This Friday (Oct. 30) Prof. Kevin Fermanich of Natural and Applied Sciences, along with co-investigators from the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, UWEX and LimnoTech, LLC, will be presenting results from the multi-year project “Restoring the Health of Green Bay Ecosystem Under a Changing Climate” at a session they organized for the biennial State of Lake Michigan Conference in Traverse City Mich. Fermanich will present watershed modeling results conducted in concert with UW-Green Bay Assistant Scientist Paul Baumgart and student Alexis Heim. Their work was funded by grants from the NOAA Coastal Hypoxia Program and University of Michigan Water Center.
Graduate student Alexis Heim, Environmental Science and Policy, attended the 2015 International Soil and Water Assessment Tool Conference and Workshops, held October 12-16 at Purdue University. The conference drew more than 140 attendees from 10 countries with 96 oral and 22 poster presentations. She presented part of her thesis work on “Assessing the Impact of Alternative Management Strategies in a Dairy-dominated Agricultural Watershed Vulnerable to High Sediment and P Runoff” with co-authors Paul Baumgart and Kevin Fermanich. As part of the watershed research lab at UWGB, it is expected the work will help watershed managers target implementation of alternative management strategies which improve water quality.
If you’re reading this Wednesday afternoon, there’s still time to catch the tail end of a gathering spotlighting six professors from across the University who have participated in the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program. They’ll talk about their work at a gathering this afternoon until 5 p.m. in MAC Hall 201 (the Gathering Room).
Six professors from across the University who have participated in the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program will talk about their work at a gathering next Wednesday (Sept. 23). They’ll be present to discuss their SoTL projects (exploring the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and ways to enhance undergraduate education) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in MAC Hall 201 (the Gathering Room). “Please stop by to talk with the scholars about their projects and celebrate their hard work.”
The six Teaching Scholars are:
- Tohoro Akakpo, Social Work
- JP Leary, First Nations Studies
- Eric Morgan, Democracy and Justice Studies
- Sawa Senzaki, Human Development
- Jon Shelton, Democracy and Justice Studies
- Aaron Weinschenk, Public and Environmental Affairs
The work of Heidi Sherman, associate professor of Humanistic Studies, and Alison Gates, associate professor of Art, was the topic of roundtable discussion at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland on Sept. 4. The session was titled “Integrating Textile Studies into the Mainstream Archaeology/Anthropology Curriculum.” Sherman, who attended the meeting, presented “The Flax Project at UW-Green Bay: Engaging Undergraduate Humanities and Art Students with Archaeological Textiles and Ancient Fibers.”
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.
Pscyhology Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung of Human Development was scheduled to be in Hamilton, Ontario today (Thursday, Aug. 13) for McMaster University’s “Symposium on Education and Cognition.” He is to be this evening’s featured speaker in a presentation titled “And the twain will meet: Combining cognitive science, teaching and learning,” to be followed by a panel discussion.
If you have ever struggled with sugar cravings, this Lunch n’ Learn is for you! Next Thursday (July 9), between 12:15 and 1 p.m. in the 1965 Room, guest presenter Celeste Faye (daughter of UWGB’s own Linda Parins) will examine the six motivators responsible for sugar cravings. She’ll also advise on how to go beyond diets, detoxes and exercise regimes to understand how you can get control over your sugar cravings, and she’ll also address whether sugar in moderation can still be part of a healthy lifestyle. (She’ll bring a delicious sugar-reduced dessert for sampling.) Feel free to bring your lunch. To register, go to http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IKiqW6sdkvB4rP. Read more on the program and presenter.
Heidi Sherman presented the paper, “Staraia Ladoga and the Emporia Theses: The Anatomy of a ‘Non-Place’ in Viking-Age Russia,” at Yeast for Changes: Vikings and their Impact on Medieval Europe, May 21. The conference, which brought together Viking specialists from more than a dozen European countries was sponsored by The Institute of Archaeology, Wrocław, Poland.
UWGB Professors Ryan Currier and John Luczaj of Natural and Applied Sciences along with 12 students attended the North Central Section of the Geological Society of America meeting in Madison at the end of May. Summaries of the presentations are linked, below. Three of the students presented posters related to their own classwork with Prof. Currier:
Undergraduate Student (Geoscience Major) Zach Ashauer: “The Lashly Mountains of Southern Victorialand, Antarctica: Investigating a Possible Ancient Volcano.”
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015NC/webprogram/Paper255474.html (independent research).
Graduate Student (ES&P Program) Sarah Faga: “Using GIS to Uncover the Link Between Radon Potential and Geology in Wisconsin.”
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015NC/webprogram/Paper256015.html (master’s thesis).
Graduate Student (ES&P Program) Brian Yagle: “Experiments on the Evolution of Laccolith Morphology: The Maturation from Elliptical to Circular Shaped Intrusions.”
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015NC/webprogram/Paper255751.html (Capstone in Environmental Science Course). Most of the data for the poster were collected by students as part of a student-based research project in the class. Coauthors were Dr. Patrick Forsythe (the lead instructor for the course) and Yagle.
In addition, Prof. Luczaj, who serves as UWGB’s Geoscience Chair, gave an oral presentation, “Modern Aquifer Chemistry as a Function of Water-Rock Interaction: A Case Example from Eastern Wisconsin.”