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 18
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 21
Look at beautiful stars while relaxing to music! Audience members will enjoy listening to ambient music composer John Boyle perform live, while taking in the night sky under the planetarium dome.

http://www4.uwm.edu/planetarium/shows/specialevents/a-night-of-stars-and-music.cfm

Apr 23
Multiple sessions, each in Curtin Hall, Room 175:

2:00 pm Other Sides of the Carnation Revolution – African and Iberian Connections 3:45 pm The Carnation Revolution and the World 5:35 pm The Carnation Revolution in Literature and Film

Organized by the Portuguese Program, and sponsored by the UWM Department of Spanish and Portuguese, College of Letters & Science, Office of Research, Office of the Provost, Center for International Education, and the Center for 21st Century Studies.

Contact ricardov@uwm.edu for more information or see http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/events/upload/2014-April-Portuguese.pdf

Apr 23
Do you think you make an awesome dessert? Or maybe you just like to eat sweet treats. Join us for an international dessert competition sponsored by the Letters & Science language and culture programs.

All UWM undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enter (individually or as a team). Prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges from the community and campus.

The public is welcome to attend and sample desserts from around the world. (Greene Hall)

See http://uwmdessertcompetition.weebly.com/ for rules and guidelines.

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 24
Presented by Christopher Newfield, American Studies in the English Department, UC-Santa Barbara.

Newfield's books include Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980 (Duke, 2003), and Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class (Harvard, 2008), and he is the author of recent articles on solar energy policy and collaboration in nanoscience. His current book project is titled "Lower Education: What to do about our Downsized Future."

Sponsored by the UWM Center for 21st Century Studies.

http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pages/events/abstracts/14spring/newfield.html

Apr 24
Open to anyone who would like to learn more about Comparative Literature at UWM and enjoy good food and conversation. In Curtin 766. https://www.facebook.com/events/273302832847187/

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

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