UWMREPORT FACULTY/STAFF NEWSLETTER Volume 30, Number 5, June 2009
UWM, Children’s researCh institUte, MediCal College to partner
$8.5 million niehs grant establishes children’s environmental health center
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By Laura L. Hunt
3 Zhang wins Shaw Scientist Award
‘Synchronized chaos’ points to a cooler climate
Mario R. Lopez
NCAA recertifies Panther athletics through 2019
T he University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee,
Smunt named new dean of Lubar School of Business Master Plan presentations outline new visions for Kenwood campus Enthusiasm, future plans mark A2S project reports Graduate School awards fund research, scholarship 2009 UWM Alumni Association Awards
Children’s Research Institute and the Medical College of Wisconsin have been awarded an $8.5 million federal grant to combine their individual areas of expertise to form a national research powerhouse in the area of children’s environmental health. The Children’s Environmental Health Science Core Center (EHSCC) is the only such center in the country devoted solely to this field and also is unique in its broad, team-based approach. The five-year funding is provided by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The highly competitive award will provide, enhance and create special infrastructure to support research projects focused on children’s environmental health. It also will provide resources to link research with community needs through outreach and education. “Issues such as asthma, lead poisoning and toxic chemicals left behind at industrial sites disproportionally affect children in urban areas like Milwaukee,” said Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker. “This center will allow all of us who care about the health of today’s youth, and future generations, to access cutting-edge research, technology and creative community-wide solutions to environmental health issues.” David Petering, UWM Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is the director of the new
center. Ronald Hines, associate director of Children’s Research Institute and professor of pediatrics at the Medical College, has been named deputy director. Gail McCarver, M.D., pediatric neonatologist and clinical pharmacologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and professor of pediatrics at the Medical College, is clinical director. Using zebrafish and other aquatic organisms as biomedical models, a longstanding, federally funded toxicology research program at UWM headed by Petering has conducted studies that address health issues such as lead exposure in children, the effects of mercury in children who eat large amounts of fish and cellular repair mechanisms in developing central nervous systems. Children’s Research Institute contributes the human health clinical and translational component for the research of the new center. Its researchers specialize in cardiovascular birth defects, gene-environment interactions and community health. “Better understanding childhood disease and working toward prevention in metropolitan Milwaukee are very high priorities for our university and our many academic and clinical partners,” said UWM Chancellor Carlos E. Santiago. “This center, with its inter-institutional membership, will both serve as one of the research anchors in our new UWM Continued on page 2… June 2009 • UWMREPORT • 1
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pantherFest retUrns on sept. 11
UWM research is star of May regents meeting O ur annual opportunity to welcome the UW
System Board of Regents to the UWM campus came a month earlier than usual this year. Various regents had over recent years mentioned to me a desire to see our campus while a semester was in session, rather than visiting in June. Although half of the regents meeting occurred on our spring semester study day, the students who were on hand did not disappoint – especially those who joined me the morning of May 7 in a presentation to the full board about the progress of university research. While I kept my remarks short because I really wanted to Carlos E. Santiago let the students do the talking, I did share with the regents what I believed were a few key points about the emphasis on research here at our university since my arrival nearly five years ago. I started out by talking about what I think is truly one of our great success stories in the making: the Research Growth Initiative (RGI). As we review success indicators for the RGI, one very important one is the additional extramural funding it is generating for UWM. We know that, prior to receiving RGI funding, the first and second cohorts of awardees were, as a group, receiving external funding of about $3 million annually. Faculty members in the first cohort, who have had two academic years following RGI funding, are now bringing in a total average of nearly $5.8 million. The second cohort, in its first year after funding, is now generating $4.6 million in external funds. This is really a tribute to our faculty. We always thought that if we could provide a degree of seed funding to this faculty, they would be able to significantly grow their funded research. An average increase of 93 percent by the first cohort and 53 percent by the second cohort is proving us all correct. Another excellent indicator of progress we have made, thanks to the support of the Board of Regents and the exceptional initiative put forth by
departments across this campus, is our growth in doctoral programs since 2004. When I arrived, I felt that, given the quality of faculty on this campus, our number of Ph.D. programs was too small. We have since grown from 20 to 29 – many in areas of particular significance to the needs of this region. I believe we need to continue to grow to more than 30 doctoral programs. Given the initiative being put forward in support of doctorates at our two new proposed academic schools, in public health and freshwater sciences, I believe we will easily achieve that in the coming decade. We continue to move strongly toward our goal of $100 million in annual research expenditures. According to “The Top American Research Universities” compiled at Arizona State University, our total research and development dollars for 2007 were $40 million – an increase of more than 40 percent since my arrival. Again, this increase in R&D dollars is a testimony to the high quality of our faculty. Unfortunately, I felt it necessary not to overpromise what we might be able to deliver based on still-sobering facts: • We still have not acquired one more acre than we had when I arrived here five years ago. • We still do not have an appreciable increase in the number of faculty. • And we have not started constructing any new academic buildings since I arrived. We will, however, continue to push forward despite the many challenges facing us – not the least of which is a very, very difficult budget environment for our state and nation. Our spring and summer will certainly include continuing efforts toward strengthening our campus, and I hope to be able to report progress when we reconvene for the fall semester. My best wishes to you for a successful summer.
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Hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco headlined last year’s PANTHERFEST celebration at the Marcus Amphitheater.
Children’s environmental health center School of Public Health and be a resource for professionals involved in children’s health issues here and across the country.” “This is a great example of organizations collaborating to enhance the health care of our children and their families,” said Ellis D. Avner, M.D., director of Children’s Research Institute and professor of pediatrics and physiology and associate dean for research at the Medical College. “With this grant, we’ll combine the expertise of both institutions to understand how our environment directly affects child health and development, and translate that knowledge into prevention and new therapies.” The Children’s EHSCC includes outreach initiatives designed to build the environmental health
PANTHERFEST takes center stage at the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, Sept. 11. This marks the third consecutive year UWM hosts its official Campus KickOff celebration for new and returning students, faculty, staff and alumni at the Amphitheater and surrounding Summerfest grounds. More than 8,000 members of the UWM community attended the free event in 2008, which featured concerts by major hip hop and alternative musicians, prizes, games, demonstrations and more. Details of this fall’s event – including the names of headlining performers – will be released later this summer.
competency of educators and health professionals, increase the environmental health literacy of ethnic communities and foster the training of physician scientists in the area of children’s environmental health. In addition, the center will award annual pilot project grants to stimulate new research ideas. Six grants have already been given to study topics like the effects of waterborne pollutants on cardiac birth defects and potential links between the release of untreated sewage into area surface waters and diarrhea in children. Plans are being made to house the administration of the Children’s EHSCC in the UWM School of Public Health. Currently, three additional faculty members are being recruited to join the planned UWM School of Public Health and the Children’s EHSCC.
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FROM THE CHANCELLOR
smunt named new business school dean T imothy L. Smunt has been named dean of
UWM’s Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. He will begin Aug. 15. Smunt is professor of management and Sisel fellow in operations at Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management, where he has been a faculty member since 1995. He was American Council on Education fellow for 2005-06 at the University of Chicago, and recently served as associate dean and as associate dean for faculty at the Babcock School. Smunt’s research interests lie in service operations productivTimothy L. Smunt ity, process design, re-engineering, learning-curve theory and international operations. He teaches in the area of operations management, including courses on business process management, technology management and international operations. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Indiana University (1981) and his M.B.A. from the University of Missouri–St. Louis (1978). He has a B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University (1976).
“Tim has the experience, drive and administrative acumen to lead UWM’s Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business in implementing our research growth agenda,” said Rita Cheng, UWM provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “From the input I’ve received from within the university and from community stakeholders, I am confident that he will succeed in working with faculty, staff and students to meet the business school’s strategic goals concerning innovative academic program delivery and development, increased extramural funding and a high-quality student experience.” “Dr. Smunt is an outstanding addition to the senior leadership team at UWM,” said Chancellor Carlos E. Santiago. “Our expectation is that the school will continue its upward trajectory and play a leadership role in developing entrepreneurship, business acumen, managerial skills and technological development in the commercial arena. His academic and research experiences are certain to connect well with the campus and the wider community.” Before his role as associate dean, Smunt was the area coordinator for the Operations Management and Quantitative Methods faculty group in the Babcock School and served as vice president and president of the Wake Forest University Senate. He recently served as vice president–meetings for the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), as vice president of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and as treasurer and director of development and corporate relations for Midwest DSI.
Zhang wins shaw scientist award By Laura L. Hunt
Wednesday, Sept. 23 Miller Park Sit comfortably in terrace box seats while you cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers as they face their forever nemesis, the Chicago Cubs! Before the game, enjoy a hearty tailgate supper and rally on the Brew Crew with other UWM alums and friends in the East Parking Lot.
panther proWl Sunday, Oct. 11 10 a.m. – rain or shine UWM campus Don’t miss the fifth annual Panther Prowl 5k Run/Walk across the UWM campus and Upper Lake Park. Be a sponsor, form a team and bring friends and family for a day of great exercise and good eating. The Prowl is the capstone event for UWM’s second annual Family Weekend celebration. This event benefits UWM student scholarships and alumni programs. For more information on these upcoming events, please contact Peppy O’Neill, Program Manager for Alumni Relations, at (414) 906-4655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
sonic and electrical imaging techniques for biomedical applications. He earned his doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University and completed postdoctoral research at Washington University in St. Louis. The Shaw Scientist Awards, supported by the James D. and Dorothy Shaw Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, were created in 1982 and have provided more than $11 million to support the cutting-edge research at the two institutions.
UWM night at Miller park
Be part of the fifth annual Panther Prowl 5k Run/Walk on Oct. 11
Hao Zhang, assistant professor in UWM’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded one of two Shaw Scientist Awards given by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for his research on a novel method for earlier diagnosis of retinal disease. Zhang is developing imaging equipment that produces a detailed profile of blood vessels within the eye and reveals how well blood vessels in the eye transport oxygen and nutrients. The Shaw Award – a $200,000 unrestricted prize – provides support to young scholar-scientists from either UWM or UW–Madison who are engaged in groundbreaking work in the fields of genetics, cell biology and cancer research. Jing Zhang, an assistant professor of oncology in the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at UW–Madison, is this year’s other recipient. Hao Zhang’s current research, done in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Southern California, involves photoacoustic imaging, a hybrid technology that combines short pulses of laser light which produce ultrasonic waves in blood vessels, and optical coherence tomography, which detects reflected light from tissues based on optical interference. The ultrasonic waves can be captured and analyzed to produce a high-resolution image of the oxygenation of vessels, while optical coherence tomography provides functional information on blood flow. The ability to measure blood oxygenation and blood flow with high precision could allow doctors to diagnosis and treat diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, before the patient experiences severe vision loss. Zhang, who joined the UWM faculty in 2007, is director of the Functional Optical Imaging Laboratory (FOIL), which develops optical, ultra-
Save the dates for these upcoming UWM Alumni Association events. All members of the campus community are cordially invited.
Hao Zhang with some of the custom-built equipment in his lab.
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eCo Walk in the UWM neighBorhood Sunday, Sept. 13 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Rain or shine Join UWM alums, students, neighbors and other friends for the first Eco Walk on the UWM campus and in Upper Lake Park. Begin with breakfast snacks on Spaights Plaza, walk along a self-guided path to see the urban ecosystems and sustainable landscaping on campus and in the park, and finish with lunch and a great raffle in the newly renovated Marcia Coles Center (located below Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro). The event is co-sponsored by the Environmental Sustainability Office, Alumni Association, Neighborhood Relations Office, Bookstore and Restaurant Operations at UWM, and the Lake Park Friends and North Point Lighthouse Friends. Proceeds benefit the UWM Campus Sustainability Fund and the Lake Park Friends. For more information, contact Peppy O’Neill, program manager for Alumni Relations, at 414-906-4655 or peppy@ uwm.edu.
VolUnteers Wanted For state Fair August 6-16 UWM will be well-represented at the 2009 Wisconsin State Fair, which runs from August 6-16 on the fairgrounds in West Allis. The 2009 UWM display will occupy a spacious booth in the east end of the popular Wisconsin Products Pavilion. The focus of this year’s display will be the innovative work being done in departments across the UWM campus. The UWM Bookstore will also set up shop in the booth, offering fairgoers a kaleidoscope of black-and-gold, UWMthemed apparel and other goods. Everyone is encouraged to stop at the booth when visiting the fair. And, as always, there is a need for campus volunteers to staff the booth and to dispense firsthand knowledge about the university to the thousands of fairgoers who pass through the building each day. For more information about volunteering, please contact Peppy O’Neill, program manager for Alumni Relations, at 414-906-4655 or email@example.com
new visions for the kenwood campus By Amy R. Watson
T he third series of spring Master Plan presenta-
tions continued to attract wide attention from the campus and community, despite being held at one of the busiest times of the academic year. More than 200 people attended the April 30-May 1 presentations, where the Master Plan consultant team provided further refinements to the UWM growth scenarios that were presented in February and March. Currently, the planning process is in Phase C, Design Studies. The presentation began with an outline of the principles the consultants are taking into account as they look at future space distribution. For example, they view the Kenwood campus as the gateway for undergraduate education, and their proposed visions focus on improving campus life at Kenwood as well as in the greater East Side community. “Phase C of the Master Plan has introduced an enhanced Kenwood campus design with the concept of academic neighborhoods that bring together schools and colleges with interdisciplinary interests,” says Patricia Arredondo, associate vice chancellor and interim dean of the School of Continuing Education and co-chair of the Master Planning Support Team. “For example, one neighborhood could involve physical adjacencies for the proposed School of Public Health and the College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Helen Bader School of Social
The Kenwood campus today…
…and a proposal for the future.
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Welfare and the School of Education at the west end of the campus.” The presentation contained several graphics that showed the potential for a greener campus with better pedestrian access and outdoor “microclimates” which would be created through landscaping and building configurations that would minimize wind and enhance solar warmth. Through an animated ‘flyover’ of the campus, the planners previewed connections between buildings that would provide easy access from one building to the other. They also highlighted possible new gateways to the campus, such as through a relocated bookstore on Maryland and Kenwood and a new arts complex where Mitchell Hall currently stands. “All of the designs are sensitive to the Master Plan guiding principles, such as stewardship. In this regard, the planners proposed many more green spaces throughout the campus,” says Christopher Gluesing, assistant director of the Office of University Architects/Planning and co-chair of the Master Planning Support Team. The consultants also discussed the potential for research clusters. They shared a mapping process that they developed using input from academic plans and other reports provided by faculty, the Master Plan committees and the deans to demonstrate how existing academic capabilities may lead to various research applications. Such applications would be interdisciplinary, have the potential for significant external funding and would allow UWM to build renowned research programs that address societal needs, such as freshwater research. The planners will work throughout the summer to refine their design work and return in September for the conclusion of Phase C. Visit www.masterplan.uwm.edu to review the spring presentations and provide feedback or comments.
nCaa recertifies panther athletics through 2019 By Angela McManaman
Fine arts QUartet sUMMer eVenings oF MUsiC FestiVal 2009 By Beth Stafford The Fine Arts Quartet, artists-in-residence at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, offers its annual Summer Evenings of Music festival with four concerts in June. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Zelazo Center. Season subscriptions are available for $68; single tickets are $20 general admission and $12 for students, seniors and UWM alumni, faculty and staff. For tickets, phone the Peck School of the Arts Box Office, 414-229-4308.
Jeremy Waldhart (left) earned the 2009 Coaches Award for “excellence in the pool and in school.” Rebecca Lyn Peters was a leader on the women’s volleyball team – lauded for its 2009 accomplishments on the court and team members’ academic success. Both served on UWM’s NCAA Recertification Steering Committee and are proud that the NCAA fully recertified UWM through 2019.
S tudent-athletes Jeremy Waldhart and Rebecca
Lyn Peters are much more than successful Panther athletes. Each of them is living, studying proof that UWM has what the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) looks for in a winning college athletics program. Waldhart, a junior who competes on the men’s swimming and diving team, is a May 2009 recipient of the Coaches Award for “excellence in the pool and in school.” Peters is a UWM nursing major who just completed her fourth year of play as the “kills” leader on the women’s volleyball team. Plus, she’s one of three team members to make the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team. In April, the full team – boasting a cumulative GPA of 3.204 – received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for academic excellence. Over the course of 18 months, the NCAA has delved into the academic and athletic operations of collegiate sports programs at more than 40 universities, including UWM. After completing the in-depth review this April, the NCAA recertified UWM as an NCAA Division I institution through 2019. Recertification confirms that UWM meets the rigorous NCAA standards for governance and rules compliance, academic integrity, equity and student-athlete well-being. “Ensuring the integrity of the student-athlete experience at UWM is extremely important,” says Chancellor Carlos E. Santiago. “I congratulate the Panther Athletics Department for maintaining a keen focus on all aspects of our Division I program, leading to our successful recertification. I also thank the members of the UWM NCAA Recertification Steering Committee, led by Vice Chancellor Joan Prince, for their careful, accurate assessment of our program, and all other members of the campus community who participated in the process.” “Our athletes, students and fans, coaching staff and faculty can take pride in knowing every aspect of UWM athletics meets the rigorous NCAA criteria,” says UWM Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Innovation Joan Prince. “There are no issues or deficiencies that must be addressed.” NCAA Division I schools apply for certification every 10 years; UWM was last recertified in 1999. The process is a rigorous one. At UWM, it included a comprehensive self-study completed by a 50-member
steering committee, an on-site peer review by a fellow NCAA-certified institution and public meetings for fans, donors, alumni and campus neighbors. “Our overall success in athletics involves the entire campus and community, and the successful completion of this review process is no different,” explains incoming UWM Athletics Director George Koonce. “Our coaches, staff and student-athletes should be very proud of the things they do, while the campus community and our many fans get to see the NCAA believes we are doing quality work. Athletics and academics should go hand in hand, and these results show we are on the right track.” on the CoUrt, in the ClassrooM Peters served on the steering committee and fully agrees with the NCAA decision to recertify UWM. “Even though I was here for volleyball, my coaches as well as other members of the UWM Athletics Department complimented me just as much for my academic accomplishments as my athletic success,” says Peters. “My coaches in particular always put school first.” As a nursing major, Peters is grateful for that kind of flexibility. “The nursing program does not offer multiple time slots for classes, so in fall I had to miss quite a bit of practice,” she adds. “But my coaches understood and more than accommodated my situation.” Outgoing UWM Athletics Director Bud Haidet was instrumental in earning UWM its first NCAA Division I certification in 1993. He sees the deficiency-free recertification of Panther athletics as validation of the years of work he put into the program – and a boon for athletes and fans alike. “We passed with more than flying colors and have many to thank for a model review process,” Haidet says. “The well-being of student-athletes is going to be a bigger issue going forward, I think. It’s good to know we are already doing everything we can to support our athletes in both athletics and academics.” “Being a leader in the Horizon League, it was no surprise that UWM was recertified,” agrees Waldhart, who also served on the NCAA Recertification Steering Committee. “All of the administration and faculty involved with athletics are the reason why UWM passed with flying colors.”
Fine Arts Quartet members (from left) Ralph Evans, violin; Efim Boico, violin; Wolfgang Laufer, cello; and Chauncey Patterson, viola.
Wednesday, June 17 The Fine Arts Quartet launches the festival with Haydn’s String Quartet in G major, Op.77, No.1, and Mendelssohn’s Trio No.2 in C Minor, Op.66, part of a yearlong celebration of the bicentennials of these two master composers. The Mendelssohn Trio features guest pianist Karen Davis. Davis also will perform the Sonata, Op.1, by Alban Berg.
Sunday, June 21 Guest pianist Karen Davis returns on June 21 for “Musical Snapshot: 18371840,” a concert that takes a close look at Mendelssohn and his contemporaries. The program includes piano works by Chopin; Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor, Op.49; and the String Quintet in E Minor by Luigi Cherubini. Cellist Wendy Warner joins the quartet for this piece.
Wednesday, June 24 Guests Miklos Schön, piano; Kevin Hartman, trumpet; and Andrew Raciti, string bass, join the quartet to perform two larger works: the Septet in E-flat Major, Op.65, by Camille Saint-Saëns and the Divertimento Brillante (Sextet) in A-flat Major (on themes from Bellini’s “La Sonnambula”) by Mikhail Glinka. The program concludes with Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2.
Sunday, June 28 The concert begins with Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”) and concludes with the Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, by Antonin Dvorák. Guest Miklos Schön also performs two works for piano by Claude Debussy, “L’Isle Joyeuse” and “Suite Pour le Piano.”
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FROM THE PROVOST By Rita Cheng, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
ragins joins soCiety For organiZational BehaVior Belle Rose Ragins, professor of organizations and strategic management in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, has been invited to join the Society for Organizational Behavior. Founded in 1976, the society typically restricts its membership to 50-70 of the top scholars from throughout the world. Membership is by invitation only. Ragins teaches, consults, and conducts research on diversity, mentoring and gender issues in organizations. Her current research examines the development of mentoring relationships and explores how gender and diversity affect mentoring. She also has researched the glass ceiling, sexual and racial harassment, diversity and sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. Ragins has written more than 100 papers for presentations at national and international conferences and for publication in leading academic journals. She is coauthor of Mentoring and Diversity: An International Perspective and coeditor of two books: The Handbook of Belle Rose Ragins Mentoring at Work and Exploring Positive Relationships at Work. Her research has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, Barron’s Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Working Woman Magazine and over 30 newspapers throughout the country. Ragins is a fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Society, the Society for the Psychology of Women and the American Psychological Association. She has received nine national awards for her research, including two lifetime achievement awards. In recognition of her service to the profession, Ragins received the Academy of Management Mentoring Best Practice Award for her work on diversity initiatives. She also has received numerous research and teaching awards from the Lubar School of Business and was honored with the universitywide UWM Alumni Association Award for Teaching Excellence. Ragins was awarded the first Visiting Research Fellowship at Catalyst, a national research and advisory organization working to advance women in business and their professions. She was a research adviser for 9-to-5, the National Association of Working Women. She helped establish UWM’s Institute for Diversity Education and Leadership (IDEAL) and was the research director of the institute.
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taking the long view T wenty years hence, the 2008-09 academic year
will likely be recognized as a watershed year for UWM. (And not solely because of our progress in planning for a new School of Freshwater Sciences!) As the 2008-09 academic year ends, our immediate attention has been fixed on the negative budget news from the state and the governor’s strategies to address an increasing gap between state revenues and expenditures. While every sector of society has felt the impact of the global economic downturn, it is particularly troubling when educational institutions are affected, because our societal capacity to stay globally competitive through the Rita Cheng growth of new enterprises is intrinsically tied to educational institutions and their robust creation of new knowledge and advancement of a more skilled and flexible work force. At this writing, Gov. Doyle just proposed furloughed time off, cancellation of the June pay increase and the prospect of no further pay increases during the next biennium. In addition to this personally challenging circumstance, the governor is recommending up to a 5 percent budget reduction for all state agencies, including the UW System. At such a difficult time, it is entirely natural to focus on the immediate impact: How can UWM move forward on plans for the future, given current constraints? For academic departments and other units within Academic Affairs the institutional impact of possible budget reductions has been thoroughly discussed as part of the annual budget planning meetings that have occurred over the course of the spring semester. Deans of the schools and colleges, as well as directors of units within Academic Affairs and their unit business representatives, have been engaged with their faculty and staff in budget planning for 5 and 10 percent reduction scenarios. While it appeared for a time that UW System would take a smaller reduction, units are now taking another look at their earlier reduction scenarios to help ensure that the impact on teaching and research
is minimized. During the budget planning meetings, many units reported having delayed filling vacant positions, which increases their budgetary flexibility to respond to higher reduction levels. Additionally, many deans discussed plans to increase revenues by aggressively seeking stimulus funds, private gifts and other extramural funding, and by further development of new markets for programs (i.e., offering programs online, recruiting adult and returning students, and developing or redeveloping degree programs to meet the state’s needs for professionals). Amidst the shifting budget news, UWM is continuing its planning for the future. Faculty colleagues continue to plan new degrees, develop new directions for research and collaborate on the creation of new schools of Public Health and Freshwater Sciences. UWM is engaged in the master planning process, which holds the promise of defining academic space in ways that foster disciplinary and interdisciplinary ties as well as creating a more cohesive student culture. The master planning process has brought faculty and staff together from across campus to envision high-quality academic spaces that will increase the university’s research capacity, expand our footprint and tighten relationships with external research partners, and meet the state’s need for the next generation of accomplished graduates and cutting-edge research. The critical work of shaping degree programs and research agendas to adapt to changing societal needs must continue, even in difficult economic times. Some aspects may face delays in implementation, but planning becomes even more of an imperative in times such as these. As we plan we will engage our supporters in the community, our alumni and our congressional delegation to help us move our agenda forward. Twenty years from now, I believe that UWM will benefit from the planning we are doing now, and that the accomplishments of 2008-09 (including establishing an Office of Undergraduate Research, making transformative engineering and science faculty hires, reducing the achievement gap for students of color, initiating General Education reforms and developing detailed strategies for launching new schools) will lay the foundation for a vigorous, high-impact research university in Southeastern Wisconsin.
new features for new Freshmen orientation Faculty and staff can get a jump-start on meeting new UWM freshmen this summer. School and college “meetings” make their orientation debut this month, giving new students and orientation guests – like parents and guardians – the opportunity to meet some faculty and academic advisers within their designated schools and colleges Further enhancements to the orientation experience maintain this school/college theme, such as “The Amazing Race at UWM.” Orientation attendees form teams by school and college, and compete to find clues and get their bearings around campus. These activities and other staples of the orientation experience, like a panel presentation, parent roundtable, student Q&A and more, are designed to help students progress through a “Learning Outcomes” list. “This is a new structure for Freshman
Orientation,” explains Ericca Pollack, director of the First Year Center. “But if students can achieve these outcomes during their orientation, we think it will make for a more successful and more comfortable transition for them.” Learning outcomes for new freshmen include these critical “welcome to college” steps: • Making a class schedule and registering for classes; • Knowing why and how to get involved in campus life at UWM; • Understanding what diversity means at UWM; • Understanding the importance of/strategies for a successful adviser relationship; and • Understanding the expectations university faculty and staff have for them. For more information on New Freshmen Orientation, visit: uwm.edu/des/admission/nfo.cfm.
ACCESS TO SUCCESS IN DEPTH
enthusiasm, future plans mark a2s project reports By Beth Stafford
Access to Success (A2S) is UWM’s campus blueprint to enhance access to the university while, at the same time, promoting greater student success. This series is designed to explore and explain the many facets of the A2S initiative. spring 2008, Provost Rita Cheng invited I nproposals for projects to further the goals of the Access to Success initiative. One year later, enthusiasm and plans for the future mark the project reports filed by funded Enhancing Access to Success (A2S) programs. Here is a sampling. liFe iMpaCt expansion projeCt The goals of the Life Impact Expansion Project were to increase the number of support services provided to student-parents, raise awareness and expand inclusion in the growing group of students. Organizer is the Life Impact Program in the Department of Financial Aid, Student Employment and Military Education Benefits. With a mission of providing individual students and their families with advocacy and services to meet their academic, personal and professional needs, the program provided targeted students with a life coach/adviser; workshops that linked student parents to resources, guidance and tools; and support groups. A MyDev workshop informed campus staff about this group’s needs. Quotes collected from studentparents in March 2009 expressed satisfaction with “All kinds of informal resources, much support, workshops, confidential conversations and more.” enhanCing learning, retention and perForManCe in First-year langUage stUdy prograM Funds for the Enhancing Learning, Retention and Performance in First-Year Language Study Program built a faculty development lab and implemented Wimba Voice (an online tool providing students with multiple methods of speaking, writing and listening to foreign languages). This Web-based tool proved so popular that UWM is now the largest single campus user of Wimba Voice in the UW System. A2S funds were used for the Webcams and headsets that made possible implementation of Wimba Voice, Skype, iChat and Adobe Connect. In addition to other accomplishments, the project helped build learning communities among UWM students as well as between UWM students and native speakers of French, Spanish and other languages. UWM passport A program for engaging incoming students through a coordinated program of co-curricular activities was re-named UWM Passport from Freshman 15 to more accurately reflect the program’s goals of encouraging students to take a tour of the educational opportunities offered by different departments on campus. The number of programs that students would attend to complete the program was changed from 15 to 14 to attain a more even distribution of programs among seven key areas (social, physical, academic, wellness, civic engagement, cultural and financial/legal). Passport program organizers were gratified by the success of their “cross-campus collaboration”; there were 98 events on the Passport calendar from September 2008 through April 2009, far exceeding the original goal of two to four events each month.
saFe spaCe training prograM Expanding the Safe Space Training Program involved the development of training sessions and a resource triaging manual for Safe Space Program participants. The training includes LGBT 101 and Ally Development. LGBT 101 is an introductory and foundational piece of the training exploring terminology, components of sexuality and genders, as well as myths and misconceptions. Ally Development focuses on knowledge and behavior, as well as skills and resource-building for being an ally to LGBTQ campus community members. The project will be sustained by the professional staff of the UWM LGBT Resource Center and volunteers from the campus community. The intent is to prepare more than 300 campus community members to serve as Safe Space resources. An objective for 2010-11 is to familiarize incoming students with the Safe Space program through First Year Orientation. A more immediate focus is to “entail the incorporation of protocol and procedures related to reporting of Hate & Bias motivated incidents on campus.” UWM soCial jUstiCe retreat The UWM Social Justice Retreat provided 16 UWM students with the “opportunity to examine the ways that power and privilege and systems of oppression operate throughout campus and society, and to explore ways to work towards social justice, equality and a more inclusive campus environment.” The retreat was a collaboration of UWM Union Programming, Union Sociocultural Programming, the LGBT Resource Center, the Women’s Resource Center and the Multicultural Student Center. The report states, “By increasing student engagement, offering opportunities to connect with UWM staff and connecting students with ways in which they can become active on campus and in the community, this retreat met the goals of Access to Success.” M3C FelloW sCholars enhanCeMent projeCt M3C Fellow Scholars Enhancement Project, designed by the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership for low-income or first-generation college students, is a scholarship program that aims to enhance student leadership skills through community service. The M3C program was coupled with existing programs such as the Leadership Retreat, the Emerging Leaders Class and the America Reads Program. Career deVelopMent in MUltiCUltUral adVising enhanCeMent projeCt The Career Development Center, Graduate Department of Educational Psychology and Multicultural Student Center worked on a project to enhance Career Development in Multicultural Advising. The mission was to prepare advisers who focus on underrepresented populations to integrate career development awareness, knowledge, resources and counseling/ advising techniques into academic advising. As part of the effort, a University Information Technology Services (UITS) working group is developing a “suite of career tools” for advisers that will be completed by fall 2009.
enhanCing sUppleMental instrUCtion Enhancing Supplemental Instruction is an effort by the Tutoring and Academic Resource Center to boost the Supplemental Instruction (SI) that has been offered since fall 1995. The basic model targets high-risk, large lecture courses that have a 25-30 percent rate of D, F or Withdrawal. SI leaders are students who have completed the course with an A, who attend lectures again and then lead three to four review sessions per week for anyone in the course. A next step is to develop the “For Credit” option for first-year students. The success of SI also brings a request to offer the option for a broader number of courses. gUaranteed 4.0 The Multicultural Student Center offered Guaranteed 4.0 on Sept. 26, 2008, and Feb. 13, 2009. For each program, the Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System was contracted to present three workshops on campus. Other partners in the effort were campus multicultural offices, First Year Center, Academic Opportunity Center and Tutoring and Academic Resource Center. Although the program proved worthwhile, the attendance goals were not met. national organiZation oF Minority arChiteCts stUdents The National Organization of Minority Architects Students (NOMAS) is a professional networking and peer support opportunity for underrepresented students in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Activities for participating students included sending three NOMAS members to the national conference of the professional organization, NOMA, in Washington, D.C. The second milestone was holding a spring symposium, hosting “Lunch and Learn” workshops with guest speakers and networking with SARUP alumni in Chicago. The chapter is now an official UWM student organization and will be working to gain funds through segregated fees. nUrsing endeaVor prograM The College of Nursing Freshman Cohort Initiative (Nursing Endeavor Program) used several components to enhance the success of academically qualified but at-risk students. Efforts included directed tutoring and academic skills development; community building to foster social confidence and a sense of connection with UWM, the college and the nursing profession; intensive academic advising; and faculty mentoring. Student participation in both required and optional activities was described as “tremendous.” Activities included a fall retreat/orientation, a luncheon for students and families, weekly lunch meetings, attendance at the Wisconsin Student Nurses Association conference, awards dinner, volunteer activities and special activities at the beginning and end of semesters. Students in the Nursing Endeavor Program achieved higher grade point averages in their first semester than the overall freshman class.
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RESEARCH NOTES By Colin G. Scanes, Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development/Dean of the Graduate School
roy staaB Brings neW Works to inoVa sUMMer exhiBition By Beth Stafford “Roy Staab: Four Seasons/Four Corners” runs July 10-Sept. 27 at the Institute of Visual Arts, Inova/Kenilworth, 2155 N. Prospect Ave. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 10, 6-9 p.m. An event on Tuesday, Aug. 18, marks completion of an outdoor work and the publication of the exhibit’s catalogue. Inova will present evidentiary documents of Staab’s 30-year oeuvre of temporary geometric form-based earthworks produced in locations throughout the world, along with original works on paper, artist’s books and related ephemera. Inova is commissioning two works for the exhibition: a major new indoor installation and an outdoor, community-participatory work sited near the Peck School of the Arts Kenilworth building. With “Roy Staab: Four Seasons/Four Corners,” Milwaukee-based artist Staab will finally be recognized as an integral part of the movement that combined minimalism and Earth art. Both movements developed simultaneously in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Several noted artists, including Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt and Alice Aycock, combined strict geometries and minimal aesthetics with the vicissitudes of land, weather and atmosphere. Staab’s early work of the 1970s shows a preoccupation with pitting solid lines against the osmotic properties of water and natural forms. This concern would grow into large-scale installations in nature, which, in using native materials from each site and no permanent fixative devices, strictly adhere to the “leave no trace” environmental ethos. Inova/Kenilworth gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday-Sunday, noon5 p.m.; Thursday, noon-8 p.m. There is no admission charge.
Roy Staab, “Turtle Yantra” (1988), St. George Island, Fla.
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another year of progress for UWM M ay is a time when we see our students walk
across the stage at Commencement. Many are grinning ear to ear. Some are cool. All are proud to have accomplished so much, due to the help and dedication of UWM’s fine faculty and academic staff. Families and friends are in abundance. It is a joy to behold. There are so many achievements of the UWM family that sometimes get neglected. I would like to point to a number of these. Colin G. Scanes Based on the first three quarters of FY 2008-09, UWM saw a 14 percent increase in externally funded research expenditures compared to the same period the previous year. Increases were highest in the following schools and colleges: • Engineering with a 52.7 percent increase • Education with a 38.8 percent increase • Health Sciences with a 37.2 percent increase • Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business with a 31.1 percent increase • Letters and Science with an 18.3 percent increase Congratulations to the faculty and staff. This achievement involves the hard work and creativity
of so many people at UWM. It means that there are more graduate students being supported with external funds, and we are making a greater impact on the regional economy. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that for every $1 million in research expenditures, 36 jobs are created. The $2.9 million in increased expenditures over nine months equates to $3.9 million over 12 months, and thus UWM research generating an additional 139 jobs in the Greater Milwaukee economy at a time when this is particularly important. It is important to recognize our successes in research and scholarship. We are pleased to see that UWM, in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin, will be receiving a prestigious NIEHS Center award related to Children’s Environmental Health. I commend David Petering and Jeanne Hewitt for their leadership and academic excellence. I am delighted to report that during AY 2008-09, two more doctoral degree programs were approved at the UW System level, namely: • Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) • Ph.D. in Environmental and Occupational Health This brings the total number of doctoral programs at UWM to 29. I add my sincere thanks to the many faculty and staff who worked so hard and effectively to bring this to fruition.
UWM awarded federal grant for work force development in ‘green’ jobs By Laura L. Hunt
UWM and Milwaukee County Technical College (MATC) have been awarded a slice of federal aid that targets “green” job creation to fill a growing local, state and national need. The project, the Wind Energy Educational Collaborative, is one of 53 projects nationwide that were announced in May by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The funding supports government goals for wind power to meet 20 percent of the U.S. electricity demand by the year 2030. The Wisconsin target is 10 percent by the end of 2015. The project, which garnered $330,184 from DOE, aims to increase the number of people in Southeastern Wisconsin who find employment in the growing wind industry, and also to provide an integrated training model for other colleges and universities across the nation, says David Yu, associate dean in UWM’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) and principal investigator for the grant. It also will emphasize strong industry connections with Johnson Controls Inc. and We Energies, says Yu. For example, some courses will be team-taught by faculty and industry experts, and students may have internship opportunities in the field and potential full-time employment or career advancement in wind energy. The two institutions are developing three certificates that together will provide a career ladder for MATC graduates to continue their education at UWM, preparing students to advance from being wind energy technicians to engineers and managers. The approach will meet the work force needs at different levels of education and technological knowledge, says Yu.
• The first certificate, offered at MATC, is designed to train recent high school graduates and displaced workers with high school diplomas as technicians in the wind industry. Students will acquire hands-on skills in the installation, operation and maintenance of wind systems. • The second certificate, offered at CEAS, is open to current UWM engineering students who want to enhance their academic credentials or prepare for a career in the wind industry. This certificate also targets displaced engineers. Students will become engineering staff, designing wind turbines, analyzing wind patterns or the grid interface, and managing or operating wind farms. • The third certificate, offered at CEAS, is a graduate-level program designed to prepare students for research and development or advanced engineering work in the wind industry. This certificate is a recently approved interdisciplinary graduate certificate in energy that includes wind coursework. Course development begins in the fall and continues through spring 2010. The first graduates of the three certificate programs will be ready to seek employment in the wind industry by spring 2011. A federal report found that the nation possesses affordable wind energy resources in excess of those needed to generate 20 percent of U.S. electricity needs. But it also identified major challenges, including investment in a national transmission system, reduction in wind turbine capital costs, improvement of turbine performance, siting and environmental issues, and work force development.
‘synchronized chaos’ points to a cooler climate By Laura L. Hunt
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for faculty, Staff, StuDEntS www.diversity.uwm.edu A study by UWM Distinguished Professor Anastasios Tsonis (left) and Professor Kyle Swanson shows that the global climate is cooling for now.
T wo UWM scientists have used a new technique
to build a mathematical model that can assess global climate change. Their model indicates that global warming will be on hold for the next 20 to 30 years while the Earth’s temperatures actually cool. The work, funded by the National Science Foundation, doesn’t refute the assertion of longterm, human-driven global warming, says UWM Distinguished Professor Anastasios Tsonis and Professor Kyle Swanson. But it illustrates that climate change is an extremely complicated system and its natural drivers are not yet fully understood. “That’s something we have to determine first – how the natural forces behave – before we try to address the issue of global warming due to other variables,” says Tsonis. “What we’re saying is that natural forces are going to take over. Any other warming variable would be riding on the back of this.” Using a technique called “synchronized chaos,” the pair charted the collective effects of four main natural drivers of Earth’s climate since 1915 – the year climate monitoring began. They found that these continuous short- and long-term cycles affecting weather patterns are synchronized. But when two or more interact with one another, the synchronicity is destroyed – and the result is a shift in climate states worldwide. After this last occurred in 2000, global temperatures flattened and, by 2005, were dropping. According to the model, this cooling trend will continue for the next 20 to 30 years before temperatures begin rising again (see the red line on the accompanying chart). Tsonis and Swanson tested their model against actual climate data recorded during the last 90 years and it matched. “So now we believe we have a reliable model for what is natural,” says Tsonis. Still, he says, there isn’t much historical data to go on. There have been warming and cooling trends throughout Earth’s history. And while Tsonis says it makes sense to say that carbon emissions are warm-
ing the Earth’s atmosphere, he believes it will be another 50 years before scientists have enough data to know for sure. “What else is happening?” he asks. “What role do the oceans play? How sensitive is climate to more carbon dioxide emissions? There is so much we don’t know. “It looks like the planet has a tendency to avoid an extreme of either kind,” he says. Because adjustment mechanisms appear on many scales, more information and time are needed to predict how those adjustments will impact the overall trend. Twenty-five years ago, Tsonis was the first scholar to apply chaos theory – the notion that systems that appear random actually operate within certain rules – to meteorology. Swanson, who has been on the UWM faculty since 1997, specializes in climate dynamics and modeling hurricane activity.
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The overall climate trend (represented by the blue line on the chart) is what people generally think of as global warming, says Tsonis. But that doesn’t tell the whole story.
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graduate school awards By Peter Hansen
loCal stUdents strUt their sMarts Two high school teams from Wisconsin swept national competitions this spring. One tested skills in consumer affairs, the other tested students’ knowledge of water science. Both competitions are coordinated at the regional level by UWM’s School of Continuing Education (SCE). Marshfield High School won the 12th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl held April 27 at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum’s Sant Ocean Hall in Washington, D.C. In February, Marshfield won the regional competition, the Lake Sturgeon Bowl, which is coordinated by SCE, the UWM Great Lakes WATER Institute and the UW Sea Grant Advisory Services.
Students from Marshfield High School with their National Ocean Sciences Bowl trophy.
On April 28, a team from Oconto High School won the national LifeSmarts competition in St. Louis. The Wisconsin program is sponsored by SCE through its Center for Consumer Affairs. The competition promotes financial literacy and consumer understanding among high school students. Oconto won the Wisconsin competition, held in February in Milwaukee, to move to the national event. “I am proud of the role SCE staff plays in these two competitive events with Wisconsin young people,” says Patricia Arredondo, associate vice chancellor and interim dean for SCE. “It is a great example of how the school promotes education across the life span.”
Oconto High School students enjoy a lighter moment at the national LifeSmarts competition.
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2009-10 researCh groWth initiatiVe Thirty-eight Research Growth Initiative (RGI) proposals have been chosen for funding in 2009-10. The internal seed-funding competition is designed to enhance the university’s research and scholarly work, and support the state’s economic development through innovation. The winners were chosen from the original pool of 136 by independent review panels consisting of experts and scholars from prominent U.S. research institutions. The projects are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, from biological sciences, engineering and physics, to architecture, film and dance. Unless noted, co-PIs are from the same departments as the PIs. The awardees are: Kalman Applbaum, Anthropology; Co-PI Paul Brodwin: Adherence to Pharmaceutical Treatment: A Clinical Ethnography of Mental Health Services in Wisconsin Harvey Bootsma, WATER Institute: Carbon Dynamics in a Large, Tropical Lake Patrick Brady, Physics; Co-PIs Luis Anchordoqui, Jean Creighton, Jolien Creighton, John Friedman, Xavier Siemens, Alan Wiseman: Frontiers of Multi-Messenger Astronomy Junhong Chen, Mechanical Engineering: Energy-Efficient Nanoscale Corona Discharge for Ozone Reduction Jian Chen, Chemistry and Biochemistry: Advanced Carbon Nanotube-Elastomer Composite Infrared Sensors Thomas Consi, WATER Institute; Co-PI J. Rudi Strickler, Biological Sciences: Micromechanical Enhancement of Sensing – Lessons from Copepods James Cook, Chemistry and Biochemistry: New Gabaergic Drugs to Treat Epilepsy Devoid of Sedative, Ataxic and Amnesic Side Effects Which Do Not Develop Tolerance Dyanna Czeck, Geosciences: Quantifying Fabrics in Shear Zones Stephen Dornbos, Geosciences: Sensory Evolution During the Cambrian Radiation Shaoqin Gong, Mechanical Engineering; Co-PI Douglas Steeber, Biological Sciences: Multifunctional Polymeric Drug Nanocarriers for Targeted Cancer Therapy Peninnah Kako, Nursing; Co-PIs Loren Galvao, Patricia Stevens: HIV Transmission Risk, Access to Treatment, and Self Management of Illness Over Time: An In-Depth Longitudinal Study of HIV-Infected Women in Kenya Kevin Keenan, Human Movement Sciences; Co-PI Jerome Smith: Cortico-Muscular Control of Hand Function in Older Adults J. Val Klump, WATER Institute: Application of New Methodology for Determining Benthic Metabolism in the Great Lakes Sergey Kravtsov, Mathematical Sciences: Mesoscale Ocean Eddies and Climate Change Over the Southern Ocean Vincent Larson, Mathematical Sciences: A Unified Parameterization for Clouds, Turbulence, the Surface Layer, and the Planetary Boundary Layer Christine Larson, Psychology: The Influence of Rumination on Sustained Experience of Negative Affect: Bridging the Gap from Prolonged Brief Emotional Experiences to Depression Lian Li, Physics; Co-PI Michael Weinert: Magnetic Graphene Simone Linhares Ferro, Dance: Bumba-Meu-Boi: The Integration of Contemporary and Folk Dance as a Vehicle of Social and Historical Activism Colleen Ludwig, Film: Elemental Bodies: A Suite of Four Immersive Installations with Sensor Control Renee Meyers, Communication; Co-PI Elizabeth Buchanan, Information Studies: GroupBank Archival and Retrieval System Devin Mueller, Psychology; Co-PI James Moyer: Prefrontal Regulation of Drug Seeking After Extinction Kristen Murphy, Chemistry and Biochemistry: Rapid Knowledge Assessment: The Development and Validation of a New Assessment Instrument in Chemistry Abbas Ourmazd, Physics; Co-PI Peter Schwander: Direct Determination of Structure by Scattering Arsenio Pacheco, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Co-PI Marius Schmidt, Physics: Protein-NO Interactions by Time-Resolved Protein X-Ray Crystallography
David Petering, Chemistry and Biochemistry: Zinc Trafficking in Proliferative Cells: Metallothionein and Other Sites Gyaneshwar Prasad, Biological Sciences: Functional and Ecological Genomics of Sulfonate Utilization by Soybean Nodulating Bradyrhizobium Japonicum Paul Roebber, Mathematical Sciences: Applied Research Opportunities for Students Dilano Saldin, Physics; Co-PI Valentin Shneerson: Biomolecular Structure from Ultrashort X-ray Pulses: Exploiting the Symmetry of Random Orientations Marie Savundranayagam, Social Work: Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease: Impact of Caregiver Communication Strategies on Communication Breakdown, Problem Behaviors, and Stress Stefan Schnitzer, Biological Sciences: Do Soil-Borne Fungal Pathogens Explain Plant Species Coexistence and Diversity in Tropical Forests? An Experimental Test Konstantin Sobolev, Civil Engineering and Mechanics; Co-PIs Habib Tabatabai, Jian Zhao: Development of Ultra High Performance Concrete for Service Life of 120 Years Ichiro Suzuki, Computer Science: New Research Initiative in Distributed Robotic Systems Gregory Thomson, Architecture: Energy Efficiency and Historic Preservation: Using Digital Simulation and Empirical Testing to Quantify Passive Systems of Environmental Control in National Register Eligible Buildings of the Early Modern Era Wilfred Tysoe, Chemistry and Biochemistry: Investigation of Oxidation Catalytic Reaction Pathways on Model GoldPalladium Alloy Catalysts Laura Villamil, Anthropology: Margarita Archaeological Project: Investigating the Social Structure of a Classic Maya Urban Community Linda Whittingham, Biological Sciences; Co-PI Peter Dunn: Genetics of Disease Resistance and Female Mate Choice Ching-Hong Yang, Biological Sciences: Development of Type III Secretion System Inhibitors Hao Zhang, Electrical Engineering: Functional Photoacoustic Imaging of Retinal Microvessels
2009-10 researCh CoMMittee aWards These awards are intended to support the development of applicants’ research programs (e.g. the initial phase of a new project or a transition project of an applicant expanding his or her area of research). Awards provide up to $10,000. Sukanya Banerjee, English: Loyalty and the Making of the Modern Subject, 1858-1905 Gregory T. Carter, History: Wendell Phillips: Unapologetic Abolitionist, Unreformed Amalgamationist Bruce Charlesworth, Film: Retraction Woonsup Choi, Geography: Spatio-temporal Patterns of Urban Climate in Wisconsin and Minnesota Stephen C. Cobb, Human Movement Sciences: Novel Multi-segment Foot Model Based on In-vivo and In-vitro Stereophotogrammetric Studies and Clinical Theories of Foot Function Luca Ferrero, Philosophy: Shared Actions, Individual Agency and the Unity of Plural Subjects Marcia A. Firmani, Health Sciences: Fitness Cost of Multiple-drug Resistance in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Rina Ghose, Geography: Investigating Citizen Participation in Privatized Collaborative Planning in Inner-City Milwaukee Leslie Harris, Communication: Holy Matrimony, Sacred Covenant and Legal Union: Marriage and Its Deviations in the 19th-Century United States Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Visual Art: Body: Subject and Site María del Pilar Melgarejo Acosta, Spanish and Portuguese: Language of Regeneration: The Production of Political Discourse in Colombia and Mexico Nathaniel Stern, Visual Art: Embodiment and Minimalism in Internet-based Art Jennifer Watson, Foreign Languages and Linguistics: Wild One: A Biography of Selma Lagerlöf
fund research, scholarship Changshan Wu, Geography: Mapping Urban Impervious Surfaces using IKONOS Imagery: an Integrated Approach Kathryn Zalewski, Human Movement Sciences: Ability-based Rehabilitation: A Case-Series Exploring Stroke Recovery in the United States Mo (Maureen) Zell, Architecture: New Parking Paradigm: Re-think, Re-zone, Re-use
spring 2009 FaCUlty arts and hUManities traVel aWards These awards support travel for tenured or tenuretrack faculty in the Arts and Humanities Division, and are designed to encourage both national and international research development. Sukanya Banerjee, English Michelle Bolduc, Comparative Literature Marna Brauner, Visual Art Rachel Buff, History Mary Louise Buley-Meissner, English Martha Carlin, History Winson Chu, History Kimberly Cosier, Visual Art Derek Counts, Art History Elisabetta Cova, Classics Garry Davis, Foreign Languages and Linguistics Christopher Davis-Benavides, Visual Art Carolyn Eichner, History Kennan Ferguson, Political Science Cesar Ferreira, Spanish and Portuguese Luca Ferrero, Philosophy Karen Gunderman, Visual Art Leslie Harris, Communication Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Visual Art Patrica Mayes, English Aims McGuinness, History Maria Del Pilar, Melgarejo Acosta, Spanish and Portuguese
Michael Mikos, Foreign Languages and Linguistics Jeanne Nemeth, Visual Art Mark Netzloff, English Gina Rymarcsuk, Film Chia Vang, History Fo Wilson, Visual Art
spring 2009 gradUate stUdent traVel aWards These Graduate School funds support travel for presenting papers at national or international professional meetings or conferences, or for performing or exhibiting original work. Ayse Bulamur, English Ph.D. Shashank Agarwal, Medical Informatics Ph.D. Brian Altman, Urban Education Ph.D. Andres Aluma-Cazorla, MAFLL M.A. Andrew Anastasia, English Ph.D. Christopher Baker, Engineering Ph.D. Lindsay Barone, Anthropology M.S. David Bazett-Jones, Health Sciences Ph.D. Drew Blanchard, English Ph.D. Caitlin Boyle, Architecture Ph.D. Cameron Bradley, History M.A. Dominique Brooks, Chemistry Ph.D. Jeffrey Bruesewitz, Geosciences M.S. Nicholas Butzin, Biological Sciences Ph.D. Sara Chamberlin, Physics Ph.D. Maiao Chi, Economics Ph.D. Ling-Lun Chien, Educational Psychology-Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Chang Choi, Biological Sciences Ph.D. Jennifer Cramer, Anthropology Ph.D. Karen Esche-Eiff, Anthropology M.S. Joseph Fillingham, Math M.S. Katie Fleischman, Educational Psychology-Counseling Psychology Ph.D. German Fonseca, Chemistry Ph.D. Paul Gagliardi, English Ph.D.
Sheldon Garrison, Biological Sciences Ph.D. Erin Gilliland, Anthropology M.S. Nicholas Hartlep, Urban Education Ph.D. Anthony Hoffmann, Information Studies MLIS/Ph.D. Yun-ting Hung, Urban Education Ph.D. Erin Hvizdak, Library and Information Studies MLIS Britta Janssen, Math Ph.D. Zhenye Jiang, Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Kwon Jun Bum, Management Science Ph.D. Mohd Shahjahan Kabir, Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. Sara Khorshidifard, Architecture Ph.D. Seth King, Physics Ph.D. Xuan Liang, Media Studies M.A. Weisong Liu, Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Jane Liu, Educational Psychology-Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Qing Liu, Biological Sciences Ph.D. Krista-Lee Malone, Anthropology Ph.D. Laurie Marks, Administrative Leadership Ph.D. Murat Mercan, Economics Ph.D. Dawn Nawrot, English M.A. Sasmita Rath, Physics Ph.D. Kourosh Ravvaz, Medical Informatics Ph.D. Shishir Ray, Physics Ph.D. Katie Rudolph, Anthropology M.S. Mark Schmitz, Biological Sciences Ph.D. Anna Schultes, English Ph.D. Hyowon Song, English Ph.D. Siwing Tsoi, Philosophy M.A. Vijayendra Viswanathan, Industrial Engineering Ph.D. Lisa Walker England, English M.A. Ziping Wang, Production and Operations Management Ph.D. Robert Wilson II, Health Sciences Ph.D. Doan Winkel, Organization and Strategic Management Ph.D. Daniel Winkler, Anthropology Ph.D. Kathleen Winkler, Anthropology Ph.D. Xin Wu, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.
new program offers intensive proposal development By Laura L. Hunt
Twenty-nine UWM researchers have been selected to participate in a new and intensive extramural proposal development program. The goal of the Graduate School Research Fellows program is to increase the success rate of grant proposals submitted to federal and nonfederal agencies by faculty and academic staff. External consultants provide training, agencyspecific instructions, support materials and feedback for those chosen to participate in the final phase of the program. The 29 fellows were selected from an initial pool of 164 who attended the opening seminar in February 2009. “This program is being offered to support the campus goal of meeting and exceeding $100 million in extramural research annually,” says Colin Scanes, vice chancellor for research and economic development and dean of the Graduate School. “It is one of a constellation of training and investments that will help UWM faculty move our externally funded research program to the next level.” The program addresses practical and conceptual aspects of the proposal-writing process, with emphasis on idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and proven tips and strategies for presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. The Graduate School funded the initial phase of the consultant training and development materials.
Each school and college shared in the costs of the final 29 participants. Fellows will continue to revise their proposals based on consultant feedback and will submit final proposals to specific agencies after Nov. 1. A second round of the Graduate School Research Fellows program will be offered in 2009-10. For more information on the program, go to graduateschool.uwm.edu/research/researcher-central/ workshops/fellows/ or contact Steve Atkinson, 414-229-4062, firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants for 2009: School of Education Elizabeth Drame, Exceptional Education Maria Hamlin, Curriculum and Instruction Sandra Martell, Educational Psychology College of Engineering & Applied Science Lei Ying, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate School Rebecca Klaper, Great Lakes WATER Institute College of Health Sciences Kyle Ebersole, Human Movement Sciences Marcia Firmani, Clinical Laboratory Science Wendy Huddleston, Human Movement Sciences Kevin Keenan, Human Movement Sciences
College of Letters & Science John Berges, Biological Sciences Noelle Chesley, Sociology Woonsup Choi, Geography Garry Davis, Foreign Languages and Linguistics Kathy Dolan, Political Science Margaret Fraiser, Geosciences Peter Geissinger, Chemistry and Biochemistry Carol Hirschmugl, Physics Christine Larson, Psychology Emily Latch, Biological Sciences Paul Lyman, Physics Lindsay McHenry, Geosciences Devin Mueller, Psychology Ava Udvadia, Biological Sciences Jorg Woehl, Chemistry and Biochemistry Erica Young, Biological Sciences College of Nursing Teresa Johnson Kathy Sawin Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Lisa Berger, Social Work School of Continuing Education Caroline Joyce
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2009 UWM alumni Milwaukee who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements in their careers and civic involvement have been named recipients of the 2009 UWM Alumni Association awards. They were honored at the association’s annual Awards Reception on May 16. Distinguished Alumnus winners also were recognized during Spring Commencement ceremonies. “Through their distinctive career accomplishments and community leadership, these UWM alumni are credited with an impressive list of important contributions,” said Andrea Simpson, executive director of the UWMAA. “We are proud to recognize them as part of our growing worldwide network of over 130,000 UWM alumni.”
distinguished alumnus awards The Distinguished Alumnus Award celebrates outstanding UWM graduates whose professional achievements and commitment to the community bring honor to the university. Distinguished Alumnus Award in the Field of Art and Education allen B. CaUCUtt ’63 MA Art Education, ’57 BA Art Education As an art educator for more than 50 years, including public schools, technical college, university and television, Allen Caucutt has mentored scores of student teachers. He was the featured artist for the Channel 10/36 Annual Auction in 1986 and the first artist to appear in Milwaukee Public Allen B. Caucutt School’s Educational Television Classes. Still a producing artist, he has major artworks in more than 75 public venues and 1,500 private collections. A recurring theme in the numerous letters supporting his award nomination is that Caucutt does not just teach his students; he inspires them by example. He demonstrates to the teachers in his classes that the environment they create for their students is crucial to learning – that each student should feel welcome, safe, appreciated, valued and loved. In 1999, Caucutt was awarded the Citation for Distinguished Teaching in the State of Wisconsin by both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature and retired from his 42-year career as an elementary-school art teacher. His work as an educator continued, however, at UWM and as a volunteer. In 2006, he received the UWM Peck School of the Arts Outstanding Service to the Arts Award on the occasion of his 50th anniversary in teaching. Now 74, Caucutt still teaches two undergraduate classes at UWM each semester, speaks to classes and community organizations, and teaches first- and third-grade art as a volunteer at an elementary school in Oconomowoc (the school doesn’t have an art teacher). He also serves as a juror and exhibitor at art events. For many former students and colleagues, Caucutt remains “the most notable and influential person I have ever met.”
Distinguished Alumnus Award in the Field of Business and Architecture greg B. Cook ’81 Master of Architecture
Greg B. Cook
Greg Cook is the first UWM alumnus to lead not only a major Chicago architecture practice, but one of the most distinguished practices in the country – a great honor for both Cook and UWM, says Bob Greenstreet, dean of UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Cook is the managing principal of Holabird & Root, Chicago, a 125-year-old firm that holds an important place in American architectural history. Many Chicago landmarks, including the Board of Trade, Soldier Field and the Chicago City Hall, were designed by the practice. Cook’s leadership has continued this tradition of great architecture. Some of his own work includes Chicago-area projects such as the Nissan Motor Corporation’s Regional Office, the Chicago Historical Society addition and renovation, and the Federal Reserve Bank expansion and renovation. But his 34-year career also has yielded architecture throughout the U.S. He has become a respected leader in Chicago’s architectural community, leading the Large Firm Roundtable, a regular meeting of the principals of Chicago’s architectural firms. He started his career at Holabird & Root by launching from scratch a branch of the practice in Rochester, Minn. Within a few years, he had a thriving group of more than 20 architects and engineers engaged in projects throughout the Midwest. In the mid-’90s, Cook returned to the Chicago practice as chief of operations and successfully kept the office profitable during the recession. He established a mentoring program within the company that encouraged employees to obtain a broad experience. He also led a program that assists interns taking the architectural licensing exam, and then provided financial reward as they passed their tests. As a result, Holabird & Root has become an office that attracts many architecture graduates. Cook continues to support the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He was a founding member of the STAR Fund that provides financial assistance to outstanding architecture students, and has been responsible for attracting and retaining many of the school’s most gifted and diverse students. Distinguished Alumnus Award in the Field of Creative Writing sUsan Firer ’82 MA English/ Creative Writing, ’73 BA General Liberal Arts Susan Firer, the current Poet Laureate of Milwaukee, has been an energetic and
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creative force supporting poetry and the Milwaukee Public Library during her appointment, which began last year. Of the five city poets to hold the title of Poet Laureate, Firer’s concern for the city as a writing subject is unique. Her most recent book, for example, is Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People: New & Selected Poems 1979-2007. In the last year, Firer has met with at-risk students in the ArtWorks Program to discuss reading, writing and her own experiences. As laureate, she has read her poems at the Milwaukee Catholic Home and discussed Milwaukee’s literary life with downtown Milwaukee’s Cultural Ambassadors. Most recently, she was appointed poetry editor for the Shepherd Express, reviving a department that had disappeared from the newspaper for some time. She also has taken the laureate’s influence beyond the limits of Milwaukee County, participating in the gathering of laureates last summer in Nebraska that included U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. “Notable as these recent accomplishments are, they are really just the latest chapter in a lifetime of devotion to poetry – writing it, teaching it and spreading the good news about it,” says her nominator. Firer has been widely published and has taken her work and her teaching skills to libraries, schools, prisons and civic groups for 30 years. Her publications include five books, two of which garnered national prizes, and honors such as a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship and publication in The Best American Poetry. Her reputation locally and nationally brings honor to UWM because she is so strongly identified with the university’s Creative Writing Program and her work is so rooted in Milwaukee life. Distinguished Alumnus Award in the Field of Music and Education john l. hiBler ’68 BS Music Education In addition to performing at a world-class level on flute, clarinet and saxophone, John Hibler has worked as a music educator in the Milwaukee area for more than 30 years. Hibler’s musical career has included performing in radio and TV commercials, with touring Broadway show pit orchestras and John L. Hibler as an “extra” with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Hibler is the first call saxophonist with the Waukesha Symphony and the Milwaukee Ballet orchestras. In 1969, Hibler co-founded and performed in the LeBlanc Fine Arts Saxophone Quartet, which performed at the prestigious First Word Saxophone Congress in Chicago and recorded for the Coronet label. In addition, he has played for the Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson and was a member of the Melody Top Orchestra for 23 years. In 1997, he received the Milwaukee Civic Association Music Teacher of the Year Award. During 1996-97, he was principal conductor of the UWM Youth Wind Ensemble II and was featured soloist with the UWM Summer Wind Ensemble on its Scandinavian tour. Hibler taught instrumental music in the South Milwaukee and Elmbrook school systems for 31 years. He spent the last 23 years at Brookfield East
Distinguished Alumnus Award in the Field of Business allan j. klotsChe ’94 EMBA, ’87 BBA Marketing Allan Klotsche is an alumnus who has really gone places. As president of Brady Corporation’s Asia Pacific Operations, he has logged millions of airline miles while leading the growth and development of Brady’s business across the Asia Pacific region. That area of the world now accounts for approxiAllan J. Klotsche mately one-third of Brady’s business. Klotsche, grandson of UWM’s first chancellor, J. Martin Klotsche, is a strong advocate for both UWM and for international programs. He is president of the Lubar School of Business International Business Advisory Council and a member of the Advisory Board of UWM’s Institute of World Affairs. Each year, he organizes a visit to Brady’s Chinese operations for the Executive MBA’s international residency program. This summer, he will sponsor two overseas internships for Lubar School students, offering them the opportunity to work on projects in the company’s Beijing operations. Three years ago when he was a UWM commencement speaker, he talked to graduates about the importance of an international perspective in business. “It is critical for you to understand that the world and workplace that you are entering is no longer rotating around the axis of the United States. Your opportunities and challenges will likely come from places far away from the shores of Lake Michigan.” His own experience reflects the value of that view of the world. Eighteen years ago, he was doing domestic marketing research and was asked to travel to South Korea for two weeks. Even though he’d never been to Asia, he says, he jumped at the chance and never looked back. “My life has changed significantly with an understanding and appreciation of culture, lifestyles and opportunities that vary greatly from what I experienced in Southeastern Wisconsin.” As vice president of the Brady Corporation Foundation, he helps focus charitable contributions to help develop a pipeline of future leaders. Talented employees from diverse backgrounds are essential to the success of Brady and other companies, Klotsche emphasized in his commencement speech. The foundation has provided major grants to the Next Door Foundation for its Leaders of Tomorrow program, the United Community Center’s Achiever Academy and the Lubar School of Business Brady Corporation Future Leader Fund. Klotsche is married with two sons and is actively involved in Milwaukee community activities, including Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
gold awards The GOLD Award recognizes recent graduates who have achieved a measure of success in their field, bringing credit to themselves and to the university. School of Architecture & Urban Planning lora a. strigens ’02 Master of Architecture, Master of Urban Planning Lora Strigens follows in the footsteps of her nominator, School of Architecture & Urban Planning Dean Bob Greenstreet. She’s making a dual, local impact as a UWM educator and creative force in Milwaukee architecture. Strigens joined the firm Hammel, Greene & Abrahamson (HGA) in 1999, as a student Lora A. Strigens in SARUP’s graduate program in Urban Planning. Today she is project manager and lead planner on one of the firm’s major projects: the UWM Master Plan. “In a project of such importance to both the future of the university as well as to the economic future of Milwaukee, Lora has worked closely with top leadership at UWM and more than 800 stakeholders – from neighbors and students to CEOs, donors and research partners,” says Greenstreet. Additional contributions to Milwaukee’s architectural renaissance include Strigens’ work on the awardwinning Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, the Harley-Davidson Museum and “pro bono” consulting for the central city’s up-and-coming SoHi District. How urban patterns shape cities and the interrelationship of architecture and urban planning in global cities is the focus of her SARUP lecture course “Planning for Great Cities,” required for students earning a certificate in Urban Planning. Causes promoting green architecture, responsible real estate development, preservation of historic buildings and early exposure to architecture and urban planning issues among high schoolers also benefit from Strigens’ volunteerism and ongoing professional development. Peck School of the Arts joshUa r. sChMidt ’99 BFA Music Composition & Technology
High School, retiring in 1999. At Brookfield East, his bands and individual student musicians won hundreds of first-place awards in contest performances. The Brookfield East Music Department was awarded a GRAMMY award and $5,000 from the NARAS Foundation for Excellence in Music Education, largely due to Hibler’s efforts. For the past 10 years, Hibler has continued to inspire students in his work as an adjunct woodwind instructor at Wisconsin Lutheran College and at UWM.
Joshua R. Schmidet
Josh Schmidt was the first student to graduate from UWM’s Music Composition & Technology program. His work as a composer, sound designer and musician has been garnering increased regional and national acclaim in the past few years. His recent
musical adaptation of the 1923 play, “The Adding Machine,” has enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York, where the production has won numerous awards, including Best Musical. In a March 30, 2008, review of “Adding Machine,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel theater critic Damien Jaques wrote, “Adding Machine,” a first musical from Josh Schmidt, is a wildly brave, different and eccentric show that has found a successful place in the unforgiving marketplace of New York commercial theater.” Schmidt’s composition/sound design work has been featured across the United States. Venues encompass both coasts, including Seattle Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory (California), Alley Theatre (Houston), Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago), Kennedy Center and Ford’s Theatre (Washington, D.C.), University of Rochester and Bard College (New York). In Wisconsin, he has worked with American Players Theatre (Spring Green), Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Ballet Company, Next Act Theatre, Wild Space Dance Company, UWM and many more. As a recitalist of new music, he has performed in Berlin, Germany; at the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign, the University of Mississippi–Oxford and throughout Wisconsin. Schmidt is a recipient of the 2003-05 NEA/TCG Career Development Program Award and was named one of nine emerging designers in Entertainment/ Design Magazine in 2004. He has received four Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and two awards for his composition/sound design work in Chicago. In addition, samples of his work were selected to be part of the sound design exhibition at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. School of Education gina kaisler ’02 BS Elementary/Middle Education Colleagues and mentors say that Milwaukee Public Schools teacher Gina Kaisler takes the principles and passion for urban education she learned in UWM’s School of Education and brings them to life in all that she does. For example, Gina Kaisler Kaisler received a grant to finance construction of Elm Creative Art School’s Peaceful Playground – a project she helped coordinate, including publication of a schoolwide games handbook. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Education named Kaisler “Teacher of the Year” in 2006. “Statistical proof of her students’ continued success once they move on to the next grade is one of the most unique characteristics” of Kaisler’s teaching, explains one nominator. Elm teachers in subsequent grades know “which students were Gina’s because of their work ethic, the value that students place on their classwork and their desire to learn,” says another. Colleagues citywide know Kaisler – now a UWM graduate student – through her work with the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, where she serves as Elm School’s building representative. Speaking engagements have given Kaisler the opportunity to speak on the topic of cross-curricular education to national audiences, as well as UWM June 2009 • UWMREPORT • 13
2009 UWMaa awards undergraduates interested in education and service learning. “The impact that Gina Kaisler has had on children, parents and colleagues in such a short period of time in the profession says a lot about her as a human being,” concludes one nomination letter. “If there were to be a set of criteria made to honor educators from UWM, Gina would be the model.” College of Engineering & Applied Science MUrthy s. MUnagaValasa ’06 PhD Engineering As a senior research scientist and a rising star at S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Murthy Munagavalasa has great potential to make significant future contributions to the local economy, the community and UWM through his research and development activities and Murthy Munagavalasa civic involvement. While at S.C. Johnson, Munagavalasa has led the technical development of a number of new commercial pestcontrol products, received eight U.S. patents and won numerous corporate awards for research. He has twice earned the company’s Technical Merit Award, which is the corporation’s highest award for technical excellence. “Murthy strives toward and succeeds in creating safe, effective and environmentally friendly consumer products in a very highly competitive marketplace both here and abroad,” says one of his nominators. In addition, he enthusiastically promotes joint research between UWM and his company by sponsoring mutually beneficial projects. He has worked on research with UWM Associate Professor Krishna Pillai since 2001, and has presented some of that work at two international conferences. Several leading-edge technologies continue to be developed and graduate students are being trained through this partnership. Munagavalasa also gives generously of his time, volunteering in Racine schools and mentoring new scientists working with him. School of Information Studies roBert l. BothMann ’01 MLIS Robert Bothmann has acquired a national reputation in his profession in a relatively short period of time, which is unusual for graduates with less than 10 years of experience. An electronic access and catalog librarian and associRobert L. Bothmann ate professor at Minnesota State University (MSU), Bothmann has developed a specialty that is in high demand in the field – electronic information management and organization. He is a leader in this specialty at his own university, providing courses and workshops for other professionals as well as for students. He also has continued to publish research and has presented papers at state, regional and national 14 • UWM REPORT • June 2009
meetings about metadata and other issues related to information organization. He contributes scholarly literature in the field – reviews, articles and book chapters – at a higher rate than most professionals and has won awards for both his research and professional accomplishments. At MSU and at the state and national level, Bothmann has volunteered countless hours to academic committees and professional organizations. Extremely service-oriented, Bothmann also has been involved with various civic groups, including the LGBT community, teachers, librarians and students. He has maintained contact with faculty at UWM’s School of Information Studies and has recently been approved to teach as an adjunct professor. College of Letters & Science arlene (oody) j. petty ’05 PhD English, ’00 MS English–Creative Writing, ’99 BA English
Oody J. Petty
Newly accepted students might feel lost in the shuffle or overwhelmed by the volume and variety of educational opportunities offered through UWM’s College of Letters & Science. Oody Petty, a UWM lecturer, three-time alumna and award-winning poet, does her best to prevent this from happening. She sends a welcome letter to newly accepted students and calls about one week later. Petty’s outreach promises “honest, candid and informative advice,” adding that “If I can’t help you, I will connect you with someone who can.” “Oody called literally hundreds of students who had not yet chosen a major,” explains one nominator. The result, says L&S Dean Richard Meadows, is more productive recruiting conversations with students who are a good fit for UWM’s Honors College and Freshman Seminars. “All the while,” writes Meadows, “she has maintained a challenging teaching schedule and she continues to get rave reviews from her students and colleagues.” Race, gender, the Renaissance, an appreciation for great writing and the art of writing – from poetry to essays – are among the topics that have inspired her students. Petty’s fan base extends beyond UWM. While earning three degrees in English in nine years, Petty has flourished as a poet both locally and nationally. Besides publishing her work in numerous journals, Petty reads her own poetry and makes frequent academic presentations. And anyone interested in earning top fund-raising honors for the 2009 Panther Prowl should beware: Petty raised more than $700 for UWM scholarships during Panther Prowl 2008. College of Nursing darin roark ’99 BS Nursing Darin Roark’s unique background in nursing, business marketing and business administration has
led him to advance from an emergency room technician to the director of operations–critical care for Advocate Health Care in Chicago in only 10 years. His career approach helps address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and nurses. In his present position, he has helped Advocate’s Illinois Masonic Medical Center earn the highest award possible for outstanding nursing care and a continuance in nursing education. At Advocate, Roark also helped save more than $50 million through cost-saving initiatives. His commitment to the health care field has led to his involvement at the national level with the Federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, which improves the safety of both patients and nurses. His involvement with the community keeps Roark close to UWM students as well as to his Chicago neighbors. In 2001, he was a guest speaker at the UWM College of Nursing, addressing the importance of nursing research. He takes an active role in the Chicago community as a parishioner of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and also is a member of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. Helen Bader School of Social Welfare MoniCa loser ’01 MS Criminal Justice, ’99 BS Criminal Justice, Spanish Language and Civilization
As an investigator with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Monica Loser has been involved in investigations of major civil rights violations among migrant worker groups. Loser’s work addresses the civil nature of allegations of wrongdoing by governmental agencies and private entities. She is among the very few bilingual Latina investigators in the agency. Loser is a recipient of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Award. She was recognized for success in obtaining relief for undocumented workers through cooperation and outreach with the local community. According to a nominator, “Loser has, by all accounts, performed in an outstanding manner. She has taken her interests in the plight of undocumented workers and found an avenue to turn ideas into concrete, meaningful approaches. As attested to in her receipt of the CORE Award, she has produced valued effects. Her efforts provide an example of what can be done when we work to fulfill our aims to benefit not only ourselves but others.”
solar cells turn Bolton roof into an energy lab By Laura L. Hunt
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halVorsen reCeiVes WoMen oF inFlUenCe aWard By Beth Stafford Bonnie Halvorsen, director of communications and planning manager for UWM’s new schools of Public Health and Freshwater Science, will receive a Women of Influence Award at a June 15 awards event at the Midwest Airlines Center. The 22 winners for 2009 also will be honored in a special section in the June 12 issue of The Business Journal. The Business Journal received more than 220 nominations for this year’s program. Halvorsen received the award in the “Behind the Scenes” category. Bonnie Halvorsen “Ms. Bonnie Halvorsen has tirelessly worked to support and advance public health initiatives in the Milwaukee area,” wrote nominator Ron Cisler, director of the Center for Population Health and associate professor of health sciences at UWM. “She serves on multiple committees and advances the profile and impact of UW–Milwaukee without asking for and all too often not receiving any accolades for her dedication and hard work. “She has been able to handle the personalities of strong leaders in the academic, public health, business and health care fields with ease, all the time working toward a common purpose in building the strongest possible schools of public health and freshwater sciences.” “This is a great group of winners, who are having a major impact on Milwaukee’s business community,” said Mark Kass, editor of The Business Journal. This is the 10th year that The Business Journal has honored Milwaukee’s Women of Influence.
Adel Nasiri, assistant professor of electrical engineering, the fastest-growing form of alternative energy has debuted at UWM. Nasiri and five members of his lab are behind the acquisition of 74 solar panels that were recently installed on the second-floor roof of Bolton Hall. The solar cells, called photovoltaics (PVs), produce 205 watts each, enough to eventually help meet the electricity needs of Bolton Hall, Nasiri hopes. The Bolton Hall PV system is intended as a teaching resource and research project for students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). It includes industrial zinc bromide batteries for storing some of the energy generated and a real-time monitoring kiosk in the walkway between Bolton and the Union. And since it has backing from We Energies, Wisconsin Focus on Energy and the Wisconsin Department of Administration, some of the projects the students will test will be real-life energy issues, says Nasiri, whose research interests include power electronics and electric drives, and their applications in renewable energy. Solar energy is collected as direct current (DC), and then converted to alternating current (AC) for use on the grid, the interconnected network that manages energy flow to the public. But demand fluctuates, making grid energy subject to supply problems. Solar energy is used to “fill in” when demand for electricity generated by conventional sources exceeds the supply.
The problem is, while PVs deliver most of their energy during the day, it’s not during the hours of highest demand – in the late afternoon. And storing energy is expensive. Nasiri’s lab will investigate whether the cost of storage would be lower than the cost of conventional energy generation during peak times. “We want to convert that PV power from off-load [low demand] to peak load,” says Nasiri. “We hope to collect it early in the day and give it back later. Energy is more expensive late in the day because there is more demand. We are trying to determine if it’s economically feasible to store the energy and use it later.” The Bolton Hall PV system may prove to be a self-sustaining model, says Nasiri. By modeling the generation of energy by the PVs, Nasiri’s students hope to find out how much of Bolton Hall’s lateafternoon demand can be met by the energy from the solar panels. Lab members also will experiment with shifting and controlling power with the industrial electronics that allow different combinations of the grid, renewable generation and energy storage to determine how solar cells can support the grid in Milwaukee. Next the lab will pursue the installation of a wind turbine in the parking lot of the University Services Building off Capitol Drive, which CEAS uses for extra research space. Once built, it will be the largest urban wind turbine in Wisconsin. There currently is one at the MATC campus in Mequon.
Assistant Professor Adel Nasiri (front) and graduate students Ali Esmaili and Emad Manla.
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student accessibility Center renames annual honor and cites four By Beth Stafford
is consistently evident in her instruction. She shows animated illustrations about the particular concept she is teaching; and she uses the SmartBoard to draw arrows and write notes directly onto non-animated visual aids…. This not only benefits the student who uses sign language to communicate, but all of his/her classmates as well.” Seegers-Szablewski says, “Working with students is a continual challenge in meeting ever-evolving expectations and incorporating new technologies, while coping with both frustrations and rewards. “I look for ways to improve my effectiveness as a teacher, and I have often done this by working with students with disabilities. I look at my material, approach and presentation in different ways and have made important changes that benefit all. “Working with sign language interpreters has certainly helped me to slow my delivery and choose words more carefully. So many types of students with different backgrounds are at UWM – I learn something new every semester.”
Student Accessibility Excellence Award winners (from left) Lauren Williams, Veronica Lundback, Christine Conelea and Gina Seegers-Szablewski.
T he UWM Student Accessibility Center (SAC)
has renamed its annual awards honoring faculty and staff. Now the Student Accessibility Excellence Awards (formerly the Above and Beyond Awards), the awards recognize those who have worked effectively with students with disabilities. All four winners this year are from the College of Letters and Science. Christine Conelea Associate Lecturer, Psychology Conelea teaches Psychology 101 and is a doctoral student in UWM’s Clinical Psychology program. She was nominated by SAC staff members, who noted that she is a supportive and cooperative instructor, providing SAC/DHH staff with media well in advance of showing dates so they can be captioned. When the class was going to be shown a short video clip, Conelea provided the student with a script to ensure equal access. “I enjoy challenging students to look at the world with a more critical eye and hope to instill an appreciation of the complexities of behavior,” says Conelea. “UWM has a vibrant, diverse student body, which helps to foster a positive and sophisticated learning environment. “As a teacher, researcher and psychologist in training, I have always enjoyed working with people who have unique strengths, including students with disabilities. I am inspired by their ability to challenge themselves and enjoy helping guide them down their own path towards educational success.” VeroniCa lUndBaCk Lecturer, Foreign Languages and Linguistics Lundback teaches Norse Mythology: Trolls, Gnomes and Goblins, and first- and second-semester Swedish. Lundback’s student nominator is working toward a certificate in Scandinavian Studies and is an American Sign Language user. The student pointed out that Lundback was willing to meet one-on-one in order for the student to have access to Swedish, and
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also worked with the interpreter to insure information was accessible. The student noted, “I appreciate her being very helpful in making this class so enjoyable.... I enjoy her as my instructor because she is encouraging, patient, friendly and has a great sense of humor…. She is always making sure that I have equal access to the movies shown in the class by making sure they are captioned.” Lundback says, “Over the years, I have encountered students with many types of disabilities and I believe they should have the same chance at learning as anybody else. “I don’t think that working with students with disabilities is, or should be, much different from working with ‘regular’ students. As an instructor, this means that I have to make an attempt to see all my students as individuals with individual needs and learning styles.” Lundback points out that an instructor might have to consider the “how” when creating lesson plans for a class including students with disabilities, but accommodating different learning styles should be a consideration in any event. gina seegers-sZaBleWski Lecturer, Geosciences Seegers-Szablewski is a lecturer in Geosciences and has taught at UWM since 2002. In addition, she has worked as a geologist. Gina currently teaches Environmental Geology: Earth, Air, Fire and Water and Introduction to Geology. One nominator wrote: “Ms. Seegers-Szablewski understands that collaboration with the sign language interpreter in her class is necessary to ensure the student’s equal access to the information.” The nominator described how the instructor created a list of videos for the interpreter that cited all the video titles and whether or not the video had captions. When the video did not have captions, Seegers-Szablewski took the initiative to obtain a transcript for the student. Another nominator said that “Universal Design
laUren WilliaMs Teaching Assistant, Mathematical Sciences Williams has been a TA in mathematics since 2006 and currently teaches Math 95. She also has taught Math 105 and 117, and has assisted with Math 413. She is currently a master’s student in mathematics at UWM. The student who nominated Williams was taking 105 for the second time when Williams became that student’s TA. “Unlike any other professor that I’ve had, Lauren offered photocopies of her notes to me before each class so I was able to follow along with the class (possibly for the first time ever) instead of struggling to see the board or waiting for a notetaker to hand me a sheet. I believe this was instrumental in my success in her class. “When I fell ill and required surgery I did not want to drop [her class] because I was doing so well. Instead, Lauren converted her notes to a digital format for me so they could be e-mailed…. I was able to access the alternatively formatted notes from home during my recovery so I did not fall behind in coursework. “Lauren is an extremely patient and sensitive teacher, she was so helpful and genuinely concerned with my success under her instruction.” According to Williams, “Many of my students are apprehensive about mathematics. It is my goal to help them not only understand the material, but also develop an appreciation of it. I hope to give every student the attention and time they need to be successful in the class. “While students with disabilities may require some additional assistance, they also deserve the chance to prove themselves along with their classmates. For me, the most gratifying experience in teaching is to see a student surpass their own expectations.”
summer workshops in jewelry and metalsmithing By Beth Stafford
By Beth Stafford
J ewelers and metalsmiths of all skill levels are welcome to join a series of exciting and challenging intensives offered by the Peck School of the Arts this June and July. The workshops will give participants a chance to investigate a variety of techniques and processes, learn new ways to solve problems in metal and explore their creative potential. New this summer are weekend and weeknight workshops, and the option to register and pay online. The instructor, Frankie Flood, is an assistant professor and director of the Foundations program at UWM. He teaches 3-D design and jewelry/metalsmithing. Flood received his M.F.A. in metalsmithing from the University of Illinois and completed a B.A. in Art Education and an M.A. in metals at Eastern Illinois University. Workshops are suitable for all levels, with no previous experience required. Participants must have a pair of safety glasses rated Z87+ to participate. Safety glasses may be purchased at hardware stores or the UWM Bookstore, which also carries other jewelry and metalsmithing supplies. Fees Weekend workshops: $150 Weeknight workshops: $130 Open studio: $45 Students who enroll in two or more workshops may take one open studio at no extra cost. Fees include supplies and materials. All tools and equipment are provided. For more information, contact Kelly Lahl, beis@ uwm.edu, or call the Peck School of the Arts Box Office, 414-229-4308. Weekend Workshops Workshops meet Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All workshops and studios meet in the Art Building unless otherwise indicated. June 13 & 14: Introduction to Jewelry: Silhouette Pendant Make your first pendant as you learn the fundamentals of jewelry-making: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding and surface enrichment. A great workshop for beginners! June 20 & 21: Surface Embellishment: Brooches Create patterns and images in metal through the processes of etching, roller printing and stamping. Please bring high-contrast black-and-white images to transfer to a series of brooches. June 27 & 28: Forming: Bowl Make a bowl using the metal-forming process of sinking, then add color to your bowl with patinas. July 11 & 12: Aluminum Anodizing: Earrings The anodizing process produces a porous surface that allows aluminum to accept dye easily – the spectrum of color is almost endless. Make samples using the process and create a pair of colorful earrings. July 18 & 19 at Kenilworth Square East: Powder Coating Powder coating is a surface finishing technique used to color metal objects. Make samples using the process and bring a metal object from a previous workshop to color.
sUMMer spotlight on danCe The UWM Dance Department presents several exciting performances this summer.
Weeknight Workshops These workshops meet Monday-Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. All workshops meet in the Art Building unless otherwise indicated. June 15-17: Cold Connections: Riveted Letter Opener Create a riveted letter opener and a series of samples as you join metal through tabbing, riveting, tap-anddie and small-scale fasteners. June 22-24: Soldering: Ring In this intensive silver soldering workshop, you will learn to sweat, pick and chip solder. Put these basic techniques to work as you fabricate a sterling silver ring. June 29-July 1: Die Forming: Necklace The hydraulic die-forming process allows repeatable forms in metal. Design and fabricate a multiple-unit chain which hangs gracefully and moves freely using die-formed units. July 13-5 at Kenilworth Square East: Welding and Metal Forming: Sculpture or Vessel Design and fabricate a small-scale welded sculpture or vessel form using the mig welding process and various metal-shaping techniques.
“Mavericks & Pioneers” is presented Friday-Sunday, June 12-14, in the UWM Mainstage Theatre. The department steps backward to revisit the work of multimedia pioneer Alwin Nikolais, and forward to survey the contributions of dance faculty mavericks. The concert marks the culmination of the yearlong reconstruction of two classic works by Nikolais: “Tensile Involvement” (1953) and “Water Studies” (1964). The reconstruction, supervised by Alberto del Saz, artistic director of the Murray Louis and Nikolais Dance Company and co-director of the Nikolais/Louis Foundation, is made possible by American Masterpieces: Dance, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which is administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts with Dance/USA. Luc Vanier, Simone Ferro and Dani Kuepper embrace film, 3-D animation, interaction, visual art and music in three dances that explore the hermetic world of ballet, the collision of Brazilian folk traditions and modern dance, and the random events that shape our lives. There is a reception following the Friday night performance. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. except the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Summerdances tickets are $15 general public and $9 students, seniors and UWM alumni, faculty and staff. Tickets for concerts on campus are available through the UWM Box Office, 414-229-4308.
UWM Dance Keely Garfield Dance is a collaboration with Danceworks presented Friday-Saturday, July 17-18, at the Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1661 N. Water St. Garfield choreographs poetically subversive dance sagas that illustrate subtle and seismic shifts in emotional and physical states. She brings her company from New York to Milwaukee for her UWM Master of Fine Arts thesis concert, featuring “Limerence.” Described by The New York Times as a “dense, dark poem of a dance,” the dance premiered in New York in March 2008. “First Attempt,” also part of the concert, premiered at Dancemakers 2008. For performance times and ticket information, phone 414-277-8480.
Dancemakers The annual Dancemakers performance, presented Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, showcases work by professional dancers and choreographers who travel to Milwaukee each summer to pursue graduate degrees at UWM. New works by these graduate students will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. Tickets are $10 general public and $7 students, seniors and UWM alumni, faculty and staff.
open stUdio Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26 Open studio meets from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Art Building. These guided studio sessions are perfect for finishing a workshop project or making something new. Participants may sign up for one or both.
Summerdances revisits the work of multimedia pioneer Alwin Nikolais June 12-14.
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Opens! Online store also launched June 1st marks the grand opening of the new UWM TechStore located in Bolton 225A. In addition to Apple and Dell computers, the UWM TechStore offers peripherals including printers, keyboards, monitors, the Apple iTouch and iPods. The store is operated by University Information Technology Services and provides the campus community with a convenient way to buy the highest quality Apple and Dell products at the best possible price. The UWM TechStore Online also makes its debut in conjunction with the opening of the Bolton store. This new online store has “one-stop” shopping for both hardware and software purchases for the campus community. Visit techstore.uwm.edu and sign-in using an ePanther ID and password. Once “inside” the online store, customers can browse for software and hardware, make selections and either purchase or put their selections on a “wish list” for future purchase. The physical store and the online store are available for both departmental and personal hardware and software purchases. “We are truly excited to be able to provide our faculty, staff and students with the opportunity to purchase computers on campus,” said Beth Schaefer, Client Services assistant director, who coordinated the project. “With the convenience of being right on campus, ordering, pick up, shipping and certified Apple repair are easy.” MasterCard and Visa are accepted both in the Bolton 225 TechStore and online for personal purchases. Departmental purchases can be made via direct charge. There are no cash transactions. “The campus community will benefit by having more personalized service and the opportunity to try, ask and learn about what they are buying,” said Schaefer. “Parents will have the opportunity to purchase computers for their students that they know will be compatible with the UWM network and can be repaired on campus.”
Visit the new featuring Apple and Dell products Bolton Hall 225A Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
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An independent review of the PantherLink outage was undertaken following the mid-April incident during which 25% of the campus community was unable to access their PantherLink e-mail and calendars. Paul Rediske, UWM internal audit director and John Krogman, UW-Madison chief operating officer, conducted the review. The purpose was to obtain information, analyze and document both direct and contributing causes of the failure, investigate how future risks could be mitigated, and outline steps that can be taken to improve stability of the campus enterprise services and recovery processes. Rediske and Krogman were given a brief tour of the EMS Data Center, and obtained timelines of what occurred during the event. They also conducted a series of group interviews with the PantherLink Support team, Infrastructure Support (IS) team, and had meetings with staff from IT Strategic Communications, Client Services, and Network & Operations Services. They then met with Provost Rita Cheng and CIO Bruce Maas. In addition, Melissa Woo, assistant director of Network Operations, conducted one-on-one interviews with members of the PantherLink Support team and the IS team. The purpose was to obtain information and opinions from the unique perspective of each staff member. Questions focused on what went right; what went wrong or could have been done better; and recommendations to help prevent a future similar occurrence. A summary of these interviews was also provided to Rediske and Krogman. Finally, all campus feedback received during and after the event was collected, organized and categorized and then sent to the review team. Results of the final report will be communicated to the campus community.
Software Purchasing Resolution Passed The Information Technology Policy Committee (ITPC) passed a resolution at their Feb. 13, 2009 meeting recommending campus departments contact the UITS Software Licensing & Asset Management department before purchasing software. It reads: “The ITPC recommends that all units about to purchase software send a notification of the intended purchase to email@example.com with two business day turnaround time to receive information about the best purchase option.” Because the UITS Software Licensing & Asset Management department has the ability to purchase “bulk” licenses and negotiate the best pricing available, they can often help campus units lower their software costs. Cost savings are possible because: • UITS could already hold a campus license for the desired software making an outside purchase unnecessary. • There may be extra licenses not being used by another unit or several units may have individual licenses that might be consolidated at a lower multiple-license cost. • Centralizing purchasing requests could result in software needs from many campus units being combined to make volume license purchases possible. • A recommendation for similar software at a lower cost might be made. To ensure that you are purchasing software at the lowest possible price, be sure to check with the UITS Software Asset & Licensing Management department at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your purchase.
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Whether you need to provide information about a program or promote an event, a print piece is often the first type of media considered. Even with budget limitations, your marketing efforts can still include print. Here are some tips on how to control your print costs.
New Courses Added to Short Course Summer Schedule
Color – There is no longer a substantial cost-differential between two- and four-color print pieces. However if your budget is really tight, a well-designed one- or two-color marketing piece can stand out above the clutter and really make an impact. Size – The larger the print piece, the more expensive your paper costs will be. Also, be wary of non-standard sizes which require more press run time and paper. Paper stock – The heavier the paper, the more expensive your paper costs will be. Also, mailing costs may be higher. Choose a paper stock that conveys the “look and feel” with these factors in mind. Order quantities – The per piece cost for print runs is inversely proportional to the number of pieces in the print run; i.e., the larger the print run, the smaller per piece cost. Consider making your print piece “evergreen.” By extending its shelf-life, you’ll be able to order a larger quantity. Proof – Control costs by thoroughly proofing materials before they go to the printer. Changing text, images and layout on the printer’s proof results in additional costs that could be avoided. Type of print piece – Consider what type of print piece is needed. Could a postcard directing your target market to a Web site communicate your message as effectively as a letter or brochure? The best way to control costs is to control the project. By setting timeframes for each phase of the project, you can eliminate printer rush charges. Determine your drop date (when the print piece must reach the marketplace), then work backwards through all phases of the project including delivery, print, proof, design, copy, and concept. Print pieces can still be part of your marketing mix; but carefully consider all aspects of the project and minimize costs when possible.
The new summer schedule for UITS Short Courses is now available. Watch for a new course about the use of Lanier copiers with an expert on hand from Lanier and a Lanier device set-up for demonstrations. Additional new courses include CS4 (Creative Suite) and Illustrator. Don’t forget there are many free courses including courses about ePanther services such as three courses for PantherLink e-mail and calendar. For more information and to sign up for classes, visit shortcourses.uwm.edu.
UWM Office Document Standards Still in Place With increasing adoption of Microsoft’s Office 2007, faculty, staff and students should remember that UWM has a document standard to provide a common file format for shared electronic documents. When using Office 2007, files that are shared (e.g., via PantherFile or as an e-mail attachment) should be converted to a “97-2003” document format by using the “Save as” command. The document standard applies to shared electronic files created in Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel. It does not apply to documents for personal use.
New Campus-wide Survey Instrument Available Uses Qualtrics survey software
UWM now has a campus-wide enterprise survey tool that can be used by faculty, staff and students. Qualtrics software, provided by a nationally-respected survey instrument software company, was selected based on the requirements gathered during the Survey Instrument project.
Software Licensed by UW System Because of the interest in Qualtrics among several campuses, UW System is managing a System-wide license. “This arrangement provides UW System campuses with an excellent product for an extremely reasonable price,” said campus CIO Bruce Maas. “Qualtrics is wellrecognized and is used by many major universities including Stanford, Purdue and USC.”
Widespread Use Anticipated
Building Surveys and Analyzing Data Surveys can be distributed via e-mail or available on a Web page. A built-in html editor allows for flexibility to change fonts and formatting without having to know html code. Survey data is stored on Qualtrics servers. To ensure security of survey data, the UWM Information Security Office reviewed the process and procedures for the capture and storage of data and have determined that the security and privacy provided is fully compliant with the UWM Security Policy. This is the only survey software that is pre-approved, and meets IRB (Institutional Review Board) privacy requirements. A variety of survey analysis tools are available with varying reporting formats. Data can be easily exported in a format compatible with SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).
Training and Technical Support
The new campus-wide enterprise survey tool can be used for a variety of projects: • Faculty institutional research • Campus information-gathering • Student coursework • Student organizations’ opinion-gathering In addition, staff from the Learning Technology Center (LTC) staff are interested in examining how to use the Qualtrics survey software for online and blended course evaluations.
Survey Tool Features The survey tool is Web-based; access is given using an ePanther ID and password. Surveys can be built using a variety of options including: • Type of questions/answers (e.g., multiple choice, scale, open-ended) • Question blocks for looping • Movies and images • Question and answer randomization • Notification triggers when questions are answered in a specific manner
Qualtrics Survey University has over 20 short online tutorials that provide stepby-step assistance for creating and customizing surveys. In addition, online research articles from “Getting Started” to “Multi-dimensional Scaling” to “Data Analysis” provide additional information. As part of the licensing arrangement, Qualtrics can provide one-on-one support via e-mail or telephone. Qualtrics also has an online Survey Library with over 300 sample surveys. These surveys can be used “out of the box” or questions used can be copied and pasted into a customized survey. A free UITS Short Course offered this fall will provide a general introduction to the features of the survey instrument software. The course is not intended to provide detailed instructions on how to construct a survey but rather provide an overview of the capabilities of the Qualtrics software. The UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 is available for support for problems related to logging into the site, with additional help services provided by Qualtrics.
ONLINE HELP FORM GetTechHelp.uwm.edu
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Five named to haidet hall of Fame By Kevin J. O’Connor, Sports Information Director
Manning was also actively involved in youth coaching with the Lafayette Area Soccer Club, helping to build the club from the ground up. In three years, she grew the competitive side of the club from one team to six teams, with more than 100 players involved.
The latest inductees into the Bud K. Haidet Athletics Hall of Fame are (from left) Heather Czappa, Bud Haidet, Hugh Thompson, Suzanne Raschka-Korpal and Susan (Moynihan) Manning. The Hall of Fame was renamed for Haidet during his retirement reception in April.
F ive members of UWM’s athletic community
were inducted into the newly renamed Bud K. Haidet Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the UWM Union April 26. In addition to Haidet himself, they include three former student-athletes and a coach. Here are profiles of the inductees. heather CZappa Czappa was a four-year letterwinner on the UWM women’s swimming team, performing primarily as a backstroke specialist. She was a two-time Midwestern Collegiate Conference champion in the 100-yard backstroke, becoming the first individual women’s conference champion in UWM history. She also captured a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke in 1997 and a runner-up finish in the 100-yard backstroke in 1999. She was part of the 200-medley relay team that finished second in the league in 1998. Plus, Czappa captured thirdplace finishes in the 200-yard backstroke (1999) and 400-yard medley relay (1998). In all, she set school records in four events during her time at UWM while also earning team MVP honors. Czappa continued her UWM career by serving as an assistant coach from 1999-2005. During her tenure, both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams won MCC championships. In the classroom, Czappa was on the Dean’s List throughout her UWM career, graduating summa cum laude in 1999. She earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors while also claiming a spot on the MCC All-Academic Team three times. BUd k. haidet Since being hired as athletics director in 1988, Haidet has led UWM to unprecedented athletic and academic heights. He has guided the program from NAIA status back to NCAA Division I competition and then established UWM as a powerhouse in the Horizon League. Along the way, Haidet helped UWM athletics build a national reputation, highlighted by a men’s basketball run to the Sweet 16 in 2005. Thanks to incredible success in a number of 20 • UWM REPORT • June 2009
sports, the Panthers have won the Horizon League’s McCafferty Trophy four times while winning the league’s Women’s All-Sports Award seven times and the Men’s All-Sports Award three times. Since the transition to Division I in 1990, UWM teams have won 85 league regular-season, tournament and championship titles, while Panther coaches have claimed 67 league Coach of the Year honors. UWM teams have also excelled on the national stage. Panther squads have made 27 NCAA Tournament appearances, while individual UWM athletes have appeared in the track and field national championships seven times. Haidet will retire from UWM this summer. sUsan (Moynihan) Manning Sue Manning served as UWM’s first full-time women’s soccer head coach from 1992-96. During that time, she helped the Panthers to 46 victories and their first appearance in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference championship match. In the 1995 season that culminated with the Panthers in the title game, she also earned Wisconsin Soccer Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year honors. Manning was responsible for laying the foundation for the incredible success the Panthers have enjoyed over the last decade-plus. In UWM’s first season in the MCC in 1994, she led the Panthers to a second-place finish. By the next season, she led Milwaukee to the MCC title match. In the process, she recruited the players who would lead the Panthers to their first NCAA Tournament in 1997. Among those players were UWM Hall of Famer Lisa (Kryzkowski) Cantreel, all-time second-leading scorer Cammy Polson, Josha Krueger and fourth all-time leading scorer Mara Thompson. In all, Manning coached the top five scorers in UWM history. And, her contributions to the program are still recognized today, as the team gives out the Susan Moynihan Team Award after every season. After leaving UWM, Manning spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach for the highly successful Purdue women’s soccer program.
sUZanne rasChka-korpal Raschka-Korpal played on three league champion volleyball teams during her career at UWM. She also helped UWM teams make the NCAA Tournament in 1998 and 1999, the first two Division I postseason appearances for the Panther volleyball program. Individually, Raschka-Korpal was a two-time First Team All-MCC performer while also claiming MCC Player of the Year honors in 1999. Plus, she claimed First-Team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region honors during her senior season. Raschka-Korpal was the first Panther to win the Player of the Year honor, and she did so while posting a stellar overall season as a middle blocker. She finished the season third on the team in kills and second in total blocks. During the season, she was named to the All-Tournament team at all three tourneys the Panthers played, while earning league Player of the Week honors twice. Thanks to her stellar work in the classroom, Raschka-Korpal claimed both CoSIDA Academic All-Region and MCC All-Academic Team honors throughout her career. hUgh thoMpson Thompson was a baseball standout during his time at UWM. In fact, Thompson starred on the mound. He pitched in 15 games over two seasons, completing seven of those contests. Thompson posted a 3.43 earned-run average and tallied 62 strikeouts in 82 innings. During his sophomore season, Thompson played first base when he was not pitching, and wound up leading the team in hitting and pitching that year. He was offered a contract to play professional baseball in the Cleveland organization, but turned it down to stay in school. Shortly after that his reserve unit was activated, halting both his education and his career. Thompson also excelled academically, earning a spot on the Dean’s List at UWM while serving as a member of the Delta Sigma Kappa fraternity. In 2005, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame.
leaVe reMinders Non-represented Classified Employees The Wisconsin Administrative Code §ER 18.02(6) states that annual leave allowance for nonrepresented classified employees should be taken during the calendar year in which it is earned, but may be deferred to the first six months of the following calendar year. However, if an employee’s work responsibilities do not allow for taking the unused time before the end of the extension period, the employee may be granted up to Dec. 31, 2009, to use the time. The appropriate appointing authority must approve all extensions. Represented Classified Employees Collective bargaining agreements permit represented classified employees to defer vacation into the first six months of the following calendar year. Therefore, 2008 carryover vacation for represented employees must be used by June 30, 2009, or it will automatically be lost. Unclassified employees For annual-pay or 12-month employees, all floating holiday hours must be used by June 30 of each year. These hours do not carry over into the next fiscal year, and may not be banked in the Annual Leave Reserve Account (ALRA). After an employee has completed 10 fiscal years as of June 30, he or she becomes eligible to bank vacation/vacation carryover into ALRA, with the leave accrued in the 11th fiscal year. Staff who are eligible to bank will receive a notification on their monthly leave statement. Up to 40
hours (prorated for part-time employees) may be banked annually. Staff who have completed 25 fiscal years or more of service may, at their option, elect to reserve up to an additional five days (40 hours) of vacation (prorated for part-time employees) in ALRA. To administer the program easily and without proration, this option will be made available in the 26th fiscal year. dUal ChoiCe oCt. 5-23 It may be a few months away, but the dates of Dual Choice, your chance to make changes to your existing health insurance plan, will be Oct. 5-23. The Benefits and Wellness Fair will be held in the UWM Union Wisconsin Room on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Call the Benefits Office, 414-229-4463, if you have any questions. retireMent CalCUlator on the WeB The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) retirement calculator is on the Web at: http://etf.wi.gov/ calculator.htm. An excellent way to plan for retirement, this calculator can assist you in estimating your WRS pension payments. It is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may do as many hypothetical retirement calculations as you want. Changing factors such as your retirement date, salary and years of service will demonstrate various pension amounts. Video presentations on the WeB Also available at the Employee Trust Funds Website are video presentations on a variety of WRS benefits. These videos, ranging from 15 minutes to more than two hours, can guide you through review of your Annual Statement of Benefits, how to complete a retirement application, how divorce can affect your retirement benefits, the difference between the Core and Variable WRS Trust Funds, and much more. The videos can be found at: http://www.etf. wi.gov/webcasts.htm. A joint presentation by representatives from Social Security, Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (WDC) and the WRS will be added to the WRS video library in the near future. The presentation took place in several Wisconsin cities in May.
ForMer UWM FaCUlty reCeiVe geography Medal At its annual spring awards ceremony, held this year on April 15 at the University of Delaware in Newark, the American Geographical Society (AGS) presented medals to four individuals, two of whom were former UWM faculty members: Professor Emerita Barbara Borowiecki (Geography) and William Roselle, former director of the Golda Meir Library. The two joined together in a successful effort to save, intact, the library of the American Geographical Society and bring it to Milwaukee in 1978. Each was presented the Samuel Finley Breese Morse Medal (established in 1902) “for the encouragement of geographical research.” Other medals presented were (posthumously) to the Arctic explorer Matthew Henson, who, with Robert E. Peary, first set foot at the North Pole, and to Peter H. Smith, principal investigator on the Phoenix Mars Mission.
ContinUing insUranCe For aCadeMiC-year eMployees Academic-year employees are encouraged to review their June 1 earnings statement to ensure that the correct number of deductions were taken. Academic-year employees who have summer appointments or who are expected to return in the fall should have four deductions for all insurance programs. Persons terminating employment at the end of the spring semester should have one deduction. Terminating employees are entitled to continue medical insurance coverage under COBRA legislation. Most other fringe benefits may be continued or converted, providing employees apply within specified time limits, usually 30 days from the last day in pay status. Paperwork will be sent to terminating employees with more details and appropriate forms. Employees who are leaving their UW–Milwaukee employment involuntarily may be eligible for a 65 percent COBRA premium subsidy for certain insurance benefits. For more information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and to see if you may be eligible for a premium subsidy, please go to: uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/ ins/2009COBRA.html. The number of deductions from the May payroll period determines when employees should apply to continue or convert existing policies. Employees should contact the Benefits Office at 414-229-4463 prior to the last day worked for individual information. The Benefits Office as well as Payroll should be notified of address changes.
AGS medal recipients (from left) Barbara Borowiecki, William Roselle, Peter H. Smith and Leila Savoy Andrade (Matthew Henson’s greatgreat-grandniece).
neW eleCtroniC resoUrCes Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of specialized reference sources. Titles include: Contemporary Black Biography; Business Plans Handbook; International Directory of Company Histories; College Fellowships and Loans; College Blue Book; Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary; and the Writer’s Directory. learning CoMMons on sChedUle to open in Fall Construction of the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons is currently ahead of schedule, and the new space is on track to open on the first day of the fall semester. This past month, much of the millwork was completed, the main desk was set into place and the floor was prepped for concrete and carpet. Students who have taken recent tours of the construction are excited about this collaborative learning space and the variety of study areas it will offer, including group study rooms, study booths, and expanded café seating.
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PEOPLE Peck School of the ArtS MUSIC Martin Jack Rosenblum delivered a lecture, “Les Paul’s Sonic Wand and The History of the Solid Body Guitar,” on April 18 at Discovery World in Milwaukee. The lecture was part of the Historic Les Paul Musical Instrument Show and Forum.
Sheldon B. luBAr School of BuSineSS Belle Rose Ragins was interviewed by Business Week March 12 on mentoring programs at IBM.
educAtion ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP Mesut Akdere presented a paper, “Advancing student writing in human resource development,” at the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development’s 2009 Spring Conference in Milwaukee in April. Mesut Akdere presented a paper, “Organizational Change in Nonprofit Healthcare Sector: Implications for Quality Management,” at UWM’s Helen Bader Institute Spring Colloquium in Milwaukee in April.
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION Barbara Bales presented a paper, “Researching teacher relicensing policies to build a circle of knowledge in PK-16 partnerships,” at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Diego April 13-17. Martin Haberman, distinguished professor emeritus, received the American Educational Research Association’s Legacy Award at its Annual Meeting April 15 in San Diego. Jennifer Mueller and Barbara Bales presented a paper, “Bridging divides: TNEsponsored pedagogy labs creating spaces for faculty collaboration and innovation in teacher education,” at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Diego April 13-17.
EDUCATIONAL POLICY & COMMUNITY STUDIES Aaron Schutz presented “Teaching Discretion, Teaching Oppression: The Anti-Democratic Tendencies of Progressive
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Education” and “The Straw Person Argument of John Dewey’s ‘Experience and Education’” at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Diego April 13-17.
letterS & Science GEOGRAPHY Christopher De Sousa delivered the opening special presentation, “The Evolving Nature of Urban Brownfields Redevelopment: Where We Are, Where We Are Going and How We’re Getting There,” at the Western Canada Contaminated Sites Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Feb. 23, 2008.
PSYCHOLOGY Michael Hynan received the 2009 Callon/ Leonard award from the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care at the organization’s annual meeting in April. The award is the highest honor awarded by the organization in recognition of individual efforts to improve the health of mothers, infants and families in Wisconsin.
WUWM 89.7 FM WUWM staff won 25 awards for journalism in recent competitions. The total included 17 awards from the Northwest Broadcasters News Association, three awards from the Associated Press Wisconsin and five awards from the RadioTelevision News Directors Association, including the Overall Excellence award for journalism in its region (Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota). To view all of the awards won by WUWM, visit wuwm.com/awards.
uWM liBrArieS Priscilla J. Kucik organized and staffed a Scotland/Physics booth at the biennial International Faire at University High School of Milwaukee in River Hills on March 10. Priscilla J. Kucik was the featured speaker at the May 1 Celtic Women First Friday Lecture at UWM’s Greene Hall. She spoke on “Henry Sinclair, the Scottish Discoverer of America, The Da Vinci Code, and the Knights Templar.”
helen BAder School of SociAl WelfAre Laura Otto-Salaj and Daana Townsend were interviewed for WUWM FM’s “UWM Today” show April 9, talking about an NIH/NIDA grant to perform a five-year study of risk and resilience in AfricanAmerican women living in housing developments in Milwaukee.
s.t.a.r. Winners annoUnCed For 2009 Ten employees from the Division of Student Affairs were honored at the second annual S.T.A.R. (Staff That Are Remarkable) Awards. The Union Ballroom served as the site for the April 21 ceremony and continental breakfast. More than 120 people attended. Shown above with Vice Chancellor Helen Mamarchev (far left) and Children’s Center Director Pam Boulton (far right) are staff from the Children’s Center School-Aged Wing, which won the Team S.T.A.R. Award: Ben LaDuke, Johanna Moss, Sara Mesa, Rae Williams DeMilo, Laura Joswick, Dea Wright and Megan Kuntz. Boulton was the nominator. Other winners were Kelly Johnson, Employee of the Year; Jennifer Powell, New Employee Award; and Tabatha Wegner, Student Employee Award. The S.T.A.R. Awards program was established to reward outstanding contributions and recognize individuals for exceptional performance, encouraging innovation and creative thinking.
PUBLICATIONS educAtion CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION Marleen Pugach and L.P. Blanton, “A framework for conducting research on collaborative teacher education,” Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol. 25, 2009, pp. 575-582.
heAlth ScienceS COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS Sue Ann Lee and B.K. Gorman, “Production of Korean case particles in a Korean-English bilingual child with specific language impairment: A preliminary study,” Communication Disorders Quarterly, Vol. 30, 2009, pp.167-177.
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David Pate and his work overseeing a student-created documentary was the focus of a March 28 OnMilwaukee.com article. “‘Fatherhood: Six Men, One City’ documents Milwaukee’s black male experience.
Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and A. Gelan, “Kuznets Inverted-U Hypothesis Revisited: A Time Series Approach Using U.S. Data,” Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 15, 2008, pp. 677-681.
Stan Stojkovic was interviewed on WISN TV news April 21 regarding UWM neighborhood residents’ face-to-face session with student drug dealers.
Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and O. Kara, “Relative Responsiveness of Trade Flows to a Change in Prices and Exchange Rate in Developing Countries,” Journal of Economic Development, Vol. 33, 2008, pp. 147-163.
Stan Stojkovic was quoted in a May 2009 Milwaukee Magazine profile of Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn. Stan Stojkovic was quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an April 16 article, “Shaming drug dealers gets neighbors’ OK.”
uWM liBrArieS Priscilla J. Kucik, “Robert Burns’ ‘John Barleycorn: A Ballad,’” Burns Chronicle, Spring 2009, pp.14-15.
nurSing Eugenie Hildebrandt and Patricia Stevens, “Impoverished Women with Children and No Welfare Benefits: The Urgency of Researching Failures of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program,” American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 99, May 2009, pp. 793-801.
helen BAder School of SociAl WelfAre Roberta Hanus, review of Hull House Maps & Papers, Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, Vol. 24, No. 2, May 2009, pp. 210-211.
gIFTS, gRANTS & CONTRACTS april 2009
AcAdeMic AffAirS ROBERTO HERNANDEZ CENTER UWM Foundation Latino Nonprofit Leadership Program Figueroa, Enrique – Extension & Public Service $50,000
Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, A. Gelan and A. Ratha, “S-Curve Dynamics of Trade in Africa,” African Development Review, Vol. 20, 2008, pp. 335-342.
STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY CENTER
Architecture & urBAn PlAnning
Christopher De Sousa, Changshan Wu and L. Westphal, “Assessing the Effect of Publicly Supported Brownfield Redevelopment on Surrounding Property Values,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2009, pp. 95-110.
St. Paul College UWM Pepnet Midwest Outreach Site Chiaverina, Virginia – Instruction $235,261
COMMUNITY DESIGN SOLUTIONS City of Milwaukee Facade Grant/Main Street Community Design Solutions Team Pilot Weistrop, Susan – Extension & Public Service $18,092
For the Record BuSineSS AdMiniStrAtion
HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION & INFORMATION
UWM Foundation General Support Bell, Allen – Instruction $10,720
American Cancer Society American Cancer Society and Wisconsin Well Woman Program: The Wisconsin Mission Outreach Strategy Collaboration Peterman, Beth – Extension & Public Service $50,000
U.S. Dept. of Treasury UWM Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Prasad, V. Kanti – Extension & Public Service $76,840 Meldman, Robert
National Institutes of Health Towards the Building of a Comprehensive Biological Experiment Database Yu, Hong – Research $17,952
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCES
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Red Wing Shoe Functional Characteristics and Comfort of Industrial Work Boots Across Sizes O’Connor, Kristian; Joshi, Mukta – Research $15,947
Waukesha Ozaukee Washington Workforce Development University/Industry R&D Collaboration White, Sammis – Extension & Public Service $35,000
YOUTH WORK LEARNING CENTER
UW–Madison Peridata.Net Custom Report Development Cisler, Ron – Research $3,300
UWM Foundation The Kartar Singh Dhaliwal Professorship of Punjab/Indian Studies Meadows, Richard – Instruction $1,487
engineering & APPlied Science ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE National Science Foundation CAREER: Algorithmic Issues in Geometric Network Optimization, Binary Space Partitions and Metamorphic Systems Dumitrescu, Adrian – Research $103,175
grAduAte School CENTER FOR URBAN INITIATIVES & RESEARCH Milwaukee Public Schools MPS Influences on College-Bound MPS Graduates Batson, Terry – Extension & Public Service $3,464 West Allis West Milwaukee School District Project RISE Evaluation Davis, Gerald – Extension & Public Service $15,141
National Institutes of Health Curriculum Redesign to Enhance Training in Scientifically Validated Behavioral Treatments Woods, Douglas – Instruction $16,200 Kanter, Jonathan
uWM liBrArieS ADMINISTRATION
CENTER FOR URBAN POPULATION HEALTH
WI Dept. of Health Services Title IV-E Long Term Training for Child and Youth Care Workers Krueger, Mark – Instruction $225,673
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Bridge to Independence Conceicao, Simone – Research $47,830
UWM Foundation Slovenian Music Scores Barczyk, Ewa – Miscellaneous $3, 000
MilWAukee ideA CENTER ON AGE & COMMUNITY
letterS & Science
UWM Foundation Maintenance of Cognitive Functioning in Aging: Can a Memory Loss Club Help? Fritsch, Thomas – Extension & Public Service $43,086
SOCIAL WORK Medical College of Wisconsin The Medically Fragile Foster Child: Improving Health Status Through Education and Community Linkages – Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Project Lie, Gwat-Yong – Extension & Public Service $6,390
STUDIES ON FAMILY & LONG TERM CARE State of Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services TCARE Training for Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services Montgomery, Rhonda – Extension & Public Service $67,076
Entech UWM Foundation Development of Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management Education and Research Programs – Entech Capacity Building Percy, Stephen – Extension & Public Service $25,000
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES National Science Foundation The EMS1 Receptor Kinase and Anther Cell Differentiation Zhao, Dazhong – Research $6,000
CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
UWM Foundation Center for Research on International Economics (CRIE) Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen – Research $69,250
DEAN’S OFFICE WI Dept. of Health Services Wisconsin Well Woman Breast and Cervical Cancer Outreach Program Millon Underwood, Sandra – Extension & Public Service $48,500
INSTITUTE FOR SURVEY & POLICY RESEARCH WI Dept. of Transportation Enforcement and Media Campaign Surveys and Analysis Arora, Swarnjit – Research $49,979
La Casa de Esperanza Evaluation of La Casa de Esperanza Vita Supersite Percy, Stephen – Extension & Public Service $5,000 UWM Foundation EPIC and COMPASS Guide Scholarship Clearinghouse Percy, Stephen – Extension & Public Service $45,000
WI Dept. of Health Services Health Education and Outreach for Hmong, Laotian and Southeast Asian, and Other Low-Income Women in the Milwaukee Area Peterman, Beth – Extension & Public Service $10,000
eXtrAMurAl AWArdS - ProgreSS to dAte April 2009
NIEHS CORE CENTER
National Institutes of Health Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Petering, David – Research $1,656,519
WATER INSTITUTE UW Sea Grant Program Development of Yellow Perch Broodstocks for Genetic Selection: Assessing Reproductive Performance and Manipulation for Out-of-Cycle Spawning Goetz, Frederick – Research $146,504 Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Influent and Effluent Discharge to the Environment Klaper, Rebecca – Research $60,000 UW Sea Grant Program Development and Application of Molecular Based Methods for Identifying Sources of Fecal Pollution at Lake Michigan Beaches McLellan, Sandra – Research $118,771
Grant information is prepared by the Graduate School. If you have questions or comments, contact Kenneth D. Buelow, director of information, technology & analysis, 414-229-5449. More detailed grant information also is available on the Web at graduateschool.uwm.edu/research/extramural-funding-reports/.
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spring CommenCement 2009
raduates, families and friends gathered on May 17 to celebrate the UWM Class of 2009 at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
The Black Ceremony at 9 a.m. recognized bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. candidates from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Letters and Science, School of Information Studies and the Peck School of the Arts. The 1:30 p.m. Gold ceremony recognized all graduates of the Lubar School of Business, School of Education, College of Engineering & Applied Science, College of Health Sciences, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and College of Nursing. Energy expert, alumnus and honorary degree recipient Branko Terzic delivered the commencement address at both the Black and the Gold ceremonies. Encouraging 2009 graduates to be prepared to take on new opportunities when and where they appear, Terzic shared highlights of his own surprising career trajectory as an “Energy Conversion” major and 1972 graduate of the College of Engineering & Applied Science.
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“I had really wanted to be a ‘rocket scientist,’” Terzic explained in his commencement address. “Instead, my opportunities were more terrestrial. And in some cases, when crawling around doing evaluations of city steam, water and sewer systems, it was even sub-terrestrial.” Terzic’s career also has gone international. Today he sits on the National Petroleum Advisory Council and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s ad hoc group of experts on cleaner electricity production. UW System Regent John Drew and UWM Alumni Association representative Larry Schnuck joined Chancellor Carlos E. Santiago in welcoming the 3,000 new graduates. Speakers were mindful of the economic challenges ahead, but proud of what the university and its graduates have accomplished. Like their audience, commencement speakers maintained a focus on the future. “In many ways, as Milwaukee goes, so goes Wisconsin,” said Drew. “Therefore, it is essential that UWM gets the state support it needs to fulfill its mission.”b University photographers Pete Amland, Peter Jakubowski and Alan Magayne-Roshak captured these highlights from the Black and Gold cermonies.
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