Dr. Baisakhi Bandyopadhyay, a senior fellow in the Ministry of Culture of the government of India, is visiting the UW-Green Bay campus during the three-week period from April 6 to April 27. Hosted by the International Visiting Scholars Program, she is scheduled to visit a number of classes here and at St. Norbert College and will also be meeting with faculty and staff to discuss common interests in environmental science and botany. Members of the campus community are invited to attend her presentation in the NAS Seminar at 3 p.m. next Friday, April 17, in ES 301. Her topic is “The Evolution of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in India – An Overview.” Anyone who would like to meet with Bandyopadhyay should contact Prof. Emeritus Robert Wenger, who is assisting with her visit.
Prof. Maria Márcia Bachion of the Federal University of Goiás (Brazil), recently completed three weeks as a UW-Green Bay visiting scholar in the Professional Program of Nursing. Bachion is currently completing her postdoctoral work under the direction of Dr. Alba Lucia Bottura Leite de Barros, at the Escola Paulista de Enfermagem of the Federal University of São Paulo (Brazil). She came to UW-Green Bay to work on data analysis and preparation of articles with Assistant Prof. Heather Herdman. Bachion’s postdoctoral work focuses on the evidence-based development of screening and assessment tools to enable accuracy in nursing diagnosis, outcomes and interventions for a variety of patient populations. Bachion spent a day with Associate Prof. Janet Reilly visiting the Wound Clinic at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, to compare treatment protocols between a major teaching hospital in the U.S. and her own university hospital in Goiás. She also “enjoyed” our Wisconsin climate enough to take a shot at creating some snow angels. (See photos.)
Associate Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz of Humanistic Studies invites the campus community to a pair of literary events next week featuring contemporary novelists from Peru. The visitors, Jennifer Thorndike and Francisco Ángeles, will be highlighted as “Two Peruvians in Green Bay” (Dos Peruanos en Green Bay) in events on campus and at The Attic Books & Coffee next Thursday (Nov. 6). Thorndike is the author of Ella, and Ángeles the author of Austin, Texas 1979. The schedule of public programs:
• Visiting Lecture 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 6) Phoenix Room C of the University Union
Thorndike discusses the topic “Approaches to Disease in 20th AND 21st Century Latin American Literature,” while Ángeles addresses “Two Meanings of Trauma in the Contemporary Latin American Novel.” The lectures will be in English.
• Authors reading 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 6) The Attic, 730 Bodart St.
Thorndike and Ángeles will read excerpts from their respective novels, Ella and Austin, Texas 1979 in both Spanish and English.
Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton of Democracy and Justice Studies spent the past week as a Visiting Scholar for UW-Madison’s Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice. As part of the program, Shelton gave two public lectures which connected his research to contemporary politics. The talks were titled “’Compulsory Unionism’ in the Public Sector: Free Market Activism and the Eclipse of Labor-Liberalism” and “Teacher Strikes, the Public Interest and the Neoliberal Turn of the 1970s.” See video footage of the lectures.
Assistant Prof. of Nursing Heather Herdman is hosting two visiting scholars from the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil, the week of October 13. Camila Takáo Lopes, Ph.D., RN, is the author of “Identification of the predictive factors for bleeding in the immediate postoperative period after cardiac surgery.” Agueda Calvalcante, Ph.D., RN, is author of “Nursing interventions and outcomes in people with congestive heart failure and ineffective self-health management.” The two researchers are going to present results of their research with Herdman’s Evidence-Based Practice Class, which meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 15). Herdman invites all who are interested to sit in on the presentations, which will take about 20 minutes each and allow time for questions. The class will be held in Room 103 of the Union.
How babies understand the social world will be the topic for a Japanese researcher who will discuss her work in a UW-Green Bay appearance later this month. Faculty member Yuki Shimizu from Saitama University in Japan will lecture on “Developmental Processes of Understanding Others” on Monday, April 28, from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. in Wood Hall 201. The lecture is open to faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Shimizu is working on the collaborative research project with UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor Sawa Senzaki of Human Development and Psychology.
Visiting scholar Wolfram von Scheliha of the University of Leipzig, Germany, will present “The Atlantis of the Steppe: Sarai as a Global City in the Middle Ages” at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 26) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. He’ll discuss the rise and fall of the capital of the Mongol Empire, one of the medieval world’s grandest and most prosperous mega-cities, now mostly dismantled. His talk, organized by Humanistic Studies and free and open to the public, is made possible through the International Visiting Scholars Program.
Mohamed Abla, a contemporary artist and activist from Egypt, will be on campus the week of March 31 through April 4. Sponsored by the International Visiting Scholars Program of UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College, Abla’s visit offers its first public event at 7 p.m. Monday (March 31) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. He will be a panelist in discussing a screening of The Square (2014), a film by Jehane Noujaim that follows six revolutionaries during the Egyptian revolution. On Thursday, April 3, Abla will lecture about his artwork in a 5 p.m. program in Studio Arts 411. He will be the featured guest at the Friday, April 4 Global Studies Roundtable at 2 p.m. in MAC Hall 301 (the Vista Room) on the topic “Egypt at the Crossroads.” Also, on Saturday, April 6 from 6 p.m. on, there will be an open house and pot luck at 908 Talbot Ave, De Pere “where people can meet with him in an informal environment. All these events are free and open to the public. For further information please contact Dr. Stephen Perkins (465-2916).”
Visiting campus next week is major novelist César Gutiérrez of Arequipa, Peru, whose debut novel 80M84RD3R0 is a work hailed by Brown University professor and well-known critic Julio Ortega as the best novel dealing with 9/11. Gutiérrez will be visiting classes and making several public presentations. Assistant Prof. Hernan Fernandez-Meardi of the Spanish program is finalizing details of the visit.
UW-Green Bay’s Global Studies program invites one and all to the second of its Global Studies Issues Roundtables this semester on Friday afternoon, March 14. The topic: Germany’s relations with its Eastern neighbors (Poland, Belarus and Ukraine in particular). Leading the discussion and offering a European perspective on the political crisis in Ukraine will be Professor Wolfram von Schiliha from the University of Leipzig, Germany, whose visit is sponsored by the International Visiting Scholars Program. The roundtable takes place in the MAC Hall 201 Gathering Room from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Associate Prof. Katia Levintova, Public and Environmental Affairs, says the event taking place on the eve of spring break offers a thought-provoking and exceptionally timely topic to close the first part of the semester. Free and open to the public.