Tag: Humanistic Studies

‘The Ultimate Escape Artist’ lecture on campus Feb. 15

Eric Dean Spruth will present the lecture, “The Ultimate Escape Artist,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 in the Christie Theatre, University Union, UWGB. Spruth is an art therapist who works with inmates in the Cook County Jail in Chicago.  He also works on a mural project with juveniles in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary […]

Ortiz talk will open spring Great Books series

The Great Books Discussions series is set to begin 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Jan. 12, with a talk by Prof. Cristina Ortiz at the Brown County Central Library, downtown. Members of the UW-Green Bay Humanistic Studies faculty will lead the discussions. The month-by-month spring lineup is as follows: Jan. 12 — Life is a Dream […]

First-year students go Viking

First-year students Haley Falcon, Wynne Larson and Emily Poull really got into their first-year GPS seminar with historian Heidi Sherman of the Humanistic Studies faculty. The students chose to make a five-minute video on ‘Daily Life of Viking Women’ to cap their semester’s historical studies. Kind of interesting, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc7xfnV9F7o

TV-2: ‘Star Wars’ coincides with UWGB launch of new Sci-Fi track

The release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” comes as students at UW-Green Bay now have the opportunity to add a minor (area of emphasis) in Science Fiction and Fantasy.  The new area of study within Humanistic Studies got prominent play recently in a news report on WBAY-TV 2. The first class, just completed by […]

Philosophers’ Café: We have nothing to fear but…

The next UW-Green Bay Philosophers’ Café has an exceedingly timely topic: “The Perception of Risk.” Epidemiology expert Sue Mattison, UW-Green Bay’s dean of the College of Professional Studies, will be the discussion leader for the gathering from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 9) at St. Brendan’s Inn, 234 S. Washington St. in downtown Green […]

Saxton-Ruiz is next speaker in ‘Latino Americans’ history series

The campus/community series “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” continues Monday (Dec. 7) with the screening of another film segment and a talk by Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz of the Humanistic Studies faculty. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. Saxton-Ruiz will introduce the evening’s installment of the acclaimed […]

Voices of Veterans: Capturing the oral history and spirit of Northeast Wisconsin veterans

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UW-Green Bay students and veterans Ashley Wiles and Sean Gleason have important stories to share. In this case, they are not their own, but the personal, front-line accounts from veterans who served in the United States armed forces in times of conflict. These oral histories provide a personal narrative to future generations so that all […]

Faculty note: Kain contributes to national web exhibit on Imperial Russia

This past weekend the web exhibit Beneath the Covers: The Art of the Imperial Russian Book (http://www.beneaththecoverswebex.com/ )— to which historian and Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain of Humanistic Studies contributed — was officially opened at the annual meeting of the Association for Slavic Eastern European and Eurasian Studies. The exhibit is a project of Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens […]

Great Books tonight: Coury on My Name is Red


Humanistic Studies’ Great Books discussion series continues tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 10) with a presentation of the novel My Name is Red, a work written by the Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk. Prof. David Coury (Humanistic Studies and German) will lead the discussion, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown branch of the Brown County […]

UW-Green Bay wins second Latino grant: The Culture of Fusion

Associate Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz of Humanistic Studies shares word of a sizeable grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council to help fund “The Culture of Fusion” project organized by UW-Green Bay. The $10,000 award will support activities during the first half of calendar year 2016, including: A concert and lecture on Latin Jazz with Chilean saxophonist […]