Friday’s NAS Seminar features Visiting Scholar Olabe


The Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series is hosting Antxon Olabe Egana from the International Visiting Scholars Program this Friday (Sept. 25). A reception will be held at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences Room 317, followed by the seminar “Homo Sapiens and Biosphere: Building Up Hope, Redressing the Climate-Environment Crisis” in ES 301 at 3:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. 


Olabe, from Spain, is International Visiting Scholar


From September 13 through the 30th, UW-Green Bay is partnering with St. Norbert College and the greater Green Bay community to host the residency of Antxon Olabe, an environmental policy consultant from northern Spain. Olabe is an environmental economist and journalist specializing in sustainability and climate change. His visit is made possible through the generous private support of the International Visiting Scholars program. During his visit, Olabe will give several talks on both campuses and in the community. In addition, he will be guest lecturing in several classes and visiting local schools. Among his scheduled presentations:

• Wednesday, Sept. 16 — “Homo Sapiens and the Biosphere: Building up hope, redressing the climate and environment crisis,” 7 p.m., SNC’s Fort Howard Theater
• Monday, Sept. 21 — “Modern Environmentalism: A Basque Perspective” as part of UWGB’s Global Studies Roundtable Discussion series, 2-3 p.m., MAC Hall 201
• Wednesday, Sept. 23 — “Modern Environmentalism: A Basque Perspective,” 6:30-8 p.m., Neville Public Museum
• Friday, Sept. 25 — “Homo Sapiens and the Biosphere” as part of the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ES 301

If you questions about Olabe’s visit, a primary contact is Associate Prof. Katia Levintova of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Global Studies Roundtable to tackle Scotland referendum

The first Global Studies Roundtable event of the fall semester will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 11) in University Union Room 103. The topic will be Scotland’s referendum later this month on independence from the U.K. Discussion will be led by moderator Caroline Boswell, an associate professor of History and chair of Humanistic Studies. Neil McGarvey, professor of Scottish Politics with the University of Strathclyde’s School of Government and Public Policy, will join the discussion via Skype. The free public event is hosted by the International Visiting Scholars Program and the UW-Green Bay academic program in Political Science.

Reminder: Nominations needed for spring international visitors


The International Visiting Scholar Committee is soliciting nominations for Spring 2015 Visiting Scholars. The deadline is Oct. 1. The nomination materials can be found at their site. All members of UW-Green Bay community are eligible to apply and bring an international visitor whose expertise will be of general interest to our campus and beyond. More information about the International Visiting Scholars Program.

Wanted: Suggestions for international visiting scholars

The International Visiting Scholar Committee is soliciting nominations for Spring 2015 Visiting Scholars. The deadline is Oct. 1 and the nomination materials can be found at this site: http://www.uwgb.edu/ivsp/nomination.asp. All members of the UW-Green Bay community are eligible to submit a nomination to bring an international visitor whose expertise will be of general interest to our campus and beyond. More information on the program.
 

Semester’s final Global Studies Roundtable is Friday, on Egypt


Just a friendly reminder that “Egypt at the Crossroads” is the topic for the third and final Global Studies Roundtable of the spring semester, from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday (April 4) in the Vista Room, MAC Hall 301. The informal discussion will be led by Mohamed Abla, an artist and activist from Cairo whose visit is sponsored by the International Visiting Scholars Program. Political scientist Katia Levintova, associate professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, says Abla has first-hand knowledge of the situation in Egypt including the process of writing the new constitution.

Today’s visiting scholar lecture: ‘The Atlantis of the Steppe’

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.
 

Next visiting scholar: artist and activist Mohamed Abla of Egypt

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).” 

P-G highlights UW-Green Bay/St. Norbert visiting scholar’s talk Tuesday

The “Today’s Take” column in Friday’s (March 14) Green Bay Press-Gazette highlights the UW-Green Bay/St. Norbert International Visiting Scholars Program and its latest participant. Wolfram von Scheliha is a senior fellow and associate lecturer from the University of Leipzig (Germany) who will give about a dozen lectures on a variety of topics during his time here, the Press-Gazette’s Paul Srubas reports. His big event for the public will focus on the fall of the Berlin Wall, which is nearing its 25th anniversary. That lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 18) at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County, 210 Museum Place in downtown Green Bay. The event is free and open to the public. You can read Srubas’ column and get more info on the Visiting Scholars Program by clicking the links below:
Green Bay Press-Gazette
International Visiting Scholars Program

Reminder: Ukraine discussion, from German perspective


UW-Green Bay’s Global Studies program hosts another Global Studies Issues Roundtable at 2:30 p.m. Friday (March 14) in MAC Hall 101. The topic: Germany’s relations with its Eastern European neighbors. 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. More information.