Tag: History

Solstice Week Reflection on Earth Stewardship (open to all)

All members of the campus community are invited to participate in a solstice week reflection on earth stewardship. The event will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 in Rose Hall 220. (The winter solstice falls on Dec. 21; the event is being held a bit early so more students can attend.) […]

The sky is the limit for Sydne Johnson

Sydne Johnson and Prof. Amanda Nelson

The Kenosha, Wis. native dreams of anthropological research in Asia or curating a museum exhibit on East Asian history. Don’t doubt her. In four years she has immersed herself in travel (South Korea), school (double major in history and biology), clubs and organizations and work (as a phone-a-thon caller). As she nears the end of […]

Community Reflection on Empathy and Kindness (Redux) (Open to All)

Based upon the response to the Nov. 18 dialogue, David Voelker will facilitate a repeat session of the community reflection on kindness and empathy. Are you having difficulty finding empathy and kindness following the divisiveness of the recent election? Do you wonder if these things are even possible or desirable, at this time? This nonpartisan […]

Prof. Voelker: ‘The Thanksgiving Myth: The Invention of a National Tradition’

Prof. David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History) will speak to the Green Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the Mauthe Center at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. His talk, “The Thanksgiving Myth: The Invention of a National Tradition,” will explore the myth of the first Thanksgiving celebration and its relationship to the tradition we now […]

David Voelker leads community reflection Friday

Are you having difficulty finding empathy and kindness following the divisiveness of last week’s election? Do you wonder if these things are even possible or desirable? Please join facilitator David Voelker for a reflective discussion from 11 a.m. to noon, on Friday, Nov. 18 in Wood Hall 410 (Education Center for First Nations Studies, conference […]

Global Studies looks at ‘The Irish Easter Rising 100 Years Later’

The last Global Studies Roundtable Discussion of the fall semester will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 15. The discussion, “The Irish Easter Rising 100 Years Later,” will go over the Irish rebellion that established the Republic of Ireland in 1916, and what that means now, 100 years later. Led by Prof. […]

Humanistic Studies Faculty Forum next week

Two faculty members from Humanistic Studies will be presenting their work from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 in Room 103 of the University Union. Prof. Hye-kyung Kim will present, “Neo-Confucian Metaphysics of Gender” and Prof. Vince Lowery will present, “Finding the Crack in the ‘Golden Door': Investigating the Turn-of-the-Century Southern Immigration Movement.” Please […]

Associate Prof. Emerita Goff becomes columnist for “InSinc Quarterly”

Victoria Goff, Associate Professor Emerita, Communication and History, is a new columnist for InSinc Quarterly, a publication of Sisters in Crime, a national organization of 3,600 mystery writers, editors, and publishers. The organization was founded in 1986 by best-selling mystery writer Sarah Paretsky and others to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field. Goff’s first column, which covers grammar, […]

Faculty note: History Emeritus, Craig Lockard, publishes anthology

The recently published anthology, The New World History: A Field Guide for Teachers and Researchers (University of California Press, 2016), includes two essays by Craig Lockard (SCD/History Emeritus): “The Rise of World History Scholarship” and “Southeast Asia in World History.” The anthology was edited by Ross Dunn, Laura Mitchell and Kerry Ward.

Faculty note: Voelker, Gurung co-present

David Voelker (Humanistic Studies and History), who begins his fourth year as co-director of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellow & Scholars program, co-led a workshop last week with Regan Gurung (Psychology and Human Development) at UW Faculty College called, “Reflective Discussion and Transformational Learning.” See the Faculty College 2016 page for details.