UW-Green Bay alumnus joins DOA as Director of Business and Rural Development | wispolitics

UW-Green Bay alumnus Brad Pfaff Public and Environmental Affairs), MPA, “has joined the Department of Administration (DOA) as director of Business and Rural Development, Secretary Joel Brennan announced today.” More via Dept. of Adminstration: Brad Pfaff joins DOA as Director of Business and Rural Development | wispolitics. 

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.

Prof. Coen talks to NPR about Tucson’s “sanctuary city” vote

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) was interviewed by NPR affiliate KJZZ Phoenix as part of an immigration panel on Tucson’s “sanctuary city” vote. Her segment begins at the 18:50 mark and can be streamed here.

Faculty note: Research by Prof. Weinschenk attracts international attention

A 2019 study published by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) in the journal Politics and the Life Sciences (co-authored with researchers from New York University, Brescia University College at Western University, the University of Bremen, and Bielefeld University) has recently attracted considerable media attention. Findings from the paper have been highlighted in a number of different outlets over the past few weeks. You can find coverage of the study herehere, and here. The paper was also recently highlighted by the well-known Psychology Today blog.

Udall Foundation scholarship opportunities

Every year, the Udall Foundation offers competitive scholarships nationwide. One scholarship is for issues related to Native American nations and the other scholarship is related to environmental issues. For details on both of these scholarships, go to this link and thoroughly read through all pages. Students applying must be registered through their faculty representative by March 4, 2020.

Associate Prof. Laurel Phoenix (Public and Environmental Affairs) is the campus faculty representative to contact if you would like apply for one of these opportunities and submit all required materials. Please contact her at phoenixl@uwgb.edu.

Faculty note: UW-Green Bay Prof. Coen to speak at Great Decisions Lecture, Sept. 19

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) will be delivering a public lecture on “Refugees and Global Migration” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. This lecture will take place at the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan. Coen’s lecture is part of the 2019 Great Decisions series.

Reminder: First Global Studies Roundtable Discussion is Friday, Sept. 13

The UW-Green Bay Global Studies program is holding a very important campus discussion about the legacy of Alexander von Humboldt, whose anniversary of his 250th birthday is celebrated by the world in 2019. The first fall 2019 conversation, “Alexander von Humboldt: An Intellectual Giant for All Ages,” will be led by Professors Marcelo Cruz (Global Studies, PEA, Geography) and Cristina Ortiz (Global Studies, Humanities and Spanish). The event is Friday, Sept. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Phoenix C, University Union, Green Bay Campus. It is free and open to the public.

Come and discover why Alexander von Humboldt is still important and why Green Bay has a street named after him! Following the presentation, the audience will get a chance to ask our experts questions. These discussions allow us, as a campus, to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world.  

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First Global Studies Roundtable Discussion is Friday, Sept. 13

The UW-Green Bay Global Studies program is holding  a very important campus discussion about the legacy of Alexander von Humboldt, whose anniversary of his 250th birthday is celebrated by the world in 2019. The first fall 2019 conversation, “Alexander von Humboldt: An Intellectual Giant for All Ages,” will be led by Professors Marcelo Cruz (Global Studies, PEA, Geography) and Cristina Ortiz (Global Studies, Humanities and Spanish). The event is Friday, Sept. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Phoenix C, University Union, Green Bay Campus. Free and open to the public.

Come and discover why Alexander von Humboldt is still important and why Green Bay has a street named after him! Following the presentation, the audience will get a chance to ask our experts questions. These discussions allow us, as a campus, to have important and timely conversations about topical events and processes around the world.  

Spread the word. See the event on facebook.