UWM College of Letters & Science

NOTICE: Some of the Letters & Science Dean’s Office staff that were located in Holton Hall have moved temporarily to the Northwest Quadrant, fifth floor. Advisors are in Holton Hall (main reception desk is in the center of the first floor hallway) and Bolton Hall (for African American Student Services, American Indian Student Services, and Southeast Asian American Student Services). The new locations for the Dean and his administrative staff can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/contact/.

The largest of UWM's schools and colleges, our curriculum spans all of the areas that are traditionally included in a liberal arts education: Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Every L&S student graduates prepared for work or graduate school with a well-rounded foundation including practical knowledge in their chosen field and lifelong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.

Enhance your education with: undergraduate research, honors, service learning, study abroad, first-year seminars, and internships.

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Sep 17
"Unbelievable Cities" explores late 19th and early 20th century cityscapes by James McNeill Whistler, Sir Francis Seymour Haden, and Joseph Pennell, three masters of the Etching Revival Movement. This show examines the way each artist captured the essence of the city through thematic differences and unique stylistic approaches.

The exhibit, generously sponsored by the Friends of Art History, runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 23, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/arthistory/gallery/exhibitions/current.cfm

Sep 17
Please join us for a Physics Department tradition - our weekly afternoon tea, cookies and coffee. Meet faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and post-docs to learn about our research opportunities and department activities.

In the Physics Building lobby (near the Planetarium).

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Physics. http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/physics/

Sep 17
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event

6 pm Refreshments

6:30pm Cinema and Conversations with [our resident experts]): Zachary Finch, Lauren Haufler, Allain Daigle, and Jessica Johnston, as well as Associate Professors Andrew Kincaid and Tami Williams

Sep 18
"Unbelievable Cities" explores late 19th and early 20th century cityscapes by James McNeill Whistler, Sir Francis Seymour Haden, and Joseph Pennell, three masters of the Etching Revival Movement. This show examines the way each artist captured the essence of the city through thematic differences and unique stylistic approaches.

The exhibit, generously sponsored by the Friends of Art History, runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 23, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/arthistory/gallery/exhibitions/current.cfm

Sep 18
Neil Tabor, Southern Methodist University, presents "Adventures through the Continental Permian-Triassic Boundary" in Lapham Hall N101.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Geosciences.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/geosciences/dept_life/colloquia/colloquia_fall_2014.cfm

Sep 18
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 special event.

Ihab Hassan, Vilas Research Professor Emeritus in Comparative Literature and English, presents "Prometheus Reclaimed: The Humanities in the Age of Marketing and Technology" -- a wide-ranging and provocative exploration of the challenges to higher education generally, and to the humanities particularly, in the age of marketing, digital media, and shifting values.

Which way is forward?

Free and open to the public in the Zelazo Center room 250. A reception with light refreshments follows the talk.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/events/upload/2014-09-18-Deans-Distinguished-Lecture.pdf

Sep 18
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event.

Co-sponsored by the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies.

Explore the issues of loss and restitution after World War II, with Lisa Silverman, associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Silverman, author of Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars, will trace the late career of Jewish photographer Madame d’Ora [Dora Kallmus], whose series depicting the brutality of Paris slaughterhouses coincided with her involvement in a legal battle for the return of family property in Austria.

Silverman will be available to sign books in the Museum Store directly following the lecture.

Free admission with MAM membership or Jewish Chronicle ad.

http://mam.org/calendar/events/index.php?eID=5618

Sep 19
Leah Horowitz, Geography, UW-Madison, presents "Grassroots environmental governance in the Anthropocene: Community engagements with industry, from the South Pacific to Northern Wisconsin."

In the American Geographical Society Library of UWM's Golda Meir Library.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Geography.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/geography/colloquium/

Sep 19
Xuehua Zhong, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery & Laboratory of Genetics, UW-Madison, presents "Epigenetic regulation in plants" in Lapham Hall N101.

Coffee and cookies served outside the lecture hall from 3:30 to 4:00pm.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Biological Sciences.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/biologicalsciences/

Sep 19
After 10 years of exploration on Mars, NASA believes it can send a human there by 2035. Why do we want to go to Mars? Can humans survive there? What can Mars teach us about our future on Earth? "The Red Planet" features the endeavors of the Mars Exploration Rover program, from the early "Opportunity" rover to the current "Curiosity" and the future "Mars 2020" rovers.

Admission is $3. Open to the public. This program repeats every Friday through Oct. 24.

Sponsored by the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium.

http://www4.uwm.edu/planetarium/shows/fridayshow/future-friday-night-show.cfm

Sep 19
A 2014-15 Year of the Humanities event.

Boswell Books welcomes a selection of graduate students and faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Creative Writing Program, who will read from their own original work.

http://boswell.indiebound.com/upcoming-events

Sep 20
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event.

HaMapah/The Map is a multimedia dance journey that traces the intersections of classically trained dancer Adam McKinney, former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre with -- African American, Native American, and Jewish heritage. HaMapah explores issues of identity, ancestry, and family by weaving together contemporary dance with archival material, personal interviews, Yiddish and American songs, and video set to traditional, contemporary, and classical music.

Co-sponsored by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies.

At the Zelazo Center.

http://www4.uwm.edu/jewishstudies/news_events/index.cfm

Sep 22
"Unbelievable Cities" explores late 19th and early 20th century cityscapes by James McNeill Whistler, Sir Francis Seymour Haden, and Joseph Pennell, three masters of the Etching Revival Movement. This show examines the way each artist captured the essence of the city through thematic differences and unique stylistic approaches.

The exhibit, generously sponsored by the Friends of Art History, runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 23, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/arthistory/gallery/exhibitions/current.cfm

Sep 22
Join us in UWM's Hefter Center for the annual Melvin Lurie Memorial Prize ceremony.

The Prize is given to an outstanding student or recent graduate of the university’s Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations (MHRLR) program. It honors the late Melvin Lurie, a former professor and founder of the MHRLR program.

The Lurie Labor-Management Cooperation Prize honors individuals and/or organizations for outstanding service in promoting, creating or researching labor-management cooperation. It commemorates Lurie’s efforts to foster cooperative labor-management relations in Wisconsin, an effort that culminated in his organization of the first Wisconsin State Conference on Labor-Management Cooperation in 1987.

Please RSVP to Pat Fefer at fefer@uwm.edu or 414-229-4310.

Sep 23
"Unbelievable Cities" explores late 19th and early 20th century cityscapes by James McNeill Whistler, Sir Francis Seymour Haden, and Joseph Pennell, three masters of the Etching Revival Movement. This show examines the way each artist captured the essence of the city through thematic differences and unique stylistic approaches.

The exhibit, generously sponsored by the Friends of Art History, runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 23, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/arthistory/gallery/exhibitions/current.cfm

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