Research in the Rotunda application deadline, Monday, Dec. 2

The 17th Annual Research in the Rotunda will take place Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in the State Capitol’s Rotunda in Madison, Wisconsin. This all-day event is intended to highlight the quality and value of undergraduate research, including their involvement in faculty-guided research projects. Outstanding undergraduate student researchers from across the state will present their research together with their faculty advisors to state legislators, state leaders, UW alumni and other supporters.

The final application deadline is Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 4 p.m. Applicants must complete the Qualitrics survey in order to be considered as a presenter for this event. Please help us demonstrate the exceptional quality of research conducted throughout all of the UW-Green Bay campuses by encouraging your students to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For more information, please visit the Grants & Research Office website.

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jessica Lyn Van Slooten TEDx Talk delivers reminder that romance novels are feminist | The Mary Sue

“Jessica Lyn Van Slooten, an Associate Professor of English, Writing, and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay (Go Green Bay), delivered an amazing TEDtalk about the importance of romance novels and how they can absolutely be feminist despite how they are lambasted in popular culture.” More via This TED Talk Delivers the Awesome Reminder That Romance Novels are Feminist | The Mary Sue.

Faculty Note: Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk’s paper accepted in leading journal

Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Public and Environmental Affairs, Political Science) recently had an accepted publication in the journal Political Research Quarterly. The paper is entitled “Information, Political Bias, and Public Perceptions of Local Conditions” and is co-authored with Thomas Holbrook, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Political Research Quarterly is widely viewed as one of the top five journals in the field of political science.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu publishes article

UW-Green Bay Chair of Business Administration and Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Supply Chain Management), has published an article, “A Pioneering Approach to Reducing Fuel Cost and Carbon Emissions from Transportation,” in Transportation Journal. The purpose of this article is to present a unique approach to reducing fuel cost and emissions from transportation. The approach involves analyzing the potential for savings in fuel cost, engages shippers and transporters to bring greater transparency and optimizes the choice of vehicle and route. The suggested approach has resulted in a saving of 7.5 million gallons of diesel in transportation and reduced 76,910 metric tons of CO2 emissions for Whirlpool between 2007 and 2016 in the United States. This approach leads to the saving in fuel cost and a reduction in carbon emissions. The proposed methodology offers a mutually benefiting solution to supply chain management professionals in reducing their carbon footprint from transport activities while saving in transport cost.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Caroline Boswell publishes article

Associate Prof. and Director of the Center of Advancement of Teaching and Learning Caroline Boswell (History) recently published the article “Developing the Whole Teacher: Collaborative Engagement as Faculty Development within a First-Year Experience Program” in The Journal of Faculty Development. The article explores “a collaborative approach that embeds faculty development in a program for underserved students, to transform how faculty envision their role as teachers of diverse students.”  Read more here.

Faculty note: Prof. Jon Shelton publishes new book chapter

Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (History) has recently published a book chapter entitled “Teacher Unions and Associations” for Springer’s International Handbook of Historical Studies in Education: Debates, Tensions, and Directions. The chapter, published in a book featuring numerous internationally renowned historians, covers the global historiographic trajectory of teacher unions and other teacher associations.  Here’s a link to the Table of Contents.

Prof. Cristina Ortiz to be honored as a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award

Cristina Ortiz
Cristina Ortiz

Prof. Cristina Ortiz (Spanish and Humanities) will be honored as one of 13 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award on Nov. 7, 2019. The award ceremony takes place in Madison and will be done in conjunction with the Dr. P.B. Poorman Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People ceremony. The award is an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System, as well as communities across the state. More information can be found at the UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards.

 

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Andrew Austin presents working paper at Wisconsin Sociological Association Conference

Associate Prof. Andrew Austin (Democracy and Justice Studies) presented the working paper “Prison’s Purpose: Comparing the Nordic and U.S. Correctional Approaches” at the Wisconsin Sociological Association Conference on Oct. 25, 2019. The conference was held at Carthage College in Kenosha. The paper’s theme concerns Associate Prof. Austin’s endeavor to provide policymakers with alternative correctional approaches that de-emphasize punishment and utilize social supports to reduce recidivism, an issue vital to addressing prison overcrowding in Wisconsin. This is the subject of his upcoming sabbatical in the fall of 2020.

Faculty note: Prof. Harvey Kaye quoted in San Francisco Chronicle; talks about new book

Prof. Harvey Kaye (Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies) was quoted about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of a Thomas Paine quote regarding President Trump’s impeachment inquiry. More via To talk impeachment, Nancy Pelosi embraces a Revolutionary | San Francisco Chronicle.

In another note, Prof. Harvey Kaye discusses his upcoming book Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again with Left Anchor.