Tag: humanities

‘Humanistic Studies’ is now ‘Humanities’

Humanistic Studies is currently an academic program and a unit on campus. The name for both has been changed to “Humanities.” The reason for the change is that the program and all the unit’s disciplinary programs are, in fact, all fields within the Humanities. The new name is also more widely recognized.

Humanities under attack: Prof.’s Nesvet and Shelton pen column for Press-Gazette

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Rebecca Nesvet (English and Humanities), and Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies), published a guest column in the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The piece argues that recent distortions of history shows the fundamental importance of a broad-based education in the humanities. Nesvet and Shelton argue that narrowly tailoring higher education […]

UntitledTown Book Festival is making a name for itself

The organizers of the UntitledTown Book and Author Festival want people to associate Green Bay with books and writing, reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The festival, held April 28-30 in downtown Green Bay, will host a variety of events from readings, workshops, discussions and a book expo. Well-known Wisconsin writer Michael Perry will kick off the festival April 28 and […]

‘Diversity, Learning and Student Success’ presentation and discussion

Join faculty members Caroline Boswell (Humanities), Kate Burns (Human Development, Psychology), Dana Johnson (Social Work) and Courtney Sherman (Music) for a presentation and discussion from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, April 17 in the Christie Theatre as they share highlights of their experience attending the Association of American Colleges and Universities conference on Diversity, Learning […]

Livingston’s ‘Women who Dare’ on WPT this week

Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston’s (Music) lecture, Women Who Dare, will premiere on Wisconsin Public Television’s Wisconsin Channel at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Women Who Dare and Caroline Boswell’s lecture, Ye Olde Pub: England’s Early Drinking Houses are both available for viewing on The Wisconsin Channel. Each presented in UW-Green Bay’s After Thoughts series.  

Lambeau Lectures

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Despite weather-related travel difficulties, more than 400 UW-Green Bay alumni, students, faculty and staff, including about 100 prospective students and their families attended Lambeau Lectures Monday. The University’s primary goal of the Lambeau Lectures series is to showcase the University’s outstanding, award-winning faculty in the community, while introducing prospective students and their families as to […]

UW-Green Bay helps others see immigration through a different lens

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting program beginning in Februrary to help middle school students and their families gain a deeper understanding about local immigration. Students will see three films and a theatrical production with follow-up discussion about what leads to immigration. Each event will be hosted by a UW-Green Bay faculty member who […]

UW-Green Bay helps others see immigration through a different lens

Programming begins in February for middle-schoolers, public Green Bay, Wis. — The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, according to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. More than 33,000 people are forced to flee their homes daily and more than 65 million forcibly were displaced people worldwide. This displacement is concerning […]

Prof. Rybak is partner in humanities grant project

Prof. Chuck Rybak (Humanistic Studies, English) is a partner in a $325,000 NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant, awarded to the Graduate Center at CUNY, to explore and extend classroom applications for the Commons in a Box platform. Rybak and other HUS faculty have been using the software collaboratively in classroom settings for the past few years, and the […]

Two upcoming programs by the Humanities Council

Two events funded in part from the Wisconsin Humanities Council (with funds from the national Endowment for the Humanities) comes to UWGB next week. They are both free and open to the public: Wednesday, April 20 – “Power/Fuerza: The Rubble Kings of South Bronx” Filmmaker Shan Nicholson will be on campus to screen his documentary […]