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Administrative Announcements

Nov. 11, UWM Flu Clinic
Open to all UWM faculty, staff, students and community members

Milwaukee Partners In Giving/SECC Campaign Underway
Opportunity for UWM to show its strong connection to and support of our Milwaukee community

Save the Date

International Education Week is International Education MONTH at UWM!
The Center for International Education and other departments across campus hold a variety of internationally-focused programming during November.

Nov. 10, MAVRC presents "Project 22"
The film details the story of two veterans who launched a motorcycle ride campaign to raise awareness about the high rate of suicides within the veteran community.

Nov. 10, Understanding Muslims: Islamophobia and Turing Villans into Heroes
Al-Jazeera America Journalist, Wajahat Ali will speak at 7 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room

Nov 11, UWM MAVRC “Serving Those Who Served” Veterans Day Brunch
In recognition of Veterans Day, campus and community leaders join together to serve a buffet-style meal to veterans, current service members, and their supporters.

Nov. 12, Innocents on the Ice: Collecting the Literature of Polar Exploration
A talk by Deirdre and David Stam on the extraordinary collection of Polar materials they have donated to the American Geographical Society Library.

Nov. 12, Geosciences Colloquium
"Experimentally Testing How Glaciers Slide," Lucas Zoet from UW-Madison.

Nov. 12, MKE Unplugged Presents: Al Scorch
Grafting literate, character-driven songs and Mid-American roots onto a post-punk DIY sensibility, CHI-based songwriter, performer & instrumentalist

Nov. 12, Innocents on the Ice: Collecting the Literature of Polar Exploration
A talk by Deirdre and David Stam on the extraordinary collection of Polar materials they have donated to the American Geographical Society Library.

Nov. 12, Geosciences Colloquium
“Experimentally Testing How Glaciers Slide,” Lucas Zoet from UW-Madison.

Nov. 12, Mathematical Sciences Open Advising
For all undergraduate students interested in majoring/minoring in Mathematical Sciences programs

Nov. 12, UWM Korea Day
Cultural demonstration, food, and musical performance about Korea

Nov. 12, A Town Called Brzostek
Film & Talkback with Simon Target, the director. Talkback moderated by Neal Pease (UWM)

Nov. 13, "Venus: Abolition Discourse, Gendered Violence and the British Caribbean Archive"
Marisa J. Fuentes uses stories of four enslaved women to confront the space between historiography, the archive, and theories of female subjection.

Nov. 13, Venus: Abolition Discourse, Gendered Violence and the British Caribbean Archive
Join Dr. Marisa J. Fuentes of Rutgers University for an engaging discussion of uncovering the voices of enslaved African women in the archive.

Nov. 13, Experiments in the field
Presentation by Ross Altheimer, Principal and Co-Founder, TEN x TEN, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nov. 13, Geography Colloquium
"Children’s Environmental Health - Thinking about Place and the Etiology of Disease," David Petering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Nov. 13, Mathematical Sciences Colloquium
"How much confidence can we have in precipitation forecasts for the Southeast United States?" Dr. Marty Baxter of Central Michigan University.

Nov. 13, Philosophy Colloquium
"Modal Empiricism - What is the Problem?," Albert Casullo of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, presents.

Nov. 13, Serious Play: Archiving Video Game Experience
Discussion led by Kristopher Purzycki, Avery Edenfield, and Brad Houston.

Nov. 16, Film: The Return<
Film & Talkback with director Adam Zucker. Moderated by Neal Pease (UWM)

Nov. 16, Ctr. for Celtic Studies talk – The Normans in Ireland: Linguistic and Cultural Implications
Professor Keith Busby, UW-Madison, presents a lecture about the Norman influence on Irish society, culture, and language.

Nov. 17, UWM Panther Pride Blood Drive
UWM Panther Pride Blood Drive and Health Screenings Provided by the College of Health Sciences.

Nov. 17, Holiday Boutique Fair Sponsored by the College of Nursing
Holiday Boutique Fair to benefit the UWM Foundation Kenya/Malwai Fund

November 18-22, Damn Yankees
Damn Yankees celebrates America’s love of baseball through song, dance, dance and comedy in this mid-century modern twist on the Faustian legend

Nov. 18, Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series
Artist Theresa Quinn will speak on radical movements, protests and social justice

Nov. 19, Annual Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit
Hear from panelists about their thoughts on inequality in Milwaukee.

Fridays Nov. 6-Dec. 11, Planetarium Show: Einstein's Last Prediction
Learn about the General Theory of Relativity and how international scientists are planning to detect the existence of gravitational waves.

Fridays Nov. 6-27, Science Bag "Earth's CO2 Crises: A Case of Bad Gas"
Geologist Margaret Fraiser will demonstrate where CO2 comes from and how we can detect its levels from ancient times with modern equipment.


Purchasing Perks: Ongoing Mandatory Campus Wide Promotional Contract
Mandatory Promotional Products Contract available for campus use.

Call for research study subjects
The Baby Brain and Behavior Project and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at UW-Madison is recruiting pregnant women of diverse ethnic background for a research study.

Call for Nominations for Alumni Employee Awards
Nominate stellar alumni employees to be honored for the difference they make at and beyond UWM.

Monthly Wisconsin Deferred Compensation one-on-one counseling
As a supplement to other retirement benefits or savings that you may have, the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program allows you to save and invest

Research Mentor Training
Attend this four two-hour training sessions to strengthen your mentoring skills for building stronger mentor-mentee relationships (registration required).

Professional Development

Call for Proposals & Registration
D2L Brightspace Ignite Wisconsin Regional Conference

Nov. 9, Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) and Laboratory Safety Training
This training will inform you of the CHP elements, how to achieve compliance and general lab safety.

Nov. 10, How to Jump Start Your Job Interview on a Dime
CPaRC counselors will facilitate a speed interviewing program that will include various resources for low-cast or professional dress & interview tips.

Nov. 12, Branding Your Experience Online
Helping students understand the importance of creating a personal brand, and how to use social media and LinkedIn to promote their brand.

Nov. 19, Networking Workshop & Reception
Learn the art of effective networking from Northwestern Mutual Reps before getting the opportunity to practice networking wit

Nov. 19, Title IX Sex Discrimination Training
Title IX Sex Discrimination Training (OPEN)

CETL Workshop Calendar
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning CETL merges the Learning Technology Center ( and the Center for Instructional and Professional Development (


Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 coming soon!<
Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, the latest version of the web browser, will be included in this month’s regular deployment of Windows Updates.

Nov. 11, All-Campus Drop-In Session
Drop in to Bolton 230 between 1 and 2 p.m. and learn about