had some surprises in people stepping up, and I am excited to see who continues to make a push to be in our lineup for our first game.” The Panthers will also face plenty of challenges on their schedule. UWM will take on seven teams in non-conference play that participated in postseason tournaments in 2012, including three NCAA Tournament teams. In addition, UWM will take on seven squads that won at least 20 games a season ago. “We are really excited for the challenge,” Rechlicz said. “It’s a great schedule to show us where we are at before we head into conference play. With all of the teams that were in the postseason last year, it will show our players the level that we need to play at in order to be a postseason team as well. And, by the time we hit league play, we will be prepared.” Perennial league power Green Bay has again earned the role as league favorite, with Detroit picked for second.


Health insurance plan terms made easier Understanding health plan coverage can be a challenge. Here is a list of commonly used terms. Though the list is not exhaustive, the terms are intended to be educational. Terms may differ between plans, so always refer to your plan (see your Summary of Benefits and plan document for specific details). See the graphic on this page for an example showing how deductibles, co-insurance and out-ofpocket limits work together in a real-life situation. Allowed Amount: Maximum amount on which payment is based for covered healthcare services. This may be called “eligible expense,� “payment allowance� or “negotiated rate.� If your provider charges more than the allowed amount, you may have to pay the difference (see Balance Billing and UCR.) Balance Billing: When a provider bills you for the difference between the healthcare service provider’s charge and the allowed amount. For example, if the provider’s charge is $100 and the allowed amount is $70, the provider may bill you for the remaining $30. A preferred provider may not balance-bill you for covered services. Co-Insurance: Your share of costs of a covered healthcare service, calculated as a percentagP (for example, 20%) of the allowed amount for the service. You pay co-insurance plus any deductibles you owe. For example, if the health insurance plan’s allowed amount for an office visit is $100 and you’ve met your deductible (if applicable), your co-insurance payment of 20% would be $20. The health insurance plan pays the rest of the allowed amount. In-network co-insurance usually costs less than out-of-network co-insurance. Co-Payment: A fixed amount (for example, $15) you pay for a covered healthcare service, usually when you receive the service. The amount can vary by the type of covered healthcare service. In-network co-payments usually are less than outof-network co-payments. Deductible: The amount you owe for healthcare services your health insurance plan covers (if applicable) before your health insurance plan begins to pay. For example, if your deductible is $1,000, your plan won’t pay anything until you’ve met your $1,000 deductible for covered healthcare services subject to the deductible. The deductible may not apply to all services. Emergency Medical Condition: An illness, injury, symptom or condition so serious that a reasonable person seeks care right away to avoid severe harm. Excluded Services: Healthcare services that your health insurance plan doesn’t pay for or cover. Health Insurance Plan: A plan contract that requires your health insurer to pay some or all of your healthcare costs in exchange for a premium. Your employer provides the plan(s) as a benefit to you to pay for your healthcare services.

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GEOFOCUS LECTURE EXAMINES CHANGING ARCTIC Lawson Brigham, distinguished professor of geography and Arctic policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks, will give the 2012 Edward Wilkommen GeoFocus Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library. The title of his lecture is “The New Maritime Arctic: Global Connections and Changing Access.” Before earning his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University, Brigham was a Coast Guard officer for 25 years, and was captain of the polar icebreaker Polar Sea on expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. He is a councilor of the American Geographical Society and has served as a research fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, faculty member at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Naval Postgraduate School, deputy director of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and chair of the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment. His research interests include polar environmental change, marine policy and ocean security issues, satellite remote sensing of sea ice and permafrost, marine navigation systems, coastal oceanography, polar environmental management and sustainable use. This is the fifth presentation of GeoFocus: The Edward Wilkommen Geology and Geography Lecture Series, sponsored by Wilkommen, a retired engineer and longtime AGS Library supporter. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception precedes the lecture at 5:30 p.m. The AGS Library is located on the third floor, east wing of the

WELCOME, NEW CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES Michael Brickner, IS Technical Services–Senior, UITS Ben Clinton, Custodian, Custodial Services Ellen Daly, IS Business Automation–Senior, Graduate School Roberta Efraimson, Academic Department Specialist, Anthropology ReAunza Hamilton, Custodian, Custodial Services Nicole Kennedy, Custodian, Custodial Services Breana Lee, Custodian, Custodial Services Eileen Kopp, University Executive Staff Assistant, Academic Affairs Samuel Miller, Custodian, Custodial Services Nakendra Pate, Custodian, Custodial Services Stephen Smith, University Services Program Associate, School of Continuing Education Kabbauj Vang, Medical Assistant 2, Student Affairs Angela Wickham, University Business Specialist, TRIO & Pre-College Programs

Golda Meir Library building. For more information or special needs, please call 414-229-6282. AWARD-WINNING BOOK ARTIST TO SPEAK IN ETTINGER SERIES Printmaker, letterpress printer and book artist Sarah Bryant will offer a presentation on her work and her reasons for choosing the book as her main art medium as part of this year’s Ettinger Book Artist Series on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Special Collections, located on the fourth floor of the Golda Meir Library. Now in the United Kingdom, Sarah Bryant is proprietor of Big Jump Press ( and is an M.F.A. graduate of the Book Arts Program at

From Sarah Bryant’s Biography (2010).


Call for Proposals 2013 FROMKIN GRANT The UWM Libraries invite proposals for the 2013 Fromkin Research Grant and Lectureship. The grant encourages and assists UWM scholars in all fields of study to conduct research on individuals, groups, movements and ideas, in the Americas and elsewhere, that have influenced the quest for social justice and human rights in the United States. All full-time UWM faculty and academic staff are encouraged to apply, individually or as a group, for this $5,000 award, which is intended to cover costs of research such as support for travel, research assistance or other appropriate expenses. Applications must be received by Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. For more information about the grant and application, visit fromkin/grant.cfm.

The Center for Instructional & Professional Development

MID-SEMESTER EVALUATION CIPD recognizes the importance of collecting student feedback through a variety of means in order to improve teaching and advance student learning. The Mid-semester Evaluation is a confidential process that helps faculty gather and interpret student feedback at the midway point in any course. After the evaluation, a written report provides in-depth insight into areas largely unattended in standardized course evaluations and student ratings. Center Director Anthony Ciccone or Associate Director Connie Schroeder remain available postassessment to assist faculty implementing specific recommendations, as needed. Past experience has shown Mid-semester Evaluation is one of the most effective strategies to improve student learning. For more information, visit the website at cipd. DIVERSITY WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY There is still space available in the November faculty development workshop, “How Can We Infuse Diversity into Our Courses?” This program presents research and strategies for increasing diversity in course offerings. Newer instructors are particularly encouraged to attend as they begin creating and adapting courses at UWM. Seasoned instructors are also encouraged to attend and share their experiences, questions and understanding of the challenges inherent in teaching with diversity.

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the University of Alabama. Her most recent artist’s book, Biography, won the 2011 MCBA Prize and the 2010 Award for Artistic Excellence at Pyramid Atlantic. Bryant’s prints and books are highly conceptual, and her work is noted for its crisp design, vibrant pastel colors and complexity of form. Her books reflect her primary interests in the physical realities of our environment and our emotional relationship to that environment. This is the eighth year the Ettinger Family Foundation has supported the Book Arts Series. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 414-229-4345.

“How Can We Infuse Diversity into Our Courses?” Friday, Nov. 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Union 250 There is considerable discussion about infusing diversity into the curriculum. What does it mean to infuse diversity at the course level? What have other instructors done? Is infusing diversity into the curriculum crucial or possible in some courses but not others? Is “infusion” limited to the choice of authors or content? This cross-disciplinary discussion can serve as an entry point for considering paths to infusing diversity into your course. Please join Andrew Petto, Biological Sciences, in discussing natural points of entry for challenging students to rethink their own perspectives and perspectives within their fields. Bring your own examples and questions about infusing diversity into your courses. For more information, visit the website at cipd. BASIC CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING Anyone interested in pursuing the CIPD Basic Certificate for Professional Development in Teaching and Learning should see the full description on the website at Contact Associate Drector Connie Schroeder, 414-229-5764 or connies@uwm. edu, to express your interest and receive information about the program.

For the Record SUBMISSION GUIDELINES •E  lectronic submissions only, either by email document or Internet (see addresses below). • If an entry requires diacritics or other special marks, a hard copy of the entry noting such marks should be faxed to 414-2296443 as a backup to the electronic submission. •E  nclose names to appear in boldface type in < >. Also enclose all material to be italicized. •D  o not submit grant information to Report. The “Grants” section is supplied by UW System via the Graduate School.

DEADLINES Issue Deadline No January 2013 issue February Fri., Dec. 28 March Wed., Jan. 23 April Wed., Feb. 20 May Fri., March 22 June Wed., April 24 No July or August issues E-mail submissions: Internet submissions:

Some of the Consequences,” presented at the Depto. de Ciência da Informação (Information Science Department), Universidade Estadual Paulista (São Paulo State University), Oct. 14, 2011. Daniel Martínez-Ávila, Hope A. Olson and Margaret Kipp, “Nuevos roles y agentes globales en la organización de la información en bibliotecas,” presented at the X Congreso del Capítulo Español de ISKO, Ferrol, Spain, June 30, 2011.

JOINT APPOINTMENT ECONOMICS/FRESHWATER SCIENCES Itziar Lazkano was one of three recipients of a 2012 FEEM Award, jointly conferred by the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), a nonprofit, nonpartisan Italian research institution, and the European Economic Association, an international organization of economic scientists. With a prize of 5,000 Euros, the award recognizes the best research by a young economist who is 30 years old or younger and no more than three years past his/her Ph.D. defense.





Margaret Atherton presented “Kate Gordon: an Early Pragmatist in Aesthetics” at the Rethinking Pragmatist Aesthetics Conference in Wroclaw, Poland, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS ROBERTO HERNÁNDEZ CENTER Enrique Figueroa was selected by the Green Bay Packers as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. The Packers honored Figueroa Sept. 30 at the Hispanic Heritage game against the New Orleans Saints.

EDUCATION EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION Mary McLean, “Alignment of Curriculum and Assessment with School Readiness Goals,” presented at the Head Start Region IV Meeting, Atlanta, Sept. 10-11.


Robert Schwartz presented “Reading Pictures” at the Rethinking Pragmatist Aesthetics Conference in Wroclaw, Poland, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

PSYCHOLOGY Fred Helmstetter gave the opening address at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society held in Jersey City, NJ, Sept. 21-22. The title of the talk was “Adventures in the neurobiology of trace conditioning.” Several graduate students and postdocs from UWM presented posters at the meeting. Krista M. Lisdahl received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS John Heilmann, R. Channell and T. Malone, “Relationship between verbs, subordinators, and measures or complex syntax,” presented at the annual meeting of the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI, June 7-9.

Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama and the National Institutes of Health (see article in the September issue of UWM Report).

“UWM Professor Launches TCARE, a Caregiver Support Company,” Sept. 27. Stan Stojkovic was quoted in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial piece about the controversy regarding the Milwaukee Police Department’s crime reporting, “The public has the right to know real numbers,” Sept. 3.

Diane Reddy presented “Advantages to Using an Evidence-Based Approach in Designing Online Instruction and Evaluating Student Outcomes” in an extended symposium at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association held in Orlando, FL, in August.

Stan Stojkovic was the center of Urban Milwaukee’s critique of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s coverage of the controversy regarding the Milwaukee Police Department’s crime reporting Sept. 3.

Diane Reddy, Raymond Fleming, Laura Pedrick (Academic Affairs), Karyn Frick, Han Joo Lee, Danielle Jirovec, Christina Wade and Rodney Swain presented “Results of a Randomized Controlled Study of U-Pace Instruction” at the Nineteenth International Conference on Learning held in August at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

Stan Stojkovic was mentioned Sept. 22 in the Milwaukee Courier for being one of seven city leaders to support a campaign to decrease the state’s prison population. Stan Stojkovic was interviewed by WUWM Sept. 25 for a news story titled “Federal Probe into Police Practices Would Not be Unusual Occurrence.”

HELEN BADER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE Daniel Fuhrmann, Michael Fendrich, Lisa K. Berger, C. Plate, D. Lewis and J. Jones presented a paper, “ROC Analysis for the Evaluation of Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) as a Long-term Alcohol Biomarker in Hair and Fingernails: Evidence from a Large College Drinking Study,” at the MidWest SAS Users Group Conference 2012 held in Minneapolis Sept. 16-18. The presentation was placed in the top three out of 19 submissions for Best Paper Presentation in the Statistics section.


Jung Kwak was featured in a WUWM “Lake Effect” program, “Easing the Stress of Caregives in End-of-Life Care,” Sept. 25.

P. Snyder, M.L. Hemmeter, Mary McLean, S. Sandall and T. McLaughlin, “Embedded instruction to support early learning in response-to-intervention frameworks,” in Handbook of response-to-intervention in early childhood, V. Buysse and E. Peisner-Feinberg, eds., Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co., 2012.

EDUCATION CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION Jeffrey M. Hawkins, “Don’t ask and don’t tell the lies my teacher told me: A content analysis of LGBTQ portrayals in textbooks,” pp. 235-257 in The New Politics of the Textbook: Problematizing the Portrayal of Marginalized Groups in Textbooks, 2012.

Rhonda J.V. Montgomery was a panelist on a forum entitled “Determining the Effectiveness of Dementia Focused Interventions Through Program Evaluation,” where she discussed implementing TCARE in the State of Georgia, at the 2012 National Home and Community Based Services Conference pre-conference session for U.S. Administration on Aging grantees in Arlington, VA, Sept. 9.

Donna L. Pasternak, Karen K. Rigoni and N.D. Roberts, “The impact of a professional community on the leadership development of induction-year teachers in the United States,” Professional Development in Education, 2012. DOI:10.1080/19415257.2 012.696074.

Rhonda J.V. Montgomery was the focus of a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article,


FY 2013

Period 2 – August 2012


Federal Total Federal Total

INFORMATION STUDIES Hope A. Olson, “Distilling Essence, Enforcing Shibboleth,” keynote address at I Congresso Brasileiro de Organizaçao e Representaçao do Conhecimento (First Brazilian Conference on Knowledge Organization and Representation), Brasilia, Oct. 22, 2011.

Hope A. Olson, “The Ubiquity of Classification in Western Culture and

$ 3,182,406 $ 3,643,164 $ 7,607,207 $ 11,519,022


$ 1,282,058

Public Service

$ 406,013 $ 1,100,420 $ 1,076,896 $ 4,296,060

Student Aid*

$ 43,500






$ 536,229

$ 1,014,729



$ 5,450,206

$ 7,313,233


Daniel Martínez-Ávila, Melodie J. Fox and Hope A. Olson, “Intersectionality in users of library Knowledge Organization Systems: Lessons learned from the misrepresentation of Latina lesbians,” presented at I Congresso Brasileiro de Organizaçao e Representaçao do Conhecimento (First Brazilian Conference on Knowledge Organization and Representation), Brasilia, Oct. 22, 2011. Hope A. Olson, “Librarians: Women Inexorably Gaining Power: The US/ Canadian Experience and Beyond,” presented at the Information Science and Documentation Program, USP, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, Oct. 17, 2011.


FY 2012

$ 1,511,421

Period 2 – August 2011

$ 2,697,176

$ 11,986,008

$ 3,304,995 $

$ 1,023,118 $20,256,695


Federal Total Federal Total


$ 4,878,347 $ 5,839,634 $ 9,994,469 $ 13,130,062


$ 293,816 $ 600,246 $ 1,026,394 $ 1,834,498

Public Service

$ 753,000 $ 1,032,327 $ 1,488,093 $ 3,778,879

Student Aid

$ 17,263,796

$ 17,292,142

$ 18,772,557

$ 18,800,902


$ 1,345,596

$ 1,393,856

$ 1,667,156

$ 2,113,694


$ 3,850,636

$ 26,158,204

$32,948,669 $39,658,036

Grant information is prepared by the Graduate School. More detailed grant information also is available on the Web at: awards-and-expenditures/. The Student Aid typically recorded in September will be reported in October for FY 2013

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For the Record HEALTH SCIENCES BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES C.J. Wasson, J.L. Zourelias, N.A. Aardsma, Janis T. Eells, M.T. Ganger, J.M. Schober and T.A. Skwor, “Inhibitory effects of 405 nm irradiation on Chlamydia trachomatis growth and characterization of the ensuing inflammatory response in HeLa cells,” BMC Microbiology, Aug. 15, 2012 (e-pub ahead of print).


Society, San Diego, CA, Vol. 34, Aug. 28Sept. 1, 2012, pp. 4788-4791.

INTERDISCIPLINARY Timothy B. Patrick (Health Informatics & Administration), Peter J. Tonellato (Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health) and M.A. Hoffman, “Whose Body? Case Study,” Chapter 12, pp. 256-259 in Health Informatics – A Systems Perspective, G.D. Brown, Timothy B. Patrick and K.S. Pasupathy, eds., Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2012.

A. Dietz, W. Quach, Shelley Lund and M. McKelvey, “AAC Assessment and clinical decision making: The impact of experience,” Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2012, pp. 148-159.

Kris Pizur-Barnekow (Occupational Science and Technology), K. Kamp and Susan E. Cashin (Kinesiology), “An investigation of maternal play styles during the co-occupation of maternal-infant play,” Journal of Occupational Science, 2012, Sept. 10, 2012 (e-pub ahead of print).



G.D. Brown, Timothy B. Patrick and K.S. Pasupathy, eds., Health Informatics – A Systems Perspective, Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2012.

Jessica E. Moyer, “What does it really mean to ‘read’ a text?,” Digital Literacies column, Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy, Vol. 55, No. 3, Fall 2011.

Timothy B. Patrick, G.D. Brown and K.S. Pasupathy, “Introduction to Health Systems Informatics,” Chapter 1, pp. 1-22 in Health Informatics – A Systems Perspective, G.D. Brown, Timothy B. Patrick and K.S. Pasupathy, eds., Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2012.

Hope A. Olson, “A potência do não percebido: Hegel, Dewey, e seu lugar na corrente principal do pensamento classificatório / The Power of the Unperceived: Hegel, Dewey, and Their Place in Mainstream Classificatory Thought,” InCID: Revista de Ciência da Informação e Documentação, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011, pp. 3-15.

Timothy B. Patrick, “Biomedical Vocabulary and Standards: Information Building Blocks,” Chapter 2, pp. 23-36 in Health Informatics – A Systems Perspective, G.D. Brown, Timothy B. Patrick and K.S. Pasupathy, eds., Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2012.

Bharat Mehra, Hope A. Olson and Suzana Ahmad, “Integrating diversity across the LIS curriculum: An exploratory study of instructors’ perceptions and practices online, IFLA Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2011, pp. 39-51.

N.M. Land and Timothy B. Patrick, “Clinical Decision Support in Nursing,” Chapter 6, pp. 109-122 in Health Informatics – A Systems Perspective, G.D. Brown, Timothy B. Patrick and K.S. Pasupathy, eds., Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2012.

Jihee Beak and Hope A Olson, “Analysis of metadata schemas for children’s libraries,” pp. 1-12 in Proceedings from North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, Vol. 3, Richard P. Smiraglia, ed., Toronto. php/nasko/article/view/12785/11266.


Jihee Beak and Hope A. Olson, “Comparison of metadata schemas: AACR2+ vs. ICDL’s metadata schema,” World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Aug. 13-18, 2011, San Juan, PR.

D. Clement, J. Hamson-Utley, Monna Arvinen-Barrow, C.S. Kamphoff, R. Zakrajsek and S. Martin, “College Athletes’ Expectations about Athletic Training and Injury Rehabilitation,” International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2012, pp. 18-27. Lori A. Klos, V. Esser and M. Kessler, “To weigh or not to weigh: The relationship between self-weighing behavior and body image among adults,” Body Image: An International Journal of Research, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2012, pp. 551-554. Susan Kundrat, “Packing Protein,” Training and Conditioning Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 6, September 2012.

OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY D. Olson and Phyllis M. King, “Estimated energy expenditure of nursing assistants in long term care,” WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Intervention, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2012, pp. 331-340. A. Darragh, M. Campo and Phyllis M. King, “Work-related activities associated with injury in occupational and physical therapists,” WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2012, pp. 373-384. Alyssa Paul, Brooke A. Slavens, A. Graf, J. Krzak, L. Vogel and G.F. Harris, “Upper Extremity Biomechanical Model for Evaluation of Pediatric Joint Demands During Wheelchair Mobility,” Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Richard P. Smiraglia, Hur-Li Lee and Hope A. Olson, “Epistemic presumptions of authorship,” pp. 137-143 in Proceedings of iConference 2011, Inspiration, Integrity, and Intrepidity, Seattle, Feb. 8-11, 2011. cfm?doid=1940761.194078.

LETTERS & SCIENCE AFRICOLOGY Erin N. Winkler, Learning Race, Learning Place: Shaping Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods, Rutgers University Press, Series in Childhood Studies, 2012.

ECONOMICS Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and A. Ratha, “The S-Curve at the Industry Level: Evidence from U.S.-Australia Trade,” Economics Papers, Vol. 30, No. 4, December 2011, pp. 497-521. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and D. Xi, “Economic Uncertainty, Monetary Uncertainty and the Demand for Money in Australia,” Australian Economic Papers, Vol. 50, December 2011, pp. 115-128. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and A. Gelan, “Is there J-Curve Effect in Africa?,” International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 26, No. 1, January 2012, pp. 73-81.

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GEOGRAPHY E.M. Wolkovich, B.I. Cook, J.M. Allen, T.M. Crimmins, S. Travers, S. Pau, J. Regetz, T.J. Davies, J.L. Betancourt, N.J.B. Kraft, T.R. Ault, K. Bolmgren, S.J. Mazer, G.J. McCabe, B.J. McGill, C. Parmesan, N. Salamin, Mark D. Schwartz and E.E. Cleland, “Warming experiments underpredict plant phenological responses to climate change,” Nature, 485 (7399), May 1, 2012, pp. 494-497.

GIFTS, GRANTS & CONTRACTS SEPTEMBER 2012 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Center for Urban Initiatives & Research University of Illinois, Chicago Sustainable Brownfields Redevelopment Batson, Terry L. – Research $14,571

Mark D. Schwartz, J.L. Betancourt and J.F. Weltzin, “From Caprio’s Lilacs to the USA National Phenology Network,” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2012, pp. 324-327.

Educational Opportunity Center U.S. Department of Education Educational Opportunity Center Snow, Deloise – Miscellaneous $230,000

C.A.F. Enquist, A. Rosemartin and Mark D. Schwartz, “Identifying and Prioritizing Phenological Data Products and Tools,” EOS, Vol. 93, No. 37, Sept. 11, 2012, p. 356.

Electa Quinney Professor U.S. Department of Education Electa Quinney American Indian Teacher Training Program Beaulieu, David L. – Instruction $1,282,058

POLITICAL SCIENCE Uk Heo and Wondeuk Cho, “The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement Between China and Taiwan and Its Implications for South Korea,” Pacific Focus, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2012, pp. 205-234. Uk Heo and John Bohte, “Who Pays for National Defense: Financing Defense Programs in the United States, 1947-2007,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2012, pp. 406-431. Uk Heo and Sung Deuk Hahm, “The Third Wave of Democratization and Economic Performance in Asia: Theory and Application,” Korea Observer, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2012, pp. 1-20. Uk Heo, Sung Deuk Hahm and Dohee Kim, “The Impact of Democratization on Economic Growth in Asia: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis,” Korea Observer, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2012, pp. 21-45. Uk Heo and Hayam Kim, “Private Sector Networks, Democracy, and Interstate Relations: A Case Study of South Korea and Taiwan,” Asian Perspective, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2012, pp. 71-93.

PSYCHOLOGY J.M. Bernacki and W. Hobart Davies, “Prevention of the Choking Game: Parent Perspectives,” Journal of Injury & Violence Research, Vol. 4, 2012, pp. 73-78. M.M. Garwood, J.M. Bernacki, K. Fine, K.R. Hainsworth, W. Hobart Davies and Bonnie P. Klein-Tasman, “Physical, cognitive and psychosocial predictors of functional disability and health-related quality of life in adolescents with neurofibromatosis-1. Pain Research & Treatment, 2012, pp. 1-8. K.R. Hainsworth, L.A. Miller, S.C. Stolzman, B.M. Fidlin, B.M., W. Hobart Davies, S.J. Weisman and J.A. Skelton, “Pain as a comorbidity of pediatric obesity,” ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, Vol. 4, 2012, pp. 315-320. Krista M. Lisdahl and J.S. Price, “Increased marijuana use and gender predict poorer cognitive functioning in healthy emerging adults,” Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2012, pp. 678-688. Diane Reddy, Ramond Fleming and Laura Pedrick (Academic Affairs), “Increasing Student Success: Evaluating the Effectiveness of U-Pace Instruction at UWM,” EDUCAUSE. library/resources/increasing-studentsuccess-evaluating-effectiveness-u-paceinstruction-uwm.

Student Support Services U.S. Department of Education Trio Student Support Services Program Patnode, Daniel B. – Miscellaneous $306,229

ARCHITECTURE & URBAN PLANNING Architecture U.S. Forest Service The Ecological Waterscapes Plan for Greenfield Ave. and the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences: Brownfield Runoff Filtration Through Storm‐Water Trees and Associated Landscapes Wasley, James H. – Extension & Public Service $110,000

CONTINUING EDUCATION Business Outreach University of Wisconsin Extension SBA‐DETA 2012 Peterson, Tim A. – Extension & Public Service $7,326 Urban Community Development State of Wisconsin Child Abuse & Neglect Family Resource Network for Refugee Education and Integration Rai, Kalyani – Extension & Public Service $150,000

ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE Electrical Engineering National Science Foundation IR‐Photovoltaics Based on Carbon Nanotubes Kouklin, Nikolai A. – Research $167,512 Electrical Engineering & Computer Science National Institutes of Health Exploring Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Machine Learning, and User Interfacing for Intelligent Biomedical Figure Search Yu, Hong – Research $474,706 Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Quantifying the Recovery Response and Role of Hand Strength During Ladder Falls Beschorner, Kurt E.; Seo, Na Jin – Research $192,888 U.S. Department of Labor Safety and Ergonomics for Small Business Power Generation Campbell-Kyureghyan, Naira H.; Beschorner, Kurt E. – Extension & Public Service $148,400

For the Record FRESHWATER SCIENCES Freshwater Science Administration University of Southern Mississippi Collaborative Research: Examining the Binding of Radionuclides With Marine Biopolymers, A Comparative Study on TH, PA, BE, PO and PB Isotopes Guo, Laodong – Research $246,574 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Great Lakes Consortium for Oceans and Human Health (OHH) Training Mclellan, Sandra L. Instruction $88,552

GRADUATE SCHOOL Dean’s Office National Science Foundation NSF Fellowship Gajdardziska, Marija – Student Aid $43,500

HEALTH SCIENCES Urban Population Health Center University of Wisconsin, Madison Director Center for Urban Population Health Cisler, Ron A. – Extension & Public $27,176

HELEN BADER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research WI Department of Health Services Western Wisconsin Collaborative for Children’s Safety and Permanency Mersky, Joshua P. – Extension & Public Service $50,000 WI Department of Children and Families Western Wisconsin Collaborative for Children’s Safety and Permanency Mersky, Joshua P. – Extension & Public Service $50,000 Social Work University of Wisconsin, Madison Organizational Effectiveness Lie, Gwat-Yong – Extension & Public Service $11,809

LETTERS & SCIENCE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: The Effect of Inbreeding on the Metapopulation Dynamics of the Giant Kelp Macrocystis Pyrifera Alberto, Filipe Aos – Research $355,006 Center for Economic Development Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Impact of Green Infrastructure on Property Values Within the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Planning Area Rast, Joel S.; Madison, Catherine D. – Extension & Public Service $5,748 Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies University of Wisconsin, Madison UW Consortium for Latin American Language & Area Studies Ruggiero, Kristin – Instruction $52,500


SCE earns major recognition at 2012 ‘Chancellor’s Awards’ The African Diaspora Project (ADP) has earned the 2012 Award for Excellence in Community Engagement. Ray Cross, chancellor of UW Colleges and UW Extension, presented the award to project founders Paulette Bangura and Demetrius Brown. The African Diaspora Project, now in its twelfth year, helps immigrant and refugee children develop the skills needed to pursue higher education and career opportunities. Bangura, a faculty associate in the Center for Urban Community Development in the School of Continuing Education, and Demetrius Brown, an associate professor of youth development for Cooperative Extension, currently co-lead the ADP Math Literacy Leadership Program. Now in its second year, the math literacy track of the ADP trains local high school and college students to mentor area eighth graders in mathematics. Participating schools include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, Hartford Avenue University School and Robert M. LaFollette K-8 School. Murali Vedula, director of engineering, sustainability and transportation programs for the UWM School of Continuing Education, was recognized for developing innovative continuing education programs that meet the urgent need for leading-edge training in engineering, manufacturing, water technology and business sustainability. Participant Jeffrey Nettesheim agrees. “The UWM Water Technology Certificate provided a convenient way to keep current with the constantly evolving world of water as taught by those who practice as well as teach,” says Nettesheim, director of

Geosciences National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Testing Hypotheses for Drumlin Formation at Mulajokul, Iceland Hooyer, Thomas S. – Research $178,735

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES U.S. Department of Energy Collaborative Research: Reducing Tropical Precipitation Biases in CESM – Tests of Unified Parameterizations With ARM Observations Larson, Vincent E. – Research $195,607 U.S. Department of Energy High Resolution Global Modeling of the Effects of Subgrid Scale Clouds and Turbulence on Precipitating Cloud Systems Larson, Vincent E. – Research $100,953

PHILOSOPHY Northwestern University Brady Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Northwestern University Westlund, Andrea C. – Instruction $88,311

PHYSICS West Virginia University PIRE: An International Pulsar Timing Array for Gravitational Wave Detection De Arcenegui Siemens, Javier F. – Research $76,563 UWM Research Foundation Graphene Monoxide (GMO)/Graphene Nanocrystalline Films for Lithium Ion Batteries Hirschmugl, Carol J. – Research $56,000

National Institutes of Health Synthesis of Alpha2/Alpha3 Gaba Agonists to Treat Neuropathic Pain Cook, James M.; Arnold, Alexander E.; Helmstetter, Fred J. – Research $318,422 U.S. Department of Energy Molecular-Level Design of Heterogeneous Chiral Catalysts Tysoe, Wilfred T. – Research $650,000

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Demetrius Brown (l) and Paulette Bangura accepted the 2012 Award for Excellence in Community Engagement from Ray Cross, chancellor of UW Colleges and UW Extension. Brown and Bangura received the award for their work as co-founders of the African Diaspora Project.

utilities for the Village of Menomonee Falls. The annual Chancellor’s Awards recognize UW Colleges and UW-Extension partners, supporters and employees for their outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Wisconsin. “The Chancellor’s Awards are a once-a-year celebration of UW Colleges’ and UW-Extension’s valuable contributions to lifelong learning, but the work of these two institutions are in evidence every day of the year in all 72 Wisconsin counties,” says Chancellor Cross.

National Aeronautics & Space Administration The Eclipsing Millisecond Pulsar J1816+4510 and Its Strange Companion Kaplan, David L.A. – Research $50,821 U.S. Department of Energy Toward the Realization of Room Temperature Ferromagnetic Semiconductors: A Spin-Polarized STM Study Li, Lian – Research $186,000 Aurora Spectral Technologies Multi-Photon Microscope-Based Optical Micro-Spectroscopy (Optimis) System: Prototype Development Valerica Raicu – Research $53,233

PSYCHOLOGY University of Louisville 7q11.23 Duplication Syndrome: Shared Characteristics With ASDs Klein-Tasman, Bonita P. – Research $21,980 Society for Psychology Study of Social Issues Self-Regulating Saturated Fat Intake in Blue-Collar Employees Reddy, Diane M. – Research $1,000 National Institutes of Health Mechanisms Underlying Perception of Speech Warren, Richard M.; Bashford; James A. – Research $311,756 Psyctech, Ltd. Creating a Computerized SelfAdministered Version of Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tic Disorders (C-CBIT) for Children Woods; Douglas W. – Research $16,740

WUWM UWM Foundation General Operating Expenses Director – Extension & Public Service $450,000 UWM Foundation Salary Encumbrances Director – Miscellaneous $475,000

STUDENT AFFAIRS Athletics Administration UWM Foundation Use to Support Head Men’s Basketball Panther Fund Program Director – Miscellaneous $3,500 Children’s Center Administration U.S. Department of Education CCAMPIS Grant 5-9 Zylka, Cheryl L. – Extension & Public Service $147,613

Panther Prowl ‘12 breaks records by Angela McManaman

Photos by UWM Photo Services


ore than 1,600 registrants turned the eighth annual Panther Prowl 5K – always the second Sunday of October – into a record-setting event for the UWM Alumni Association. Even more impressive is the more than $76,000 raised by Prowl 2012 runners, walkers and donors. Associate Vice Chancellor Adrienne L. Bass offered remarks before the race, thanking the crowd for record-setting participation despite the damp and cloudy conditions. The Oct. 14 Prowl was her first official event as new associate vice chancellor for alumni relations.



Of course, plenty of familiar race-day faces turned out for the event. These included UWM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell, who distributed 94 commemorative “I Beat the Chancellor” shirts after logging a 21:37 5K just one week after he completed the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon. UWM alumna and former track & field standout Holly Nearman (’09 BA Journalism & Mass Communication, Sociology) finished first among women with a time of 17:52. Thomas Wells, another UWM track & field alum and a current graduate student, logged an overall first-place finish time of 15:51. Once again the Department of English fielded the largest team, the Run Ons. Please report for the ninth annual Panther Prowl on 10/13/13. Race begins at 10 a.m.


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1 Running and matching the brilliant autumn foliage in Lake Park. 2 Lisa Mosier (l), director of the UWM Children’s Learning Center, crossed the finish with Liz Drame (r), associate professor of exceptional education, and her daughter Khadijah. 3 Sanjiv Chheda ran slow but smiled big in his first 5K. 4 Sophomore Nalee Lor (l) and friends pose for the smart phone. 5 Noah and Joey Léon (seated) prowled in comfort. Their father, UWM senior and Sergeant First Class Patrick L. Léon, ran the race. Carly Léon, the boys’ mom, also ran the 5K.

UWM Report - November 2012  

Faculty/Staff Newslleter of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. November 2012

UWM Report - November 2012  

Faculty/Staff Newslleter of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. November 2012