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Faculty from Humanistic Studies announce fall ‘Great Books’ series

The fall session of the Great Books Discussion Group begins Tuesday (Sept. 8) at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. The programs take place the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Board Room. UW-Green Bay faculty members in Humanistic Studies lead the discussions.

• Sept. 8, Flatland by Edwin Abbott, Prof. Rebecca Nesvet
• Oct. 13, Notes from the Underground, Dostoevsky, Lecturer Kevin Kain
• Nov. 10, My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk, Prof. David Coury
• Dec. 8, La pedagogia del oprimido (oppressed), Paulo Freire, Prof. Hernan Fernandez-Meardi

Copies of the titles can be reserved or downloaded from the library’s online catalog.

Newspapers spotlight Meredith Livingston’s Brazil residency

Both the Door County Advocate newspaper and the website of the Green Bay Press-Gazette carried a feature recently on Sarah Meredith Livingston, professor of Music, upon her return from her fifth trip to Brazil where she worked with the new music department at the University of São Paulo-Ribeirão Preto. She talked about teaching all of her classes in English (Brazil is placing an emphasis on the language) and similarities and differences between the Ribeirão Preto university and UWGB. To see the full story.

Faculty note: Hutchison presentations

Sociology Prof. Ray Hutchison (Urban and Regional Studies) recently returned from Chicago, where he presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. His two papers: “The Right to Urban Theory: Henri Lefebvre and the Misappropriation of Public Space” (co-authored/co-presented with Joao Pedro Nunes from the University of Lisbon-Nova) and “Exploring the World’s Great Public Spaces: Campo San Margherita in Venice.” Hutchison also serves as Chair of CUSS (the Community and Urban Sociology Section) and was responsible for organizing and running the section’s Council Meeting, Business Meeting, and the CUSS Reception.

Faculty note: Arendt’s seismic project involvement

Lucy Arendt, Professor of Management in the Cofrin School of Business and Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies, is involved with a federal FEMA-funded project to develop performance-based earthquake design guidelines. Arendt is a member of the project Steering Committee for the Applied Technology Council based in Redwood City, Calif. The ATC is a nonprofit corporation established in 1973 through the efforts of the Structural Engineers Association of California to promote state-of-the-art, user-friendly engineering resources and applications for use in mitigating the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment. The 14-member Steering Committees includes individuals with backgrounds in structural engineering, insurance, real state, municipal government, construction, and industry.

Faculty note: Engineering Technology’s Holzem earns grants

Assistant Prof. Ryan Holzem of NAS, a specialist in environmental engineering technology, was awarded two grants this summer. He will receive $9,664 to provide a third-party evaluation of a private pro-biotic product that is added to manure lagoons to reduce organics and solids and improve nutrient values, with testing on two Wisconsin-based farms. He was also awarded $4,685 through EMBI (UWGB’s Environmental Management and Business Institute) to evaluate several chloride reduction options for a local food processing company that uses salt in product processing and wants to reduce the amount of salt leaving the facility via used water.

Faculty note: Luczaj article

Geoscience Prof. John Luczaj (Natural and Applied Sciences) is a co-author on an article published recently in the journal Resources. The article evaluates the changes to groundwater quality in Northeastern Wisconsin that resulted from the 2007 Karst Task Force report and subsequent regulatory changes in certain counties. Lead author Kevin Erb is a graduate of UWGB’s Environmental Science and Policy graduate program.

Faculty note: Grubisha publication

Lisa Grubisha, Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, has published the paper “Genetic Analysis of the Aspergillus flavus Vegetative Compatibility Group to Which a Biological Control Agent That Limits Aflatoxin Contamination in U.S. Crops Belongs” in the September issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81(17): 5889-5899 (http://aem.asm.org/content/81/17/5889.full ).

Faculty note: Tyczkowski on task force for evidence-based staffing

Faculty member Brenda Tyczkowski of the Professional Program in Nursing was part of a task force assembled by the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives (W-ONE), to publish a toolkit on evidence-based nurse staffing. The first piece of the toolkit is a presentation for use in hospitals to engage stakeholders — including health care board members, hospital administrators and medical staff leaders — in evaluating organizational practices and transitioning from opinion to evidence in nurse staffing decisions. The tool is available online.

Cupit earns Rosenberg Professorship


Prof. Illene Cupit of the Human Development academic unit has been selected to hold the Rosenberg Professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for a five-year term through 2020. The honor was announced at the University’s annual convocation of faculty and staff on Aug. 26.

Chancellor Gary L. Miller presented Cupit with a ceremonial medallion. Cupit received a standing ovation from members of the University community in attendance at the event in the Phoenix Room of the University Union.

The award citation described Cupit as a prolific scholar, extraordinary instructor and nationally prominent leader in the study of death and bereavement.

“Her work with Camp Lloyd, the annual weeklong summer camp on the UWGB campus — the camp she founded to let children coping with loss know they are never alone,” the citation read, “has changed the lives of countless young people, and provided countless UW-Green Bay students rich and meaningful experience as mentors and para-professionals.”

Cupit is a specialist in cognitive development, infancy and early childhood, and death, dying and grieving. She organized the first Camp Lloyd in 2006 and named it for a family member who had to deal with the death of his father at a very young age. She envisioned the experience as a typical, fun summer camp, but one that provides a place for participating children to discover that there are other kids like them, and to learn that grieving is natural.

Cupit holds a Ph.D. from Temple University. She joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1984.

The Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professorship was established in 1985. Ben and Joyce Rosenberg were long-time residents of Green Bay and supported UW-Green Bay from its inception. Their children, Gary Rosenberg and Barbara Rosenberg Shure, provided the funding for the memorial. The Rosenberg Professorship is open to tenured faculty members from all academic fields and recognizes a professor who has demonstrated a productive commitment to scholarship and whose work exemplifies the spirit and mission of UW-Green Bay.

In assuming the formal title of Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor, Cupit succeeds Prof. Regan A.R Gurung of Human Development and becomes the seventh UW-Green Bay faculty member to hold the appointment. Others were Lynn Walter, David Damkoehler, Craig Lockard, Harvey Kaye and Timothy Meyer.

Named professorships are created through private gifts that support the study and research of a faculty member who has an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishment. The annual stipend associated with this particular professorship is for five years, but the recipient retains the title for life. Stipends are typically applied to research expenses or special projects benefitting students or service to the community.

The Rosenberg Professorship is one of seven named professorships at UW-Green Bay.

Faculty note: Christine Smith

Associate Prof. of Psychology Christine Smith of the Human Development and Women’s and Gender Studies programs is co-author of a book chapter titled “Medicalizing women’s weight: Bariatric surgery and weight-loss drugs” with Julie Konik, Ph.D., of University of Wisconsin College-Sheboygan. The chapter is published in the book The Wrong Prescription for Women: How Medicine and Media Create a ‘Need’ for Treatment, Drugs, and Surgery.