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Administrative Announcements

March 25, Campus Budget Meeting with UWS President Ray Cross
Join Chancellor Mark Mone and UWS President Ray Cross in the 6th campus budget meeting to discuss the proposed UW System 2015-17 biennial budget.

March 23-25, Director of UWM Financial Aid finalists
Director of Financial Aid Finalists Campus Visits

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.

Year of the HumanitiesYear of the Humanities

April 10-16 37th Annual Latin American Film Series, 2015
Presented by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UWM Union Theatre and Student Involvement.

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(See also the PSOA Events Calendar)

March 24, On Public Health
“Evaluation of Environmental Health in Developing Rural Peru: Novel Translational Approaches,” Dr. Curtis Hedman and Paula North

March 25, Great Books Roundtable Discussion
William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost (1597).

March 25, “Lisbon Stories: Migration, Citizenship, and Intercultural Relations among Africans, Brazilians, Eastern Europeans, and Portuguese in Contemporary Cinema and Literature”
A talk by Prof. Fernando Arenas, University of Michigan.

March 25, The Osher Distinguished Lecture Series: Downtown Development
City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcous shares his vision for what the future holds for downtown Milwaukee.

March 25, Artists Now! – Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Living Between Cultures
Matthew’s work explores her experience of living between cultures – England, India and the United States.

March 26, Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.
“How Do Forecasters Utilize Ensembles? Case Study of a High-Impact Event,”UWM Atmospheric Sciences Professor Clark Evans

March 26, Re-releases, Remakes, and Remembrances: Preserving the Cultural History of Videogames
Informal talk in the Serious Play series, led by Nathan Humpal, UWM Libraries.

March 26,” Rings, Rovers, and Rosetta: NASA Exploration of the Solar System
NASA astronomer and research scientist Michelle Thaller presents on NASA’s exploration efforts

March 26, Oedipus at Colonus: A reading of a new translation
Hear a reading of Professor Emeritus David Mulroy’s translation of “Oedipus at Colonus.”

March 26, Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Austerity: The Moral Economy of Branding and Entrepreneurship
This talk expands on ideas such as the language of morality, the ideology of self-branding, and the economics of neoliberalism.

March. 26, SARUP special event
“MASTERcrit Public Review” of work undertaken by MASTERcrit studio with MASTERcritics Hilary Sample + Michael Meredith.

Mar. 26, SARUP Charles Causier Memorial Lecture
“Recent Work” presentation by Mary Miss, Mary Miss Studio, New York NY.

March 26, Public History and Reparations: Social Mobilization and the Legacy of Slavery in the African Diaspora Today
Stephen Small from the University of California, Berkeley, is the guest speaker.

March 27, Center. for 21st Century Studies Lecture
“The Environment, Pasts and Futures of an All-Encompassing Idea,” Etienne Benson, assistant professor of history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mar. 27, SARUP Friday afternoon lecture
Lecture by Hilary Sample + Michael Meredith, 2015 Fitzhugh Scott Chairs in Design Excellence

March 27, Mathematical Sciences Colloquium
Dr. Anjishnu Banerjee – Nonparametric Statistics in the age of Big-Data

March 27, Biological Sciences Colloquium
Michael Laiosa, Zilber School of Public Health, presents “Fetal hematopoietic stem cells are the canaries in the coal mine”

March 27, The Scholar and the Library
Talk by Sahar Hosseini, PhD candidate in Architecture and Urban Planning and a recipient of the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Golda Meir Library Scholar Aw

March 27, Unraveling Ersatz Facts: Methods for Online Fact Checking
Presented by Ukranian journalists Olga Yurkova and Tatiana Matychak ( (Link to PDF.)

March 27, Psychology Colloquium
“Behavior Analysis in the Mainstream of Everyday Life”

March 27, Geography Colloquium
“Recent Developments in Remote Sensing over Urban Areas,” Oihao Wen, Indiana State University

March 29, Archaeologist Spies: the Truth behind the Myth
Susan Heuck Allen, Brown University, shares an untold story – the first insiders’ account of the American intelligence service in WWII Greece.

March 30, Women’s Studies Feminist Film Night
A screening of “After Tiller” takes place at 5:00 pm followed by a discussion in NWQ B7578.

March 31, Ukraine: One Year After Maidan: A Roundtable Discussion
Neal Pease, John Reuter, Ukrainian journalists Olga Yurkova and Tetiana Matychak, and moderators Christine Evans and Maria Haigh.

March 31, Linda Legarde Grover: Return to Sweetgrass
Three events sponsored by the Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative

April 1, Reproductive Rights and U.S. Imperialism: The Case of Puerto Rico
M. Estrella Sotomayor discusses the history of population control in Puerto Rico.

April 2, Geosciences Colloquium
“A Dynamic Geomagnetic Field Revealed From Coring a Constellation of Paleomagnetic Stations in the Ocean Basins,” Gary Acton from Sam Houston State University.

April 2, A Chain of Endless Tigers: Borges Revisits UWM
Rare video screening of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges at UWM in 1976, accompanied by guest commentary.

April 3, Chemistry & Biochemistry Awards Day and Research Symposium 2015
Undergraduate and graduate Chemistry and Biochemistry students present their research posters.

April 2, International Language and Culture Fair
This is an opportunity for students across campus to learn more about the twenty different languages offered at UWM as well as the many internationally-focused cultural programs.

April 3, Geography Colloquium
Stephen Appel and Peter Armstrong from UWM are the presenters

March 23 through April 9: Art History Exhibition
Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski – Political Struggle and Metaphor will be on display through April 9.

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.


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.

Academic Staff Outstanding Teaching Award
Deadline April 10th. Nominate a deserving Teaching Academic Staff Colleague. One award of $1,500 will be selected.

Academic Staff Outstanding Performance & Service Award
Deadline April 10th. Nominate a deserving Academic Staff Colleague. Up to four awards of $1,500 will be selected.

Summer Course Adoptions Due March 30
This allows students to know before they register what books are required for the course and the estimated prices.

Accessibility Resource Center Volunteer captioning opportunity
Help ARC transcribe and caption videos for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Spring into Wellness at The HUB
The HUB is welcoming April with salad centered cooking classes, Back to Basics workshops, and a new fitness class schedule!

New for Spring 2015 : Free Mindfulness Group for UWM students!
Improve focus and relaxation with a free 6-week Mindfulness Group for UWM students.

Classified Staff Advisory Committee Nominations Being Accepted
Calling ALL Classified Staff! USE YOUR VOICE! Make it count!

Share with Students: U-Turn for Success
Boost your GPA!

Books to Scholarship Drive
Donated your unwanted textbooks to help CFA raise scholarship funds!

Best Place to Work

UWM Night With The Bucks Set For March 26
Discounted $5 (upper level) and $20 (lower level) tickets

April 10, UWM Night With The Admirals
Discounted lower-level tickets available

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

April 1, UWM Alumni Employee Appreciation Lunch
A celebration in appreciation of UWM alumni employees and all they give back to UWM.

April 2, Sushi 101
The Best Place to Work Initiative in conjunction with Human Resources and UWM’s Restaurant Operations is excited to offer new healthy-cooking classes.

Professional Development

March 24, Methods in Digital Humanities: ImagePlot
Presented by Matt Russell, Co-Director, UWM Digital Humanities Lab

March 26, Title IX Training
The purpose of the training is to familiarize the campus community with Title IX legislation and inform UWM employees of their reporting obligations.

March 27, Online and Blended Teaching Group (OBTG)
Join us to discuss segmentation strategies for online content delivery!

April 8, Developing Interpersonal Skills – 4 Session Series
Dealing with Difficult Personalities – Session 3

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 (


“Big Data” Smack-Down; Learn Hadoop Basics, and more! EMS E256, March 25 & 27, 4-5:50 p.m.
Join us for this free, two-day workshop where you’ll learn the basics of Hadoop (HDFS, SQL, Hive, and Map-Reduce).

Research Computing Boot Camp — Introduction to Parallel Computing, Saturdays April 4 and 11, 2015
The workshop introduces the concept of parallel computing to anyone whose research might benefit.

Office 365 Tip of the Week: Pin It!
Pin apps to the Navigation bar in the Outlook Web App

Tech tips for safe travel
Travelers rarely think to safeguard technical devices and personal data until it’s too late.