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Administrative Announcements

April 20 & 21, Higher Learning Commission on campus
The HLC visit team is evaluating UWM for reaffirmation of accreditation

Show your support with #UWMvital
Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to show their support for the university with this social media contest.

April 22, Length of Service Award Ceremony
Please join Chancellor Mone for a reception honoring the recipients, in the Second Floor Lounge, immediately following the ceremony.

April 30 – Spring All Majors Career Fair
Tell your students to attend!

Year of the HumanitiesYear of the Humanities

April 21, The Audacity of Despair: The Decline of the American Empire and What’s in it for You…
In David Simon offers his perspective on race, class, culture and capitalism in contemporary America.

April 22 – May 9, Global Matters: Rauschenberg Print Media 1968–1975
A selection of works from the UWM Art Collection by Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008).

April 23, Confronting the Carceral Crisis: Policing, Prisons & Permanent War
Jordan Camp, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for African American Studies.

April 23, Who Owns Great Ideas: The Untold Story of Human Rights After World War II
Lydia H. Liu, Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.

April 24, The Academy and the Fate of Academic Freedom in Putin’s Russia
Igor Pilshchikov, a lead researcher at the Institute for World Culture of Lomonosov Moscow State University and a senior researcher at Tallinn University.

April 24-25, Annual Conference of the Center for International Education: Translation
The conference addresses the regulations and contestations of what is translatable, untranslatable, and by/for whom–in sum, the politics of translation in the widest sense of the term.

April 24 – 26, 2015 Italian Film Festival
The Italian Film Festival USA Milwaukee premieres recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films.

April 26, Inventing the Latin Kingdom: Art and Architecture during the Crusades
Lisa Mahoney, DePaul University, discusses material culture that played the most important role in the invention of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Save the Date

(See also the PSOA Events Calendar)

April 22 – The Osher Distinguished Lecture Series: A Muslim Perspective on Freedom of Speech
Discussion will focus on why Islam and freedom of speech has become a contentious issue in recent times.

April 22, Speak, Poet
UWM Graduate Student Poets Read Their Works

April 22, Opening reception, Global Matters: Rauschenberg Print Media 1968-1975
Curated by the UWM Department of Art History’s Art Museum Studies Colloquium.

April 23, Holzheimer ‘Maps and America’ Lecture
“Picturing the World: American Pictorial Maps, 1920-1970,″ Stephen Hornsby, University of Maine.

April 23, Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Natural Sciences
“Seeing with the Mind as Well as the Eye,” Professor Emeritus Robert Greenler.

April 23, Gamergate: Rebuilding after a Culture War
A talk and panel discussion on Gamergate by Alexis Dalbey, Steve Cuff, and Rachel Kinnard.

April 24, 14th Annual UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
See some of the best and brightest work of UW System students.

April 24, 7th Annual Shakespeare Birthday Celebration
The theme is “Drunk Shakespeare” with panel discussion, rare Shakespeare materials, and more.

April 24, Science Bag – It’s All About Us: Modern Human Origins
Ben Campbell from the Department of Anthropology presents an interactive show for all ages.

April 24, Mathematical Sciences Colloquium
Colloquium featuring Dr. Justine Shults from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

April 24, Urban Studies Programs’ Jennifer Jordan Book Launch Party at Boswell Books
“Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods”

April 27, Women’s Studies Feminist Film Night
A screening of “It was Rape” takes place at 5 p.m. followed by a discussion in NWQ B7578.

April 27, UWM’s 2nd Annual International Dessert Competition
Come and watch UWM students compete in the 2nd Annual International Dessert Competition. Individuals and teams will be judged by local professionals.

April 28, On Public Health
Dr. Kurt Svoboda presents “Nicotine: The bad, the good and the Zebrafish”

April 29, Guest Lecture in the UWM Art History Gallery: Gregory Martens
UWM Associate Lecturer in Printmaking, Gregory Martens, will speak about Rauschenberg’s printing process.

Apr. 26-29, Friends of the UWM Golda Meir Library Used Book Sale
Begins on Sunday, Apr. 26, 2-4 pm Friends only, 4-6 p.m. open to the public.

April 30, Let’s Face it, Sexual Assault is Faceless
UWM’s women leadership group, LeadHer, is putting on an interactive workshop and discussion about sexual assault and the myths that surround it.

April 30, Guest Lecture in the UWM Art History Gallery
Kenneth Bendiner, Professor Emeritus, UWM Department of Art History will present his views on the iconography in Rauschenberg.

April 30, cream city Live!presented by //cream city review// featuring poetry, fiction, and non-fiction readings by Jeffrey Allen, Roberto Harrison, and Duriel E. Harris.

April 30, SARUP Urban Edge Prize 2015 Seminar – Resilience & ChangeSARUP’s Urban Edge Prize 2015 Seminar ‘Resilience & Change’ features presentations by 7 speakers and a discussion on globalizing cities

May 1, Communication Colloquium
State of the Marital Union

May 1, Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium
“Robustness of Poisson-Boltzmann Binding Free Energies” presented by Dr. Marcia Fenley from Florida State University

May 1, Neuroscience Colloquium: Dual cortical processing streams in audition
Josef Rauschecker, Georgetown University, presents at 2 p.m. in Lubar Hall, Room S185.

May 1, Ribbons of Memory: From Diversity to ResilienceColloquium with Virginia Nazarea, Professor of Anthropology, University of Georgia

April 30 – May 2, Center For 21st Century Studies Conference: After ExtinctionC21’s conference will pursue the question of what it means to come “after” extinction in three different but related senses.

March 26-June 13, Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene
Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene explores sites of environmental change, sharply focusing on the impact of human industry.

Fridays, March 27 – May 1, Planetarium show
“Spring Stars and their Myths” will reveal the rich Greek myths that are associated with many of the spring constellations.


Women’s Studies call for scholarship applicants.
Deadline May 4: Women’s Studies Scholarship & Florence L. Healy Scholarship in Women’s Studies.

Collaborative Research Projects in the Digital Humanities: Grant Writing Award
Deadline for proposals is May 14, 2015.

Ouch! Self-help with Back Care Basics Workshop
Many of us struggle with some back pain at some point; this two-part workshop has simple, self-help tools for work and home!

May 27, 17th Annual Urban Initiatives Conference — Early Bird Registration Open
Register now and save for the 17th Annual Urban Initiatives Conference, which will explore collective impact as an approach to social change.

Apr. 9-May 20, Library UB Service Suspended
But books may be borrowed from UW System Libraries via ILL.

CFP: Academic Staff Professional Development Awards for 2015-16
The Academic Staff Awards Committee is now accepting individual and group proposals for 2015-16 award cycle. Deadline is May 1, 2015.

P-K Charge Slip Enforcement
Increased enforcement of policy related to P-K Charge Slips

In-Car Meter Payment Changes
Adjustments to payment options for In-Car Meter users.

June 16, UWM D2L Course Cleanup Deadline
All instructors who need to save information from UWM D2L course sites prior to the fall 2011 semester must do so before June 16, 2015.

Best Place to Work

Special Discounts Available for April performances of LUCHADORA!
Show has UWM ties; special pricing for all April shows

Professional Development

April 22, Equity/Diversity Services Title IX Training
The purpose of this training is to familiarize the campus community with Title IX legislation and inform UWM employees of their reporting obligations.

April 24, UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
Faculty, staff, and graduate students are needed to serve as judges.

April 24, Digital Workshop
“R for Text Analysis/Digital Humanities,” presented by Dave Armstrong, Political Science.

April 28, Management of Student Records Workshop
Learn about managing your student-related records to meet retention needs and do your job better.

CETL Workshop Calendar
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning CETL merges the Learning Technology Center ( and the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (


Filter, sweep and move toward a clutter-free Office 365 in-box!
The “clutter” message you may have received from Microsoft is legit, btw.

The latest targeted phishing ploy; Password validation trick
It looks official, but it’s downright evil…