Current L&S News
UWM Transit Study Quantifies Economic Impact to Milwaukee
The UWM Center for Economic Development released a new study of the Milwaukee County Transit System. The study, “An Analysis of the Impact of Proposed 2012 Milwaukee County Transit Service Reductions on Access to Employment,” finds that proposed transit service cuts for 2012 would result in the loss of bus service to 997 employers in the Milwaukee metro area. At a minimum, 13,553 jobs in locations currently served by the transit system would become inaccessible by transit. The full study can be viewed on the Center’s website.
U-Pace Expands to Intro Psych Courses Nationally
UWM and the American Psychology Association have received a $250,000 grant from the Next Generation Learning Challenges initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation to disseminate the U-Pace online teaching model to 23 universities nationwide. The model has been shown to increase student performance in Intro Psych compared with traditional in-person lectures. U-Pace was developed by Diane Reddy and Ray Fleming of our Psychology Department.
Third Coast Digest - The "F" Word
Merry Wiesner-Hanks (History and Women's Studies) is featured on a ThirdCoast Digest podcast titled, "The F-word." In the interview with host Mark Metcalf, Professor Wiesner-Hanks offers a historical and global perspective on feminism, and discusses how the struggle for equality continues today. Click for podcast.
Crosstalk - The Euro in Crisis
Africology Associate Professor Jeffrey Sommers was part of an expert panel featured on the RT news program CrossTalk. The program was taped while he attended this year’s Global Policy Forum, convened by President Medvedev in Yaroslavl, Russia. The half hour program aired on September 13th, including on Time Warner Cable and Comcast here in the United States, and is available on the RT web site. Watch the panelists discuss the status of the Euro as a currency.
Wisconsin Public Radio - Baseball Fever
Amidst all of the Brewers excitement, English instructor Mariann Maris was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio on the subject of baseball. Mariann has taught a first-year seminar on baseball. Listen to theinterview from September 29th.
Mashable - Remote Workforce Continues to Evolve
“[T]elework may benefit remote workers by shielding them from workplace distractions and information overload,” says Assistant Professor Kathryn Fonner from the Department of Communication. Read more about how the remote workforce is changing on the leading source for news on all things digital, Mashable.com: http://on.mash.to/npsWkm
NAS Institute of Medicine Honors Local UWM Alumnus
Dr. Stephen Hargarten (‘71, History), Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was elected to the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine. This is a prestigious honor bestowed upon only 65 doctors and scientists nationally. Dr. Hargarten is also director of MCW's Injury Research Center and Associate Dean of the Global Health Program. http://bit.ly/p0xOek
Linguistics Symposium Held October 20-22
A symposium on "Language Death, Endangerment, Documentation, and Revitalization" brought together experts from around the world to discuss the impact to humankind when languages die. In a globalized world where hundreds of languages are expected to become extinct in the 21st century, it is highly relevant to analyze the issue from linguistics, sociological, educational, anthropological and psychological perspectives. Full program..