‘Cultural and Political Images of the Basque Country’ presentation is Tuesday (April 9)

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, three professors from the University of the Basque Country will be visiting UW-Green Bay. As part of their campus visit, they will meet with faculty and students to discuss potential academic collaborations. In addition, they will give a lecture on “Cultural and Political Images of the Basque Country.” The presentation is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni room (Room 103) located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Prof. Ludger Mees will be discussing Gernika, a site of universal and Basque lieu de memoir, Prof. Santiago de Pablo will address the depiction of terrorism in recent Basque cinematic productions in Terror on the screen and Prof. Coro Rubio will talk about the role of cultural products in the construction of a Basque identity in Building Basques from Political Culture. The presentation is free and open to the public. Moderated by Prof. Cristina Ortiz (Humanities) (ortizc@uwgb.edu).

Reminder: Journalist Dan Kaufman to give lecture on Thursday (April 11)

The Historical Perspectives Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Room 250 in Rose Hall. Dan Kaufman, a journalist and writer from New York City, will speak on his book, “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics.” This lecture is free and open to the public. Check it out on Facebook.

Great Decisions Lecture Series to be hosted at UW-Green Bay on Wednesday, Mar. 27

As a part of the 2019 St Norbert College/UW-Green Bay Great Decisions Lecture Series, UW-Madison Prof. Andrew Kydd (International Relations and Political Methodology) will present the lecture “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?” on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room B located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them. In this context, Prof. Kydd will be discussing the importance of diplomacy and the implications of such negotiations for U.S. Foreign Policy. The event is free and open to the public.

Historical Perspectives Lectures Spring 2019

The Historical Perspective Series continues this Spring with two lectures. Jillian Jacklin, a Ph.D. student from UW-Madison, will speak on “Irresponsible Men and Incorrigible Women: Criminal Justice in Progressive-Era Wisconsin,” on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Dan Kaufman, a journalist and writer from New York City, will speak on his book, “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics,” on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. All lectures are free and open to the public.

 

St. Norbert College’s 2019 Great Decisions lecture series begins this Wednesday (Feb. 6)

St. Norbert College’s 2019 Great Decisions lecture series begins on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater located at St. Norbert College’s Bemis Center. Every year, the Foreign Policy Association selects eight critical global issues that serve as a point of departure for dialogue and debate. This year UW-Green Bay will be co-sponsoring the series and will be hosting two of the lectures. On Wednesday, Prof. Robert Kramer (History, St. Norbert College) will be speaking on “The Middle East: Regional Disorder.” This series is free and open to the public. Learn more

 

John Muir mini-lectures and traveling exhibit

The David A. Cofrin Library is hosting an evening of mini-lectures by UW-Green Bay faculty and staff on the impact John Muir made on history, ecology, psychology and conservation. Presenters will lead attendees into a larger conversation about the importance of Muir’s legacy. The event will take place, Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the Cofrin Library’s 4th floor. This event is free and open to the public.

Presentations:

  • Biology/Ecology: Michael Draney, Professor, Biology
  • Conservation: Vicki Medland, Associate Director Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
  • History: David Voelker, Associate Professor of Humanities and History
  • Psychology: Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Professor Human Development and Psychology

Exhibit: ‘Wisconsin’s John Muir’

John Muir 1946
John Muir (1838-1914)

This event is organized in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Wisconsin’s John Muir.” The exhibit will be on display publicly in the Cofrin Library from November 15 through December 15, 2017.

Commemorating the centennial of the National Park Service, the traveling display explores Muir’s youth in Wisconsin, his advocacy for national parks and his views on environmental issues such as logging, hunting and climate change. Its eight panels share facsimiles of images and manuscripts from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s library and archives alongside Muir quotes and interpretive texts.

Historical Perspective Series announced

The Center for History and Social Change has announced its Historical Perspective Lectures Series for fall 2017:

  • Carl Wilkens, former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda and author of “I’m Not Leaving” will speak on Re-framing the “Other”: Rwanda’s Response to Fear, Hatred, and Violence. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m., Christie Theater
  • Stephen Duncan, assistant professor at Bronx Community College (CUNY) will speak on his forthcoming book “The Rebel Café: Sex, Race, and Politics in Cold War America’s Nightclub Underground,” Thursday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m., Christie Theater

These events are free and open to the public. For more information contact UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey J Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies). 

Note time change on today’s NAS Seminar

Tetyana Malysheva (Mathematics), will give the final Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) seminar for fall semester today, Dec. 2. Her presentation will be on “Mathematical analysis of deformation and transport in porous media.” NAS seminars are held in the Environmental Sciences (ES) building, room 301. This week the seminar will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. The seminar is preceded by a social in ES 317 from 3:00-3:45 p.m. NAS seminars are free and open to the public.

Prof. Harvey Kaye announces national speakers for next semester

John Nichols of The Nation will speak on his new book, People Get Ready,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the Christie Theatre. New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly comes to campus on April 4. Details to Follow. These speakers are brought to campus as part of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series, Center for History and Social Change.

Fall semester’s final NAS seminar

Note time change in this NAS Seminar, the social will be extended 15 minutes with the lecture to follow.

Professor Tetyana Malysheva (Mathematics) will give the final Natural and Applied Sciences seminar for Fall semester, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 2. Her presentation will be on “Mathematical analysis of deformation and transport in porous media.” The seminar will be held in room 301 of the Environmental Sciences (ES) building, and is preceded by a social from 3 to 3:30 p.m. 3:00-3:45 p.m. in ES 317. NAS seminars are free and open to the public.