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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Aug 27
"Stars and S'mores" is a family-friendly event for all members of the community. Guests can purchase ingredients for two s'mores for just $3, then spot planets, star clusters and other astronomical objects using the telescopes on the Planetarium's fifth floor observation deck.

Purchasing s'mores is not necessary to participate in stargazing, but donations are appreciated.

Visit the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium website for directions, parking and weather information. (In the event of inclement weather on Aug. 27, there will be an indoor stargazing show at 8 p.m.)

http://www4.uwm.edu/planetarium/shows/specialevents/solstice-celebrations.cfm

Sep 3
Join us for pizza and learn about our graduate-level certificate -- an excellent complement to Urban Planning, Geography and many other programs.

In the UWM Libraries' American Geographical Society Library.

Sponsored by the UWM Cartography and Geographic Information Science Center. http://www4.uwm.edu/cgis/index.cfm

Sep 4
Mingle with faculty and staff to learn about the many languages offered through FLL including Arabic, Chinese, German, Ancient Greek, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Modern Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Swedish, and Vietnamese.

Refreshments will be served in Curtin Hall 8th Floor.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Foreign Languages and Literature.

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

Sep 4
Mingle with our distinguished professors, students and staff and learn about the many different tracks offered by the English Department.

Refreshments served in Curtin Hall 368.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of English. http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/english/

Sep 4
Mingle and learn about the Certificate in Celtic Studies, our Irish language and Celtic Studies classes, our summer programs, and our academic and community events from the Center's directors and instructors.

Refreshments served in Merrill Hall G42.

Sponsored the the UWM Center for Celtic Studies. http://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/index.cfm

Sep 4
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 Event

Eric Trager, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, will present "From Mubarak to Morsi to Sisi - What is Egypt's Future?" Trager is an expert on Egyptian politics and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He was in Egypt during the 2011 anti-Mubarak revolts and returns frequently to conduct firsthand interviews with leaders in Egypt's government, military, political parties, media, and civil society. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, New Republic and The Atlantic.

Free and open to the public in UWM's Music Recital Hall.

Sponsored by the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies.

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

Sep 5
Meet and greet with faculty and students in the Chinese program to learn about the major, minor, and study abroad opportunities. Refreshments served.

In Curtin Hall - check signs in lobby for room number.

Sponsored by the UWM Foreign Languages and Literature Chinese Language Program. http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/fll/chinese/

Sep 5
Please join us for refreshments and an opportunity to meet faculty and other students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Learn about our courses, major, minor and study abroad programs.

In Curtin Hall 739.

Sponsored by UWM's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/spanish/

Sep 5
Thinking about a career in translation? It's one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. Come and learn about our graduate programs in translation so you can prepare while still an undergraduate.

Refreshments will be served in Curtin Hall room 766.

Sponsored by the UWM Translation and Interpreting Program.

https://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/translation/

Sep 9
Mingle with Africology faculty and students, explore Africology course offerings, and learn about our major and minor.

Refreshments served in Mitchell Hall room 206.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Africology http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/

Sep 9
Join us to learn about our language and culture programs.

In Curtin Hall room 766

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

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

Sep 10
Meet and mingle with the professors from the Communication Department. Learn about classes, career opportunities, scholarships, and internships.

Refreshments will be served in the UWM Union Wisconsin Room Lounge (2nd floor).

Sponsored by the Department of Communication. http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/communication/

Sep 10
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event.

Susana Munoz, Administrative Leadership, UW-Milwaukee, presents "Identity, Social Activism, and the Pursuit of Higher Education: The Journey Stories of Undocumented and Unafraid Community Activists."

Sponsored by the UWM Latin America, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies Program. (LACUSL)

Over the past 10 years, there has been a growing body of scholarship devoted to undocumented college students. The research shows most of them have very limited financial aid resources and institutional support, high resiliency for academic persistence, and heightened stress from navigating their legal issues. This presentation examines the process of how undocumented students "come out" and find meaning for their legal status within the context of higher education and social activism.

Free and open to the public in the UWM Libraries' American Geographical Society Library.

http://www4.uwm.edu/lacusl/speakerseries/index.cfm

Sep 10
Interested in Jewish Studies? Come to the Stahl Center for Jewish Studies to hear more about our major, minor, and classes, and to learn about fellowships and other opportunities offered by the Stahl Center.

Talk to faculty and students over bagels, cream cheese and coffee in the Greene Museum building.

Sponsored by the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies.

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

Sep 10
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event.

Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity. But Rachela, a famous Polish émigré mathematician and professor at the University of Wisconsin, is rumored to have solved the million-dollar Navier-Stokes Millennium Prize problem. Rumor also has it that she spitefully took the solution to her grave. To Sasha’s chagrin, a ragtag group of socially challenged mathematicians arrives in Madison and crashes the shiva, vowing to do whatever it takes to find the solution—even if it means prying up the floorboards for Rachela’s notes.

Come hear the Milwaukee-raised author, a professor of geophysics, read from and discuss his first novel.

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

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