Prof. Mandeep Singh Bakshi has new article

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Mandeep Singh Bakshi (Chemistry, NAS) published a recent article, Solubilization of surfactant stabilized gold nanoparticles in oil – in – water and water – in – oil microemulsions in the high-impact “Journal Molecular Liquids.” This publication demonstrates the solubilization ability of microemulsions for metallic nano-pollutants.

Prof. Chandna invited to multiple doctoral consortia panels at academic conferences

Prof. Vallari Chandna (Marketing and Management) was recently invited to be part of the Doctoral Consortium for the Western Academy of Management (WAM) Annual Conference and for the Southwest Academy of Management (SWAM) Annual Conference. Doctoral students in business from across the country were included in the attendees. Dr. Chandna spoke on topics of career paths and the tenure process. Additionally, at WAM, she mentored the students as part of a workshop that helped them prepare for the job market

 

Recent work of Prof. Schuetze is now published

Review the special volume of the prestigious journal EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE that the late Prof. Sarah Schuetze completed (co-)editing in late 2020, and that was originally her idea—a vital reappraisal of the legends of “Plymouth Rock” and the idea of a 1620 watershed. It was published in February 2021. You can find the table of contents here and obtain it from ILL.

Prof. Forsythe publishes paper on juvenile northern pike ecology in Green Bay

Prof. Forsythe (NAS) published a paper on juvenile northern pike ecology in Green Bay. A co-author on the paper includes former undergraduate Amy Cottrell (Biology), now a Ph.D. student at Clemson University. Abstract: Production and outmigration of young‐of‐year (YOY) northern pike from natal sites in Lower Green Bay, WI, USA, were documented over three consecutive years (2013–2015). We tested the hypothesis that spawning success and outmigration characteristics of YOY northern pike would vary among natural and anthropogenically modified habitats. Sixteen focal study locations were surveyed, including a restored natural wetland, agricultural drainage ditches, a flooded forested wetland and several unimpounded tributaries. We collected 1469 YOY northern pike with most individuals (N = 1163) originating from a flooded forested wetland on the east shore. Most sites produced YOY in all years (range N = 2–1145 individuals among study years). Outmigration ranged between 1 and 40 days during 2013–2015. Greater production and extended outmigration times occurred at most sites in 2014 (range 17–40 days) when the region experienced a late spring with heavy precipitation. In contrast, the lowest production and shortest outmigration period occurred at most sites in 2015 (range 14–23 days) when environmental conditions reflected regional averages. Outmigration began nearly 3 weeks earlier in 2015 (5/8) than in other study years (8 June 2013 and 25 May 2014). Total length (TL) of outmigrating northern pike ranged between 17 and 138 mm. Total length of YOY was significantly different among sites in 2013 and 2014, with the smallest fish (17 mm TL) outmigrating from agricultural ditches in both years. There were no significant variations in size among sites in 2015 (range 21–95 mm TL). Our results indicate significant variation in YOY northern pike outmigration characteristics within Lower Green Bay that may reflect the interplay between adult spawning site selection and annual weather patterns. Our findings highlight the importance of quantifying overlooked habitats in regions of mixed development.

Prof. Heidi Sherman awarded a Title VIII Fellowship

Heidi Sherman (History and Humanities) has been awarded a Title VIII Fellowship by Indiana University Bloomington to pursue intensive language study at the Summer Language Workshop in Summer 2021.  The fellowship will support participation in virtual classes in advanced Russian language, which will assist in furthering Prof. Sherman’s work on a monograph of the Viking town, Staraia Ladoga.

Prof. Shelton comments on ‘Key Wisconsin legislator calls for further regrouping of UW campuses’

In a statement, interim UW System President Tommy Thompson said he is already working to centralize certain administrative programs that would save the system money in the long run. He opposed Roth’s call for regional consolidation, saying “our universities are strong when they are accessible and connected to their communities.”

“A proposal to regionalize them threatens these critical connections by adding bureaucracy that will impede their ability to respond to community needs and depress local fundraising and business support facilitated by campus leadership,” Thompson said. “I believe the regional approach would be a step in the wrong direction.”

Jon Shelton, AFT-Wisconsin’s vice president for higher education and a professor at UW-Green Bay, expressed concern over Roth’s idea to further consolidate campuses, arguing the data on projected enrollment declines is unclear at best.

“We are in a moment where faculty and staff on every campus are working hard to ensure greater access to higher education in our state, but this report calls for the Board of Regents to restrict that access by consolidating campuses regionally,” Shelton said.

 

Source: Key Wisconsin legislator calls for further regrouping of UW campuses

Assistant Prof. Ani Pangarkar has advice on car insurance

How should students decide what level of auto insurance to purchase? What factors should students consider when deciding whether to bring their car to campus or keep it at home? What features should teens and parents look for when shopping for a car, and how will this impact car insurance rates? How can parents and teens budget for the extra expense of car insurance? UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Ani Pangarkar offers answers in the following MoneyGeek articles:

Expert Advice: Car Insurance for College and High School Students
and
Cheapest Car Insurance for Students

Ani Pangarkar
Assistant Prof. Ani Pangarkar

President Biden’s pro union stance is historic, but is it all talk (w/Prof. Shelton)? – Washington Post

President Biden is positioning himself as the most pro-union president in decades. In his joint address to Congress on Wednesday, he repeated his pitch: Responding to climate change will create union jobs, and union jobs will help rebuild the middle class. However, experts warn that he could be next in a long line of Democratic presidents who talk up unions but back down in the face of opposition.

…”Every Democratic president since Carter expressed support for unions and labor reforms on the campaign trails and in the presidency, but very little materialized,” said Jon Shelton, a labor historian at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Obama endorsed the Employee Free Choice Act, which failed to pass the Senate in 2009; Bill Clinton supported a bill to prevent the replacement of striking workers, which also failed early in his presidency.”

Source: President Biden’s pro union stance is historic, but is it all talk? – Washington Post