Profs. Soo Il Shin and Gaurav Bansal of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, along with two professors from California State University at Monterey Bay, have been invited to co-chair a conference mini-track on Social Network Analytics in Big Data Environment for the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems to be held in San Diego in August 2016.
UW-Green Bay’s Psychology program has received great news with the announcement UWGB has been selected to host the American Psychological Association’s Summit on National Assessment of Psychology (APA SNAP, for short) June 21-25, 2016. About 30 leading psychologists from across the nation will participate. Associate Prof. Ryan Martin, chair of Psychology and member of the Human Development faculty, notes that the APA has assigned Prof. Regan Gurung to co-chair the select event. The attendees, experts in evidence-based educational assessment, will be charged with building a collection of digital and/or print resources to assist college-level psychology departments assess student learning outcomes. An APA press release has more.
Management Prof. Meir Russ, from the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, presented last week at the 20th IAMB conference the paper “Writing an Academic Paper for Publication: How to Succeed?” Russ is the founding editor of The International Journal of Management and Business, IJMB (the journal of IAMB) which published its most recent issue (Vol 6, No. 1) in June 2015. The issue is available online. Other than being a member of the organizing committee of the IAMB (International Academy of Management and Business) conference, held in Istanbul, Turkey, he also chaired the judging panel awarding the Overall, Ph.D. student and Practiciaire, Best Papers awards.
This Friday (Oct. 30) Prof. Kevin Fermanich of Natural and Applied Sciences, along with co-investigators from the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, UWEX and LimnoTech, LLC, will be presenting results from the multi-year project “Restoring the Health of Green Bay Ecosystem Under a Changing Climate” at a session they organized for the biennial State of Lake Michigan Conference in Traverse City Mich. Fermanich will present watershed modeling results conducted in concert with UW-Green Bay Assistant Scientist Paul Baumgart and student Alexis Heim. Their work was funded by grants from the NOAA Coastal Hypoxia Program and University of Michigan Water Center.
Graduate student Alexis Heim, Environmental Science and Policy, attended the 2015 International Soil and Water Assessment Tool Conference and Workshops, held October 12-16 at Purdue University. The conference drew more than 140 attendees from 10 countries with 96 oral and 22 poster presentations. She presented part of her thesis work on “Assessing the Impact of Alternative Management Strategies in a Dairy-dominated Agricultural Watershed Vulnerable to High Sediment and P Runoff” with co-authors Paul Baumgart and Kevin Fermanich. As part of the watershed research lab at UWGB, it is expected the work will help watershed managers target implementation of alternative management strategies which improve water quality.
The Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education (WAEE) is preparing to host the Midwest Environmental Education Conference, a biennial regional gathering of environmental educators and others. The conference is Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22-24, at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.
On Saturday (Oct. 10) the UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty hosted 40 educators from throughout the Midwest for the first-ever 2015 Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC). Serving on the planning committee were Profs. Regan Gurung, Ryan Martin and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges from UWGB; Jeff Gumz, Green Bay West; Chris Hamp, West De Pere; and Amy Ramponi, Kimberly school districts. The day of sharing ideas, techniques and content went wonderfully, UWGB Psychology chair Martin said. “My favorite feedback came from a local teacher who said he was almost embarrassed to admit that he had no idea what an incredible group of teachers UWGB has and what an incredible resource we are.” Topics included Understanding the Brain, Innovative Uses of Teaching Technology, Integrating Research into Your Classroom, and more. Photos are online.
On Saturday, October 10, the UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty hosted 40 educators from throughout the Midwest, for the first ever 2015 Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC). Serving on the planning committee were Professors Regan Gurung, Ryan Martin and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges from UWGB; Jeff Gumz, Green Bay West; Chris Hamp, West DePere and Amy Ramponi, Kimberly school districts.
The day of sharing ideas, techniques and content went wonderfully,” said Prof. Ryan Martin, Chair of UWGB’s Psychology program. “My favorite feedback came from a local teacher who said he was almost embarrassed to admit that he had no idea what an incredible group of teachers UWGB has and what an incredible resource we are.”
Subject matter included Understanding the Brain, Innovative Uses of Teaching Technology, Integrating Research into Your Classroom, and more. See the photos.
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Prof. Ray Hutchison of Sociology has been tagged to serve on the Scientific Committee for the next mid-term conference of the RN-37 research network of the European Sociological Association. “Moving cities: Contested views on urban life” will be held June 29-July 1, 2016 at the Jagiellonian University, in Krakow. (That’s the old city of Krakow, Poland, not the more recently settled Krakow, Wis., which is north of Pulaski on Highway 32.) Jagiellonian University is the oldest institution of higher education in Eastern Europe, founded by Casimir the Great in 1364. Hutchison notes that sociology conferences in Europe are much different from those in the United States, drawing scholars from many different countries with vastly different research traditions, much more informed by social theory, and much more interdisciplinary than what one would find here.
UW-Green Bay was represented by a large, diverse and distinguished faculty delegation at last week’s AACU and UW System workshops promoting the LEAP initiative (Liberal Education and America’s Promise). The conference in Madison explored strategies for seeking to advance liberal learning and high-quality undergraduate education for all students. Participants were Profs. Leary, Ham, Fencl, Gates, Higgins, Burns and Dornbush.