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FACULTY/STAFF NEWSLETTER Volume 33, Number 9, December 2012

Welcome home, Panthers!


he Panthers have come home. The UWM men’s basketball team is making the on-campus Klotsche Center its home for the 2012-13 season. The Panthers have played three games in the building this month, including a big showdown with Davidson two weekends ago (UWM won, 73-68). The return of the men to campus sparked many upgrades in the 35-year-old building, including new video boards, courtside LED tables and scoreboards. There are also temporary chair-back seats on the west side of the building available for purchase by season ticketholders in addition to existing chairback seats on the east side. Seating for courtside patrons has also been improved. A new arena control room has been constructed from an existing concession stand, providing space for operating all of the new equipment as well as the Horizon League Network broadcasts UWM produces throughout the year. Much of that equipment has been provided by the Horizon League, with highdefinition capabilities for all events. Concession locations have been added within the arena and parking is now available in the adjacent Pavilion Parking Garage, meaning fans don’t have to step outside when leaving their cars to come to a game. New banners and signs have been installed within the arena, with more signage coming throughout the building. Several giant banners have been installed on other buildings around campus. The on-campus location should lead to consistently strong student engagement, making for a tremendous college basketball atmosphere. “It will be a great atmosphere when our students get involved and into the game,” men’s head coach Rob Jeter said. “We certainly look at it as a big

by Kevin O’Connor, Associate Athletics Director–Communications

Photography by Peter Jokubowski

home court advantage, and we’ll try to feed off of the energy in the building. If we play well, I am sure it will be a place other teams will not look forward to coming into, and that’s always what you’re looking for at home.” The men’s team is the squad making the Klotsche Center its “new” home, but the women’s basketball and volleyball teams will also benefit from the upgrades in the building. While the volleyball season is now complete, the women’s basketball season is also just getting under way. “It should be a great thing for the game day atmosphere,” women’s head coach Kyle Rechlicz said. “The improvements will also be a big help in recruiting. Most of the facilities at schools we compete against have these amenities, so it will definitely help us in catching the eyeballs of the players we’re recruiting.” “The atmosphere for us will be completely changed next fall,” volleyball coach Susie Johnson said. “Even simple things like the new black-andgold paint makes a difference. I am excited to see how we can put all of these new things to use during our matches next fall. The changes allow us to have one of the best volleyball venues in the league.” In December, the Panther men play at home four times, starting Dec. 5 against Buffalo. The women are home twice during the month, including Dec. 4 against Bradley. (See the calendar on page 14 for a complete schedule of home games.) Horizon League play for both teams begins in January, and a national TV audience will get a look at the Klotsche Center Jan. 25 when ESPNU televises the matchup between the Panther men and Green Bay.

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FROM THE CHANCELLOR by Michael R. Lovell, Chancellor

2012: A groundbreaking year 2 012 has been literally a groundbreaking year for

our university. By the end of the calendar year, ground will have been broken three times for very significant structures. Each will greatly influence the future of UWM. In June, individuals representing a wide spectrum of public and private organizations gathered to help hammer a symbolic piling into the ground for the $50 million addition to the School of Freshwater Sciences. The addition will not only begin a new phase of integrated marine, freshwater and atmospheric research, but should also help transform several blocks of East Greenfield Avenue on Milwaukee’s Near South Side. Many of the same people were on hand in October when dirt was shoveled in recognition of the work that was already under way to create the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex next to Lapham Hall along Maryland Avenue. The building will advance science, technology, engineering and math initiatives with spaces that promote interdisciplinary collaboration and provide core resources (see photo below). This month, work is scheduled to begin on the business accelerator building on the Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa. We believe that 2013 could be an even more significant year for the Innovation Campus, with additional noteworthy developments

possible. According to the booklet “UWM: A Guide to Campus Buildings,” the last time our university had three buildings under construction in a single year was 1974. That was when the Chemistry Building, Curtin Hall and the Golda Meir Library’s east wing were all being built. If we expanded our groundbreaking definition a little bit, we could consider 2012 as going a little further toward UWM’s future. Other significant steps forward during 2012 were the opening of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health facility in downtown Milwaukee, the many renovations under way in the Northwest Quadrant and the spring referendum by the students that supported replacing the current Union. In the case of every capital project moving forward, there are parallel stories about the individuals involved in making these projects move forward. For example, Freshwater Sciences Dean David Garman and Zilber School Dean Magda Peck and their staffs are strengthening the academic programs and research operations at their respective facilities. Well over 50 people were included in a series of photographs that commemorated those who had contributed, so far, to the creation of the Kenwood IRC. Several students, chief among them Eric Grow, were leading advocates of the Union referendum that was supported by nearly three-quarters of the students voting. Retired Union Director Scott Gore also made key contributions to the successful referendum. I am extremely grateful to everyone at UWM who contributed to making 2012 such a significant year.

WINTER COMMENCEMENT DEC. 16 UWM will hold its Winter Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. Invitations to participate in the graduation ceremony have been sent to 1,520 bachelor’s degree candidates, 760 master’s degree candidates and 100 doctoral degree candidates. Chancellor Michael R. Lovell, UW System Regent José Vásquez and UWM Alumni Association Board of Trustees President Allyson Nymec will welcome the participants. Commencement speaker is Stephen H. Marcus, chairman of The Marcus Corporation. Marcus received an honorary Doctor of Business and Urban Development degree at UWM’s Gold Commencement Ceremony in May 2012. More information is available at uwm. edu/secu/commencement.

Dig it! Work begins on KIRC

Alan Magayne-Roshak

As Chancellor Michael R. Lovell says in his column, it has been a “groundbreaking” year for UWM. The latest event, on Oct. 24, celebrated the start of construction on the first building in the new Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex (KIRC). With $75 million from the Milwaukee Initiative and an additional $1.6 million gift from Alfred and Isabel Bader, the 93,000-square-foot building is the largest investment in a single building in UWM history and the first new academic building on the UWM campus in more than a decade. The Physics Department will be the anchor tenant. UWM’s 2 • UWM REPORT • December 2012

Center for Gravitation and Cosmology will be named in honor of UWM Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics Leonard E. Parker, former director of the center. Shown here wielding ceremonial shovels are (from left) UW Regent Charles Pruitt; UWM Provost Johannes Britz; Milwaukee Alderman Nik Kovac; Rodney Swain, Dean of the College of Letters & Science; UWM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell; Gloria and Professor Emeritus of Physics Leonard Parker; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; and David Black, design principal, Flad Architects.

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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: This publication may be requested in accessible format.

Grant supports a new way to monitor Great Lakes invasives By Laura L. Hunt

HOLIDAY GATHERING DEC. 11 Eat, drink and be merry at the 2012 Annual Campus Holiday Gathering. Tuesday, Dec. 11 3-5 p.m. Union Wisconsin Room Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. Cash bar. Please bring your gently used or new children’s books to the party. Kristen Scheuing

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Don Behm (left) interviews J. Rudi Strickler, Shaw Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, about his grant from the EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

K eeping count of the number and kinds of inva-

sive species deposited in the Great Lakes by ships coming from other bodies of water amounts to a statistical nightmare, says J. Rudi Strickler, UWM Shaw Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences. These aquatic organisms, which range from fish and mussels to tiny water fleas, are introduced by “hitching a ride” in the ballast water of oceangoing ships. Once released into the Great Lakes they often out-compete native species for food and habitat, threatening the lakes’ ecological health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded Strickler nearly $400,000 from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to find a more efficient method of monitoring incoming invasives. A new non-native species is discovered on average once every 28 weeks. “We don’t know what’s actually in that ballast water,” he says. “We don’t realize the magnitude of the situation. In order to measure more accurately, we have to create an instrument.” Filling and emptying the ballast water is necessary to maintain a ship’s center of gravity as it loads and unloads cargo. Strickler is developing holograph-based technology and related software that

will offer 3-D images of what’s in the ballast water as it flows past the mechanism. The software stores only the images on which something appears, and then sends the data over the Internet for analysis. Currently, harbor administrators take manual samples of ballast water and test them for viable invasives. If the samples show more than 10 live organisms per cubic meter (263 gallons), the treatment could include using a chemical that is toxic to many invasives before pumping the water out. Regulations currently require oceangoing ships to replace their ballast water with ocean water before entering the Great Lakes. But this saltwater flushing commonly leaves behind many invasives. “You need to be able to sort it out on the spot,” says Strickler. “Like a smoke detector, it tells the skipper there’s a problem. Or it allows him to do nothing at all if he doesn’t have to.” During the two-year grant, Strickler and his lab members will partner with Milwaukee Community Service Corps, offering paid training in cleaning the invasives from ships to Milwaukee’s unemployed youth. Outreach efforts also include teaming up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes to host webinars for the public and policymakers.

A ‘front door’ for budding entrepreneurs by Laura L. Hunt

Five area universities have been awarded a federal grant to form a statewide University Center that will stimulate commercialization and start-ups, and support entrepreneurs with a clearinghouse of resources that aid economic growth. UWM, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater are officially launching the Wisconsin Center for Commercialization Resources (WCCR) with funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) through its University Centers (UC) program. The WCCR grant was the largest in the Midwest and, with matching funds from the five partners, the grant totals more than $2 million. Unique in its collaborative format, the WCCR offers services to support commercialization of products and technology. “Because of the WCCR’s collective efforts, we are able to harness the assets of the five major universities in Southeastern Wisconsin to provide a variety of services to faculty, staff, students, entrepreneurs, and first- and second-stage businesses in the

state,” says Director Carmel Ruffolo. “The WCCR can help individuals and groups go from concept to pre-manufacturing.” Individually, each university offers a range of services to support entrepreneurs. Examples include the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship at Marquette, the Rapid Prototyping Center at MSOE, the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) at UW-Whitewater, the Student Startup Challenge at UWM, and Small Business Development Centers at UWM, UW-Whitewater and UW-Parkside. To gauge the needs of entrepreneurs, the WCCR begins with a survey that visitors to the Web portal fill out at This tells service providers where in the process each entrepreneur’s intervention needs to begin. Adding to the complement of services are the WCCR nonacademic partners, BizStarts Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Water Council, Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium (WERC), the Milwaukee 7 and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Books will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Reach Out and Read Program and the Next Door Foundation’s Books for Kids Program. Please be generous. Kindly RSVP online at chancellor/ uwmholidayparty/ rsvp/index.cfm by Wednesday, Dec. 5. Questions? Contact Lynn Wilk,, 414-229-6917.

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Are we there yet? by Kathy Quirk

Alan Magayne-Roshak

Above, from left: Jean Salzer, Alberto Maldonado and Mark Mone (who leads UWM’s Best Place to Work initiative) discuss questions that came up at a recent meeting of the BP2W coordinating team. Left: Ewa Barczyk (left) and Kate Nelson at the meeting. Nelson presented recommendations for a bicycle-friendly campus.

we there yet? A reThat’s always a crucial question in any project, and the university’s journey toward becoming a Best Place to Work is no exception. One part of the Best Place to Work team’s map for “getting there” is The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Survey Report, part of its Great Colleges to Work For project. UWM took part in this survey in the spring of 2012 in an effort to evaluate where the university stands in comparison to almost 300 other institutions. “The survey gave us information that helped us figure out where we’re doing well and where we had opportunities to improve,” says Mark Mone, professor of organizations and strategic management in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. Mone is leading the overall Best Place to Work initiative at UWM. The survey showed UWM employees at all levels were pleased with many areas of the university’s climate. The top areas were job satisfaction and support, shared governance, quality of supervisors and department chairs, and pride in the institution. On the other hand, the employees surveyed identified areas that were most in need of improvement. These included respect and appreciation, collaboration and communication. (Different groups of employees – faculty, administrators, academic and classified staff – had some differences in what they considered high and low areas. Check out

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the survey summary on the BP2W website,, for details.) A number of the Best Places to Work initiatives are designed specifically to address areas of concern expressed in the survey, according to Mone. “The results underscore the importance of the Best Place to Work initiatives that we are pursuing. We have experienced some of the most difficult years in memory, and substantial challenges remain. Yet there are many elements of climate that we can positively influence.” Current BP2W initiatives that are addressing the most significant areas of concern from the survey are: • The Rewards and Recognition initiative, which is focusing on concerns about respect and appreciation. • The Complaint Resolution initiative, which is looking at issues of fairness. • The Code of Conduct and Anti-Bullying/ Cyberbullying policy initiatives, which are focusing on areas of communication, collaboration and fairness. • The Professional and Leadership Development initiatives, which focus on communication, collaboration and teaching environment (a concern of faculty). • The Faculty and Staff Careers initiative, which is looking at communication, collaboration, teaching environment and supporting supervisors/department chairs. • The Employee Friendly Workplace initiatives, which support compensation, benefits and work-life balance.

In addition to the initiatives already under way, says Mone, future initiatives will address other gaps that showed up in the survey. Among specific initiatives in the planning stage are consistent programs to welcome new employees, best teaching practices training, proactive discussions and practice of diversity, revamping merit procedures and recognition for teaching load and work. A number of the teams working on current initiatives are planning to announce the results of their work late this year or early next year, according to Mone. Check out the BP2W website at for more information about the work of each team and updates on progress.

BP2W NEWS AND NOTES • As of early November, employees taking part in the Walk Wisconsin Challenge, one of the Employee Friendly Workplace initiatives, had logged 21,199,084 steps — equal to 10,637 miles. • Watch your email and the BP2W website for announcements on upcoming low-cost stress-relief and wellness classes for Spring 2013.

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

Digital future update The digital future is now. Recent developments with respect to MOOCs and the flex degree underscore how rapidly the higher education landscape is changing. UWM’s Digital Future planning initiative (, currently in the first phase of implementation, increases the university’s capacity to adapt to the digitization of higher education. Implementation is under way for top recommendations from the three Digital Future Working Groups (Teaching and Learning; University Operations and Services; and Research).

University Operations and Services: One-stop student services website Student Affairs is taking the lead on the development of a One Stop website that would consolidate student-related information in one authoritative place on The project team is also investigating expanding the use of Intelliresponse (otherwise known as “Ask the Panther”) from financial aid to other student services areas for the next phase of site development. Earlier this fall, the project team went on a site visit to the University of Minnesota, which is a national leader in this area. The team has also conducted focus groups, analyzed help desk logs, and is surveying the student body to better determine students’ information needs. We know that students expect to be able to get individualized information on a 24/7 basis, and in a resource-scarce environment, technology can serve to assist students in self-service triage to get them the information they need when they need it. Research: The Digital Commons The Digital Commons (, which is run by the UWM Libraries and acquired through the Educational Technology Fee Fund, is a UWM-specific academic publishing application that provides an extensive e-publishing system.

Technology infrastructure In the focus groups that prioritized the original set of Digital Future recommendations, the critical need for technology infrastructure was cited frequently as a hurdle to overcome in reaching our digital future as a campus. To address these priority concerns, the campus administration has made the following investments in cyberinfrastrucure: 1) expansion and upgrade of campus Wi-Fi ($2.8M) and 2) core network upgrade, Data Center network and network security enhancements ($650K).

OTHER EVENTS AND INITIATIVES In addition to the activities surrounding working group recommendations, there have been a number of other Digital Future events and initiatives, including the following: • A third Digital Future grant competition of $30,000 was announced earlier this fall. Earlier grant rounds yielded innovative projects that benefited the campus, and I expect that trend to continue. • The Learning Technology Center hosted an Unconference, a participant-driven event in which attendees determine the agenda. The daylong event featured Bryan Alexander, from the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, and elicited lively discussion on digital storytelling, ensuring quality in online and blended teaching, mobile learning, open education resources, visual thinking and 21st century literacy from all attendees. See • Encyclopedia of Milwaukee panel discussion. This project, which received Digital Future grant support, is an exciting large-scale publishing venture (both Web- and print-based). The discussion focused on how the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee project team bridged the worlds of academia and Web development in developing a public history website. See • Learner Analytics presentation by Tracy Sleep, student services and institutional research manager at the Iowa Community College Online Consortium. The presentation was designed to spur thinking about learner analytics (aggregate data on student behavior in the learning management system) at UWM. D2L is now offering new products that offer learner analytics functionality, which the LTC looks to pilot in the future. NEXT STEPS Digital Future planning is one of the elements informing campuswide strategic planning. To that end, a Digital Future Campus Summit is in the works for next February, to include a panel discussion on the outcomes of the second round of funding, a Digital Future leadership panel, and small-group discussion to provide input on projects moving into the implementation phase. I have also charged a new, related group, Emerging Educational Initiatives, to serve as an advisory group to me on issues requiring a rapid response (including MOOCs and the flex degree, plus prior learning assessment and other educational innovations as they arise).

Check the S.A.F.E. Line Harsh weather can occasionally force the cancellation of classes and public events. The university community can learn about cancellations by calling the S.A.F.E. Line, 414-229-4444, as well as tuning in to local radio and TV broadcasts. Cancellations also will be reported on the UWM homepage at Note that the university remains open to faculty and staff even when classes are canceled. If you are unable to make it to work because of bad weather conditions, check with your supervisor to learn about the policy for making up your time. In addition to cancellations due to weather, the S.A.F.E. Line is one more place you can turn to for announcements in the event of any emergency on campus.

Alan Magayne-Roshak

IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE Teaching & Learning: The Virtual Teaching Commons The Learning Technology Center is developing a virtual environment in which faculty and academic staff can gather information and share resources related to learning technologies, online pedagogy, and current trends in the use of technology to increase active learning and student engagement. This virtual space would allow for community building (through synchronous chat, asynchronous blog comments, Twitter) and just-in-time training (through blog posts with text and images, and video tutorials); promote teaching innovation through UWM faculty showcases; share announcements and news, including UWM Alerts, Learning Technology Center announcements, upcoming workshops, national news (Wired Campus, Chronicle, Inside Higher Ed), and regional and national conference proposal deadlines; and promote awareness of national trends and research in learning technologies through RSS feeds and Twitter hashtags. In the last year, the LTC developed a blog (uwmltc. org) and the infrastructure needed to facilitate such environments. It has begun the digitization and development of support materials for institutionally supported technologies for blended and online learning, including Desire2Learn, student response systems, ePortfolios, digital media development, social media and more. The LTC looks to develop faculty showcases, community-building opportunities and other key components in the next year.

Initially, the Commons will be used for the digital publication of electronic theses and dissertations for all UWM graduate students, replacing the current printbased system. This will be followed by featuring UWM scholarship and research at both student and faculty levels. Complete e-journal publishing is supported, as well as individual research projects and sets of projects, organized as needed. All of the content of the Digital Commons is searchable via Google and other search engines, and the Commons will provide a permanent home for UWM research that can be referenced for portfolios, internships and job opportunities.


Report campus problem areas due to snow or ice. Call Buildings & Grounds, 414-229-5096.

CAMPUS FOOD DRIVE ENDS DEC. 4 The campus community is once again encouraged to donate often and generously to the Annual UWM Campus Food Drive benefiting Hunger Task Force of Wisconsin. Barrels have been placed in every building on campus to hold donations of peanut butter, pasta, tomato sauce, tuna and other nonperishable food items. Monetary donations may be made at the UW Credit Union. Just indicate to the teller that you would like to make a donation to the UWM Service Fund. The drive ends on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Last year, faculty, staff and students at UWM filled more than 84 boxes with 17,000 pounds of food. This year, the goal is to fill 150 boxes. Together, we make a difference.

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Companies get greener with student power by Laura L. Hunt


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by Cathy Prescher

can have on a company’s bottom line. An engineering student working with UWM’s Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), Forde is part of a student team that helps companies find ways to reduce energy usage, waste and costs. “Zero waste was a long-term goal of one of the companies we assessed, but they were having trouble getting employees to participate in recycling,” she says. The remedy, she remembers, was simple geography. “I suggested they move where they sorted recycling so that no one was passing by the [nonrecyclable] trash collection area.” The potential for energy efficiency and environmental benefit is highest in industrial manufacturing, which consumes about a quarter of the electricity in the U.S. and is responsible for about the same amount of CO2 emissions as cars, says IAC Director Chris Yuan. Backed by more than $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, the IAC at UWM is the only such center in Wisconsin and the largest of the 24 funded nationwide. Additional funding comes from UWM and Wisconsin Focus on Energy. REWARDS So far this year, the IAC has assessed 15 companies on its way to an annual limit of 20. “Wisconsin is an excellent place for this center because we only work with small and medium-sized manufacturing companies,” says Yuan, also an assistant professor of engineering. “Of the top manufacturing companies in the state, more than 90 percent are this size.” IAC recommendations save clients an average of $50,000 a year, with a typical payback on investment of 1.5 years, although it could be as short as a few months. “The savings figure depends on the company practices, its size, whether they use old equipment and whether they implement all the recommendations,” says Yuan, who worked with companies like Ford and General Motors on green manufacturing

practices before coming to UWM in 2009. “We also work with Focus on Energy, which offers incentives for upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment.” TRAINING, BUT ALSO ACCESS Training students in the growing field of industrial energy-system assessment is another priority of the center. An even mix of graduate and undergraduate students this semester is supervised by five UWM faculty members and one postdoctoral researcher, Yanan Yue. Students usually have limited opportunities to gain access to a company and see all the levels of operations during college, says Yuan. Through the IAC, students have applied efficiency strategies to a wide range of manufacturers – from foundries to food processers – and witnessed how each business approaches waste issues. Forde’s work with the center has given her a clearer picture of what a career in engineering might entail. “On my first assessment, that’s when it hit me – this is what engineers do,” she says. “Before, I didn’t have an exact picture in my mind.” Another lesson she learned is that recycling is still viewed as a linear process, both economically and environmentally. IAC teams have a chance to present new options. “In one company, they had ‘hot areas,’ where the hand tools could reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit,” Forde says. “So we recommended recovering that heat for use in a combustion process.” In addition to strategies, students try to quantify the results of their suggestions for their clients, says Yue. On a recent plant assessment at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies in Franklin, students suggested the company invest in lighting sensors and purchase a cardboard baler because recycling companies pay more for baled cardboard. The team also recommended the company install its air compressor intake at a cooler location in the plant, says Yue. The move increases the mass flow rate of the air, saving energy in the process.

Peter Jakubowski

Attorney, professor and author Anita Hill, well-known advocate for equality and civil rights, is the morning keynote speaker for the 2013 Women Leaders Conference on Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. Hill’s 1991 testimony against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas has been credited with raising awareness nationally on the issue of sexual harassment. Although Thomas was confirmed, Hill’s efforts spurred Congress to pass a law that opened the door for sexual harassment victims to seek damage awards in addition to back pay and reinstatement. Her latest book is Reimaging Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home. She is senior adviser to the provost at Brandeis University. Bonnie St. John, author, speaker and Paralympic ski race medalist, will give the luncheon keynote address. Concurrent session speakers include Debbie Allen, McDonald’s Corporation; Cynthia LaConte, F. Dohmen Corporation; Sara Meaney, Hanson Dodge; and Susan Haise, Neroli Salon & Spa. Julie Anding, director of organizational development at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, serves as honorary chair. Hosted by the UWM School of Continuing Education, the conference celebrates women who have pioneered their fields and uncovers their proven methods for success. Over 450 participants took part in the 2012 Women Leaders Conference, which featured a keynote speech by pioneering feminist Gloria Steinem. Look for event updates and registration details at

E llen Forde has seen the power small changes

Ellen Forde (left), senior in industrial engineering, gets guidance from engineering postdoctoral research associate Yanan Yue. Forde, who is earning her second bachelor’s degree, is one of 15 students this semester in the Industrial Assessment Center.

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Exploring movement and the mind by Nicole Sweeney Etter

Alan Magayne-Roshak


Carol Tennessen (left), executive director emerita of the Center for 21st Century Studies, engages in Alexander Technique exercises with dance students Libby Schmitz (center) and Devin Settle (right).

D o you dip your head when pushing up your

glasses? Stoop while brushing your teeth? Slouch when grabbing the phone? The 100-year-old Alexander Technique helps you become more aware of psycho-physical habits that can waste energy in everyday activities. Increasing awareness, theoretically, can help you learn how to retrain your body to move more naturally and efficiently. But how does that newfound awareness affect the brain? That’s one of the questions being explored by Luc Vanier, associate professor of dance in the Peck School of the Arts, and Wendy Huddleston, assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Health Sciences. The pair are collaborating on a project titled “Intention and Attention: Transmodernism and Integration in Human Movement Studies,” which is funded by a $50,000 Center for 21st Century Studies Interdisciplinary Challenge Award. The two-year project has the potential to “revolutionize how dancers understand performance and would redirect how physical therapists would consider their thoughts on activity while working with patients,” the researchers wrote in their grant application. “A lot of research on this method has looked at efficacy – do you fall less after using the Alexander Technique,” Huddleston says. “We’re looking at the neurophysiology, and I think that’s our niche.” Developed by F.M. Alexander in Australia in the 1890s, the method is often used by actors, dancers and others in the arts. Vanier, co-author of the book Dance and the Alexander Technique: Exploring the Missing Link, first discovered the method in 1994, after a crushed disk and chronic back pain halted his work as a principal ballet dancer. He became so intrigued with the method that he started the three-year, 1,600hour process of becoming a certified Alexander Technique teacher. When Vanier later joined the Peck School of the Arts, he hoped to connect with a scientist engaged in the fields of attention and neurophysiology; a colleague introduced him to Huddleston. Huddleston, who directs the Visuomotor Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology, has long been fascinated by the cortical activity underlying intentional movement. She and Vanier started talking and immediately clicked. People tend to see dance as a series of steps, and physical therapy as a series of exercises. But both disciplines could benefit from a more holistic approach, the researchers say. “[With the Alexander Technique], it never matters what we do; it always matters how we direct

attention,” Vanier says. “So that connection for us is at the crux of what’s possible and what I think is very exciting.” AWARENESS FIRST, MOVEMENT SECOND So how does the Alexander Technique work? Huddleston, who took Vanier’s class on the method, describes it as very different from traditional PT because it focuses on awareness instead of specific exercises or stretches. Sometimes you might not even realize that your muscles are working against your desired movement, instead of working together smoothly and efficiently. “Someone who is somewhat fighting themselves may feel that they’re standing upright, but through some awareness and some Alexander work you might realize that you’re not,” she says. “Even things as simple as getting off a chair, or getting on and off the floor – if you’re fighting yourself, you might land on the floor hard, whereas if you’re working more efficiently, the movement might be a different quality.” One of their first tasks is establishing a common vocabulary. In the spring, the researchers will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine cortical activity in people trained in the method and those unfamiliar with it. The control group will be retested six months later after Alexander training. They’re both excited to see what the fMRI work will reveal. “If someone is moving with more efficiency or fewer bad habits, is that represented cortically, and how does the brain adapt to a more fluid movement?” Huddleston asks. While the initial fMRI study will focus on dancers and actors at UWM, they plan to use their pilot data to apply for National Institutes of Health funding so they can eventually expand the study to include other populations. Next year they will also focus on education around the Alexander Technique, including a mini-symposium. PT and dance students will work together to observe movement from different perspectives, and Vanier and Huddleston will crossteach in each other’s classes. The interdisciplinary educational approach will be an asset to doctoral students in physical therapy and MFA and BFA dance students, the researchers say. Ultimately, they hope the results find their way into dance studios and clinics around the world. Says Huddleston, “It’s one of the few collaborations where it really feels like there’s a lot to gain on both sides.”

UWM saluted veterans Nov. 12 with “Bringing It Home,” special events that included a ribbon-cutting at the new Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC) in the Union. Present were officers of the Student Veterans of America chapter at UWM and members of the Veterans Advisory Council (VAC). Events in the Union Concourse included 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, and the “I Am UWM” photo exhibit depicting faculty, students and staff as military and as UWM community members. Other activities included a student panel discussion, address by Chancellor Michael R. Lovell, and presentation by Associate Professor Virginia Stoffel, College of Health Sciences, on using Photovoice with active military and veterans. Guest speaker Bob Curry (’75 BA Economics) discussed his experiences as a Vietnam veteran that led to him founding Dryhootch, a nonprofit support organization for vets. The day concluded with “Taps.” Additional activities were held throughout the week. Activities were coordinated by the MAVRC, Student Veterans of America chapter at UWM and the VAC. For information, visit or contact 414-229-7211.

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New Dancemakers, Winterdances warm up dance scene By Beth Stafford



The Dance Department’s winter highlights include New Dancemakers: “In The Loop” (left) and Winterdances (above).

D ance season 2012-13 at the Peck School of the

Arts truly is an embarrassment of riches for dance lovers. To date, Year of the Arts presentations on campus included an African Dance Throwdown/Bantaba! that welcomed students back to campus on Sept. 4. At the end of October, the world premiere of “FALL(ing)” historically joined the efforts of Present Music and the Milwaukee Ballet Company AND the Peck School’s Dance Department. Off campus, the excitement extended to the Milwaukee Art Museum in November for MAM After Dark: “Movement and New Media Collaborations,” bringing both the Dance and Film departments to MAM for multiple years. New Dancemakers, which presents senior projects by Dance majors, is always intriguing. Audiences experience what happens when young choreographers collaborate with composers, experiment with multimedia, and interpret literature and poetry. New Dancemakers: “In The Loop” runs Dec. 10-12 and 14-15. Then, Jan. 24-27, Winterdances features choreography from the fourth New Work Award winner Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner, Associate Professor Luc Vanier, Professor and Department Chair Simone Ferro, Lecturer Katie Sopoci Drake and Milwaukee Ballet choreographer Petr Zahradnícek. NEW DANCEMAKERS: “IN THE LOOP” Ferro is artistic director of New Dancemakers and is working closely with Seth Warren-Crow, music director and production coordinator. “For ‘In The Loop,’ our overall concept is interconnectivity and community on many levels,” says Ferro. One example is the “critical mass” of UWM dance alums in New York City who are joining forces to support each other and produce shows. “These seniors already are a community,” says Ferro. “They’ve been growing and working together all these years.” But, as choreographers, their ideas for this concert are totally different. Some pieces are very focused on personal interests, some refer to historical periods in music and theater, and some relate to very simple acts such as breathing. “These are young artists, so they focus on topics that are very close to their hearts – what they cherish,” says Ferro. As music director, Warren-Crow points out that while the students all have a unique vision, they real-

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ly have to work together to produce the show. “I’ve found all 17 choreographers to be very supportive of each other, carefully observing each other’s works and giving feedback to their fellow students.” For the student choreographers, work on their senior projects began in May. The students researched their topic during the summer, and were required to provide research papers with citations, book lists and other sources to help faculty provide feedback before the fall semester began. “Artists are not artists just nine months of the year,” says Ferro. “We’re training them to have a longer vision for their future. By starting on a December concert before the summer begins, we’re not just establishing the priority of researching for New Dancemakers, but also the priority of being an artist. As artists, the students have to cultivate that discipline and mindset.” Also setting New Dancemakers apart is the fact that these student choreographers have the opportunity to work with composers and have original compositions written for their dances. Warren-Crow recruits composers over the summer with an eye to those who have “great collaborative chops.” He provides the dance students with samples of the musicians’ work. He then facilitates the connection between choreographer and composer. “It can be challenging, because we’re talking about people who are learning to collaborate between two different art forms.” While this is a complex challenge, Ferro sees the whole field of dance becoming more complex. “Research has always been an important component for an artist. But nowadays, it’s become essential that there also be an interdisciplinary component, so we have introduced that into the curriculum as well. “We need to have a very dynamic approach to what we teach and re-evaluate what we do on a regular basis. This approach has made what we teach bold, multilayered, multidisciplinary – and added that element of community involvement.” New Dancemakers is presented in the Mitchell Hall Dance Studio, room 254. Performances are at 6 and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday (no performances on Thursday, Dec. 13). There are two programs – A and B. Contact the Peck School of the Arts Box Office, 414-229-4308, for ticket prices and program details. Tickets are available through the box office or online at

WINTERDANCES For Winterdances, Gutierrez-Garner explores Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” and Vanier choreographs to Bela Bartok’s “The Miraculous Mandarin,” performed by Kamil Tokarski and Music alumna Johanna Schilling. Drake presents “Space Time.” Ferro reconstructs “Magnetic Field,” which was featured at “FALL(ing),” with former Pilobolus company member Edwin Olvera. Zahradnícek’s “Fall to Rise” also was performed for “FALL(ing).” Vanier, artistic director of Winterdances, points out that there is no overarching theme to the program, but the works have a relevance to the students who will be dancing for the faculty and guest choreographers. For example, “Milwaukee Ballet choreographer Petr Zahradnícek did an excellent job of highlighting the strengths of our student dancers and showed them at their best,” Vanier says. “As a result, our dancers stood up very well when being compared to professional dancers, and we are happy to reprise that for Winterdances.” Thanks to a generous donor, the Dance Department has had an annual commissioning project open to department alumni (BA, BFA or MFA) for the past four years; the donor recently renewed that pledge for an additional four years. The fourth cycle was awarded to Gutierrez-Garner (’10 MFA), who is based in Oregon. The New Work Award offers a $4,000 commissioning fee to create a new work on Dance majors. “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is this commissioned premiere. It explores the mystical by embracing the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This beautiful tale chronicles the journey of a fallen angel stranded in a seaport village. Winterdances is presented in the Mainstage Theatre Jan. 24- 27. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a preshow talk at 7 p.m. The Sunday performance is at 2 p.m. Contact the Peck School of the Arts box office, 414-229-4308, for ticket prices. Tickets are available through the box office or online at tickets. More information about both concerts is available at and for Winterdances at

Celebrated Great Lakes tragedy inspires students by Beth Stafford

T he haunting Great Lakes tale of the Christmas

ONE SHIP, TWO PROJECTS Associate Professor Lee Ann Garrison devised a one-credit, independent study Advanced Design Workshop and recruited students to create these designs. Garrison also is executive director of the PSOA’s Design Research Institute. In a related effort, Teaching Assistant Corbett Toomsen challenged his illustration class to create poster designs commemorating the 100th anniversary. Work by both classes is for two “clients.” Peter Hirthe is president of the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society (WMHS), and Paula Kiely (’87 BFA Art, ’92 MLIS) is Milwaukee Public Library Director. WMHS is dedicated to discovering, collecting, recording, preserving and disseminating materials related to Great Lakes maritime history. The Milwaukee Public Library houses the prestigious Great Lakes Marine Collection, developed jointly by the WMHS and the library. Hirthe and Kiely originally approached Garrison with the idea of UWM students creating designs for the Rouse Simmons anniversary. After brainstorming, the three decided on two separate design challenges.

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Tree Ship celebrated its 100th anniversary on Nov. 23, 2012. Each November during the early 1900s, Captain Herman Schuenemann loaded the three-masted schooner Rouse Simmons to nearly overflowing with evergreens from Upper Michigan. After sailing to Chicago, Captain Schuenemann moored his vessel to a downtown pier, hoisted a decorated tree up the mast and strung electric lights throughout the rigging, bringing holiday cheer to the bustling city. In November 1912, however, Captain Schuenemann and the Rouse Simmons never arrived at Chicago. Following a raging storm that swept Lake Michigan, the Rouse Simmons and her crew were lost off the shores of Two Rivers, Wis. Can you capture the romantic lore of the Rouse Simmons in a single image? That has been the task of four senior-level Peck School of the Arts students in Design and Visual Communications, Department of Art and Design. The students’ assignment was to create a “mark” to be used on special-event invitations, anniversary keepsakes and the Milwaukee Public Library holiday card.

Students in the Advanced Design Workshop held a formal presentation for “clients” Peter Hirthe and Paula Kiely (center) to unveil their proposed “marks” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the schooner Rouse Simmons. Receiving feedback were (from left) Taylor Beauchesne, Sam Mueller, Anna Krajcik and Kevin Monroe. Separately, members of an illustration class created poster designs commemorating the anniversary. Below are designs from student artists (from left) Jordan Wallenfang, Kevin Lawler, Ryan Soukup and Seth Tracey (bottom of page).

According to students in both groups, Hirthe and Kiely have provided background, inspiration and support throughout the process. For example, the students tapped the Great Lakes Marine Collection as they researched the Rouse Simmons and other Great Lakes schooners of that era. Along with Jeff Phillips, Marine Operations Manager at Discovery World, Hirthe coordinated an opportunity for the seniors in the Advanced Design Workshop and Garrison to sail on the S/V Denis Sullivan and experience a three-masted schooner “in action.” “It is no coincidence that one of the ships that inspired the design of Wisconsin’s flagship was indeed the Rouse Simmons, as she was such a well known representative of the state’s schooner era,” says Hirthe. A RICH – AND DIFFICULT – SUBJECT Kevin Monroe, a student in the Advanced Design Workshop, says that the rich history surrounding the Rouse Simmons made it very easy to be inspired, but also “incredibly difficult, as a designer, to pick and choose which aspects of the story to depict. With such a rich subject, it was very difficult to whittle down.” He adds that there was the additional challenge of keeping in mind the time period during which the Rouse Simmons sailed. “This was such a great opportunity and experience, I felt obligated to knock this project ‘out of the

park,’ so that more projects like this come to UWM.” For Taylor Beauchesne, a workshop member who is graduating this December, “It was rewarding to have a last opportunity to work with a client while still being part of a classroom environment.” She describes the rewards of an assignment that drew from “real historical events, places, images and an archive of information from the library. We were able to ask questions and discuss concepts with our clients. I’m very fortunate to have had this opportunity to work with knowledgeable clients, determined classmates and an enthusiastic teacher.” Hirthe and Kiely met separately with both groups for client presentations, and provided feedback directly to the students. The posters were judged by Michael Dillon, CEO and executive creative director of McDill Design, and Karen Duffy, retired president and COO of Laughlin Constable, with the top three designs awarded cash prizes, donated by Reilly Insurance. “Peter and I thought this project would be a great partnership between the WMHS, the library and UWM,” said Kiely. “We’ve been delighted by the results and impressed with the creativity and talent of the students.” The posters and other designs will be on display at the Central Library through December.

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INOVA GALLERIES Through May 18: Exhibits are free. For more information, phone 414-229-5070 “ReUnion: Artwork from the student staff alumni of the Union or visit Art Gallery.” An exhibition showcasing the amazing talents of former UWM Union employees. A Year of the Arts event. INOVA/ARTS CENTER

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


Fall MA/MFA Exhibition. An exhibition of work by Peck School Art & Design MFA students. A Year of the Arts event.

Saturday, Dec. 15:

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**

7 p.m.

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

Fall BFA Exhibition Opening Reception Dec. 15

vs. Bradley

7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 29

vs. Drake

2 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 10

vs. Wright State

7 p.m.

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.

Horizon League Tournament begins March 11


“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. 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. GOLDA MEIR LIBRARY FOURTH FLOOR CONFERENCE CENTER

Through Dec. 28:

“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.

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MKE Unplugged featuring Evan Christian. Catch an all-ages concert in an intimate setting featuring local indie artists, including some of the Peck School of the Arts’ very own alumni. Cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages available for purchase. 8 p.m. Zelazo 250. A Year of the Arts event.

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

Nov. 30-Dec. 1; Dec. 6-9:

Monday, Dec. 3:

Dec. 5, 6 & 8:

Symphony Band/University Band Concert. 8 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Friday, Dec. 7: UWM Choirs Winter Concert, featuring the UWM University Choir, UWM Women’s Chorus and UWM Men’s Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo Center. A Year of the Arts event.

UWM Theatre Games Class performs at ComedySportz. Wednesday & Thursday 7 p.m.; Saturday 5 p.m. ComedySportz, 420 S. First St. Free.


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

Monday, Dec. 3: Dance Composition 1 Showing, supporting the Ed Burgess Legacy Scholarship Fund. Pay what you can. 4:30 p.m. Mitchell Studio 254.

Tuesday, Dec. 4: Dance Composition 2 Showing, supporting the Ed Burgess Legacy Scholarship Fund. Pay what you can. 4:30 p.m. Mitchell Studio 254.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists 2011. Annual exhibition of the Nohl fellowship winners, featuring Established Artists Nicolas Lampert, Brad Lichtenstein and Sonja Thomsen, and Emerging Artists American Fantasy Classics, Richard Galling, Hans Gindlesberger and Sarah Luther. A Year of the Arts event.

Through Dec. 14:

Thursday, Dec. 20:

Youth Wind Ensemble Concert. 3 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Through Dec. 9:

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.

UWM Jazz Ensemble with Youth Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Labworks: “Uncommon Women and Others” (see p. 12). A Year of the Arts event.

Thursday, Dec. 6:

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

Tues., Dec. 4

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

UWM Collegium Musicum Winter Concert. UWM’s early-music ensemble presents a concert of medieval, renaissance and baroque music. 7 p.m. The Cathedral Church of All Saints, 818 E. Juneau Ave.




Fall BFA Exhibition Opening Reception. 5-7 p.m.; chair’s Sunday, Dec. 2: remarks at 6 p.m. An exhibition showcasing works by students Student Chamber Music Recital. UWM music students perform receiving their BFA degrees from the Department of Art & masterpieces of chamber music. 3 p.m. Recital Hall. Design. Exhibition resumes Jan. 22-Feb. 2, 2013.


Horizon League Tournament begins March 5

* At UW-Green Bay

Through Dec. 8:

Sunday, Dec. 16:

Dec. 10-12 & 14-15: New Dancemakers: “In The Loop” (see p. 8). A Year of the Arts event. UWM Choirs Winter Concert Dec. 7

Sunday, Dec. 9: Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music Recital. 2 p.m. Recital Hall. University Community Orchestra Concert. 2 p.m. Zelazo Center. Wind Ensemble Chamber Music Concert. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall.

Tuesday, Dec. 11: Opera Scene Performances, featuring students from the Opera Workshop class. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall. Fire on Water Presents: UWM Jazz Guitar Combos, under the direction of faculty member Don Linke. Each group will perform full sets of repertoire from the bop and post-bop periods. 7:30 p.m. Fire on Water, 518 N. Water St.

Thursday, Dec. 13: Electroacoustic Salon. UWM Music Composition and Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology students present endof-semester projects in electroacoustic music and interactive audio. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall.

Wednesday, Dec. 12: African and Salsa/Merengue Class Showing. Pay what you can. 7 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Friday, Dec. 14: Hip Hop Showing, including performances from dance groups and student organizations from across the city. Pay what you can. 7 p.m. Zelazo Center.

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

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 1 & 2: WORLD CINEMA Independent filmmaker and Milwaukee native James Benning. 7 p.m. “Neighboring Sounds.” Middle-class life in Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of a private-security firm. The firm offers protection, but with a strong hint of menace that brings a good deal of anxiety to a culture that runs on fear. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Saturday 9 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m. Milwaukee premiere.


Alan Magayne-Roshak

Students from UWM’s Peck School of the Arts will showcase a variety of audio, video, 2-D, interactive and installation pieces at Arts+Tech Night on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 6-9 p.m. at Kenilworth Square East. The event includes works in a variety of mediums, from digital prints to time-based media, sculptures and installations, and investigates the role of evolving technologies in our culture, psychology and creative practices. Artworks featured include an electroluminescent sculpture, a series of still photographs addressing issues of social identity, an immersive video installation and an interactive video in which the user’s image becomes a ghostly reflection. Come explore and engage in a kinetic world of light and sound. Visit for details.


A scene from last year’s Arts+Tech Night



WORLD CINEMA Independent filmmaker and Milwaukee native James Benning. 7 p.m.

between the two. Winner, World Cinema Audience Award and Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2012. Friday 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 7p.m. Milwaukee premiere.

Wednesday, Dec. 5:

Tuesday, Dec. 11:

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.

Thursday, Dec. 6: “The Train.” A German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany in 1944. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. Featuring talkback with Carl Bogner (Film). In conjunction with the Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibition, “Grete Marks: When Modern Was Degenerate.” 6:15 p.m. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Free with museum admission.

WORLD CINEMA “Nobody Walks.” From the day that artist Martine walks into the lives of a California family, everything is subtly set off balance, forcing everyone to confront their own fears and desires. Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 p.m.; Sunday 5 p.m. Milwaukee premiere. “Valley of Saints.” Gulzar, a young working-class boatman, takes a job assisting a pretty scientist named Asifa. As they navigate the floating landscape collecting water samples for an environmental study, an unlikely relationship blossoms

Thursday, Dec. 6:

EXPERIMENTAL TUESDAYS “Video Diary of a Lost Girl.” Due to her supernatural origins, every man Louise sleeps with must die. She’s in love with Charlie, but…. What will become of our sarcastic, timeless lovers? An homage to the ‘80s, VHS, punk and German Expressionism. 7 p.m. Milwaukee premiere.

Wednesday, Dec. 12: SHARE THE EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” In a forgotten but defiant bayou community, a 6-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe…until a fierce storm changes her reality. 7 p.m.

The northern lights

Fridays Through 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. 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 5:

DOCUMENTARY FRONTIERS “Tahrir.” The real-time chronicle of the two most exciting weeks in the history of modern Egypt as lived by three young and unexpected heroes. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Education. 7 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 7-9:


Philippe Moussette

Tuesday, Dec. 4:

AstroBreak: “Southern Skies.” Below the equator, people can see constellations that we cannot at our latitude. Some are quite famous. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dec. 12

Friday, Dec. 14: The UWM Student Film and Video Festival. A showcase of the best short films and videos from the pioneering UWM Department of Film. 7 p.m. A Year of the Arts event.

Saturday, Dec. 15: UWM Film Department Senior Screenings. Senior thesis work from Film Department students. 7 p.m. A Year of the Arts event.

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 196.

MAM Object Trunk Show. Students from the Jewelry & Metalsmithing area in the Department Art & Design will present at least 500 pieces of jewelry that are unique and sometimes outrageous in design but will all address the idea of value, preciousness or “cheapness.” 12-8 p.m. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Contact MAM for ticket info, 414-224-3200.

Monday, Dec. 10 Holistic Healing: “Mindful Eating.” You know how the old saying goes: “You are what you eat.” So before you turn into a bowl of Ramen or a pile of waffles, develop a healthier relationship with food. Hosted by meditation coach and reiki master Jim Barrett. 12-1:30 p.m. Bolton Hall 196.

Wednesday, Dec. 12: AstroBreak: “2012 Hype.” Fact: Mayans had very interesting calendars, and the Sun is particularly active. What are the myths associated with the end of 2012? 12:15-12:45 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium. Stargazing from the roof of the Physics Building. 8-9 p.m. Weather-dependent.

Friday, Dec. 14: UWM’s Academic Adventurers Series. David Garman, dean, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, presents “Water Around the World: Myths, Mysteries and Machinations.” 3 p.m. Golda Meir Library building, AGS Library, third floor, east wing. 414-229-6282.

Sunday, Dec. 16: Winter Commencement (see p. 2).

Thursday, Dec. 6: Design Entrepreneur Showcase. UWM Design & Visual Communication students present innovative companies, products and services beyond design using strategic thinking and collaboration to explore, meet and exceed the needs of our community. 5 p.m. MiKE at The Grand Avenue Mall. A Year of the Arts event.

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College poses risks, rewards for undocumented students by Kathy Quirk

A student who didn’t show up for an appoint-



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DEGREES REPRESENT HONOR, OPPORTUNITY When she started her dissertation at Iowa State University, Muñoz began looking at the factors that helped undocumented Mexican women persist and succeed in college in the U.S. As she interviewed the students, she became more aware of the privileges of her U.S. citizenship and the sometimes scary lives of the undocumented students. “I never thought about issues of transportation… I never knew they didn’t have drivers’ licenses until much later in the study.” When she traveled with them by car, “I never once thought about how scary a traffic violation and the presence of police officers could be for them.” In the four years since completing that dissertation, she has focused on identity issues that undocumented students face, how colleges and universities deal with these students, and on students who are “coming out of the shadows” to advocate for changes to immigration policy. Many of these young people are highly motivated to complete college, says Muñoz, and unafraid to speak out. “For the women in my [dissertation] study, obtaining a college degree was one way to honor the sacrifices made by parents, but more important, they viewed a college education as a pathway to gaining legal status or perhaps developing the confidence and communications skills needed to defend their own human rights.”

A painting by Claudia Ramirez, a graduate student at San Diego State University, depicts the struggles of undocumented students trying to obtain their education. Muñoz received the painting as the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award winner at the 2012 Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education conference.

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“Uncommon Women and Others” is presented as part of this season’s Labworks Series Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-9. Labworks performances are presented in Kenilworth Studio 508, Kenilworth Square East. Times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Peck School’s innovative and intimate Labworks Series focuses on acting, with performances in the “black box” space and a spare approach to visual elements. The play, by Wendy Wasserstein, is directed by Raeleen McMillion, senior lecturer. It revolves around alumnae of Mount Holyoke College who 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. “Modern feminism took hold of American consciousness in the 1970s; particularly on college campuses,” says McMillion. “This play offers a glimpse into the challenges and responsibilities that accompany opportunity. By giving voice to a few women who were part of a movement that continues to shape thought and action for generations – choices about power, sex, family, love and career – we’re offered a chance to explore what it truly means to be “liberated.” McMillion is a professional actor, director, and speech and dialect coach. She is a co-founder of Milwaukee’s Renaissance Theaterworks, where she served as co-artistic director for several years before joining the Peck School. Tickets are $8/adults, $5/ages 13-18 and PSOA students, FREE/children12 and under and PSOA Theatre majors. Tickets are available through the Peck School of the Arts Box Office, 414-2294308, or online at

ment inspired Susana Muñoz to research the experiences of undocumented students. “This topic sort of found me,” says Muñoz, now an assistant professor of administrative leadership at UWM. Muñoz recalled the experience in an essay for “21st Century Scholar,” a blog administered through the University of Southern California. She was working in an academic services program for lowincome and first-generation students when a friend called her seeking help for a Mexican-American student. After discovering the student was “undocumented,” Muñoz realized helping the student during working hours might jeopardize the federal funding of her program. She offered to meet with the student at an off-campus location during her lunch hour. He never showed up. “This bothered me immensely,” says Muñoz. She was a U.S. citizen who’d come here with her family at age 6 and spoke fluent Spanish. “Yet, perhaps this student felt unsafe to see me.”

Susana Muñoz focuses her research on higher-education policies and activism among undocumented students.

PURSUING THE DREAM ACT Recent events have removed one barrier for some undocumented students. The Obama administration announced a new policy in 2012 that allows young people who were brought to the United States as children to apply for a work permit, with a two-year stay on deportation. Experts say that change will motivate many to pursue higher education and allow those already in school to make plans for work in their field after graduation. “Undocumented students are cautiously optimistic about the impact of this policy change,” Muñoz says. Still, numerous challenges remain. She now is looking at how colleges and administrators work with undocumented students. For example, these students now must pay out-of-state tuition at public colleges in all but 12 states, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Universities take a variety of approaches to making decisions about in-state tuition, financial aid and other assistance to undocumented students, says Muñoz. Often, such decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, with universities reluctant to set specific policies. “They approach the issue with caution because they don’t want to draw attention to this issue, which might have repercussions with their constituents. That’s the reality of the political context.” COMPLEXITY, CHALLENGES REMAIN Her research also focuses on the complexities of undocumented students choosing to go public with their status. Many are inspired by the need for social activism, pushing for general immigration reform and, in particular, for the Dream Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors). The Dream Act could make it possible for undocumented students to qualify for financial aid, in-state tuition and other support services, and open a pathway to citizenship for those who arrived in the U.S. as children. Many such students have grown up in the U.S. and already feel like citizens, even though some have had to be cautious about admitting their status for fear of deportation, according to Muñoz. Increasingly, these student activists are choosing to go public. “They are saying, ‘This is who I am.’ It gives them a sense of liberation to proclaim themselves as undocumented and unafraid. Coming out of the shadows is a complex process and these college students are just trying to get an education, like other students.”

UWM establishes unique genomics center by Laura L. Hunt

O f all the substances entering lakes and rivers

from the urban landscape, which are harmful to life in the water – and to people? For thousands of chemicals, scientists just don’t know. Only recently have researchers begun to discover, for example, what nanoparticles – atomic-scale ingredients in products ranging from sunscreen to clothing – do inside the bodies of organisms, says Rebecca Klaper, a UWM toxicologist. But now, the most advanced molecular tools in North America, housed at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS), can reveal information about lake and river contamination in a fraction of the time it used to take and with greater accuracy. Through the national Center for Great Lakes Genomics, researchers can track an organism’s genes as they react to their environment – a way to unmask a toxin that other detection techniques miss. “It will revolutionize the study of freshwater,” says SFS Dean David Garman. “This technology is currently used in medical applications, but never to inform ecological and environmental questions in the U.S.” When conditions change in an organism’s environment, so does its gene expression, or response, signaling sometimes detrimental health results. Scientists at SFS also have used genetic sequencing to detect human waste in storm sewers that


discharge into area rivers. The center’s new equipment will speed that process from several months to a few days. In addition to safeguarding public health, such genetic information also can inform other waterquality issues, such as improving fish Rebecca Klaper breeding for urban aquaculture and identifying invasive species that destroy the Great Lakes’ ecosystems, says Klaper, associate professor of freshwater sciences and the center director. Funded through multiple sources, including the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and the Fund for Lake Michigan, the center will provide vital information to support policy decisions. Through the new center, UWM also will train students to use the latest sequencing techniques, providing a workforce pipeline for environmental and public health.

COLLEGE FOR KIDS/ TEENS REGISTRATION OPENS JAN. 15 by Cathy Prescher Fast-forward to next summer on Jan. 15, when registration opens for College for Kids and College for Teens. Call 414-227-3360 for more information or to be added to the mailing list. Scholarship applications for summer 2013 College for Kids/Teens will be accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2013. As there is limited funding, scholarship packets should be sent in early. Needs-based scholarship recipients will be notified the first week of May. Others will be notified as soon as applications are reviewed. For more information, go to: sce-kids/

The Center for Instructional & Professional Development

Showing (y)our work: As part of the campus’ ongoing preparation for reaccreditation, the Provost’s Office and the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (CIPD) will host the first annual Assessment Showcase on Friday, March 1, 2013, in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) from noon to 4 p.m., followed immediately by the UWM First Friday reception. GOALS OF THE ASSESSMENT SHOWCASE • Highlight the work being done around campus in assessing student learning, in preparation for our Higher Learning Commission accreditation visit. • Encourage collaboration between individuals, departments and programs as they continue to work on assessing student learning. • Promote successful strategies and practices. • Make connections between assessing work in individual courses and meeting department/ program learning outcomes. The program will begin at noon with lunch and include a guest speaker, roundtable discussions and posters presented by UWM faculty, staff and departments. Attendees will have opportunities to see and discuss many different techniques and strategies, and to schedule follow-up meetings as desired with the presenters. The UWM First Friday reception and program, which follows at 4 p.m., will provide an opportunity to continue this informal interaction and other discussions.

ASSESSMENT SHOWCASE MARCH 1 CALL FOR PROPOSALS The event sponsors invite individuals and programs to submit proposals for posters to be staffed and displayed at the event. See the CIPD website,, for submission details. Submitting a poster proposal signals your interest in presenting your work at the event and ensures you a space and an easel. Awards Awards will be given to the best posters in each category: • Departments: $3,000 (top 3) • Individuals: $500 (top 5) Support Support for poster printing will be available for each submission. Details will follow each proposal submission. Printing will be available through University Relations and Communications Creative Services. Deadlines The deadline for submitting a poster proposal (not the poster itself!) is Dec. 15, 2012. Questions Direct questions about submissions to: Tony Ciccone (CIPD),, or Dev Venugopalan (Academic Affaits), Direct questions about department/program assessment plans to: Jeff Guenther, (Letters and Science), or Sam Harshner, harshner@ (all others).

A CERTIFIED HIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Cathy Prescher Here’s a fine way to simplify holiday giving this year: Give the gift of learning. A gift certificate from UWM’s School of Continuing Education opens doors for any number of options, including the opportunity to develop photography skills, create a website, speak Spanish, and master managerial skills that could lead to promotions and pay raises. An educational trip to remarkable cities and spectacular countries could also be on the agenda. When you order a gift certificate from the School of Continuing Education, specify the amount ($20 minimum) before adding a personalized note. The certificate expires two years from the date it was issued. To purchase gift certificates, call Customer Service at 414-227-3200, or order online at registration/giftcert.cfm.

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Technology that Works for You

UWM-Branded Pandora Station Surpasses 200,000 Downloads This past spring, UWM debuted a new University-branded music station on the Internet radio website Pandora. Targeted toward prospective students of high school age in the Midwest, within three weeks the station had been downloaded 15,000 times. Seven months later, that number is at 216,000 and climbing. “All of us involved are very pleased,” said Scott Peak, executive director, Auxiliary Services. “I looked around the room when we first started and said ‘can you imagine hitting 50,000 downloads?’ People thought I was crazy, but look where we’re at now. This is exactly what we want—for more and more people to hear about UWM and the exciting opportunities we have to offer.”

Innovative Outreach UWM’s presence on Pandora began when Auxiliary Services looked into the Internet music website as a resource for advertising new restaurant services. Pandora offers its audience a wide variety of specialized stations from which individuals can select based on particular artists, topics or music type. The service is free for individuals, with paid 15-second advertisements accompanied by clickable Web links to what is being advertised running every 20 minutes. Pandora’s detailed analytics allowed Auxiliary Services to target its ads to individuals in specific areas, thus maximizing the messages’ effectiveness and relevance to potential customers. “Early on, it was evident that this could be a great opportunity to aid in recruitment,” said Peak. “Currently, a significant number of high school students are listening to Pandora and we would like to get the University’s name and message out to them.” With partnerships among Auxiliary Services, University Communications and Media Relations, and the Office of Enrollment Management, an entire station dedicated to UWM was developed. Titled “Powerful Music,” individuals who

download the station will listen via a UWM-branded Web page and hear 15-second ads promoting schools and aspects of the University including the First Year Center, Athletics, Financial Aid, Peck School of the Arts, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business among others. Music on the station is programmed by Pandora targeting the listening tastes of individuals between the ages of 15-17. When it debuted, Powerful Music was available to listeners in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and North Dakota. Since then, the service has expanded to include Indiana, Missouri, California, New York, Kansas, Nebraska and Texas with other states currently being evaluated based on recruiting target areas. Once an individual has downloaded the station, on average they listen for at least an hour. “We’re constantly looking at improving the scope and effectiveness of this new marketing tool,” said Peak. “Technology changes all the time and the prospective students who are currently listening to us on Pandora may someday move on to something else. It’s an ongoing evaluation process, but we’re very proud of the successes we’ve seen so far.” To download and listen to “Powerful Music,” visit, search for “UWM” and select the channel “Powerful Music.” If your department is interested in advertising on the station, contact Terryl Troyer, Auxiliary Services, at

Plans for pantherLINK Upgrade Underway UWM’s email and calendar service, pantherLINK, will be upgraded this spring. The upgrade will result in the following new or improved features: • • • •

The ability to create filters to sort and store outgoing email messages A limited ability to recover email deleted and removed from the Trash folder Improvements in calendar printing including landscape and date-range printing options A dedicated search tool that allows individuals to navigate away from and return to a search without losing the information “We’re excited to provide UWM with an upgraded pantherLINK service,” said Vickie Schuh, manager, Enterprise Applications Support. “In addition to making us current with the application software, the new features and functionality provided by the upgrade hold a great deal of value for the University community.”

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Related Project Hiatus In the meantime, as preparations for the upgrade are being made, the UWM Email/Calendar Service Project has been placed on hold. Commissioned this past spring, the project team was tasked with evaluating and recommending various service options to meet UWM email and calendaring needs. This includes options such as continued on-campus hosting of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite software (branded pantherLINK), off-campus hosting of Zimbra and outsourcing the service to either Google Apps for Education or Microsoft Live@EDU. This summer, the team completed extensive interviews and focus group sessions with stakeholders from throughout the University (faculty, staff and students). From there, a comprehensive list of requirements for UWM email and calendar service options was developed. The project is now on hold until after the pantherLINK upgrade is complete. “We decided it best to hold off looking at other email/calendar service options until after the Zimbra software is brought up to its most recent standards,” said UWM Interim CIO and UWM Email/Calendar Service Project Sponsor Jacques du Plessis. “That way, we can ensure there’s equity among all of the options we are looking at when comparing what they offer to the requirements outlined by the University community. We look forward to revisiting this topic in the future and making an informed recommendation to the UWM leadership thereafter.” For more information about the UWM Email/Calendar Service Project, visit

Traveling? eduroam Can Keep You Connected UWM faculty, staff and students are on the move. Research and learning often brings members of the University community to other campuses and institutions across the country and around the world. How convenient and secure would it be to use your UWM credentials (ePantherID and password) to sign in and use the wireless services found when visiting other campuses? With eduroam, all of that is possible. An international federation of research and educational institutions, eduroam ( boasts a membership that includes more than 5,800 institutions in 54 countries. UWM joined eduroam last year after the installation of UWM WiFi technology provided for the service’s availability. As a participating member of eduroam, UWM faculty, staff or students with an active ePantherID and password can use those credentials to access wireless services at any of the other eduroam institutions worldwide.

“Recently when traveling, I was able to use the eduroam network and authenticate back to UWM using my ePantherID. I was on the network securely in minutes without needing any intervention from my local hosts or their system administrators. It just worked.” Scott Koranda, senior scientist in the Physics Department From the University of Hiroshima in Japan to the University of Chicago, eduroam simplifies the process of using the local wireless service so that traveling faculty, staff and students can collaborate and get their work done easily and efficiently. It eliminates the time, hassle and resources needed to vet and establish guest accounts. “There’s a lot of value that comes from UWM’s membership in eduroam,” said Chris Spadanuda, manager, Middleware and Identity Management Group. “When staff travel to other campuses, they don’t need to have a guest account provisioned for wireless access. They don’t have to contact anyone or fill anything out; they just use their local credentials and they’re signed in.” This can prove useful in numerous circumstances. For example, nursing students enrolled at UW-Parkside but taking a class at UWM don’t need to have guest UWM accounts (and as such, an additional user name and password they’d need

to remember and keep secure). Instead, through eduroam, UW-Parkside credentials allow them to access UWM WiFi. This past summer while working on research abroad, Scott Koranda, senior scientist in the Physics Department, was able to access wireless services in Pennsylvania, Italy and the Netherlands with his ePantherID and password. “I often travel to collaborate on research with colleagues from other institutions,” said Koranda. “It’s often frustrating when I arrive and find that I cannot use the local network because I cannot authenticate. At times in the past it has taken more than a day to sort it out and hurt my productivity during the limited time I have working directly with my colleagues. Recently when traveling, I was able to use the eduroam network and authenticate back to UWM using my ePantherID. I was on the network securely in minutes without needing any intervention from my local hosts or their system administrators. It just worked.”

Getting Started Prior to travel, individuals wanting to use eduroam must first set up their device for the eduroam option here at UWM. Instructions for personally-owned devices are available at Individuals must be present in an area where UWM WiFi is available in order for authentication to occur and select eduroam as their option during the set-up process. Individuals with Universityowned devices should contact their local IT professional prior to setup. A full list of participating eduroam institutions can be found at

‘Tech the Halls!’ with Holiday Shopping at the UWM TechStore The holidays are fast approaching. When checking your list twice, make a point to visit the UWM TechStore to purchase holiday gifts or gift certificates for family and friends. Popular this year is the iPad with Retina display (3.1 million pixels making text razor sharp and colors more vibrant than ever) and a 5-megapixel iSight camera. Starting at $499, the iPad is available in four models (WiFi, WiFi with AT&T 4G, WiFi with Verizon 4G, and WiFi with Sprint 4G), two colors (black or white) and three storage sizes (16, 32 or 64GB). Also available is the iPad mini. Starting at $329 the 7.9 inch screen is ideal for individuals on the go. The smaller size allows for the technology to be held in the palm of your hand. All in all, 24 completely different versions of the iPad and the iPad mini for you to choose from!

Accessorize and More Additionally, the UWM TechStore carries a variety of covers, cases, adapters, and screen protectors to protect and optimize your iPad experience. If you’re looking for a new laptop, the TechStore has in-stock the current models of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Pro with Retina display. Also available are the HP ProBook and the ultra-light HP Folio 13. Shopping is easy—get started online at, or stop by in-person at Bolton 225, between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Tuesdays until 6:30 p.m.) All in-store purchases must be made with Discover, MasterCard, or Visa; gift certificates are also available.

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MORE COMPREHENSIVE SEARCH TOOL IN THE WORKS In the coming months, the UWM Libraries will be rolling out a new primary search interface. The new product will combine what have historically been separate search venues in a single site. You will be able to simultaneously search article and book databases, books and media shelved in the UW Library System, course reserve materials and digital collections. You will still be able to do a specific search, and then narrow results by use of extensive filters. Our goal is to make your search experience wider, faster and easier. Stay tuned for details and a sneak peek at the coming system early next year! NEW RESOURCES • Oxford Art Online enables access and crosssearch functionality to Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Oxford Companion to Western Art and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. • Simmons OneView provides data on consumer preferences and usage behavior for thousands of brands, products and media properties, as well as lifestyles, attitudes, opinions and psychographics. • AP NewsMonitor Collection provides nearreal-time access to top worldwide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. • Web News provides near-real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general-news topics. • Nineteenth Century Collections Online unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource, including a wide variety of previously unavailable primary sources.

WELCOME, NEW CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES Larry Ervin, Shipping & Mailing Associate, Mail Services Damien Harris, Inventory Control Coordinator, Finance & Administrative Affairs Laura Hermanns, University Services Program Associate, College of Nursing Erin Hochstetter, Histology Technician–Senior, Psychology Angela Kelley, Office Operations Associate, Business & Staff Services Kevin Koester, University Conference Coordinator, Reservations & Events Planning/Set-Up Ryan McNallie, IS Technical Services–Senior, Enrollment Services

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Reining in the Holidays HOLIDAY: a time generally designated in commemoration of an event. Synonyms: BREAK, VACATION (chiefly British), RECESS STRESS: a factor (i.e. physical, chemical or emotional) causing bodily or mental tension and a potential factor in disease causation. Synonyms: PRESSURE, STRAIN, TENSION “Tis the season to be…” Jolly? And why not?! The swirl of holiday activities may conflict with our regular day-to-day routines. Perhaps we’re uneasy and not particularly looking forward to something (again?). THE KEY A little preparation now makes regaining your balance easier if something catches you off guard a little later. MAKE A LIST, AND CHECK IT TWICE Start with everything you’d like to or may feel you’re expected to do this holiday season. If you’re excited just thinking about it, great! If you’re already exhausted, maybe it’s time for another look. Talk openly with family and friends. Is that full weekend of baking and fanning the smoke alarms with cookie sheets still a favorite? If so, save the date! But people, social dynamics and circumstances can change. Be open and flexible about the possibility of altering or starting new traditions. This year, it might be tobogganing and a trip to the local bakery instead. Take another look at your list and identify just those things that are most important to you – the ones you absolutely can’t do without. That’s your Plan B list. Stuff does happen – weather resulting in travel delays or iced power lines, unexpected guests or cancellations and, just to mention again, weather. It’s a good idea to have those few things ready to go so that, even if plans change at the last minute, you’ll still be able to pull off whatever makes your holiday most special. Anything else will simply be more frosting on your cake. ABOUT ALL THOSE EXTRA THINGS ON YOUR LIST... Shopping, entertaining, activities? Try not to overextend yourself, money- or time-wise. One example might be a collective decision among family and friends to extend holiday activities over a longer period of time, giving everyone the best possible opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the holidays. Don’t forget how all those little things can add up. Do we want to put up all those decorations again this year? If so, go for it! Just remember to build in some extra time for setup and takedown (any frustration with those tangled, dead light strings?!), inclement weather and such. If all goes well, there’s some frosting! If you’re hosting a gathering, a project-management approach can be helpful. Break your to-do list into smaller, more manageable tasks, and do as many of those Plan B items as far in advance as possible. If you run out of time, only you will know what’s missing!

A potluck can save you both time and money, and give a special part in the festivities to all who attend by bringing their favorite dish or other item to share – just be prepared with a few simple fillers in case someone isn’t able to make it. Adding a particular theme can also offer an easy but fun way for your guests to show off their creativity (i.e., “snow”: snow cones, snow angel cookies, popcorn snowmen). Set your budget ahead of time, and stick to it. Be realistic – the challenge of today’s economy is no secret, and there’s no reward in postholiday debt. Activities don’t need to be costly to be memorable. Try breaking out some old board games for fun and a few laughs – it is the best medicine! If you haven’t already, perhaps organize a group exchange for your gift giving. You may even consider a “white elephant” exchange – that collection of imported, oversized mugs that’s been sitting in the back of your closet might be perfect for someone! And while homemade is always appreciated, do be careful with your time and any hidden expenses in a new project. IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR HOLIDAY LIST THAT MAKES YOU FEEL ANXIOUS OR SAD? We may not always be comfortable with the circumstances or all the guests at holiday gatherings. We may miss someone who’s not with us this year. We may not have family or friends nearby to spend time with. Sometimes a shift in focus can make all the difference – like volunteering services to others in need at a nursing home or a food pantry. But it’s important to be honest about how you feel. The support of family or friends might not be enough. Remember, professional help is only a phone call away to your doctor, or your employee assistance program – for UWM’s IMPACT Workplace Services, 24/7, call 414-256-4800, or toll-free, 800-236-7905. IS ANYTHING MISSING? Though it’s most important, we often forget to take care of ourselves. Try to stay as close as possible to healthy sleeping, eating and exercise patterns. Find a quiet, peaceful moment to reflect, or read. Take a walk. If you’re going out, have a healthy snack before you leave – you won’t be as likely to overindulge, leaving you feeling out of sorts. Extra calories are one of the most common regrets after the holidays. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, and, as always, be conscientious with any choice of alcoholic beverages. With any holiday visiting, remember to keep an emergency travel pack and health-care provider information handy. Give yourself permission to do something for you this holiday season. SO TAKE THE REINS Keep the HAPPY in your HOLIDAYS, and enjoy!

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PEOPLE HEALTH SCIENCES BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Janis T. Eells, Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, Betsy Abroe, H. Schmitt, P. Summerfelt, A. Dubis, S. Maleki, M. Ranji and J. Carroll, “830nm photobiomodultion ameliorates retinal degeneration in the P23H rat,” presented at the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) Congress, Gold Coast, Australia, Sept. 27-30. Jeri-Anne Lyons, K.A. Muili, Sandeep Gopalakrishnan and Janis T. Eells, “Down-regulation of nitrosative stress by photobiomodulation induced by 670nm light in an animal model of multiple sclerosis,” presented at the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) Congress, Gold Coast, Australia, Sept. 27-30.

KINESIOLOGY D. Clement, Monna Arvinen-Barrow, J.J. Hamson-Utley, C. Kamphoff, R. Zakrajsek, S.M. Lee, R. Robson, B. Hemmings, T. Lintunen and S.B. Martin, “Injured athletes’ use of psychosocial strategies during sport injury rehabilitation,” poster presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Oct. 3-6. Chukuka S. Enwemeka, “Advances in Photobiomodulation for Bacterial Eradication,” invited presentation at the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) Congress, Gold Coast, Australia, Sept. 27-30. Chukuka S. Enwemeka, “Biomodulation and Biostimulation,” invited presentation at the 21st annual conference of the German Society for Laser Dentistry (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Laserzahnheilkunde), Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 7-8. Chukuka S. Enwemeka, “Evidence-Based Clinical Application of Laser Phototherapy for Tissue Repair, Pain Control and Bacterial Eradication,” invited presentation at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos Grand-Round and Seminar, Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 8-9. Chukuka S. Enwemeka, “Evidence-Based Clinical Utilization of Light and Laser Phototherapy,” invited presentation at the American Academy of Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Atlanta, Oct. 19-20.

Susan Kundrat and D. PaddenJones, “The Secrets of Healthy Aging: Maximizing Muscle, Movement and Mobility,” presented at the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo, Philadelphia, Oct. 8. Susan Kundrat, “Sports Nutrition in the Trenches: Practical Nutrition Training Working with Athletes and Active People,” presented at UWM Continuing Education program, Milwaukee, Oct. 27. Barbara B. Meyer, William V. Massey and Stacy L. Gnacinski, “Operationalizing the symbiotic relationship between talent identification and talent development in elite sport,” workshop presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Oct. 3-6.

OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY O. Shechtman, Bhagwant S. Sindhu and P.J. Veazie, “Identifying sincerity of effort based on the combined predictive ability of multiple grip strength tests,” paper presented at the American Society of Hand Therapists 35th Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct. 18-21. Bhagwant S. Sindhu, O. Shechtman and H.P. Singh, “Effect of verbal instructions on submaximal grip effort,” paper presented at the American Society of Hand Therapists 35th Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct. 18-21.

INTERDISCIPLINARY Violet V. Bumah, Daniela S. MassonMeyers and Chukuka S. Enwemeka, “Blue light irradiation of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and human dermal fibroblast,” presented at the World Association for Laser Therapy Congress, Gold Coast, Australia, Sept. 27-30 (Kinesiology and Biomedical Sciences). Violet V. Bumah, Daniela S. MassonMeyers, S. Bhattacharyya, M. Khubbar, S. Gradus, H. Whelan and Chukuka S. Enwemeka, “Molecular analysis of blue light irradiated Methicillin resistant Stapylococcus aureus,” presented at the Milwaukee Regional Research Forum, Oct. 29 (Kinesiology and Biomedical Sciences).

LETTERS & SCIENCE ENGLISH / WRITING CENTER Margaret Mika presented “Video Archiving ‘What They Take with Them’: Sharing Tutors’ Own Words” at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Nov. 2 in Chicago. Writing Center tutors Jonathan Bruce (History), Kate Price (Peck School of the Arts) and Amy Zandler (English) also presented papers.

PSYCHOLOGY N.L. Balderston, D.H. Schultz, A.K. Grady and Fred J. Helmstetter presented a poster, “Using DTI and high resolution BOLD to identify distinct functional subunits of the human amygdala” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. M.I. Boulware and Karyn M. Frick presented a poster, “Estradiol-induced enhancement of object recognition memory is associated with activation of numerous intracellular signaling cascades in the female mouse dorsal hippocampus” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17.

Elizabeth M. Doncheck, Michael K. Fitzgerald, Sarah A. Ruder and Devin Mueller presented a poster, “Acquisition of cocaine seeking increases expression of basic fibroblast growth factor in the infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens, an effect reversed by extinction learning,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. A.M. Fortress, J.D. Heisler, M.I. Boulware and Karyn M. Frick presented a poster, “Intracellular and membrane progesterone receptors each facilitate object recognition memory consolidation, but potentially through different molecular mechanisms,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. Karyn M. Frick presented “Building a better hormone therapy? How understanding rapid effects of estrogens could lead to new therapies for age-related memory decline” at the University of Iowa, Department of Psychology Colloquium, on Oct. 3.

Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. They have identified mechanisms in the brain responsible for regulating cocaineseeking behavior, providing an avenue for drug development that could greatly reduce the high relapse rate in cocaine addiction. “Overcoming memories that trigger cocaine relapse,” releases/2012/10/121017091934.htm. James M. Otis, Kidane D. Dashew and Devin Mueller presented a poster, “Infralimbic BDNF and TrkB signaling enhance extinction of cocaine seeking,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. The poster was chosen as a “Hot Topic 2012” press release. C.S. Peplinski and Jeffery H. Tiger presented a poster, “Teaching discriminated social approaches to a teen-ager with Angelman syndrome to reduce inappropriate bids for attention,” at the meeting of the Mid-America Association for Behavior Analysis held in Minneapolis in October.

M.R. Gilmartin and Fred J. Helmstetter presented a poster, “NR2B-containing NMDA receptors deferentially mediate trace and contextual fear conditioning,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17.

Julianna Banks, Diane Reddy, Katherine Stevenson and Nancy Millichap presented an extended information session, “Spreading Innovations for Student Success: Three Next Generation Learning Challenges Projects,” at the 18th Annual Sloan Consortium Conference held in Lake Buena Vista, FL, Oct. 10-12.

Madalyn Hafenbreidel, Robert C. Twining and Devin Mueller presented a poster, “Neutralizing bFGF in the infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex facilitates extinction of cocaine self-administration,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17.

Diane Reddy, Ray Fleming and Heidi Pfeiffer conducted a U-Pace Training Workshop Oct. 13 in Atlanta. Representatives from 14 universities participated in the training, sponsored by the American Psychological Association, Division 2.

J.D. Heisler, A.M. Fortress, M.I. Boulware and Karyn M. Frick presented a poster, “Time course of cell signaling alterations produced by dorsal hippocampal progesterone infusion,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17.

Diane Reddy, Ray Fleming, Heidi Pfeiffer, Danielle Jirovec, Laura Pedrick (Academic Affairs) and Dylan Barth (Learning Technology Center) presented “U-Pace Instruction Improves Student Success by Integrating Content Mastery and Amplified Assistance” at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Best Practices Conference in Atlanta in October.

Fred J. Helmstetter accepted a three-year appointment as associate editor of the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, published by Elsevier. E.L. Hochstetter, J.A. Detert, J.D. Lescher and James R. Moyer Jr. presented “Apoaequorin protects neurons from ischemia and alters cytokine mRNA levels in rat hippocampus” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. T.J. Jarome, J.L. Kwapis, W.L. Ruenzel and Fred J. Helmstetter presented a poster, “Distinct changes in synaptic protein degradation and AMPA receptor composition in the amygdala and dorsal hippocampus following the retrieval of a context fear memory,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. J.L. Kwapis, T.J. Jarome, M.R. Gilmartin, J.L. Lee and Fred J. Helmstetter presented a poster, “Dissociable roles of the amygdala and retrosplenial cortex in delay and trace fear extinction,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. M.E. Lonergan, R.J. Leidel and Fred J. Helmstetter presented a poster, “Interactions between mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in the amygdala and hippocampus during the consolidation of fear memory,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. Devin Mueller and James Otis were featured in several press releases during the Annual Meeting of the Society for

D.S. Reis, T.J. Jarome and Fred J. Helmstetter presented a poster, “Degradation specific polyubiquitination is increased in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex following the acquisition of auditory delay or trace fear conditioning,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. Sarah Schram presented a poster, “Canonical Wnt signaling is necessary for object recognition memory consolidation in male mice,” at the MidBrains Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference at Carleton College. Co-authors with Schram were A.M. Fortress and Karyn M. Frick. D.H. Schultz, N.L. Balderston, J.P. Newman, Christine L. Larson and Fred J. Helmstetter presented a poster, “Brain activity during fear conditioning in incarcerated psychopaths,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. M. Sehgal, A.M. Girgis and James R. Moyer Jr. presented “Fear conditioning modulates intrinsic excitability of lateral amygdala neurons” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17. C. Song, J.C. Aitken, B.W. Hilty and James R. Moyer Jr. presented “Electrophysiological properties of medial prefrontal cortex–amygdala projection neurons” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17.

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For the Record Jeffery H. Tiger presented an invited paper, “On the representativeness of classroom-based measurement of problem behavior,” at the meeting of the MidAmerica Association for Behavior Analysis held in Minneapolis in October. Robert C. Twining, Jennifer J. Tuscher, Elizabeth M. Doncheck, Karyn M. Frick and Devin Mueller presented a poster, “Estradiol enhances extinction of cocaine seeking,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans Oct. 13-17.

NURSING Aaron Buseh, representing the Wisconsin Genomics Initiative (WGI) research team, presented a paper, “Community Engagement in Genetics/Genomic Research: Perspectives of Urban African Immigrants in the U.S. Diaspora,” at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science conference in Washington, D.C. Buseh was asked to present the paper a second time at the final plenary session, “Presentations of Distinction,” as one of the top eight of nearly 800 submitted abstracts. In addition to Buseh, the WGI team includes Sandra Millon Underwood, Patricia Stevens and Sheryl Kelber. Julie Snethen received the 2012 Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Pediatric Nurses Excellence in Nursing Research Award, presented at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Oct. 3.

HELEN BADER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE Steve Brandl was interviewed for an Urban Milwaukee story, “How to Prevent Gun Rampages,” Oct. 26.

PUBLICATIONS 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 D. Xi, “China-Germany Commodity Trade and the S-Curve,” Journal of Chinese Economics and Foreign Trade Studies, Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2012, pp. 20-28. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and H. Harvey, “U.S.-Malaysia Trade at Commodity Level and the Role of the Real Exchange Rate,” Global Economic Review, Vol. 41, March 2012, pp. 55-75. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and D. Xi, “Exchange Rate Volatility and Domestic Consumption: A Multi-Country Analysis,” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Vol. 34, No. 2, Winter 2011-12, pp. 319-330.

HISTORY Jasmine Alinder, “Camera in Camp: Bill Manbo’s Vernacular Scenes of Heart Mountain,” pp. 82-101 in Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II, Eric L. Muller, ed., Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 2012. Jasmine Alinder, “Dorothea Lange,” in the Densho Encyclopedia. http://encyclopedia., accessed Sept. 10. Winson Chu, The German Minority in Interwar Poland, Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

David DiValerio, “Chasing Tibet’s Demons: A Review Essay,” pp. 61-67 in Religious Studies Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, June 2012. Carlos R. Galvao-Sobrinho, review of The Aurelian Wall and the Refashioning of Imperial Rome, AD 271-855, by H. Dey, American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 116, 2012. Carlos Galvao-Sobrinho, “Feasting the Dead Together: Household Burials and the Social Strategies of Slaves and Freed Persons in the Early Principate,” pp. 131176 in Free at Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire, S. Bell and T. Ramsby, eds., London: Bristol Classical Press, 2012. Douglas Howland, “An Englishman’s Right to Hunt: Territorial Sovereignty and Extraterritorial Privilege in Japan,” Monde(s): Histoire, Espaces, Relations, No. 1, 2012, pp. 193-211. Douglas Howland, “International Law in East Asia: The Concept and Practice of Japanese Neutrality in 1870,” pp. 167180 in In the Footsteps of Herodotus: Towards European Political Thought, Janet Coleman and Paschalis M. Kitromilides, eds., Firenze, Italy: Olschki, 2012. Douglas Howland, “Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Centralism in the People’s Republic of China,” Social Text, No. 110, 2012, pp. 1-25. Douglas Howland, “The Public Limits of Liberty: Nakamura Keiu’s Translation of J.S. Mill,” pp. 177-192 in Why Concepts Matter: Translating Social and Political Thought, Martin J. Burke and Melvin Richter, eds., Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2012. Glen Jeansonne, “The Priest and the President: Father Coughlin, FDR, and 1930s America,” Midwest Quarterly, Vol. LIII, No. 4, Summer 2012, pp. 359-373. Glen Jeansonne, The Life of Herbert Hoover, 1928-1933: Fighting Quaker, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Amanda Seligman, “Encourage, but Terrify,” The Chronicle of Higher Education online edition, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

Amy R. Goetz, Han-Joo Lee and Jesse R. Cougle, “The association between health anxiety and disgust reactions in a contamination-based behavioral approach task,” Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, 2012. doi:10.1080/10615806.2012. 684241. CC. Kaczorowski, S.J. Davis and James R. Moyer Jr., “Aging redistributes medial prefrontal neuronal excitability and impedes extinction of trace fear conditioning,” Neurobiology of Aging, Vol. 33, 2012, pp. 1744-1757. Han-Joo Lee, Jennifer E. Turkel, Stuart P. Cotter, Jennifer M. Milliken, Jesse Cougle, Amy R. Goetz and Alexandra M. Lesnick, “Attentional bias toward personally relevant health-threat words,” Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, 2012. doi:10.1080/10615806.2012. 713474. S.K. Slocum, S.J. Miller and Jeffery H. Tiger, “A blocked-trials procedure to teach identity matching to a child with autism,” Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 45, 2012, pp. 619-624. doi: 10.1901/ jaba.2012.45-619. C. Song, J.A. Detert, M. Sehgal and James R. Moyer Jr., “Trace fear conditioning enhances synaptic and intrinsic plasticity in rat hippocampus,” Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 107, 2012, pp. 3397-3408.

HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER FOR URBAN POPULATION HEALTH L. Schmitz, Naoyo Mori and B.K. Khandheria Anjan Gupta, “Appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography in patients with acute chest pain: Are we choosing wisely?,” International Journal of Cardiology, Sept. 27, 2012 (epub ahead of print).

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS R. Shaker, P.C. Belafsky, G.N. Postma and Caryn Easterling, eds., Principles of Deglutition: A Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders, New York: Springer Publishing, 2013.

KINESIOLOGY 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.

OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Mark V. Johnston and M.P. Dijkers, “Toward improved evidence standards and methods for rehabilitation: recommendations and challenges,” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 93, Suppl. 8, 2012, pp. 185-199.

NURSING Hong Tao, C.H. Ellenbecker, J. Chen, L. Zhan and J. Dalton, “The influence of social environmental factors on rehospitalization among patients receiving home care services,” ANS: Advances in Nursing Science, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2012, pp. 346-358.

GIFTS, GRANTS & CONTRACTS OCTOBER 2012 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY CENTER California State University, Northridge UWM PEPNet Riehl, Bambi S. – Miscellaneous $361,857

CENTER FOR URBAN INITIATIVES & RESEARCH Milwaukee Public Schools MPS Partnership for the Arts & Humanities Grants Program Support Batson, Terry L. – Extension & Public Service $24,500 Madison Magazine Madison Magazine Suburban Quality of Life Survey Cera, Joseph A. – Extension & Public Service $10,908


Lisa Silverman, Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture Between the World Wars, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

R. Shaker, Caryn Easterling, P.C. Belafsky and G.N. Postma, eds., Manual of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques for Disorders of Deglutition, New York: Springer Publishing, 2013.

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, “Jacob’s Branches and Laban’s Flocks: Christianizing the Maternal Imagination,” pp. 231244 in The Reformation as Christianization, Anne Marie Johnson and John A. Maxfield, eds., Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.

Caryn Easterling and R. Shaker, “UES Opening Dysfunction,” Part IX, Chapter 38, in Principles of Deglutition: A Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders, R. Shaker, P.C. Belafsky, G.N. Postma and Caryn Easterling, eds., New York: Springer Publishing, 2013.

U.S. Dept. of Education Veterans Upward Bound Snow, Deloise – Miscellaneous $250,000

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, “Sexual Identity and Other Aspects of ‘Modern’ Sexuality: New Chronologies, Same Old Problem,” pp. 31-42 in After the History of Sexuality: German Genealogies with and Beyond Foucault Scott Spector, Helmut Puff and Dagmar Herzog, eds., New York: Berghahn Books, 2012.

Caryn Easterling, “Rehabilitative Treatment,” Part XIII, Chapter 55, in Principles of Deglutition: A Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders, R. Shaker, P.C. Belafsky, G.N. Postma and Caryn Easterling, eds., New York, NY: Springer Publishing, 2013.

UWM Foundation Distinguished Critic Support Greenstreet, Robert – Extension & Public Service $1,800

PSYCHOLOGY A.D. Grosmark, K. Mizuseki, E. Pastalkova, Kamran Diba and G. Buzsáki, “REM Sleep Reorganizes Hippocampal Excitability,” Neuron, Vol. 75, No. 6, 2012, pp. 1001-1007. J.A. Vizuete, S. Pillay, Kamran Diba, K.M. Ropella and A.G. Hudetz, “Monosynaptic functional connectivity in cerebral cortex during wakefulness and under graded levels of anesthesia,” Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6:90, 2012. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2012.00090.

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Caryn Easterling, “Shaker Exercise,” Part III, Chapter 13, pp. 257-268 in Manual of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques for Disorders of Deglutition, R. Shaker, Caryn Easterling, P.C. Belafsky and G.N. Postma, eds., New York: Springer Publishing, 2013.

HEALTH INFORMATICS & ADMINISTRATION Rohit J. Kate, “Unsupervised Grammar Induction of Clinical Report Sublanguage,” Journal of Biomedical Semantics, Vol. 3, Suppl. 3, 2012, p. S4.

U.S. Dept. of Education Upward Bound Math & Science Snow, Deloise – Miscellaneous $250,000



UWM Foundation Research and Activities Related to Historic Preservation and the Historic Preservation Curriculum Greenstreet, Robert – Instruction $6,000

SHELDON B. LUBAR SCHOOL OF BUSINESS BRADLEY LECTURE SERIES – S&E UWM Foundation Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series Smunt, Timothy L. – Extension & Public Service $20,000

For the Record



UWM Foundation La Macchia Enterprises Smunt, Timothy L. – Extension & Public Service $58,000


UWM Foundation Entrepreneurship Initiatives: Nicholas Applied Finance Lab Smunt, Timothy L. – Instruction $42,500 UWM Foundation A.O. Smith International Business Education Smunt, Timothy L. – Instruction $4,000

EDUCATION CENTER FOR MATH & SCIENCE EDUCATION RESEARCH WI Dept. of Public Instruction Framework for Elementary Science Teaching (FEST) Posnanski, Tracy John; Berg, Craig A. – Extension & Public Service $225,265

EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH CENTER Buffett Early Childhood Fund Educare Center Local Evaluation File, Nancy K. – Extension & Public Service $88,612

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY National Science Foundation Intergovernmental Personnel Act for Assignment at NSF Martell, Sandra T. – Extension & Public Service $96,204

ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE CIVIL ENGINEERING & MECHANICS Ubela Inc. High-Strength Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites Sobolev, Konstantin; Tabatabai, Habibollah – Research $5,500

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE U.S. Air Force Nonlinear High-Energy Pulse Propagation in Graded-Index Multimode Optical Fibers for Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers Mafi, Arash – Research $99,469 Regal Beloit Corporation Design Optimization of Electrical Machines – Coupled Thermal and Electromagnetic Analysis Nasiri, Abdolhosein – Research $41,648

U.S. Dept. of Education Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at UWM Aguilar-Diaz, Carmen – Miscellaneous $254,237


U.S. Dept. of Education UWM Mathematics GAANN Fellowship Program Stockbridge, Richard H.; Guilbault, Craig R.; Pinter, Gabriella A.; Willenbring, Jeb F.; Zou, Yi Ming – Student Aid $133,266



UWM Foundation Salary Encumbrances Edwards, Dave – Miscellaneous $325,000

UWM Foundation Management and Support for the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management Educational Programs – Scholarships Ihrke, Douglas M. – Student Aid $1,947

ADMINISTRATION IPC IPC Schema Development Consultation Mu, Xiangming – Extension & Public Service $19,900



Brookhaven National Laboratory An Integrated Basic Research Program for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems Based on Ionic Liquids Dietz, Mark L. – Research $116,440


NASA The Plasma Physics of TeV Blazars Chang, Philip – Research $48,784

UWM Foundation General Operating Expenses Edwards, Dave – Extension & Public Service $200,000

NURSING DEAN’S OFFICE National Institutes of Health Striving to be Strong: Efficacy of a mHealth Self-Management Intervention Ryan, Polly A. – Research $566,947


Indiana University Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure Koranda, Scott F. – Research $525,942

UWM Foundation Support Women’s Volleyball Program Geiger, Andy – Miscellaneous $500


UWM Foundation Chair’s Discretionary Account Isbell, John L. – Instruction $15,190 UWM Foundation Annual Payment to Science Bag Director – 2006-07 Lasca Jr., Norman P. – Extension & Public Service $3,500 UWM Foundation Expenses Incurred for Science Bag Presentations 2005-06 Lasca Jr., Norman P. – Instruction $18,240

SAM & HELEN STAHL CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES UWM Foundation General Support Berkowitz, Joel – Extension & Public Service $40,000

Academy of Korean Studies South Korea’s Rise in the Era of Globalization: Power, Economic Development and Foreign Relations Heo, Uk – Research $1,169,482 National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Local Elections in America Project (LEAP) Shah, Paru R. – Research $48,000

PSYCHOLOGY Embassy of France Neural Responses During Trace Fear Conditioning with Face and Non-Face Stimuli Helmstetter, Fred J. – Research $9,743 National Institutes of Health Effects of Physical Activity and Marijuana Use on Frontolimbic Functioning During Adolescence: An fMRI Study Medina, Krista L. – Research $119,100

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES UWM Foundation General Support Stockbridge, Richard H. – Instruction $155,000


Period 4 – October 2012

FY 2013


Federal Total Federal Total



$ 993,388 $ 2,798,815 $ 8,600,595 $ 14,317,837




UW-Madison A Molecular Basis for Sustainable Nanotechnology Klaper, Rebecca D. – Research $89,996

Public Service

$ 96,204 $ 788,689 $ 1,173,100 $ 5,084,749

Student Aid

$ 18,478,147


$ 754,237 $ 1,441,594 $ 1,290,466 $ 2,464,712

WATER INSTITUTE Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) Ship Time 2012 Klump, J. Val – Research $17,778


FY 2012


$ 20,321,976



$ 18,480,094 $ 23,750,122

Period 4 – October 2011

$ 2,697,176 $ 18,546,647 $ 32,307,984

$ 3,545,925 $ 18,593,594 $44,006,817


Federal Total Federal Total


$ 290,683 $ 1,000,377 $ 10,285,152 $ 14,130,440


$ 731,443 $ 773,387 $ 1,757,837 $ 2,607,885

Public Service

$ 147,101 $ 575,844 $ 1,635,194 $ 4,354,723

Student Aid

$ 2,239,133 $ 2,239,133 $ 21,011,690 $ 21,040,035


$ 230,000 $ 359,625 $ 1,897,156 $ 2,473,319


$ 3,638,360

$ 4,948,366

$36,587,029 $44,606,403

Grant information is prepared by the Graduate School. More detailed grant information also is available on the Web at: awards-and-expenditures/.

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Open House 2012


he campus community welcomed prospective students and their families to sample everything the university has to offer at UWM’s 18th annual Open House Oct. 26-27. Visitors took part in guided campus tours and trolley tours of the surrounding neighborhoods, attended “Meet Your Dean” sessions, and got acquainted with UWM’s many majors and programs through interactive displays, demonstrations and discussions with current students, faculty and staff. This marked the second year of “Your Ticket to Success,” a program geared toward high-achieving students. Eligible students could take part in an Honors seminar, tour a research lab, learn about Living Learning Communities and even be admitted to UWM on the spot. UWM photographer Alan Magayne-Roshak captured these Open House 2012 highlights.

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UWM Report, December 2012  

Faculty/Staff newsletter of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UWM Report, December 2012  

Faculty/Staff newsletter of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee