Do you know many world-class athletes such as LeBron James and Usain Bolt are “sleep champions”? Assistant Prof. and Chair of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Prof. Alan Chu shares his insights on sport psychology, sleep, and productivity in the most recent episode of the Deep Into Sleep Podcast hosted by a clinical psychologist.
In an article in Online Daily, Assistant Prof. and Chair of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Prof. Alan Chu shares one tip for online students to make sure to reach out to professors and classmates who seem “unreachable” during this time of quarantine and social isolation.
Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about what’s in the dirt beneath our feet. That’s not the case for University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students studying soil samples to discover previously unknown bacteria, which could lead to the development of new antibiotics.The students are part of the Tiny Earth project, a global network of educators who teach a research course aimed at discovering new antibiotics that started at UW-Madison in 2018. The course provides students with the opportunity for original thinking and scientific discovery and can inspire them to pursue STEM careers. About 10,000 students are enrolled in some version of the Tiny Earth course throughout 45 U.S. states and 15 countries.“The students get their own soil sample to test. They isolate bacteria, conduct gene sequencing and do a lot of other interesting things,” says UW-Green Bay biology professor Brian Merkel. “The students realize they are part of something that’s bigger than them and they’re contributing to an international effort.”The program’s global reach and goal of discovering new antibiotics caught the eye of Microsoft. The Seattle-based company provided UW-Green Bay’s Tiny Earth project with an AI for Earth grant that places Microsoft’s cloud and AI tools into the hands of students, says Michelle Schuler, manager of Microsoft TechSpark Wisconsin.
Insight Publications named UW-Green Bay police officer Cynthia Estrup one of its “Women of Influence.” You can see more about her Trailblazer Award and hear her acceptance speech. Check out the video (51:37).
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is teaming up with Louisville-based tech company Interapt and global education provider General Assembly to launch a new tech training pathway for people in the Green Bay area. With unemployment at an all-time high in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the software engineering program will provide tuition-free technical training to a class of 25 individuals, giving them an opportunity to develop the technical skills needed to kickstart a new career in data science, software development, digital marketing, UX design, robotic process automation, information technology and other tech related fields.For more information on the program and corporate partnership opportunities visit: Website interapt.com/green-bay-training-program/or contact Ankur Gopal at: Ankur.firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-251-1511.
The University of Wisconsin System today introduced a new online behavioral health tool, SilverCloud, that offers self-guided programs for anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia and resilience. The tool is now available to faculty, staff, and students at any time, on any device, and at no cost.
“While the behavioral health of our students, faculty, and staff has always been a high priority for the UW System, the current COVID-19 pandemic has put those needs into even sharper focus,” said UW System President Tommy Thompson. “We are working hard to find ways to provide these vital services to our UW community and this online tool is a great option.”
To sign up or find out more about the tool, visit: https://uwsystem.silvercloudhealth.com/signup.
Lifelong Learning Institute’s Susan Pike was interviewed on WOMT, July 29. You can listen to the rebroadcast, here.
UW Green Bay has opened registration for their Lifelong Learning Institute.LLI is a 20+-year strong membership program developed by retirees for retirees. Susan Pike, program specialist, and volunteer on the curriculum committee, worked diligently and creatively with a network of instructors developing courses in formats best suited to the subject matter.Instructors include existing and retired faculty, local experts and enthusiasts. Class formats encompass online live, online recorded and outdoors, and cover topics like art, fitness, government, health, history, reading, writing, science, nature, religion, special interest and travel.Classes are accessible outdoors or on a desktop or laptop computer (PC or Mac), tablet or smartphone (Android or iOS), which means you can access courses anywhere.
The message is clear, please continue to encourage remote appointments, however, GBOSS plans to have a physical presence (one staff member, rotating) on the Green Bay campus moving forward. Any in-person meetings still need to to set up by appointment.
Sign up (for a virtual appointment or in-person) will be through a Signup Genius or at https://bit.ly/3k182Xu). The link to this sign up has been added to the UW-Green Bay webpage in several locations, including on the Directory and GBOSS webpages. GBOSS will also (soon, if not already) have a sign on the office door with contact information and a link to sign up (via QR code and a direct link).
Finalists for the vice chancellor for University Inclusivity and Student Affairs will be made public in the days ahead. Candidate forums (virtual) are being planned for the week of August 10 and 17. Watch your e-mail and a future Log for ways the entire UW-Green Bay community can listen and participate.