Tag: Humanistic Studies

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 […]

Faculty Note: Prof. Meacham publications

UW-Green Bay Professor Rebecca Meacham (English and Humanistic Studies) has recently had a number of works published. Two published posts appear in the Pleiades blog, and have been structured upon her experiences teaching novel writing and Novel Revision Workshops. One post offers a revision strategy using notecards and storyboarding. A second is a kooky ritual […]

Humanistic Studies presents, ‘Wondrous Boccaccio’ Oct. 19

Green Bay Film Society and UWGB Humanistic Studies will be present the Italian film Wondrous Boccaccio at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.19 in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum as part of the International Film Series. The film is an adaptation of Boccaccio’s 14th century masterwork The Decamerone and is directed by the acclaimed Taviani […]

Faculty note: Coury publication

David Coury (Humanistic Studies/German) published an article on the German-Iranian writer Navid Kermani, entitled “Kafka and the Quran: Patriotism, Culture and Post-National Identity” in a monograph devoted to Kermani’s works published in Germany. The article deals with Kermani’s literary and cultural influences from both Germany and Iran and how they have come to inform his […]

Faculty note: Kevin Kain publication

UWGB senior lecturer Kevin Kain (Humanistic Studies) has his work, “Working Among the Pagans ‘The Questions of Kirik (ca 1130-1156)’” published in Eastern Orthodox Christianity The Essential Texts (Yale University Press: New Haven, 2016, Geffert and Stavrou). The book offers the first comprehensive source reader on the Eastern Orthodox church for the English-speaking world. Designed […]

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 […]

Faculty notes: Coman, Groessl, Rector and Sherman are teaching scholars

The UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program will kick off again next week with four new scholars: Ioana Coman (Information and Computing Science), Joan Groessl (Social Work), Michael Rector (Music) and Heidi Sherman (Humanistic Studies). The Teaching Scholars Program, which started in 1999, brings together faculty and instructional staff from across campus to talk about teaching challenges, to […]

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.