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April 2017

Italian Film Festival: The Road to Reconciliation (La Via Della Conciliazione)

April 30 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
UWM Union Cinema, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Join the UWM campus community for the local premieres of eight critically acclaimed Italian films at the 2017 Italian Film Festival USA of Milwaukee! All films are shown in their original languages with English subtitles. In "The Road to Reconciliation" (La Via Della Conciliazione), this documentary centers on the Via della Conciliazione leading to St. Peter's Bascilica, one of Rome's most famous images. Few realize this street has not always been there, and, in fact, it was not part of…

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Italian Film Festival: The Stuff of Dreams (La Stoffa dei Sogni)

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UWM Union Cinema, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Join the UWM campus community for the local premieres of eight critically acclaimed Italian films at the 2017 Italian Film Festival USA of Milwaukee! All films are shown in their original languages with English subtitles. In "The Stuff of Dreams" (La Stoffa dei Sogni), a boat carrying a small acting company and a group of mobsters wrecks on an island prison after World War II. An homage to Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and De Filippo's "Art of Comedy." Films are free…

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May 2017

Accessing History: Unmasking the Process of Preservation (exhibit opening)

May 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The opening reception for the exhibit “Accessing History: Unmasking the Process of Preservation” will be held in the Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery of the UWM Golda Meir Library. The opening will include a brief introduction to the exhibition along with a hands-on experience with rare library materials and preservation tools. The exhibit runs through June 30. For more information or special needs, call 414-229-4345.

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Osher Distinguished Lecture Series: The Future of Milwaukee – Michael Gousha

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Ste. 6000
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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No one knows Milwaukee better than Mike Gousha. For over 30 years, Mike has interviewed just about everyone who's had an impact on our community: government leaders, business executives, community activists, sports and entertainment celebrities and everyday citizens. Who better than Mike to share his insights on the days ahead for Milwaukee? Join us for a lively discussion of what is necessary for a successful and prosperous future for Wisconsin's largest city. Although admission is free, pre-registration is required. Call…

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Last Lecture Series 2017

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, 53211
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Mortar Board national honor society presents the 2017 Last Lecture Series. Inspired by Randy Pausch's book "The Last Lecture," four UWM professors thought about the lecture they would give at the end of their careers. Evelyn Ang, Kathryn Hamm, Ronald Johnson and David Pate will each deliver a 20-minute lecture, followed by a 10-minute Q&A. The professors have free rein with presentation material, and topics will range from empathy in communication to topics in social work. The series is free and open to…

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Health Research Symposium

May 5 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
UWM Union, Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211-0413 United States
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UWM's Health Research Symposium will showcase the current research endeavors of students, faculty and staff in the College of Health Sciences, the College of Nursing and the Zilber School of Public Health. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Emily Rogalski, who will speak on “neuroscientific research opportunities in dementia, aging and super aging.” Dr. Rogalski is an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also the director of neuroimaging for Northwestern's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Her…

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Japanese Festival and Planetarium Show: Evening in the Land of the Rising Sun

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 6, 2017

Manfred Olsen Planetarium, 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Join in the fun during the Friday night series at the Manfred Olson Planetarium! This special program, "Evening in the Land of the Rising Sun," running each Friday evening for seven weeks, will include Japan-related food, drink and entertainment by Japanese students at UWM. Before the show, learn more about Japanese customs and culture with cultural activities starting at 6 p.m. These activities will be followed by a planetarium show at 7 p.m. featuring Japanese celestial folk stories and poetry.…

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PALM Latino Graduation & Fundraiser

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, 53211
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This year the Roberto Hernandez Center will be hosting our 1st Annual PALM (Promoting Academics in Latino Milwaukee) Graduation Banquet. We have decided to bring together our two annual signature events for the purpose of celebrating the accomplishments of our most recent Latino graduates while continuing to build the RHC’s Latino Student Fund. Please pre-register to attend.

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8th Annual Zen Film Festival

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UWM Union Cinema, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Unwind at the end of the semester with short films that will make you laugh, jump and even cringe! Film students will showcase work they've done this semester at the 2017 Zen Film Festival. As part of the "Zen and the Art of Filmmaking" class, the students created funny, odd, thoughtful and frightening films each week, and learned to see the world in new ways. All films will be screened in the UWM Union Cinema, and the festival will provide complimentary pizza, while…

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Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference

May 11

At our first Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference, we made vital connections to advance and promote our nation's research agenda. This year's conference will build on the momentum. Speakers are scheduled to include: Michael R. Keller, Rockwell Automation; Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls; Capt. Lynn J. Petersen, U.S. Navy; Igor Stamenkovic, Eaton; Lee Swindall, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The conference runs over two days, Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12. For more information or to register, go to the research conference website.

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