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Academic Adventure Series

UWM’s Academic Adventurers is a continuing series of informal Friday afternoon programs which give members of the UWM community the opportunity to hear about their colleagues adventures abroad and afield.

Talks begin at 3 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, third floor, east wing of the Golda Meir Library.

A reception with light refreshments, sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library, accompanies each talk.  For more information or to arrange for special needs, call 414-229-6282.

Monday, October 2, 2017
Dr. Richard Francaviglia, Geographer & Historian, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
“Academic Adventures in South America’s Atacama Desert.”  Flyer

November 10, 2017
Amanda Seligman, Professor of History
“Exploring Chicago’s Streets with New Tools and Old: Using the Archive and the Internet to Reconstruct Problems and Solutions in the Modern City.”

February 9, 2018
Joseph Mougel, Associate Professor, Peck School of the Arts
“From Silver Crystals to Landscape Pixels.”
Description of presentation

March 2, 2018
Julie Bowles, Assistant Professor of Geosciences
“Journey to the Center of the Earth: Scientific Drilling in the Indian Ocean.”

A list of past Academic Adventurers lecturers is available for viewing.

To receive email updates about Academic Adventure lectures, send email to with the subject : AA updates.