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
Progress in systems biology relies on the use of mathematical and statistical models for system level studies of biological processes. Several different modeling frameworks have been used successfully, including traditional differential equations-based models, a variety of stochastic models, agent-based models, and Boolean networks, to name some common ones.

Professor Reinhard Laubenbacher, University of Connecticut, will focus on discrete models and the mathematical challenges they present.

In the Engineering and Math Sciences (EMS) Building, room E495. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 in EMS room E424A.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Mathematical Sciences.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/math/newsevents/events/spring-2014-colloquia.cfm

Apr 18
Craig Atwood, UW-Madison, presents in Lubar Hall, room S230.

Sponsored by the UWM Neuroscience Program.

http://www4.uwm.edu/neuroscience/seminars.cfm

Apr 18
Wei Huang, Geography, UWM, will present his dissertation research, "Spatial Dimension of Tower Karst and Cockpit Karst: A Case Study of Guilin, China," 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 18
"Stress and Resilience among Indian Indigenous 'Conservation Refugees': Toward a Biocultural Ethnographic Science" presented by Jeffrey Snodgrass, Anthropology, Colorado State, in Sabin Hall, room B28.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Anthropology.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/anthropology/events/

Apr 18
Presented by Sampada Kharade, UWM Biological Sciences, in Lapham Hall, room N101.

Complimentary coffee and cookies available outside the lecture hall at 3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Biological Sciences.

http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/biologicalsciences/upload/ColloquiumSpring2014.pdf

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/

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