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FACULTY/STAFF NEWSLETTER Volume 34, Number 9, December 2013


UWM shares in more than half of UW System Incentive Grant awards by Laura L. Hunt

4 Pediatric cardiac sonography program is first in U.S. to be accredited

6 ‘Zuckerberg Files’ attract instant interest

14 Dance Department celebrates 50th anniversary season Growing Power founder and urban farmer Will Allen (left) has teamed up with the School of Freshwater Senior Scientist Fred Binkowski to test the performance of four different aquaculture models they designed. The models will take center stage in the aquaculture and aquaponics research and training center being funded by one of the UW System Incentive Grants.

20 Art+Tech Night transforms Kenilworth UWM and partners awarded $25 million to image proteins with X-ray lasers Importance of physical activity emphasized to M.D.s UW Flexible Option at UWM Quick Wins: A winning strategy for campus change UWMAA honors distinguished alumni


WM has garnered significant state support for four research projects that are expected to stimulate and support the state’s economy. The one-time funding, called the Incentive Grant program and administered by the UW System, was built into the state’s 2013-15 biennial budget. It provides $22.5 million over the next two years for research projects across the state designed to bring together UW campuses with industry and create a stronger workforce. UWM is sharing in more than half of the available funds – $11.7 million, more than any other institution in the state. It also is the lead institution on two projects related to freshwater sciences and one that establishes a state-of-the-art chemistry facility available to both industry and university researchers. “These investments signify the quality of work being conducted on our campus, and how others view UWM’s importance to the future prosperity of Milwaukee, the state and the nation,” says UWM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell. The three central goals of the grants are to stimulate the state’s economy, develop an educated and skilled workforce, and improve the affordability of higher education for students.

UWM faculty and staff – along with partners across the state – developed seven proposals that were among 56 statewide competing for the funds. The four projects in which UWM is involved include: • A research and training center for the commercialization of intensive aquaculture and aquaponics ($2.5 million). Led by UWM with partners UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater. The center will create a new, sustainable industry and position Wisconsin to be the primary source of technology, expertise, talent and production. UWM and the Institute for Water Business at UW-Whitewater will develop marketing and commercialization programs that spread awareness, provide business plans and identify markets for the industry. Other goals are advancing new technology through aquaculture research and training workers.

A water technology accelerator (WaTa) supporting Wisconsin’s water industry ($3 million). Led by UWM with partner UW-Whitewater. In order to speed new companies and ideas into the marketplace, UWM will join forces with the Milwaukee Water Council and nine private Continued on page 2

FROM THE CHANCELLOR by Michael R. Lovell, Chancellor

Celebrating alumni and their educators T here are few more satisfying experiences for an educator, I believe, than seeing the product of your work. In recent weeks I’ve had the opportunity to see results of the work done by UWM faculty and staff over the past several decades in the form of our alumni. For the November Alumni Awards Evening hosted by our Alumni Association, I met or was reintroduced to several terrific individuals. (You can read about all the 2013 award winners elsewhere in this issue.) Though he holds the high status of current U.S. ambassador to Iceland, Luis Arreaga very well may be the most humble person I’ve ever met. He could not say enough about the opportunities that have opened up to him during a long career with the U.S. State Department thanks to the education he received at the undergraduate and graduate levels here at UWM. Jim Rygiel, winner of three Academy Awards, comes across as anything but someone influenced by Hollywood. He is as down to earth as you could imagine, and spoke of his experiences with helping revolutionize digital filmmaking with a sense of genuine wonder. It’s hard to imagine a person more committed to helping UWM than Jill Pelisek. Her commitment goes far beyond her work with the Lubar School of Business. She is such an advocate for our university in so many different forums and so very deserving of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Nicholas Contorno – who used his music education degrees from UWM to contribute to the musical development of students at Marquette University, Glendale Public Schools, Dominican High School and Kettle Moraine High School – is a wonderful

example of the breadth of influence one person can have on the generations that follow. Among the individuals who received GOLD Awards for their accomplishments in the first 10 years following earning their degree from UWM, I was especially impressed by College of Nursing alum Joseph Braun. He is now a Brown University assistant professor whose research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is helping us better understand the influence of common chemical compounds like BPA on children’s brain development and growth. At a second event in November, the Chancellor’s Innovation Award Luncheon, recipient and alumnus Beth Pritchard shared with our audience fascinating insights from spending most of her career thinking outside the traditional box. She showed that appropriately breaking rules can result in leadership positions with organizations like Bath & Body Works, The White Barn Candle Company and Victoria’s Secret. Finally, at a regional alumni event held in New York City this semester, I met Lorin Radtke, a partner at Goldman Sachs. Since earning a bachelor’s degree from UWM in 1990, Lorin has made steady progress in his career, which started in Chicago, moved to London and now has him in New York. Radtke is one of the most entrepreneurial individuals I’ve ever met, and has incredible business acumen. Much of the UWM community will get to know him better later this month, when he delivers the commencement address at our Dec. 15 Winter Commencement Ceremony. To everyone who had a hand in the education of Luis, Jim, Jill, Nicholas, Joseph, Beth and Lorin, you have my deepest appreciation. My experiences with these individuals have been heartwarming and inspiring, and I am full of pride for the accomplishments of these Panthers and for the UWM educators who got them started or continued to support their progress.

CAMPUS HOLIDAY PARTY DEC. 12 “Play is the highest form of research.” –Albert Einstein Chancellor Michael R. Lovell invites all UWM faculty and staff to the annual Campus Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. We will be collecting new toys for the Toys for Tots program. Questions? Contact Lynn Wilk at

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analytical chemistry instrumentation that has applications in a wide variety of businesses, such as those in drug discovery, the food and beverage industries, and manufacturing.

industries to develop new intellectual property and technologies with direct commercial value, strengthening the region’s water cluster. The accelerator’s goals during the next five years are to develop at least 10 novel products or intellectual properties; spin off eight new Wisconsinbased start-ups in the water sector; produce a skilled, college-educated workforce for water industries; and spur at least $50 million in additional investment in the state’s water sector. Core research labs at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences and the Global Water Center will promote collaboration and help attract companies to the area.

The Southeast Wisconsin Applied Chemistry Center of Excellence ($3 million). Led by UWM with partner UW-Parkside. To stimulate partnerships with private industry, the center will offer an on-campus lab, housing

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Funding will allow the center to offer up to 50 students a chance to land a paid, top-tier internship with industry while also receiving tuition reimbursement for the duration of the internship.

A statewide initiative designed to address the shortage of trained nurses ($3.2 million). Led by UW-Eau Claire with partners UWM, UW-Madison and UW-Oshkosh. To provide the additional nurses that will be needed as Baby Boomers age, this initiative aims to increase nursing faculty and student enrollment in nursing, and enhance workforce development in the field.

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UWM and partners awarded $25 million to image proteins with X-ray lasers Powerful technique will dramatically aid drug development by Laura L. Hunt

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diffraction snapshots, each from a different unknown angle. The team’s second trump card is a tool to analyze the mountains of data. Developed by Ourmazd, Schwander, UWM Distinguished Professor of Physics Dilano Saldin, Senior Scientist Russell Fung, and UWM engineers Roshan D’Souza and Ali Dashti, such algorithms mine huge amounts of data to piece together a 3D image of the molecule. “Imaging with this new kind of X-ray scattering can speed the process of determining protein structures from years to only days,” says Ourmazd. “Part of the reason can be attributed to the mathematical procedure we have developed.”

The UWM team, part of the eight-member STC, includes (from left) Abbas Ourmazd, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering; Dilano Saldin, Distinguished Professor of Physics; Marius Schmidt, associate professor of physics; and senior scientists Peter Schwander and Russell Fung. They are posed with the computer cluster they will use to analyze terabytes of data during the five-year project.

U WM and partners at seven leading U.S. research institutions have landed a highly competitive $25 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct work that could transform the way scientists study diseases and find new treatments. The funding establishes an NSF Science and Technology Center (STC) that will use powerful X-ray lasers to reveal the structure of proteins and viruses, and the way they work. STCs are considered one of the most prestigious NSF awards, and only three were awarded in this four-year cycle. (The other two went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard.) The State University of New York Buffalo is the lead institution, with UWM and Arizona State University playing key roles. NEXT-GENERATION CRYSTALLOGRAPHY Proteins are behind nearly everything that happens in our bodies, and malfunctioning proteins are often the cause of disease, making them a prime target for therapeutic drugs. But drug discovery is often a process of trial and error. That’s because, for many proteins, one important piece of information is missing: their structure – how their atoms are arranged. And structure reveals function. The award will allow UWM and partners to build on their pioneering work in determining the structure and function of proteins not amenable to existing techniques. The most widely used method of imaging biological molecules currently involves forming a pure crystal and bombarding it with X-rays. The pattern of rays as they diffract off the sample reveals a kind of fingerprint of the atoms in the molecule. A mathematical computation uses this to deduce the locations of the atoms.

Fewer than 20 percent of proteins currently form crystals large enough for this crystallography technique, including the majority of proteins in the outer wall of cells. “Cell membrane proteins control the flow of information and material into and out of cells,” says Abbas Ourmazd, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, who leads the UWM team. “But they are notoriously difficult to crystallize – if it can be done at all, it takes a very long time.” WHAT SMALL CRYSTALS CAN DO The new approach uses X-ray patterns – “snapshots” – each taken from an unknown orientation, says Senior Scientist Peter Schwander, a member of the UWM team. “We can collect millions at one sitting, so the challenge is to reconstruct a 3D image from 2D snapshots.” In their quest to image single proteins and viruses, researchers in the STC will rely on two “secret weapons” – one of which was developed at UWM. The first is an X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL), which produces X-ray light more than a billion times brighter than any made by existing equipment. Of the three that exist, the closest is at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California. It means crystallography can now be done with protein crystals a thousand times smaller than before – even those at the nanoscale – which are much easier to form. BEYOND CRYSTALS Imaging with the XFEL can take advantage of the intensity and unimaginably short flashes of light to produce snapshots of even a single tumbling protein molecule. The process is then repeated over and over with other single proteins of the same kind, producing terabytes of data related to the millions of X-ray

PROTEINS IN ACTION The brightness of an XFEL flash may also allow scientists to “see” protein molecules in action for the first time. The idea is to capture a series of images over time, displaying the structural rearrangement taking place as a protein carries out a task. “We hope to see, and perhaps even make movies of, ribosomes tapping out proteins in a cell, and photosynthesis in a plant,” says Ourmazd. “More important than finding the structure of proteins individually, we want to determine how they operate within the organism.” Performing a “pump-and-probe” experiment, Associate Professor Marius Schmidt, the UWM team’s only experimentalist, will use a synchronized laser that emits visible light to stimulate a photoreactive protein, followed by the X-ray pulse of the XFEL, which probes the progress of the protein during the reaction. “When we shoot larger crystals with the laser there are not enough photons to get the excitation [structural change] going,” says Schmidt. “That’s the nanocrystal advantage.” Very small crystals contain fewer molecules, requiring fewer photons to prompt the changes. “The next part of the story is even cooler,” he says. “It’s possible that with this improved imaging method, we won’t need crystals at all.” BEYOND PICTURES While Ourmazd’s work deals primarily with single proteins, Saldin’s research focuses on determining the structure of proteins from multiple copies randomly oriented in solution, which is closer to their state in a living organism. Not only that, but his work with Schmidt aims to follow fast structural changes of proteins in solution, such as in the ubiquitous phenomenon of photosynthesis. The XFEL can do the job, he believes, because the flashes of light it produces are so short, they can capture the equally lightning-quick molecular changes happening in a group of proteins. Creating molecular movies and imaging proteins without crystals is still a long way off, says Ourmazd. “But the STC award demonstrates the tremendous potential of the proposed approaches for solving key problems in the life and energy sciences.” Other partner institutions are Cornell University; Rice University; Stanford University; the University of California, Davis; and the University of California, San Francisco.

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Pediatric cardiac sonography program is first in U.S. to be accredited by Beth Stafford

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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4 p.m. Northwest Quadrant Building B, fourth floor

diagnostic medical sonography programs in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Of special note, the pediatric cardiac sonography program is the first in the U.S. and Canada to receive CAAHEP accreditation. Sonographers educated in pediatric cardiology are trained to image and tailor the exam to answer the clinical questions regarding congenital heart defects. “We are proud to be able to train future pediatric cardiac sonographers. Their work is so important and can help save lives,” said program director Graduate student Neil Madisen works with Carol Mitchell to learn some basic information Carol Mitchell, assistant professor of about how to image a carotid artery with ultrasound. biomedical sciences. Mitchell’s training and experience in pediatric cardiac modalities used to diagnose congenital heart disease sonography helped spur the development of the in infants, children and adolescents. Ultrasound is program at UWM. portable and noninvasive, and can provide detailed The accreditation shows that the program has information about the anatomic structure and been reviewed and meets quality expectations for function of the heart. the profession. CAAHEP applauded the program’s Accreditation requirements are clinical education “commitment to continuous quality improvement in (practical competency under the direction of education.” registered pediatric cardiac sonographers and UWM Distinguished Professor and CHS Dean pediatric cardiologists) and didactic coursework. Chukuka Enwemeka congratulated Mitchell, Partners in the program’s clinical education Clinical Assistant Professor Amanda Smith and the component include The Ann & Robert H. Lurie diagnostic medical sonography program team on the Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the University achievement. of Chicago Adult Echocardiography Laboratory. Cardiac ultrasound is one of the imaging

The College of Letters & Science and Department of Biological Sciences invite the UWM campus community to a ribboncutting ceremony for the new UWM Greenhouse. Guided tours of the greenhouse areas will be available to learn about the greenhouse as a teaching and research facility for projects such as: • the search for new compounds to make plants more resistant to infection without the use of antibiotics. • assessment of local soil from former industrial sites for heavy metal hyperaccumulation in urban garden crops. • the ecology and evolution of treehopper vibrational signals. • the study of declining pollinator populations and strategies for enhancing both native plant reproduction and agricultural crop yields. • the effects of habitat fragmentation on plant reproductive success. To reach the greenhouse, follow the signs for the red elevators and take them to the fourth floor. Turn left as you exit the elevators to enter the greenhouse area. Student volunteers will be posted to help guide guests. RSVPs greatly appreciated to

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Importance of physical activity emphasized to M.D.s by Beth Stafford

If your doctor asks about your physical activity habits at your next checkup, you can thank (or blame) UWM Associate Professor Scott Strath. Strath was chair of a recent writing group commissioned by the American Heart Association that released a “Guide to the Assessment of Scott Strath Physical Activity: Clinical and Research Applications: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association” ( Strath is associate professor of kinesiology in the College of Health Sciences and interim director of UWM’s Center for Aging and Translational Research (CATR). According to the statement, checking on physical activity habits should be as common as having your blood pressure measured at routine office visits. “Most health care providers have not routinely

assessed physical activity levels among their patients because they have not had the right tools,” Strath says. “Yet, physical inactivity is about as bad for you as smoking.” An exercise check-up should cover how often, how long, how intense and what type of activity patients do, whether at home, work or play. This “vital health measure” should be tracked regularly over time, says the statement. The statement offers a “decision matrix” to help providers decide which assessment methods fit their clinical needs. Options that provide accurate outcome measures include body-worn motion sensors, physical activity diaries and brief questionnaires, according to the statement. The algorithm walks physicians through the best tool for their practices based on the level of information needed, how many patients would need to be assessed, personnel available, cost, whether immediate feedback is needed and how burdensome for the patient, physician and practice. “Doctors should also counsel patients about how to include more activity in their daily lives,” Strath says.

FROM THE PROVOST by Johannes Britz, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Laura Pedrick, Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director, UWM Online

The UW Flexible Option at UWM OVERVIEW The UW Flexible Option is a student-centric, innovative way to make University of Wisconsin System degree and certificate programs more accessible, convenient and affordable for adult and nontraditional students. Built on the long-standing foundation of highquality degree programs offered by UW System campuses such as UWM, the new UW Flexible Option will include self-paced, competency-based

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degree and certificate programs that allow students to progress toward degrees and obtain certificates by demonstrating knowledge they have acquired through prior coursework, military training, on-thejob training and other learning experiences. The Flex Option is aimed at a new market of adult and nontraditional learners, most of whom already have some college credits and who can most benefit from greater flexibility and access to quality education. An estimated 700,000 Wisconsin residents, and many more around the country and the world, have some college credit but no degree. Faculty from UW System campuses develop competencies, sets of skills and knowledge, that they consider necessary for a student to have before earning a UW college degree. Students enrolled in UW Flexible Option programs make progress toward a degree by passing a series of assessments that demonstrate mastery of these competencies. As they prepare for assessments, students acquire knowledge from a wide variety of sources, working with an Academic Success Coach and progressing at their own pace. Students in a UW Flexible Option program may use their current knowledge to take assessments whenever they are ready.

UW-MILWAUKEE FLEX OPTION PROGRAMS UWM is the lead campus for the first cohort of academic programs and will launch four programs for the Flex Option from January-March 2014, with UW-Extension as the administrative lead for Flex operations: • R.N. to B.S.N., for Registered Nurses • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program • B.S. in Information Science & Technology • Undergraduate Certificate in Business & Technical Communication UWM IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT In October, a New York Times article on educational innovations noted that, “Perhaps the most watched competency-based experiment is being developed by the University of Wisconsin.” UWM’s involvement in Flex has been noted by the Education Advisory Board and has been discussed at various highereducation conferences, including meetings of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the National University Technology Network and the EDUCAUSE annual conference. The Flexible Option extends UWM’s wellestablished record of learning technology innovation. Online programs in Nursing and Library and Information Science were pioneers in their fields; the U-Pace online instructional approach continues to garner national awards and widespread adoption at other institutions; the Learning Technology Center’s expertise in blended course design led to a $500,000 program redesign grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and our faculty and staff have authored leading books and articles on e-learning. In the context of the Digital Future, the Flexible Option enhances our institutional capacity to adapt to and be in the forefront of changes that are reshaping higher education. As the demand for baccalaureate degree holders increases in the state and beyond, UWM is positioning itself to better meet societal needs.

BLACK HOLE BASH by Jamie Kelling UWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium and the Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics co-hosted the first Black Hole Bash Oct. 3 and 4 to celebrate the extreme gravity of black holes and how we investigate their intriguing nature. A special show by planetarium director Jean Creighton explored the differences between stellar black holes and supermassive black holes, and gave the audience a wild ride through one. An interactive traveling exhibit, “Astronomy’s New Messengers: Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves,” helped guests better understand what gravitational waves are and the work done by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). The event also featured presentations by several UWM physics professors who are black hole experts, including Patrick Brady, David Kaplan, Jolien Creighton, Dawn Erb and Xavier Siemens.

COMPARISON: UW FLEXIBLE OPTION MODEL VS. TRADITIONAL MODEL The chart below outlines specific differences between a traditional education model and the UW Flexible Option model, including how these differences affect participating students. Visitors tested out a mini-inferometer and learned more about LIGO’s work.

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‘Zuckerberg Files’ attract instant interest by Kathy Quirk


RAK-a-Thon volunteers gathered outside the UWM Union.

2013 WINTER COMMENCEMENT UWM will hold its Winter Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. Invitations to participate in the graduation ceremony have been sent to 1,500 bachelor’s degree candidates, 657 master’s degree candidates and 123 doctoral degree candidates. Chancellor Michael R. Lovell, UW System Regent Margaret Farrow and UWM Alumni Association Board of Trustees President Dave Misky will welcome the participants. Commencement speaker is Lorin Radtke of Goldman Sachs. More information is available at Congratulations to our newest Panther alumni!

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now we know a lot more about him. A digital archive of “all public utterances” by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just been released. Information policy scientists can thank Michael Zimmer and his students and research assistants for the online multimedia trove that is “The Zuckerberg Files.” The goal of the project, says Zimmer, director of UWM’s Center for Information Policy Research and assistant professor in From left: Michael Zimmer, director of the Center for Information Policy Research, doctoral student the School of Information Studies Jeremy Mauger and first-year student Sam Goerke, were part of the Zuckerberg Files team. (SOIS), was to make Zuckerberg’s words accessible to information policy researchers. Since social networking sites like Facebook are increasingly important in contemporary life, he adds, they bring up unique issues of information privacy and the ethics of information sharing. “An important step toward addressing these concerns is to gain a better understanding of how Facebook sees its own role within these debates, and WHAT TO FIND IN THE FILES how it frames these privacy and ethical issues within The transcripts section of the Files includes fullits own discourse,” Zimmer wrote in a blog post text transcriptions of all the content in the digital announcing the site, The site is archive of Zuckerberg’s public statements. The video hosted on the UWM Digital Commons. collection includes copies of available video files documenting Zuckerberg’s appearances. ‘TURNING THE TABLES’ ON FACEBOOK Anna Jeffries, a sophomore majoring in global The project grew out of a conversation among studies and Japanese, did a great deal of transcription Zimmer, doctoral student Anthony Hoffmann work on the project. “It was tedious, but I’m glad we and Australian researcher Kate Raynes-Goldie at did it because it’s important,” she says. Like Mauger, an Association of Internet Researchers meeting in she was interested to see Zuckerberg’s views on Sweden in 2010. The researchers were talking about Facebook and privacy, finding them “amazing and a the difficulty of tracking down comments by imporlittle scary.” tant figures like Zuckerberg. At the same time, she was impressed with “Of course, this immediately struck us as amusZuckerberg’s accomplishments. “What he’s done ing,” says Hoffmann. “We scramble to gather with social media has really shaped the world today.” Zuckerberg’s statements for our work, while, at the For first-year student researcher Sam Goerke, same time, Facebook holds much of our information working on the project cemented his decision to in centralized databases. Wouldn’t it be funny, we major in information studies. “Seeing how what I’m thought, if we could turn the tables a bit? More than learning is applied made me even more excited to be that, wouldn’t it be immensely useful?” part of SOIS. ” The Files include transcripts and bibliographic The files are set up as an open-access public data of all publicly available content representing archive. Bibliographic and metadata are available the voice and words of Zuckerberg since a 2004 to the public. Because of copyright restrictions, the interview with The Harvard Crimson, and include full-text transcripts and video files are limited to blog posts, letters to shareholders, media interviews, researchers working on relevant studies. public appearances, product presentations and quotes in other sources. ZOOMING IN ON ZUCKERBERG The Files have attracted national media attention “Using the Zuckerberg Files as a tool,” says from the likes of The Chronicle of Higher Education and Zimmer, “we will be better able to engage in dialog Business Insider. received 60,000 on privacy and Facebook, inform design and policy hits within days of going live. recommendations, and increase user awareness and “The thing that surprised me most is undoubtedly literacy.” the speed with which mainstream publications ran Because Zuckerberg still has so much control and with the story,” notes David Bloom, who earned his influence over Facebook, though it’s now a public Master of Library and Information Science degree in company, his personal philosophy of information is 2010 and worked as a research assistant on the project. important to understand, Zimmer recently told The “Considering its intended function as a resource for Chronicle of Higher Education. academics and other researchers, it’s interesting to see The project was supported through the university’s how the press covers it for general audiences.” Office of Undergraduate Research and SOIS. GradDoctoral student Jeremy Mauger says the project uate and undergraduate researchers involved were has changed his perception of social media. Mauger, Goerke, Jeffries, Ashley Schuett, Bloom and “Over the years and during this project, I’ve Hoffmann. The project started in the summer of 2012; learned that, despite what social media in general Zimmer plans to continue it as long as he has resources. and Facebook in particular might say, we really don’t The student researchers did get a little tired of ‘own’ the data we upload. We’re essentially providlistening to Zuckerberg’s voice. “I have a roomful ing them with personal information that they can of students who can do some really good Mark then use any way they want – including selling it to Zuckerberg impersonations,” Zimmer told the advertisers and other third parties.” Chronicle.

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More than 500 members of the UWM campus community participated in this year’s RAK-a-Thon on Nov. 3 (“RAK” stands for “Random Acts of Kindness). Volunteers helped winterize 80 homes of local elderly residents by doing tasks such as putting up storm windows, cleaning patios and raking leaves, and participated in a massive clean-up in the neighborhood south of campus. The annual event is sponsored by UWM’s Center for CommunityBased Learning, Leadership and Research.

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Quick Wins: A winning strategy for campus change by Kathy Quirk

See something on campus that you think could quickly be improved? Members of the campus community have submitted more than 50 “Quick Wins” through the Best Place to Work website ( or through informal discussions. About 40 percent of the ideas are now being implemented, and another 25 percent are in the process of being put in place, according to Mark Mone, chancellor’s designee for strategic planning and campus climate, who leads the BP2W teams. Another 15 percent are being studied. In all cases, the Quick Wins team responds to all who submit an idea. Another 10 to 15 percent don’t really fit into the Quick Wins category because they’re related to longer-term issues and discussions, but the input is still valued, says Mone. “We try to work on things if they can fit as Quick Wins, but other ideas are forwarded to other groups.” For example, transportation suggestions might be sent to the group working specifically on parking and transportation issues.

AN ENTHUSIASTIC TEAM Quick Wins evaluation team members are enthusiastic about the opportunity to be involved. “The most important part of the job is the ideas submitted to us. Some of the ideas are such ‘no-brainers,’ it’s amazing they haven’t been brought up before,” says Michael Hostad, I/S supervisor in University Relations and Communications. “That speaks to the importance of having a venue for people to submit their ideas.” “I was asked about [joining] at a CSAC [Classified Staff Advisory Council] meeting, and I said yes,” says custodian Robert Wahl. “I wanted to be a voice for classified staff.” “The interesting part is hearing from different parts of the university community, at all levels of employment – what concerns them, or their thoughts as to what an improvement would be,” says Christine Adams Matt, administrative assistant to Mone, who keeps track of the submissions. “Implementing Quick Wins is a great way for the university to offer faculty and staff additional opportunities to enjoy being a part of the UWM community,” says Jane Hojan-Clark, director of financial aid and a member of the team. “It is very rewarding to be a part of making this happen, and hearing about all these incredibly creative ideas for Quick Wins developed by your colleagues is very fun.” Other members of the Quick Wins evaluation team are: Helaine Hickson, Laura Pedrick, Sue Podgorski, Mike Priem and Brad Stratton.

UWM EARNS BRONZE AS A BIKE-FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY The Bicycle Federation of America has named UWM a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly University (BFU). The award recognizes UWM’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in biking promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. “The planning and initiatives of UWM’s Bicycle Advisory Task Force helped our campus make great strides this past year, worthy of such an award,” said Kate Nelson, director of the University’s Office of Sustainability. UWM is now one of 75 universities in 32 states to receive the BFU designation.

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QUICK AND NOT-SO-QUICK Some suggestions are indeed “quick,” and can be easily done, but others take a little longer because they may involve additional investigation, changes to processes and legal considerations, he says. For example, new picnic tables on the west side of campus near Engelmann and Cunningham halls and at the Zilber School of Public Health could be installed quickly. That was also the case with the suggestion for additional bike racks and the bike fix-it station in Spaights Plaza. Other suggestions, like identifying shower spaces for campus runners and bikers, or remodeling and converting more restrooms to be gender-neutral, took a little longer. Ideas like putting frequently used campus forms online may also take a little longer because of computer work and changes to processes, but will result in time savings in the end. Two examples are the forms for submitting work orders and trouble calls. These are both moving from paper to online as a result of a Best Place to Work suggestion. A suggestion to offer employee discounts at the UWM Bookstore is an example of an idea that has involved a great deal of work, discussion

and collaboration among a variety of parties. The Branded Merchandise Committee was already working on ideas to offer employees discounts on Panther-branded merchandise as part of efforts to increase campus spirit. Budget, legal and accounting issues make offering ongoing discounts for employees a challenge, bookstore director Erik Hemming explained. But, working with BP2W and the Branded Merchandise team, the bookstore has started a pilot project to offer a 25 percent discount on in-stock items with the UWM logo on the first Friday of the month. That “Spirit Discount Program” started the first Friday in October.

EAP STRESS RELIEF WORKSHOPS UWM’s new EAP (Employee Assistance Program) provider, LifeMatters, is offering a series of brown bag workshops this fall and winter, focusing on stress relief. The next session, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Union 191, focuses on creating a holiday season that is relaxed, fun and comfortable.

The bike fix-it station was a Quick Wins idea.

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UWMAA honors distinguished alumni The University of WisconsinMilwaukee Alumni Association (UWMAA) recognized the association’s 2013 alumni awardees at a sold-out Alumni Awards Evening Nov. 8 at the Milwaukee Public Museum. In addition, several of the awardees made special presentations on campus in the days preceding the event. These alums have demonstrated excellence and outstanding achievements in their careers and/or civic involvement. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD This award is presented on limited occasions when the UWMAA recognizes an alumnus/alumna with exemplary achievements over the span of a lifetime. In the history of the UWM Alumni Association, only 14 alumni have received the award. Luis Arreaga ’81 Ph.D. Economics, ’76 M.S. Management, ’75 B.B.A. Marketing U.S. Ambassador to U Iceland Luis Arreaga has dedicated over 32 years of service to the United States. He currently serves as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland. Arreaga joined the Foreign Service right after college, focusing on economic development issues. He has served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Panama, U.S. consul general in Vancouver, Canada, and director of the executive secretariat staff in Washington, D.C. His career accomplishments include overseeing the largest increase in Foreign Service personnel in State Department history, bringing much-needed relief to refugees from Rwanda and other war-torn nations in Asia and Africa; developing economic and political policy to help curb the Colombian drug trade and terrorism while solidifying Panama/U.S. trade relations, and garnering support for a U.S. initiative to deliver preventive health care to rural Central America. Arreaga has strengthened America’s relationship with Iceland by establishing an American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce and securing a $1 billion order of 12 American-made Boeing aircraft by Icelandair. Born in Guatemala, Arreaga is fluent in Spanish and English, and he’s learning Icelandic. He frequently uses social media, and writes a blog chronicling his daily life as a diplomat and his family’s explorations of the Icelandic countryside. As one colleague wrote in his recommendation, Ambassador Arreaga “epitomizes the American dream.” 8 • UWM REPORT • December 2013

2013 CHANCELLOR’S RECOGNITION AWARD The Chancellor’s Recognition Award honors and recognizes superior professional achievement and the ongoing pursuit of excellence. JJim Rygiel ’77 B.F.A. Painting & D Drawing V Visual effects artist Jim Rygiel is rrecognized globally for h his innovative visual effects work on films iincluding “Night at the M Museum,” “The A Amazing Spiderman” and “The Lord of the R Rings” trilogy, which earned him three Academy Awards. He began his career at Pacific Electric Pictures, one of the first companies to use computer animation in ads and films. In 1983 he moved to Digital Productions, where his commercial work won numerous awards, including a CLIO for the ad introducing the Sony Walkman. Rygiel supervised projects at Pacific Data and Metrolight before being asked, in 1989, to establish a computer animation department at Boss Film Studios. The one-person department grew to 175 animators and support staff in a little more than a year. Before Boss closed, Rygiel supervised visual and digital effects for a long list of films, including “Air Force One,” “Batman Returns” and “The Last Action Hero.” Rygiel spent three years in New Zealand working on “The Lord of the Rings.” Over the course of the trilogy, 23,000 people worked on the movies. Of those, about 800 directly or indirectly reported to Rygiel.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARDS The Distinguished Alumnus Award celebrates outstanding UWM graduates whose professional achievements and commitment to the community bring honor to the university. N Nicholas Contorno ’68 M.S. Music E Education, ’61 B.S. Music E Education Conductor, musician, composer Nicholas Contorno served for 24 years as the director of music p programs, bands and orchestra at Marquette U University. He began his career as an instrumental music teacher in the Glendale (Wis.) Public Schools, and also served as director of bands at Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, Wis., and music curriculum supervisor and director of bands at Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wis. An award-winning composer and arranger, he also is an active professional musician. He has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Holiday on Ice Orchestra, Ringling Bros. and Barnum &

Bailey Circus Band, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and Les Elgart Orchestra. Broadway show credits include “Annie” and “42nd Street”; he also has backed Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, Vic Damone, Johnny Mathis, Dinah Shore, Mel Torme, The Four Lads and Sonny & Cher, among other artists. He is one of only a handful of university band directors ever invited to serve as a guest conductor of the United States Marine Band. JJill Pelisek ’83 M.S. Economics, ’80 B.B.A. Finance A Adjunct Professor and L Lawrence G. Regner E Executive-inR Residence, UWM Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business Jill Pelisek, a retired v vice president of Firstar B Bank, has taught busin ness courses in operations and strategic management at UWM for more than 10 years. But her contributions to UWM go back much farther. She co-chaired the campaign to acquire the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, and has hosted a number of events to introduce Chancellor Michael R. Lovell and other campus leaders to community members and potential donors. She is chair of the UWM Foundation Board of Directors Development Committee and serves on the university’s Advisory Task Force planning upcoming campaigns. She also seeks out internship opportunities for graduate students. Pelisek has deep philanthropic roots in the community, serving on boards and councils of numerous civic and arts organizations, including the Greater Milwaukee Committee, Professional Dimensions, the Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee Art Museum, Nature Conservancy– Wisconsin, Urban Ecology Center, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Village of River Hills Foundation, YMCA and Zoological Society of Milwaukee. She was the recipient of The Business Journal’s 2011 Mentor Women of Influence Award.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS The Community Service award honors alumni who have generously contributed their time and talents for the enrichment of others and the betterment of their communities. T Tyrone Dumas ’77 B.S. Architectural Studies A Administrative A Assistant and E Educational Consultant, Growing Power Inc. Tyrone Dumas’s r roles at Growing Power i include assisting in site evaluation and acquisition, and working closely with the organization’s founder, Will Allen (who received an honorary doctorate from UWM last year).

UWMAA honors distinguished alumni Dumas also is an education consultant in the areas of school leadership and climate, and teacher and principal preparation and support. He has consistently been recognized for his community leadership, work against violence, youth mentoring and motivational speaking, while working to better the lives of Milwaukee’s disadvantaged youth. For the past 19 years, Dumas has adopted a class of students at Milwaukee Public School’s Dr. Martin Luther King School and raised more than $300,000 to facilitate an annual Civil Rights and College tour for the students. He has been married 40 years to Ceciel Dumas (’04 MS Education). They have two children and four grandchildren. D Derrick Jackson ’76 B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication Op-ed columnist, The Boston Globe Derrick Jackson is an award-winning columnist and a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer P Prize in commentary. Since joining The Boston Globe in 1988, he has been a two-time winner and three-time finalist for awards in commentary from the National Education Writers Association, and a five-time winner and 12-time finalist for political and sports commentary from the National Association of Black Journalists. He also is a talented photographer, best known for nature photography. His images of Barack Obama have been exhibited by Boston’s Museum of African American History. Beyond his professional work, Jackson has volunteered for many years with the Boy Scouts of America, and especially Boy Scout Troop 56 in Cambridge, Mass. He is recognized for revitalizing this urban troop, providing leadership and advocating for equality, tolerance and diversity. For the past three years, he has guided young men through a challenging two-week hiking and camping trip in New Mexico that is part of the journey to Eagle Scout. F Frank Schneiger ’64 B.A. History F Founder, Human Services Management Institute Frank Schneiger’s community activism goes back to the 1960s w with his involvement in the civil rights movem ment and anti-poverty p programs in the South B Bronx. He has devoted his life to service for the public good. In the 1970s, he was named New York City assistant health commissioner and the city’s first director of prison health services. Time magazine cited his program of prison health care reform as America’s leader.

When he served as executive director of the Federal Region II Children’s Services Resource Center under President Jimmy Carter, the center was recognized for excellence by the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. As executive director for implementation, Schneiger organized a staff of 50 in designing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ first department of children and family services. Schneiger’s Human Services Management Institute has become the leading firm offering organizational development, strategic planning and changemanagement services for the human services sector.

GRADUATE OF THE LAST DECADE (GOLD) AWARDS The GOLD award recognizes recent graduates who have achieved a measure of success in their fields, bringing credit to themselves and the university. Stephanie Allewalt H Hacker ’07 Master of Urban P Planning Senior Planner, GRAEF; Adjunct P Professor of Urban P Planning, UWM School of A Architecture & Urban P Planning In addition to securiing funding for major catalytic projects in Milwaukee, Stephanie Allewalt Hacker has worked with nonprofit entities to foster local investment and encourage community partnerships. She was named to the National Housing Institute’s “6 Under 36” list in 2011, and to The Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list in 2012. Shahla Anders ’03 B.S. Clinical L Laboratory Sciences Clinical Assistant P Professor, U UWM College of H Health Sciences A well-respected i instructor and lab director, Shahla Anders has v volunteered for more than 16 programs at U UWM, including m mentoring in the GEAR UP program for underrepresented high school students, and has received both the Omicron Sigma Award and the Board Service Award from The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science for her dedication to the profession.

Lauren Baker L ’04 M.S. Administrative A Leadership & L Supervision in Education E ’93 B.S. Educational Policy & Community P Studies Career and Technical Education T Coordinator, Milwaukee Public M Schools Beginning her college career in 1972, Lauren Baker understands nontraditional routes to success – particularly for women and underrepresented minorities. She develops and implements programs to aid students in gaining knowledge and skills for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. JJoseph Braun ’95 B.S. Nursing Assistant Professor of A Epidemiology, Brown E University U The current focus of Joseph Braun’s research J is i the influence of endocrine-disrupting compounds like bisphenol n A (BPA) and phthalates – chemicals p found in everything f from personal-care products to plastic bottles and canned and packaged foods. These pollutants are present in the bodies of virtually all people who live in industrialized countries. Benjamin Engel B ’05 B.B.A. Finance President/Owner, J.K. P Cook Co. Born in Ghana, Benjamin Engel took B evening and weekend classes to complete his UWM degree while U working full-time as a w business banker. He b currently volunteers with a number of local w groups and organizations, including Make a Difference–Wisconsin, which provides financial literacy programs and resources for students. He was named to The Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list in 2011. Continued on page 10

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UWMAA honors distinguished alumni From page 9

OSHER GIFT MEMBERSHIPS ENHANCE LIFE by Cathy Prescher A world for the wise is within their grasp when parents and grandparents open gift memberships to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute this holiday season. “It’s a thoughtful, creative way to provide parents and grandparents with a broad variety of stimulating, enriching learning experiences,” says Executive Director Kim Beck. “Recipients can use their yearlong membership to access as many programs and learning experiences as they choose.” Adults 50 and older satisfy their curiosity about the world around them in a unique learning community of over 900 members. People from all educational backgrounds are welcome. The only requirement is a keen desire to learn. According to Michael Roller, a retired business executive and president-elect of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, “Osher enriches people, enabling them to be more vibrant.” To purchase gift memberships, visit For more information, contact Kim Beck,, 414-227-3321.

M Michael Hacker ’07 M.S. Architecture, ’05 B.S. Architectural Studies A Associate and A Architect, Bray A Architects In addition to cultiv vating several multimilllion-dollar projects for B Bray, Michael Hacker h has led 11 facility and planning studies for civic entities. He volunteers with a number of nonprofits, and currently serves as board secretary for the American Institute of Architects Milwaukee. He was named the “Rising Young Professional of the Year” by The Daily Reporter in 2012. B Betsy Leonhardt ’06 B.S. Social Work E Executive Director, F Using the fundam mentals to understand the ways people think, act and what drives change, Betsy L Leonhardt used her social work background to help launch F, an innovative online retail company in New York City. She is proud to be a Panther and supports fellow Panthers through UWM’s scholarship funds.

program and establishing the first campus gardens since the 1940s. A leader of UWM’s “Energy Matters” team, she has secured $1.7 million in grants for campus sustainability initiatives. Her efforts have garnered several local and national awards. K Katherine PakieserReed R ’06 Ph.D. Nursing Director, Center for D Nursing Professional N Practice & Research, P University of Chicago U Medical Center M A nurse-scholar with more than two w decades of experience, Katherine PakieserK Reed educates and R oversees nursing-quality programs, research and regulatory standards of professional development programs for nurses. The center currently coordinates the clinical experiences of 500-600 nursing students.

CORPORATE PARTNER AWARDS The Corporate Partner Award recognizes corporations or nonprofit organizations that have a significant impact on the campus and/or on the lives of alumni and students by assisting in the advancement, growth and/or development of UWM. UWM’s partnership with Johnson Controls is focused on research into next-generation energy

JJose Omar Martinez L Lucci ’11 Ph.D. Engineering, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members enjoying a Go Explore outing last spring.

’06 M.S. Mechanical E Engineering A Associate Professor, U Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain Jose Omar Martinez L Lucci is a respected teacher and researcher in the Aerospace Department of the Universidad Europea de Madrid. An expert in quality control, he has published more than 20 articles and papers, and is serving as co-organizer of an NSF Wind Energy Workshop to be held in Spain next year. Katherine M. “Kate” Nelson ’07 B.A. Biological Aspects of A Conservation Chief Sustainability Officer, UWM Kate Nelson is recognized for expanding campus recycling programs, organizing p the Zimride ride-sharing

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storage devices and batteries. The Energy Advancement Center, a state-of-the-art dry lab built by Johnson Controls, is housed within the College of Engineering & Applied Science. It is unique in the United States. Johnson Controls has donated more than $4 million to UWM over the years, and employs over 300 UWM alumni.

A UWM corporate partner for more than 30 years, Rockwell Automation employs more than 850 alums, and, most recently, established the Supply Chain Management Institute at the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business with a $2.5 million endowment.

Support, reality can help older workers cope with late-career job loss by Kathy Quirk

MAY TOUR TO RELIVE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN ALABAMA by Cathy Prescher Explore the civil rights movement in Alabama during Week of Learning 2014 with Kim Beck, executive director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the UWM School of Continuing Education, May 3-10. This opportunity to relive one of the most important eras in 20th century American history includes exploring the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and seeing the original cell door where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. penned the famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Visit the Baptist churches where many of the protests were staged. Walk the Civil Rights Heritage Trail, where the battles to end segregation were fought. In Selma, experience the National Voting Rights Museum and remember the struggles at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Take a journey along the Montgomery National Historic Trail. Explore the Rosa Parks Museum and the Civil Rights Memorial Center. Airfare, motor coach transportation, six nights’ lodging and most meals included. Fees for Program No. 8119-5886 range from $1,375 to $1,825. A $250 payment is due at registration. Friday, March 7, is the deadline for the final payment. For more information, contact Kim Beck,, 414-227-3321.

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workers no longer expect to stay in a job until they T he older you are, the harder it is to get a job if you’re unemployed. In 2013, the average get their gold watch, Fouad adds. length of unemployment for workers over the age of In addition to having different expectations, older 50 was 53 weeks, compared to 10 weeks for teenagworkers may find it harder to get back into the job ers, according to the United States Department of market. Employers may see older workers as overLabor. qualified, expensive, or not worth investing training Helping older time in because they may retire soon. “Age discrimipeople who lose nation isn’t legal, but it still occurs in subtle ways.” their jobs deal with Despite the challenges facing the older and unemthat reality is a chalployed, few psychologists think it’s important to lenge for mental integrate work-related issues into their practice, says health professionals, Fouad. says Nadya Fouad, Fouad did a presentation on the topic of unemdistinguished profesployment and mental health at the American sor and department Psychological Association (APA) national conferchair in Educational ence, and she worked with colleagues to draw up Psychology. proposed APA guidelines to help psychotherapists Counselors need better deal with workplace issues and unemployto find a balance ment. She’s also starting research into the factors between encouraging that influence career decisions in mid-life. people to continue She advocates for psychological counselors to be Nadya Fouad their job searches better trained to deal with job-related issues, particuand accepting the reality that their future may not larly those affecting older workers. include a fulfilling, well-paid position, she says. “In America, we identify with work,” says Fouad. “Losing a job can be shattering, akin to getting a “If psychologists don’t understand the link between divorce…. We need to be much more aware of these unemployment and mental health, they’re not going issues that impact people’s lives.” to be able to help their clients. We need to be much Fouad, quoted recently in The New York Times on more aware of these issues that impact people’s lives. the psychological issues facing older, unemployed workers, says the response to the article was “absolutely heartbreaking,” as many elders shared their own stories of fruitless searches and subtle age discrimination. “Thirty years ago you chose something you were interested in and matched it to a career, and there you were for the rest of your life.” With globalization, recession, technology and downsizing, that’s not true anymore. “The social contract has changed,” she says. Older workers believed that if they were loyal to their employer, the employer would be loyal to “Age discrimination isn’t legal, but it still occurs in subtle ways,” says UWM Distinguished Professor Nadya Fouad. them. However, today’s younger

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

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PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS GALLERIES Exhibits are free. For more information, phone 414-229-5070 Through Dec. 12: or visit “The Morals of Marc Chagall.” Showcasing the illustrative series of “Dead Souls,” the “Fables of La Fontaine” and “The ARTS CENTER GALLERY Story of the Exodus,” this exhibit highlights the subject of Arts Center, second floor. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. morality as defined by Chagall’s experiences and images.

Saturday, Dec. 14: Fall BFA Exhibition Opening Reception. 5-7 p.m.; chair’s remarks at 6 p.m. An exhibition showcasing works by students receiving their BFA degrees from the Department of Art & Design. Exhibition resumes Jan. 21-Feb. 1, 2014. KENILWORTH GALLERY

Kenilworth Square East, third floor. 12-5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday-Sunday; 12-8 p.m. Thursday.

Through Dec. 8: “Woven Images.” Selected handwoven pieces from the spring 2012 Woven Structure class in the Department of Art & Design.

Thursday, Dec. 5: UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase 2013 (see p. 14).

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

Tuesday, Dec. 3:

“Gint” Dec. 4-8

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

Wednesday, Dec. 4: Dance Composition 1 Showing. 4:30 p.m. Mitchell Studio 254.

Thursday, Dec. 5:

Classical Guitar Solos Student Concert. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall.

Dance Composition 2 Showing. 4:30 p.m. Mitchell Studio 254.

Friday, Dec. 6:

Monday-Saturday, Dec. 9-14:

Pablo Garibay Classical Guitar Concert. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall.

“New Dancemakers: Limitless” (see p. 12).

UWM Choirs Winter Concert, featuring the University Choir and Thursday, Dec. 12: Intro to Dancemaking Skills Showing. 9:15 a.m. Mitchell Women’s Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo Center. Studio 254.

Saturday, Dec. 7:

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

UWM Bands in Concert: UWM Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band and University Band on the same program! 3 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Through Dec. 15:

“The Solo Vocal Works of Elsa Respighi: A Lecture Recital.” An in-depth look at Respighi’s solo vocal works. Half of the program will be a lecture and the other half will be a performance of songs. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall.

Exhibition featuring 2012 recipients of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists.

LOCALLY GROWN “Sign Painters.” The sign industry has been overrun by the digital age’s promise of being quicker and cheaper, but there is a growing trend toward seeking out traditional sign painters, and a renaissance in the trade. Co-director Faythe Levine is a recipient of the 2012 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists 7:30 p.m.

ART HISTORY GALLERY Mitchell Hall, room 154. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information, phone 414-229-4330.

Monday, Dec. 16: African and Salsa/Merengue Showing. 7 p.m. Zelazo Center.

African and Salsa/Merengue Showing Dec. 16

University Community Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Jan. 10-March 9, 2014: “Enacting Acting.” Video installations by Robert Arndt, Vishal Jugdeo and Alix Pearlstein explore relationships between actors and directors, actors and actors, and the subtexts of choreographed, scripted and improvised scenes to thoughtfully reflect on our image-driven, performancepreoccupied popular culture. UWM UNION ART GALLERY UWM Union. 12-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and FridaySaturday; 12-7 p.m. Thursday; closed Sunday and holidays. For more information, phone 414-229-6310.

Jazz Guitar Ensembles Student Concert. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall. UWM Youth Wind Ensembles Concert. 4:30 p.m. Zelazo Center. UJAY and UWM Jazz Band Concert, featuring the UWM youth and college jazz groups. 7:30 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Sunday, Dec. 15: UWM Youth Wind Ensembles Concert. 4:30 p.m. Zelazo Center.

Thursday, Dec. 19: Electroacoustic Salon: New projects in electronic music and multimedia by UWM student composers and artists. 7:30 p.m. Kenilworth 620.

Through Dec. 13: “Fully Furnished.” Showcasing contemporary innovations and techniques in furniture making. These innovative designs are not what they seem – a chair can be as much a commentary on human existence as it is a place to sit. Everyday objects take on a life of their own as regional and national artists gather to show their original works.

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

Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 4-8: “Gint,” by Romulus Linney, directed by Jim Tasse. Linney’s retelling of Henrik Ibsen’s poetic drama “Peer Gynt,” now set in 20th century Appalachia. Some adult content. WednesdaySaturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Kenilworth Studio 508.

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Friday-Sunday, Dec. 6-8: WORLD CINEMA “Mother of George.” Adenike, a member of a tight-knit Nigerian community in Brooklyn, faces a challenge when her mother-in-law presents her with an ultimatum: conceive or give her husband permission to take another woman. Friday & Sunday 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 p.m. DOCUMENTARY FRONTIERS “The Trials of Muhammad Ali.” An unconventional sports documentary that looks at Muhammad Ali’s life outside the boxing ring – from joining the Nation of Islam and changing his name, to refusing to serve in the Vietnam War, to his global humanitarian work. Friday 9 p.m.; Saturday 7p.m.; Sunday 5 p.m.

DOCUMENTARY FRONTIERS “My Perestroika.” Filmmaker Robin Hessman in attendance! This documentary follows five childhood classmates from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. 7 p.m.

“Sondheim! A Celebration.” Students from the Voice area give a recital of Stephen Sondheim classics. 1 p.m. Recital Hall.

“Enacting Acting” opens Jan. 10

WORLD CINEMA “China Concerto.” This observational essay, shot in Chongqing, probes the uses of public spectacle in contemporary China and the complexity of China’s capitalist present in forms reminiscent of the communist past. 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 9

Sunday, Dec. 8:

Monday, Dec. 9:

Thursday, Dec. 5:

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

Thursdays in December: ASIAN FILM SERIES 7-9 p.m. Garland Hall 104.

Tuesday, Dec. 3: EXPERIMENTAL TUESDAYS An evening of 16mm films by François Miron, the awardwinning, underground experimental filmmaker who works exclusively with emulsion and optical printing. 7 p.m.

Wednesday & Saturday, Dec. 4 & 7: HOLLYWOOD SERIES “Jobs.” The story of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and his ascent from college dropout to one of the most important technological innovators of the modern age. Wednesday 5 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 4:

Wednesday & Sunday, Dec. 11 & 14: HOLLYWOOD SERIES “The Spectacular Now.”The story of Sutter, a high school student whose life changes forever after a chance meeting with a girl on her paper route. Wednesday 5:15 p.m.; Saturday 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 11: SHARE THE EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES “In Transition 2.0.” An inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things: communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies, setting up community power stations. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12: CINEMA CLASSICS “Saturday Night Fever.” John Travolta stars as Tony Manero, a Brooklyn paint-store employee who spends all week looking forward to Saturday night, when he can shine like a star on the disco floor. 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13:

UWM Student Film and Video Festival (see opposite page). INTERSECTIONS: WOMEN & MULTICULTURAL FILM SERIES “The Invisible War.” This documentay exposes the epidemic Saturday, Dec. 14: of sexual assault in the military, where 20 percent of activeFilm Department Fall 2013 Senior Project Screening duty female soldiers are sexually violated. 1-3 p.m. Bolton (see opposite page). Hall 196.

CATCH UWM STUDENT FILMS IN DECEMBER 65th Student Film and Video Festival features variety The 65th Student Film and Video Festival will be presented in the Union Theatre on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Last semester, more than 80 student videos and films were submitted, and more than 200 people attended. Festival films are selected by a panel of local film-industry professionals. Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place, and audience choice. Viewers are welcome to socialize with the filmmakers at a party following the screening.

Senior film students screen works On Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Union Theatre, Film Department seniors will exhibit thesis films in the Fall 2013 Senior Project Screening. Produced over the last two semesters, works range from documentary to narrative to experimental to animation.


ET CETERA Fridays Through Dec. 13: Planetarium show: “Fall Stars and Their Myths.” Explore the stars and stories of Pegasus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Perseus and other constellations of the fall sky, and discover the astronomical wonders they contain. Plus a tour of the current night sky and a Q&A session. Not recommended for children under 5. 7-7:55 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium.

Peck School of the Arts Design and Visual Communication Program proudly present the 2013 UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase (see p. 14).

Lyrical Sanctuary presents “Where I’m From…” Open mic night featuring participants from the “‘Where I’m From…’ A Journey” writing workshops. 8-10 p.m. Union Alumni Fireside Lounge.

Saturday, Dec. 7: Children’s Holiday Festival: Songs and Traditions from Around the World. Festive main stage acts and multicultural, international holiday activities introduce your child to holiday traditions from around the world. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Union Ballroom. Tickets available at the door or in advance at the UWM Bookstore, 414-229-4201 or 1-800-6625668. More info, 414-229-7172.

For ticket information, phone 414-229-5886 or visit


Sunday, Dec. 8:

The constellation Pegasus

Monday-Thursday, Dec. 2-5: Stargazing from the roof of the Physics Building. Explore the cosmos through a variety of telecopes. 8-9 p.m. Weatherdependent. Directions and more info,

Wednesday, Dec. 4: AstroBreak: “Starry Night.” During this hectic time of year, reconnect with the beauty of the night sky. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium. Great Books Roundtable Discussion. Christopher Hampton, “Les liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons).” 1985 stage adaptation of the 1782 epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. 7 p.m. Golda Meir Library, Special Collections, fourth floor. 414-229-4345.

Thursday, Dec. 5: Directions in the Digital Humanities. Stuart Moulthrop, professor, UWM Department of English, presents “Sea and Spar and Portals Between.” 4 p.m. UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, Golda Meir Library, second floor, east wing. 414-229-2214.

Archaeological Institute of America–Milwaukee Society lecture: “Recent Excavations at Sardis, City of Croesus.” Nicholas Cahill, UW-Madison, is excavating sites in western Turkey, where Croesus, the last king of Lydia, is still remembered today for his fabulous wealth. In his capital at Sardis, new discoveries and analyses of some of the world’s earliest coins from the seventh century B.C. reveal the relationships between money and empire. 3 p.m. Sabin Hall G90.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: DesignTalk Lecture Series: Dedicated to the convergence of technology, art and design. The evening will begin with networking and will feature a guest lecturer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; lecture begins at 7p.m. Kenilworth 620.

Wednesday, Dec. 11: AstroBreak: “Stellar Women.” To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UWM Women’s Resource Center and the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space, the planetarium highlights the amazing scientific contributions of five contemporary women astronomers, including Jane Luu, Vera Rubin and Wendy Freedman. 12:15-1 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium. Sister Talk: Multicultural Women’s Circle. A multicultural discussion group for and about women students of color at UWM and allies. Find time for self and sisterhood in a supportive environment. 1-3 p.m. Bolton Hall 196.

Lyrical Sanctuary Dec. 11

Sunday, Dec. 15: Winter Commencement (see p. 2).

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Arts+Tech Night (see back page).

Wednesday, Jan. 29: “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys: American Stories” reading and discussion series: Acts of Faith, by Eboo Patel. 7 p.m. Golda Meir Library building, AGS Library, third floor, east wing. 414-229-5045. Great Books Roundtable Discussion. Ryünosuke Akutagawa, Rashomon (1915) and In a Grove (1922). 7 p.m. Golda Meir Library, Special Collections, fourth floor. 414-229-4345.

Friday, Jan. 31: UWM’s Academic Adventurers Series. Frederick Nelson, adjunct professor of geography and AGS councilor, presents “Many Are Cold, But Few Are Frozen: Permafrost and Life in the North.” 3 p.m. Golda Meir Library building, AGS Library, third floor, east wing. 414-229-6282.

U.S. CELLULAR ARENA Tues., Dec. 3 vs. Northern Iowa Sat., Dec. 7 vs. Bradley* Wed., Dec. 11 vs. Wisconsin** Thurs., Jan. 2 vs. Youngstown State Sat., Jan. 4 vs. Cleveland State Sun., Jan. 12 vs. Green Bay Fri., Jan. 24 vs. Detroit Thurs., Jan. 30 vs. Wright State* Sun., Feb. 2 vs. Oakland* Sat., Feb. 8 vs. Green Bay*** Sat., Feb. 15 vs. Valparaiso Tues., Feb. 25 vs. UIC * At Klotsche Center ** At Madison *** At Green Bay Horizon League Tournament begins March 4.

7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA 7 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL KLOTSCHE CENTER Wed., Dec. 4 vs. North Dakota Sun., Dec. 15 vs. Marquette Sun., Dec. 22 vs. Illinois State Sat., Jan. 11 vs. Green Bay* Thurs., Jan. 23 vs. Wright State Sat., Jan. 25 vs. Detroit Wed., Jan. 29 vs. UIC Sat., Feb. 1 vs. Valparaiso Sat., Feb. 15 vs. Green Bay Fri., Feb. 21 vs. Youngstown State Sun., Feb. 23 vs. Cleveland State Sat., March 8 vs. Oakland * At Green Bay Horizon League Tournament begins March 10.

11 a.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

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Dance Department celebrates 50th anniversary season by Beth Stafford


The Design and Visual Communication Program in the Peck School of the Arts presents the UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase 2013 on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6-9 p.m. at the Kenilworth Square East Building. Senior students will present innovative products and services developed during the fall semester in Graphic Design II to investors, stakeholders, consumers, design professionals and the public. The focus of the course, taught by Associate Professor Kim Beckmann and Lecturer Amy Decker, is to build depth in problem-identification and problem-solving skills. “Educating students on the application of these skills should, ultimately, create a new generation of design innovators and business partners,” says Beckmann. With “A Sustainable Future” as the subject matter, students were challenged to identify areas of need within the themes of water, energy and ecology for Wisconsin residents. “Based on their research, students assess and hypothesize whether or not the need areas have the potential to scale to a national and global level,” says Beckmann. “They determine the most innovative and viable solution to pursue for the target audience they’ve identified.” Students then tackle research, business strategy development, market assessment, brand development, rapid prototyping, user testing, full production of a highly refined prototype, dynamic storytelling and presenting. For more information, visit

‘NEW DANCEMAKERS: LIMITLESS’ The excitement of “New Dancemakers: Limitless” kicks off the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peck School’s Department of Dance. New Dancemakers, an annual production showcasing the choreographic and dancing talent

“New Dancemakers: Limitless”

of undergraduate dance students, will be presented Dec. 9-12 and 14 in Mitchell Studio 254, located in Mitchell Hall. Fourteen fearless undergraduate choreographers will show their diverse vision of what dance can be. Audiences will experience what happens when emerging dancemakers collaborate with composers, experiment with multimedia and put their own stamp on the department’s 50th anniversary season. “‘New Dancemakers: Limitless’ will be an outpouring of creative expression and offer a glimpse into the boundary-breaking practices propelling these young artists into the future,” says Simone Ferro, professor of dance, department chair and artistic director of New Dancemakers. Performances are 6 and 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday (no performances on Friday, Dec. 13). There are two programs – A and B. Contact the Peck School of the Arts Box Office, 414-229-4308, for program details. Tickets are available through the box office or online at Tickets are $14/general public; $12/seniors, UWM faculty and staff; $5 (presale), $8 (night of show)/students. Dance majors (space permitting) are free. WINTERDANCES The Department of Dance leaps into the spring semester Jan. 23-26 with “Winterdances: Past Moving Forward,” featur“Sight Readings” ing choreography by Assistant Professor Maria Gillespie; Christina Briggs Winslow, dance alumna and visiting assistant professor; dance alumni Keely Garfield and Debra Loewen, founder and artistic director of Wild Space Dance Company; and MFA student Carrie Lande Homuth. “The program features works by both past and current faculty and students, embodying the history

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of the department as it launches into the next five decades,” says Ferro. The dancing in Garfield’s “Lamb” is framed by the Zen saying, “Fall seven times, stand up eight” – when life knocks you down, you should get up and try again. In “Anything at All,” Loewen investigates the speculative nature of anticipation and the myriad possibilities the future holds in store. Briggs Winslow excavates hidden stories and considers the translation of content in “Proximity Determines.” Gillespie offers “La Hora de Salir (deconstructed),” which explores the mechanics of departures and the politics of intimacy, and blurs the lines between desire and our quest for unity. Lande Homuth’s “Going to Polly’s” premiered at UWM this summer. Tickets are available Troye Fox through the Peck School of the Arts Box Office, 414-229-4308, or online at Tickets are $17/general public; $15/seniors, UWM faculty and staff; $5 (presale), $8 (night of show)/ students. Dance majors (space permitting) are free. ‘SIGHT READINGS’ In partnership with the Department of Dance, INOVA welcomes Wild Space Dance Company Jan. 30-Feb. 1 for a collaboration of site, film and dance with “Sight Readings.” Held at Kenilworth Square East, INOVA’s gallery rooms and passages become intimate venues for performance and audience engagement, reflecting how viewers interact with museum spaces to experience art. The nonlinear event unfolds in repeating vignettes, inspired by INOVA architecture, film and video work. For more information, visit

Photo by Paul Mitchell courtesy of Wild Space Dance Company. Background video (not part of upcoming “Sight Readings” performance) by Steve Rowell.

Performances are at 7 and 8:15 p.m. Tickets are available through the Peck School of the Arts Box Office, 414-229-4308, or online at Tickets are $15/general public; $10/students and seniors.

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

Two Panther soccer standouts earn Academic All-Region Honors

Laurie Bell

Kelsey Holbert

Men’s soccer junior Laurie Bell and women’s soccer junior Kelsey Holbert were each named to the Capital One Academic All-District Soccer Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This marks the second-straight season Bell has earned the honor, the first UWM men’s soccer player to accomplish the feat since Antou Jallow in 2003 and 2004. Meanwhile, Holbert made the team for the first time. Bell is the Horizon League Player of the Year after leading the league in points and goals. He became the first Panther to record 10 or more goals

since Jallow netted 18 in 2004. Bell also carries a 3.72 GPA in the classroom as an English/journalism major. Holbert was outstanding on the field for the Panthers this season, serving as a team captain while helping the team to league regular-season and tournament titles. She has arguably been even more impressive in the classroom, carrying a 4.0 GPA as a chemistry major with pre-medicine intent. She is also a member of the Honors College, is on the Dean’s List and was recognized for having one of the highest GPAs in the Athletics Department.

THREE RUNNERS EARN CROSS COUNTRY ALL-LEAGUE HONORS Sophomore Gerrit Bruni and freshman Vince Paikowski both earned All-Horizon League honors on the men’s side, while freshman Ally Anich earned All-League recognition on the women’s side at the annual league cross country championships. The men’s and women’s teams each finished fifth in their respective races. “I’m really proud of the team’s effort today,”

Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. “Coming in, this isn’t quite where we thought we would be, but I’m certainly not displeased with the effort. “Having such a young team takes time to get experience at this level and to learn what it takes to win a championship or be in contention for it. We had a couple of all-conference finishers and both teams competed well. I think we just need experience. “It’s a process and I’m a patient person. I know that it just takes time. The teams had higher hopes and you want to go with that, but they’ll be there in the future and I know they have the desire and work ethic to make it happen.”

Gerrit Bruni (left) and Vince Paikowski

Ally Anich

TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTSCHANNEL TO TELEVISE AT LEAST 15 PANTHER BASKETBALL GAMES UWM will have at least 15 basketball games televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel during the 2013-14 season. The schedule includes 10 men’s contests and five women’s games, with three additional telecasts possible during the final weeks of the season. Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will air five men’s road games, starting with the Nov. 30 game at UMKC. The schedule also includes home games with DePaul, Northern Iowa, Cleveland State, Green Bay and Wright State, along with road games at UIC, Valparaiso, Wright State and Green Bay. Meanwhile, the women’s TV schedule includes games with in-state rivals Wisconsin, Marquette and Green Bay, along with home games against Wright State and UIC. As many as three more games could be added in February, with decisions on those broadcasts made later in the season as the Horizon League sets its late-season TV plans. Those potential additions include men’s games against Valparaiso (Feb. 15) and at Cleveland State (Feb. 22), as well as the women’s home game with Green Bay (Feb. 15). The Rob Jeter Show and Kyle Rechlicz Show also return to Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. The Jeter show will have three airings during the early part of the season, with a weekly edition of the show beginning Jan. 7. The first airing of each week’s show is set for 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Meanwhile, the Rechlicz show will again air immediately prior to each women’s game telecast. Daron Sutton and former Panther star Adrian Tigert return for the men’s broadcasts, while Bob Brainerd and former Panther standout Maria Viall are back for the women’s broadcasts. Men’s radio voice Bill Johnson will once again host the Rob Jeter Show, while women’s radio voice Scott Warras will host the Kyle Rechlicz Show. Brainerd also contributes features to both shows. Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Telecast Schedule (December and January; additional February broadcasts TBD) Tues., Dec. 3 Men vs. Northern Iowa 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 15 Women vs. Marquette 1 p.m. Sat., Jan. 4 Men vs. Cleveland State 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 11 Women @ Green Bay 1 p.m. Sun., Jan. 12 Men vs. Green Bay 1 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 16 Men @ UIC 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18 Men @ Valparaiso 1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 21 Men @ Wright State 6 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 23 Women vs. Wright State 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 29 Women vs. UIC 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 30 Men vs. Wright State 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 8 Men @ Green Bay 1 p.m.

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The Center for Instructional & Professional Development

FINAL BOOK DISCUSSION DEC. 6 Engaging Large Classes This fall, the CIPD book discussion series has focused on researched principles and practical strategies to incorporate assessment, active learning, peer facilitators, teams and civility in large classes using the well-received book, Engaging Large Classes (Stanley & Porter, 2002). The final discussion of the semester, Disciplinaryspecific chapters by choice, will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 1-3 p.m. in Union 250. Participants will develop or reaffirm their own understanding of how to engage students in large classes as they focus on specific disciplinary practices. Seating is limited, so please register on CIPD’s website,, or through MyDev, bydate.cfm. Contact Connie Schroeder for further information at or 414-229-5764.

WELCOME, NEW CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES Frieda Abasovski, Custodial Services Supervisor, Custodial Services Rebecca Christman, University Services Associate 2, English as a Second Language Janey Christoffersen, University Services Associate 1, Undergraduate Admissions Julie Edler, Communications Specialist, College of Health Sciences Extension Programming Mark Fairweather, IS Technical Services–Senior, College of Letters & Science Info Tech Katherine Finegan, University Services Associate 2, Registrar’s Office Roderick Hammond, Inventory Control Coordinator, Restaurant Operations Jeffrey Hoffman, Police Officer, University Police Sharicka Horton, Custodian, Custodial Services Emmitt Houston III, IS Technical Services–Senior, UITS Desktop Support Kimberly Jackson, Office Operations Associate, Facilty Services Joyce Kohlhagen, Financial Specialist 2, Cashier’s Office Christine Kozik, University Services Program Associate, Biological Sciences Erin Kunert, Financial Specialist 2, Center for International Education Quintin Moss, Custodian, Custodial Services Taylor Rose Pamperin, Academic Department Associate, Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies John Peine, IS Technical Services–Senior, UITS Classroom Services Jena Rock, University Services Associate 2, Biological Sciences Michael Schuett, IS Technical Services–Senior, Student Affairs IT Services Jana Siesonnop, Financial Specialist 2, Cashier’s Office Cal Stoffel, Program and Policy Analyst, Finance and Administrative Affairs Adrianne Stone, Office Operations Associate, University Relations & Communications Anthony Townsen, Custodian, Custodial Services Nakesha Williams, Payroll & Benefits Specialist, Human Resources

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BENEFITS BENEFITS 2014 Now that the Annual Benefits Enrollment has ended, here is a general overview of the changes you can expect for 2014. The enrollment period was from Oct. 7-Nov. 1. Any applications for enrollment or changes received after those dates will not be processed. Health insurance premiums have increased. The chart below outlines the new premium amounts: 2014 Monthly Premiums Employees Covered by WRS Graduate Assistant/Short-Term Academic Single Family Single Family Tier 1 $88.00 $219.00 $44.00 $109.50 Tier 2 (Standard Plan if required to work out of state) $129.00 $324.00 $64.50 $162.00 Tier 3 (Standard Plan & WPS Metro Choice SE) $239.00 $596.00 $119.50 $298.00 Premiums for Dental WI and EPIC Benefits+ remain the same for 2014. Our vision carrier, VPS, has increased its premium. The chart below outlines the new premium amounts: 2014 Monthly Premiums Employee Only Employee + Spouse/Dependent Employee + Child(ren) Family $ 6.35 $12.70 $14.30 $22.85 This was also the opportunity to increase your coverage level for Individual and Family Life. You MUST be enrolled in this coverage to take advantage of the increase. If you did not enroll in ANY life insurance program when first eligible, you can only apply through Evidence of Insurability. Life plans do not typically offer an open enrollment. One last change is that WRS contributions are increasing from 6.65% to 7% in 2014. Remember that this amount is matched by the employer. TSA maximum annual contribution limits have remained the same: • If under age 50 in 2013 and 2014: $17,500 • If age 50 or older in 2013 and 2014: $23,000 (eligible for a $5,500 additional catch-up if you will be 50 or older at any time in 2013 – the same for 2014) Please keep in mind that the Benefits staff is available to assist with any questions you may have regarding your benefits. We can be reached at 414-229-5353 or by email at As always, be safe, healthy and prosperous!


Exhibit highlights Jewish Latin American writers by Max Yela The exhibition “Escribir la Experiencia Judía: Writing the Jewish Latin American Experience” will be on view in the fourth floor Exhibition Gallery of the UWM Libraries through Dec. 27. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibition, produced in association with the Symposium on Jewish Latin American Writers held Oct. 23, draws almost entirely from the libraries’ rich collection of materials. The Jewish Latin America Collection (JLAC) in Special Collections at the UWM Libraries was established in 2007 with the creation of the Louis P. and Ethel S. Setlick Fund through the generous donations of Robert and Sandra Meldman of Mequon, Wis., and Michael and Reena Hais of Arcadia, Calif., in memory of Sandra’s and Reena’s parents. The primary goal of the collection is to identify and gather materials that serve as documentary evidence of Jewish life in Latin American and Caribbean cultures, from newspapers and announcements to original community historical accounts to first and special editions of fiction and literary works. The collection supports a broad range of academic and community interests, including historical, literary, Spanish and Portuguese, Jewish, and Latin American and Caribbean studies. With additional support from the community and university, the JLAC, along with its support group, the JLAC Associates, has produced a series of successful academic programs, including presentations by Mirta Kupferminc and Saúl Sosnowski (2008), Ruth Behar (2011), Nelson Vieira (2012) and the fall 2013 Symposium on Jewish Latin American Writers with Marjorie Agosín, José Kozer and Steve Sadow. This exhibition presents a selection of materials

from the JLAC, from early 20th-century historical and literary works to contemporary works of art, fiction, poetry and scholarship. The unifying visual elements for the exhibition are a series of original digital prints by Argentine artist Mirta Kupferminc from her “Hand Writing” series, an ongoing project to create digital prints based on her large-scale paintings of the palms of noted Israeli and Jewish Argentine writers. All materials on display represent the wealth of materials being preserved in Special Collections for writing the Jewish Latin American experience.

Alberto Gerchunoff, La jofaina maravillosa (1927)

For the Record SUBMISSION GUIDELINES • Electronic submissions only, either by email document or Internet (see addresses below). • If an entry requires diacritics or other special marks, a hard copy of the entry noting such marks should be faxed to 414-229-6443 as a backup to the electronic submission. • Enclose names to appear in boldface type in < >. Also enclose all material to be italicized.

Division on Career Development and Transition, Council for Exceptional Children, Williamsburg, VA, Nov. 14-17, 2013.

Congratulations, Management faculty and grad students


Management faculty and doctoral students in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business recently brought home three major awards: • Saroj Parasuraman Award for Best Paper Published in 2012: Presented by the Academy of Management Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division, this award is given to the author(s) of the publication in a refereed journal judged to have the highest potential to significantly impact our understanding of gender and diversity within organizations. Only one recipient is chosen each year, and the award-winning article is considered the best article published on diversity – across the globe. The winning article, “Crossing the threshold: The spillover of community racial diversity and diversity climate to the workplace” (Personnel Psychology, Vol. 65, pp. 755787), was presented at the 2013 Academy of Management Meeting held Aug. 9-13 in Orlando, FL. The authors are shown below with GDO Division leaders. From left: Stacy Blake Beard, GDO Division chair; Belle Rose Ragins, professor of management, UWM; UWM doctoral student Kyle Ehrhardt; Jorge Gonzalez, assistant professor of management, University of Texas-Pan American; Romila Singh, associate professor of management, UWM; and Gwen Combs, outgoing GDO Division chair.

Robert Longwell-Grice and Pahoua Xiong, “College Knowledge: Issues confronting first-generation college students,” presented at the State of Wisconsin Conference on Academic Advising (WACADA), UWM, Sept. 26, 2013.

• Do not submit grant information to Report. The “Grants” section is supplied by UW System via the Graduate School.



D. Clement and Monna Arvinen-Barrow, “Psychosocial Responses to Different Phase of Sport Injury Rehabilitation: A Qualitative Study,” poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, New Orleans, Oct. 3-6, 2013.

Issue Deadline No January 2014 issue February Thurs., Jan. 2 March Thurs., Jan. 31 April Fri., Feb. 28 May Mon., Mar. 31 June Thurs., May 1 No July or August issues E-mail submissions: Internet submissions: news/publications/report/ftr-form.cfm

PEOPLE EDUCATION ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Les T. Johnson, “Where Transgender Identity Meets Student Activism: Narratives of Negotiating Engagement in Campus Change,” presented at the American Education Studies Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 1, 2013. Les T. Johnson and Christopher Miller, “Choose Your Own Adventure: Adaptive Release of Content,” presented at the Wisconsin Desire2Learn Ignite Regional User Forum, Madison, WI, Nov. 8, 2013.


Monna Arvinen-Barrow, “It’s the athlete that counts: Placing the athlete in the center of the multidisciplinary care,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, New Orleans, Oct. 3-6, 2013. S. Gnacinski, Kyle T. Ebersole, D. Cornell and Barbara B. Meyer, “Occupational athletes: Moving toward an integrated approach to enhancing firefighting performance,” poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, New Orleans, Oct. 3, 2013. William V. Massey, Barbara B. Meyer and S. Mullen, “Development of a processes of change measure for use in applied sport psychology settings,” poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, New Orleans, Oct. 3, 2013.



Paul Brodwin, “Justice, Disrespect and Incommensurable Ethical Voices,” invited panel presentation at the conference “Comparing Approaches to Health Inequalities and Justice: A Dialogue on Theory, Method and (Inter-)Disciplinarity,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Oct. 5, 2013.

Susana M. Muñoz, “Legality as a social identity: Conceptualizing a legal consciousness building framework for Latina/o undocumented and unafraid youth activists,” presented at the International Conference on Illegality, Youth and Belonging, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 26-27, 2013.

Paul Brodwin, “The Ethics of Ambivalence: Autobiographical and Ethnographic Accounts of Constraint in Psychiatric Practice,” invited lecture, Anthropology Colloquium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Oct. 4) and the University of Washington, Seattle (Oct. 11, 2013).



DeAnn Huinker, “Principles to Actions: An Urgent Agenda for School Mathematics,” presented at the meeting of the Wisconsin Mathematics Leadership Council, DeForest, WI, Oct. 29, 2013.

John Koethe gave poetry readings on Martha’s Vineyard over the summer, at Yale University in October and at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., in November.

Mary McLean was elected chair of the Recommended Practices Commission of the Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children.

Robert Schwartz was interviewed about pragmatism on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect” program in November.

Christopher Miller and Les T. Johnson, “Desire2Learn Learning Environment Flexibility: Allowing Pedagogy to Take a Front Seat,” Wisconsin Desire2Learn Ignite Regional User Forum, Madison, WI, Nov. 8, 2013.

INSTITUTE FOR URBAN EDUCATION Tracey Nix, M. Morningstar and H. Lee, “Culturally Transforming Transition Training for Culturally, Linguistically and Economically Diverse Families,” presented at the Division on Career Development and Transition, Council for Exceptional Children, Williamsburg, VA, Nov. 14-17, 2013. Tracey Nix and C. Goff, “Collaborative Transition Planning with Families from Culturally, Linguistically and Economically Diverse Backgrounds,” presented at the

PSYCHOLOGY Julia S. Szinte, J. Kim and Karyn M. Frick, “Role of G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER/GPR30) in hippocampal memory and cell signaling in female mice,” presented at MidBrains 2013: Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference of the Upper Midwest, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, Oct. 5, 2013. Adam S. Greenberg, “The Neural Architecture Subserving Visual Attention,” presented at the Psychology Department Colloquium, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Oct. 23, 2013.

• Best Overall Paper Award (2013): “Anchoring relationships at work: Mentors as buffers to ambient racial discrimination,” authored by Belle Rose Ragins, K.S. Lyness, Kyle Ehrhardt, Dianne Murphy and J. Capman, was named the best paper in the Academy of Management Careers Division. Shown below are (from left) Peter Heslin, Careers Divison chair; Belle Rose Ragins; and doctoral students Kyle Ehrhardt and Dianne Murphy. The award was presented at the 2013 Academy of Management Meeting held Aug. 9-13 in Orlando, FL.

• Midwest Scholar Recognition Award (2013): Belle Rose Ragins was one of two inaugural recipients of this lifetime achievement award, presented by the Midwest Academy of Management at its 56th Annual Meeting held Oct. 10-12 in Milwaukee. The award honors outstanding professional achievements that constitute significant contributions to research, theory and practice of management. All management faculty in the Midwest were considered for the award. Ragins (right) is shown with presenter Nancy Day, Midwest Academy of Management board member.

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For the Record Fred Helmstetter gave two invited talks in October: Department of Psychology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience in College Station TX. Christine L. Larson and D.M. Stout, “Controlling cognition: Implications of cognition-emotion interactions for internalizing psychopathology,” symposium chaired at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Florence, Italy, Oct. 2-6, 2013. D.M. Stout and Christine L. Larson, “Neural measures of the access of threat to working memory in anxiety,” talk presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Florence, Italy, Oct. 2-6, 2013. Christopher R. Martell’s book, Behavioral Activation for Depression: A Clinician’s Guide, co-authored with Sona Dimidjian and Ruth Herman-Dunn (2010), has been released in translation in Japanese.

Messages,” presented at the International Food Studies Conference, Austin, TX, Oct. 15-16, 2013. Bonnie Halvorsen, “Cheetos vs. Apple: After school snack,” presented at Cumberland Elementary School, Whitefish Bay, WI, Oct. 7-11, 2013. Rhonda J.V. Montgomery and Jessica Jacobs presented a poster, “Diffusion of TCARE: The Final Phase of Translating Research into Practice,” at the 2013 Annual Aging in America Meeting of the American Society on Aging and National Council on Aging, Chicago, March 14, 2013. David Pate discussed “Why black men can’t get out of poverty” in his “Real Talk” segment of WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect” show on Sept. 27, 2013. David Pate discussed “Analysts: Child support adds to many black fathers’ debt load” in his “Real Talk” segment of WUWMFM’s “Lake Effect” show on Oct. 14, 2013.

Christopher R. Martell conducted an invited one-day workshop in Behavioral Activation through the Dean Foundation in Madison, WI, on Oct. 4, 2013.


Devin Mueller presented “Enhancing extinction and inhibiting retrieval of cocaine-associated memories” at Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL, Oct. 15, 2013.

D. Weber, R. Hesselbach, A. Kane, D. Petering, L. Petering and Craig Berg, “Minnows as a Classroom Model for Human Environmental Health,” American Biology Teacher, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2013, pp. 203-209.

Devin Mueller presented “Extinction of drug-associated behaviors in animal models of drug use” at the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis conference, Waukesha, WI, Oct. 25, 2013.

G. Zimmer, C. Cattey, A. Winkle, Ray Scolavino, Craig Berg and N. Smith, Dialogues for the Chemistry Classroom, Milwaukee: Moose Moss Press, 2013.

Diane Reddy, Ray Fleming and Larry Rudiger (University of Vermont) gave an invited presentation, “U-Pace: Increasing student success through evidence-based online instruction,” at the 2013 Best Practices in the Teaching of Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA, in October. Diane Reddy, Leah Stoiber, Heidi Pfeiffer, Ray Fleming, Laura Pedrick (Academic Affairs) and Dylan Barth (Learning Technology Center) presented “Understanding the impact of online instruction: Strategies and lessons from the U-Pace instructional approach” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of EDUCAUSE, Anaheim, CA, in October.

WRITING CENTER Margaret Mika, Joshua Worsham, Emily Cramer and Michael Haen presented papers at the 10-state Midwest Writing Center Association Conference in Chicago Oct. 18-19, 2013.

UWM LIBRARIES Max Yela presented “Borges, the Kabbalah, and the Artist’s Book: Jewish Interpolations in the Works of Jorge Luis Borges as Expressed in the Artist’s Book-work of Mirta Kupferminc and Saul Sosnowski,” for the panel, “The Mezzezah and the Mestizaje,” Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, Nov. 8, 2013.

JOSEPH J. ZILBER SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Ruth Etzel was invited to Tel Aviv in November 2013 to provide consultation to the Israeli Ministry of Health and Ministry of Environmental Protection on what a national environmental health plan should include.


A. Schiebel, S. Rutherford, M.R. Kotelnicki and Craig Berg, Dialogues for the Earth Science Classroom, Milwaukee: Moose Moss Press, 2013. M. Felske and Craig Berg, Dialogues for the Earth Science Classroom, Milwaukee: Moose Moss Press, 2013. M. Schraufnagel, M. Heer, T. Everson, M. Fuller, M. Sackerson and Craig Berg, Dialogues for the Physics Classroom, Milwaukee: Moose Moss Press, 2013. M. Wood, B. Hubing, J. Duellman and Craig Berg, Dialogues for the American History Classroom 1492-1865, Milwaukee: Moose Moss Press, 2013. B. Hubing, M. Wood, J. Duellman and Craig Berg, Dialogues for the American History Classroom 1865-2010, Milwaukee: Moose Moss Press, 2013. C. Jefson Crew 66, Health Education Dialogues for Middle School Students – Teacher Edition, Craig Berg, ed., Milwaukee: Moose Moss Press, 2013. C. Jefson Crew 66: Health Education Dialogues for Middle School Students – Student Edition, Craig Berg, ed., Milwaukee: Moose Moss Press, 2013. J. Hartwick, Jeffrey Hawkins and M. Schroeder, “Enlightenment or Getting Burned: A National Survey of Social Studies Teachers’ Emphasis on Diversity of Religious Views,” pp. 141-152 in The Status of Social Studies, Paul Fitchett and Jeff Passe, eds., Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013.




Bonnie Halvorsen, Hayeon Song and Amy Harley, “What’s on Your Cereal Box? An Analysis of Textual and Graphic

Amol D. Mali, “New Directions in Enhancing Computer Games,” ACM Computers in Entertainment (CIE), Oct. 2013.

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Amol D. Mali and Ravi Puthiyattil, “Fully-automated instance decomposition and subplan synthesis for parallel execution,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), 2013, pp. 322-329.

NURSING Nuananong Seal and M.E. Broome, “Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and feeding practices in relation to infants’ growth,” Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 9, No. 5, 2013, pp 270-276.

Brandon Ellenberger and Amol D. Mali, “Motion-driven action-based planning,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), 2013, pp. 841-848.






Marylou Pausewang Gelfer and Q. Bennett, “Speaking Fundamental Frequency and Vowel Formant Frequencies: Effects on Perception of Gender,” Journal of Voice, Vol. 27, 2013, pp. 556-566.

CENTER FOR URBAN INITIATIVES & RESEARCH United Community Center UCC Abriendo Puertas Program – Year 2 Evaluation Davis, Gerald S. – Public Service $5,000

LETTERS & SCIENCE Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and H. Harvey, “The J-Curve: Singapore vs. her Trading Partners,” Economic Papers, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2012, pp. 515-522. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and J. Xu, “Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Commodity Trade Between U.S. and Hong Kong,” International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 27, January 2013, pp. 81-109. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, H. Harvey and S. Hegerty, “Regime Changes and the Impact of Currency Depreciation: The Case of Spanish-U.S. Industry Trade,” Empirica, Journal of European Economics, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2013, pp. 21-37.

GEOGRAPHY Mark D. Schwartz, T.R. Ault and J. L. Betancourt, “Spring Onset Variations and Trends in the Continental USA: Past and Regional Assessment Using TemperatureBased Indices,” International Journal of Climatology, Vol. 33, No. 22, 2013, pp. 2917-2922.

HONORS COLLEGE Janet Jesmok and D. Thomas Hanks Jr., eds., Malory and Christianity: Essays on Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur, Studies in Medieval Culture LI, Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2013.

Milwaukee Public Schools MPS GEAR UP Parent Services Batson, Terry L.; Turner, Vicki K. – Public Service $41,602

SHELDON B. LUBAR SCHOOL OF BUSINESS INSTRUCTIONAL UWM Foundation A.O. Smith International Business Education Smunt, Timothy L. – Miscellaneous $5,000 UWM Foundation Nicholas Applied Finance Lab Smunt, Timothy L. – Miscellaneous $20,000 UWM Foundation La Macchia Enterprises Entrepreneurship Initiatives Smunt, Timothy L. – Miscellaneous $36,000

CONTINUING EDUCATION JASON PROJECT UW Sea Grant Program Lake Sturgeon Bowl, Wisconsin’s Regional Academic/Diversity Competition Sutton,Elizabeth M. – Public Service $15,072




Luca Ferrero, “Intention,” in A Companion to Davidson, E. Lepore and K. Ludwig, eds., Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Medical College of Wisconsin Training Lay Trainers: A Strategy to Disseminate Care Coordination Skills to Families of CYSHCN Conceição, Simone C.O. – Public Service $9,582

Luca Ferrero, “Can I Only Intend My Own Actions?,” in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, D. Shoemaker, ed., Oxford University Press, 2013.

PSYCHOLOGY T.J. Jarome, J.L. Kwapis, W. Ruenzel and Fred J. Helmstetter, “CaMKII, but not Protein Kinase A, regulates proteasome activity during memory formation,” Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2013. 7:115 fnbeh.2013.00115. J.L. Kwapis and Fred J. Helmstetter, “Does PKMzeta maintain memory?,” Brain Research Bulletin, 2013. S03619230(13)00144-5. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2013.09.005. J.L. Kwapis, T.J. Jarome, J.L. Lee, M.R. Gilmartin and Fred J. Helmstetter, “Extinguishing trace fear engages the retrosplenial cortex rather than the amygdala,” Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, 2013. S1074-7427(13)00184-6. doi: 10.1016/j. nlm.2013.09.007.

EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH CENTER Buffett Early Childhood Fund Educare Center Local Evaluation File, Nancy K. – Public Service $89,576

EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION International Society for Technology in Education Editor, Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) Edyburn, Dave L. – Public Service $22,000

ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE U.S. Air Force Nonlinear High-Energy Pulse Propagation in Graded-Index Multimode Optical Fibers for Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers Mafi, Arash – Research $102,273

For the Record Medical College of Wisconsin Mitochondrial Redox Studies by Optical Spectroscopy and CryoImaging in Cardiopulmonary Oxidative Stress Ranji, Mahsa – Research $69,695

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Various Nonfederal Agencies Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Water Equipment and Policy Chen, Junhong – Research $50,000



UWM Foundation Support for Course Load Reduction to Enable Recipient to Focus on Applied Research Ricigliano, Robert S. – Miscellaneous $20,000

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Maintenance of Archival Records Barczyk, Ewa E. – Public Service $18,225



Marmon Water Marmon Water I/UCRC Membership Agreement Chen, Junhong – Research $50,000

UWM Foundation Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies Berkowitz, Joel – Miscellaneous $5,000

UWM Research Foundation A Novel Silicon Nano-Manufacturing Method and Structure for High Capacity Lithium Ion Battery Yuan, Yingchun – Research $52,000




ADMINISTRATION Center for Environmental Information Science International Cooperation on Birth Cohort Studies (2) Etzel, Ruth A. – Public Service $34,291 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Disease Chronicity in Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM): Epigenetic Clues Huang, Chiang-Ching – Research $31,100

National Institutes of Health Biology-Environmental Health Science Nexus: Inquiry, Content and Communication Petering, David H.; Berg, Craig A. – Instruction $248,355


ADMINISTRATION University of Michigan Urban Pollution Footprints on the Great Lakes McLellan, Sandra L.; Bravo, Hector R. – Research $166,415



National Science Foundation Toward Gravitational Wave Discovery with Advanced LIGO Creighton, Jolien D.; Brady, Patrick R.; De Arcenegui Siemens, F. Javier; Wiseman, Alan G. – Research $404,202

MCNAIR ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM/AOP U.S. Dept. of Education Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at UWM Aguilar-Diaz, Carmen – Miscellaneous $240,940

HEALTH SCIENCES COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS U.S. Dept. of Education Optimal AAC Technology for Individuals with Severe Communication Disabilities: Development of a Comprehensive Assessment Protocol Lund, Shelley K. – Public Service $199,378

KINESIOLOGY WI Athletic Trainers Association Foot Joint Coupling and EMG Patterns in Habitual Forefoot and Rearfoot Runners Cobb, Stephen C. – Research $1,000


Space Telescope Science Institute Galactic Outflows and the Growth of Disks at 1<z<2 Erb, Dawn K. – Research $102,017

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago Feasibility Study for Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board Inc. Pate Jr., David J. – Public Service $20,157

STUDENT AFFAIRS CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER U.S. Dept. of Education Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant Mosier, Lisa M.; Zylka, Cheryl L. – Public Service $294,526

PSYCHOLOGY National Institutes of Health Mechanisms Underlying Perception of Speech Warren, Richard M.; Bashford, James A. – Research $296,168

WUWM UWM Foundation Salary Encumbrances Edwards, Dave – Public Service $300,000 UWM Foundation General Operating Expenses Edwards, Dave – Public Service $400,000


R2D2 CENTER Trustees of Boston University Development of a Quantitative Spasticity Measure for Routine Clinical Practice Wang, Ying-Chih – Research $7,196

Period 4 – October 2013

FY 2014


Year-to-Date Total







$ 1,547,036

$ 9,378,442

$ 11,585,155

Brookhaven National Laboratory An Integrated Basic Research Program for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems Based on Ionic Liquids Dietz, Mark L. – Research $116,453





$ 1,299,481

$ 1,464,117

Public Service



$ 1,446,429



$ 5,499,285

Student Aid

$ 1,504,897

$ 1,504,897

$ 18,493,047

$ 18,493,047





$ 1,770,581

$ 2,212,047

Argonne National Laboratory Aqueous Complexes for AmericiumCurium Separation Hossain, M. Mahmun – Research $20,000





UWM Research Foundation Optical Fiber Thermometry for Battery Applications Geissinger, Peter – Research $75,914

ENGLISH Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education Innovation Adoption Following Continuing Education: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study of Oncology-Related Meetings Graham, Samuel S.; Kim, Sang-Yeon – Research $9,922


$ 3,394,558


Period 4 – October 2012

FY 2013


Year-to-Date Total




$ 1,552,029

$ 3,357,456

$ 9,159,236

$ 14,902,478






$ 2,697,176

$ 3,291,284

Public Service







$ 5,396,664

Student Aid

$ 18,478,147

$ 18,478,147

$ 18,546,647

$ 18,546,647




$ 1,482,771

$ 1,612,026

$ 2,428,385






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

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Arts+Tech Night transforms Kenilworth by Beth Stafford

Photos by David Witzling

Arts+Tech Night is an end-of-the-semester showcase featuring new work from students in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Technology (IAT) Program that gives students access to faculty and facilities from several departments in the Peck School of the Arts. From 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, students will transform four floors in the Kenilworth East Building into a dynamic performance and gallery space, showcasing a variety of interactive and technologically mediated artwork. This semester, the event showcases media-rich performances from the Movement and New Media class team-taught by Associate Professor Luc Vanier, Department of Dance, and Professor Cecelia Condit, Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres.

Additional work will be on display from Lecturer Patrick Lichty’s interactive installation students in the Department of Art and Design, and Associate Lecturer Kelly Bronikowski’s video installation class in the Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres. Seniors from Associate Lecturer David Witzling’s IAT capstone studio will exhibit short films. Cody Banks will show a short-form mockumentary about an imaginary Icelandic pop star. Chris House will screen a serious drama that was shot as a stop-motion animation made with Lego blocks. More information is at


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UWM Report, December 2013  

Faculty/Staff newsletter of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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