The research of political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, is cited in a Governing magazine article on upcoming mayoral elections nationwide, the fact Democrats continue to dominate big-city races, and the relatively high degree of voter apathy. On this latter topic, the mention of Weinschenk (and UWGB) is near the end of the piece.
Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, UW-Green Bay assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, was quoted recently by NBC 26 News as part of a story on Gov. Scott Walker’s first formal appearance in Wisconsin after suspending his presidential campaign, what the governor says he will do next, and what analysts think he needs to do next.
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 Philosophers’ Café series opens this Wednesday (Sept. 16) at 7 p.m. at Titletown Brewing Company’s Frost Room, with a discussion on “The Use and Uselessness of Regulation,” led by political science Assistant Prof. David Helpap of Public and Environmental Affairs. Many think of regulations as unnecessary, burdensome, and costly; many see them as necessary for regulating the environment, consumer safety, finance, or energy use. Which institutions should regulate? Which entities should they take into consideration? What should and should not be regulated? The programs organized by UW-Green Bay faculty members are free and open to all.
Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, provided context for an NBC-TV 26 news story Thursday about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign pledge to take on federal employee unions.
From September 13 through the 30th, UW-Green Bay is partnering with St. Norbert College and the greater Green Bay community to host the residency of Antxon Olabe, an environmental policy consultant from northern Spain. Olabe is an environmental economist and journalist specializing in sustainability and climate change. His visit is made possible through the generous private support of the International Visiting Scholars program. During his visit, Olabe will give several talks on both campuses and in the community. In addition, he will be guest lecturing in several classes and visiting local schools. Among his scheduled presentations:
• Wednesday, Sept. 16 — “Homo Sapiens and the Biosphere: Building up hope, redressing the climate and environment crisis,” 7 p.m., SNC’s Fort Howard Theater
• Monday, Sept. 21 — “Modern Environmentalism: A Basque Perspective” as part of UWGB’s Global Studies Roundtable Discussion series, 2-3 p.m., MAC Hall 201
• Wednesday, Sept. 23 — “Modern Environmentalism: A Basque Perspective,” 6:30-8 p.m., Neville Public Museum
• Friday, Sept. 25 — “Homo Sapiens and the Biosphere” as part of the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ES 301
If you questions about Olabe’s visit, a primary contact is Associate Prof. Katia Levintova of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Political scientist Michael E. Kraft, UW-Green Bay professor emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs, continues to contribute periodic essays distributed nationally by the McClatchy news services. His latest, on President Obama’s energy policies, has appeared over the past two weeks in more than 40 newspapers including such heavyweights as the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Karen Dalke, lecturer in Public and Environmental Affairs recently presented a co-authored article with Megan Olson Hunt, assistant professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, titled “Mustangs and Domestic Horses: Examining What We Think We Know About Differences.” The presentation was made at the International Society for Anthro-zoology in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Using the United States Geographical Survey (USGS) ethogram for Free-Roaming Feral Horses, this study examines behaviors of Bureau of Land Management mustangs and domestic horses. Over 26,000 behavioral images were analyzed and sorted into 15 categories. Continuous focal sampling at one-minute intervals captured behaviors for six equids over a one-month period. Results suggest that over time, mustangs behave similarly to fully domesticated horses, indicating that adoption is a feasible option for America’s thousands of wild mustangs.
Associate Prof. Lora Warner of Public and Environmental Affairs is the author of the article “Catalytic Funding, Partnership, Evaluation, and Advocacy: Innovation Strategies for Community Impact,” published in The Foundation Review: Vol. 7: Iss. 2, (Article 8). You can read a summary at the journal archive.