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.
Andrew Austin, an associate professor and chair of Democracy and Justice Studies at UW-Green Bay, is quoted at the end of an International Business Times article about Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to move academic tenure from state statutes to Board of Regents control. Headlined “Scott Walker Tenure Controversy,” the article quotes a range of observers including faculty members worried about new language that would allow for the release of tenured professors when it is “deemed necessary due to a budget or program decision requiring program discontinuance, curtailment, modification or redirection.” Austin’s quote:
“Tenure protections set in law tell the rest of the country that Wisconsin is committed to upholding academic freedom and sees tenure as a crucial asset in attracting the best professionals around the world and keeping them here in Wisconsin. Why shouldn’t we be a model for the nation? The state is already losing some of its finest faculty, which means an exodus of research moneys from the state. It will lose a great deal more if tenure protections are removed or weakened. If economic and social developments are valuable things to Wisconsinites, then retention of strong tenure language is essential.” To read the full article.
Prof. Harvey Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies has a lengthy piece — part essay, part book review — published at the Daily Beast website. It references the popularity of “Founders Chic” as politicians left and right continue to appropriate the stories of America’s founders to rally support to their side. Kaye notes that three new books reach back to Revolutionary War Era figures to draw conclusions about America. The books, by history professors Andrew Burstein of Louisiana State University, David Sehat of Georgia State University, and Andrew Schocket of Bowling Green State University look critically at our fascination both past and present for the Founders.
Two of UW-Green Bay’s most prominent and honored professors are the authors of separate essays published on this Independence Day weekend 2015.
Contributing to the Green Bay community’s dialog about the Confederate flag controversy playing out nationally, Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung of Human Development wrote a guest column for the July 3 print edition of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Headlined “Celebrate our freedoms, but don’t forget about respect,” the piece celebrates American freedom of expression but reminds us that a populous and pluralistic society derives value when individuals appreciate why some expressions are considered incendiary. The piece is archived here.
Prof. Harvey J. Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies, who speaks and writes nationally from a progressive perspective, has contributed the column “Social Democracy is 100% American” to the Moyers & Company political website. In it, Kaye criticizes some supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for trying to marginalize the campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Responding to an interview in which a Clinton surrogate described Sanders as “extreme,” Kaye argues that social democracy has long been mainstream in American life. Whether public education, national parks, Social Security and more, from Thomas Paine right up through FDR and on to, yes, Sanders, it’s a fundamentally American tradition, Kaye argues. See http://billmoyers.com/2015/07/03/social-democracy-is-100-american/
Eric J. Morgan, assistant professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, recently published an article, “His Voice Must Be Heard: Dennis Brutus, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, and the Struggle for Political Asylum in the United States,” in the July 2015 issue of Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research. Morgan’s article explores the high-profile struggle of Brutus, a South African poet, activist, and exile, with the Reagan Administration to win political asylum after receiving a controversial deportation order during the early years of Reagan’s constructive engagement policies toward South Africa and the nascent anti-apartheid movement of the early 1980s. Prof. Morgan also recently returned from Arlington, Va., where he chaired and contributed to a roundtable panel on “Innovative Pedagogies, Student Learning, and the Future of the U.S. and the World Classroom” at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).
UW-Green Bay student Lorenzo Lones, the newly elected vice president of the Student Government Association, is among a select group of student leaders quoted in an article archived at the Chronicle of Higher Education. The piece looks at states debating large cuts to higher education (including, obviously, Wisconsin). Lones points out that rallying student involvement is a challenge. “By the time it affects every student, it’s too late,” Lones said. “We’ve tried to help them understand the severity of the situation.” Read article.
Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Data Specialist Erin Giese, along with UW-Green Bay faculty members Bob Howe and Amy Wolf, graduate student Nick Walton, and Nature Conservancy biologist Nick Miller, have published a paper in the Ecological Society of America’s new online journal Ecosphere. The paper, titled “Sensitivity of breeding birds to the ‘human footprint’ in western Great Lakes forest landscapes,” documents how bird populations respond to human activities like road-building, logging, and housing density in the northwoods of Wisconsin and nearby states. The paper is an outgrowth of Giese’s master’s thesis in the UW-Green Bay Environmental Science and Policy program and has become the basis for an ongoing effort (www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/forest-index/iec.asp) to measure forest health in the western Great Lakes based on birds. Howe says online scientific journals such as Ecosphere seem to be the wave of the future. Check out the article (for free) at: http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/ES14-00414.1
Heidi Sherman, historian and associate professor of Humanistic Studies, was interviewed for an article in the Style/Fashion section of The Epoch Times, a major independent Chinese news source. You can read the English version of “Luxurious Linen: Why the Commoner’s Fabric is Making an Expensive Comeback.”
Prof. John Luczaj is the author of a comprehensive peer-reviewed article that discusses Wisconsin’s groundwater quality and quantity challenges. “Groundwater Quantity and Quality Issues in a Water-Rich Region: Examples from Wisconsin, USA” was published June 3, 2015 in the journal Resources. It is available online as a PDF download.
Assistant Prof. Adam Parrillo of Urban and Regional Studies has published the article “Magnetizing Public Education: The Lingering Effects of Magnet Schools in the Cincinnati Public School District” in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. The article includes information gathered as part of Parrillo’s doctoral research. It examines the racial and socioeconomic patterns of historical school choice policies (magnet schools) within Cincinnati Public Schools and also explores the development of magnet schools, fundamental in the emergence of contemporary school choice, in the context of the political economic project of Neoliberalism. Read the article.