Reminder: All Rise: Jessica Karbowski Weare event is March 9

Jessica Karbowski Weare serves as deputy legal counsel to Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. Previously she worked as associate general counsel for Global Trade Compliance-Sanctions at Facebook, spent almost a decade practicing international law as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, and clerked for Justice Dana Fabe on the Alaska Supreme Court. Listen to Karbowski Weare on March 9, 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Wheat at wheate@uwgb.edu or Nolan Bennett at bennettn@uwgb.edu.

Supported by the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovations.

Rise and Fall of the Human Capital Myth w/ Prof. Shelton

The Rise and Fall of the Human Capital Myth with Professor Jon Shelton (Democracy & Justice Studies) is part of the No Reservations CAHSS speakers series. This talk will explain our current political divisions by examining how Americans’ conception of opportunity has changed over time. This event is streaming Live on March 23, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. on the Weidner Center Youtube Channel.

All Rise: A UWGB Civil Liberties Lecture Series

Join Jessica Karbowski Weare on Tuesday, March 9 from 6 to 7 p.m., for a Civil Liberties Lecture series via Zoom. Weare serves as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. Previously she worked as Associate General Counsel for Global Trade Compliance-Sanctions at Facebook, spent almost a decade practicing international law as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, and clerked for Justice Dana Fabe on the Alaska Supreme Court. For questions, please contact Elizabeth Wheat at wheate@uwgb.edu or Nolan Bennett at bennettn@uwgb.edu. Supported by the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovations.

Malmberg another graduate demonstrating UW-Green Bay and NEW Water ‘Partnership in Action’

Phoenix graduate Hannah Malmberg continues to shine, long after her 2019 graduation from UW-Green Bay.

Her work embodies a great example of a “partnership in action” between the University and community. As the public information technician at NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, Malmberg writes for internal and external audiences, creates social media posts and edits videos about wastewater and the environment.

Many in the campus community became familiar with Malmberg when she was selected Student Commencement Speaker in December of 2019. Her bio included a long list of achievements and accomplishments, but only after struggling for a bit, persevering, and finding her way back to UW-Green Bay, graduation and finally to NEW Water, where she started as an intern and now works proudly as its public information technician.

Hannah Malmberg
Hannah Malmberg

Working remotely, Malmberg makes sure her website is ADA compliant and creates content that can educate and inspire. Outside of COVID, she would be giving tours of the facility, plan and attend community events, and give talks at schools about what NEW Water is, and what it does for each of us.

In her Commencement Speech in December of 2019, Malmberg charged her peers with having the courage to start anew. One of her latest projects is a video to challenge public perception regarding “essential workers”… who they are and what they do, including her co-workers and peers at NEW Water. Watch the video.

“When you think of essential workers, wastewater workers likely don’t come to mind right away,” she says. “However, they provide an essential service to our community 24-7-365. NEW Water is a water resource utility serving Northeast Wisconsin through pollution prevention, operational innovation, and community outreach. We collect and treat approximately 38 million gallons of wastewater a day before returning it to the environment. We have a wonderful staff who are out there in the field, and on site, who keep our plant running and our sewer system clear even during a pandemic. We wanted to highlight these awesome people and their hard work that unfortunately can go unrecognized,” she said.

Her works often brings her back to her alma mater, out recently to work with CSET Dean John Katers on a video project. The University has a long-standing partnership with NEW Water that dates to the earliest days of the University. Together, the institutions work on education, research, water reclamation, resource recovery, and watershed management. Initiatives include collaborating on watershed improvement efforts, and helping Wisconsin Girl Scouts earn “Wonders of Water” badges.

Like Malmberg, many UW-Green Bay students started their careers in wastewater management and related fields with an internship at NEW Water. Malmberg said her job was the perfect combination of skills she learned via her double major in Political Science and Communication.

“I really enjoy the various ways that we help educate our community about wastewater and the environment via community outreach. We do this via educational campaigns, videos, writing, events and sometimes these all combine into one! It’s been a great way to combine everything I studied in school and I love being able to provide something to my community,” said Malmberg.

Story by Marketing and University Communication student assistant Charlotte Berg.

Photos submitted.

Texas energy woes thrust state to center of climate policy debate | KTVL

“When you have an emergency situation, it causes people to rethink a lot of fundamentals about energy generation,” said Michael Kraft, a professor emeritus of political science and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and author of several books on environmental policy.

Source: Texas energy woes thrust state to center of climate policy debate | KTVL

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Korean Peninsula is Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Join David Fields from UW-Madison for the first lecture in a series on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The Korean Peninsula is facing a defining era. Attempts by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump to repair the rift between North and South have lost any momentum as Pyongyang continues to test long-range missiles for its nuclear weapons program. As the rift between the U.S. and China grows further, South Korea may end up in the middle of the two superpowers. What does the future hold for the U.S. relationship with the ROK?

To register and for more information, visit the CAHSS & effect webpage

Prof. Coen to present on ‘The End of Globalization’ Feb. 8, 6 p.m.

On Monday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m, UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) will deliver a virtual presentation on “The End of Globalization?” as part of the Manitowoc Public Library’s Foreign Policy Great Decisions series.  This year, anyone with a thirst for knowledge and an internet connection will have the opportunity to discover, discuss and decide how to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges head-on, every Monday evening at 6 p.m. in February and March.

The talk is free and open to the public and will be streamed through Facebook.

 

Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag | Urban Milwaukee

“Especially in the wake of the Jan. 6 riots and insurrection, that’s an important moment to say hold on, who’s really interested in law and order?” says Nolan Bennett, a political science professor at UW-Green Bay. “I don’t think that’s going to go away, the flag’s not going to go away and probably it will be affiliated with whoever the next kingmaker of the Republican party is.”

Source: Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag | Urban Milwaukee