Water quality and runoff expert Kevin Fermanich, professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, will co-present with Prof. Val Klump of UW-Milwaukee later this week at a major regional conference on the Great Lakes. Their topic is “Lake Michigan’s Green Bay: Why the Dead Zone? What is Needed to Prevent it?” Fermanich has been a key contributor to watershed runoff studies in the Green Bay area, examining phosphorous loading and the resulting low-oxygen conditions that yield so-called “dead zones.” Other case studies will look at Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay and Toledo’s Lake Erie drinking water problems, among other topics. The conference is the second Great Lakes Science-Policy Confluence Conference presented by The Environmental Law & Policy Center in collaboration with Loyola University and Northwestern University’s Institute for Sustainability and Energy.
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He’s also a panelist at Green Bay ‘Phosphorus Summit’ — U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble and DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp are convening a “Phosphorus Summit” to take place from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Neville Public Museum in downtown Green Bay. UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich is an invited panelist on the topic of curbing nonpoint pollution. Also taking part will be dairy industry and turfgrass representatives, agency water quality specialists and a representative of NEW Water.
Regan A.R. Gurung, professor of Human Development and Psychology, will be speaking as part of the Presidential Invited Symposium at the upcoming Eastern Psychological Association Conference in Philadelphia. His topic, “Go Tell it on the Mountain and Everywhere: Multiple Venues for Sharing Psychology.” Gurung is a past national president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
Sociology Prof. Ray Hutchison of Urban and Regional Studies has announced the call for papers for a conference on “Everyday Life in the 21st Century City” to be held July 17-20, 2015 in Florence, Italy. Hutchison is coordinating the conference, which recalls the July 2000 “Everyday Life in the Segmented City” conference in Florence that attracted some 80 participants from more than a dozen countries. This year’s event will address rapidly increasing diversity and urbanization — by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will reside in metropolitan areas — and look at issues related to huge rural-to-urban migration taking place in countries including India and China. The call for papers is organized into five topic areas (The Right to the City, Urban Nightlife, Suburbanization and New Communities, Neoliberal Urban Policy and its Discontents, and Well-being in the 21st Century City). The complete call for papers can be viewed at the website and there also is a Facebook page where you can “like” the conference.
Prof. Ray Hutchison’s “21st Century City” conference is being co-hosted by the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation of Florence, an organization devoted to promoting international exchange. UW-Green Bay was the first U.S. university to connect with the Del Bianco Foundation. The July conference has an international planning committee in the form of Hutchison and colleagues:
Corinna Del Bianco (Politecnico di Milano), Luís António Vicente Baptista (CESNOVA, Universidade de NOVA Lisboa), Mark Clapson (Westminster University, London), Derek Hyra (American University), João Teixeira Lopes (Universidade do Porto), Gabriele Manella (Università degli Studi di Bologna), Circe Monteiro (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil), Camilla Perrone (Università degli Studi di Firenze), and Nicola Solimano (Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci, Fiesole).
The Del Bianco Foundation is co-sponsoring the conference with the Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci, also of Florence.
Register today to attend the 2015 OPID Spring Conference April 16-17 at Heidel House in Green Lake. This conference will bring together more than 200 faculty and staff from across many disciplines to demonstrate the UW System’s commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning. The conference will provide a forum to recognize, acknowledge and share the expertise of faculty and academic staff who excel at teaching and value learning and are committed to sharing their experience, knowledge, practice and scholarship with colleagues. The intentional relationships among teaching, learning and making excellence inclusive will be emphasized.
Sociologist Karen Dalke of the UW-Green Bay faculty made a presentation in January as part of an international conference in New Delhi, India. Dalke was a co-presenter, with Harry Wels of VU University Amsterdam, at the third Minding Animals Conference. Their topic was “So Zoopolis! Explorations in creating human-animal societies.”
Register today to attend the 2015 OPID Spring Conference April 16-17 at Heidel House in Green Lake. This conference will bring together more than 200 faculty and staff from across many disciplines to demonstrate the UW System’s commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning. The conference will provide a forum to recognize, acknowledge and share the expertise of faculty and academic staff who excel at teaching and value learning and are committed to sharing their experience, knowledge, practice and scholarship with colleagues. The intentional relationships among teaching, learning and making excellence inclusive will be a foundation of this event. For more information on the OPID Spring Conference 2015 please visit the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning website at www.uwgb.edu/catl/conference/uws.asp. Registration deadline is April 3, 2015.
Join the Academic Staff and University Staff professional development programming committees as they co-present their first workshop of 2015, “Transforming Workplace Conflict,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in Phoenix Room C of the Union. The presenter is corporate trainer and facilitator Tim Pflieger. All University employees are welcome. “Conflicts are inevitable in any organization. Learn effective ways of addressing group and interpersonal differences. Throughout this workshop, you will define partnership and the relationship of conflict within partnership.” RSVP here.
Two opportunities for instructors to share their expertise with teaching with technology are coming up, with late-January due dates for submitting proposals.
• Sharing Successes and Challenges in Teaching with Technology is a UW System Virtual Showcase Conference, a no-cost, no-travel conference April 9 and 10 organized by the Learning Development Council. Curtis Bonk and Sarah Horton are keynote speakers. Please consider both attending and presenting. Proposals are due Jan. 30.
• Distance Teaching and Learning Conference sponsored by UW-Madison is considered a premier national conference in distance education. The conference is in Madison Aug.11-13, 2015.
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning (CATL) office would like to present several opportunities to share your expertise as well as opportunities to participate in activities and discussions in several areas of interest. For more information on upcoming workshops and conferences, visit the Conferences page on the CATL website.
• Improved Online Teaching with Focus on Effective Assessment – This face to face workshop will be facilitated by Penny Ralston-Berg, an expert in online pedagogy and course design, at UW-Stout on January 22, 2015. Ms. Ralston-Berg will guide participants through a number of activities that will explore alignment of course activities and assessments with course learning outcomes. Identified gaps and challenges will be addressed with effective online assessment strategies focused on student learning and enhanced engagement. For more info.
• Sharing Successes and Challenges in Teaching with Technology – a UW System Virtual Showcase Conference hosted by the Learning Technology Development Council. Curtis Bonk and Sarah Horton are keynote speakers for this no-travel and no-cost conference. Please consider submitting a proposal to share your expertise. Proposals are due Jan. 30. For more information.
• Distance Teaching and Learning Conference – sponsored by UW-Madison is seeking proposal submissions, with a Jan. 26 deadline. The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is recognized internationally for its quality, integrity, and longevity. As a premier conference in distance education, it has welcomed thousands of speakers and distance education professionals to share ideas, resources, research, and best practices in its 30‑year legacy. The conference is in Madison, August 11-13, 2015.
• The 2015 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference – May 18-19 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. We are now open for submission of proposals for presentations. Please share teaching, advising, mentoring, or other strategies that attract and retain students and educators who are underrepresented in STEM. Priority will be given to presentations that include assessment of the activity. Presenters’ meals and rooms will be paid for by the Women & Science Program; campuses will be asked to cover the mileage to get to the conference site. For more information about the conference, and the online abstract submission form.