UWM College of Letters & Science

NOTICE: The Letters & Science Dean’s Office, Dean’s administrative staff, and the Advising offices that were located in Holton Hall have moved while Holton Hall is being renovated. Students with an advisor from Holton Hall - go to Merrill Hall 142 for the Advising reception desk or call (414) 229-4654. (Students with an advisor in Bolton Hall should continue going there.) 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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Apr 24
In this exhibition, the significance of phantasmagoria as a source of artistic inspiration in the works of three influential artists in European art is explored. These artists are Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828), Étienne-Gaspard Robertson (1763 – 1837), and George Méliès (1861 – 1938). Through the display of prints and projections, this presentation compares the artists’ elaborations of phantasmagorical subject matter to develop new visual experiences.

Join us for the opening reception Thursday, April 24, 5pm - 7pm with a gallery talk at 6pm.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Art History. This exhibit will be in the UWM Library, first floor near the Grind.

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

Apr 25
In this exhibition, the significance of phantasmagoria as a source of artistic inspiration in the works of three influential artists in European art is explored. These artists are Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828), Étienne-Gaspard Robertson (1763 – 1837), and George Méliès (1861 – 1938). Through the display of prints and projections, this presentation compares the artists’ elaborations of phantasmagorical subject matter to develop new visual experiences.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Art History. This exhibition will be the UWM Library, first floor near the Grind.

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

Apr 25
Let g be a Lie algebra over an algebraically closed field. Let k be a finite dimensional subalgebra of g. Let M be a (g,k)-module and let V be a simple finite dimensional k-module. Define the branching multiplicity of V in M to be the dimension of the space of k-module maps from V to M. Professor Gregg Jay Zuckerman, Yale University, presents recent results on estimating branching multiplicities for modules constructed via cohomological induction.

In EMS Building, room E495. Refreshments at 1:30 p.m. in EMS E424A.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Mathematical Sciences.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/math/newsevents/events/spring-2014-colloquia.cfm

Apr 25
Jana Viel, Geography, UWM, will present her thesis research "Factors Driving Occupancy of Common Nighhawks (Chordeiles minor) in Human-Dominated Landscapes: A Citizen Science-based Study in Southeastern Wisconsin."

Wei Xu, Geography, UWM, will present his thesis research "Developing population grid with demographic trait: an example for Milwaukee County, Wisconsin."

Both in the Golda Meir Library's American Geographical Society Library.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Geography.

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

Apr 25
David Moore, University of California at San Diego, will present "Text messaging interventions to improve medication adherence among HIV-infected persons at risk for neuropsychological impairment" in Lubar Hall, room S185.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Psychology.

Apr 25
Ashish Anshu will present "Kinases Kin1 and Kin2 Pleiotropically Regulate Splicing and Translation of HAC1 mRNA" in Lapham Hall, room N101.

Complimentary coffee and cookies available outside the lecture hall at 3:30.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Biological Sciences.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/biologicalsciences/upload/ColloquiumSpring2014.pdf

Apr 25
Set against the background of a Roman school, "Il Rosso e il Blu" tells the stories of an art history professor who has lost his passion for the job, a young substitute who is trying to save a rebel student, and a stern headmistress who is forced to deal with a student who has been forgotten by this mother.

Free and open to the public in the UWM Union Theatre.

Co-Sponsored by the UWM Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature.

http://italianfilmfests.org/milwaukee.html

Apr 25
Audiences at the show will see some of the beautiful Greek landscapes and taste its unique food. Guests can look forward to Jean Creighton, a native of Greece, sharing her favorite monuments, music, and myths. Audiences will also get to take in the Athens night sky, identify constellations, and imagine the Aegean at their feet. Free Greek finger foods will be provided, courtesy of Gyro Palace. The show includes an indoor stargazing portion to look at familiar patterns such as the Big Dipper but also other constellations such as Hercules and the Northern Crown.

$2 admission

The show runs every Friday night from April 4 to May 9 at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium.

http://www4.uwm.edu/planetarium/

Apr 25
In "Viva la Liberta," the leader of an important political opposition party mysteriously disappears. His wife and assistant turn to his identical twin brother, who was recently released from a psychiatric hospital. Will anyone notice?

Free and open to the public in the UWM Union Theatre.

Co-Sponsored by the UWM Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature.

http://italianfilmfests.org/milwaukee.html

Apr 26
In this exhibition, the significance of phantasmagoria as a source of artistic inspiration in the works of three influential artists in European art is explored. These artists are Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828), Étienne-Gaspard Robertson (1763 – 1837), and George Méliès (1861 – 1938). Through the display of prints and projections, this presentation compares the artists’ elaborations of phantasmagorical subject matter to develop new visual experiences.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Art History. This exhibition will be the UWM Library, first floor near the Grind.

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

Apr 26
Sponsored by the UWM GIS Council (Geographic Information Systems), this pizza lunch and discussion will feature Len Kne, Associate Director of U-Spatial at the University of Minnesota.

U-Spatial provides support for spatial research. Len's talk will give some background on how U-Spatial was created, review the first three years of U-Spatial, and its quest to become a self-sufficient service within five years.

In Bolton Hall, Room 487. Please RSVP to Donna Genzmer at dgs@uwm.edu.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/events/upload/2014-April-GIS.pdf

Apr 26
Bruce Western, Professor of Sociology and Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy, Harvard University, presents the keynote address of the Urban Studies Programs' Spring Symposium.

In the UWM Union Ballroom.

Sponsored by UWM Urban Studies Programs.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/urbanstudies/usp50/index.cfm

Apr 26
"Buongiorno Papa" tells the story of a ladies' man with a skyrocketing career who returns home to find Layla, a 17-year-old who claims to be his daughter. She's not alone...there's also her grandfather. And they have come to stay!

Free and open to the public in the UWM Union Theatre.

Co-Sponsored by the UWM Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature.

http://italianfilmfests.org/milwaukee.html

Apr 26
Luciano never misses a chance to perform for his fish market customers. At the urging of his family, he auditions for the reality show "Big Brother." From that moment on, his perception of reality is never the same.

Free and open to the public in the UWM Union Theatre.

Co-Sponsored by the UWM Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature.

http://italianfilmfests.org/milwaukee.html

Apr 26
In "Gli Equilibristi," Giulio leads a seemingly idyllic life with his wife and two children. But he makes a critical error that causes everything to unravel and he discovers how thin the line truly is between well-being and poverty.

Free and open to the public in the UWM Union Theatre.

Co-Sponsored by the UWM Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature.

http://italianfilmfests.org/milwaukee.html

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