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Administrative Announcements

First Friday Celebration, April 10, 2015
Hosted by The School of Information Studies and the College of Nursing. Special thanks to PASS and ALC for their hospitality

April 13, Campus Budget Meeting #7
Join Chancellor Mark Mone in the seventh of a series of campus budget meetings to discuss Gov. Walker’s proposed UW System 2015-17 biennial budget.

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 22, 2015 UWM Legislative Day and Posters in the Rotunda
Show your support by joining fellow alumni, students and friends of the university.

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 7, “The House I Live In” Film Screening and Discussion
This David Simon Distinguished Lecture series event and offers a penetrating look at the profound human rights implications of America’s longest war.

April 9, Race, Anthropology and Magic Literature and Cultural Theory Lecture Series: The Aesthetic Taboo
David Lloyd from the University of California-Riverside presents in Curtin Hall, Room 368.

April 10, NeuroHumanities: A Year of the Humanities Forum
Three leading scholars bridge the gap between the scientific and humanistic study of the mind.

April 10, Center For Celtic Studies Brown Bag
“1913-1916-1919: Commemoration and Yeats,” David Lloyd from the University of California-Riverside will lead a discussion of the pre-circulated essay

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.

Save the Date

(See also the PSOA Events Calendar)

April 6-12, National Public Health Week
Public health-focused events hosted by the Zilber School’s Public Health Graduate Student Association as part of an annual national campaign.

April 7, Eat Local: :Read Local Kickoff
Eat Local::Read Local, the UWM creative writing program’s method to meld literature and food, will bring free poetry to diners in April.

April 7, The Future of Korea: A Senior Level Briefing
Don’t miss this wide-ranging discussion and analysis featuring senior US and Republic of Korea officials and representatives of Americas leading Korea policy think tank.

April 7, Severe Weather Awareness Talk
The Atmospheric Science Club and Innovative Weather will host a 1 hour talk about severe weather awareness week in Wisconsin – Union Room 191.

April 8, “Digital Humanities in the iSchool: Opportunities and Challenges”
Talk by Tanya Clement, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin.

April 8, Built on Water: Milwaukee’s Use and Abuse of a Vital Resource
John Gurda Takes a lively illustrated look at Lake Michigan and the rivers that feed it.

April 8, Artists Now! – Bob Ebendorf: Jewelry as Personal Adornment
Ebendorf will discuss his conceptual approach to jewelry-making and the way it questions the nature of adornment itself.

April 9, Geosciences Colloquium: New Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs from the Jurassic of Antarctica
Dr. William Hammer, Fyxell Professor of Geology at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. Presents in Lapham Hall, Room N103.

April 9, “Digital Humanities in the iSchool: Opportunities and Challenges” Roundtable Discussion
Led by Tanya Clement, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin.

April 10, Geography Colloquium
“Frogs and Workers – Biodiversity amidst Global Commodity Production in India”, Paul Robbins from UW-Madison

April 10 Department of Philosophy Colloquium
Dr. Valia Allori presents “What does Quantum Mechanics tell us about Time?”

April 10, Mathematical Sciences Colloquium featuring Dr. Kurt Helmes
Dr. Kurt Helmes, Professor of Operations Research, from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

April 10, MA/MFA Exhibition II (April 10-23)
Exhibition of works by students in the MA/MFA programs.

April 13, In Search of the Sacred Book: Religion and the Novel in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
A lecture honoring Gabriel García Márquez one year after his passing, presented by Aníbal González-Pérez, Yale University.

April 14, Women’s Studies Brown Bag
Erin Kaheny leads a discussion on “Diversity, Stereotypes, and Attorneys”

April 15-19, Love’s Labours Lost
A Shakespearean comedy about love, abstinence, and royalty.

April 15, Artists Now! – Souther Salazar: Half Imagined/Half Remembered
Through mixed media, found objects and layers of assemblage, Salazar’s work evokes the wonders and imagination that many of us abandoned in childhood.

April 15, Garden of the Heart’s Desire: The Art of Persian Textiles
Iranian artist Mahin Ghanbari presents on Persian textiles.

April 15, The Evil of Blind Obedience: Hannah Arendt’s Interpretation of Nazism in Historical Perspective
Michael Meng from Clemson University presents in UWM’s Greene Hall.

April 17, Center for 21st Century Studies Lecture
Matthew Kirschenbaum, Univ. of Maryland & Maryland Inst. for Technology in the Humanities. ” Sand Tables: Towards a Genealogy of Speculative Surfaces”

April 17, Geography Colloquium
“From there to here, and from then until now – a personal historical geography.” Mick Day, UWM.

April 18, Urban Studies Research Forum
Featuring a screening of the new WPTV documentary “Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams.”

April 18, Urban Studies Programs’ 20th Annual Student Research Forum
The event showcases research projects on a wide variety of topics done by students in UWM’s Urban Studies Programs

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

Through 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.


April 6-13, Classified Staff Advisory Committee Elections
Elections for the Classified Staff Advisory Committee will be held April 6th-13th.

April 8, 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 8, Developing Interpersonal Skills, session 3
Dealing with Difficult Personalities

April 10, Data Workshop: R for Graphics
Presented by Dave Armstrong, UWM Dept. of Political Science.

April 16, Annual Tornado Drill
During Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week (April 13th -17th), UWM will be conducting a campus-wide tornado drill on Thursday, April 16th.

April 15, Laboratory Gas Safety Training
A brief training session is offered for all those in research laboratories using gas cylinders.

Fall Course Adoptions Due April 13
This allows students to know before they register what books are required for the course and the estimated prices.

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

April 9, Mathematical Sciences Open Advising
For all undergraduate students interested in majoring/minoring in Mathematical Sciences programs.

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.

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

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

Best Place to Work

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

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

May 16, Walk for NAMI
Join the UWM Taking Strides for Healthy Minds team

Professional Development

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

April 17, Language Resource Center Workshop for Foreign Language Instructors
Tools and Strategies on How to Implement the Smart Technology in a Foreign Language Classroom

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 (


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Customize your view in Outlook

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

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.