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Administrative Announcements

Nov. 7, UWM First Friday
Celebrating 5th Anniversary of Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons
Sponsored by UWM Libraries, Graduate School, and UITS.

Dec. 16, Annual Campus Holiday Gathering
Save the date: The Annual Campus Holiday Gathering will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.


Nov. 13, Wisconsin Retirement System presentation
Employee Trust Funds Mid Career Retirement  and Small Group Retirement Sessions

International Education Week is International Education MONTH at UWM
A number of Centers and Departments across UWMhave internationally focused programming coming up in November in honor of International Education Week.

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.

Year of the HumanitiesYear of the Humanities

Nov. 10, “Minding the Mines: Guatemala to Bad River, WI; Indigenous Rights and Ecological Well Being”
Miriam Pixtun a Maya Kaqchikel resident of Nacahuil, Guatemala, will speak about Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice.

Nov. 11, “Comparative Literature Social Hour”
Enjoy good food and great conversation while learning more about Comparative Literature at UWM and the study of world lit and culture.

Nov. 12, “Women’s Studies Brown Bag: Lysistrata – A Modern Woman’s Interpretation
Michelle Lopez-Rios, Associate Professor of Voice and Speech and Head of Acting at UWM, presents.

Nov. 12, “History Colloquium: Boer War Concentration Camps, 1900-1902”
South African scholar Fransjohan Pretorius presents his research on the Boer War.

Nov. 13, “Spanish and Portuguese Lecture: From Home to Exile and Back: The Philosophy of Maria Zambrano”

Maria Joao Neves, Research Scientist, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, will present an overview of Zambrano’s life

Nov. 13, “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales”
This dramatic reading  of  oral histories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South and range in age from 19 to 93.

Nov. 14, “Celtic Studies Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture: From Paddy Whack to Paddy Punk”
Historian and musician Bill Williams will discuss the evolution of Irish and Irish-American music from the nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century.

Nov. 14 “Militarized Flyways: Migratory Birds and Transnational Choreographies of Endangerment”
Eleana Kim’s lecture focuses on the work of South Korean ornithologists and bird lovers who monitor the birds in island breeding grounds in the islands west of the Korean peninsula, in the highly contested maritime border between North and South Korea.

Save the Date

Nov. 12, Author Event with Joe Sweeney
Sweeney will offer two talks sharing concepts from his newest book, “Moving the Needle.”

Nov. 13, Geosciences Colloquium Series
Dr. Elmo Rawling from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Nov. 14, Physics Colloquium
”The Promise and Perils of Proton Therapy in the War on Cancer,” Dr. Brian Tonner, Department of Radiation Oncology Moffitt Cancer Center

Nov. 14, UWM’s Academic Adventurers
“Adventure in the Stratosphere” Jean Creighton, Director, UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium.
A talk by Maria João Neves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Nov. 16, “The Eye of Awareness: Alaskan Native Cartographers and Their Stories”
A Map Society talk presented by Dr. John Cloud, NOAA Historian of the Coast Survey and Fish Commission, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Nov. 17, “A Comparison Between Herbal Medicine Use in Coastal Ecuador and Latinos in Madison, Wisconsin”
David Kiefer, Clinical Assistant Professor (Department of Family Medicine, UW-Madison)

Nov. 17, Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies Event
Meet the author: David Bezmozgis discusses his new novel “The Betrayers”

Nov. 19, 4th Annual Holiday Boutique
The College of Nursing is hosting the event to raise money for the College’s Study Abroad programs in Kenya and Malawi.

Nov. 20, cream city LIVE!
Featuring poetry, fiction, and non-fiction writing

Nov. 20, Bake, Book, Media Sale for SECC
Stop by the Bolton hall Breezeway between 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. to pick up some sweet treats and browse the book and media selection.

Dec. 5, Urban agriculture symposium
A symposium for UWM faculty, staff, and students sponsored by the Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition (IUAN).


Free, Two-Day Intro to Parallel Computing Boot Camp; Saturday(s) Nov. 8 & 15, 2014
If your computer takes forever to run data analyses or computer simulations, you might want to explore the use of parallel computing resources.

Office 365 Open Forums: Outlook desktop client or web app?
No registration is required, but space is limited—plan to arrive early!

Spear Phishing—Don’t take the bait!

Each month, the UWM Information Security Office helps about 50 members of the community who have fallen prey to phishing schemes or other security incidents.

Best Place to Work

You can still buy tickets for the Dec. 10 Panthers-Badgers Bash as the UWM men’s basketball team squares off with Wisconsin at the UWM Panther Arena. This special BP2W offer includes a chance to buy game tickets and tickets for a special pregame reception. Ticket sales for this program will end this week.

Featured UWM Gem: The cold weather is coming and your car might not be prepared. If you’re on campus but can’t get it started – or you lock your keys in your car – the UWM Police can help. Just call the non-emergency number – 229-4627.

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

Fall 2014, Finalize work with governance groups

Professional Development

Title IX Training Sessions
Offered by the Office of Equity and Diversity Service

November 14, CETL Workshop
Course Design Institute (Part 2)

Dec. 1, Electronic Records Management Workshop
This session covers organizing, managing, preserving, and archiving your and your department’s electronic records.