Campus mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Tian You Hu

UW-Green Bay mourns the loss of UW-Green Bay Professor Emeritus Tian You Hu. He passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 after a battle with COVID-19. He was a Mathematics professor and served as former chair of the program. He retired from Natural and Applied Sciences in 2016 after 25 years of dedication and service to UW-Green Bay.

His daughter, Lori Hu, sent an update regarding his passing, memorial service and scholarship fund in his name:

“Dr. Tian You Hu, a loving father and husband, passed peacefully from this world on May 22, 2020 after a brave, month-long battle with COVID-19.  He was 71.

Prof. Emeritus Tian You Hu

Tian was born on Jan 23, 1949 in Enping, China. Following the Cultural Revolution in China, he studied at Zhongshan University and then completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Tian was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for over 25 years, from 1990 to his retirement in 2016. He was a lifelong scholar, read widely and was actively writing research papers up until his illness.

Tian was a simple man, and embodied gratitude and wisdom. He did not care for things like money or power, but treated everyone with respect regardless of their status in life and gave without expecting anything in return. He let things go, forgave easily and looked outward at life. He found great joy and honor in fatherhood, and made every sacrifice to give his children a better life. Like all immigrants, he survived grueling physical and mental challenges to come to the U.S. and provide for his family, and achieved a life beyond his wildest dreams.

He is reunited with his father, Hu Jie Yu; mother, Zheng Feng Chun; and elder brother, Hu Tian Xi. He is survived and missed by his wife of 37 years, Bao Qin He; eldest daughter, Lori Hu; and youngest son, Alex Hu.

In his memory, the Dr. Tian You Hu Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established to support aspiring students at UW-Green Bay.”

Online donations can be made to the GoFundMe account, https://www.gofundme.com/f/dr-tian-you-hu-memorial-scholarship. Tax-deductible donations can be made with a check payable to:

UW-Green Bay Foundation
2420 Nicolet Drive
Cofrin Library Suite 805
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

Please note the Dr. Tian You Hu Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Send online condolences through Facebook.

A memorial service will be held over Zoom on Thursday May 28, 2020 for family, friends and colleagues to share their memories. Immediate family will be present at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54302.

Meeting ID: 858 1910 8325

Password: 7UR38K

  • Chinese portion: 10 a.m. Central Time / 11 p.m. China Time
  • English portion: 1 p.m. Central Time

 

Jackson-area high school seniors reflect on recent events, look to future (includes UW-Green Bay-bound freshman)

JACKSON, MI—Graduation ceremonies were supposed to start on Thursday, May 21, around Jackson County (Michael.). But, with the novel coronavirus, plans have changed.

While senioritis was setting in big time for this group, most say they have learned from the past couple of months of the stay-at-home order. Here is a look at 31 seniors from 13 Jackson area high schools, their plans for the future and their outlook moving forward.

Libby Van Wagnen, Jackson High School

Van Wagnen, 18, is attending University of Wisconsin Green Bay to major in human biology on the pre-med track. She is also playing on the women’s soccer team.

“The corona pandemic canceled a lot of activities that I looked forward to,” she said. “I was set up to compete in the DECA national business competition in April. This summer was going to be my first season playing with a semipro soccer team. I was also booked for some very fun traveling experiences. Mostly I miss my friends and my sport.”

Source: Michigan Live.

Graduate student (Applied Leadership) receives National Geographic grant

Congratulations to Kelly Koller, graduate student in UW-Green Bay’s Master’s Program for Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning, and gifted and talented specialist in the Howard Suamico School District, for being awarded a National Geographic Society grant for her project: “Empowering Change through an Explorer Mindset: That’s Geography.”

Working with a team of educators and software developers, she will create an app where learners develop their mindset, launch an inquiry, explore connections and reflect; and use geography to flip the script on traditional learning, while becoming explorers of knowledge, rather than passive receivers.

Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament: Student business competition, presented by WiSys, goes virtual June 10

UW System student entrepreneurs will compete for funding and recognition.

Eight teams of student entrepreneurs (three from UW-Green Bay) will compete for cash prizes and recognition in the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, presented by WiSys.

The tournament brings together teams of university students from across the state to pitch innovative business ideas. The competition was established to extend the Wisconsin entrepreneurial ecosystem to University of Wisconsin students with the goal to improve the overall quality of business startup performance in the state.

This year’s tournament, which will be conducted virtually because of the coronavirus crisis, will be broadcast on WiSys’ Facebook page and YouTube channel on June 10 at 6 p.m.

The first place team will win a $2,500 cash prize courtesy of Idea Fund of La Crosse. The second place team will receive a $1,500 cash prize, courtesy of gener8tor, and the third place team will receive a $500, courtesy of Charter Bank. The participating teams, which won local feeder competitions or received an at-large bid, include:

  • Didómi LLC: UW-River Falls students Lamah Bility and Anaa Jibicho want to sell fashionable, reusable water bottles and donate a portion of the profits to combating the water crisis in developing countries.
  • G-Pods: The business idea of UW-Green Bay’s Logan Holbrook and Katelyn Desrochers is for a hearing-aid with sensors to monitor the user’s health data and call for help in the case of an emergency.
  • Lëvor: The organic hair care company, presented by UW-Milwaukee’s Loren Nelson and Johnathan Brown, aims to desegregate the haircare industry by providing hair care for all hair types.
  • Local2You LLC: UW-Green Bay’s Noah Redfearn, Emily Walczak and Madeline Yoss want to create an online service to connect local entrepreneurs and inventors to virtual markets.
  • Prexo: Ian McDonald and Abbie Merrill of UW Oshkosh are developing a political app to allow users to easily track presidential executive orders.
  • Spark Convos, LLC: UW-Eau Claire’s Mary Cait McManamon’s online business is committed to sparking in-person connections by selling apparel that inspires conversations.
  • 20 Credit Studios: UW-Stout’s Justin Bryant and Katelyn Zenz want to make fun games for a wide audience by developing a close feedback relationship with consumers.
  • 3C: Sydney Gille, Brett Nimz and Joe Doro of UW-Green Bay are creating an online platform to connect volunteers with charities that need help completing social good projects.

For more information about the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, visit wisys.org/bigidea.

This year’s Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament is sponsored by Charter Bank, gener8tor, Idea Fund of La Crosse, Market & Johnson, UW System, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Xcel Energy.

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.

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Craig Sauer

WiSys | Marketing & Communications Associate

608-316-4039

@WiSysCraig

Wisconsin professor (Richard Hein) helps lucky lab rats find good homes | Wisconsin Public Radio

Rats often get a bum rap. That’s why a lot of students enter his labs feeling a little nervous, said Prof. Richard Hein of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Hein uses the animals to teach first- and second-year introductory biology, and human anatomy and physiology students all sorts of lessons.The students measure how factors like temperature, exercise or even music can affect the animals’ metabolisms. Rats are also used to study the effects of hormones and even human reproduction. Biology major Stevie VanderBloomen, who just finished her second year, said she appreciated getting the opportunity to do hands-on science early in her college career. “It’s such a great way to expand your knowledge,” she said.

Source: Wisconsin Professor Helps Lucky Lab Rats Find Good Homes | Wisconsin Public Radio

Upward Bound student receives scholarship

UW-Green Bay’s Trio and Precollege office would like to announce our graduating seniors, Evan Yang, as the recipient of the WAEOPP Board of Directors Precollege Scholarship. The scholarship was established to recognize outstanding students and help deserving TRIO students in their pursuit of obtaining a college degree. Yang, a senior at Preble High School was one of nine students selected for a scholarship out of 113 applications. Evan will attend UW-Milwaukee in fall 2020. Congrats Evan!

Evan Yang

 

Prof. Harvey Kaye featured in FDR article | Moyers & Company 

Prof. Harvey J. Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies), author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, talked with Bill Moyer about how FDR’s speech was a rallying cry to build the kind of progressive society that Roosevelt hoped for but did not live to see at war’s end. His most recent book is FDR on Democracy: The Greatest Speeches and Writings of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

In his conversation with Bill Moyers, Kaye says the president was able to mobilize Americans who created “the strongest and most prosperous country in human history.” How did they do it? By working toward the Four Freedoms and making America “freer, more equal and more democratic.”

He believes Americans have not forgotten the Four Freedoms as goals, but have “forgotten what it takes to realize them, that we must defend, sustain and secure democracy by enhancing it. That’s what Roosevelt knew. That’s what Jefferson knew. And no one seems to remember that today. That’s what we have to remind people of.”

Source: Fighting for the Four Freedoms | Moyers & Company |

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: Three campus, community play projects presented | WFRV

The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus virtual performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest” and UW-Green Bay’s virtual production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” were featured as virtual performances for the community to see.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: Three campus, community play projects presented