UW-Green Bay Prof. Andrew Kersten has been named the University’s Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies. He will assume his new duties July 1. Kersten, chair of the department of Democracy and Justice Studies (formerly Social Change and Development), succeeds outgoing Associate Provost Timothy Sewall, who is retiring effective June 30 […]
Remember that Social Change and Development changed its name this past summer? Well, the first graduate to earn a degree in Democracy and Justice Studies is listed in Saturday’s commencement booklet: Andrew James Palmbach, of Appleton. (About a half-dozen of his colleagues are listed under SC&D, during the transition.)
Some on campus will remember Darin A. Renner, who died last Tuesday age 40 in Madison. Services were Sunday in his hometown of Arkdale. Renner was a fiscal analyst for the state of Wisconsin’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau, and a proud UW-Green Bay graduate, class of 1994. He was a double major in Social Change and […]
Craig Lockard, professor emeritus of history and Social Change and Development (now Democracy and Justice Studies), was the keynote speaker for the first Hawaii world history conference, held in Honolulu in mid-October. His topic was “The Asian Resurgence in World History Perspective.” Lockard also gave the annual NEH lecture at Hawaii Pacific University.
Craig Lockard, professor emeritus of history and Social Change and Development, was recently interviewed about his book, Southeast Asia in World History (Oxford University Press, 2009), for podcasting on the New Books Network. The site’s editor writes, “As Craig Lockard so convincingly demonstrates, this region was shaped by, and in turn gave much to, the […]
Prof. Emeritus Craig Lockard of Social Change and Development (newly renamed Democracy and Justice Studies) attended the annual conference of the World History Association, held this year in Beijing, China, July 7 through 10. At the conference Lockard chaired a roundtable on Southeast Asia, served as a discussant on a second panel, and presented a […]
One of UW-Green Bay’s cornerstone academic units has a new name, effective Friday, July 1. Faculty member in Social Change and Development have adopted the name Democracy and Justice Studies. They say it better fits an evolving curriculum, builds on the unit’s strengths, and accurately reflects the nature of the program and its priorities. The […]
The online version of the Wall Street Journal carried in its book-review section over the weekend a look at two new biographies of American legal legend Clarence Darrow. One of the books reviewed was Clarence Darrow: An American Iconoclast by award-winning UW-Green Bay Prof. Andrew Kersten. Click here.
Our own Prof. Andrew Kersten offered his expertise on public employee unions and the impending changes to those organizations during a Wednesday interview with WFRV, Channel 5. Once the state’s contentious Budget Repair Bill goes into effect Tuesday (June 28), union dues will become optional and unions will have to re-certify annually. The changes pose […]
Speaking of the contentious political climate, legislative newcomers — including several from Northeastern Wisconsin — quickly became part of the debate as soon as they were sworn into office in January. UW-Green Bay Prof. Timothy Dale offered his take on the freshmen lawmakers for a story in Sunday’s (June 19) Green Bay Press-Gazette. Fitting in […]