UWMREPORT FACULTY/STAFF NEWSLETTER Volume 31, Number 6, September 2011
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UWM’s ‘Big Build’ gets under way By Laura L. Hunt and Kathy Quirk
New campaign stresses strengths, success
Get ready, get set, PROWL
‘A Piece of My Heart’ focuses on women in wartime
RIGHT: Chancellor Lovell signs a cement block that will be incorporated into student café tables at the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 Fendrich named Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Helping foster parents manage problem behaviors Lubar School opens new data center UWM, UW-Madison take on landmark breast cancer study UWM volunteers rise up (hourly) to help fight obesity
T he expansion of UWM moved beyond the
planning stages and into execution over the summer with groundbreaking on two major building projects, both described as “transformational” for both the university and the Milwaukee region. Construction officially began on Innovation Park, the university’s public-private research complex in Wauwatosa, and the new Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health downtown at the former Pabst Brewery site marked a construction milestone. On campus, the newly renovated Greene Memorial Museum building on the Kenwood campus has reopened as the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, and the former home of the Columbia Hospital School for Nurses in the Northwest Quadrant has been renovated and remodeled as Honors House, the new home for UWM’s Honors College. INNOVATION PARK In August, UWM and the UWM Real Estate Foundation officially launched construction on Innovation Park, a 71-acre site near the largest academic health cluster in Southeastern Wisconsin. “This will become the center for economic
ABOVE: Participating in the groundbreaking for UWM’s Innovation Park were (clockwise from left) Milwaukee philanthropist Michael Cudahy; Jeannette Tamayo, U.S. Economic Development Administration; Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele; UWM Real Estate Foundation Board Chair Bruce Block; UWM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell; UWM Real Estate Foundation board member David Gilbert; Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker; Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway; Children’s Hospital and Health System President and CEO Peggy Troy; and Wauwatosa Mayor Jill Didier.
development for greater Milwaukee,” said Chancellor Michael R. Lovell. “This project will transform the region in terms of academics – bringing UWM right across the street from the research hub of this region: the Regional Medical Center with Children’s Hospital, Blood Center, the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert. Truly, we will add value to what they’re doing, they will add value to us and nothing but great things will happen.” When completed, Innovation Park is expected to spur strong and enduring partnerships between academia and industry, attract businesses to Milwaukee and lead to new products, spinoff companies, workforce development and jobs. “With the faculty and scientists from UWM out on our [the Regional Medical Center] campus, we’re going to have an explosion of creativity and productivity,” said Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health System. The event celebrated the beginning of work on the site’s roads and infrastructure. In 2012, a separate groundbreaking event is planned for the first new building at Innovation Park – a 25,000-squareContinued on page 3 September 2011 • UWMREPORT • 1
FROM THE CHANCELLOR
A great summer for UWM T he headlines were full of positive, progressive
news about our university over the summer. In this issue and elsewhere, I’m sure you’ve seen much of this news. I’d like to revisit a few of these items and offer my perspective on why they were and are important.
June – Board of Regents meeting This was a great way to start the summer because the response from regents and UW System administrators was consistent: “Wow! UWM is transforming itself and is a university on the move.” Especially illustrative of our progress were comments made during the main UWM presentation by key partners Tom Barrett, Milwaukee mayor; Michael Andrew, Johnson Controls director of government affairs and external communications; Peggy Troy, Children’s Hospital and Health System president and CEO, and board chair of the Wisconsin Regional Medical Center; and Rich Meeusen, Badger Meter chairman, president and CEO, and chair of the Milwaukee 7 Water Council.
June – Johnson Controls energy storage research partnership Increasingly, this is what we’re trying to foster: laboratories built for the university that create a better student experience, stronger faculty teaching tool and beneficial research facility for businesses. In this case, Johnson Controls is creating its nextgeneration products by working side by side with our faculty, staff and students in a one-of-a-kind facility. The multinational corporation, with its worldwide headquarters just 15 minutes from our campus, announced a total gift to the UW System of $6 million. Much of that investment is right here, including the new Johnson Controls Endowed Professorship in Energy Storage Research.
June – Baders honor Professor Parker To support the development of the new Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex, Milwaukee philanthropists Isabel and Alfred Bader made a gift of $1.6 million. UWM’s Center for Gravitation and Cosmology, which will be housed in the complex, will be named in honor of UWM Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics Leonard E. Parker, former director of the center. It is extremely fitting that their gift honors one of the most distinguished professors in the history of our university. His contributions to UWM exemplify what we believe will take place in this complex in the decades to come.
July – Zilber School of Public Health announcement At the same time that the concrete was being poured for the renovations of our future facility in downtown Milwaukee, we were able to announce the official renaming of our school to honor philanthropist and major donor Joseph Zilber. The political, business and community partners who came together for this event agreed on what this school means to our city. It is very clear that Milwaukee has serious public health issues, but many of them are preventable. The Zilber School of Public Health, along with its partners gathering in a downtown location, will be able to make a significant impact on these issues.
What really struck me at this event was that we had individuals from many organizations participate in the groundbreaking – and without any one of them, none of us would have been there. This tells me that there is great potential for something really special to happen at Innovation Park.
August – Shaked-Waldman scholarship gift This is the second time in the past several years that Chicago entrepreneur and UWM alumnus Avi Shaked and his wife, Dr. Babs Waldman, have pledged $1 million to fund engineering scholarships at UWM. Their initial gift helped broaden and strengthen the demographics of the students attending our College of Engineering & Applied Science. This is a sort of microcosm for our university because being able to offer scholarships is increasingly critical to student access and success. Looking back at these summertime events, it makes me appreciate how the continuing work to strengthen our university requires year-round effort. And it makes me look forward to what will be accomplished now that we’re all back full time for the 2011-12 academic year.
CHANCELLOR’S PLENARY ADDRESS Thursday, Sept. 15, 2:30 p.m., Union Wisconsin Room
Chancellor Michael R. Lovell will present his fall Plenary Address to the UWM community on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 2:30 p.m. in the Union Wisconsin Room. The chancellor invites all faculty, academic staff, classified staff, students and friends to join him. While everyone at UWM is invited to attend this presentation, it is important that supervisors and employees work together to ensure that office operational needs are met while allowing as many people as possible to attend. A live webcast of the plenary will be available to those unable to attend the presentation in person. The URL for the plenary is: www.liveplenary.uwm.edu. For further information, or if you have special needs that require assistance, please contact the Office of the Secretary of the University, Lubar Hall N450, 414-229-5988.
CHANCELLOR’S INAUGURATION Please save the date for the inauguration of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Michael R. Lovell on Friday, Oct. 14. Installation Ceremony at 3 p.m. Watch for details on the Web and in the October issue of UWM Report.
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A special commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. UWM’s neighbors, as well as members of the campus community, are invited to gather at the flagpole on the east lawn of Mitchell Hall. A choir will sing, Chancellor Michael Lovell will announce a moment of silence and taps will be played. An honor guard of UWM Army ROTC members will be part of the commemoration, which has been organized by the Veterans Advisory Council. For more information, contact Beth Stafford at 414-229-4800.
August – Innovation Park groundbreaking
Save the Dates
Friday, Oct. 14
UWM INVITES NEIGHBORS TO 9/11 TRIBUTE
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Big Build From page 1 foot business accelerator facility funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). Lovell said the EDA was so impressed with the grant proposal submitted by UWM that, for the first time in his career, a federal agency increased the amount requested in the grant, rather than reducing it. Purchased from Milwaukee County for $13.5 million, the site will include not only academic research and industry facilities, but also privately developed housing and a wildlife habitat. JOSEPH J. ZILBER SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Lovell also kicked off construction of an addition to the new graduate-level School of Public Health in July, naming it in honor of Joseph J. Zilber, the late business, civic and philanthropic leader, whose support was vital in establishing the school. The ceremony was held at the former brewery complex near N. 10th St. and E. Juneau Ave., just west of downtown Milwaukee, where a 30,000-squarefoot addition is being built onto an existing building that is being remodeled. The school will partner with the city’s Health Department in conducting academic research and combating public-health problems, said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Bevan Baker, city health commissioner, was involved in the school’s planning and will have an office in the new building. Both UWM officials and the mayor worked hard to convince the UW System Board of Regents to approve the school and locate it in Milwaukee. It is expected to be completed next fall. The event concluded with a ceremonial “concrete pour.” The concrete was poured into forms, which were then signed by city and university officials. The signed blocks will be incorporated into tables that will be used in the student café. SAM AND HELEN STAHL CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES The Greene Memorial Museum building is now the home of the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UWM. The historic campus building was remodeled with the help of a $2 million donation from the Baye Foundation.
The Center for Jewish Studies, formerly located in a two-room suite in Curtin Hall, was created in 1997 and supports a multidisciplinary undergraduate major and minor in Jewish Studies. The center also offers conferences, workshops and free public lectures. The restored building, at 3367 N. Downer Ave., was designed by noted Milwaukee architect Alexander C. Eschweiler in 1913, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Until 1992, it housed a small geology museum, but has been used for storage since then. The center was renamed for the parents of Pearl Berkowitz, trustee of the Baye Foundation. HONORS HALL Another campus office got a new home this summer. Honors College became the first occupant in the university’s North west Quadrant, formerly the Colum bia Hospital complex. Honors House is in the former Columbia Hospital School for Nurses building on the corner of Maryland and Newport avenues across from Sandburg Hall. Honors House includes offices, classrooms and two study centers. It will eventually include housing for honors students. With seven buildings and more than 800,000 square feet, the Northwest Quadrant’s remodeling will unfold in parts during the next decade.
PANTHERFEST ROCKS THE LAKEFRONT SEPT. 9 PANTHERFEST returns to the Milwaukee lakefront Friday, Sept. 9, and resumes its tradition as UWM’s largest event of the year, with headlining performances from Lupe Fiasco and Girl Talk. In its fifth year, PANTHERFEST will be held at the Marcus Amphitheater and forecourt area on the Summerfest grounds, 5 p.m. to midnight, and caps off the twoweek Campus KickOff. Preshow activities are from 5-7:30 p.m. in the amphitheater forecourt. Lupe Fiasco takes the stage at 8 p.m., followed by Girl Talk. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and their families are offered free tickets to the event. Complete ticket pickup info and event details are available at: www.campuskickoff.com. In addition to the headliners, entertainment options include an obstacle course, Euro bungee, giant slide, carnival games, ticket giveaways, contests, intramural sports competitions and demonstrations. First Friday, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, kicks off at PANTHERFEST with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of UWM invited to Jo Jo’s from 5-7:30 p.m. Chancellor Michael Lovell will attend the gathering. Traditional First Friday fare will be available. As an added bonus, PANTHERFEST attendees are admitted free to Indian Summer Festival on Friday only, 4 p.m.midnight.
Bader gift supports construction of a new sciences complex Milwaukee philanthropists Isabel and Alfred Bader have made a gift of $1.6 million to UWM for the construction of the new Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex (KIRC). KIRC will be the first new building on the UWM campus in more than a decade. The Physics Department will be the anchor tenant. When completed in 2015, KIRC will combine at one campus location researchers working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The facility will foster collaborations among university scientists and industry partners. An artist’s rendering of the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex UWM’s Center for Gravitation and Cosmology, which will be housed in KIRC, will be named in honor of UWM Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics Leonard E. Parker, former director of the center. “We are deeply grateful for this cornerstone support from Isabel and Alfred Bader for what will become the showcase facility at the new gateway to our campus,” said UWM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell. “It is extremely fitting that their gift honors one of the most distinguished professors in the history of our university. His contributions to UWM exemplify what we believe will take place in this complex in the decades to come.”
Lupe Fiasco (top) and Girl Talk headline this year’s PANTHERFEST.
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New campaign stresses strengths, success By Angela McManaman
UWM NIGHT AT MILLER PARK SEPT. 10 Peter Jakubowski
Be part of the crowd at this year’s UWM Night at Miller Park on Saturday, Sept. 10, when the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Philadelphia Phillies! Join us at 4:30 p.m. in the east parking lot for a family-friendly tailgate party. Special guests, including Pounce and UWM cheerleaders, will get you fired up for the 6:10 p.m. game. Special ticket packages will be available and include the tailgate, entertainment and a game ticket. Watch the UWM Alumni Association website at uwm.edu/alumni for updates.
Filming a TV spot for the new Powerful Ideas. Proven Results. campaign.
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ALL MAJORS CAREER DAY OCT. 6 A variety of regional and national employers and several graduate and professional schools will be on campus to meet with students and alumni at All Majors Career Day on Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.2 p.m. in the Union Wisconsin Room. Sponsored by the Career Development Center, All Majors Career Day provides an opportunity for students and alumni from all disciplines to gain information directly from recruiters about a wide variety of careers and employment options. Internships with area businesses also can be discussed. The event also affords faculty and staff the opportunity to meet with community professionals and to exchange ideas about the educational needs and preparation of UWM students. For more information, visit www4. uwm.edu/cdc/get_hired/attend_career_ days.cfm or contact Ada Walker, CDC recruiting manager, at 414-229-4487 or email@example.com.
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poised to launch a major new studentrecruitment marketing campaign to tell the UWM story to key audiences. Print, television, billboards and the Internet will all be used to deliver the message that UWM is the best choice for both traditional and non-traditionally aged students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees. “This new campaign goes to the essence of what the university stands for,” says Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications Tom Luljak. “Creation of knowledge. The discovery that comes from learning, the ideas that emerge from the academy. This university makes a difference, strengthens the economy, boosts the health of this region.” When the University Relations committee and UWM’s agency of record, Lipman Hearne, began work on a campaign to replace the Something Great in Mind (SGIM) marketing program, Luljak says it became apparent that the aspirational SGIM had exceeded its goals, setting the stage for a resultsdriven narrative to launch in 2011. Powerful Ideas. Proven Results. aims with laser-like focus on the results and accomplishments realized at the university in recent years – and those expected in the near future. “A lot had happened in the previous five years to strengthen the UWM brand. People knew things were changing at UWM. Extensive audience research told us we had really moved the needle forward in terms of public perception of UWM, and that set the stage for Powerful Ideas. Proven Results.” Foremost among those signs of change and opportunity was the creation of the new schools of Freshwater Sciences and Public Health, a $240 million capital building initiative, the hiring of more than 40 new faculty, addition of two new residence halls and numerous Ph.D programs. “Faculty, staff, alumni, prospective and enrolled students, these audiences may have different levels of awareness of the UWM brand, but each one of them recognized a new day at UWM.” That evolution will continue across the afore mentioned media platforms, including an extended and renewed focus on marketing directly to high school students and their parents. But in addition to the Internet, print and billboard advertisements UWM has used in the past, two 30-second television spots will air on local network affiliates and cable channels.
A primary goal of the campaign is to generate interest and awareness of UWM’s academic offerings among prospective students and parents in a media market crowded with more than 25 competing institutions of higher education. “Good marketing is essential to helping us remain competitive in our student recruitment efforts,” Luljak explains. “Unless we get the UWM message out there we will not maintain our enrollment levels and the tuition dollars generated.” No state tax dollars are used to pay for the marketing program, which is funded through the UWM Foundation and auxiliary funds. The Powerful Ideas. Proven Results. message and collateral were created after a major market research effort that asked thousands of UWM alumni, faculty, staff, students, donors and community supporters for their impressions and beliefs about the university. Phone surveys, focus groups and random online surveys sought feedback far and wide to inform the campaign messages, which made a limited debut in spring 2011 (see power.uwm.edu) and launch fully this fall with a new uwm.edu website, billboards, Open House creative and the TV spots. “Following a rigorous process and implementing sound methodology, relying on qualitative and quantitative feedback, has allowed us to build a campaign based on fact and accomplishments,” Luljak adds. This veracity and authenticity carry over into the copy, imagery and biography that comprise the campaign. “The real stars of this marketing campaign are our faculty, staff and students. Those of us on campus can appreciate the depth of knowledge that exists at UWM, but we’re eager to put that forward to regional audiences to showcase the vibrant and energized institution that is UWM today. “People who are experts in their field worldwide are living and working right here. Now many thousands more across our broad media market and beyond our sphere of influence will hear about what happens to the powerful ideas that are created here. And they’re already meeting the graduates who leave here with résumés, work and classroom experience that further prove we are educating the workforce of tomorrow.” Do you know UWM well? Do you have a Powerful Idea to share? Visit power.uwm.edu. We hope to hear about your Powerful Idea soon.
Fendrich named Wisconsin Distinguished Professor By Beth Stafford
ichael Fendrich, director of the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research (CABHR) and a professor of social work in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, has been named the university’s latest Wisconsin Distinguished Professor. To date, Fendrich’s research has focused on the epidemiology of drug and alcohol abuse, the use of biomarkers for measuring substance use in community surveys, the association between substance use and high-risk behavior in college students and young adults, and the impact of interventions addressing substance abuse in criminal justice and other high-risk settings. Fendrich’s work has been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the National Institute of Justice. Private funding for Fendrich’s Wisconsin Distinguished Professorship comes from Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). The professorship focuses on a partnership between the CUW School of Pharmacy and CABHR that will dramatically increase the training of new Pharm.D.s (Doctors of Pharmacy) in Wisconsin regarding the epidemiology, health consequences and economic impact of addiction and substance misuse in Wisconsin. “The Wisconsin Distinguished Professorship provides an excellent opportunity for Professor Fendrich to work with other community partners, such as Concordia University, to address the problem of prescription medication abuse in the state. This collaboration is a win-win for both UWM and Concordia University,” says Stan Stojkovic, dean and professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.
A PERSISTENT PROBLEM Fendrich cites U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration statistics that point to the diversion of prescription medication as a persistent problem in Wisconsin, with considerable economic conse-
quences and potentially lasting adverse consequences for the pharmaceutical industry. The distinguished professorship helps Fendrich expand his program of research in this area and explore effective pharmacist-based prevention strategies that might reduce the scope of this problem. “Potentially, we have an important intervention point with pharmacists,” he says. “This new school at Concordia University that is training pharmacists presents an opportunity to develop intervention research and develop curriculum around their role in detection and prevention.” The expertise of UWM’s CABHR scientists will be tapped in partnering with CUW to develop a social- and behavioral-science curriculum targeted to pharmacists. Fendrich hopes to incorporate training on substance abuse and prescription drug misuse within this curriculum. He also plans to partner with CUW faculty researchers in the development of his new research agenda. CUW faculty include John Dellinger, chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences and associate dean of research for the pharmacy school. Dellinger formerly was a senior scientist with CABHR as a professor in UWM’s College of Health Sciences. “This partnership between UWM and CUW is an important model for collaboration,” says Fendrich. “Our two universities represent how a public and a private institution can develop research, generate new grant funding and create innovative training strategies.” BROADENING OUR REACH Fendrich believes it’s important for UWM to “broaden its reach” with this type of public/private partnership. He points out that CUW is located near UWM’s main campus and has the only pharmacy program in Southeastern Wisconsin. “For UWM, this distinguished professorship presents a great opportunity to reach out and engage
a new cadre of people who are going to be serving our community in a critically important way,” Fendrich says. Established in 1988, the Wisconsin Distinguished Professorship program supports 20 researchers in the UW Michael Fendrich System whose scholarship demonstrates a potential impact on Wisconsin’s economy, and who are nationally recognized experts in their fields. Wisconsin Distinguished Professors are required to attract at least $25,000 in extramural support annually for at least five years. This donation is matched by $25,000 in state funds. Appointments are highly competitive, and the private money must be unrestricted. Each professorship may end after five years or be renewed with the same sponsors or new ones. Other Wisconsin Distinguished Professors at UWM include Carolyn Aita, Chemistry/ Biochemistry, College of Letters and Science; Arun Garg, Industrial Engineering, and Pradeep Rohatgi, Materials Engineering, College of Engineering & Applied Science; and William (Dave) Haseman, Internet Technology, and Hemant Jain, Information Technology Management, Lubar School of Business.
Helping foster parents manage problem behaviors By Carolyn Bucior
whether an evidence-based clinical intervention, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), can be translated into a community setting to help foster parents effectively manage the problem behaviors of their foster children. Project Connect: Adapting PCIT to Foster Care is being led by Josh Mersky (PI) and Dimitri Topitzes (co-PI), assistant professors in the School of Social Work. Other co-investigators are Associate Professor Michael Brondino and Professor Steve McMurtry. Cheryl McNeil, a professor at West Virginia University and PCIT expert, will serve as clinical trainer and consultant. Dimitri Topitzes (left) and Josh Mersky, assistant professors of social work, are leading Project The randomized trial will Connect: Adapting Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to Foster Care. include 132 foster families in the F aculty at the Helen Bader School of Social Milwaukee area and is being undertaken in partnerWelfare and the Center for Addiction and ship with St. Aemilian-Lakeside Inc. and the Behavioral Health Research have secured a two-year, Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership for $300,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Professional Development. Health and Human Development. They will test Children in foster care often exhibit externalizing
behaviors that caregivers may not be able to manage well, says Mersky. “Foster parents often find themselves in situations in which instinctive parenting skills are not enough to meet the needs of these children,” he says. Foster parents undergo extensive training, says Topitzes, but it is typically didactic in nature, which may not be as effective as the experiential and interactive training that PCIT offers. PCIT has been shown to reduce problem behaviors in young children, but it is cost-prohibitive. Mersky’s and Topitzes’ study will modify the model, which is typically delivered by a therapist working with a single family, using a group-based format coupled with follow-up telephone contact. Because the intervention builds on existing child welfare service structures, there is an increased likelihood of successful implementation and future integration into other areas of child welfare practice, including family preservation services to prevent children from being placed in foster care in the first place. “The ultimate goal is to improve child-parent relations, prevent multiple foster care placements and improve foster children’s long-term outcomes,” says Topitzes.
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Lubar School opens new data center By Beth Stafford
LECTURE EXPLORES UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE BLACK SEA The Black Sea, perhaps best known as the exotic setting for the tale of Jason and the Argonauts, long served as a maritime highway for ancient and medieval Mediterranean cultures. An international team of archaeologists and oceanographers is starting to discover ancient and medieval wrecks here using the latest in robotic and digital imaging technology. A free public lecture, “Exploring in Jason’s Wake: Deepwater Archaeology in the Black Sea,” will reveal the wellpreserved state of these wrecks and their cargoes, which has electrified the archaeological community and the world. The lecture, by Dan Davis, professor of archaeology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. in Sabin Hall, room G90. Davis helped direct the first scientific excavation of two ancient deepwater wrecks in the Black Sea using a remotely operated vehicle. He studies the material remains of ancient ships and harbors to understand the maritime economy, culture and technology of Greece, Rome and Byzantium. He holds the Archaeological Institute of America’s McCann/Taggart Lectureship in Underwater Archaeology for 2011-12. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of AmericaMilwaukee Society and the departments of Foreign Languages and Literature-Classics, Anthropology and Art History at UWM.
T he Lubar School of Business has announced a
new relationship among IBM, SAP and UWM, and has opened a new state-of-the art data center in the Lubar School. The data center is powered by IBM and uses a variety of the company’s hardware and software. The Technology Innovation Datacenter Powered by IBM was made possible by a long-term hardware and software loan and technical staff education provided by IBM. The data center also features the high-performance IBM Power 750, the server used for IBM’s Watson, the recent “Jeopardy” winner. The data center supports the SAP University Competence Center (UCC), which is located in the Lubar School. The UCC provides hosting services and help-desk support for faculty and the 40,000plus students in the more than 110 universities in North America where SAP software is used to reinforce and supplement classroom content. The Lubar School’s UCC is one of only five such competence centers in the world. “The new data center enables the hosting of even more students and faculty,” said Dave Haseman, director of the Lubar School’s Center for Technology Innovation (CTI) and a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor who has also been named IBM Professor of Information Technology Management. “IBM’s generous loan, along with the technology support of SAP, is an investment in excellence in higher education in the information technology sector.”
This relationship creates a collaborative focus on both knowledge creation and skills development among faculty and students at UWM. “One of the results of this relationship will be the graduation of students with skills that are in high demand by employers,” said Haseman. This summer, the UCC also served as host for a series of weeklong SAP faculty training workshops. “These workshops operate using the train-the-trainer model,” said Haseman. “Faculty members who have developed curriculum for the University Alliance share that curriculum with other faculty members who plan to teach this curriculum at their respective universities. Four such workshops were presented, with over 110 faculty members from all over North America participating.” The Information Technology Management area at the Lubar School has recently redesigned its curriculum and now offers Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tracks in both its undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as a graduate certificate in ERP. The opportunity also exists for graduating students to become SAP Certified Business Associates by taking the Integration of Business Processes in SAP ERP (TERP10) certification course and passing the exam. The enrollments in these ERP courses have been high, according to Haseman, and TERP10-certified students have experienced exceptional job opportunities.
Dan Davis with the remotely operated vehicle he used to explore ancient shipwrecks in the Black Sea. Troye Fox
From left: Michael Schulze, senior vice president of SAP America; Dave Haseman, director of the Lubar School’s Center for Technology Innovation; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; Lubar School Dean Timothy L. Smunt; and David M. Smith, vice president of Americas Sales and Distribution at IBM.
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FROM THE INTERIM PROVOST By Johannes Britz, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Priorities for 2011-12 I t’s been a busy summer in Academic Affairs –
a summer of activities and meetings designed to lay the groundwork for priority initiatives for the 2011-12 academic year. Here are a few of those initiatives:
UWM’S DIGITAL FUTURE The Digital Future Campus Summit will take place on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 27 (see MyDev to register). The summit will highlight the work of the past year, including the recommendations of the three working groups (Teaching and Learning, Research, and University Operations and Services) and a panel discussion with recipients of the first round of Digital Future campus grants. Following the summit, a Financials working group will develop cost projections and do cost/benefit analyses. Implementation of priority projects will get under way later this semester. THE BEST PLACE TO LEARN AND WORK At the end of August I held a retreat for deans, the Chancellor’s Cabinet and shared governance representatives, including students, that focused on how we can articulate the Chancellor’s vision of making UWM the “best place to learn and to work.” Retreat participants prioritized climate-related ideas to develop a short list of practical actions that we can take over the course of the year to further build a positive work environment for faculty, staff and students. Action items were thematically grouped as leadership, careers, rewards and workplace initiatives, and are in the process of being shared with campus stakeholders. For each climate initiative, we will develop action plans addressing the following: • Actions necessary to implement; • Time frame for action; • Person(s) or area(s) responsible; • Assessment (metrics and how to evaluate progress?); • Resources required; and • How climate is affected by this initiative. This year there will be additional retreats on 1) identifying and prioritizing action to make UWM the best place to learn; and 2) further defining campus goals and actions surrounding our Access mission. REACCREDITATION Over the summer the Accreditation Steering Committee held its first meeting to prepare for UWM’s reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 2014-15. The Steering Committee will work over the coming year to oversee implementation of 1) UWM’s reaccreditation Quality Initiative project, which is focused on the quality of undergraduate education, and 2) the assurance component of reaccreditation, which now includes development of an electronic evidence file and a (relatively) brief assurance narrative. INTERNATIONALIZATION In 2011-12 the International Council will complete and implement a strategic plan for growth in international student recruitment; develop-
ing the International House project (aligned to campus goals for international student growth and the nature of all UWM student experience); and developing a proposal for a China Initiative with campus stakeholders. Additionally, we will explore opportunities created by changes in program development guidelines at UW System to offer more collaborative/joint degrees. SPACE AND BUDGET PLANNING In recent years the campus has engaged in master planning for space needs, and work is under way (in various stages) for Innovation Park in Wauwatosa; facilities for the Zilber School of Public Health and the School of Freshwater Sciences, the Northwest Quadrant complex and the Kenwood Integrated Research Complex . 2011-12 will be the first full year of operation for the Campus Space Committee (CSC). The committee, which meets every two weeks, is charged to “prioritize and strategically plan for the development of all university spaces that optimizes space utilization for teaching, research and collaborative interactions among all faculty, staff and students.” Functioning more on the operational level but in alignment with the Physical Environment Committee, the CSC will seek consensus on space allocations with respect to all affected units. If needed, the committee can direct space questions first to Vice Chancellor Christy Brown and me, and finally to the Chancellor. 2011-12 also looks to be another challenging budget year for UW System institutions. Faculty and staff will begin to feel the impact of increased pension and health care contributions, and the university will need to identify resources to move forward on strategic priorities. At the same time, there are a number of “unknowns” that make our environment more complex, including 1) a new personnel system for UW institutions and 2) a move to a new block grant model for state funding of UW institutions, both mandated in the 2011-13 state budget. On Sept. 9 there will be a UWM cross-divisional budget meeting, chaired by Vice Chancellor Christy Brown and me, to examine possibilities for changes to our present budget model. This is difficult and essential work as UWM looks to thrive in an era of reduced state support. As Academic Affairs progresses on these initiatives I am committed to the most open, transparent and inclusive communications and the involvement of a broad base of campus constituencies.
ARTISTS NOW! KICKS OFF IN SEPTEMBER The UWM Peck School of the Arts presents the Artists Now! Lecture Series, featuring a diverse group of artists working across traditional, hybrid and emergent disciplines. All lectures are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Arts Center Lecture Hall and are free and open to the public. The 2011-12 lecture series kicks off in September with three presentations: Sept. 14: Laura Nova – “Runner Up.” Nova explores the impact of the environment on human relationships. Inspired by endurance sports and physical activity, her research and work often engage the public in a social practice, such as organized running races and walking tours.
Sept. 21: Tiffany Holmes – “Beyond Eco-Art: 21st Century Eco-visualisation.” Eco-visualisation artwork translates ecological data into easy-to-understand images and sounds. These projects explore new technologies and media forms to present a message of positive environmental stewardship.
Sept. 28: Bill Lucas – “Spreading the Practice of Human-Centered Design.” Lucas understands the growing need for Human-Centered design in this age of increasing technological power and complexity. He will share the mindsets, tools and skills that are central to this practice. The series is supported in part by the Frederick R. Layton Fund, the John Colt Memorial Art Fund, Object and Inova.
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UWM, UW-Madison take on landmark breast cancer study By Kathy Quirk
BOOK LANDS BUCIOR IN THE CENTER OF EDUCATION DEBATE By Beth Stafford
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Carolyn Bucior found herself collecting her “15 minutes of fame” in July when her book on her experiences as a substitute teacher made TIME magazine’s list of “Summer Reading: 7 Education Books to Take to the Beach.” The piece, by Andrew J. Rotherham, ran in the July 14 online edition. Sub Culture: Three Years in Education’s Dustiest Corner was cited as one of “seven new education books to check out and get a taste of where the debate about our schools is headed.” Bucior, marketing specialist with the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, reports that because of the book she’s now blogging for the Huffington Post and Michelle Rhee’s site, StudentsFirst. org. Rhee is former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools and founder of StudentsFirst. Bucior has also been invited to blog for The New York Times Learning Network. Other UWM connections with the book include Bucior’s husband, Alex Vagelatos, marketing specialist in the School of Education, who edited the book, and Susan Duehl, formerly a graphic designer at UWM. The TIME review describes the book as “funny and terrifying.” TIME continues, “What Bucior reveals about low standards, lower pay and all manner of craziness will shock you. After reading this book, you’ll be a lot more concerned about who is in front of our children when their teacher isn’t.” For the full review, visit time.com/time/ nation/article/0,8599,2082976,00.html.
Pang Vang works on breast cancer education at UWM’s House of Peace Community Nursing Center.
T he UWM community nursing centers are
among the partners working with UW-Madison on a major research project on breast cancer. Researchers at the UW Carbone Cancer Center have begun a five-year project to study how exposure to certain environmental factors during three phases of a woman’s life may affect her risk for developing breast cancer. Cancer survivors themselves helped guide the questions about diet, environmental toxins and other exposures that the study will investigate. The Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), a joint effort funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute, awarded a $445,000, five-year grant to UW-Madison oncologist Michael Gould and cancer epidemiologist Amy Trentham-Dietz to conduct the study of women’s “windows of susceptibility.” Working through the UWM College of Nursing Institute for Urban Health Partnerships (IUHP), community nurses like Pang Vang are providing UW-Madison researchers with information on the exposure-related factors women want to see investigated. Factors women have asked the researchers to look at include diet, indoor and outdoor chemicals, occupational exposures and chemicals in water. The researchers, in turn, will provide community partners like Vang and IUHP with results of the research so that women can use it to decrease their risk of breast cancer. “Armed with the latest evidence-based information, I can truly educate the community about breast cancer prevention,” says Vang, a clinical instructor at UWM’s House of Peace Community Nursing Center. “The community partners plan to provide the Wisconsin community with some of the clear, evidence-based messages that come out of research. BCERP research should allow us to understand additional causes of breast cancer and to bring information that ultimately can assist people to make choices that can limit their risk of breast cancer. Prevention is the ultimate goal,” said Mary Pat
Berry of the Madison Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Komen organization is another community partner in the project. The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition and Wisconsin Cancer Council are also partners in the research. Gould, a professor of oncology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), will conduct research using rat models. Trentham-Dietz, UWSMPH associate professor of population health sciences, will compare the results of the rat-model research to archived DNA of more than 7,000 Wisconsin women. “Our community partners have helped us shape this research to understand what women are concerned about, and what questions they would like us to research,’’ says Trentham-Dietz. Past research has shown that the impact of environmental factors on breast cells is highly dependent on the breast’s physiological and developmental status at the time of exposure. For example, Japanese women who were in puberty and exposed to high levels of radiation from atomic bombs during World War II showed higher rates of breast cancer when they reached their 50s and 60s. Researchers will look at three of these windows of susceptibility, which coincide with hormonal landmarks in a woman’s life. The windows are childhood (rats at three weeks); adolescence (rats at seven weeks); and peri-menopause (rats at 65 weeks). Among the researchers’ goals is determining whether several environmental factors previously shown to have influenced breast cancer susceptibility during adolescence might also influence cancer rates when introduced during the childhood and olderadult windows. The Wisconsin project is one of eight BCERPfunded studies on windows of susceptibility across the country. Researchers from all sites will meet regularly to discuss findings, and that collaboration is an exciting development for breast cancer research, Trentham-Dietz said. “Bringing experts together can really move research forward faster,” she added.
UWM volunteers rise up (hourly) to help fight obesity By Beth Stafford
M ost of us know we should be exercising more.
Ann Swartz wants to find out if we can be “reminded” to do just that. Swartz recently completed a study that quantified (in terms of calories) the total energy expenditure of interrupting sedentary behavior with physical activity. This study demonstrated that making even small changes in lifestyle, such as taking a five-minute walking break every hour, could yield beneficial weight control or weight loss results. “Since taking breaks from sedentary time has the potential to help prevent obesity, our next question was, ‘Can we actually get people to take those breaks from sitting?,’” says Swartz, associate professor in the College of Health Sciences Department of Human Movement Sciences. To look at that question, Swartz and her colleagues have launched a new study and are recruiting volunteers from the UWM community. For those who might like to volunteer, here’s what that entails. There are three meetings for participants. The first meeting is in the Physical Activity & Health Research Laboratory in Enderis Hall, room 434, and the following meetings either in the lab or at the volunteer’s workplace. During the initial visit, the participant is given a full description of the study, signs a consent form, completes a short survey on personal and family health history, and is weighed and measured for height. “Then, the participant is given two activity monitors to wear for three consecutive days, only while at work. All of these monitors are about the size of a matchbox – one is worn on an elastic belt around the waist and one is taped to the front of the thigh,” says Swartz. After three days, the participant gets a new monitor and is assigned to one of two groups. The monitors are worn three more days, with the participant receiving timed prompts from a digital timepiece and/or a computer. Members of the first group are instructed to stand when they receive the prompts; beyond that, they can do what they want – walk, sit back down, etc. Members of the second group are asked to walk a specific number of steps.
Associate Professor Ann Swartz (left) and graduate student Aubri Rote (right) display the activity monitors and timepiece that will be used by study volunteer Renea Drews, academic technology specialist in the College of Health Sciences.
“After this second week, we meet with the participant a final time to collect the activity monitors and digital timepieces. We also request that participants complete a brief survey about the study,” says Swartz. According to Swartz, the goal of the project is to determine whether this intervention impacts time spent in sedentary behavior and whether it alters the number of daily disruptions to sedentary behavior that occur. “The next step will be to evaluate the long-term health impact of interventions to decrease sedentary time.” The study is coordinated by graduate student Aubri Rote and partially funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. Those interested in volunteering for this or similar studies can contact Rote (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lynn Wheeler (email@example.com).
Enwemeka honored at NAALT conference By Beth Stafford
The North American Association for Laser Therapy (NAALT) holds its annual conference in Milwaukee this year on Sept. 22-24. The theme of the conference is “Shining Light on Inflammation & Repair: Basic Science to Clinical Practice.” Chukuka Enwemeka, dean of the College of Health Sciences, is one of two keynote speakers invited to the conference. For nearly 30 years, Enwemeka has studied the effects of laser phototherapy on tissue repair process in experimental animal wound models and human cases of recalcitrant ulcers. His presentation at the conference will summarize his research findings in relation to those of others. Enwemeka founded NAALT in 1998, and was so recognized during the 10th anniversary of the organization held in San Francisco in 2008. At present, he serves as co-editor-in-chief of NAALT’s journal, PhotoMedicine and Laser Surgery. During the conference, the newly established Chukuka S. Enwemeka Excellence in Photomedicine Research award will be presented for the Chukuka Enwemeka first time. The award is designated for a mid/senior-level scientist who has made significant contributions to laser biology as a clinician or researcher. NAALT named the award after Enwemeka in recognition of his contributions. The first recipient of the award will be Tiina Karu of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, following a worldwide vote of nominated recipients. NAALT strives to advance laser phototherapy research, clinical practice and education in the North American regions (Mexico, U.S. and Canada). The organization’s goal is to improve understanding of the health benefits of laser phototherapy.
DES BAKE, BOOK AND MEDIA SALE The Department of Enrollment Services (DES) is collecting used books, videos, DVDs and CDs to be sold at its 12th Annual Bake, Book and Media Sale that will be held as part of this year’s State and University Employees Combined Giving Campaign (SECC) in November. If you have items to donate to the sale, contact Jennifer Elsner at zjen@uwm. edu or 414-229-3159 to arrange a dropoff at the DES dock or to request an on-campus pickup. For more information on past DES contributions to the SECC, go to www.desSECC.uwm.edu.
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‘A Piece of My Heart’ focuses on women in wartime By Beth Stafford
GALLERY EXHIBIT FEATURES ALUMNA JAN SERR By Beth Stafford
“A Piece of My Heart” explores the role of women in wartime.
“A Piece of My Heart” explores the role of women in wartime and is being staged by the Peck School of the Arts Theatre Department Oct. 14-16 and 21-23. Set during the Vietnam War, the play looks at the issues raised by combat and conflict through the eyes of six women caught up in it. Director James Tasse, a lecturer in the Theatre Department, is a well-known actor and director. He also is a veteran himself. For him, the play is an opportunity to raise awareness of the issues faced by women and men who serve in the military. “A Piece of My Heart” also presents an opportunity for the university and veteran communities to connect. For example, Guitars for Vets and Dryhootch are two organizations that are part of this outreach. A veteran from Guitars for Vets will perform before all performances. Sensitive to the combat veteran’s experience, Tasse says that there are aspects of the production that can be challenging. For example, there are sudden loud noises that are part of the staging. “But we’re hoping
to get the word out about the play, have veterans in the audience and make ‘A Piece of My Heart’ part of a dialogue about how war affects everyone touched by it.” Director James Tassse “A Piece of My Heart,” by Shirley Lauro, will be staged in Kenilworth Studio 508. The first Labworks Series production of the 2011-12 season, performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Peck School Box Office in the Zelazo Center, by phone at 414-229-4308, or at Kenilworth one hour prior to performances. As with all Labworks productions, the emphasis will be on acting, with a spare approach to visual elements.
CAMPUS CONCERTS ARE FREE
Fine Arts Quartet 2011-12 season Six Portraits by Jan Serr, 2011
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All Fine Arts Quartet concerts on the UWM campus will be free and open to the public during the 2011-12 season, as they were during the 2010-11 season and the 2011 Summer Evenings of Music series. All regular-season performances begin at 3 p.m. in the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center. Space is limited and reserved seats are required. Contact the Peck School of the Arts Box Office at 414-229-4308 for more information about free tickets. At the quartet’s first concert on Sunday, Sept. 25, the members will be performing with guest cellist Desmond Hoebig and guest pianist Menachem Pressler. The program will include Haydn’s Quartet Op. 71-2, Herrmann’s “Echoes” and Dvorák’s Piano Quintet. Other season dates include Nov. 6, Jan. 29 and a March concert date to be determined. In addition, the Fine Arts Quartet will play four Summer Evenings of Music concerts.
The Fine Arts Quartet is one of the most distinguished ensembles in chamber music today, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy. Founded in Chicago in 1946, and based at UWM since 1963, the quartet is one of the elite few to have recorded more than 200 works and toured internationally for over half a century. Two of the quartet’s current artists, violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, have been performing together for over 25 years. Violist Nicolò Eugelmi joined the quartet in 2009. Long-time cellist Wolfgang Laufer passed away this summer. The group is hosting guest cellists this fall, prior to naming a new cellist. For more information about the quartet, visit www.fineartsquartet.org or arts.uwm.edu/quartet.
“The Continuum 10 Exhibition: Jan Serr | About Face” will be on display at the Inova/Arts Center Gallery Sept. 6Oct. 1. The opening reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m., with an artist talk at 2:30 p.m. UWM Peck School of the Arts alumna Serr (’66 BFA, ’68 MFA) explores figurative painting in this exhibition, although she is known primarily for her landscapes and still lifes. Her work has been exhibited and collected in the United States and Canada. Serr’s work also has been exhibited in the Art in Embassies program organized by the U.S. State Department. Serr’s earliest paintings in the 1970s were of people. She continued figurative work over the next four decades, though the work was rarely if ever exhibited. The Inova exhibition surveys Serr’s earlier work and includes a large group of new figurative paintings created specifically for this exhibition. An illustrated catalog of the exhibit will be published, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Peck School of the Arts. The catalog will include a critical essay by Miriam Seidel, a Philadelphia-based critic and curator, as well as an introduction by Lee Ann Garrison, chair of the Peck School’s Department of Art & Design. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. All exhibitions are free.
SPORTS ROUNDUP By Kathy Quirk
MVP pitcher balances two dream careers on the rubber, I let my competitive nature take over to help me succeed.” His summer in Helena had its ups and downs, he says. “I’ve had some outings where I’ve pitched well, and some where I did not pitch well.” As the season wrapped up, he was gearing up for a strong finish. “The last three weeks are lasting impressions that you make on the coaching staff and the whole Milwaukee Brewers organization.” If he gets the chance to continue in professional baseball, he’ll report to spring training in early March 2012. “The most exciting part about being here [in Montana] was just the opportunity to continue playing the game I love. I wanted an opportunity to keep playing and I was lucky enough to get that chance.” He’s enjoyed the summer in Montana, keeping up with the Milwaukee Brewers’ exciting season, a few innings at a time, on the clubhouse radio. As the season wrapped up, he said, “I can’t wait to get back to Milwaukee and catch a couple games.”
Courtesy Helena Brewers
When he was in grade school, Chad Pierce always answered questions about his future employment with either “baseball player” or “teacher.” Now he’s preparing for both careers. “I think it is very neat that I am given the opportunity to do both of the things that I have always dreamed of,” says the UWM education major, who was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers in June. The signing capped an impressive NCAA baseball season for Pierce, a pitcher for the Milwaukee Panthers. He was named 2011 Horizon League Pitcher of the Year and is the first UWM athlete chosen in the Major League Baseball draft since 2006. Pierce, who grew up in Fond du Lac, Wis., spent the summer in Montana with the Helena Brewers, rookie affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was elated to be in the Helena Brewers pitching rotation, even if it meant giving up a planned education internship this summer. “Being able to play in the Brewers organization, the team I’ve grown up rooting for my entire life, is so surreal and a great opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.” Pierce is a fifth-year senior specializing in Middle Childhood Early Adult (MCEA) education with a focus on mathematics and social studies. He’s working on a second degree in Educational Studies. “My commitment [to the Brewers] might push back my plans a little bit,” he says. “Whatever happens, I know the main thing is that I went to school for an education. I will end up getting my degrees, whenever that is.” At the end of summer, he was planning to return to UWM for classes and to finish an internship as part of his Educational Studies degree. Both his passion for teaching and his passion for baseball started in childhood. His choice of an education major grew out of his interest in working with children, and the encouragement of his own teachers. “I like to help people, and I think this is one way that I’m able to give back to the community what I was given. I’ve had some great teachers, and each one has told me that I would become a great teacher.” Pierce doesn’t remember exactly when he started playing ball, but says he was about 5 when he joined his first organized team. Many elements of the game appeal to him. “I think I like the fact that you have to control your mind so much in this game. Baseball is a game where it’s easy to fail, and you have to be able to be strong enough to overcome that. Everything is not going to go your way and your mind is what will be able to help you achieve what you want.” And, he adds, baseball appeals to his strong competitive drive. “There is nothing better than going one-on-one with a hitter. When I step
Chad Pierce in his Helena Brewers uniform.
Chad Pierce pitching for the Panthers. He was named 2011 Horizon League Pitcher of the Year and is the first UWM athlete chosen in the Major League Baseball draft since 2006.
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ing graffiti-based art, prints, paintings, photographs and more, including a mural created by youth from True Skool, INOVA GALLERIES a Milwaukee organization that provides arts education and Exhibits are free. For more information, phone 414-229-5070 or community service opportunities to youth. visit arts.uwm.edu/inova.
Through Oct. 1: “Continuum 10: Jan Serr | About Face” (see p. 10). For ticket information, phone 229-5886 or visit www. uwm.edu/Dept/Athletics/.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL KLOTSCHE CENTER MILWAUKEE INVITATIONAL Fri., Sept. 9 Sat., Sept. 10
vs. Southern Mississippi
Fri., Sept. 16
vs. UW-Green Bay
Sat., Sept. 17
Fri., Sept. 23
Sat., Sept. 24
vs. Wright State
Tues., Oct. 4
Wed., Oct. 5
Fri., Oct. 28
vs. Youngstown State
Sat., Oct. 29
vs. Cleveland State
INOVA/KENILWORTH Kenilworth Square East, 2155 N. Prospect Ave. 12-5 p.m. Wednesday & Saturday-Sunday; 12-8 p.m. Thursday.
vs. Marquette (Milwaukee Cup) 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 11
CHANCELLOR’S CUP Wed., Sept. 28 vs. UW-Green Bay
Sat., Oct. 1
vs. Cleveland State
Sat., Oct. 15
vs. Wright State
Wed., Oct. 26
Sat., Oct. 29
vs. Northern Illinois
LeWANG TROPHY Wed., Nov. 2
Horizon League Tournament begins Nov. 8
WOMEN’S SOCCER ENGELMANN STADIUM Wed., Sept. 7
Sunday, Sept. 11 vs. UW-Madison
Fri., Sept. 23
vs. Western Illinois
Sun., Sept. 25
Wed., Oct. 5
Sun., Oct. 9
vs. Youngstown State
Fri., Oct. 28
vs. UW-Green Bay
Greg Klassen, “Despina”
“Summer of China at UWM Libraries.” Exhibition is comprised of two shows: “China Revealed: Maps and Photographs from the American Geographical Society Library,” AGS Library, third floor, East Wing, and “China Unfurled: Art and Rare Books from Special Collections,” fourth floor Exhibition Gallery.
“Martha Glowacki: Private Science.” Sculptor Glowacki’s focus on scientific discovery in the Victorian era personalizes Peck School of the Arts events are available at reduced cost the field and allows an eccentric entry point into various subto students, seniors and UWM faculty, staff & alumni. For jects, like astronomical observation, bird migration and the more information, phone 414-229-4308. many natural “curiosities” that once commonly populated parlor cabinets.
Sept. 30-Dec. 4: The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists Exhibition. Artists include: Paul Druecke, Brent Coughenour and Waldek Dynerman in the Established category; Sarah Buccheri, Ashley Morgan, Neil Gravender and Chris Thompson in the Emerging category. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 30, 5-8 p.m. INOVA/ZELAZO THE MARY L. NOHL GALLERIES Zelazo Center, third floor. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday when concerts are scheduled in the building.
Horizon League Tournament begins Nov. 1
Sept. 29-Oct. 21: “Permanent Danger – Xavier Monsalvatje, Drawing in Clay.” Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m.
UWM UNION ART GALLERY
UWM Union. 12-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 12-7 p.m. Thursday; closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, phone 414-229-6310.
Through Sept. 16: “Milwaukee: City Intersection.” A group exhibition of artists whose work tells stories about neighborhoods, people and communities in Milwaukee. A diverse array of work, includ-
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FILM All films are shown at the UWM Union Theatre, unless otherwise noted. For ticket information, phone 414-229-4070.
WORLD CINEMA “Attenberg.” A woman’s focus shifts back and forth between her father’s terminal illness and her first sexual experience. Greek with English subtitles. Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 p.m.; Sunday 7 p.m.
Through Sept. 16:
37TH PANTHER INVITATIONAL
“Mozart’s Sister” Sept. 9-11
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 9-11:
Fan painting of Mount Shan landscape. Tse-Tsung Chow Collection of Chinese Scrolls and Fan Paintings, UWM Libraries
MEN’S SOCCER ENGELMANN STADIUM 5 p.m.
UWM LIBRARIES Golda Meir Library building. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
“Greg Klassen Exhibition.” A student of Gerhard Richter’s Dusseldorf studio in the early 1990s, Klassen shares that seminal artist’s preoccupation with the peculiarities of abstraction. Spillages, poolings of wet paint, gravity and evaporation all play a significant role in the final images.
Northeastern vs. Wright State
“Askew: New Work by Will Murray, Erik Olson and Min Hyung.” These three artists from Alberta, Canada, push the limits of “traditional” painting with their mix of mediums, brushwork and use of light, and by engaging the boundary where painting crosses the line into sculpture. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m.
Through Sept. 18:
Horizon League Tournament begins Nov. 18
Fri., Sept. 9
© Sylvain Bonnio
INOVA/ARTS CENTER Arts Center, second floor. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
“Nanerl, La Soeur de Mozart (Mozart’s Sister).” Mozart’s older sister, Nannerl, emerged first as the family’s prodigy, but is now overshadowed by her younger brother’s genius. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender. French with English subtitles. Friday 9 p.m.; Saturday 3 & 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14: SHARE THE EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES “Fuel.” Winner of the Sundance Audience Award, “Fuel” looks into our future, offering hope via a wide range of renewable energy and bio-fuels. 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15:
DOCUMENTARY FRONTIERS “Blank City.” During the punk rock era of ‘70s New York City, independent filmmakers began a stripped-down style of Thursday, Sept. 18: Music From Almost Yesterday Accordion 21st Century concert filmmaking called “No Wave Cinema.” Film stars Deborah Harry, Jim Jarmusch, Fab 5 Freddie and others. 7 p.m. with Stas Venglevski and other guests. 3 p.m. Arts Center Recital Hall.
Thursday, Sept. 22: Gasthaus Entertainment Series presents Pezzettino. This Brooklyn-based, multi-instrumentalist will fill your ears with dreamlike melodies streaming from the accordion. Originally from Milwaukee, she has returned to give UWM a memorable performance. 9-11 p.m. Union Gasthaus.
Sunday, Sept. 25: Fine Arts Quartet concert with guest cellist Desmond Hoebig and guest pianist Menachem Pressler (see p. 10).
DANCE For tickets and information, phone 229-4308.
Sept. 23-27: “Your Mother Dances: Stripped Roundly.” Artistic Director Elizabeth Johnson and Associate Artistic Director Luc Vanier present new works – “Impulsive Minors” to Chopin nocturnes and “Claire de Lune” to Debussy and others. Simple “in the round” seating; lighting and costuming are minimal, leaving the moving body as the focal heart of all the work. Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Monday & Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Mitchell Hall, room 254.
“Blank City” Sept. 15
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18: WORLD CINEMA CLASSICS “Film Socialisme.” French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard’s film is a three-part essay that explores socialist idealism, where individualism and capitalism are inescapable truths. French with English subtitles. Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 3 & 9 p.m.; Sunday 7 p.m. “The Conformist.” A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist who is forced to murder his old friend and teacher now living in France. French with English subtitles. Friday 9 p.m.; Saturday 12 & 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 p.m.
Get ready, get set, Prowl! PANTHER PROWL SUNDAY, OCT. 9 Get your running and walking shoes ready for the Seventh Annual Panther Prowl 5k run/walk, which kicks off at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. This certified course starts on the UWM campus, winds through scenic Lake Park and ends back on campus for a festive post-race party! The Prowl helps support UWM Alumni Association programs and student scholarships. For more information on how you can participate in the Prowl as a runner, walker or volunteer, please check out the Prowl website at pantherprowl.net. Online registration is now open.
Thursday, Sept. 15: Chancellor’s Plenary Address (see p. 2).
Artists Now! Lecture Series: Tiffany Holmes -- “Beyond Eco-Art: 21st Century Eco-Visualization” (see p. 7).
Fridays Through Oct. 14:
Friday, Sept. 16:
Friday, Sept. 23:
Planetarium Show: “Year of the Solar System. 7 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium, adjacent to the Physics Building. $2. planetarium.uwm.edu.
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 23-25: WORLD CINEMA CLASSICS “Welt am Draht (World on a Wire).” Simularcron is a project that is able to simulate a full-featured reality and, when the project leader dies, his successor experiences odd phenomena. A precursor to “The Matrix.” German with English subtitles. Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 3 & 7 p.m.; Sunday 3 & 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27: SHARE THE EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES “Freedom.” A film by Josh and Rebecca Tickell, who once again take the pulse of the bio-fuel industry in 2011 and find that the time is right to correct some misperceptions about America’s original alternative fuel. 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30: WORLD CINEMA CLASSICS “Le Rayon Vert.” French New Wave director Eric Rohmer’s classic film about a woman who has nowhere to go for the summer. She begins a journey of self-discovery that takes her through several holiday resorts; then, by chance, she meets someone who might be worth her time. French with English subtitles. 7 p.m. WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY “Armadillo.” Edited and scored like a fiction film, this is a stunning documentary about the tedium and terror of war for a group of Danish soldiers situated roughly a mile from Taliban positions in Afghanistan. Criticized for not taking a moral position, “Armadillo” is as unflinching and intimately close as you can get. 9 p.m.
UWM Night at Miller Park (see p. 4).
Open House at the Center for 21st Studies. Fellows talk 2 p.m.; open house 4 p.m. Curtin Hall, room 939.
Sunday, Sept. 11:
Monday-Friday, Sept. 19-23:
Sunday, Sept. 25:
Beyond the Wall Poster Sale. Great music and movie posters, fine art prints and other cool merchandise. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Union Concourse.
Tuesday, Sept. 27:
Saturday, Sept. 10:
9/11 Commemoration (see p. 2).
Monday, Sept. 12: Holistic Healing Fall 2011. Holistic Healing explores alternative forms of healing and wellness from different cultural perspectives. Fall workshops, every second Monday of the month, feature massage, meditation, emotional freedom techniques and aromatherapy. 12-1:30 p.m. Multicultural Student Lounge (Union 198).
Wednesday, Sept.14: Women of Color Sista Talk. Free and open to the public. 1-3 p.m. Multicultural Student Lounge (Union 198).
AIA lecture series (see p. 6).
Share the Earth Series Seventh Annual Green Student Information Fair. Find out how to get involved in environmental activism at UWM. Representatives from student organizations, academic departments and community organizations will be on hand, along with UWM’s Sustainability Coordinator, Kate Nelson. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Union Concourse.
Wednesday, Sept. 21: AstroBreak: “Birth of a Star.” See gorgeous pictures of star-forming regions in various parts of our galaxy. Find out how stars are born from interstellar gas and dust, and how planets are one of the byproducts of star formation. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Free. Manfred Olson Planetarium, adjacent to the Physics Building. planetarium.uwm.edu.
Wednesday, Sept. 28: AstroBreak. Free astronomy program.12:15-12:45 p.m. Manfred Olson Planetarium, adjacent to the Physics Building. planetarium.uwm.edu.
Artists Now! Lecture Series: Laura Nova – “Runner Up” (see p. 7). NASA / Hubble Space Telecope
“Armadillo” Sept. 30
UWM’s Academic Adventurers Series. Larry Kuiper, associate professor, UWM Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, presents “The Southern Cantal: Exploring a Rural Crossroads in France.” 3 p.m. Golda Meir Library building, AGS Library, third floor, East Wing. 414-229-6282.
Constitution Day. A day of voter education. Learn about voting and new voter ID laws. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Union Concourse.
The 10th anniversary of Lyrical Sanctuary Open Mic Night, where self-expression is encouraged and audience members take part in unique, entertaining, inspirational and motivational performances. All aspiring and accomplished poets, spoken-word artists, singers and other performers are welcome. 8-10 p.m. Union Art Gallery.
Sept. 15-Oct. 12: Hispanic Heritage Month (see p. 24).
“Star birth” clouds in M16
Artists Now! Lecture Series: Bill Lucas – “Spreading the Practice of Human-Centered Design” (see p. 7).
Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 3-5: Friends of the Golda Meir Library Used Book Sale. Open to UWM students, faculty and staff only, Oct. 3, noon-6 p.m. Open to the public Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Golda Meir Library, Conference Center, fourth floor, 414-229-4786.
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Technology that Works for You
New Campus Screen Capture Service Records Class Lectures and Student Presentations Now available for all UWM faculty, staff and students Jointly funded by student Educational Technology fees and the School of Information Studies (SOIS), Camtasia Relay lecture-capturing software is available at no cost to faculty, staff and students. The software includes a recorder that captures lectures and presentations from a Mac or PC, then processes and publishes the file to a public folder in that individual’s pantherFILE space. The service is hosted on an SOIS server and is still in the early stages of use on campus. “Those who use it, and use it regularly, love it,” said Jim Schultz, SOIS IT specialist. “You download the software and can use it anywhere.”
Guest lectures—“We have amazing guest lecturers visit our campus and sadly what they say is only absorbed by those present in the room. With Camtasia Relay we can record and archive these presentations and make them available as a resource to those who were unable to attend.” Student presentations—“Group and final project presentations can take up a lot of classroom time; we can mitigate this and do classroom presentations in a digital way. Students can record their presentations and post them for the professor and the rest of the class to see and provide feedback.”
Getting Started at relaystart.uwm.edu
Potential Uses Jacques du Plessis, associate professor in the School of Information Studies, has used the program in tandem with his face-to-face lectures for the past two years. He has successfully integrated it into his multimedia product development, instructional design and online foreign language courses and sees the software as having three practical applications to supplement in-class presentations and materials: • Lecture capture—“When presenting difficult or dense material, having a given lecture online can be invaluable for students to revisit and review the information.”
pantherLINK Quota Increase:
5GB to 7.5GB The storage quota for all UWM faculty and staff pantherLINK accounts has been changed from 5GB to 7.5GB. Recommended, reviewed and approved by the pantherLINK Steering Committee, the quota increase was made to allow for more efficient management of email quotas, as well as to accommodate the needs of faculty and staff. Individuals with storage quotas larger than 7.5GB were “grandfathered” in and unaffected by this change. Quotas are now fixed and will not be increased in order to help maintain service performance for all UWM email account holders. Information about your email quota level and your current usage are displayed on the left side of your pantherLINK email screen. Conscientious management of your pantherLINK mailbox helps ensure that you do not exceed your mail quota. Tips and techniques about how to manage your mailbox and to ensure records retention compliance can be found in the pantherLINK Help zimlet located in your pantherLINK mail view; click on FAQs and look for information under the heading “Records Retention and Email Best Practices.” UWM Help Desk consultants and pantherLINK support staff are also available to provide assistance.
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Faculty, staff or students interested in utilizing the Campus Screen Capture Service can get started by visiting relaystart.uwm.edu. After entering an ePantherID and password, individuals can download the software and recorder. Tutorials, support, a user group, and other online help is also available at the website. When using the software for the first time, individuals will need to log in to the server with their ePantherID and password to set up their account to send finished videos to their pantherFILE space. After this one-time set-up, subsequent videos will be automatically posted there after processing. “This has the potential to be another arrow in our quiver,” said du Plessis. “It is not a panacea for everything but I think it is a very useful tool that has its place. Simply allowing students to revisit complicated material is phenomenal. I am especially interested to see how well this tool will be utilized by students for in-class presentations.”
Next Steps Camtasia Relay is just one of the available lecture-capturing tools at UWM. The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is currently collaborating with SOIS for the second year of the Camtasia Relay pilot in order to gather more information about pedagogical uses, best practices and the impact on student learning. For more information, visit relaystart.uwm.edu.
John McCarragher Named Interim CIO John McCarragher, formerly associate CIO, has been named Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO). John comes to the position with more than 31 years of senior management leadership experience and more than 40 years of IT experience. He has served in a leadership capacity in University Information Technology Services (UITS) since 2001. “I look forward to this new opportunity to continue to guide and focus UITS on achieving the goals put in place by the campus administration,” said McCarragher. “I’m excited to work with UITS staff and their vast array of skills and abilities to meet the high standard of expectations set forth by the campus community.”
Windows 7 & Office 2010 is Here! Windows 7 and Office 2010 are now available in general access Campus Computer Labs (CCLs) and mediated classrooms. Faculty and staff supported by UITS Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) can request Windows 7 on their workstations by contacting the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or at GetTechHelp.uwm.edu. Help Desk consultants will begin the process by establishing a consultation to proceed with the upgrade if the individual meets the hardware and software requirements. Windows 7 and Office 2010 Short Courses are also available; visit shortcourses.uwm.edu for more information.
UWM WiFi Pilot in Full Swing New wireless offering in Library and Union The six-month UWM WiFi pilot project is now underway. The pilot is designed to provide fast, secure and reliable WiFi wireless service, replacing PROWLnet in both the Union and Golda Meir Library. PROWLnet wireless remains available throughout the rest of campus.
Four Service Levels Available “This wireless upgrade has numerous benefits and new features,” said Project Manager Paula Brossard. In addition to wireless service accessed via an ePantherID and password, three other service options are also available: public access (unsecure limited bandwidth provided in renewable one-hour blocks; not recommended for University business); sponsored guest access (full-service wireless access via faculty/staff sponsorship); and eduroam (wireless access at participating institutions worldwide; see sidebar story).
Device Set-up Required Faculty, staff and students will need to configure/set-up their laptop or mobile device to access UWM WiFi and eduroam. Instructions can be found online at UWMwifi.uwm.edu, or at WiFi Set-Up Stations located at the Walk-In Help Desk in Bolton 225 or the Library Learning Commons. Faculty and staff with University-owned devices should contact their IT support staff for assistance. Once signed in with an ePantherID and password, individuals will be automatically connected to UWM WiFi everytime they’re in the Union or Golda Meir Library.
eduroam Worldwide Wireless Access Now Available Imagine traveling to another university or institution and signing into their wireless service using your ePantherID and password. It’s now possible. In conjunction with the UWM WiFi pilot, UWM became a member of eduroam, a secure federated network of institutions providing access to wireless service using the visitor’s local credentials. Currently there are over 3,500 participating eduroam institutions worldwide. UWM was the 18th institution to join in the United States; other UW System campuses include Stevens Point, Green Bay and Parkside. “As more and more of our researchers conduct studies and research abroad, being a member of eduroam will prove invaluable in providing them with the services and support they need to get their work done,” said Melissa Woo, director of Network & Operations Services. Visit eduroam.org to view a list of participating eduroam institutions.
Feedback Essential Because the UWM WiFi project is a pilot endeavor, feedback is critical in considering if and how the service might be expanded throughout campus. “We want individuals to use the new UWM WiFi in the Union and Library and get back to us with their experiences and what did or didn’t work well for them,” said Brossard. The campus community is encouraged to provide feedback at UWMwifiFeedback.uwm.edu.
UWM Email/Calendaring Evaluation Working Group Submits Final Report Four options studied for consideration After compiling data and evaluating the services of various email and calendaring service providers, the UWM Email/Calendaring Evaluation Working Group has completed its assessment and submitted its final report. Sponsored by Interim Provost Johannes Britz, the working group was tasked with examining UWM’s current email and calendaring service (branded pantherLINK) along with other potential service sourcing options. The working group considered four options: continued on-campus hosting of the Zimbra product (pantherLINK), off-campus hosting of the Zimbra product, and outsourcing services to either Google Apps for Education or Microsoft Live@EDU. The report contains a thorough analysis of five key categories for each option: • Cost • Security • Usage and support • Accessibility • General strengths and weaknesses The final report was submitted to the Interim Provost, Interim CIO, ITPC, and the pantherLINK Steering Committee. The various options are now under consideration. View the report online at emailfuture.uwm.edu.
Call: 414-229-4040 Toll-free: 877-381-3459 Visit: GetTechHelp.uwm.edu
All 18 models of Apple’s new iPad 2 are now in stock! • Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes in both black or white • Choose Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + AT&T 3G, or Wi-Fi + Verizon 3G
Visit the UWM TechStore in Bolton 225A.
The Apple Back to School offer ends Sept. 20. Buy a Mac and receive $100 to spend in the Mac App Store.
Visit: Technology.uwm.edu Visit: ITStatus.uwm.edu
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STANDARDS OF CONDUCT ALCOHOL & ILLICIT DRUGS The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution, manufacture or dispensing of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on university property or as part of university activities. The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on university premises, except in faculty and staff housing and as expressly permitted by the chief administrative officer or under institutional regulations, in accordance with UWS 18.06(13) (a), Wis. Adm. Code and UWM’s Guidelines for Serving Alcoholic Beverages (S-5), Selected Administrative and Academic Policies. Without exception, alcohol consumption is governed by Wisconsin statutory age restrictions under UWS 18.06(13) (b), Wis. Adm. Code. The unlawful use, possession, distribution, manufacture or dispensing of illicit drugs (“controlled substances” as defined in §961.01, Wis. Stats.) is prohibited in accordance with UWS 18.10, Wis. Adm. Code. Disciplinary Sanctions Violation of these provisions by a student may lead to the imposition of disciplinary sanctions, up to and including suspension or expulsion, under Ch. UWS 17, Wis. Adm. Code. University employees are also subject to disciplinary sanctions for violation of these provisions occurring on university property or the worksite during work time, up to and including termination from employment. Disciplinary sanctions are initiated and imposed in accordance with applicable procedural requirements and work rules, as set forth in Wisconsin statutes, administrative rules, faculty and academic staff policies, and collective bargaining agreements. Referral for prosecution under criminal law is also possible. Further, violations of UWS 18.06(13) and 18.10, Wis. Adm. Code, may result in additional penalties as allowed under Ch. UWS 18, Wis. Adm. Code. Employees who are convicted of any drug statute violation occurring in the workplace must notify their dean, director or department chair within five days of the conviction if the employees are employed
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY by the university at the time of the conviction, in accordance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act, 41 U.S.C. § 701 et al., and UWM’s Drug-Free Campus Policy (S-19.5), Selected Academic and Administrative Policies. REPORTING OF SEXUAL OFFENSES AND PROHIBITED ACTS The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee prohibits sexual assault, sexual harassment and other sex offenses (forcible or nonforcible) on university property or in conjunction with university activities. The persons and offices described below are immediately responsible for enforcing sexual offense policies. 1. University Police, Sandburg, 414-229-4627: All incidents of sexual assault which occur on campus are to be reported to the police. 2. Office of Student Life, 414-229-4632: Responsible for compiling reports of sexual assault. Receives complaints, investigates and resolves cases involving students who commit sexual assault on campus. Takes disciplinary action against students who are found guilty of sexual offenses. 3. Office of Equity/Diversity Services, 414-2295923: Responsible for receiving reports of sexual harassment. Receives complaints, investigates and resolves cases. 4. All employees who are supervisors: Responsible for reporting sexual harassment and other sex offenses to the Office of Equity/Diversity Services, 414-229-5923. 5. All employees – faculty, staff and students: Employees who witness a sexual assault on campus or receive a firsthand report of a sexual assault must report this information to the Dean of Students at 414-229-4632. The Clery Act of 1998 and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 require that UWM report and publish statistics along with policies and procedures to be followed in the case of sex offenses and other crimes. This information can be found at uwm.edu/Dept/ OSL/CleryAct/.
ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AVAILABLE The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Annual Security Report is available at www4.uwm.edu/safety/ annual_security_report.cfm. Hard copies are available in the Office of the Dean of Students, Mellencamp Hall, room 118. This report includes statistics from the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UWM; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as sexual assault, as well as personal safety guidelines and crime reporting information for students, faculty and staff. Additionally, the report contains detailed information about the health effects and legal consequences that can result from alcohol and drug use. Students, faculty and staff can sign up for S.A.F.E. Alerts, UWM’s emergency notification system that will send a text message or email in the event of a campus emergency. Registration is available at www4.uwm.edu/ safety/safe_alert/index.cfm. The sign-up process is simple and free, and takes only minutes. The information collected will be used exclusively for emergency contact purposes and will not be distributed to any third party.
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It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, membership in the National Guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state laws. UWM will make every effort to prevent and eliminate any form of legally prohibited harassment including sexual harassment because it is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis. UWM’s anti-discrimination policies and procedures are readily available from the Office of Equity/Diversity Services or from departmental and divisional administrative offices. These policies are also given to all new employees and students at the beginning of their affiliation with UWM. The university ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the university will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The university is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era, and undertakes equal employment opportunity/affirmative action efforts to ensure equal opportunity to overcome the present effects of past discrimination. Equal opportunity/affirmative action principles will guide all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, compensation, benefits, layoffs, terminations, retention, certification and testing. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. As Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I call upon each individual associated with the university to join me in pledging a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes, to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.
Michael R. Lovell, Chancellor
UWM LIBRARIES SAVE THE DATES: THREE ANNUAL LECTURES IN OCTOBER Three of the Libraries’ four annual lectures are scheduled for October: Wilkommen GeoFocus Lecture: Stewart Gordon, senior research scholar, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, and author of When Asia Was the World, will lecture on the role of routes as conduits of human culture on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the AGS Library. Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture: Robert Smith, associate professor, UWM Department of History, will present “Battling Racial Colonialism with Legal Activism; Transnational Coalitions Across the Human Rights Bar” on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor Conference Center. Ettinger Book Artist Lecture: Fred Hagstrom, printmaker, book artist and professor of art at Carleton College, will discuss his work on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Special Collections. MILWAUKEE DIGITAL CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT WINS THREE AWARDS The UWM Libraries digital collection “March On Milwaukee: Civil Rights History Project,” launched this past fall, recently earned three prestigious awards. The Society of American Archivists (SAA) honored the team that put the project together with the 2011 Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award “in recognition of its outstanding efforts in promoting the knowledge and use of the [UWM Libraries’] Archives Department’s civil rights materials.” SAA also commended the Libraries’ public outreach and educational programming related to the digital collection. The American Association of State and Local History selected “March On Milwaukee” to receive its 2011 Award of Merit – a high honor from an organization at the forefront of supporting the research, preservation and interpretation of state and local history. And the project received the 2011 Governor’s Award for Archival Achievement, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board and the Wisconsin Historical Society. This award recognizes outstanding work in historical records preservation and access in Wisconsin. “We are extremely pleased to receive such praise and recognition for our collection,” says Ewa Barczyk, UWM Libraries director. “These awards acknowledge not just the quality of the project but also its significance to and accessibility for the broader community outside UWM.” The collection provides online access to key primary sources on the history of the civil rights movement in Milwaukee. Included are selected papers of individuals representing a variety of positions on the civil rights issue, photographs, unedited footage from the Libraries’ WTMJ-TV news film archives and oral history interviews capturing the recollections and perspectives of individuals who participated in the movement. It also offers contextual materials, such as brief explanations of relevant people, places, events and organizations; a timeline; a bibliography of relevant published sources; and maps highlighting important locations. The project was led by Jasmine Alinder, UWM associate professor of history; Michael Doylen, head of the Libraries’ Archives Department; and Krystyna Matusiak, digital librarian. Other team members included Libraries staff Ellen Engseth, Christel Maass and Ling Meng; and
UWM students Trevor Berman, Dale Bryant, Nick Kane, Erica Metcalfe, Keia Wegner, Lucas Wolff and Adrian Zink. The collection may be accessed at: marchonmilwaukee.uwm.edu. UWM AUTHORS CELEBRATION SET FOR SEPT. 22 The UWM Libraries and the Graduate School are co-sponsoring a dinner on Thursday, Sept. 22, honoring and recognizing faculty and staff who have published books (and other forms of scholarly activities such as recordings) since April 2010. We are requesting that any UWM faculty or staff member who has written, edited, translated or illustrated a book, has composed music for a published score or recording, or has had a primary role in creating a commercially distributed film or video since the last UWM Authors Recognition event in 2010, please fill out the UWM Authors online form at www4.uwm. edu/libraries/forms/authors.cfm. To ensure that you are included for recognition during this event, please submit by Friday, Sept. 9. Authors submitting titles after this date will be included in the next event in 2012. Invitations will be sent to authors. For more information, visit the UWM Authors Collections website at www4.uwm.edu/libraries/special/authors/ authint.cfm or contact Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-229-4345. RESERVE SERVICES MOVE, MERGE WITH MEDIA LIBRARY In June, Reserve Services moved from the first floor, East Wing, of the library to the lower level, West Wing, to merge with the Media Library. The new service point Media and Reserve Library will be remodeled this fall, adding a group viewing room and resulting in improved services. 2011-12 CHANCELLOR’S GOLDA MEIR LIBRARY SCHOLAR AWARD WINNERS
Chancellor’s Golda Meir Library Scholar Award winners Joseph Rein and Katie Ports.
Katie Ports, a Ph.D. candidate in experimental psychology with an emphasis in women’s reproductive and sexual health, and Joseph Rein, a Ph.D. candidate in English with an emphasis in creative writing, are the recipients of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Golda Meir Library Scholar Awards. Ports’ research will assess the key obstacles and aids to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world. A major goal of her project is to complete a comprehensive review of the literature on cervical cancer, HPV, HPV vaccination and socio-cultural aspects of Malawian health, relying heavily on resources available at the Golda Meir Library.
By integrating successful HPV vaccination strategies into the Malawi context, she hopes to provide a solid, evidence-based platform for a meaningful and grounded approach to vaccination. Rein’s dissertation is a historical novel set in 15th-century Mesoamerica, for which extensive research, conducted at and through the Golda Meir Library, will be required. Access to seminal textbooks on Aztec culture and life, recent scholarship and resources such as the Aztec Codex Facsimiles at the University of Arizona and Nahuatl language materials at Columbia University, will allow him to create a historically accurate and responsible cultural representation of the Aztec peoples. Ports and Rein will present a report of their work in The Scholar and the Library lecture series sponsored by the UWM Libraries. The $5,000 awards support the research of outstanding UWM graduate students, and include special assistance from the UWM Libraries for the completion of the recipients’ dissertations. There were 72 applicants this year, distributed across a range of disciplines. A subcommittee of the University Libraries Committee reviewed the applications and submitted its selections to the Chancellor. The Provost’s office provided the funding for the award. ADVENTURES IN SOUTHERN FRANCE RECOUNTED AT LECTURE Larry Kuiper, associate professor in UWM’s Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, will inaugurate the 2011-12 UWM’s Academic Adventurers lecture series on Friday, Sept. 23. The title of his presentation is “The Southern Cantal: Exploring a Rural Crossroads in France.” Other presentations in the series are Friday, Nov. 4: Lindsay McHenry, assistant professor, UWM Department of Geosciences: “Bones and Stones: Using the Volcanic Record of Northern Tanzania to Constrain Hominid Activities at Olduvai Gorge.” Friday, Feb. 10: Nan Kim, assistant professor, UWM Department of History: “Tea-making at the Temple: Cultural Tourism and the Korean Way of Tea at Hwa-eom Buddhist Temple.” Friday, March 2: Marcus Filippello, assistant professor, UWM Department of History. Academic Adventurers talks begin at 3 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, third floor, East Wing of the Golda Meir Library. A reception with light refreshments, sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library, follows each talk. For more information or special needs, call 414-229-6282 or email email@example.com. FALL USED BOOK SALE OCT. 3-5 The Friends of the Golda Meir Library Fall Used Book Sale will be held Oct. 3-5. Over 6,000 items in a wide variety of genres – contemporary fiction, foreign languages, history, literature, poetry and political science – will be offered. The sale, held in the fourth floor Conference Center of the library, is open to UWM students, faculty and staff only from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. The sale is open to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hardcovers are priced at $3 and paperbacks $1. Trade paperbacks cost 25 cents. There is a $3 bag sale on the last day. Proceeds benefit the UWM Libraries.
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BENEFITS LEGISLATIVE CHANGES TO BENEFITS Recent legislative changes have brought significant changes to employee benefits effective this year. Beginning with the Aug. 25 payroll for classified employees and the Sept. 1 payroll for unclassified employees, new health insurance premium rates are in effect. With the same payrolls, employees enrolled in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) are also contributing 5.8 percent of the 11.6 percent required contribution into the fund. WRS contributions are done pretax. Employees who wish to reduce or cancel their state group health insurance because of the premium increase have within 30 days of the payroll that included the increase to submit a health insurance application to Human Resources. Coverage effective change date is Sept. 1 or Oct. 1, depending on when application was received in HR. Beginning with the July 28 paycheck, classified employees no longer have union dues deductions or deductions for union dental benefits. Employees who wish to continue union membership or union dental plans must make arrangements directly with the unions. As of July 1, new employees who have never worked for a WRS employer are required to have five years of creditable service prior to being vested in the WRS (eligible for a retirement benefit). As of July 1, WRS benefits eligibility requirements for new employees who have never worked for a WRS employer have increased. Employees are expected to work at least two-thirds of full time for at least one year and 1,200 hours a year for nonteachers and 880 hours a year for teachers. For more information, please see several links at: www4.uwm.edu/hr/benefits. CO-INSURANCE COMING IN 2012 The Group Insurance Board approved Uniform Benefits changes for all Tier 1 state group health insurance plans as of Jan. 1, 2012. Co-insurance will apply to medical services. Benefits will be paid at 90 percent by the insurance company and 10 percent by the employee up to annual out-of-pocket maximums of $500 for an individual and $1,000 cumulative for a family. Preventive care will not be subject to co-insurance. The emergency room co-pay will increase to $75. Employees eligible for the Employee Reimbursement Account program will be able to take regular payroll deductions to cover out-of-pocket expenses for co-insurance. The Standard Plan will also have changes in proportion to the changes to the Tier 1 plans. At press time, no changes were expected to the prescription drug co-pays or annual out-of-pocket maximums. OTHER CHANGES TO HEALTH INSURANCE EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2012 Adult children can be covered under their parent’s health plan only until the end of the month in which they turn age 26. Former employees will be permitted to continue their health insurance coverage for 18 months under COBRA rather than the current 36 months. This does not apply to retirees who have lifetime eligibility for State Group Health insurance coverage. For termination of state employment, the employer contribution toward health insurance coverage will end on the last day of the month in which the employee terminates.
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2011 BENEFITS AND WELLNESS FAIR Mark your calendars for the 2011 Benefits and Wellness Fair to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Union Wisconsin Room. This is your opportunity to meet with benefits vendors and wellness advocates. The fair also includes breakout sessions for employees to learn more about health, wellness, benefits and financial issues of concern. For a schedule of breakout sessions and registration information, see the MyDev site at: www4.uwm.edu/employeedev. The fair is held during the annual It’s Your Choice period. This October, the annual It’s Your Choice enrollment period will become an open enrollment period, in which uninsured and eligible state employees may file a health insurance application to the state group health insurance program for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2012. Emails will also be sent to employees in late September/early October with information on the changes and /or enrollment opportunities available for employees. Changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2012. During the fall, other benefits plans, such as dental, may offer change opportunities and/or open enrollments for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2012. Please watch your email in late September/early October for more information, and attend the 2011 Benefits and Wellness Fair to receive more detailed information from vendors. NEW UWM EMPLOYEES NOT UNDER THE WRS UWM benefits are administered by the State of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin System. In the past, medical benefits have been available for Graduate Assistants (Research, Project/Program and Teaching Assistants) holding a combined appointment of at least 33 percent with an expected duration of at least one semester (academic basis) or six months (annual basis). Fellows, Scholars, Trainees or Advanced Opportunity Fellows must be receiving a monthly stipend payment at or above the one-thirdtime Research Assistant level. Short-Term Academic Staff who are employed in positions not covered under the Wisconsin Retirement System and are holding a fixed-term terminal appointment of at least 28 percent (academic
basis) or 21 percent (annual basis) with an expected duration of at least six months (one semester for academic-basis appointments) may also be eligible for benefits. At press time, eligibility rules for coverage for these category employees have not been changed. Enrollment deadlines for unclassified positions are within 30 days of your contract start date. For more information, please attend a Benefits Review that is customized for your employee type: • Faculty/Academic Staff • Grad/TA/PA/Short-Term Academic Staff. The schedule can be found at: www4.uwm.edu/ hr/benefits/benefits_reviews.cfm. If you have additional questions, you can find the Unclassified Benefits Specialist assigned to your division at: www4.uwm.edu/hr/staff_and_services/ divisional_support/index.cfm. Classified employees have different enrollment deadlines. They should attend the Classified Benefits Review that was assigned to them to find out complete information. Classified employees may also call the Classified Benefits Specialist at 414-229-5514 for additional information. The general Human Resources number is 414-229-4463. UNIVERSITY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION The University Insurance Association (UIA) provides a low-cost life insurance plan for faculty and academic staff. The plan is often referred to as the “mandatory life insurance plan” because coverage is a condition of employment for unclassified employees whose earnings equal or exceed a minimum salary level that is determined each year. Faculty and academic staff who previously had coverage are required to continue coverage even if their October earnings are below the minimum salary. The annual premium of $24 is deducted from checks paid on Nov. 1 each year. The plan is a decreasing term insurance, with benefits ranging from $60,000 for employees age 21 to 27, to $2,000 for employees age 70 or older. Brochures are available online at: uwsa.edu/hr/ benefits/ins/luia_cert.pdf.
WELCOME, NEW CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES Dawn Aguilera, Office Associate, Finance & Administrative Affairs Corinne Anderson, Custodian, Custodial Services Dolores Brown, University Services Associate 2, Enrollment Services Stephanie Brown, Police Sergeant, University Police Megan Bublavy, Human Resources Assistant–Advanced, Athletics Adrian Bump, Police Lieutenant, University Police Karen Couillard, Financial Specialist 3, Executive MBA Program Lisa Elliot, University Services Associate 1, College of Health Sciences Kimberly Garman, Academic Department Supervisor, Psychology Blanca Huapaya, Custodian, Custodial Services Magdalena Kaczmarek, University Services Associate 1, School of Education Riley King, University Grants & Contracts Specialist, Graduate School Katrina Kozar, Program Assistant–Advanced Confidential, University Housing Thomas Lowe, Program & Policy Analyst, HBSSW/HIDTA Collaboration
Sarah McCalvy, University Conference Coordinator, Alumni Relations D’andre Morehouse, Custodian, Custodial Services John Nogay, Power Plant Operator–In Charge, Heating & Chilling Katherine O’Donnell, University Grants & Contracts Specialist–Senior, Graduate School Antonio Paladino, Financial Specialist 4, Biological Sciences Dan Reams, IS Technical Services Specialist, UITS Belinda Ricco, Program Assistant–Advanced Confidential, Human Resources Jaimin Shah, IS Technical Services Specialist, UITS Jarvis Sprewer, University Services Associate 1, Enrollment Services Jocelynn Tatham, University Services Associate 1, Graduate School Heydee Villafuerte, University Services Program Associate, Roberto Hernandez Center Heidi Walbert, Police Service Associate, University Police Henry Watkins, Custodian, Custodial Services Adam Zembrosky, Technical Services Specialist–Senior, Letters & Science
CIPD: The Center for Instructional & Professional Development
CIPD FALL 2011 PROGRAMS This fall, the Center for Instructional and Profes sional Development (CIPD) focuses on key aspects of course design that will engage your students, make learning transparent for both you and them, and make your course sessions an inclusive learning environment. Come meet and exchange ideas with other teachers, learn something new to try and the research behind effective strategies. Bring your course ideas or an existing syllabus as a starting framework. Newer instructors are particularly encouraged to attend as they begin creating and adapting courses at UWM. Seasoned instructors bring a wealth of experience, hard questions and realistic challenges to the table for stimulating discussion. Workshop attendees often follow up with one-onone consultations or Mid-Semester Student Evaluations with CIPD staff. Register and come with lunch and ready for conversation. Seating limited – please register on CIPD’s website: cipd.uwm.edu or contact Connie Schroeder, firstname.lastname@example.org, 229-5764. You can register through MyDev: https://www4. uwm.edu/employeedev/events/calendar/bydate.cfm. Low-Stakes Assessment: Transparency and Assessment in Every Class Friday, Sept. 23, 1-3 p.m., Union 260 What can help you and your students determine if they’re “getting it” in your class? One often over looked element is the use of frequent low-stakes assessments. Explore multiple examples of low-stakes assessments, select several to embed in your class sessions f2f or online, and modify your course
grading scheme to support these brief but powerful strategies. Participants will receive a booklet of generic as well as UWM instructor assessment examples. Bring a course syllabus and begin integrating brief, low-stakes assessment without losing massive amounts of content! Scaffolded Assignments: You’ll Never Go Back! Friday, Oct. 7, 1-3 p.m., Union 344 We often struggle with large projects and assignments that come due near the end of the semester, or with final exams. Large projects and end-ofsemester assignments can prove disappointing. How do we know if students are prepared to demonstrate their learning through these major performances? We will explore examples of sequenced assignments spread across a semester. Participants will receive a booklet of sample scaffolded assignments from multiple disciplines. Beyond Techniques: Easily Adapt Your Course Session to Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle Friday, Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m., Union 260 Active learning strategies are not effective if they only create activity and do not lead to learning. We struggle with the tradeoff between content and active engagement, and wonder why students don’t seem to engage or find relevance in what they’re learning. The Experiential Learning Cycle is a simple, easily implemented tool for framing each class session that weaves together active learning, abstract content, reflection and application. Participants will receive a booklet of sample course session lesson plans from multiple disciplines.
UWM Benefits & Wellness Fair Come for the Health of it!
STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY CENTER TIPS Help! A student just gave me a VISA! The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) uses a form called a VISA (Verified Individualized Services and Accommodations) to verify disability and to assist students in their communications with faculty and staff regarding accommodations. If a student gives you a VISA, simply follow these tips and you should have smooth sailing all semester. • Read the VISA thoroughly. • Understand these accommodations are also in effect for online classes. • Meet with the student, preferably in a one-on-one setting. • Agree to terms related to testing (in class, in your office, SAC-proctored), note-taking and anything else that appears to be in question. • Complete Alternative Testing Forms with the student in a timely fashion. (SAC is currently crafting an online testing request form.) • Maintain the student’s confidentiality when requesting a note-taker for the student (and at all other times). • Contact the SAC counselor listed on the VISA if you have any questions or concerns. • Choose your required reading materials well before the start of the semester (for future semesters) so those who require alternatives to print may have access at the same time as the rest of the students in the class. • Direct your speech to the student, not to the student’s aide or the student’s interpreter. • Use Universal Design techniques in your teaching (e.g. use more than one method of information delivery – lecture and use graphics or videos, include “clicker” devices). • Recognize that the student MUST be held to the same academic standards as the rest of the class.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. UWM Student Union - Wisconsin Room Health Insurance Companies Tax Sheltered Annuity Vendors Wellness Advocates Safety Awareness Other Employee Benefits Information
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For the Record SUBMISSION GUIDELINES •E lectronic submissions only, either by email document or Internet (see addresses below). • If an entry requires diacritics or other special marks, a hard copy of the entry noting such marks should be faxed to Report at 414-229-6443 as a backup to the electronic submission. •E nclose names to appear in boldface type in < >. Also enclose all material to be italicized. •D o not submit grant information to Report. The “Grants” section is supplied by UW System via the Graduate School.
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PEOPLE ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS UWM POLICE Adrian Bump was honored with the National Police Officer of the Year award by the WeTip National Anonymous Crime Hotline program at a ceremony in July. Bump is a former Horicon, WI, police officer.
EDUCATION CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION DeAnn Huinker presented “Fractions: Making Sense or Making Nonsense (IGNITE Session) at the Wisconsin Mathematics Council Annual Conference, Green Lake, May 2. Marleen Pugach co-presented an invited major panel presentation, “Collaborative Program Redesign: From Tinkering to Transformation in Service of Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities,” at the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs Annual Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, D.C., July 19.
HEALTH SCIENCES HEALTH SCIENCES Carol Mitchell, “Sonographer Licensure Update,” presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, Montreal, June 11-14. Carol Mitchell, “Advanced Practice Sonography,” presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, Montreal, June 11-14. Carol Mitchell, “Global Educator Summit,” presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, Montreal, June 11-14.
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCES Ann C. Snyder, B.P. Edlbeck, C.J. Myatt and K.G. Reynolds, “Peak foot pressures of walking, jogging and running on nonmotorized and motorized treadmills,” presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, Denver, May 31-June 4. R.M. Seneli, B.P. Edlbeck, C.J. Myatt, K.G. Reynolds and Ann C. Snyder,
“Comparison of step length between motorized and non-motorized treadmills during walking, jogging or running,” presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, Denver, May 31-June 4. Ryan D. Wilkinson, “Leadership and Professional Development,” presented at the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Symposium, Appleton, WI, April 16.
OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Virginia C. Stoffel and L. Berger, “Motivational Interviewing – Introduction Course,” presented at Pathfinders AgencyWide Training, Milwaukee, March 3, April 7, May 5. Virginia C. Stoffel and T. Wolf, “Developing Leadership Capacity: From Emerging to Sustainable Leaders,” presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Exposition, Philadelphia, April 16. Virginia C. Stoffel and C. Siebert, “The Centennial Vision: Pixel Power – the Centennial Vision in High Definition,” moderator and convener at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Exposition, Philadelphia, April 15. Virginia C. Stoffel, Y. Choi and Victoria A. Moerchen, “Using Photovoice to Explore the Lived Experiences of Three Mothers of Children with Autism: Giving Voice to Mothers from Under-Represented Groups,” presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Exposition, Philadelphia, April 15.
Bialystok University in Bialystok, Poland, May 12.
Psychological Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C., Aug. 4-7.
Michael J. Mikos presented “Kresy wschodnie II Rzeczpospolitej w obiektywie Louise Arner Boyd,” with Susan Mikos, at the Polskie Towarzystwo Geograficzne, Lublin, March 31.
Katie A. Ports, Diane M. Reddy and Jessica L. Barnack-Tavlaris presented “Influence of physician gender on women’s perceptions of physical communication and health outcomes in gynecology” at the 2011 Association for Women in Psychology annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
HISTORY Ellen Amster presented “Unveiling the Muslim Obstetrical Patient: Birth, Clinical Medicine and Colonial Positivism in French Morocco” at the French Colonial Historical Society Conference, Toronto, June 2-4. Ellen Amster presented “The Muslim Womb: Midwives, Colonial Obstetrics and the Medicalization of Moroccan Birth” at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Amherst, MA, June 9-12. Abbas Hamdani, professor emeritus, has received a courtesy appointment as professor with the Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida. Hamdani will consult on research and teaching with the Religious Studies, Humanities and Middle Eastern Studies faculty while continuing to work on his own research.
PHYSICS Leonard Parker and his former postdoc Ivan Agullo (Penn State) won first prize and $4,000 in the 2011 Gravity Research Foundation Award competition for short essays that “stimulate thought and encourage work on gravitation.” Their essay is titled “Stimulated Creation of Quanta During Inflation and the Observable Universe.”
Virginia C. Stoffel, “Leadership: Inviting and Building Capacity for Leadership in Self and Others,” presented at the Assembly of Student Delegates, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Exposition, Philadelphia, April 13.
Shaun Stearns, Curtis Dartsch, Lauren Haug and Raymond Fleming presented “Decreasing arousal through manipulation of repetitive action” at the 2011 Midwestern Psychological Association annual meeting, Chicago, May 5-7.
Brianne Kluge and Raymond Fleming presented “Heart rate variability, respiration, and self-reported affect during relaxation” at the 2011 Midwestern Psychological Association annual meeting, Chicago, May 5-7.
Suzanne S. Bell presented a webinar for ALCTS, “Re-Engineering the Institutional Repositories to Engage Users,” on June 1. Bell discussed and demo’d the institutional repository software developed at Rochester, IR+. Close to 100 people registered. Laretta Henderson presented “Multicultural Children’s Literature: From Theory to 2011 Practice” at the International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Cape Town, South Africa. Richard P. Smiraglia, Hur-Li Lee and Hope A. Olson presented “Epistemic Presumptions of Authorship” at iConference ’11, Feb. 8-11, Seattle.
LETTERS & SCIENCE AFRICOLOGY Jeffrey Sommers spoke on the gap between the rich and poor in an interview for Russia Yaroslavl Global Policy Forum. He is pictured in the article at a GPS sectional meeting in Madrid in June. Sommers will travel to Russia in September for this year’s forum, “The Modern State in the Age of Social Diversity.”
FOREIGN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE Michael J. Mikos presented “Obecnosc literatury polskiej w Ameryce Polnocnej i Anglii” at IV International Conference on Polish Literature at the Silesian University in Katowice, Poland, May 7. Michael J. Mikos presented “Kresy w obiektywie Louise Arner Boyd, amerykanskiej eksploratorki,” with Susan Mikos, at the International Conference on the Borderlands and the Idea of Europe at
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Kotaro Shoji, Greg A. Burrow, Brittney Holcomb and Raymond Fleming presented “Effects of electrocardiographic sampling rates on accuracy of HRV measurements” at the 2011 Midwestern Psychological Association annual meeting, Chicago, May 5-7. Diane M. Reddy, Raymond Fleming, Katie A. Ports and Laura E. Pedrick (Academic Affairs) presented “U-Pace: Extending equity and excellence to high school students” at the 2011 UW System President’s Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Madison. Anajli Rameshbabu, Katie A. Ports, Abigail Menting, Jessica L. Barnack-Tavlaris, Diane M. Reddy and Raymond Fleming presented “Critical barriers and solutions to baccalaureate degree attainment: Perspectives of students of color” at the 2011 American Psychological Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C., Aug. 4-7. Anjali Rameshbabu, Diane M. Reddy, Raymond Fleming and Katie A. Ports presented “Sleep inadequacy: A predictor of negative physical health among call center shift workers” at the 2011 American Psychological Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C., Aug. 4-7. Katie A. Ports, Anjali Rameshbabu, Jessica L. Barnack-Tavlaris, Abigail Menting, Diane M. Reddy and Raymond Fleming presented “U-Pace instruction: Facilitating greater academic success among African American students” at the 2011 American
Jessica L. Deininger, Samantha T. Bilkey and Diane M. Reddy presented “Decisionmaking considerations for adopting pump therapy in diabetic adolescents and their parents” at the Pediatric Behavioral Research Conference, Waukesha, WI.
UWM LIBRARIES Theresa Beaulieu presented “Collaborating with the K-12 Community” at the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) annual conference in Madison June 1-2. Theresa Beaulieu, Kristin Woodward and Maria Cunningham presented “Presentation Toolkit” at the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) annual conference in Madison June 1-2. Michael Doylen gave a presentation on the March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project digital collection at the annual meeting of the Midwest Archives Conference held in St. Paul, April 28-30. Susan Foran and Joe Tomich presented at the “Shelf Ready Acquisition Roundtable” at the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) annual conference in Madison June 1-2. Jim Lowrey presented “The Changing Face of Authentication: Federated Identity Management” at the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) annual conference in Madison June 1-2. Molly Mathias presented “Space(s) That Foster Collaboration at Our Libraries: New Spaces, New Partnerships and Student Use of Academic Library Areas in the 21st Century” at the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) annual conference in Madison June 1-2. Janet Padway presented at the E-books Summit at the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) annual conference in Madison June 1-2. Lisa Schelling gave a presentation, “Standards in Gazetteer Development,” at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Seattle on April 14. Max Yela gave the opening gallery talk for an exhibition of artwork by UWM Art & Design instructor Jessica MeuninckGanger at Gallery AOP in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 2. Max Yela presented “Problems and Concepts in Artists Books” at the University of South Africa in Pretoria, July 6. Max Yela gave a presentation on bookarts practices and a workshop on structure and meaning at Winona State University, Winona, MN, May 9. Max Yela presented a lecture, “Reading Structure: Shape, Form and Space as Art and Meaning in Books,” at the BergstromMahler Museum in Neenah, WI, May 11.
HELEN BADER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE Carolyn Bucior’s op-ed, “Growing food is a social justice issue,” was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 20.
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David Pate’s op-ed, “Let’s help exprisoners find work,” was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 16.
sures in individuals with cerebral palsy and severe scoliosis,” Pediatric Physical Therapy, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2011, pp. 159-169.
Marie Savundranayagam, J.B. Orange and R.K.M. Garrett, “Caregiver communications strategies: Implications for relational outcomes,” presented at the Wisconsin Network Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in May at the Wisconsin Dells.
J. Schreiber, S. Goodgold, Victoria A. Moerchen, N. Remec, C. Aaron and A. Kreger, “A description of professional pediatric physical therapy education,” Pediatric Physical Therapy, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2011, pp. 201–204.
Marc D. Sanders was elected to the Used Textbook Association Board of Directors for a two-year term (2010-12).
Jinsung Wang, Mukta N. Joshi and Y. Lei, “The extent of interlimb transfer following adaptation to a novel visuomotor condition does not depend on the awareness of the condition,” Journal of Neurophysiology, 2011, May 11 (e-pub ahead of print).
OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Carol Haertlein Sells and Virginia C. Stoffel, “Strategies to enable meaningful everyday living for people with psychiatric disabilities and other mental health needs,” Chapter 15, pp. 405-429, in Ways of Living: Intervention Strategies to Enable Participation (4th ed.), C.H. Christiansen and K.M. Matuska eds., Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, 2011.
STUDENT AFFAIRS UWM BOOKSTORE
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS Mordecai Lee, Congress vs. the Bureaucracy: Muzzling Agency Public Relations, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2011. Winner of the Press’s annual Rothbaum Prize for “exceptional scholarship and writing on American politics and history.” Mordecai Lee, The Practice of Government Public Relations, co-edited with Grant Neeley and Kendra Stewart, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2011.
EDUCATION OFFICE OF ACADEMIC SERVICES Robert Longwell-Grice, contributing writer, Multicultural Student Services at MinorityServing Institutions: Tribal Colleges, Stylus Publishing Company, May 2011.
HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER FOR URBAN POPULATION HEALTH A.M. Hafiz, M.F. Jan, Naoyo Mori, A. Gupta, T. Bajwa and S. Allaqaband, “Contemporary Clinical Outcomes of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Elderly vs. Younger Patients Presenting with Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction,” Journal of Interventional Cardiology, 2011, March 17 (e-pub ahead of print). M. Mirza, G. Caracciolo, U. Khan, Naoyo Mori, K. Srivathsan, G. Altemose, L. Scott, P. Sengupta and A. Jahangir, “Left Atrial Reservoir Function Predicts Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence After Catheter Ablation: A Two-dimensional Speckle Strain Study,” Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2011, March 22 (e-pub ahead of print).
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS J. Weckmueller, Caryn S. Easterling and J. Arvedson, “Preliminary Temporal Measurement Analysis of Normal Oropharyngeal Swallowing in Infants and Young Children,” Dysphagia Journal, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2011, pp. 135-143.
HEALTH SCIENCES Carol Mitchell and B. Trampe, “Sonography and High Risk Pregnancy,” Part 52 in S. Hagen-Ansert Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography (7th ed.), Saint Louis: Mosby, 2011. Carol Mitchell, B. Trampe and D. Lebovic, “The Role of Sonography in Evaluating Female Infertility,” Part 45 in S. Hagen-Ansert Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography (7th ed.), Saint Louis: Mosby, 2011.
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCES S.R. Littleton, C.B. Heriza, P.A. Mullens, Victoria A. Moerchen and K. Bjornson, “Effects of positioning on respiratory mea-
INFORMATION STUDIES Suzanne S. Bell, “Fostering Student Engagement in an Online IR Course,” in Teaching and Learning in Information Retrieval, E. Efthimiadis, J. Fernández-Luna, J. Huete and A. MacFarlane, eds., Springer, 2011. Laretta Henderson, “Identity Matters: A Call for Bibliotherapy to Support Racial Identity Development,” Illinois English Bulletin, Vol. 98, No. 2, 2011, pp. 69-86. Richard P. Smiraglia, “Domain Coherence Within Knowledge Organization: People, Interacting Theoretically, Across Geopolitical and Cultural Boundaries,” in Exploring Interactions of People, Places and Information, Proceedings of the 39th Annual CAIS/ACSI Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, June 2-4, 2011, Pam McKenzie, Catherine Johnson and Sarah Stevenson, eds. www.cais-acsi.ca/conferences.htm Richard P. Smiraglia, “ISKO 11’s Diverse Bookshelf: An Editorial,” Knowledge Organization, Vol. 38, 2011, pp. 179-186. Richard P. Smiraglia, “I Simposio Internacional sobre Organizacion del Conocimiento, Bibliotecologia y Terminologia: An Editorial,” Knowledge Organization, Vol. 38, 2011, pp. 3-9. Richard P. Smiraglia and Charles van den Heuvel, “Idea collider: from a theory of knowledge organization to a theory of knowledge interaction,” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2011, pp. 43-46. Richard P. Smiraglia, “A Research Agenda for Cataloging: The CCQ Editorial Board Responds to the Year of Cataloging Research,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Vol. 48, No. 8, 2010, pp. 645-651.
LETTERS & SCIENCE COMMUNICATION Mike Allen and Kikuko Omori, book review, Feeling hurt in close relationships, A.L. Vangelisti, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2009, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Vol. 30, 2011, pp. 237-240. Kikuko Omori, Y.B. Zhang, Mike Allen, H. Ota and M. Imamura, “Japanese college students’ media exposure to sexually explicit material, perceptions of women, and sexually permissive attitudes,” Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Vol. 40, 2011, pp. 93-110.
ECONOMICS Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and K. Satawatananon, “U.S.-Thailand Trade at Commodity Level and the Role of the Real Exchange Rate,” Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 21, 2010, pp. 514-525.
ENGLISH Mark Netzloff, ed., John Norden’s The Surveyor’s Dialogue (1618): A Critical Edition, London: Ashgate Gower, September 2010. Mark Netzloff, “The Ambassador’s Household: Sir Henry Wotton, Domesticity, and Diplomatic Writing,” pp. 155-171 in Diplomacy and Early Modern Culture, New York and London: Palgrave MacMillan, December 2010. Mark Netzloff, “Catholic Exiles and the English State After the Gunpowder Plot,” Reformation: The Journal of the Tyndale Society, Vol. 15, 2010, pp. 151-167.
among spouses and adult children,” The Gerontologist, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2011, pp. 321331. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnq102 Marie Savundranayagam, Lorna Dilley and Anne Basting, “StoryCorps Memory Loss Initiative: Enhancing personhood for storytellers with memory loss,” Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2011, pp. 415-433. doi:10.1177/1471301211408123 Stan Stojkovic, David Kalinich and John Klofas, Criminal Justice Organizations: Administration and Management, 5th ed., Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012.
GIFTS, GRANTS & CONTRACTS MAY 2011 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
FOREIGN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE
CENTER FOR URBAN INITIATIVES & RESEARCH
Hamid Ouali, Agreement, Pronominal Clitics and Negation in Tamazight Berber: A Unified Analysis, Continuum, 2011.
HISTORY Glen Jeansonne’s book Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta will be published in an e-book version by the University of Mississippi Press in collaboration with Kindle and Amazon. com. Nan Kim, “Korea on the Brink: Reading the Yonp’yong Shelling and its Aftermath,” The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 70, No. 2, 2011, pp. 337-356.
PSYCHOLOGY Jessica L. Barnack-Tavlaris, Diane M. Reddy and Katie A. Ports, “Psychological adjustment among women living with genital herpes,” Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 12-21.
Milwaukee Public Schools Assistance to Milwaukee Public School District’s Research & Evaluation Services Office Batson, Terry L. – Extension & Public Service $20,000 WI Dept. of Health Services 2012 Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey Maier, Peter E. – Extension & Public Service $125,000 Greater Milwaukee Committee Talent Dividend Research Support Maier, Peter E. – Extension & Public Service $20,000
FINANCIAL AID U.S. Dept. of Education SMART Grant 2011 Hojan-Clark, Jane – Student Aid $27,500
UWM LIBRARIES Ewa Barczyk, Christopher Baruth and Irakli Iakobashvili, “The preservation and utilization of the William Osgood Field Archive of Svanetian Materials, American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries,” Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 12: Proceedings of the twelfth international seminar held at the University of Copenhagen 14th-16th October 2009, 2011, pp. 321-332.
U.S. Dept. of Education PELL grant funds Hojan-Clark, Jane – Student Aid $319,000 U.S. Dept. of Education ACG Grant 2011 Hojan-Clark, Jane – Student Aid $11,286 U.S. Dept. of Education Federal SEOG FY11 Hojan-Clark, Jane – Student Aid $33,700
Max Yela, exhibition catalog, Position / Opposition, Gallery AOP (Johannesburg, South Africa), 2011.
U.S. Dept. of Education Federal Work Study FY11 Hojan-Clark, Jane – Student Aid $329,901
ARCHITECTURE & URBAN PLANNING
Jennifer J. Doering and S.L. Durfor, “The process of ‘Persevering Toward Normalcy’ after childbirth,” MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2011, pp. 258-265.
ADMINISTRATION UWM Foundation Local Student Internship Opportunity Greenstreet, Robert – Research $2,500
Norma Lang and Sally Lundeen, “The Knowledge Based Nursing Intiative (KBNI). Linking Research to Practice and Practice to Research through Electronic Health Information Systems,” The Japanese Journal of Nursing, Vol. 5, No. 43, 2010.
UWM Foundation Support for Urban Edge Prize and Student Studio Greenstreet, Robert – Instruction $3,500
Lea Acord, Gina Dennik-Champion, Sally Lundeen and Suzanne Schuler, “Vision, Grit and Collaboration: How the Wisconsin Center for Nursing Achieved Both Sustainable Funding and Established Itself as a State Health Care Workforce Leader,” Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2010, pp.126-131.
HELEN BADER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE Marie Savundranayagam, Rhonda Montgomery and K. Kosloski, “A dimensional analysis of caregiver burden
CONTINUING EDUCATION UWM Foundation Public Allies Program Krueger, Mark A. – Extension & Public Service $10,909
YOUTH WORK LEARNING CENTER WI Dept. of Health Services Title IV-E Long Term Training for Child and Youth Care Workers Krueger, Mark A. – Extension & Public Service $200,902
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For the Record EDUCATION CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A Study of Early Childhood Settings in Multiple Communities (Educare RCT Continuation) File, Nancy K. – Research $172,940 National Writing Project UWM Writing Project Pasternak, Donna L. – Instruction $35,000
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY WI Dept. of Public Instruction An exploration of the impact of the Wisconsin specific learning disability rule on placement rates and implementation fidelity Walker, Cindy M.; Short, Ruth A.; Winn, Judith A. – Research $470,742
ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE CIVIL ENGINEERING & MECHANICS Wilbur Smith Associates Travel Forecasting Approaches for Project Level Planning Horowitz, Alan J. – Research $100,000 NOAA CHRP: Green Bay Hypoxia: Biogeochemical Dynamics, Watershed Inputs and Climate Change Klump, J. Val; Bravo,Hector R; Waples, James T. – Research $313,562 UWM Foundation HVAC Controls Research Li, Yaoyu – Research $35,000
INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING MillerCoors LLC System Modeling and Simulation for MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery Zhang, Liang – Research $8,561
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. Senior Engineering Design Project Amano, Ryoichi S. – Research $4,900
Pabst Farms Development Archaeological Investigations of Three Areas on the Pabst Farms Development Inc. Property Richards, John D. – Research $27,389
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES WI Dept. of Natural Resources Assessment of the Status of the American Badger in Wisconsin Using Genetic and Ecological Techniques in a GIS Framework Latch, Emily K. – Research $18,000
SAM & HELEN STAHL CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES UWM Foundation Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies Berkowitz, Joel – Miscellaneous $1,000
CHEMISTRY UWM Research Foundation Nanolaminate coatings as substitutes for chromate conversion coatings for protection of electrogalvanized steel Aita, Carolyn M. – Research $60,000 National Science Foundation The Biochemistry of 4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Moran, Graham R. – Research $189,005
GEOSCIENCES Evolving Earth Foundation Evolving Earth Foundation Student Grant Award Fraiser, Margaret L. – Research $3,000
National Institutes of Health Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Petering, David H. – Research $6,097,555
INFORMATION STUDIES Institute of Museum & Library Services Overcoming Barriers to Information Access: Educating the Next Generation of Library and Information Science Leaders (B2A) Wolfram, Dietmar – Instruction $11,900
LETTERS & SCIENCE ANTHROPOLOGY Medical College of Wisconsin Center for AIDS Intervention Research Core Support Brodwin, Paul E. – Research $12,606
UWM Foundation Support for Head Men’s Basketball Panther Fund Program Costello, Rick – Miscellaneous $5,968
JUNE 2011 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS CENTER FOR URBAN INITIATIVES & RESEARCH Safe & Sound Evaluation of Safe & Sound Crime Strategy Initiative Maier, Peter E. – Extension & Public Service $14,000
FINANCIAL AID U.S. Dept. of Education SMART Grant 2011 Hojan-Clark, Jane – Student Aid $5,000 U.S. Dept. of Education ACG Grant 2011 Hojan-Clark, Jane – Student Aid $1,069,000
ARCHITECTURE & URBAN PLANNING
PHYSICS National Institutes of Health RF Testbed for Quantitative Thermoacoustic Computerized Tomography Patch, Sarah K.; Hanson, George W. – Research $11,093 National Institutes of Health High-throughput vibrational cytometer Yakovlev, Vladislav V. – Research $199,395
Tourette Syndrome Association Developing Effective Response Inhibition Training for Symptom Reliefs in Tourette Syndrome Lee, Han Joo; Woods, Douglas W. – Research $75,000
NIEHS CORE CENTER
National Science Foundation Dynamic Functional Regression Models Gervini, Daniel – Research $49,790
University Corp. for Atmospheric Research Great Lakes Consortium for Oceans and Human Health (OHH) Training Goetz Jr., Frederick W.; McLellan, Sandra L. – Instruction $175,270
National Science Foundation REU: Ocean Sciences Meeting Support for OCE REU Students Cuhel, Russell L.; Aguilar-Diaz, Carmen – Research $58,660
WI Dept. of Children and Families 2011 Foster and Adoptive Care Training Lie, Gwat-Yong – Extension & Public Service $550,863
U.S. Dept. of Education PELL Grant Funds Hojan-Clark, Jane – Student Aid $6,000
ADMINISTRATION UWM Foundation Distinguished Critic Support Greenstreet, Robert – Extension & Public Service $12,000 UWM Foundation Research and Activities Related to Historic Preservation and the Historic Preservation Curriculum Greenstreet, Robert – Research $6,500 UWM Foundation Support for Design Studio Greenstreet, Robert – Research $10,000 UWM Foundation Research into Green Building Design Greenstreet, Robert – Research $8,000
PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
UWM Foundation Salary Encumbrances Edwards, Dave – Miscellaneous $375,000
ART & DESIGN
UWM LIBRARIES UWM Foundation McColl Research Program – Research Fellowships Barczyk, Ewa – Student Aid $9,300
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Developing a Professional Certificate Program in Innovation and Sustainability at UWM Blair, Adream V.; Lovell, Michael R. – Instruction $35,500
UWM Foundation Already Established, Supplement Only Barczyk, Ewa – Library $20,000
UWM Foundation Support of Fellowship Program for Visual Artists Hobhood, Wade – Extension & Public Service $4,200
William F. Vilas Trust Estate Vilas Music Grant 2011-12 Welstead, Jon A. – Miscellaneous $70,719
WI Dept. of Children and Families Long Term Child Welfare Training McMurtry, Steven L.; Rose, Susan J. – Instruction $1,142,540 AG Training Consulting 1 Michigan Dept. of Community Health PERC (TCARE mapping) project and TCARE licenses Montgomery, Rhonda J.V. – Extension & Public Service $19,189
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LUBAR SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ACCOUNTING PwC Charitable Foundation 2011 PwC Inquiries Grant Daugherty, Brian E.; Neely, Daniel G. – Research $10,000 U.S. Dept. of Treasury Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant
Smunt, Timothy L. – Extension & Public Service $47,400
INSTRUCTIONAL UWM Foundation Nicholas Applied Finance Lab Smunt, Timothy L. – Student Aid $50,000 UWM Foundation Fitzsimonds Distinguished Scholars Awards and Doctoral Scholarships Smunt, Timothy L. – Student Aid $47,400 UWM Foundation Strategic Plan in Business Match Smunt, Timothy L. – Instruction $9,675 UWM Foundation A.O. Smith International Business Education Smunt, Timothy L. – Instruction $17,000 UWM Foundation Sheldon Lubar Professorship Fund Smunt, Timothy L. – Instruction $100,000 UWM Foundation M&I Center for Business Ethics Smunt, Timothy L. – Instruction $5,780
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS UWM Foundation TATA Professorship Smunt, Timothy L. – Research $7,300
EDUCATION EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION WI Dept. of Health Services Disability Resource Center MIG Grant Owens, Laura A. – Extension & Public Service $148,431
ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE CIVIL ENGINEERING & MECHANICS Various Nonfederal Agencies Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Water Equipment and Policy Christensen, Erik R.; Chen, Junhong – Research $166,700 UW Sea Grant Program Physical and Biological Processes Associated with Resuspension of Contaminated Sediments in the Sheboygan River Estuary Liao, Qian – Research $37,181
INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING American Heart Association Delays in Muscle Relaxation: A Novel Approach to Neuromechanism-Based Stroke Rehabilitation Seo, Na Jin – Research $308,000
MATERIALS ENGINEERING Various Nonfederal Agencies Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Water Equipment and Policy Christensen, Erik R.; Chen, Junhong – Research $100,000
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING We Energies Advanced Nanomaterials for HighEfficiency Solar Cells Chen, Junhong – Research $100,000 Various Nonfederal Agencies Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Water Equipment and Policy Christensen, Erik R.; Chen, Junhong – Research $66,700
FRESHWATER SCIENCES WATER INSTITUTE National Science Foundation Environmental Implications of
For the Record Manufactured Nanomaterials of Differing Structure on Aquatic Species Klaper, Rebecca D.; Chen, Jian – Research $71,205
GRADUATE SCHOOL NIEHS CORE CENTER National Institutes of Health Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Petering, David H. – Research $97,724
HEALTH SCIENCES Health Informatics & Administration Elsevier B.V. Elsevier Collaboration Yu, Hong – Research $45,000
LETTERS & SCIENCE ANTHROPOLOGY Pabst Farms Development Archaeological Investigations of Three Areas on the Pabst Farms Development Inc. Property Richards, John D. – Research $30,121
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES UWM Foundation Ruth Walker Grants-in-Aid Saffarini, Daad – Research $3,500 National Institutes of Health Discover and Engineer New Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors as Anticancer Agents Cheng, Yiqiang – Research $218,127 Metabolic Solutions Development Company Insertion of Polypeptides into Rhodospirillum Novel Motility and Protein Secretion Collins, M.L. Perille – Research $1,477 National Science Foundation Machinery of Flavobacterium Johnsoniae McBride, Mark J. – Research $10,800
CHEMISTRY National Institutes of Health Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Vitamin D Receptor-Coactivator Interaction Arnold, Alexander E. – Research $35,817
Li, Lian – Research $197,985 National Institutes of Health High-Throughput Vibrational Cytometer Yakovlev, Vladislav V. – Research $13,559
PSYCHOLOGY National Institutes of Health The Aging Brain: Genetic Contributions to Functional and Structural Brain Integrity Driscoll, Ira – Research $249,000 National Institutes of Health Acceptance Enhanced Behavior Therapy for Trichotillomania Woods, Douglas W. – Research $32,573
National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Antarctic Ecosystems Across the Permian‐Triassic Boundary: Integrating Paleobotany, Sedimentology and Paleoecology Isbell, John L. – Research $75,571
UWM Foundation CAC Residency in Applied Art Basting, Anne D. – Extension & Public Service $11,050 Langeloth Foundation TimeSlips – Online Project (Langeloth) Basting, Anne D. – Extension & Public Service $1
CENTER FOR ADDICTION & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESEARCH University of Michigan Archiving Two Chicago NIDA-Funded Epidemiogical Surveys Fendrich, Michael – Research $29,540
NURSING DEAN’S OFFICE Health Resources & Services Administration Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Dean-Baar, Susan L. – Student Aid $64,209 Medical College of Wisconsin Pathways Linking Poverty, Food Insecurity and HIV in Rural Malawi Galvao, Loren W. – Research $65,137 Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Joint Position Support in Nursing – UWM and CHW Lundeen, Sally – Extension & Public Service $607,808
National Institutes of Health Etiology of Sexual Risk, Substance Use and Trauma: a Bioecological Systems Model Otto-Salaj, Laura L.; Brondino,Michael J.; Fendrich, Michael; Rose, Susan J. – Research $601,811 MillerCoors LLC MillerCoors and CABHR/UWM Alcohol Retail Partnership Training Videos/Vignettes Pelfrey Jr., William V. – Extension & Public Service $70,710
SPECIAL PROJECT RESEARCH GROUP
WI Dept. of Health Services Patient Care Coordination Demonstration Project Millon Underwood, Sandra – Extension & Public Service $123,689
Office of National Drug Control Policy High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)/UWM Collaborator Stojkovic, Stan – Extension & Public Service $650,426
STUDENT AFFAIRS ATHLETICS
National Institutes of Health Effects of Family Presence During Resuscitation After Trauma Leske, Jane B. – Research $214,660
UWM Foundation Support Men’s Basketball Program – Riesch Scholarship Costello, Rick – Student Aid $5,000
NORRIS HEALTH CENTER
ADMINISTRATION National Institutes of Health Mechanisms Underlying Nicotine Induced Neuronal Toxicity in Zebrafish Svoboda, Kurt R. – Research $343,964
National Science Foundation Measuring Molecular Electric Fields at the Active Sites of Proteins: Development of Single Molecule and Hole‐Burning Techniques Geissinger, Peter; Woehl, Jorg C. – Research $170,000
CENTER ON AGE & COMMUNITY
UWM Foundation Support Sports Medicine Program – 2 Intern Positions Bonner, Julie – Extension & Public Service $700
EXTRAMURAL AWARDS - PROGRESS TO DATE
Period 12 – June 2011
Federal Total Federal Total
$ 2,618,701 $ 3,430,593 $ 21,887,580 $ 33,248,969
$ 697,826 $ 1,680,415 $ 3,689,199 $ 11,167,726
$ 1,144,209 $ 1,243,949 $ 39,620,343 $ 39,790,115
National Science Foundation Cloud Macrophysical Parameterization and Its Application to Aerosol Indirect Effects Larson, Vincent E. – Research $149,869
PHYSICS National Science Foundation Theoretical Studies of Novel Order in Correlated Electron Materials Agterberg, Daniel F. – Research $80,000 National Science Foundation Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Theory Creighton, Jolien D.; Brady, Patrick R.; De Arcenegui Siemens, F. Javier; Wiseman, Alan G. – Research $400,000 National Science Foundation Epitaxial Growth and Doping of Topological Insulator Heterostructures by Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Period 12 – June 2010
Federal Total Federal Total
$ 2,395,127 $ 3,112,368 $ 29,995,147 $ 37,352,814
$ 994,293 $ 1,086,173 $ 5,105,138 $ 7,036,115
$ 1,401,433 $ 1,437,603 $ 34,611,358 $ 34,760,279
$ 2,586,382 $
$ 7,935,297 $ 2,827,312
Grant information is prepared by the Graduate School. More detailed grant information also is available on the Web at: graduateschool.uwm.edu/research/data-policy/ awards-and-expenditures/.
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 Latino Mental Health
UWM’s Roberto Hernández Center (RHC) presents the ninth annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from mid-September to mid-October. For the first time, the center has chosen a theme for the celebration: Latino Mental Health, recognizing both the need for more mental health services in the Latino community and the need for more Latinos, particularly bi-lingual individuals, to enter the mental health professions. Most of the scheduled cultural and educational events will be held on the UWM campus and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the center’s website at rhc.uwm.edu.
Thursday, Sept. 15: HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH KICKOFF Enjoy the sounds of African drums and dancing of Ahora! Latin Dance Organization. Visit informational booths for student organizations and UWM affiliates. 12-1:30 p.m. Spaights Plaza. (Rain location: Union Ballroom.)
Friday, Sept. 30: Second screening of “Harlistas: An American Journey” (see Sept. 26). 7 p.m. Bolton Hall 150.
Monday, Oct. 3: MOVIE MONDAY “The City (La Ciudad).” Stories of loss, love, frustration and hope as four immigrants recently arrived in a large city struggle to build their lives, their communities and their dreams. 7 p.m. Bolton Hall 150.
among Latino patients, and is the mental health field prepared to reach out and help those in need? Faculty and clinical specialists will discuss these and related topics. 6:30-8 p.m. Chapman Hall, Regents Room.
“A Crushing Love” Oct. 5
Friday Oct. 7: HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AWARD: FATHER JOSÉ MORENO The Roberto Hernández Center continues its annual tradition of honoring individuals who exemplify achievement in our Latino community. This year’s honoree is Father José Moreno, pastor and priest of St. Patrick and Holy Trinity– Our Lady of Guadalupe. 6-8:30 p.m. Hefter Conference Center. Please RSVP by calling 414-229-6156 by Oct. 4. “The City” Oct. 3
Tuesday, Oct. 4:
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Sept. 15
Sunday, Sept. 18: UMOS MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE Meet on Lapham Blvd. outside South Division High School at 11 a.m. Parade ends at the UMOS Center, 2701 S. Chase Ave. Festival follows, 12-9p.m.
“Latinos: State of Mental Health” Sept. 22
Monday, Sept. 26: MOVIE MONDAY “Harlistas: An American Journey.” First documentary to profile Latino motorcycling culture in the United States and the bond between Harlistas, their motorcycles and their families. Being a Harlista is about overcoming obstacles, grabbing life by the handlebars and experiencing the camaraderie of the open road. 7 p.m. Bolton Hall 150. (Second screening Sept. 30.)
LATINA STUDENT RECEPTION: “HELPING OURSELVES, HELPING EACH OTHER” An evening of inspiration and fellowship for Latina students at UWM. A panel of Latinas will share their stories of personal achievement and/or transformation, highlighting strategies for nourishing the mind, body and soul, and responding to questions and comments from event participants. The evening will begin and end with time to socialize, and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. 6-8 p.m. Union Alumni Fireside Lounge. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center, UWM Union Sociocultural Programming and RHC. For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.
Saturday, Oct. 8: LATINO COLLEGE BOWL Students from local universities compete to see who knows more trivia surrounding Latinos and Latino life in the United States and Puerto Rico. Learn how a firm sense of identity can influence academic performance. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Union Ballroom.
Latino College Bowl Oct. 8
Monday, Oct. 10: MOVIE MONDAY “Rancho California (Por Favor).” This documentary explores the charged debate over the meaning and consequences of immigrant culture near America’s southern border, and along the way examines the complex realities of race and class in this country. 7 p.m. Bolton Hall 150.
UMOS Mexican Independence Day Parade Sept. 18
Monday, Sept. 19: MOVIE MONDAY “Don’t Let Me Drown.” In a post-9/11 world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love. 7 p.m. Bolton Hall 150.
“Harlistas” Sept. 26 & 30
Thursday, Oct. 13:
Tuesday, Sept. 27:
SALSAFest 2011 Come see performances by UWM’s newest dance troupe: Ahora! Latin Dance Organization. Grab a partner to dance to the rhythms of salsa, merengue and bachata. Did you know that salsa music was born in New York City from the influences of Cuban and African roots? 7-11 p.m. Union Ballroom.
LATINO PSYCHOLOGY & RESEARCH STUDY UWM clinical psychologist Jonathan Kanter, graduate student Maria Santos and other researchers will present their findings on the psychology of Latinos. Learn more about the UWM Depression Treatment Specialty Clinic and the clinical research laboratory devoted to understanding depression and improving access to services and treatment for depression. “Don’t Let Me Drown” Sept. 19
Thursday, Sept. 22: “LATINOS: STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH” This panel discussion will examine the status of mental health needs and services for Latinos locally and statewide. How are needs being met for Latino children, adolescents and adults? What are mental health trends Latino Psychology & Research Study Sept. 27
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Latina Student Reception Oct. 4
Wednesday, Oct. 5: MULTICULTURAL WOMEN FILM SERIES “A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism.” This documentary honors the achievements of five activists – Dolores Huerta, Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, Cherrie Moraga, Alicia Escalante and Martha Cotera – and considers how these single mothers managed to be parents and effect broad-based social change at the same time. Both they and their grown children thoughtfully explore the challenges, adaptations, rewards and missteps involved in juggling dual roles. 1-3 p.m. Multicultural Student Lounge (Union W198). Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center and UWM Multicultural Student Centers. For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.
SALSAFest 2011 Oct. 13