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Year of the HumanitiesYear of the Humanities

Oct. 14, 1-2pm: “Art Exposé in the Art History Gallery” 

(Mitchell Hall, Room 154)

Oct. 15, 11am-1pm: “Maya Angelou Writing Workshops” 

This event is free and open to the public in the Inclusive Excellence Center (Student Union, Room 198)

Oct. 15, Art History Lecture

“Selling Shiseido: The Aesthetics of Health and Beauty in Japanese Cosmetics Advertising,” Lecture by Professor Gennifer Weisenfeld – Duke University

Oct. 16, 45th Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture

Joe Austin, Associate Professor, UWM Dept. of History, presents “Preparing for the Great Incarceration: The Criminalization of African American Youth 1940-1970.″

Oct. 17, 2:30-4pm: “Geography Colloquium: Elephant House” 

Presented by Nigel Rothfels, Office of Undergraduate Research, and Dick Blau, Film Department, UW-Milwaukee (AGS Library, Golda Meir Library)

Oct. 17, 3:30pm: “Outsourcing the Mind: Extended Cognition and First-Person Authority” 

Presented by Elijah Millgram, University of Utah (Curtin Hall 175)

Oct. 18, 1-4pm: “The Archaeology of Work: 9 to 5 in the Ancient World”

Free and open to the public (Sabin Hall)

Oct. 19, 1-3pm: Film and Talkback: “Regarding Susan Sontag” 

An intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century)

Save the Date

Oct. 14 Flu Clinic

A flu clinic is set for Oct. 14 in the Green Room at Sandburg Hall, 3-7 p.m.

Oct. 14, Fire in the Blood: Medicine, Monopoly, and Malice

A special film and discussion in recognition of Global Ethics Day

Oct. 15, SCE Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

“Race and Prejudice in America,” Gary Williams, associate professor, UWM Department of Educational Policy

Oct. 16, Best Practices in Service-Learning Pedagogy

Presented by the Community Engaged Scholars Network (CESN) of the UWM Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research.

Oct. 17, SAS Day @ UWM

Speakers from the SAS Institute, Inc., the private sector, and academia.

Through Oct. 18, 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month at UWM
Opportunities to join in on the observation, learning, and celebration of Latino cultures.

Through Oct. 18, 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month at UWM
Opportunities to join in on the observation, learning, and celebration of Latino cultures.

Oct. 21, Business Gives Back: Cooking for Community Health with Chef Michael Feker

Connect with colleagues, UWM alumni and business leaders at this special presentation of locally sourced food that unites business and giving back.

Oct. 21, Ettinger Book Artist Series Lecture

Presented by book artist, sculptor, book binder and teacher Daniel Kelm.

Oct. 23, The Short Fiction of Ana María Shua: A Bilingual Reading and Conversation

Noted Jewish Argentine writer Ana María Shua will offer a bilingual reading of her short fiction, followed by a discussion of her work.

Oct. 24, Creating a Data Management Plan: Training Session

The NSF, DOE, and NIH now require data management plans with their grant applications: Come learn how to create a plan with the DMPTool.


Oct. 22, Open Access and Publishing your Thesis or Dissertation

Presented by  Tim Gritten, Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services.

Call for Applications: Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship
Encourage your students to apply for the diversity scholarship to study abroad. Application deadline for Winterm/Spring 2015 program is October 15, 2014.

Call for Nominations: UWS Board of Regents Diversity Awards
Nomination is available in three categories: Individual, Team, and Institution/Unit (up to $5,000 per award in each category). Submission deadline is October 15, 2014.

Call for Nominations: Outstanding Nontraditional Student Awards 2012-2013

Nominate multiple individuals if you know of several students deserving of this award.

Call for Applications: Leslie Whitaker Memorial Fund Award
The Department of English invites applications for the second round of this campus prize.

Retirement consultations
Confidential consultations to help you become better informed and more confident about your workplace savings plan benefits.

UWM Fall Walk Challenge 2014
The Fall walk challenge will focus on Breast Cancer Awareness and will take you on a virtual walking path along the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon.


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
UWM Information Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Milwaukee-FBI), are sponsoring education and awareness activities throughout October.

UWM + = Unlimited Access to Thousands of Training Videos
Community members may log into at any time of day or night, and self-train in the use of a variety of software applications, including Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and more.

Best Place to Work

The LifeMatters Brown Bag Lunch Series continues today at 11:30 am with a session on Business Etiquette. You can still register for today’s session online. Additional sessions are scheduled for November and December.

Featured UWM Gem: Fall is a great time to experience Downer Woods. Enjoy a stroll through nature on the foot paths located north of the Sandburg Hall Field Station.

UWM Gems, Discover nearly 50 cool, free & discounted things in and around UWM!

Who do you know that makes UWM a great place to work? Nominate a BP2W Champion



Strategic Plan

Wed., Oct. 22, Campus Open Forum, 10-11:30 a.m., UWM Student Union Ballroom

The purpose of the forum is to provide the opportunity for the campus community to share their final feedback and comments on the Strategic Plan. If you are unable to attend the forum, you can read the plan and submit your feedback online.

Professional Development

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops, Week of Oct. 6
Due to limited space, registration is required for all workshops.

Oct. 14 (Part I) and Oct. 28 (Part II), The Best Motivation Comes From WithinAssess your personal engagement level and explore how you can take charge, connect to your purpose, and work toward mastery and satisfaction.

Oct. 15, UWM Employee Title IX Training open session

Throughout the 2014-15 academic year, The Office of Equity/Diversity Services will offer campus-wide Title IX Training for all UWM Employees.

Oct. 23, Preparing your Indefinite Review File.

A Workshop for Non-Instructional/Non-Research Academic Staff