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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Oct 1
"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://uwm.edu/arthistory/gallery/exhibitions/

Oct 1
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event.

Presented by Kristin Briney, UWM Libraries Data Services Librarian. Sponsored by the UWM Digital Humanities Lab.

Located in the Digital Humanities Lab in the Golda Meir Library.

http://uwm.edu/libraries/dhlab/events/

Oct 1
In the last three decades, the world has seen a remarkable shift in water management. Until the 1970s, water was mostly considered a citizen right delivered by governments at an affordable price in order to guarantee access for all people. By the late 1990s, however, water was widely regarded as an economic good, a commodity for which the full cost of provision needs to be paid by the users and in whose delivery the for-profit private sector plays an important role. This change in orientation was facilitated by a new system of governance for the global water sector that was very successful in presenting it as the outcome of a widespread consensus. The consequences of this shift, however, were negative for vulnerable populations all over the world, who saw how access to water became unaffordable at the same time that transnational corporations made a profit from selling water.

This presentation, by Oriol Mirosa, Sociology and Global Studies, UW-Milwaukee, will explore the process through which water became commodified, how the new global system of governance for the water sector operates, and how this process played out in Bolivia, where a progressive government has been searching for an alternative and more equitable form of water management.

Free and open to the public in the American Geographical Society Library of the Golda Meir Library.

Part of the 2014-15 LACUSL Speaker Series sponsored by UWM's Latin America, Caribbean and US Latino Studies Program.

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

Oct 1
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 Event

Enjoy the music of Ceol Cairde and the traditional singing of Doiminic Mac Giolla Bhride while meeting Celtic Studies students and faculty. Refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public at the Helen Bader Concert Hall of the Helene Zelazo Center for Performing Arts.

Sponsored by the UWM Center for Celtic Studies.

https://www.facebook.com/events/325890414256791/

Oct 1
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event.

Blaise Pascal Selections from Pensées (1669) Section II: “The Misery of Man without God” (Pensées 60-183) http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18269/18269-h/18269-h.htm#SECTION_II

Pensée 233 only from Section III: “Of the Necessity of the Wager” http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18269/18269-h/18269-h.htm#SECTION_III

The Great Books Roundtable Discussions are sponsored by UWM’s Certificate Program in the Study of the Liberal Arts through Great Books, and are hosted by the Special Collections Department at UWM’s Golda Meir Library.

No expertise or prerequisites are required. We only ask that you read the selected texts. Any version of these works may be used to prepare for discussion, but for your convenience internet links to English translations are provided above.

These discussions are free and open to the public. For further information on the Great Books Roundtable Discussions series, please see http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/special/currentevents/greatbooks/general_info2.cfm

Oct 2
"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://uwm.edu/arthistory/gallery/exhibitions/

Oct 2
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event.

One in a series of creative writing workshops that use the late Dr. Maya Angelou’s body of work and life story as a springboard for discussion and inspiration to create original work of any written form.

Participants will be invited to perform at Lyrical Sanctuary presents In Memoriam: Maya Angelou on December 10 from 8-10pm in the UWM Union Fireside Lounge. Participants will also be invited to share in the creation of an altar honoring Maya Angelou as part of the annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibit in the UWM Union Concourse on November 3-5.

Hosted by: Ann Stewart McBee.

This event is free and open to the public in the Inclusive Excellence Center (Student Union, Room 198)

Oct 2
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event.

A celebration of Milwaukee’s Polish-American history and the recent opening of the digital collection Milwaukee Polonia created by the UWM Libraries will feature Milwaukee historian John Gurda, UWM Emeritus Professor Donald Pienkos, and UWM Libraries staff Michael Doylen and Ann Hanlon. The Libraries will display materials related to the collection.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information about this free event, call 414-229-6202.

About Milwaukee Polonia: The digital collection is comprised of over 32,000 photographs made by Roman B.J. Kwasniewski, a studio photographer who worked on Milwaukee’s South Side from the 1910s through the 1940s. Literally thousands of individuals passed through Kwasniewski’s studio on Lincoln Avenue and had their portraits taken for weddings, First Communions, Confirmations, and graduation ceremonies.

Kwasniewski also took his camera into the community, creating a lovingly detailed portrait of the world around him. He took thousands more pictures of street scenes, buildings, parks, businesses, sports teams, and fraternal societies. His photos show an ethnic community during its most cohesive period.

This nationally significant collection is used by scholars researching the history of Polish-Americans and by genealogists seeking images of past family members. The UWM Libraries acquired the vast archive in 1979 and opened it for research in 1991. It has been featured at numerous community events, used to illustrate numerous books on Milwaukee’s Polish community, and been the subject of its own book, Illuminating the Particular: Photographs of Milwaukee’s Polish South Side (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2003).

The digital collection provides scholars and the public with opportunities to explore the photographs in ways that are not possible with the physical collection, which consists primarily of 5 x 7 in. glass negatives.

The collection is accessible online at uwm.edu/mkepolonia.

For more information about Milwaukee Polonia, call 414-229-5402.

Oct 3
Robert Schneider, Urban Planning, UW-Milwaukee, presents "Geographic Foundations of Sustainable Transportation: How understanding spatial relationships can help improve walking and bicycling" 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/

Oct 3
Mark Beeman from Northwestern University presents in Mitchell Hall, Room 195.

Oct 3
Kasey Fowler-Finn, Dept. of Biology, Saint Louis University, presents "Understanding diversification by listening to the songs of treehoppers" 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/

Oct 3
A Year of the Humanities 2014-15 event.

Join artists Keven Brunett and Kristin Thielking with Joan Hall as they discuss the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), a reference work created to document words, phrases and pronunciations that vary throughout the United States.

Joan Hall, chief editor of DARE at UW–Madison and recent Emory Medal recipient, will discuss the inception and creation of the dictionary and the impact it has had since its publication.

Keven Brunett and Kristin Thielking, art faculty at UW–Stevens Point and multi-media collaborative artists, will discuss their book art installation Voices: A Sculptural Book and its featuring of 500 words from DARE.

Following an open discussion panel, the gallery will be opened for viewing and refreshments.

Located in the UWM Student Union Fireside Lounge.

Oct 3
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

Oct 6
"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://uwm.edu/arthistory/gallery/exhibitions/

Oct 6
Genevieve, from the UWM History Department, and her co-author Stephen R. Byers, will discuss their book, ‘Dear Mrs. Griggs’: Women Pour Out Their Hearts from the Heartland.

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

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