FACULTY/STAFF NEWSLETTER Volume 34, Number 2, March 2013
It’s baptism by fire in UWM’s elite investment management certificate program
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Controlling risky business by Laura L. Hunt
UWM celebrates Women’s History Month
UWM, Milwaukee Fire Department and Athletico team up
Latino immigration experience explored in new exhibition
Kevin Spellman (foreground) with some of his current students (clockwise from left): Jyoti Chetri, Mike McQuide, Ben Van Handel, Rohan Dighe and Brendon Anderson.
W hen senior finance major Mike McQuide was
Year of the Snake is lucky for UWM students in China UWM names two Distinguished Professors BP2W: progress report Milwaukee is center of printmaking world in March Program will address interactions with student military and vets Five named to Haidet Hall of Fame
accepted into the Investment Management Certificate Program, he had plenty of drive and a 3.7 grade-point average. The program turned out to be “more than I ever dreamed it would be,” says McQuide. “It wasn’t long before I realized how little I actually knew.” Students in the specialty program are training for careers as investment analysts, financial analysts and investment advisers. Careers in investment management are among the highest-paid specialties in finance. Competition is the name of the game and the risks are real. Thanks to three benefactors in the field, the program’s students are learning by investing actual money – a large sum of it. They manage three funds that total more than $300,000, which McQuide confesses is at first intimidating. “Many investment students don’t get to work with this amount of money,” says McQuide. “In fact, students in many programs like ours are running simulated models with hypothetical money. So we all take it very seriously.” A JUMP-START Paul Franke, a retired partner at William Blair, gave $100,000 to the students to begin their portfolios. David O. Nicholas of Nicholas Funds and Bill Nasgovitz of Heartland Funds followed suit, each donating $100,000. (Nicholas had earlier given a
$2.5 million gift to build the Applied Finance Lab at the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business and create an endowment.) It’s a lot of cash to put into the hands of novices, but overall the students in the three-year-old program have performed in line with their benchmarks, says program director Kevin Spellman. Nicholas says he is pleased with the direction in which the program is heading and with the caliber of students it attracts. Their management success, he adds, is not the most important metric for him. “I wanted to continue my support by contributing to the amount the students had to manage. It was intended for the students to have a live learning experience, so the benefactors, myself included, knew what we were going into.” Students will likely be dealing with greater pots of money soon after graduation, says Franke. His donation stemmed from his affection for his hometown and the UWM neighborhood where he grew up. “I hope that by supporting the program, the Lubar School not only can train students for investment careers, but also help support more employment in Milwaukee in the field.” FIRST-CLASS COACHING That is one of the goals of Spellman, who once was the director of research for a $50 billion pension fund. Continued on page 3 . . .
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FROM THE CHANCELLOR by Michael R. Lovell, Chancellor
Improving student success I n February, our university was given the
opportunity to address the UW System Board of Regents on a topic that is often misunderstood or misinterpreted: six-year graduation rates. Our presentation was part of the System’s update about its progress on the More Graduates for Wisconsin initiative. The initiative was unveiled in 2010 and commits the System to awarding 80,000 more undergraduate degrees by 2025. What can greatly influence perceptions of the UW-Milwaukee six-year graduation rate, which has been between 40 percent and 43 percent for the past several years, is it often gets compared to the entire UW System (about 60 percent) or UW-Madison (more than 80 percent). The UWM presentation before the regents, however, allowed me to present our university in a more accurate peer group of comparable urban universities (see illustration).
It also gave me the opportunity to discuss other factors that influence the success rate of our students. These factors include the portion of our mission statement that calls on UWM to be an access university that accepts students who can be less prepared academically than those accepted by other universities.
The factors also include socioeconomic status of the families of UWM students. While we don’t know the median family income of all students who attend UWM, we do know the family income for undergraduates who apply for financial aid. When considering and comparing these families, we see that for fall 2011, the UW-Milwaukee median family income was $60,657, UW System was $74,950 and UW-Madison was $99,018. The New York Times in December had an excellent article citing academic research about the advantages that affluent students have in their educations, and the disadvantages that lower-income families have when attempting to support their children’s efforts to be successful in college. Many of those disadvantages are familiar to UWM students, too, central among them being the need to work to earn money while attending school – reducing the time available for academic work (see “For Poor, Leap to College Often Ends in a Hard Fall,” The New York Times, Dec. 22, 2012). While our students do face more challenges to completing their degrees, our university must make significant contributions for the UW System’s More Graduates for Wisconsin initiative to be successful. With that in mind, I was able to also talk about the steps UWM is taking to move its six-year graduation rate to 50 percent by 2017 through high-impact strategies that include focusing fund-raising efforts on scholarships, and building retention and engaging students of color through Access to Success. My presentation, along with those of UW System Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Mark Nook and UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter, are online at www.wisconsin.edu/ news/2013/r130207.htm. In preparing for this presentation, I gained a greater appreciation for the work being done to support student success across campus by faculty and staff, and especially by those in our divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. There is a great deal of work still ahead, but it is clear that a strong foundation has been laid. We clearly have a better chance of reaching our objectives thanks to the work already done.
by Laura L. Hunt More than a dozen leading investment officers will offer insights into the U.S. economy and financial markets, including the international outlook, at a conference on Friday, March 15. “Defining Markets: 2013 Outlook Conference” runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Union Wisconsin Room. The event is hosted by the UWM Lubar School of Business and its Investment Management Certificate Program (IMCP). “This is a high-quality educational program for investment officers, corporate managers, financial planners and others interested in major issues impacting the economy and business for the next year and beyond,” says IMCP director Kevin Spellman. Speakers will include: • William Delwiche, investment strategist, Robert W. Baird & Co. • John Byrnes, executive chairman of the board and president, Mason Wells Funds • Teresa Kong, portfolio manager, Matthews International Capital Management LLC One of the concurrent sessions, “Best Investment Ideas,” will feature Michael Holt, director of equity research, North America, Morningstar Inc., and Bill Nasgovitz, founder, president and portfolio manager, Heartland Advisors Inc. Sponsors include ACG Wisconsin, CFA Society Milwaukee, Robert W. Baird & Co., Dana Investment Advisors and the Financial Planning Association of Southern Wisconsin. Register at: www4.uwm.edu/ business/gps_epay/outlook/index. cfm?a1=edit.
Save the date!
Digital Future Campus Summit Wednesday, March 13 9-11:30 a.m. Union Wisconsin Room Join campus colleagues for an update on the Digital Future initiative, featuring posters, a panel session by Digital Future grant recipients and a “What’s Next” panel featuring Provost and Vice Chancellor Johannes Britz,
CONFERENCE FORECASTS THE MARKETS
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Affairs Robin Van Harpen, and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Michael Laliberte. Registration is required. Register at www4. uwm.edu/employeedev/.
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Two new UWM Distinguished Professors named M argo Anderson, a professor of history and
urban studies, and Fred Eckman, a professor of linguistics, were recently named UWM Distinguished Professors by a panel of current faculty holding that title. The addition boosts the number in this prestigious group to 25. MARGO ANDERSON Margo Anderson’s research has focused on American social, urban and women’s history, including the U.S. Census. Since joining the UWM faculty in 1977, her work on the history of the Census Bureau has made her a national authority. She has described how the bureau has improved the accuracy of the count, how current events have affected or changed the process and how social prejudices have tainted the count throughout its history. Her work has uncovered new information about the census, such as documents that show the U.S. government provided the U.S. Secret Service with names and addresses of Japanese-Americans during World War II, even though it was prohibited by law from revealing data that could be linked to specific individuals. The author or editor of several books on the U.S. Census, Anderson also is a favorite commentator in the national media, from USA Today to Newsweek. Anderson also has been involved in promoting scholarship on Milwaukee. Since 2004, when she helped organize a conference of the Urban History Association in Milwaukee, she and fellow UWM History Professor Victor Greene have edited a history of the city, and she is helping to produce a digital encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Anderson’s scholarly contributions have been recognized by a variety of professional organizations. She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Census Requirements for the Year 2000 and Beyond. Also, she has testified before Congress on census issues and has held multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Statistical Association, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. For 2012-13, she has been awarded a major grant by the American Statistical Association, the National Science Foundation and the Census Bureau to prepare a new book on recent census-taking. FRED ECKMAN Fred Eckman is an internationally recognized expert on how humans learn non-native languages and on second-language phonology, the patterns of sounds that occur in a non-native speaker’s pronunciation of the target language. His more than 30 years of work in second-language acquisition (SLA) theory has helped advance this sub-discipline. He proposed two revolutionary hypotheses about SLA that have completely changed current practice in second-language classrooms. One of the most remarkable of his findings is that generalization of learning is enhanced if learners are exposed early to certain more complex aspects of the language being acquired. This runs counter to the previous practice of exposing learners to new properties of a target language that are relatively simple, and having students master them before moving on to the more complex aspects. Eckman is best known for a hypothesis that offers an elegant explanation for when to expect transfer from a known language to a language being learned, especially in the area of pronunciation. It had long been believed that differences in languages would lead to difficulties in learning. Eckman has shown that differences alone are not sufficient to explain the degree of difficulty in acquiring a new language. To explain that, the degree of irregularity or deviation in structural differences as they occur across the world’s languages must be factored in. His work is now considered core material in most
2013 RESEARCH REPORT NOW ONLINE Powerful ideas and partnerships are energizing our research engine along the path to proven results. At UWM, we are creating dynamic research relationships throughout the region, in areas ranging from health care and engineering to the arts and education. We believe such collaborations are an integral part of the future of higher education because these interactions will generate new and better processes, technologies and products. The just-released 2013 Research Report celebrates our powerful partnerships. Review it online at researchreport.uwm.edu.
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He sees himself as the bridge between academia and the professional world. A UW-Madison grad who was one of the people who directed that school’s Applied Security Analysis Program while he was earning his Ph.D., Spellman came to UWM for the chance to build a new program. “I also view this as a great opportunity to help the business community in this area and beyond. So many investment professionals, faculty and staff contribute to make the IMCP the community’s program,” he says. Franke, Nasgovitz and Nicholas are three of the program’s many supporters. Nine companies have donated professional-grade software. For example, FactSet is an investment analysis tool that may cost $25,000 per user. Every IMCP student has it. “Students use the same resources as professionals managing billions of dollars,” says Spellman. The IMCP requires a year-and-a-half commitment that includes rigorous coursework, an internship, and trips to New York and other cities to meet investment managers from some of the biggest names in the field, like UBS, Citigroup, Morgan
graduate programs. In addition to lecturing extensively abroad, Eckman’s work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He and fellow Linguistics Professor Greg Iverson have recently concluded a five-year, $1.4 million NIH grant examining the way people learn sounds used in the target language that may exist in the native language but pattern differently. One of the goals of the research was to identify underlying abstract concepts involved in the acquisition process, and, ultimately, to show how the implementation of these concepts can change over a lifetime – an important finding, because many people acquire a new language as adults. Here on campus, Eckman oversaw the development of both a master’s and a Ph.D. program in linguistics two years ago.
Stanley, Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs. Along the way, Spellman is honing the students’ interview skills, grooming them to master the highly competitive environment. The program engenders loyalty because of the special treatment the students receive and the resources available to them, he says. One example is alumnus Joel Hoeffler, who graduated only a year ago but has already given the program a $500 gift. In January, the program was accepted into the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute University Recognition Program. The status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. “It’s exciting to be involved in such a young program doing so well,” says McQuide, who has already secured a job as a credit analyst with BMO Harris Bank after his May graduation. “Going forward, I predict this will be a cornerstone program for the Lubar School.”
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BP2W: progress report by Kathy Quirk
tunities that all employees can get involved in. One is the BP2W Champions awards, part of the rewards and recognition effort. “We want to recognize fellow employees for their outstanding impact on climate that makes UWM a best place to work,” says Mark Mone, leader of the BP2W initiative. Now that a selection process is in place, the Champions button on the website is active. Employees can nominate co-workers for the award by clicking on the button on the BP2W homepage, www.bp2w.uwm.edu. One or two champions will be chosen each month. See the website for nomination details and other guidelines. SUBMIT A BP2W QUICK WIN The BP2W team is encouraging UWM faculty, staff and student employees to suggest possible quick wins through the website. While the BP2W groups have many initiatives under way, additional ideas are welcome. Ideas should involve specific changes to enhance UWM’s employment environment, be quickly and easily implemented, and be cost-effective. See the website for details and examples. SPRING WELLNESS The Work/Life Balance group in Human Resources and BP2W are collaborating on additional wellness, fitness and stress-reduction classes. Right now, the UWM Weigh, which started in January to promote healthy eating and physical activity, has 262 employees, including the Chancellor, signed up. All participants weighed in at the start of the challenge, and can voluntarily weigh in every two weeks. The final required weigh-ins at the end of the challenge are set for March 25 and 26. All results are confidential and are tallied in terms of percentage of body weight lost. “We heard a lot of positive comments about the challenge from individuals when they came in to weigh in,” says Mark Mielenz, benefits manager and a member of the Work/ Life Balance group. The spring semester walking challenge
Place to Work (BP2W) initiaT hetiveBest is going “live” with two oppor-
Members of a BP2W Zumba class show their style.
will start in early April. Participants in the fall walking challenge logged 23,000 miles between Oct. 12 and Dec. 10. Walkers can sign up as individuals or in teams of up to three people. The low-cost stress-relief/exercise classes involving yoga, Zumba, Pilates and other activities are proving popular with employees, according to Alberto Maldonado, a member of the BP2W team working with Work/ Life Balance to organize these classes. A new eight-week Tai Chi class starts March 28, and a four-week Total Body Toning Class will begin April 24. Several classes will be offered over the summer. Finally, a Wellness Fair is set for April 9. Vendors and insurance companies will share programs and ideas for healthy living. The WEA Trust, Humana and United Healthcare will be doing biometric screenings for their members. The Arthritis Foundation, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and Paws vs. Claws will also be among the organizations attending. For additional information and sign-up instructions on all these wellness activities, watch your email or check the BP2W site. “WHERE DO I GO IF” MAGNETS By now, most employees have received an interoffice mailing with a magnet directing
them to the new “Where Do I Go IF” website (WhereDoIGoIF.uwm.edu). BP2W team members developed the website and magnet as part of efforts to address workplace questions and concerns before they develop into larger issues. “The website and magnets were developed in response to concerns raised on our climate survey that showed many employees don’t know where to go with questions and concerns,” says Mone. “We’ll be adding to the site as employees send us suggestions about other issues they would like covered.” The magnets were chosen as a way to make sure all employees knew about the site, since not everyone is on email regularly. Finally, notes Mone, as with all other BP2W projects, the cost was limited. The money for the magnets came from an existing fund specifically dedicated to such campus climate projects – money that could not have been used for wages or benefits. “The BP2W teams are careful with the limited amount of funds we have available,” he adds. “This project was a priority because of what we’d heard from employees about the need for such a resource. We feel it’s important to give employees information on how to deal with workplace questions and concerns before they develop into larger issues.”
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FROM THE PROVOST by Johannes Britz, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
A dialogue on strategic planning F or this month’s column, I’ve invited Mark
Mone, the chancellor’s designee for strategic planning and campus climate, to join me in a Q&A about UWM’s strategic planning process.
Q: WHAT IS THE IMPERATIVE FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING? Developing our 2013-20 Strategic Plan is among the most central and vital tasks to be completed in the next year. Because we face significant internal and external challenges and have tremendous opportunities, we must establish firmly and clearly our direction, develop priorities and assert action, seize those opportunities and address the challenges. As one simple example, we have identified at least three dozen different major campus initiatives. While each of these is critical to the campus, if we are not coordinated and strategic, our efforts may be overlapping and duplicative – and we might miss the mark. Q: WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE FOR PLANNING? In November 2012, we launched the Core Strategic Planning Team of about 20 people representing campus governance and community leaders. This group meets monthly and provides oversight and coordinates the work of two other sets of teams. One set is what we call the Functional teams – about 50 people spread across important functions including communications, stakeholder engagement, data gathering and benchmarking, synthesizing and writing, and technical and administrative support. These teams met for the first time in January, and will meet as regularly as it takes to perform their work. The other set of teams are what we call the Thematic teams, and these represent the dozen main areas that include most, if not all, of the campus activities and initiatives. There will be over 100 campus and community members involved in these teams, and they will be developing the initial objectives for us to be considering as priority areas to guide us on our path to 2020. Here is the list of Thematic team focal areas: • Top-tier Research University (including interdisciplinary efforts); • Sustainable Prosperity; • Academic Planning; • Student Success and Enrollment (recruitment, retention and remediation); • Access, Diversity and Inclusion; • Financially Sustained University; • Technology (digitization and other elements); • Physical Aspects: Green campus, Master Plan, etc.;
• Internationalization; • BP2W (human capital): Faculty and Staff Attraction, Development and Retention; and • Community Engagement. The work of the Thematic teams will be informed by the Data Gathering & Benchmarking Team, which will assist with SWOT [Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats], inclusion of relevant data, trends and information relevant to higher education, and comparisons with peer and aspirant schools. Q: WHAT SETS THIS PLANNING PROCESS APART FROM PAST CAMPUS INITIATIVES? This will be a large undertaking, one depending on the remarkable skills and talents of UWM colleagues and community stakeholders. UWM has never had this type of comprehensive, complete strategic plan, and we are going to do this carefully and completely. While the end product is vitally important, we won’t be successful if we don’t tend to process, especially in creating an inclusive, flexible process. The process outlined involves a large number of people – and yet there are many, many more to be involved if we are to do this right. In that context, first, we want to make sure that people are continuously informed, so there is a link from chancellor’s website to our strategic planning work. Second, we also have a Functional team focused on Stakeholder Engagement that will be interested in making sure that our process includes and considers all of the important voices that make this campus what it is and what it can become. Campus members – students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, elected officials and others – will participate in surveys, focus groups, social media and other means to gather input as we proceed. We envision that thousands will participate in some form or another. Our primary objective is to develop a plan for 2013-20 that helps the university to realize the following UWM vision: We will be a top-tier research university that is the best place to learn and work for students, faculty and staff, and a leading driver for sustainable prosperity. We will accomplish this through a commitment to excellence, powerful ideas, community and global engagement, and collaborative partnerships. In a collaborative, inclusive fashion, our comprehensive strategic plan will include: • Identification of the university’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (drawing from campus units’ academic and strategic planning, budget model planning, Enterprise Risk Management work and other areas); • An environmental scan describing challenges UWM faces today and in the future; • The integration of current significant UWM initiatives and activities; and • A long-range establishment of priorities, clear and attainable measurable goals, and timelines that support our vision and mission – consistent with our values. The plan that we create will become the strategic blueprint for future success, one that will enable UWM’s vision to become realized.
WRITERS FESTIVAL HAS NEW ONE-DAY FORMAT by Cathy Prescher UWM’s Spring Writers Festival on Saturday, March 9, is for novice and professional writers who meet face-to-face with authors, editors, agents and presenters. Not only do participants work on their skills during workshops and presentations, but they can practice Julia Pandl pitching their book ideas to professionals in the business. Registration closes on Saturday, March 9, the day of the festival at the School of Continuing Education. The festival rolls out a new one-day format this year. Keynote speakers are Writers Festival veterans Julia Pandl, author of Memoir of the Sunday Brunch (Algonquin Press, 2013), and Jessie Garcia, WTMJ-TV4 sportsJessie Garcia caster and author of My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2013). Pandl and Garcia, both Spring Writers Festival success stories, will read from their books, talk about what it’s really like to get published and ANNUAL answer your questions. Laughter with learning is guaranteed. Now in its 11th year, The Spring Writers Festival’s new one-day format helps writers improve, connect with fellow wordsmiths, meet in-the-know editors and agents, and learn how to get published and publicized. Check out the biographies of festival speakers and presenters at sce-writersfestival.uwm.edu.
Donations Welcome OEM SPRING BOOK AND MEDIA SALE Thursday, April 18 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bolton Hall Breezeway The Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) will hold its third Spring Book and Media Sale on Thursday, April 18, to raise funds for a local Milwaukee charity serving the poor and homeless. This sale is an offshoot of the popular Bake, Book and Media Sale held as part of OEM’s annual fall fund-raising efforts for the State and University Employees Combined Giving Campaign (SECC). The April sale will feature great deals on gently used books, videos, DVDs and CDs. OEM welcomes donations of your used books, videos, DVDs and CDs for the sale. Call Jenny Elsner at 414-229-3159 or email email@example.com for an on-campus pickup. Donations may also be dropped off at the Mellencamp dock, with prior arrangement.
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Women’s History Month informs, entertains, inspires by Beth Stafford
different ways to engage, celebrate and M any learn with the campus community are part of
Congo (including interviews with self-confessed rapists), but also to examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace.
Women’s History Month at UWM. Events are coordinated by the Women’s Resource Center. For more information, phone 414-229-2852. Many events are held in the Union and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted in the descriptions that follow. FRIDAY, MARCH 1: UWM GRADUATE WOMEN COFFEE TALK First Friday of each month, noon-1:30 p.m., Women’s Resource Center, Union WG93 Graduate women students share wisdom and inspire each other at these sessions. Coffee Talks are hosted by female campus leaders committed to supporting their colleagues’ success. Graduate Women Coffee Talk March 1
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH KICK-OFF 6-8 p.m., Union Alumni Fireside Lounge Hear the personal dialogues of a few cast members in the upcoming performance of “The Vagina Monologues” and view a presentation recognizing some outstanding women from Milwaukee and throughout the U.S. Also, learn about V-Day’s Spotlight Campaign, “One Billion Rising.” Donations for the campaign will be accepted at the event. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center. TUESDAY, MARCH 5: “PATHWAYS TO ACADEMIC AND SCHOLARLY LEADERSHIP”: UWM DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS PROGRAM 3 p.m., fourth floor Conference Center, Golda Meir Library Panel discussion with the women who are UWM Distinguished Professors. Join in networking over light refreshments followed by a moderated panel discussion on pathways to scholarly leadership with these Distinguished Professors: Carolyn Aita, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Margaret Atherton, Philosophy; Nadya Fouad, Educational Psychology; Jane Gallop, English; and Merry Wiesner-Hanks, History. Co-sponsored by UWM Libraries, Graduate School and WWHEL (Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership). WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 6 & 27 “INTERSECTIONS”: WOMEN & MULTICULTURAL FILM SERIES 1-3 p.m., Bolton Hall 196 March 6: “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo.” Emmy Award-winning producer/director Lisa F. Jackson spent 2006 in the war zones of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo documenting the tragic plight of women and girls in that country’s intractable conflict. She was afforded privileged access not only to the grotesque realities of life in
“The Greatest Silence” March 6
March 27: “Temple Grandin.” Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to earn a PhD and become an expert in the field of animal husbandry. She is noted for creating her ‘hug box,’ widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which has been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling THURSDAY, MARCH 7: WiSE (WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING) BREAKFAST SERIES First Thursday of each month. 7:30-9 a.m., UWM School of Continuing Education The WiSE monthly breakfast series provides a forum for women to address relevant topics and helps them maneuver through the typically maledominated science and engineering work environment more successfully and with greater satisfaction. Each breakfast forum focuses on a new topic, and provides resources and solutions for career success as well as the opportunity for constructive engagement with peers. Fee: $20. For more information, contact Marcia Gabriel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-227-3378. WOMEN PANTHERS BASKETBALL VS. UIC 7 p.m., Klotsche Center For ticket information, call 414-229-5886 or 1-877-661-GOUWM (46896).
MILWAUKEE LGBT FILM/VIDEO FESTIVAL PRESENTS 7 p.m., UWM Union Theatre “Young and Wild (Joven y Alocada).” Seventeen-year-old Daniela is finding it hard to reconcile her raging hormones with the religious dogma of her evangelical family. Venting through her sexually charged blog, such expression the only outlet at hand, she taps into an underground network of similarly addled teens. A lively coming-of-age story of a young woman who, torn between the burning fires of religious fervor and youthful sexual energy, defiantly chooses pleasure. $5. Sponsored by the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival with the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the UWM Women’s Resource Center.
“Young and Wild” March 7
GASTHAUS ENTERTAINMENT SERIES: HOLLY SPEARS 9-11 p.m., Union Gasthaus Holly Spears has loved music since she was just a little girl growing up in the small town of Wana, W. Va., joining her father on Sunday mornings in church choir. As she grew up, she began to take her musical talents outside the church walls, performing in multiple school choirs and musicals, and at festivals and fairs. She joined two rock bands and interned at a local radio station, honing her musical gifts while learning what it meant to make music for music lovers. Join us for the soulful sounds that Holly brings to all her performances. 414-229-3671 or email@example.com. SATURDAY, MARCH 9: WOMEN PANTHERS BASKETBALL VS. UW-GREEN BAY 2 p.m., Klotsche Center For ticket information, call 414-229-5886 or 1-877-661-GOUWM (46896).
“Temple Grandin” March 27
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SUNDAY, MARCH 10: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION: “Women and Girls Gaining Momentum for Change” 2-5 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m. for exhibit table viewing), Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Bradley Pavilion, 929 N. Water St. Citywide event in recognition of International Women’s Day includes keynote address by Magda Peck, dean of UWM’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. The event also features a special appearance by American Idol finalist Naima Adodapo and other performances, including drumming and ethnic dancing. Light refreshments will be served, and cultural attire is encouraged. Registration required: www.2013intlwomensday. eventbrite.com. For more information and to register, contact the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition at 414-727-4900. Sponsored by community organizations and businesses, as well as the UWM Center for International Education and Institute of World Affairs. I N T ERN AT IO NA L WO MEN’ S DA Y
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Women and Girls
MOMENTUM FOR CHANGE MARCH.10
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Doors open at 1:00 for Exhibit Tables
Bradley Pavilion inside the
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts 929 North Water St Milwaukee, WI 53202 KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr Magda Peck., Dean of School of Public Health at UW-Milwaukee Register online: www.2013intlwomensday.eventbrite.com Light Refreshments served and cultural attire is encouraged.
Special Appearance by American Idol Finalist
Performances include: drumming, ethnic dancing & much more.
For sponsorship information, to reserve exhibit space or register by phone contact: Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition Phone: 414-727-4900 5235 South 27th Street Greenfield Wisconsin 53221 firstname.lastname@example.org
International Women’s Day March 10
Anita Hill March 15 “Sister Talk” March 13
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13: UWM WOMEN’S STUDIES PROGRAM BROWN BAG SERIES Second Wednesday of each month. Noon, Women’s Studies Meeting Room, Northwest Quadrant 7585 “Intersectionality and Racial Learning: How gender, skin tone and place come together to shape ideas about race for African American children in Detroit,” by Erin N. Winkler, associate professor, UWM Department of Africology. SISTER TALK – STRENGTHENING THE CIRCLE Bi-weekly on Wednesdays. 1-3 p.m., Bolton Hall 196 For UWM women students of color and allies, designed to provide space to talk in a supportive, safe and comfortable environment. THURSDAY & FRIDAY, MARCH 14 & 15: “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES-UWM” 7-9 p.m., Zelazo Center As part of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, UWM students direct and act in benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues-UWM” to increase awareness about women’s experiences and to raise funds for Milwaukee’s Daystar Inc. and the international V-Day Spotlight Campaign. $5 advance tickets available at the UWM Bookstore; $10 at the door ($8 for UWM students with ID). Donations for violenceagainst-women services will be accepted at the door.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15: UWM SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION’S 2013 WOMEN LEADERS CONFERENCE 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. The conference celebrates women who have pioneered their fields and explores their methods for success. Attorney, professor and author Anita Hill is the morning keynote speaker. Cost: $329. For registration, go to www4.uwm.edu/sce/conference. cfm?id=567. For more information, contact Jan Allen at email@example.com or 414-227-3219. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27: “YOU BE BOY AND I BE GIRL” Noon-9 p.m., Union Ballroom An event that will engage both male and female perspectives to explore, challenge and aim to change the perceptions of gender-specific roles in the urban arts, creative and entertainment industries, media and community leadership. An interactive community art workshop kicks off the day, followed by a panel discussion with local and national experts, and panelist-led breakout sessions. The day ends in a live hip-hop concert. For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming at 414-229-3894 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by Union Sociocultural Programming and TRUE Skool Inc.
Women’s History Month is coordinated by the UWM Women’s Resource Center, with individual events co-sponsored by the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UWM Chapter of Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership, Graduate School, Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, Multicultural Student Centers, Restaurant Operations, Union Programming, Union Sociocultural Programming and Women in Science and Engineering. Community sponsors include Burger King and TRUE Skool Inc.
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Latino immigration experience explored in new exhibition
by Beth Stafford
he latest aspect of Raoul Deal’s project, “Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá (From Neither Here Nor There),” is an art exhibition that begins March 15 with a 5 p.m. opening reception in the Latino Arts Gallery, 1028 S. 9th St. The exhibition is part of the Peck School of the Arts Year of the Arts celebration and also dovetails with the “Print: MKE 2013” conference. The Latino Arts Gallery is open to the public 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, for a suggested donation of $1. “Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá” is a collection of large woodcut prints based on interviews with members of the local Latino immigrant community. Deal, a senior lecturer in the Department of Art & Design, has been audio-recording the experiences of Milwaukee’s immigrant Latino population for a year and a half. He also researched images and texts about immigrant rights movements, and how printmaking has contributed to the immigration movement in other parts of the country. He has carried out the project with undergraduate research assistants working through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). The oral histories also were the basis of Deal’s presentation of UWM’s 43rd Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture in October 2012. (For the first time, the lecture was presented offcampus and was given at Latino Arts Inc.) As artist-in-residence for UWM’s Cultures and Communities Program, Deal has often given students the opportunity to work and learn in community settings. He became interested in oral history while working in Milwaukee’s Walnut Way community with Cheryl Ajirotutu, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and associate professor of anthropology. Deal’s teaching at UWM also helped inspire his research. “Each semester for the past seven years, I have taught American Art and Culture here at UWM. The course has made me keenly aware of the cyclical repetition of history. The proliferation of antiimmigrant sentiment in the political rhetoric and popular images at the turn of the 20th century is similar to what we hear and see today.” Deal’s interest in exploring Latino immigration issues in Milwaukee stretches back to 1998, when he first arrived in the city from Mexico, and worked as an art specialist and substitute teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools.
“In that capacity, I traveled around the city, often finding myself assigned to ESL classes and working with children from recent immigrant families,” he says. “As a fluent Spanish speaker, I was sometimes able to serve as a link between the two cultures. “At the same time, I was observing my own 8-year-old daughter as she grappled with being Mexican in Shorewood. Even in progressive Shorewood, we were surprised to encounter incidents of bigotry and anti-Latino sentiment that strengthened our [family’s] resolve to work for structural change.” Deal’s wife, Dinorah Marquez, is the director of the awardwinning Latino Arts Strings Program at the United Community Center, and has also helped with the interviews for his latest project, many of which have involved the families of her students. The exhibit will serve as the point of departure for an art project with Bruce Guadalupe Community
School (BGCS). Students there will work with Deal to produce images and text about their own family’s immigration experiences. This activity is part of the ALMA initiative, a Department of Education grant between partners UWM and the United Community Center, coordinated in the Department of Art & Design by Assistant Professor Christine Woywod. It will also be the focus of an Art Education workshop in May, conducted by Associate Professor Laura Trafi-Prats and Assistant Professor Rina Kundu, that will explore the use of art to teach about immigration issues. “Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá” was funded in part by the 2012 Fromkin Research Grant and Lectureship. The grant encourages and assists UWM scholars in all fields of study to conduct research on individuals, groups, movements and ideas, in the Americas and elsewhere, which have influenced the quest for social justice and human rights in the United States. Prints by Raoul Deal, shown at center in his studio, are (top to bottom) “Dream Act,” “Somos Uno (We Are One)” and “Ni De Aquí, Ni De Allá (From Neither Here Nor There).”
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Milwaukee is center of printmaking world in March by Beth Stafford
PROGRAM WILL ADDRESS INTERACTIONS WITH STUDENT MILITARY AND VETS by Beth Stafford
On the UWM campus, the Union Art Gallery features “Uprisings: Images of Labor,” an interactive printmaking factory produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. Co-sponsored by the Peck School’s Department of Art & Design, the exhibition opens March 21 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. and closes March 28 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Artist talks about art and activism will be presented March 22-23, with a full lecture schedule at UnionArtGallery.uwm.edu. At UWM’s Art History Gallery in Mitchell Hall, “500 Years of Printmaking: Dürer to Dine” will be on display March 7-28. The exhibition is international in scope, featuring contemporary printmaking from Argentina, China, Mexico, Poland, South Africa and South Korea. UWM’s Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) at Kenilworth is currently showing two exhibitions in conjunction with “Print: MKE 2013.” “Makers in Print” features the work of artists from South Africa, South Korea and Mexico. Coordinating curators from these countries have selected artists whose work demonstrates a range of innovative techniques and meaningful approaches to this time-honored genre. “SGCI Awards Exhibition: Lesley Dill, Frances Myers and Alison Saar” celebrates the careers of these artists. Each is represented by a concise overview of recent print works. Both exhibitions continue through March 24. “Print MKE” organizers at UWM and MIAD have coordinated more than 50 printmaking-themed exhibitions at venues that include MIAD’s Brooks Stevens and Frederick Layton galleries, the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee Art Museum and the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. More information is available at printmke2013.org/.
Partnerships have played a major role in the Peck School of the Arts’ Year of the Arts celebration. Thanks to a three-year collaborative effort by the Peck School and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), an international conference focusing on the art of printmaking will be held in Milwaukee March 20-23. “Print: MKE 2013” is the title for SGC International’s 41st conference. SGCI is an educational, nonprofit organization representing artists who create original prints, drawings, books and handmade paper. SGCI also promotes printmaking as an artistic endeavor. The SGCI website describes how printmaking can be explored through collections in museums and galleries, as well as the current scene of co-ops, independent presses, pop-up galleries, basement shows, print and zine fests, community events and street art. “In these unique spaces, the power of print often gives voice to people facing economic, political and environmental challenges,” the website states. “‘Print: MKE 2013’ will celebrate all the people, from local to international, who contribute as makers through the print.” “Milwaukee has a long history as a center for world-class printing, so hosting the conference here seemed like a natural fit,” says Jessica MeuninckGanger, UWM assistant professor of art and design. She is co-chair of the conference, along with Rina Yoon, professor of printmaking at MIAD. Conference sessions will be held in UWM’s Zelazo Center and include workshops, demonstrations, special projects, lectures and panels. Many of the events and exhibitions related to the conference are open to the public. “Print: MKE will help educate – and excite – local audiences about printmaking,” says Meuninck-Ganger.
Many people across the campus community are concerned about their interactions with military service members and veterans. The amount and degree of contact may vary, from those involved in one-on-one counseling at the Norris Health Center to nonclinical staff answering questions about student housing. Through the efforts of Heather Henrickson, psychologist at Norris Health Center, the UC4 (University Counseling Center Core Competency) program will be brought to campus on Monday, March 18, at the UWM Union. The all-day program is designed to address the social, cultural, clinical and campus-specific concerns of service members and veterans. This program includes specific discussion of campus outreach and planning, and is appropriate for both clinical and nonclinical campus personnel. Practicing clinicians, trainees and clinical students are encouraged to attend the full day. Those in nonclinical roles are encouraged to attend the full morning session and the large group outreach exercise in the early afternoon. Individuals attending the full day will receive 5-6 CEUs at no charge. Employees from Student Affairs, University Housing, Dean of Students Office, Admissions and Recruitment, academic advising, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid and the UWM Police Department are among those who may want to attend UC4. For more information about registering for the program, go to mydevelopment. uwm.edu/uc4. The program is funded by an Academic Staff Professional Development Award, awarded through Provost Johannes Britz, the Academic Staff Committee and the Academic Staff Awards Committee to support UWM academic staff.
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UWM UNION ALUMNI FIRESIDE LOUNGE
“ReUnion: Artwork from the student staff alumni of the Union Art Gallery.” An exhibition showcasing the amazing talents of former UWM Union employees.
Friday-Sunday, March 1-3 and 8-10:
For tickets and information, phone 414-229-4308 or visit arts.uwm.edu.
Through May 18:
Through April 6:
Saturday, March 9:
“La Ceiba Gráfica.” A portfolio of some 50 contemporary lithographs curated by Per Anderson and Martin Vinaver of La Ceiba Gráfica, a top-ranking printmaking workshop located in Veracruz, Mexico. Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.
“Sounds of Saturday.” Concert series in collaboration with the Milwaukee Art Museum, featuring Music faculty member Rene Izquierdo. 2 p.m. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 Art Museum Dr.
March 15-July 5: “Makers in Print” through March 24
“Beyond the Score” March 7
“Ni de Aquí ni de Allá (From Niether Here nor There)” (see p. 8).
Sunday, March 10: Vocal jazz music performed by members of the Voice area. 3 p.m. Recital Hall. Free.
Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16:
PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS GALLERIES Exhibits are free. For more information, phone 414-229-5070 Peck School of the Arts events are available at reduced cost to students, seniors and UWM faculty, staff & alumni. For tickets or visit arts.uwm.edu/inova. and information, phone 414-229-4308 or visit arts.uwm.edu.
Opera Production: “Hansel and Gretel.” The UWM Voice area will present Humperdinck’s full opera, “Hansel and Gretel.” 7 p.m. Kenilworth Studio 508.
Tuesday, March 19:
Spring MA/MFA Exhibition I: Exhibition of work by Art & Design MFA students.
Outback Concerts Presents Perpetuum Jazzile. Currently the biggest Slovenian pop and jazz vocal ensemble, Perpetuum Manuel Espinas Classical Guitar Recital. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall. Jazzile offers a selection of vocal jazz and pop, Brazilian bossa nova, gospel, close harmony style and funk. 7:30 Symphony Band/University Band Concert. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo p.m. Zelazo Center. Center.
Sunday, March 3:
ARTS CENTER GALLERY
Arts Center, second floor. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Kenilworth Square East. 12-5 p.m. Wednesday, SaturdaySunday; 12-8 p.m. Thursday.
Through March 24: “Makers in Print”: International Exhibition and SGCI Awards Exhibition. Part of “Print: MKE 2013” (see p. 9). UWM UNION ART GALLERY UWM Union. 12-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 12-7 p.m. Thursday; closed weekends and holidays. For more information, phone 414-229-6310.
Through March 9: “Septentrion: Exploring the Arctic Circle.” Featuring photography, video, sculpture and prints by seven participants of The Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, Norway.
“Septentrion” through March 9
March 18-29: “Uprisings: Images of Labor.” Part of “Print: MKE 2013” (see p. 9). ART HISTORY GALLERY Mitchell Hall, room 154. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information, phone 414-229-4330.
March 7-28: “500 Years of Printmaking: Dürer to Dine.” Part of “Print: MKE 2013” (see p. 9).
Friday, March 1:
“Uncommon Voices”: Levy & Yannay. A celebratory concert of chamber works by Yehuda Yannay, founder of Music From Almost Yesterday, and alumnus and former faculty member Burt Levy. 3 p.m. Recital Hall. Youth Wind Ensemble Concert. 3 p.m. Zelazo Center.
Labworks series presents “Marisol,” by José Rivera, directed by Michelle Lopes-Rios and Alvaro Saar Rios. When her guardian angel tells her a war in heaven is about to spill over onto Earth, Marisol must struggle not merely to survive, but to reclaim her spiritual center. Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Kenilworth Studio 508.
Saturday, March 23: String Academy of Wisconsin Spring Concerts. 10 a.m. & Noon. Recital Hall.
Thursday, March 28: MKE Unplugged, featuring Paul Geremia. 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 non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsored by WMSE 91.7FM, VIA, Transfer, Ink to the People, Riverwest Currents and AV Club of Milwaukee. 8 p.m. Zelazo 250.
Thursday, March 28:
“Blood Wedding” March 6-10
March 6-10: Mainstage series presents “Blood Wedding,” by Garcia Lorca, directed by Sheri Williams Pannell. This 20th-century masterpiece, based on a true story, tells of a vendetta and a bride who runs away with the son of an enemy family. Nobel Laureate Lorca investigates desire, repression, ritual, constraints and commitments. Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Mainstage Theatre.
FILM All films are shown at the UWM Union Theatre unless otherwise noted. For ticket information, phone 414-229-4070.
Tuesday, March 5: “Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber, A Project Performance.” The second collaborative live cinema project by Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder and Olivia Block employs the mechanics and optical properties of film projection to forge hypnotic, sculptural works of light. The filmmakers will be in attendance. 7 p.m.
Wednesdays, March 6 & 27: “INTERSECTIONS”: WOMEN & MULTICULTURAL FILM SERIES Part of UWM’s celebration of Women’s History Month (see p. 6).
Music From Almost Yesterday Student Ensemble Concert. The student composers of the Music From Almost Yesterday organization present an evening of new works for instrumental and Wednesday, March 6: vocal chamber ensembles, as well as electroacoustic music. DOCUMENTARY FRONTIERS 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall. “Radio Unnameable.” Ted Ganger March 3 Before NPR, texting Friday, March 29: and Facebook, there Singer/songwriter Ted Ganger presents his songs, together Rafael Padron Classical Guitar Recital. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall. was WBAI, New with students from the PSOA Department of Music. 7:30 p.m. York’s idiosyncratic, Recital Hall. Friday, March 29: left-of-left-wing public UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo Center. radio station, where Thursday, March 7: Bob Fass has “Beyond the Score.” A creation of the Chicago Symphony broadcast “Radio Orchestra, “Beyond the Score” provides a deeper look into the Unnameable” – his world of classical music. The first half of the program offers “free-form” midnight a multimedia examination of the story and history behind show – for much of the “New World Symphony,” Antonín Dvorák’s love letter the past half-century. to America. The second half is a performance of the work 7p.m. Milwaukee Premiere. by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO). Presented by the Peck School of the Arts and the MSO. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. MILWAUKEE LGBT FILM/VIDEO FESTIVAL MONTHLY SCREENING Complimentary tickets, MSO Box Office, 414-291-7605, “Young and Wild (Joven y Alocada).” Part of UWM’s celebrause code BTS. Or visit Zelazo Box Office, 12-4 p.m. Monday tion of Women’s History Month (see p. 6). Friday. A Year of the Arts event. Paul Geremia March 28
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Thursday, March 28:
Wednesday, March 6:
DOCUMENTARY FRONTIERS “Side by Side.” Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. 7 p.m. Milwaukee Premiere.
2013 Leadership Healthcare Forum: “What the Healthcare Industry Should be Doing Now.” Keynote, “Hospitals Succeeding in the New Era,” by Kenneth Kaufman, chair of Kaufman, Hall & Associates. Kaufman’s expertise is identifying the critical trends, issues and tactics that can help hospitals and health systems. 7:30-10:45 a.m. Session includes breakfast, keynote speaker, panel discussion and audience input. Presented by the College of Health Sciences. $50/ general public, $25/students. uwm.edu/chs/ healthcareforum or 414-229-6247.
Friday-Sunday March 29- 31: “Mean Streets” March 8-10
Friday-Sunday March 8-10: CINEMA CLASSICS “Mean Streets.” Forty-year anniversary! A powerful tale of urban sin and guilt that marks Martin Scorsese’s arrival as an important cinematic voice, featuring electrifying performances from newcomers Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro. Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 p.m.; Sunday 5 p.m. WORLD CINEMA “In Another Country.” South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-Soo tells the story of three different French women, all named Anne, visiting the same seaside resort. An effortless, laugh-out-loud comedy of broken romance that reaches exquisite heights of self-mocking pathos, painterly finesse and symbolic density. Official selection, Cannes Film Festival 2012. Friday 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 7 p.m. Milwaukee Premiere.
Monday, March 11: “Penelope: A Theatrical Odyssey.” This documentary captures the making of “The Penelope Project,” an effort spearheaded by Anne Basting, director of UWM’s Center on Age and Community, to bring challenging, meaningful art-making to residents of a long-term care community. Followed by a post-show discussion. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12: EXPERIMENTAL TUESDAYS “The Root Problem of the World.” Artist Steve Reinke returns to the Union Theatre to present an evening of his most recent videos – ruminative essays, performative and situational, with rumors of guile, whatever their declarative certainty. Fictions, possibly, they might be jokes and/or philosophy. 7 p.m.
DOCUFICTION “Mekong Hotel.” Set in a hotel on the Mekong River near the border between Thailand and Laos, “Mekong Hotel” shifts between fact and fiction in an esoteric symbiosis of Thai folk culture, spiritualism and current sociopolitical conditions. Friday 7 & 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 p.m.; Sunday 5 p.m. Milwaukee Premiere.
AstroBreak: “March Evenings.” Take a guided tour of the prominent stars and constellations in the March night sky. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium. planetarium.uwm.edu.
Thursday, March 7:
“Mekong Hotel” March 29-31
Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender, and Cultural Politics lecture series: “The Transnational and the Comparative: Globes, Worlds and Where We Stand,” Mary Layoun, comparative literature, UW-Madison. Co-organized by the Women’s Studies Program, Vilas Trust, Cultures and Communities Program, and the Center for 21st Century Studies. 2 p.m. Curtin Hall 368.
DOCUFICTION “Docufiction: Hybrid/Genre.” What is the impulse behind combining elements of documentary and fiction in a film? And why is it so popular now? Curated by Sally Berger, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. Programs and formats TBA. 7 p.m.
UWM celebrates Women’s History Month (see p. 6).
Fridays in March: The Science Bag: “Combustion: The Rise & Fall of the Phlogistan Theory.” An interactive show by Joseph Aldstadt and Neal Korfhage, Chemistry. 8 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Sunday matinee 2 p.m. March 10. Physics Building, room 137. Sponsored by the College of Letters & Science and the Halbert & Alice Kadish Fund in the UWM Foundation. For ages 8 and up.
“Atomic States of America” March 13
Wednesday, March 13: SHARE THE EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES “The Atomic States of America.” From the gates of Three Mile Island to the cooling ponds of Braidwood, Ill., journeys to nuclear-reactor communities around the country provide a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact to date of nuclear power, and to investigate the truths and myths about nuclear energy. 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 2: Shop Talk with Gregory Martens. Artist, printmaker and UWM alum Gregory Martens (’09 BFA, ’12 MFA Art) will be demonstrating many of the technical processes that can be seen in the “Makers in Print”: International Exhibition (see “Exhibits”). Come and get some ink under your fingernails! 1 p.m. Inova/Kenilworth.
Stargazing from the roof of the Physics Building. Explore the night sky through a variety of telescopes. 8-9 p.m. Weather dependent. planetarium.uwm.edu.
Wednesday, March 27: Great Books Roundtable Discussion: Edna Ferber, The Woman Who Tried to be Good (1913) and The Maternal Feminine (1919); Dorothy Parker, Big Blond (1929) and Here We Are (1931). 7-9 p.m. Special Collections, Golda Meir Library. 414-229-4345.
Friday, March 29:
March 29-May 10: Mary Layoun March 7
Friday, March 8: UWM’s Academic Adventurers Series: Arijit Sen, associate professor of architecture, “Teaching American Cultural Landscapes: Engaging Students in the Thurston Woods Neighborhood, Milwaukee.” 3 p.m. Golda Meir Library building, AGS Library, third floor, east wing. 414-229-6282.
Friday Night Planetarium Show: “Planets Near and Far.” Plus a tour of the night sky and a Q&A session. 7-7:55 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium. planetarium.uwm.edu.
Saturday, March 9: Annual Spring Writers Festival (see p. 5).
Friday, March 1: “The Speculative Turn: Science Fiction and the State of the Novel Form,” a lecture by Donna Jones, English, UC Berkeley. 3:30 p.m. Curtin Hall 175. Sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies.
perspective. Writing workshop 7-8 p.m., Union 198; open mic and performance 8 p.m., Union Alumni Fireside Lounge.
Arab and American: Literature, Media, Gender and Cultural Politics lecture series: “Specters of Arabness,” Nouri Gana, comparative literature, UCLA. 3:30 p.m. Curtin Hall 175. Co-organized by the Women’s Studies program, the Vilas Trust, the Cultures and Communities Program, and the Center for 21st Century Studies. 3:30-5 p.m. Curtin Hall 175.
Saturday& Sunday March 30 & 31:
Nate Marshall March 13
Holistic Healing March 11
Monday, March 11: Holistic Healing: Detoxification. Join Jennifer Bartell, certified detoxification specialist, on a journey into the world of cellular renewal. 12-1:30 p.m. Union 198.
Wednesday, March 13: UWM Authors Recognition Ceremony (see p. 17).
The Panther baseball team’s first home stand of the season opens March 26 against Cardinal Stritch. Cheer on the UW System’s only NCAA Division 1 baseball team at Henry Aaron Field in Lincoln Park, Green Bay Rd. at Hampton Ave. Tues., March 26
vs. Cardinal Stritch
Thurs., March 28 vs. Valparaiso
Fri., March 29
Sat., March 30
Tues., April 9
vs. Chicago State
Tues., April 16
vs. Wisconsin Lutheran
Artists Now: Richard John Forbes – “The Mark of Temporal Repercussions and the Art of Letting Go.” Forbes speaks on the practice of creating artwork through print and markmaking as a metaphor for our visual universe, fashioned by active involvement of the audience and marks made by daily life. 7 p.m. Arts Center Lecture Hall (ACL 120).
Tuesday, March 26: EXPERIMENTAL TUESDAYS “Ann Arbor 16mm Film Tour.” A program of 16mm films from the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival, the longest-running experimental and independent film festival in North America. 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 14: Book-release party for Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance, by Art & Design faculty member Nathaniel Stern. 6 p.m. Inova/Kenilworth.
Wednesday, March 27: DOCUMENTARY FRONTIERS “In Bed with Ulysses.” A film that strips away the academic clutter surrounding James Joyce’s kaleidoscopic novel, Ulysses, to reveal the vital human pulse between its lines. 7 p.m. Milwaukee Premiere.
Wednesday, March 13:
Joseph Aldstadt (right) and Neal Korfhage present the March Science Bag show.
Lyrical Sanctuary featuring Nate Marshall. A spoken-word artist with hip-hop roots, Marshall gained national recognition after his appearance in Kevin Coval’s 2010 film, “Louder Than A Bomb.” This National Slam Champion infuses an element of broken and forgotten into an inspiring
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UWM, Milwaukee Fire Department and Athletico team up by Beth Stafford
ENRICH YOUR LIFE WITH PEL PROGRAMS by Cathy Prescher
Learn to play a new instrument, snap professional-quality photographs, travel here and abroad, write riveting stories and develop other talents via Personal and Experiential Learning (PEL) programs offered by the UWM School of Continuing Education. The school’s signature approach features opportunities to learn new skills with a group of self-motivated peers in interactive, hands-on settings. Some participants even find themselves on new career paths after participating in a PEL program. To get a sense of what PEL offers, here are three stand-out programs: • Discover your inner “star” while honing your acting/auditioning skills during the one-day workshop, “AUDITION IDOL.” Mark Bucher, founder and artistic director of the Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre, works with a panel of judges to select an “AUDITION IDOL” on Saturday, March 30, at the Zelazo Center, Studio 250. $50 fee. The student price is $40. • Aspiring artists and art lovers can learn from the extraordinary work of Pablo Picasso during the “Picasso and Chicago: Exhibition and Walking Tour” on Saturday, April 13. View over 250 of the finest examples of the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection of Picasso paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings, as well as major loans from private collections in the city. • If exotic locales bring travel to mind, consider joining UWM and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for a cultural tour of Valencia, Andalucia and Madrid, Spain, June 20-30. Anne O’Meara, SCE program director, and Patrice Burns, UWM Spanish instructor and resident of Madrid, lead the tour. For a complete itinerary, visit sce-tours. uwm.edu. To look into other Personal Enrichment Learning opportunities, go to sce-pel.uwm. edu.
A Milwaukee Fire Department cadet performs a single-leg Y-balance test, used to assess lower extremity injury risk. Observing are John Waszak (kneeling), undergraduate research assistant; Foundations of Injury Prevention & Performance class members (from left) Morgan Kelly-Huber, Kim Kelley and Mindy Lein; and Jason Mims (right of cadet), MFD health safety officer.
F irefighters and elite athletes share a lot of
the same challenges. That realization serves as the driving force behind the Developing the Occupational Athlete Project. Designed to advance performance and health of Milwaukee firefighters, the project is a collaboration among the UWM College of Health Sciences, Athletico Physical Therapy and the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD). “Two years in the creation, this partnership represents a paradigm for teaching, learning and research – with the long-term goal of advancing safety in Milwaukee,” says Kyle Ebersole, associate professor of kinesiology and director of the Human Performance & Sport Physiology Laboratory at UWM. Impetus for the project came from Jason Mims, MFD health safety officer. He and Athletico manager Luis Rivera began working together on a project to improve firefighter injury rehabilitation. Rivera brought Ebersole into the discussion. “We decided to join forces and establish a model program for advancing the performance of firefighters, reducing injury, improving injury care and enhancing lifelong health for firefighters,” Mims says. AN OPPORTUNITY, NOT A PROBLEM Ebersole emphasizes that the project wasn’t a response to a fire department “health problem,” but to the idea that fire department personnel could capitalize on current exercise science to be healthier and improve performance. The partners designed a plan that included redesigning the fitness and performance evaluation process, implementing exercise programs aimed at improving mobility and power, integrating psychological skills and creating an effective pathway for injury evaluation, treatment and return. To help implement the plan, a Peer Fitness Training program was launched. The MFD supported firefighters to become certified personal fitness trainers (PFTs). A firefighter who wants to establish a personal fitness program can go to a PFT for assistance. “The PFTs also are actively involved in helping with data collection and acting as the liaison between me, rehabilitative facilities such as Athletico and the firefighters,” says Ebersole. “As this program evolves, the PFTs will become more comfortable identifying someone who might need further evaluation by UWM’s labs or facilities such as Athletico’s in order to optimize health and/or performance.” Ebersole brought UWM students at many different levels of study into the project through his
role as faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Undergraduate Athletic Training, PhD in Health Sciences, Master of Science Kinesiology and Undergraduate Kinesiology programs. The project has transferred classroom learning to the real world by bringing students to the Milwaukee Fire and Police Safety Academy to participate in the initial fitness evaluation process. In turn, fire chiefs came to the Klotsche Pavilion to attend Ebersole’s Advanced Exercise Physiology course. In another example of “town-to-gown,” the fire department donated equipment for class experiments. In addition to the graduate students from Ebersole’s lab, graduate students from the Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence, directed by Professor Barbara Meyer, are actively involved. In November, MFD representatives attended a thesis proposal presentation by a Master’s in Kinesiology student, representing Meyer’s lab, working with the project. There also are six Doctor of Physical Therapy students engaged in a health literacy project through a course taught by Kathy Zalewski, associate professor of kinesiology and director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Ebersole says a powerful element of the project is that all students, regardless of level, work in teams to directly contribute to the collection of data, teaching and learning from each other. In addition, Ebersole’s Foundations of Injury Prevention & Performance class has participated in the initial fitness evaluation process at the academy, and a second class has explored the physiological influence of the firefighters’ protective gear on power production. A student from the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program also is assigned to the project. Ebersole points to a definite advantage for both students and clients when practitioners and researchers bring the appropriate professional partners into the process. “When that happens, the whole person is treated. The result is a much more inclusive and effective form of care,” he says. “Yet it is only possible when all of the key players share the same vision. That is the unique strength we have with the partnership with MFD and Athletico. “The students are participating in a truly integrated and interdisciplinary approach to performance and health – something many courses discuss, but few actually demonstrate. As these students enter their professional fields, this hands-on experience will truly set them apart.”
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SPORTS ROUNDUP By Kevin J. O’Connor, Associate Athletic Director–Communications
Five named to Haidet Hall of Fame
From left: UWM Athletic Board member and Hall of Famer Jim Cleary, former Athletics Director Bud Haidet, Antou Jallow, Jerry Stern, Maria Viall, Josha (Krueger) Kruvand and Nick Gretz
UWM has inducted five former student-athletes into the Bud K. Haidet Athletics Hall of Fame. Nick Gretz, Antou Jallow, Josha (Krueger) Kruvand, Jerry Stern and Maria Viall were all officially welcomed to the Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Milwaukee Athletic Club Feb. 9. NICK GRETZ Gretz was the 2007 Horizon League Track and Field Athlete of the Year, capping his stellar career with the Panthers. He was a three-time league champion in the indoor shot put and a two-team league winner in both the outdoor shot put and outdoor discus. He also won the 2005 indoor weight throw championship, giving him four league titles. That season’s run of titles earned him League Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Field Performer of the Meet at the league championships. Gretz helped the Milwaukee men’s track and field program start its amazing run of league titles, leading the Panthers to all eight possible team crowns in his four seasons. In 2004, he helped the team to the largest margins of victory for Milwaukee at the league meets (+109 indoor, +120 outdoor). He still holds school records in the outdoor shot put and discus, and remains in the top five for the hammer throw, weight throw and indoor shot put. He also held the Horizon League record for the outdoor shot put until last season. ANTOU JALLOW Jallow is one of the best men’s soccer players ever to wear the Black and Gold. He led the Panthers to the NCAA Tournament in all four of his seasons, winning Horizon League Player of the Year honors twice (2002, 2004) while earning FirstTeam All-League honors three times. He was also
an NSCAA All-American and an ESPN Academic All-American. He set school records with 53 points and 24 goals in 2002, and then finished his career as UWM’s and the Horizon League’s all-time leading goal scorer with 60 goals. He tallied a league-best 18 goals as a senior and Antou Jallow ended his career with 133 career points, good for second all-time in school history. Jallow was drafted by San Jose in the MLS SuperDraft and played professionally with Gefle IF of the Swedish Premiership. JOSHA (KRUEGER) KRUVAND From 1994-97, Kruvand became the only women’s soccer player in school history to play every minute of every game over four seasons. She was a key defender in Milwaukee’s rise to the top of the Horizon League/Midwestern Collegiate Conference, a spot it hasn’t given up since Kruvand’s graduation. Kruvand was a three-time First Team All-MCC honoree (1995-97) who also claimed All-Region recognition in those same three seasons. Plus, as a freshman in 1994, Kruvand was an MCC All-Newcomer and All-MCC Second-Team honoree. With the Illinois native anchoring UWM’s defense, the 1997 squad of Kruvand’s senior season set precedents for stinginess. Among those marks are fewest goals allowed in a season (12) and goals against average (0.60). Kruvand’s number, 22, was retired by the program in 2001. JERRY STERN Stern played a major role in the longstanding tradition of UWM track and field that started under coach John Tierney. Stern, a standout in the pole vault, was part of three track and field teams that won Wisconsin State University Conference championships, including the 1952 team he co-captained. Stern received his undergraduate degree from UWM in 1952 and his master’s in 1957. He served as president of the UWM Alumni Lettermen’s Club and vice president of the National Varsity Club.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Stern was a teacher and coach at Milwaukee Pulaski and Brookfield East high schools before serving as principal at Brookfield East from 1978-85. MARIA VIALL Viall finished her basketball career as Milwaukee’s Division I leader in both scoring and rebounding, collecting 1,867 points (16.2 per game) and 971 rebounds (8.4 per game). Viall was a two-time Horizon League Player of the Year honoree (2002 and 2004), and collected First-Team All-League honors three times. Viall was the Panthers’ leading scorer in three of her four seasons and led the team in rebounding in all four of her years. She still holds single-season school records for blocks, total rebounds and rebound average, and also finished her career as the Panthers’ leader in field goals, free throws and blocks. During her career, Viall also set records for field goals made in a season, career field goals made, field goal percentage in both a season and career, and double-doubles.
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Technology that Works for You
UWM High Performance Computing Service Achieves Impressive Milestone 100,000 and counting… This past December, 100,000 jobs had been run and completed by UWM’s High Performance Computing (HPC) service. Comprised of a powerful and efficient cluster of computers, the service provides researchers with the resources to conduct massive computational operations at impressive speed.
Savings Abound In 2012 alone, researchers were able to use UWM’s HPC (UWMHPC.uwm.edu) to execute computations that would have taken a standard computer more than 6 million hours to complete. From a financial perspective, the same amount of work completed by a third-party, such as Amazon’s cloud service, would have cost $1M. “It’s great to see that the HPC service has been such an asset to researchers at UWM,” said David Crass, director, UWM Research Cyberinfrastructure. “The fact that usage continues to grow shows that the service is meeting a critical University need.”
“Having a service such as this allows researchers to conduct computationally-intensive experimentation that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. The HPC service positions the University to remain competitive and viable as an advancing research institution.” David Crass, Director, UWM Research Cyberinfrastructure Benefits across Multiple Disciplines Started up in January 2010, UWM’s HPC service is comprised of 142 Nehalem 5550 nodes with an immense 24 gigabytes of memory per node. This translates to massive memory and speed allowing for computations that otherwise might be impossible on a desktop or lab computer. The HPC service has seen usage across multiple academic disciplines. It has been used by Atmospheric Sciences to create complex weather models and by Political Science to crunch massive amounts of data for theoretical correlation. The HPC’s ability to study the complex structure of biological viruses, examine electronic and structural properties of topological insulators, and analyze atomicscale friction has been invaluable to departments such as Physics, Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering just to name a few. “Having a service such as this allows researchers to conduct computationallyintensive experimentation that otherwise wouldn’t be possible,” said Crass. “The
HPC service positions the University to remain competitive and viable as an advancing research institution.”
Student Use Last summer through the use of student Educational Technology fees, an additional cluster of computers was added to the service dedicated to student use and research. Named “Peregrine,” the cluster provides students with hands-on experience to speed through complex computations. “There are courses being offered that use the service to advance student research and provide real-world experience utilizing this kind of technology,” said Crass. “Having this experience is of great benefit for students after they graduate.”
Getting Started Researchers interested in using the HPC service should email email@example.com. UWM Research Cyberinfrastructure staff will then work closely with the researcher to determine research needs and options available to complete the work. After getting started, facilitators are available to help navigate and fully utilize the cluster’s potential. Training is also available each semester via a two-day HPC “boot camp” where researchers and students can learn the basics of high performance computing and the techniques needed for adapting research to its use. In the summer, a multiweek course is offered for those who desire more advanced HPC training. All training is offered through UWM Employee Development with more information available at mydevelopment.uwm.edu. “Currently, we’re working on a National Science Foundation/Major Research Instrumentation grant for the next generation of HPC resources at UWM,” said Crass. “Our goal is to see the service continue to evolve and grow as it meets the needs of the University research community.” For more information about UWM’s HPC service, visit UWMHPC.uwm.edu.
Don’t use pantherLINK Trash Folder for Email Storage Remember that your pantherLINK email Trash folder should not to be used to store email you intend to save as it could be automatically deleted by the the pantherLINK Trash folder 30-day auto-delete procedure.
Need to save your email? • Set up new email folders if you have email you would like to save for future reference or to ensure compliance with University Records Retention policies. • Establish sorting filters to have your incoming email automatically directed to specific folders.
Need info and help? • Refer to the “Help Zimlet” in your pantherLINK mail view for documentation and quick, easy “how-to” videos • Visit records.uwm.edu and click on “Email Management” for information about email management and records retention policies • Request help from the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040, toll-free at 877-3813459 or use the online form at GetTechHelp.uwm.edu • Sign up for a pantherLINK training short course; visit LearningTECHniques.uwm.edu “It’s important to keep in mind when organizing and cleaning up your account that email is considered a record and may be protected under UWM Records Retention policies,” said Vickie Schuh, manager, University Information Technology Services’ (UITS) Enterprise Applications Support. “Having a well-managed and organized pantherLINK email account helps ensure your account runs smoothly and retains the email you want and need to save.”
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Need Tech Help? UWM Help Desk is at Your Service Have a question about a technology service? Need to get your mobile device set up to use UWM WiFi? Using a UWM IT service that doesn’t seem to be working quite right? UWM Help Desk consultants are ready to help 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to midnight. Just call 414-229-4040, toll free at 877-381-3459 or use the online form at GetTechHelp.uwm.edu. “The UWM Help Desk is a single-point-of-contact for UWM faculty, staff and students for their technical IT service issues,” said Ann Nehring, manager, UWM Help Desk. “Individuals don’t need to remember different numbers to call for various problems they might have.” Customer-focus is at the forefront of every call received. If an issue is beyond the scope of the Help Desk consultants, issues and questions are routed to subject matter experts and technicians to resolve the problem.
How It’s Done
UWM Help Desk Call 414-229-4040, toll-free 877-381-3458 or email GetTechHelp.uwm.edu
The UWM Help Desk receives more than 3,000 calls per month. To maximize effectiveness, consultants are scheduled to handle peak volumes. They receive extensive training before assuming their role and have a vast internal knowledge database from which to draw. This database, with information about services such as email/calendar, file storage and wireless services, is continually evaluated and updated with the most current and comprehensive information. “It’s vital our consultants are armed with information that is up-to-date,” said Nehring. “We partner with numerous areas in the University to provide entry-level support for the services they provide, as well as a clear escalation path for more complex issues that may need to be brought to their attention.” Also part of the UWM Help Desk service is hands-on help for SRS clickers and laptop wireless configuration. Faculty, staff and students can stop by the UWM Walk-in Help Desk in Bolton 225 and the Library Learning Commons (LLC) IT Consultant desk Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tracking Every Inquiry Tracking software is used to ensure every call is documented. Information such as the question/issue, time of resolution and how the issue was resolved is captured. This data is used to track an immediate recurring issue, such as service degradation, which will require escalation to a technical team. It is also analyzed to ensure continual quality control. Finally, the data is reviewed by service teams to uncover where there may be recurring questions or problems with a service that might require additional communications, technical changes or support. UWM Help Desk data can also be helpful in strategic planning. “Problem reports and service requests received by the UWM Help Desk are very valuable when looking at the big picture,” said Nehring. “It can show the scope and use of a service and can help guide allocation of funds and resources in the future.”
New Guidelines for Using Adobe Acrobat .PDF Forms In order ensure compliance with the Adobe Acrobat Professional License Agreement, new guidelines have been established for the use of fillable and savable Adobe .PDF forms: • Not using fillable and savable Adobe .PDF forms when the audience is more than 500 • Not publishing fillable and savable Adobe .PDF forms on public UWM websites
• If a fillable and savable Adobe .PDF form originates from an external agency, link to the external agency’s website instead of posting the form on a UWM website Additional options exist for the creation and maintenance of fillable and savable forms other than utilizing Adobe Acrobat. Microsoft Word, Excel and the UWM Survey Instrument (SurveyInstrument.uwm.edu) can all be used to provide similar functionality. For example, the School of Information Studies has used the survey tool for event registration, online scholarship applications and website feedback in lieu of using Adobe fillable and savable .PDF forms. Documentation about these guidelines and training is currently being developed and will be available soon. Watch for more information!
UWM Technology Website Feedback Wanted The one-stop, online spot for UWM technology information, the campus technology website at technology.uwm. edu, is looking for feedback on how to improve and enhance the website. Launched in the fall of 2011, the technology website contains information about University technology services, ePanther services, technology policies and procedures, and training resources available. Provide your feedback. Visit technology.uwm.edu and select “Website Feedback” from the Quicklinks on the right-hand side of the page.
Call: 414-229-4040 Toll-free: 877-381-3459 Visit: GetTechHelp.uwm.edu
Make sure you can reset your forgotten ePanther password online anytime, anywhere. Visit epanther.uwm.edu; click on “Security Questions”
Visit: Technology.uwm.edu Visit: ITStatus.uwm.edu
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‘You are what you eat’ The idea that you need to eat nutritious food to be healthy and fit has been formally recognized for a very long time. In 1896, Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote, “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es,” meaning, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” The specific phrase, however, was first coined in the 1920s by nutritionist Victor Lindlahr: “Ninety per cent of the diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs. You are what you eat.” It was given a new lease on life in the 1960s, when it became synonymous with eating healthy and the organic food movement. Leading spokesperson Adelle Davis attributed her battle with cancer to the junk food she had eaten in college. Eating smarter and moving more – it’s a lifestyle change. All by itself, it can help us lower our blood pressure and our weight, and generally make us feel better. Health and weight are connected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for the following diseases and conditions: • Coronary heart disease • Stroke • Type 2 diabetes • Cancers (endometrial, breast and colon) • Hypertension or high blood pressure • Dyslipidemia (high blood cholesterol, high blood triglycerides) • Liver and gallbladder disease • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems • Osteoarthritis (degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint) • Gynecological problems for women (abnormal menstrual periods and infertility) Being “at risk” means you are more likely to have a specific disease or condition than someone who has a body mass index in the normal weight range; it does not mean you will get the disease. Food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact our individual food choices. That being said, it makes a personalized healthy eating style foundational to our good nutrition. It includes making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits that are right for you. So how do we know if we’re eating “good” food? NUTRITION FACTS PANEL BASICS What do the numbers in the Nutrition Facts panel really mean? What’s the difference between “reduced fat” and “low fat”? Does “calorie free” really mean no calories? The Food and Drug Administration has strict guidelines on how food label terms can be used. Here are some of the most common claims seen on food packages and what they mean: • Low calorie: 40 calories or less per serving. • Low cholesterol: 20 mg or less of cholesterol and 2 grams or less of saturated fat per serving. • Reduced: At least 25 percent less of the specified nutrient or calories than the usual product. • Good source of: Provides at least 10 to 19 percent of the Daily Value of a particular vitamin or nutrient per serving. • Calorie free: Less than five calories per serving. • Fat free/sugar free: Less than ½ gram of fat or sugar per serving.
Daily Values – highs and lows • 5 percent or less is low; aim low in total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and sodium. • 20 percent or more is high; aim high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Limit fat, cholesterol and sodium • Less fat, cholesterol and sodium may help reduce your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer. • Total fat includes saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fat. Limit to 100% DV or less per day. • Saturated fat and trans fat are linked to an increased risk of heart disease. • High levels of sodium can add up to high blood pressure. • Remember to aim for low-percentage DV of these nutrients. Get enough vitamins, minerals and fiber • More fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium and iron to maintain good health and help reduce your risk of certain health problems such as osteoporosis and anemia. • More fruits and vegetables to get more of these nutrients. • Aim high for percentage DV of these nutrients.
• Low sodium: 140 mg or less of sodium per serving. • High in: Provides 20 percent or more of the Daily Value of a specified nutrient per serving. • High fiber: Five or more grams of fiber per serving. The FDA sets standards for health-related claims on food labels to help consumers identify nutrient-rich foods and those that may help to reduce their risk for certain diseases. Example: Health claims may highlight the link between calcium and osteoporosis, heart disease and fat, or high blood pressure and sodium. Serving Size Look here for both the serving size (the amount for one serving) and the number of servings in the package. Compare portion size (the amount you eat) to serving size listed on the panel. Example: If the serving size is one cup and you eat two cups, you are getting twice the calories, fat and other nutrients listed on the label. Total Calories and Fat How many calories are in a single serving and how many calories come from fat? Cutting back on calories and fat can help reduce your weight. Using Percent Daily Values to guide you Use Percent Daily Values (DV) to help evaluate how a particular food fits into your daily meal plan: • Daily Values are average levels of nutrients for a person eating 2,000 calories a day; a food item with a 5% DV of fat provides 5 percent of the total fat that a person consuming 2,000 calories a day should eat. • Percent DV are for the entire day, not just one meal or snack. • You may need more or less than 2,000 calories per day. For some nutrients, you may need more or less than 100 percent DV.
Additional Nutrients It’s important to also know the additional nutrients on the Nutrition Facts Panel. Protein: A Percent Daily Value is not required on the label, as most Americans eat more than they need. Eat moderate portions of lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese, plus beans, peanut butter and nuts. Carbohydrates: There are three types of carbohydrates: sugars, starches and fiber. Aim toward whole-grain breads, cereals, rice and pasta, plus fruits and vegetables. Sugars: Simple carbohydrates or sugars occur naturally in foods such as fruit juice (fructose), or come from refined sources such as table sugar (sucrose) and corn syrup. Check the ingredient list Foods with more than one ingredient must have an ingredient list on the label. Ingredients are listed in descending order by weight. Those in the largest amounts are listed first. This information is particularly helpful to individuals with food sensitivities; those who wish to avoid pork or shellfish, or limit added sugars, and people who prefer vegetarian eating. Adapted from the article “The Ins and Outs of Health Claims on Food Labels” (www.eatright.org/Public/content. aspx?id=6442474069) by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics staff registered dietitians. ADDED TIPS TO STAY ON THE MOVE UWM routinely offers several activities to help improve overall well-being, reduce stress levels and keep you active through the Best Place to Work initiative in conjunction with Work/Life Balance. Watch for our emails and postings; sign up today at www4.uwm.edu/hr/worklife/.
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The Center for Instructional & Professional Development
Spring 2013 Faculty & Academic Staff Workshop Series “HOW LEARNING WORKS” WORKSHOP SERIES, PARTS 2-4 This spring, the CIPD focuses on principles of learning and practical strategies based on the wellreceived new book, How Learning Works (2010). Each month, participants will explore a chapter and its accompanying key question as they revise or reaffirm their own understanding of how learning works. You may attend one or several parts of the series. Participants may purchase their own books or contact CIPD for a PDF of the chapter each month. Workshops are held from 1-3 p.m. in The Golda Meir Library Roosevelt Room (W301). Read more or register for indivdual sessions at www4.uwm.edu/cipd/Workshops/facstaff.cfm. Friday, March 8, Part 2 (Chapter 2): How does the way students organize their knowledge affect their learning? We often wonder why students can’t retrieve knowledge we know they have learned in the past or fail to apply what we thought they had learned. Explore how students can organize knowledge meaningfully for later retrieval. This workshop assumes advance reading of Chapter 2 of How Learning Works. Friday April 5, Part 3 (Chapter 3): What factors motivate students to learn? What is the connection between students’ perception of relevancy and their engagement in learning? How do we create real-world tasks that allow them to see the value of abstract concepts and theories? Explore 12 research-based strategies to motivate students to learn. This workshop assumes advance reading of Chapter 3 of How Learning Works.
Friday May 3, Part 4 (Chapter 4): How do students develop mastery? How do you define mastery? How can we help students unpack complexity, practice smaller components, and then integrate knowledge and skill at a level of fluency that we expect? Explore strategies to intentionally develop mastery in our students. This workshop assumes advance reading of Chapter 4 of How Learning Works. “DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE” WORKSHOP SERIES, PARTS 1 & 2 Friday, March 29, and Friday, April 26 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Union 340 This two-part intensive workshop will help instructors create or significantly revise a course for an upcoming semester. This workshop will guide instructors in developing course learning outcomes, assignments, grading schemes, rubrics, low-stakes assessment, active learning strategies and a well-designed syllabus. Participants will receive the “Learner-centered Course Design” booklet with examples of each course design component. The result of this in-depth workshop will be greater intentionality and transparency in your design for learning and increased confidence that your course components are connected and coherent, as well as ample peer and CIPD staff feedback. Don’t wait until the end of the semester to start reworking your course! Read more or register for indivdual sessions at www4.uwm.edu/cipd/Workshops/facstaff.cfm. GRADUATE TA WORKSHOP SERIES “Meeting Students Where They Are” Thursday, March 28 1-2:30 p.m., Union 340
How do you know if your students are learning? Waiting until the midterm or final exam to find out where students are struggling can create a counterproductive tension in the classroom for both students and teachers. Whether you teach stand-alone sections of your own course or work with a faculty member to present course content in discussion groups, as a GTA you must learn to assess where students are struggling to learn, determine the reasons why and develop effective interventions. This workshop will explain how to build frequent “low-stakes” assessments into your daily lesson plans, discuss ways of interpreting the assessment results, and offer practical strategies for addressing both group and individual needs. Registration is required at www4.uwm.edu/ employeedev/longview.cfm?eventid=47725. “Creating a Teaching Portfolio” Thursday, April 18 1-2:30 p.m., Union 340 For those graduate teaching assistants hoping to get academic jobs at teaching-focused institutions, a teaching portfolio will be a vital part of any successful job search. As with all job search materials, it is important to start developing a teaching portfolio well in advance of your search and to have a plan for maintaining those materials regularly and efficiently. This workshop will explore the documents you will need in your portfolio, offer strategies for developing a portfolio that represents a learner-focused instructor, and explore several online services and tools for maintaining your portfolio through graduation and beyond. Registration is required at www4.uwm.edu/ employeedev/longview.cfm?eventid=47724.
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW BLOG UWM Libraries Digital Collections has launched a blog that highlights 10 years of digitizing the unique collections of the Libraries. The online collections include news footage and oral histories of Milwaukee’s civil rights history, detailed images of handmade artists’ books, early 20th-century images of Tibetan monasteries and much, much more. Follow this blog for updates on new additions to the collections, news about existing collections and features that help put many of the materials in deeper context: uwmdigitalcollections.wordpress.com/. UWM AUTHORS TO BE RECOGNIZED MARCH 13 The UWM Libraries and the Graduate School are co-sponsoring an event on Wednesday, March 13, at 3 p.m. in the Golda Meir Library’s fourth floor Conference Center honoring and recognizing faculty and staff who have published books (and other forms of scholarly activities such as recordings) since September 2011. The ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-229-4345, or visit the UWM Authors Collections website at www4.uwm.
edu/libraries/special/authors/authrec.cfm. PRESERVING UWM’S ONLINE PRESENCE by Brad Houston Since the creation of the World Wide Web in 1991, more and more original content has been created primarily as online resources. The UWM community has similarly embraced the Web as a medium of first resort for newsletters, photographs and more. In October 2012, the UWM Libraries signed an agreement with Archive-It, a Web archiving service, to help us identify, preserve and provide access to UWM’s online presence. With Archive-It, the Libraries can capture Web collections at a relatively deep level and provide access to those collections, including full-text search, detailed description and subject browsing. Archive-It is not restricted to the main UWM site, which means we have also been able to capture some of the related, non-UWM domain sites as well. Notably, we have captured media and stats on Panther Athletics teams from www.uwmpanthers. com, and Twitter and Facebook feeds for the university and alumni association. We know that our capture is necessarily incomplete, so we are always looking for additional areas to capture and integrate into the collection, espe-
cially as relates to research activities and student life. We’re also always looking for leads to this content, so send us an email at email@example.com if you know of a UWM-related site that you think should be in the collection. Visit the collection at www.archive-it.org/ collections/3368.
Shu Lin, 1923. Tse-Tsung Chow Collection, UWM Libraries Digital Collections.
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For the Record SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
LETTERS & SCIENCE
•E lectronic submissions only, either by email document or Internet (see addresses below).
FRENCH, ITALIAN & COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
• If an entry requires diacritics or other special marks, a hard copy of the entry noting such marks should be faxed to 414-229-6443 as a backup to the electronic submission.
The Department of French, Italian & Comparative Literatiure has received a $500 donation to the Festival of Films in French from Mary E. Evans.
Caryn Easterling (Communication Sciences & Disorders), J. Antinoja, Susan Cashin (Kinesiology) and P.E. Barkhaus, “Changes in Tongue Pressure, Pulmonary Function, and Salivary Flow in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,” Dysphagia, Dec. 15, 2012 (e-pub ahead of print).
Natasha Borges Sugiyama, Diffusion of Good Government: Social Sector Reforms in Brazil, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013.
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•E nclose names to appear in boldface type in < >. Also enclose all material to be italicized. •D o not submit grant information to Report. The “Grants” section is supplied by UW System via the Graduate School.
DEADLINES Issue Deadline May Fri., March 22 June Wed., April 24 No July or August issues E-mail submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet submissions: wwww4.uwm.edu/ news/publications/report/ftr-form.cfm
PEOPLE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS CENTER FOR INSTRUCTIONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Connie Schroeder was the convener and primary speaker at the 2013 POD/ AAC&U Organizational Development Institute, “Building the Missing Infrastructure of Higher Education: Developing Centers of Teaching and Learning, Departments, and Instructors as Change Agents, Jan. 22-23, 2013, Atlanta.
Anjali Rameshbabu, a graduate student working with Diane Reddy, received a 2012 APA Dissertation Research Award for her work, “Self-Regulation of Saturated Fat Intake in Blue-Collar Workers: A Randomized Intervention Study.”
HELEN BADER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE Steve Brandl and his research were part of an Urban Milwaukee article, “How to Prevent Gun Rampages,” Oct. 16. Julie Brown was interviewed on WUWM’s “UWM Today” about how the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership for Professional Development uses local actors to help child welfare social workers better prepare for the job, Jan. 24. Kimberly Hassell and her research were part of an Urban Milwaukee article, “Washington Park Wins $6,000 AntiCrime Grant,” Jan. 13. David Pate was a featured guest on WHAD’s Joy Cardin show Dec. 6 to discuss whether sentences that target reproductive rights are effective solutions to the problems of negligent and delinquent parents. Stan Stojkovic was interviewed for an Urban Milwaukee article, “Deaths in Custody Decline Under Flynn,” Nov. 12.
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION Barbara Bales has been named to the 2013 Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research (JULTR) Editorial Board.
B.J. Quirk, K.D. DeSmet, M. Henry, E. Buchmann, M. Wong-Riley, Janis T. Eells and H.T. Whelan, “Therapeutic effect of near infrared (NIR) light on Parkinson’s disease models,” Frontiers in Bioscience, Vol. 4E, 2012, pp. 818-823.
Susan Kundrat and Leslie Bonci, “Training and Recovery: Coaching Athletes on the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ to Optimize Performance with Whey Protein,” presented at the 2013 National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Conference, Nashville, TN, Jan. 5, 2013.
OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Patricia Thomas, “Exploring Group Process Through Icebreakers and Other Activities: Application for TR,” presented at the Recreation Therapists of Indiana 2012 Annual Conference, Martinsville, IN, Nov. 1-2, 2012. Patricia Thomas, “Social Stigma on Disability and the Impact on TR Practice,” presented at the Recreation Therapists of Indiana 2012 Annual Conference, Martinsville, IN, Nov. 1-2, 2012. Patricia Thomas, “Ethical Dilemmas in RT Practice: Professional Conduct in RT,” presented at the Illinois Recreation Therapy Association 2012 Annual Conference, Alslip, IL, Nov. 12-13, 2012. Patricia Thomas, “Social Stigma on Disability and the Impact on TR Practice,” presented at the Illinois Recreation Therapy Association 2012 Annual Conference, Alslip, IL, Nov. 12-13, 2012.
ECONOMICS Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and J. Xu, “Is There Evidence of the J-Curve in Commodity Trade Between the U.S. and Hong Kong?,” The Manchester School, Vol. 80, No. 3, June 2012, pp. 295-320. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and D. Xi, “Exchange Rate Volatility and Domestic Consumption: Evidence from Japan,” Economic Systems, Vol. 36, 2012, pp. 326-335.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE Michael J. Mikos, Zarys Historii Polonistyki w Ameryce Polnocnej, Katowice: Uniwersytet Slaski, 2012.
GEOGRAPHY S. Kang, Woonsup Choi and T.M. Schierenbeck, “Spatial characteristics of storm damage in rice paddy and residential areas in Gyeonggi-do (Province), Korea,” Disaster Advances, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2012, pp. 524-535.
PSYCHOLOGY James M. Otis, Kidane B. Dashew and Devin Mueller, “Neurobiological dissociation of retrieval and reconsolidation of cocaine-associated memory,” The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 33, 2012, pp. 1271-1281. Anjali Rameshbabu, Diane M. Reddy and Raymond Fleming, “Correlates of negative physical health in call center shift workers,” Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 44, 2012, pp. 350-354.
NURSING Jennifer J. Doering, “The physical and social environment of sleep in socioeconomically disadvantaged postpartum women, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2013, pp. E33-E43. Hong Tao, Carol Hall Ellenbecker, Jie Chen, Lin Zhan and Joanne Dalton, “The Influence of Social Environmental Factors on Rehospitalization Among Patients Receiving Home Health Care Services,” Advances in Nursing Science, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2012, pp. 346-358.
Woonsup Choi, U. Galasinski, S. Cho and C. Hwang, “A spatiotemporal analysis of groundwater level changes in relation to urban growth and groundwater recharge potential for Waukesha County, Wisconsin,” Geographical Analysis, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2012, pp. 219-234.
GIFTS, GRANTS & CONTRACTS
J. Kult, Woonsup Choi and A. Keuser, “Snowmelt runoff modeling: Limitations and potential for mitigating water disputes,” Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 430-431, 2012, pp. 179-181.
CENTER FOR URBAN INITIATIVES & RESEARCH
Woonsup Choi, A.P.M. Keuser and S. Becker, “Identification of mid-latitudinal regional and urban temperature variabilities based on regional reanalysis data,” Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Vol. 107, No. 1, 2012, pp. 87-98.
JANUARY 2013 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Outcomes Tracking Study Batson, Terry L. – Extension & Public Service $15,000 Social Development Commission 2013 SDC Community Needs Assessment – Door-to-Door Canvas of Milwaukee NSPs Davis, Gerald S. – Extension & Public Service $19,555
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS
B.I. Cook, E.M. Wolkovich, T.J. Davies, T. R. Ault, J.L. Betancourt, J. M. Allen, K. Bolmgren, E.E. Cleland, T.M. Crimmins, N.J.B. Kraft, L.T. Lancaster, S.J. Mazer, G.J. McCabe, B.J. McGill, C. Parmesan, S. Pau, J. Regetz, N. Salamin, Mark D. Schwartz and S.E. Travers, “Sensitivity of spring phenology to warming across temporal and spatial climate gradients in two independent databases,” Ecosystems, Vol. 15, No. 8, 2012, pp. 1283-1294.
C. Binger, L. Ball, A. Dietz, J. Kent-Walsh, J. Lasker, Shelley Lund, M. McKelvey and W. Quach, “Personnel roles in the AAC assessment process,” Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2012, pp. 278-288.
Mark D. Schwartz, J.M. Hanes and L. Liang, “Comparing Carbon Flux and High-resolution Spring Phenological Measurements in a Northern Mixed Forest,” Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Vol. 169, Feb. 15, 2013, pp. 136-147.
Haig Khatchadourian, Philosophical Reflections: Philosophical Reflections of a Minute Philosopher, Saarbrüken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing Inc., November 2012.
S. Maleki, S. Gopalakrishnan, Z. Ghanian, R. Spehr, H. Schmitt, Janis T. Eells and M. Ranji, “Optical imaging of mitochondrial redox state in a rodent model of retinitis pigmentosa,” Journal of Biomedical Optics, Vol. 18, 2012, pp. 1-8.
E. Rovio, Monna Arvinen-Barrow, D.A. Weigand, J. Eskola and T. Lintunen, “Using team building methods in a Finnish ice hockey team: An action research study,” The Sport Psychologist, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2012, pp. 584-603.
OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Heidi L. Plach and Carol Haertlein Sells, “Occupational Performance Needs of Young Veterans,” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 67, 2013, pp. 73-81.
William Wainwright, “Obedience and Responsibility,” in The Wisdom of the Christian Faith, Paul K. Moser and Michael T. McFall, eds., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. William Wainwright, “Mysticism and Ethics,” in The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Hugh LaFollette, ed., Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
WI Division of Public Health WI Tobacco Prevention and Control Program Surveillance & Evaluation Palmersheim, Karen A. – Extension & Public Service $116,000
PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS UWM Foundation Support for Annual LGBT Film Festival Grace, Diane – Miscellaneous $20,000
FINE ARTS QUARTET UWM Foundation Support Fine Arts Quartet Emmons, Scott – Miscellaneous $5,000
Milwaukee Public Schools MPS Emerging Leaders Program Reed, Latish C. – Extension & Public Service $137,646
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION UW–Madison Evaluating Colonial Williamsburg’s Idea of America Curriculum Hawkins, Jeffrey M. – Extension & Public Service $20,526
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EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Mayo Clinic Qualitative Analysis of Commercial Tobacco Use by American Indians Arndt, Leah M. – Research $61,713 Society for the Study of School Psychology Measuring Self-Regulated Learning During Mathematical Problem Solving with SelfRegulated Learning Microanalysis Stoiber, Karen C. – Extension & Public Service $5,000
ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE CIVIL ENGINEERING & MECHANICS Binational Agricultural Research and Development Desalination of Brackish Water for Agricultural Application via Novel BioElectrochemical Approaches He, Zhen – Research $109,000 UW-Madison CFIRE Partner Grant Recompetition Horowitz, Alan J.; Liu,Yue; Titi, Hani H. – Research $159,999 UW-Madison Anti-Icing and De-Icing Superhydrophobic Concrete to Improve Safety on Critical Elements of Roadway Pavements and Bridges Sobolev, Konstantin; Nosonovsky, Michael J.; Tabatabai, Habibollah – Research $116,397
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE National Science Foundation CAREER: Novel Nonlinear and Quantum Multimode Optical Fiber and Waveguide Devices Mafi, Arash – Research $400,000
INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING UC San Francisco A Pooled Longitudinal Analysis of Workplace Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Garg, Arun – Research $53,442
MATERIALS ENGINEERING Johnson Controls Green Manufacturing of Li-ion Battery Components Church, Benjamin C. – Research $106,819 U.S. Army Modeling Hybrid Multi-Scale Hierarchical Materials Processing and Manufacturing Kim, Chang Soo; Rohatgi, Pradeep K. – Research $60,000 U.S.Army Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Materials Including Metallic, Polymeric and Ceramic Rohatgi, Pradeep K. – Research $60,000
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UW-Madison An Embedded Nano-Sensor for In-Situ Internal Strain/Temperature Monitoring of Li-ion Battery Yuan, Yingchun – Research $40,000
FRESHWATER SCIENCES ADMINISTRATION Great Lakes Fishery Commission Reproduction in Lake Trout Morphotypes Surrounding Isle Royale Goetz Jr., Frederick W.; Latch, Emily K. – Research $185,300 WI Dept. of Natural Resources Non-Invasive Sex Identification of Sturgeon Klaper, Rebecca D. – Research $25,466 University of Michigan CILER Project: Implementation of 2012
For the Record GLOS Nearshore Observing Network Klump, J. Val; Bootsma, Harvey A. – Research $59,200
WATER INSTITUTE Camp Dresser & McKee Inc. Development of TMDLs: Menomonee McLellan, Sandra L. – Research $10,000
National Science Foundation NSF Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment for Niloy Bose Bose, Niloy – Extension & Public Service $146,599
GLOBAL INCLUSION & ENGAGEMENT
National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: An Evaluation of Ash Flow Tuffs as Geomagnetic Paleointensity Recorders Bowles, Julie A. – Research $5,644
UW-Madison UWM WiscAMP Class Project Ajirotutu, Cheryl S.; Prince, Joan M.; Yu, David C. – Miscellaneous $75,000
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Minerals Monitoring Co2 Leakage Potentials Using Radiogenic 4He Han, Weon Shik – Research $1,125
GENERAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
U.S. Dept. of Energy SISGR: Structure from Fleeting Illumination of Faint Spinning Objects in Flight Ormandy, Alem O.; Fung, Russell; Schwander, Peter – Research $150,000
Northwestern University SPORE in Prostate Cancer Doll, Jennifer A. – Research $13,763
KINESIOLOGY Medical College of Wisconsin Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Effect of Blue Light on Methicillin Resistant Stapphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Enwemeka, Chukuka S. – Research $17,700 UWM Research Foundation Development of a Light Delivery System that Optimizes Bacterial Eradication Enwemeka, Chukuka S. – Research $55,000 Veterans Administration VA IPAs (10/1/2011-9/30/2012) Strath, Scott J. – Research $36,108 National Institutes of Health Heart Rate and Movement Integration to Improve Physical Activity Assessment Strath, Scott J.; Swartz, Ann M. – Research $314,132
UC Berkeley Structure Determination of Photosynthetic Organelles Ormandy, Alem O.; Schwander, Peter – Research $116,577
WI Dept. of Health Services Wisconsin Well Woman/WISEWOMAN Program 2012-13 Peterman, Beth R. – Extension & Public Service $93,677
JOSEPH J. ZILBER SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Integrating Life Course Theory and Father’s Perspectives in FIMR Assessment, Review and Training Process Ngui, Emmanuel M. – Extension & Public Service $10,000
HELEN BADER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE SPECIAL PROJECTS RESEARCH GROUP Office of National Drug Control Policy High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area HIDTA/UWM Collaborator Stojkovic, Stan – Extension & Public Service $144,332
STUDENT AFFAIRS ATHLETICS
PSYCHOLOGY American Psychological Foundation The Role of a PKA/CaMKII-Protein Degradation-GluR2 Pathway in Control of Memory Updating Helmstetter, Fred J. – Research $3,000 National Institutes of Health Distributed Synaptic Plasticity in Fear Conditioning Helmstetter, Fred J.; Udvadia, Ava J. – Research $324,587
UWM Foundation Use to Support Head Men’s Basketball Panther Fund Program Geiger, Andy – Miscellaneous $5,000 UWM Foundation Use to Support Women’s Basketball Program, Women’s Basketball Banquet Expenses from Hilton Milwaukee City Center on 4/24/05 Geiger, Andy – Instruction $3,300
UWM LIBRARIES WISCONSIN ARCHIVES PROGRAM
LETTERS & SCIENCE CHEMISTRY Argonne National Laboratory Aqueous Complemes for AmericiumCurium Separation Hossain, M. Mahmun – Research $35,000
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Maintenance of Archival Records Doylan, Michael – Extension & Public Service $18,225
EXTRAMURAL AWARDS - PROGRESS TO DATE
Period 7 – January 2013
Federal Total Federal Total
$ 1,313,775 $ 2,429,338 $ 11,106,799 $ 19,311,349
$ 207,078 $ 617,706 $ 1,753,149 $ 7,045,009
Period 7 – January 2012
Federal Total Federal Total
$ 2,234,621 $ 2,483,620 $ 13,835,711 $ 19,629,256
$ 246,356 $ 340,504 $ 2,228,797 $ 3,283,449
$ 300,221 $ 629,651 $ 2,050,441 $ 6,140,839
$ 57,739,207 $70,178,345
Grant information is prepared by the Graduate School. More detailed grant information also is available on the Web at: graduateschool.uwm.edu/research/data-policy/ awards-and-expenditures/.
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is lucky for UWM students in China
UWM team of four Peck School of the Arts students won third place in the Harbin Engineering University International Collegiate Snow Sculpture Competition in January. The contest was held on the university’s campus in Harbin, located in the northernmost province of China and nicknamed “Ice City of the Northland.” The theme of this year’s contest was “Pursuit and Dream.” Fifty-seven teams competed, representing the U.K., Russia, Ukraine, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. UWM was the only team from the U.S. Team members turned an 11-1/2-foot block of snow into a towering rattlesnake in a little more than three days in frigid temperatures. The students chose the rattlesnake for three reasons: It is native to North America; it represents nature; and 2013 is the Year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar. According to the China World Records Association. The Harbin competition is the largest collegiate snow-sculpting contest in the world. Congratulations to the Peck School team for their great showing in the competition – and for being great ambassadors for UWM and the United States. The UWM team members (above, from left) were Michael Ware, Arthur Vannoy, Edmund Mathews and Chad Bridgewater. They were accompanied by David Yu, interim dean of the Graduate School.
Photos courtesy David Yu
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