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January 2017

How the Trump administration and a GOP Congress will affect Wisconsin

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UWM Union, Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211-0413 United States
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WisPolitics.com has assembled a group of political observers to comment on how the new Trump administration and a Republican Congress will affect Wisconsin. The event comes only days after Donald Trump's inauguration. Panelists include: Charlie Sykes, MSNBC commentator and editor of Right Wisconsin; Charles Benson, WTMJ-TV political reporter; UWM political science professor Kathleen Dolan; Democratic pollster Paul Maslin of FM3 Research. The event is free, but registration is required in advance by emailing schmies@wispolitics.com. Light appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will…

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Doors Open Student Involvement

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, 53211
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Student Involvement has renovated its space! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to stop in to see the remodeled involvement wing on the third floor of the Student Union, and to learn about the exciting programs and opportunities Student Involvement has to offer. There will be food and activities starting at 2 p.m. Please email activities@uwm.edu with any questions.

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Chancellor’s spring plenary

January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Chancellor Mark Mone invites all faculty, academic staff, university staff, students and friends to his plenary address, which kicks off the spring semester. A live webcast of the plenary will be available to those unable to attend the presentation in person. The video will be available on the chancellor's website later.

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Mathematics Colloquium: From Crawlers to Swimmers – Mathematical and Computational Problems in Cell Motility

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Room E495, 3200 North Cramer St.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Cell locomotion is essential for early development, angiogenesis, tissue regeneration, the immune response and wound healing in multicellular organisms, and it plays a very deleterious role in cancer metastasis in humans. Locomotion involves the detection and transduction of extracellular chemical and mechanical signals, integration of the signals into an intracellular signal and the spatio-temporal control of the intracellular biochemical and mechanical responses that lead to force generation, morphological changes and directed movement. We will discuss some of the mathematical and…

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C21 – Refusing Mastery: The Detroit Geographical Expedition and Institute as Minor Theory

January 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Curtin 175, Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States + Google Map

Join the Center for 21st Century Studies as it hosts a presentation by Cindi Katz (geography, CUNY Graduate Center) on "Refusing Mastery: The Detroit Geographical Expedition and Institute as Minor Theory." For more information, visit the Center for 21st Century Studies website.  

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Planetarium Show: Life of a Star

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manfred Olsen Planetarium, 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Do you ever look up at the night sky and wonder how those stars got there? The UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium is answering that question with the new Life of the Star show. Planetarium Director Jean Creighton will discuss the evolution of the star, all the way from birth to black holes. The show runs Fridays at 7 p.m., Jan. 13 through Feb. 24. Tickets are $4. Families and the general public welcome. For more information, visit the planetarium's website.

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Science Bag: Microbes in Motion

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bacteria have evolved elaborate machines to swim through liquids and to crawl over surfaces. Some construct tiny rotary motors that turn flagella. These function as propellers to allow them to swim. Others extend and retract adhesive filaments called pili to pull themselves over surfaces. Still others propel themselves with miniature tank treads. This show will explore their ingenious strategies, how they control their movements, and the experimental approaches used to study this miniature "traffic." Join Mark McBride, professor of biological…

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Winter Hike in the Cedarburg Bog

January 29 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
UWM Field Station, 3095 Blue Goose Rd.
Saukville, WI 53080 United States
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Winter is a great time to explore the Cedarburg Bog. Field Station Director Jim Reinartz will lead the annual hike into the heart of the bog if the bog is solidly frozen and the ice is safe. This is a 4-mile hike, and weather and/or snow and ice conditions can make this hike challenging. The Field Station website will be updated several days prior to the hike with snow and ice conditions. The hike is followed by a chili dinner at…

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Wisconsin Deferred Compensation individual and group counseling

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, 53211
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Counseling sessions for Wisconsin Deferred Compensation, a voluntary supplement savings retirement program, will be offered at the Student Union in Room 342. Group presentations are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Individual confidential appointments are available; reserve your spot by contacting joseph.herron@empower-retirement.com. For more information or to request special accommodations, contact: Barbara Willkomm, willkomm@uwm.edu or 414-229-5353. More information is also available at the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation website.    

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February 2017

Study Abroad Fair

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
UWM Union Concourse, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Explore international academic and internship opportunities available through UWM. Ask study abroad program representatives questions, learn about financing and career development options, and check out the many ways to distinguish yourself with an international experience. For more information, contact the Center for International Education Study Abroad Office: 414-229-4846 or overseas@uwm.edu.

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